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Obama's stunning snub (Won't attend 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg address)
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | November 9, 2013 | Salena Zito

Posted on 11/11/2013 12:19:13 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

GETTYSBURG - He almost was not asked to speak.

In October 1863, President Abraham Lincoln received the same plain envelope that was sent to hundreds of people, requesting attendance at a dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery here.

Col. Clark E. Carr, a confidant of several U.S. presidents and a member of the commission that organized the event, later admitted that commissioners scrambled to send a more personal invitation after Lincoln indicated he would attend.

Asking Lincoln to deliver a “few appropriate thoughts,” Carr said, was “an afterthought.”

You see, the dedication's real headliner was Edward Everett. A former secretary of State, U.S. senator, Massachusetts governor and Harvard president whose nationwide tour helped to save Mt. Vernon as a national shrine, Everett was considered the great orator of his time.

When Lincoln arrived, Gettysburg remained raw from the horrific battle that raged here for three days just five months earlier....

(Excerpt) Read more at triblive.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: civilwar; gettysburg; obama; pennsylvania
I'm almost glad he's not going.
1 posted on 11/11/2013 12:19:13 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Golfing or using executive orders to hurt the family or private sector instead.


2 posted on 11/11/2013 12:23:46 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s odd that he is not going since most Presidents usually worship Lincoln who was the founder of the modern centralization of power.


3 posted on 11/11/2013 12:37:29 AM PST by Republican1795.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“His dismissal of the request shows a man so detached from the duty of history, from the men who served in the White House before him, that it is unspeakable in its audacity.”

This pretty much covers obama in his entirety. Unspeakable audacity.


4 posted on 11/11/2013 12:38:36 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; MestaMachine
The Audacity of a Dope.

Glad he's not coming to my state.

5 posted on 11/11/2013 12:44:53 AM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not all Illinois lawyers are created equal.


6 posted on 11/11/2013 12:46:36 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: MestaMachine; 2ndDivisionVet
“His dismissal of the request shows a man so detached from the duty of history, ...


7 posted on 11/11/2013 12:53:35 AM PST by WVKayaker ("Because nothing says "rugged individualism" like heavy-handed big government.../sarc" -Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No place, no event, no gathering is made better by the presence of Obama.


8 posted on 11/11/2013 1:02:07 AM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s afraid he’ll be booed off the stage.


9 posted on 11/11/2013 2:18:29 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perhaps he would go if there were a good golf course close by and they invited Reggie to come to.

IMO Gettysburg missed a bullet.


10 posted on 11/11/2013 2:20:49 AM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder if they’ve asked President Bush? I’m sure he would accept.

Or Sarah Palin.


12 posted on 11/11/2013 2:30:45 AM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: cynwoody

I’m glad he’s not going. Re: Lincoln, Barry’s always straining to 1) Make parallels between Lincoln and himself, and 2) offer himself as president as the crowning achievement of Lincoln’s presidency.

I’m glad he won’t be so injecting himself into history.


13 posted on 11/11/2013 2:39:57 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

From the Article:

“His dismissal of the request shows a man so detached from the duty of history, from the men who served in the White House before him, that it is unspeakable in its audacity.

Ask almost any person in this historic town; even his most ardent supporters here are stunned.

Obama long ago veered away from any affinity he may have believed he had with Lincoln, which gives credibility to the criticism that his connection to Lincoln was always a political calculation rather than a true bond.”

So his, (Obama’s), supporters are stunned? Why should they be? They have nothing to offer him anymore, their votes were tallied and he “won”. From now on the Vacationer in Chief doesn’t really need to pay attention to anything that he doesn’t want to pay attention to.

Besides Valerie can take care of it all, It’s time again for another Fund-raiser Vacation...


14 posted on 11/11/2013 2:43:37 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just as Obama blew off the christening of the USS Gerald R. Ford here in VA, he figures Pennsylvania’s in the bag already for the dems, so why bother adjusting the schedule to allow for a trip to Gettysburg? Doesn’t matter it’s the sesquicentennial of a Civil War battle, there’s no political gain to be had by going.


16 posted on 11/11/2013 2:56:01 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Rodamala
I hope he goes to Dallas instead.

Nice. A fiftieth anniversary?

17 posted on 11/11/2013 3:53:00 AM PST by D Rider
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank GOD the Marxist is not going.


18 posted on 11/11/2013 4:40:41 AM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Venturer

Dodged a bullet.


19 posted on 11/11/2013 4:42:00 AM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Eagles6

The Audacity of a Dope.

Funny but sad. When the shoe fits.
Thanks for the laugh.


20 posted on 11/11/2013 4:42:11 AM PST by FES0844
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m almost glad he’s not going.

Exactly right.


21 posted on 11/11/2013 4:59:45 AM PST by Captain7seas
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obviously the emancipation and resulting freedom of the slaves in American is nothing to celebrate for him.


22 posted on 11/11/2013 5:07:28 AM PST by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Don't go Obama, we don't want you there to snub the memory of Lincoln's poetry at Gettysburg!
23 posted on 11/11/2013 5:50:53 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We should be thankful that Obama is snubbing Gettysburg.

He would be profaning a sacred site with his evil presence. It gives me the shivers just thinking about it.

Leni

24 posted on 11/11/2013 6:07:24 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: D Rider
Dallas would be appropriate - in some ways Obama is the 21st century version of Oswald. A little man, no redeeming value, who should have been insignificant in history - who ended up causing immeasurable harm to the country.
25 posted on 11/11/2013 6:07:44 AM PST by Thanks RR Rest Well (F#ck Cancer)
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To: D Rider
Some of those reenactors are very realistic.
26 posted on 11/11/2013 6:39:04 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: Republican1795.
It’s odd that he is not going since most Presidents usually worship Lincoln who was the founder of the modern centralization of power.

He doesn't know enough American history to understand it.

27 posted on 11/11/2013 6:41:08 AM PST by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good...now I’ll watch it!


28 posted on 11/11/2013 7:03:40 AM PST by matginzac
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think its good news. Now if we could just keep him away from Arlington Cemetary today I would be happy.


29 posted on 11/11/2013 7:35:37 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Barack Hussein Obama is not a friend of the the United States or the American people. His very presence at such an event, honoring an honorable man like Abraham Lincoln and his stirring historic speech, would be in bad taste - in addition to dissing America and its torches of freedom, maybe he knows he’s fooling fewer and fewer people about what his real goals are. It’s not that long ago that he derided Pennsylvanians for holding onto bibles and guns.


30 posted on 11/11/2013 10:46:39 AM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: FES0844

;-)


31 posted on 11/11/2013 12:20:15 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is it so difficult for the President to acknowledge a white male Republican President did something right?

Snubbing this occasion - passive aggressive crap & disturbed 2-year old pouting conduct.

Wow..


32 posted on 11/19/2013 8:51:35 AM PST by 4Liberty (Mr President 'If you Like your college transcripts...can we see them?')
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