Skip to comments.Tammy Bruce: Lincoln vs. Obama -- The incredible tale of two libraries
Posted on 05/16/2018 1:36:01 PM PDT by Kaslin
This is a story of priorities and hypocrisy, brought to us by a president who saved the Union and was murdered for it, and a president whose policies and malevolence damaged both the nation and the world, and who is being rewarded for it.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation is in trouble. It is auctioning off non-Lincoln related artifacts in an effort to pay back a loan that is coming due. You see, the Lincoln Library doesnt make a lot of money or attract enough major donors to operate. This is odd, considering President Lincoln is a favorite president for so many of todays modern politicians.
Lincoln wasnt just a regular touchstone, as an example, for the now super wealthy Barack Obama, he was used to help get Mr. Obama elected as president. Mr. Obamas affinity for, and similarity to, Mr. Lincoln was made clear to us by his sycophantic legacy media.
In the last couple of years, several best-selling books have focused on the life and political skills of the nations 16th president. And one man in particular has taken a particular interest in not just reading about the Illinois politician, but also modeling himself politically after him. That man: Barack Obama, who will be sworn in as the nations 44th and first African-American president Tuesday , gushed CNN on Jan. 19, 2009.
The New York Times told us, Not since Lincoln has there been a president as fundamentally shaped in his life, convictions and outlook on the world by reading and writing as Barack Obama. Obama the bookworm. And even better than Lincoln.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
What an immense crock of shite
Two “libraries”?! More like one library and one vacant lot.
Just looked at the Lincoln Library website... bunch of liberal BS in that place. Get rid of the leadership and board of directors, put someone conservative in charge, and I’ll donate. Keep espousing liberal viewpoints and giving awards to liberal villains and your organization will get to where it deserves to be: The dustbin of history
Ah, I didn't even think of that. Of course it will crash and burn.
Both of those criteria sound like Lincoln. "whose policies and malevolence damaged both the nation and the world"?
The more I learn about what happened, the less I have reason to admire what Lincoln did.
Urban Race Obsessed Liberal Lawyer from Illinois who becomes President? Enacts policies of tax and spend while doing whatever was in the best interests of Corporate America?
Why shouldn't Lincoln's Library website be full of liberal BS? Lincoln's legacy always was a bunch of Liberal BS.
Theodore Roosevelt? Woodrow Wilson? Harry S Truman? John F. Kennedy? Heck, even Bush may have read more books during his presidency than Obama did. To say nothing of earlier presidents, like John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and John Quincy Adams.
A federal lawsuit filed by a Chicago nonprofit in an attempt to block the Obama Presidential Center from being built in Jackson Park accuses organizers of pulling an institutional bait and switch by shifting the centers purpose away from being a true presidential library.”
To a temple of worship of Obama.
‘The more I learn about what happened, the less I have reason to admire what Lincoln did.’
yes, it’s quite a terrible thing to go about personally murdering 600,000 completely unsuspecting people, as some on this forum imagine that he did...
‘Lincoln’s legacy always was a bunch of Liberal BS.’
of course; we should all pay homage instead to Democrats, and not be burdened by liberal BS...
The latest official number of direct war dead is 750,000, and he just set it in motion. Deliberately.
We should respect Washington and Jefferson, but not so much after that. Calvin Coolidge was alright, but few other Presidents are worthy of much admiration.
Great just send me all the pennies and fins you cant abide
“...and he just set it in motion. Deliberately.”
You’re right. Let’s all forget about Fort Sumter. A small inconsequential detail. He told the South not to be rash because he wasn’t planning on being rash - and the South freaked and bailed out. Another small inconsequential detail.
Yes, the whole thing was Lincoln’s fault...
The problem with the “Lincoln Library” is many people in Illinois won’t even go to it because it was built and shoved through by one of our incarcerated former governors (RINO George Ryan). I actually went to it when I was in Springfield and the Lincoln exhibits and Civil War theatrical experience were quite good. The problem is too many people got turned off to it by it being funded and built by the absolute worst of Illinois combine politicians.
The American public is mostly unaware that Lincoln sent 8 warships to attack the Confederates, and it was the sighting of these warships in the Swash channel of Charleston that triggered the attack on the Fort.
Every member of Lincoln's cabinet but one, told him that if he sent those warships, it would cause a war.
Did you know about that?
Obamas  book list includes a healthy mix of fiction (The Power, by Naomi Alderman), non-fiction (Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond) and memoirs (Dying, by Cory Taylor). Heres the full list:
The Power by Naomi Alderman
Grant by Ron Chernow
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Five-Carat Soul by James McBride
Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
Dying: A Memoir by Cory Taylor
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
*Bonus for hoops fans: Coach Wooden and Me by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Basketball (and Other Things) by Shea Serrano
From what I have learned about Lincoln's methods of doing business, I can think of a no more appropriate way to honor his legacy than through using corruption to build his library.
Worst corrupt period in American history was the era following Lincoln. Lincoln opened the door to the Wealthy corporate collusion and the US Government, and it was like children in a candy store subsequent to him.
Lincoln Himself even warned what was going to happen.
I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.
U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864
(letter to Col. William F. Elkins)
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