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Newsweek’s Thomas: ‘Slightly Creepy Cult of Personality’ Around Obama
News Busters ^ | November 06, 2008 | Matthew Balan

Posted on 11/06/2008 5:30:55 PM PST by RobinMasters

Newsweek’s Evan Thomas and Jon Meacham shared a bizarre Obama love-fest session with Charlie Rose on the PBS host’s program on Wednesday. Meacham stated that he was "very struck watching the stagecraft" of Obama and pointed out how Obama gave his victory speech by himself: "...[H]ave you ever seen a victory speech where there was no one else on stage? No adoring wife, no cute kid -- he is the message." Thomas went one step further in this vein: "There is a slightly creepy cult of personality about all of this." Rose confronted him on his use of this phrase, and he explained that it made him "a little uneasy that he's so singular. He's clearly managing his own spectacle. He knows how to do it. He's a -- I think, a deeply manipulative guy..." Later, all three marveled about how it was "amazing" that Obama "watches us watching him."

Thomas and Meacham appeared during the second segment of Rose’s program on Wednesday night. The host first asked Thomas about how Obama seemed to be "always in charge of this campaign." After giving an anecdote about a meeting in which Obama discussed his vice presidential pick with his advisers, Thomas commented that Obama is very inclusive, yet very self-contained. It's an unusual leadership style."

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To: Aliska; lgjhn23
The Anti Christ could never come from the right because people (the media especially) would be looking for it. The problem is, he will most so quickly, stealthily and with such enticing rhetoric, that by the time people believe he is evil, it will be too late.
51 posted on 11/06/2008 6:08:40 PM PST by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: JSteff

I haven’t had this strong a sense of dread since the morning after Jimmy Carter was elected.


52 posted on 11/06/2008 6:09:25 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Congressman Billybob

How long will the decline go on before it gets honestly labeled “The Obama Bear Market

It won’t matter to most people. I had a heated discussion today with a coworker mostly because he was blaming the “evil” Bush for most of the world’s problems. He’s already covering Hussein’s a$$ by suggesting that Bush had messed things up so bad that it will be a long while before Obama gets things on track again. These people aren’t living in reality.


53 posted on 11/06/2008 6:10:18 PM PST by rj45mis
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To: BossLady

You captured it! It’s all so oddly weird.


54 posted on 11/06/2008 6:11:29 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: nuconvert
My sources tell me that Biden is shocked that Obama won. He may be trying to keep his senate seat. Watch for an illness announcement in the next few weeks.

This could get very interesting very soon.

55 posted on 11/06/2008 6:11:29 PM PST by April Lexington
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To: lgjhn23
"LMAO!!! IF that socialist used a$$-wipe is the best Satan has, the devil is deep crap.... "

You may want to rethink that....

Obama had 54% of Catholics vote for him even though by supporting him and his strong pro-abortion stance you committed a mortal sin as defined by the Pope and almost all the US bishops.

This act alone has done more to destroy the moral fabric of the flock for the Catholic church in one fell swoop then Satan has been able to do in the past 2000 years...

56 posted on 11/06/2008 6:12:17 PM PST by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: Congressman Billybob
The NYT thinks it is invincible and helped make some of the trouble, didn't find out how much until I got on the internet. Thanks for the links.

Cooler heads will not prevail. Everyone including his own will be in fear of crossing him.

I think talk radio is running scared, too. There is a difference in their tone now. They don't affect me that much one way or another because I think for myself, but something ominous is in the air.

I didn't respond on that thread about Hasslebeck but watched the video. Now I don't know what to think. Is she a convert or just not want to appear as a sore loser, was more gracious than I would have been. I think I'd have sat there in stunned silence and let the other ladies talk as they always have plenty to say.

It is truly momentous that someone of another race can be elected to the highest office in the land, but excuse me if I can't be enthusiastic and have an ominous feeling of foreboding about it.

57 posted on 11/06/2008 6:12:17 PM PST by Aliska
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To: April Lexington

ping


58 posted on 11/06/2008 6:12:51 PM PST by TNoldman
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To: RobinMasters


Newsweek’s Thomas: ‘Slightly Creepy Cult of Personality’ Around Obama

When even Tom Brokaw and Charlie Rose have no real idea of who
Barack Obama truly is...on the Thursady before the election...
it comes as not suprise that there’s something creepy about Obama.

Brokaw And Rose: Who Is Obama?
(Two MSM Journalists Talk About Obama The Empty Suit Alert)
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 10/31/2008 | Rush Limbaugh
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2121217/posts


59 posted on 11/06/2008 6:13:18 PM PST by VOA
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To: HokieMom

I know! I have felt like the world is such a different place now.....and not in a good way. Things are askew....like I was transported to another dimension!!! LOL! Thats why I chose this pic....it just does not compute......not in my brain anyway.... ;)


60 posted on 11/06/2008 6:14:33 PM PST by BossLady (Dr. Manning Says: Grinchbama Will Steal Christmas!!!!)
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To: lgjhn23; FightThePower!
“Obama is the Anti Christ.”

LMAO!!! IF that socialist used a$$-wipe is the best Satan has, the devil is deep crap....

On the other hand, he certainly might be the forerunner to the old boy himself.

I was thinking exactly the same thing as I was getting ready for work this morning, lgjhn23. Obama's not the antichrist; too many people suspect him. The antichrist will be someone we don't expect. I do agree with you that he could be clearing a path for the antichrist, though. Zero is going to run this country into the toilet. We will be so demoralized and so desperate that our defenses will obliterated. We won't recognize the evil one when he comes because he will offer us hope. Zero has offered hope and change, too, but not at a time when America is desperate for it. Oh sure, plenty of people have fallen for it, but millions of us have seen through his line of crap. No, the antichrist will slip in after Zero's done some real damage, when we're ALL vulnerable. The antichrist will be viewed as a saviour from BO or a successor of his.

I really do think Zero is paving the way.

*Shivers*

61 posted on 11/06/2008 6:14:55 PM PST by TXBlair (Oprah, you can expect to see me at your door with my hand wide open.)
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To: FightThePower!

by the time people believe he is evil, it will be too late.

Of course! Otherwise he wouldn’t be able to pull it off. Many will be deceived (just like now). Interestingly, it will be a world crisis that ushers in the antichrist. It could happen now but I personally think things will be worse than they currently are for that to happen.


62 posted on 11/06/2008 6:16:53 PM PST by rj45mis
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To: VOA

There’s a link for the full Brokaw-Rose exchange on Charlie Rose’s website. It’s pretty long, and Rush cherry picked quotes throughout, but it is there.


63 posted on 11/06/2008 6:17:45 PM PST by Aliska
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To: FightThePower!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7vh5LJjJhc&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7vh5LJjJhc&feature=related

64 posted on 11/06/2008 6:18:13 PM PST by YellowRoseofTx (Evil is not the opposite of God; it's the absence of God)
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To: originalbuckeye

I always said he had a sneer like Mussolini’s - or some Egyptian Pharoah.


65 posted on 11/06/2008 6:22:31 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: BossLady

I have felt like the world is such a different place now

Exactly! I’ve been sharing that personal observation with my wife and good friends. I told my aged mother last weekend that I sense this dark pall over our country and now I believe Obama is verification of my sense of evil over the land.


66 posted on 11/06/2008 6:24:06 PM PST by rj45mis
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To: rj45mis

Stop the World....I Wanna Get Off.....LOL! ;)


67 posted on 11/06/2008 6:25:39 PM PST by BossLady (Dr. Manning Says: Grinchbama Will Steal Christmas!!!!)
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To: April Lexington

Biden is more powerful in the Senate unless something happens to Obama and I pray that doesn’t happen. The last thing Republicans need is a black martyr...

I couldn’t see the moment they were talking about at the end of the speech.

I think it is possible that Obama is some sort of Manchurian candidate..something is just not right about him.


68 posted on 11/06/2008 6:34:13 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: defal33

Where does it say that the anti-christ will be part of the Muslim descent and in his 40s.

What about that Ezekiel prophecy? Does it talk about anything that would pertain to Obamanazi.


69 posted on 11/06/2008 6:37:39 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: singfreedom
You should watch the Ben Stein doc Expelled: no intelligence allowed, that coupled with Obama gives me the creeps.
70 posted on 11/06/2008 6:43:29 PM PST by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: April Lexington

I saw a new Obama bumper sticker today. It said O-shit.


71 posted on 11/06/2008 6:45:05 PM PST by crymeariver (Good news...in a way)
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To: BossLady

My oldest son woke up the day after the election and told me that he had a nightmare that Obama was elected president...


72 posted on 11/06/2008 6:46:22 PM PST by MasonGal
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To: RummyChick

...something is just not right about him..

Exactly my words to my husband on election night....there’s just some weird, eery feeling about him...I can’t quite figure it out...


73 posted on 11/06/2008 6:48:15 PM PST by MasonGal
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To: vince2285

Ping


74 posted on 11/06/2008 6:52:27 PM PST by jan in Colorado (For Barack Hussein Obama TRUTH FILE see my homepage!)
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To: originalbuckeye
Not to mention the impending creation of the 0bama Gestapo (Civilian Security Force).

I was about to ask what he meant by this ( he wouldn't announce his Gestapo in a speech, would he? ) so I looked on the web. One guy thought he was referring to the volunteer work that he's proposed, but that doesn't seem to fit. Another guy pointed out that in the immediately succeeding passages of the same speech he gives some clarification. Paraphrasing, it seems he's speaking of a sort of noncombatant wing of the military, like the Seabees or something. He refers to "agricultural specialists".

Well, we might prefer that he WAS announcing his Gestapo. At least it makes sense. This seems to be a childish fantasy. No wonder the media never mentioned it, it's a complete embarrassment.

I think this guy is going to be way off the tracks before he's even inaugurated. He already is, really, just like the proverbial dog that catches the car.

75 posted on 11/06/2008 6:52:49 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: RobinMasters

The truth will hurt!


76 posted on 11/06/2008 7:11:36 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: scripter

this is some of what i was talking about... Rush had this on his show today...


77 posted on 11/06/2008 7:13:01 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: HokieMom

“I haven’t had this strong a sense of dread since the morning after Jimmy Carter was elected”

Carter only ever scared me ONLY because he was so stupid. That I sensed from the begining.

This guy is NOT stupid.


78 posted on 11/06/2008 7:16:12 PM PST by JSteff ( It was ALL about SCOTUS, Many forget about that and may have doomed us for a generation.)
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To: Congressman Billybob
Congressman, I'm not certain our deaf, dumb, and blind, media will ever honestly label it “The Obama Bear Market”. I'm not certain they will ever “honestly” label anything again.

They thought Obama’s sleazy “Fairness Doctrine” would save their lousy media. I wonder if they think saving their media outlet, whichever one, was worth losing the U.S.?

79 posted on 11/06/2008 7:18:20 PM PST by singfreedom
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To: RummyChick
Sorry, should have made more clear that it was an circulated e-mail going around that I received.
80 posted on 11/06/2008 7:21:33 PM PST by defal33 (Michigan: Stuck on Stupid)
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To: RummyChick
Sorry, should have made more clear that it was an circulated e-mail going around that I received.
81 posted on 11/06/2008 7:21:42 PM PST by defal33 (Michigan: Stuck on Stupid)
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To: nevergore
I think that 54% figure comes from an exit poll--I don't believe it was that high really. If Obama got 52% overall, and 95% of the black vote, which is mostly Protestant (with Muslims and Catholics as small percentages), I think the Catholic vote for Obama must have been below 50%. Probably if you just counted people who go to Mass every Sunday it would be well below 50%.

The Catholic bishops didn't do enough--some spoke out on the abortion issue but most didn't, or treated it as no more important than being opposed to the death penalty, being in favor of illegal immigrants, or being opposed to the Iraq war. I wouldn't be surprised if the vote for Obama among the bishops was way higher than 54%.

82 posted on 11/06/2008 7:21:51 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Aliska
They are probably remembering that most of these demons with narcissistic personality disorder, at one point or another, purge the ranks of their fanatic followers-—usually beginning with journalists and teachers!
83 posted on 11/06/2008 7:23:32 PM PST by singfreedom
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To: nevergore

“..Obama had 54% of Catholics vote for him even though by supporting him and his strong pro-abortion stance you committed a mortal sin as defined by the Pope and almost all the US bishops.

This act alone has done more to destroy the moral fabric of the flock for the Catholic church in one fell swoop then Satan has been able to do in the past 2000 years...”

You’re right, nevergore. A verrrrry valid point. I believe the Word says that “....even the very elect will be deceived...Matt. 24:24” He’s sure pulled that stunt so far with that act. He’s definitely “weird” for sure.


84 posted on 11/06/2008 7:30:53 PM PST by lgjhn23
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To: FightThePower!

I don’t know if he is the antichrist, but things about him are very strange. He picks as his chief of staff, a man name Emanuel........God with us.........

I am sure he doesn’t think about things like this, but then again, IMO he is not in control of all that happens either.


85 posted on 11/06/2008 7:35:35 PM PST by dabluesman
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To: singfreedom
“They thought Obama’s sleazy “Fairness Doctrine” would save their lousy media.”

They will not use the “Fairness Doctrine” wording again. Just look at all the other things he has been associated with. They all use exactly the opposite meaning of what they are.

This group is NOT stupid. Worse the press covers for them or just ignores the deception. Most the the public is to stupid or mesmerized to really find out what it is all about.

86 posted on 11/06/2008 7:37:24 PM PST by JSteff ( It was ALL about SCOTUS, Many forget about that and may have doomed us for a generation.)
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To: RummyChick

“Where does it say that the anti-christ will be part of the Muslim descent and in his 40s...”

The Bible doesn’t reference the coming of the evil one as “of muslim descent” since the Bible was written centuries before islam even existed as a religion. However, that certainly doesn’t mean that the Son of Perdition can’t use it as a stepping stone to his ‘one world government’. Osama could certainly be the predecessor as mentioned in a couple of previous posts. Just his position on abortion alone reveals pure evil in my humble opinion.


87 posted on 11/06/2008 7:39:19 PM PST by lgjhn23
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To: defal33

One thing I hate is people making up crap in Revelation.

Nothing of the sort in there, other than massive christ-like appeal.


88 posted on 11/06/2008 7:41:27 PM PST by Crazieman (Feb 7, 2008 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1966675/posts?page=28#28)
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To: FightThePower!

The Anti-Christ CANNOT gain a huge following, without a message of peace, love and common good. The name itself is what he will be, someone pretending to be the second coming, or in the case of the Jews and Muslims, the first.


89 posted on 11/06/2008 7:48:33 PM PST by dabluesman
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To: dabluesman

“The Anti-Christ CANNOT gain a huge following, without a message of peace, love and common good. The name itself is what he will be, someone pretending to be the second coming, or in the case of the Jews and Muslims, the first....”

True. As the great deceiver, he’ll have to do just that. In the meantime, lets watch and see what this guy does..... He’s inheriting some pretty rough stuff worldwide. Lets see how this so-called “anointed one” handles it.


90 posted on 11/06/2008 7:52:38 PM PST by lgjhn23
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To: dabluesman
“The Anti-Christ CANNOT gain a huge following, without a message of peace, love and common good”

And this guy hasn't? Though I don't know if he is or might be anything but in responding to your post... he did get a huge following and didn't he do it with a message or the supposed message of peace love and common good (and lower taxes, higher incomes, clean air, etc, etc)? Everyone heard or think they heard exactly what they wanted?

And that isn't too weird? He may not be the AC but he is pathologically...(?).... And that would make many of his voters/followers/believers...... what?

91 posted on 11/06/2008 8:05:39 PM PST by JSteff ( It was ALL about SCOTUS, Many forget about that and may have doomed us for a generation.)
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To: RobinMasters

92 posted on 11/06/2008 8:06:42 PM PST by TNPatriot (No arsenal ... is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. -RR)
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To: RobinMasters

THOMAS: "There is a slightly creepy cult of personality about all of this."

If he hasn't been trained in mass hypnosis, he's getting help from infernal powers.

It's amazing how stupid, gullible, and moronic his kooky zombie followers are to fall for this stuff. He's a Fabian Socialist manipulating white guilt and making crass demagogic appeals to class envy and infantile utopian fantasies of statist dependency. Just add some Kool-Aid...

Fouad Ajami was right to compare this to Third World street hysteria.
It's un-American. The Messiah and the Masses: (Rush On Fouad Ajami And Deluded Crowds Alert)

93 posted on 11/06/2008 8:34:38 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: dr_lew
I believe 0bama is delusional with truly grandiose expectations of his anointing. He is a megalomaniac whose only achievement is winning the Presidency. He has no accomplishment to warrant this achievement. He may soon start exhibiting some mental disorder. He comes across as a total narcissist who isn't in touch with reality.

In an aside.....I can't figure out how he will swear to uphold the Constitution when he has said he believes it to be ‘fundamentally flawed’. Archived audio is not his friend.

94 posted on 11/06/2008 8:58:17 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: StAntKnee; DJ Taylor
I had seen this article posted elsewhere. It piqued my curiosity, and it has been a loooooog time since I had my Abnormal Psych classes, so I started an Internet search. According to what I found, the symptoms are absolutely on target.

HOWEVER, the gentleman writing the article seems to have very dubious credentials. (He and Wikipedia appear to be embroiled in a flame war.)

According to “Psychology Today”, the symptoms of narcissism are: Overreacts to criticism, Uses others to reach goals, Exaggerates own importance, Entertains unrealistic fantasies about achievements, Has unreasonable expectations of favorable treatment, Needs constant attention and positive reinforcement, Is easily jealous.

I haven't found anything that disagrees with the posted article. In other words, folks, we may be in BIG trouble.

95 posted on 11/06/2008 10:04:13 PM PST by singfreedom
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To: April Lexington
Would that mean Pelosi would step into his VP spot? Now that would be SCARY!
96 posted on 11/06/2008 10:10:34 PM PST by singfreedom
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To: DJ Taylor

I followed your link and read the entire article. Words escape me. It was fascinating and bone-chillingly frightening at the same time.


97 posted on 11/06/2008 10:10:37 PM PST by cg56 (Change isn't necessarily a good thing. . .)
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To: originalbuckeye
I know a lot of folks on FR don't care for Savage, but (roughly) a month ago he was describing NPD and how it fit with o.

Since this is a mental disorder, it makes me wonder that as things deteriorate if the cabinet or congress would actually have the guts to invoke the 25th amendment (section 4) and remove him from office on the grounds that he cannot execute.

I suspect though that they'll be like the Slim Pickens character in Dr. Stranglove and ride this baby all the way down.
98 posted on 11/06/2008 10:42:04 PM PST by Dissident1
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To: dabluesman

I’m sorry. He is not the anti-Christ. He is the Messiah himself. Didn’t you see the Youtube of Farrakhan saying Barack is the new Messiah? Get with the program. Barack will provide all things, pay for all things and be a benevolent leader. /s


99 posted on 11/07/2008 5:20:02 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: RobinMasters

I was watching Ken Burns’ “Civil War” documentary last night and I finally figured out where the “watching us watching him” idea came from. Thomas is plagiarizing Shelby Foote’s commentary from episode one in which he describes President Lincoln as “highly intelligent” and that: “everything he did was calculated for political effect.” I may post a clip of the video to youtube if anyone is interested.


100 posted on 06/02/2009 5:14:11 PM PDT by Theophilus (Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?)
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