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I Like Barack: Obama Reminds Historian Brinkley of Eisenhower
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 07/05/2013 5:23:00 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

This Fourth of July weekend is turning into an unforseen laff-fest. Yesterday we had NBC featuring a photo of President Obama making what he might have thought was an assertive hand gesture while discussing the situation in Egypt with his aides.

Today treats us to historian Douglas Brinkley, on Morning Joe, claiming that when it comes to foreign policy, President Obama reminds him of, yes, Supreme-Allied-Commander-turned-President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

View the chuckle-worthy video here.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barackobama; douglasbrinkley; dwighteisenhower; gorbasm; idiot; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills
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To: detective

Ike never struck me as a great military leader, good I guess. Patton was the superior general. If I were in WWII as a soldier, I would take my chances under Patton as opposed to Ike.


51 posted on 07/05/2013 6:42:52 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: rbg81

Actually he shrunk conventional forces,the army particularly. His DoD developed the doctrine of massive retaliation, and as he campaigned on ending the war in Korea, he had no desire to become involved in more limited engagements. He turned to the CIA to do much of the ground work in opposing Communist expansion. There are actual comparisons with Barky. Barky cuts back the military and relies on drones like Ike relied on the CIA. Unfortunately for Brinkley Obama knows nothing of foreign issues, desires, and conflicts while besides Ike’s own vast experience he had the Dulles brothers working for him. Finally, Ike had American interests as his guiding principle. Barky???...


52 posted on 07/05/2013 6:44:12 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I rate Presidents on the long term effects, either good or bad, they have on the Republic. If Obastard signs an immigration bill then he will move up or down (depending how you look at it) on the worst scale. Worst scale:
  1. Lincoln
  2. Wilson
  3. FDR
  4. LBJ
  5. Carter
  6. Obastard

If "comprehensive" amnesty is signed by Obastard the new list will be:

  1. Lincoln
  2. Wilson
  3. FDR
  4. Obastard
  5. LBJ
  6. Carter

53 posted on 07/05/2013 6:49:49 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: detective

“Eisenhower was a political general.” You seem to know quite a bit about Eisenhower. However, you neglected to mention his role in the 20th Century slave trade.


54 posted on 07/05/2013 6:55:50 AM PDT by Vehmgericht
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

nobama reminds me of a homeless grifter (with a sad story cardboard sign) I saw this morning trying to filch money from working people. nobama should be in prison.


55 posted on 07/05/2013 6:56:14 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Ike showed no tolerance for dishonest or illegal conduct in his administration. Those who were dishonest, were summarily discharged.


56 posted on 07/05/2013 7:42:50 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: central_va

You are so right. It was Lincoln who lay the precedents of unconstitutional actions that other presidents would follow. Lincoln is the absolute worst president in the history of this nation.


57 posted on 07/05/2013 7:47:09 AM PDT by TheCPA
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks governsleastgovernsbest.

Clearly not a real historian, but he plays one on TV.


58 posted on 07/05/2013 8:18:32 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
President Eisenhower's foreign policy accomplishments include: Eisenhower and his Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles, most certainly did not lead from behind.
59 posted on 07/05/2013 8:31:56 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Yorlik803

Ike as general= 9
Ike as POTUS=4
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I liked that Ike implemented “Operation Wetback” to deport about 5 million illegals, to provide jobs for returning vets after WWII. Ike also was the impetus for the USA Interstate Highway system. Where would we be today without the Interstates connecting everyone and the transport of goods across this country?

I only give him a failing grade for pushing for the formation of the United Nations. It may have seemed like a good thing after the war, but it has long out-lived its usefullness and needs to be dismantled!

If we EVER get a sentient President and a Conservative Legislature, they should move to stop all payments to the UN, tell the UN they have to move out of America and ignore all the ridiculous edicts the UN espouses!

Sorry for the little rant. I HATE the UN!


60 posted on 07/05/2013 9:32:14 AM PDT by octex
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