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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
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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To: jazusamo
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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To: JLAGRAYFOX
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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To: jazusamo

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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To: jazusamo
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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To: jazusamo

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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To: jazusamo
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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To: jazusamo

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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To: jazusamo
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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To: jazusamo

Lincoln was a bastard lawyer crook working for the railroads.


21 posted on 04/28/2012 3:01:19 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Vince Ferrer
Obama cannot be great because there is no greatness in him. He totally lacks the capability to step outside himself and his pettiness; greatness is completely beyond him.

Personally, I hope he becomes most famous for becoming the first ex-President to live outside the US following his (single) term.

22 posted on 04/28/2012 3:01:58 PM PDT by susannah59
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To: ClearCase_guy

Well there is good news and bad news. Obama is a dictator like Hitler, the good news is he is not near as effective.


23 posted on 04/28/2012 3:11:35 PM PDT by ully2
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To: jazusamo

Abraham Lincoln — prototype Imperial President.

FDR - Imperial President

B.O. - First post-Constitutional President.


24 posted on 04/28/2012 3:12:23 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: jazusamo
MicHELLe was seen passing out these campaign photos.

No words necessary!

25 posted on 04/28/2012 3:13:57 PM PDT by Young Werther
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To: spawn44

5)First President to have America’s credit rating downgraded 6)First President to add 5 trillion in debt. 7) First President to be elected without any investigation of his past by the mainstream media. Anyone else care to add?


26 posted on 04/28/2012 3:41:29 PM PDT by Freestate316
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To: ClearCase_guy

If we do not get rid of Him and return to God their will be no more nation soon...


27 posted on 04/28/2012 3:58:24 PM PDT by aces
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To: PAR35; Born to Conserve; BenLurkin
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.

AGREED!

In my opinion Lincoln is consistently the most overrated president of all.

As far as I'm concerned Lincoln's usual high ranking is mostly due to the Halo-Effect. He was and is considered great by many people because many people consider him great. That had its genesis in the fact that his side won the war so they got to write the post war history books.

And now, of course, being the First Patron Saint of the Professional Black Victims of America, his stature is almost unquestioned (and unquestionable).

If Lincoln was anywhere near "great" he would have been enough of a leader to stop 625,000 of his countrymen from killing each other.

The death toll from the war between the states is about 2% of the 1860 US population. If a modern day president presided over the internecine war deaths of 6 million Americans would he be considered as great a leader as Lincoln?


28 posted on 04/28/2012 4:13:17 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: Iron Munro
Churchill's usual high ranking is mostly due to the Halo-Effect. He was and is considered great by many people because many people consider him great. That had its genesis in the fact that his side won the war so they got to write the post war history books...

If Churchill was anywhere near "great" he would have been enough of a leader to stop 60M of his fellow human beings from killing each other.

29 posted on 04/28/2012 5:12:42 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: null and void

Well said, I had a similar thought, but I thought I would look at others’ comments to see if someone had said what I was thinking. You did, indeed, and it was worded much better than my comment.


30 posted on 04/28/2012 5:21:48 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: ully2

Obama is a dictator like Hitler, the good news is he is not near as effective.

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Give him and Soros time....


31 posted on 04/28/2012 5:24:59 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Bigg Red

Thanks. I’ve had a lot of practice...


32 posted on 04/28/2012 5:30:10 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: Bigg Red

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2306351/posts?page=5726#5726


33 posted on 04/28/2012 5:39:07 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: Iron Munro
Been saying the same things for years. A “Great” President would not have allowed the slaughter of so many fellow Americans. He nearly ruined this country in the 1860’s and so damaged the 10th amendment that we are unable now to stop much if not all of the Federal overreach of Obama.
34 posted on 04/28/2012 5:41:51 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: jazusamo

“Barack Obama ‘Making History’ Again”

The title should read “Barack Obama Remaking History Again”

So much more accurate, no?


35 posted on 04/28/2012 5:47:52 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I hate Rinos and Romney is one of the worst Rinos ever!)
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To: Randy Larsen
Yes, it is. It's also history that he and Michelle will rue the day they both participated in remaking it. I'm convinced his legacy will not be kind to either of them.
36 posted on 04/28/2012 5:54:19 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Sherman Logan
Churchill's usual high ranking is mostly due to the Halo-Effect. He was and is considered great by many people because many people consider him great. That had its genesis in the fact that his side won the war so they got to write the post war history books...

If Churchill was anywhere near "great" he would have been enough of a leader to stop 60M of his fellow human beings from killing each other.

And you sent this in response to an exchange of comments on Abe Lincoln because.......?


37 posted on 04/28/2012 6:49:43 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: Iron Munro

Dense this evening, aren’t we?

If we are going to blame Lincoln for the war he fought, as if nobody else had anything to do with it, then surely it is equally reasonable to blame Churchill for WWII.

He resisted those who decided to start a war. Had he not resisted there would have been no war, therefore he was responsible for there being a war. (Actually, that’s not entirely accurate, as the resistance started before he came to power.) See Hitler’s orations. Churchill the war-mongering SOB.

Similarly, Lincoln resisted those who decided to start a war. Had he not resisted, there would have been no war, therefore he was responsible for the fact of the war.

Is that sufficiently diagramatic for you?


38 posted on 04/28/2012 8:52:13 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan
Dense this evening, aren’t we?

Apparently you are.

If we are going to blame Lincoln for the war he fought, as if nobody else had anything to do with it, then surely it is equally reasonable to blame Churchill for WWII.

What does Churchhill have to do with a thread on US Presidents in general and comments on Abe Lincoln in particular?

I can only conclude you are an over reaching troll.

39 posted on 04/29/2012 6:41:32 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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