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Barack Obama 'Making History' Again
American Thinker ^ | April 28, 2012 | Jeannie DeAngelis

Posted on 04/28/2012 1:47:00 PM PDT by jazusamo

America has had 43 presidents, but only a handful of them are considered truly great. First, of course, is the humble general and commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, George Washington, and certainly right behind him is Abraham Lincoln, who saved the Union and whose actions led to the abolition of slavery.

Then there was foundational figurehead Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the Declaration of Independence and doubled the size of the country; a surprising wartime leader named Harry Truman whose bold decision brought the end of WWII; and the incomparable Ronald Reagan, communism-buster and Cold War victor.

Now, after just three years, a new name is being bandied about as a possible addition to the short list of presidential notables, and that name is Barack Obama.

Recently, while campaigning for her husband's re-election in Omaha, Nebraska, Michelle Obama declared, "We made history." After less than one term, it might seem a bit premature to claim historical preeminence, but truth is, by being identified as America's first African-American/biracial president, Obama has in fact made history.

In addition to his initial achievement of surmounting racial prejudice, according to his wife Michelle, in less than one term, not only has the president led America "out of the dark and into the light," but his pioneering leadership has also catapulted him into the realm of presidential greatness.

Oddly enough, when backing up her "making history" claim, the first lady chose not to cite Obama's economic, foreign, or social policy endeavors. Instead, the first lady focused her attention on Obama's $950-billion signature legislation, the Affordable Healthcare for America Act.

Expounding upon the president's signature achievement, Michelle Obama said, "Two years ago, we made history together by finally passing health reform...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; obamacare
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The Founding Fathers must be turning in their graves at the way Obama is trashing our Constitution.
1 posted on 04/28/2012 1:47:04 PM PDT by jazusamo
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I am VERY confident that the history books will have a lot to say about this Obama guy.

None of it will be good.

2 posted on 04/28/2012 1:51:05 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: jazusamo

I predict Obama will live out his days in some turd-world country. Maybe his pal Hugo can rent him a room.


3 posted on 04/28/2012 1:58:39 PM PDT by bopdowah ("Unlike King Midas, whatever the Gubmint touches sure don't turn to Gold!')
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To: ClearCase_guy

He’s made history alright: 1) First ineligible person to be fraudulently elected president of the U.S. 2) First president to be rated lower than Jimmy Carter. 3) Most racially devisive president in history. 4) First president to receive a noble peace prize who didn’t deserve it.


4 posted on 04/28/2012 1:59:36 PM PDT by spawn44
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To: bopdowah

I don’t think Hugo Chevez can rent a room out to anyone unless it’s a room in Hell. Anybody seen Hugo lately?


5 posted on 04/28/2012 2:04:19 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, political ly!!!)
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To: jazusamo
All these great presidents were great because they adapted or subordinated whatever plans they may have had to be the kind of leader that the country needed at the time they were leading.

Reagan knew what his presidency was called to do, defeat communism. Lincoln knew what the country needed, to preserve the union. Even George W. Bush, who started out rather pacifist, knew what his presidency would be about on Sept 11, 2001, and turned on a dime to become that president.

Obama cannot be great because he hasn't done that. What the times called for was to fix the economy, and what he did was bring his laundry list of agenda items and greivances pre-prepared years ago and tried to force them onto the times.

Forcing healthcare onto a bankrupt country at this time will probably be seen as one of the worst policy blunders for a hundred years. We will remember him as a four year gap in time where our problems were not addressed at all in order to pursue vanity projects and pay off political allies.

6 posted on 04/28/2012 2:04:29 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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unless it’s a room in Hell

Yes, and?

7 posted on 04/28/2012 2:08:45 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1194 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Vince Ferrer

Depends on who defines great. A man who makes the Great Satan fall and the survivors submit to islam would have his praises sung in every mosque for a millennium.


8 posted on 04/28/2012 2:11:43 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1194 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Vince Ferrer
Well said. He had an agenda he was determined to carry out and a plunging economy wasn't going to get in the way, the country be damned.
9 posted on 04/28/2012 2:13:56 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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Come November, we get a wack at the famous president that made her proud of her country for the first time. Let’s see how that comes out.


10 posted on 04/28/2012 2:14:47 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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and certainly right behind him is Abraham Lincoln,

Stopped reading right there. The writer is obviously ignorant of history and constitutional principles, and not worthy of the time.

11 posted on 04/28/2012 2:16:42 PM PDT by PAR35
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This lady has a great idea.

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12 posted on 04/28/2012 2:18:23 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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Obama killed Osama. That puts him at least on a level with FDR, who won WWII. After all, FDR didn’t kill Hitler.


13 posted on 04/28/2012 2:21:39 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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14 posted on 04/28/2012 2:21:48 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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Barack Obama 'Making History' Again

You right wing nuts think I'm not making history for living on the links ... and staying married to her?

15 posted on 04/28/2012 2:26:13 PM PDT by Zakeet (Obama loves to wok dogs)
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Oh, he’s making history all right. He’s edged out Jimmah as the WORST President in the last century and a half, at least!


16 posted on 04/28/2012 2:32:54 PM PDT by SuziQ
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There's a handful of great presidents. Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Reagan, and I'd argue McKinley and if you strictly judge by the job he's done, Harding as well. Coolidge gets credit for Harding's work. Either Roosevelt, Jackson, Polk, or Lincoln were great if you were on that side. They were effective.

Obama isn't worthy to shine any of their boots. He wasn't effective, or good, and isn't even a good manager. In my lifetime I'd rate from best to worse as Reagan, Bush II, Clinton, Bush I, Obama, and Carter, with Obama rapidly gaining on Obama.

17 posted on 04/28/2012 2:51:50 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: spawn44

First President to take credit for the work of hundreds of thousands of military and intelligence personnel in killing a high-value target and to use the killing of said target as a campaign feat.


18 posted on 04/28/2012 2:53:18 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: spawn44

The Catholic Church had a run of men who claimed to be the Pope who had not been duly elected. Some of them were not even priests. They are called anti-popes. Can we start calling 0bambi the anti-President?


19 posted on 04/28/2012 2:54:11 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: jazusamo
Once again, position attained through color; not character, not accomplishment. Color is the only thing you got. And if color is the primary notable attribute we use to justify him being up there on the same platform as Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Truman, and Reagan, then the judging criteria has fallen from the noble heights of foundational principles of freedom down to juvenile, elementary preferences in colors.

You, Ms. Obama, are a child.

20 posted on 04/28/2012 2:59:52 PM PDT by conservativeimage.com (Civil War II)
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