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  • Obama to be a no-show at Gettysburg 150th anniversary ceremony

    10/31/2013 8:18:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 108 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/31/2013 | Ben Wolfgang
    President Obama has declined an invitation to speak at next month’s ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. The event, slated for Nov. 19 at the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, instead will feature Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and renowned historian James McPherson as the keynote speakers, the Gettysburg National Military Park said in a press release. “President Obama will not attend and the Secretary of Interior will represent the administration,” the park pointed out in the first paragraph of its press release. It’s unclear why Mr. Obama, a noted admirer of President Lincoln, declined the...
  • Obama compares woes to Lincoln

    08/15/2011 5:58:22 PM PDT · by radioone · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8-15-11 | Byron York
    At his campaign-style town hall meeting in Decorah, Iowa, President Obama compared the criticism he has received from Republicans and other political opponents to the troubles faced by President Abraham Lincoln during the civil war. "Lincoln," the president said, "they used to talk about him almost as bad as they talk about me." The president's remarks came in response to a question from a woman who said that congressional Republicans are refusing to be a "good partner" to work with the president. "What happens to our democracy?" the woman asked. "We are in a very divided country right now. What...
  • Why 2012 election looks a lot like 1860

    06/04/2011 12:34:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 214 replies
    Dakota Voice ^ | June 4, 2011 | Star Parker
    As the season of presidential politics 2012 unfolds, I’m struck by similarities between today and the tumultuous period in our history that led up to the election of Abraham Lincoln and then on to the Civil War. So much so that I’m finding it a little eerie that this year we are observing the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the Civil War. No, I am certainly not predicting, God forbid, that today’s divisions and tensions will lead to brother taking up arms against brother. But profound differences divide us today, as was the case in the 1850′s. The difference...
  • President Lincoln Was A Terrorist, History Just Won’t Admit It

    09/27/2010 1:27:31 PM PDT · by RandysRight · 541 replies
    Randys Right ^ | Randy's Right
    This article gives another perspective on liberals, libertarians and conservatives. The history both Lincoln and Sherman has been written by the victors and beyond reproach. Do we want to restore honor in this country? Can we restore honor by bringing up subjects over 100 years old? Comments are encouraged. Randy's Right aka Randy Dye NC Freedom The American Lenin by L. Neil Smith It’s harder and harder these days to tell a liberal from a conservative — given the former category’s increasingly blatant hostility toward the First Amendment, and the latter’s prissy new disdain for the Second Amendment —...
  • Lincoln Snatches the Nomination: Bare-knuckles politicking enabled the dark horse to win

    05/22/2010 2:31:12 PM PDT · by AlanD · 133 replies · 1,637+ views
    American Heritage ^ | Harold Holzer
    Lincoln has often been portrayed as gaining the White House largely because of the disarray of the opposition party in the general election. Closer examination reveals that his meteoric rise from prairie lawyer to chief executive came as the result of an extraordinary work ethic, canny allegiance building over three decades, and a political team not afraid of a little skullduggery. “Make no contracts that bind me,” Lincoln wired his supporters. But Davis ignored him, telling his team that “Lincoln ain’t here and don’t know what we have to meet. So we will go ahead as if we hadn’t heard...
  • Ron Paul: Why didn’t the north just buy the south’s slaves and free them that way? (Insults Lincoln)

    03/31/2010 3:04:35 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 1,571 replies · 17,244+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 3-31-10 | Hot Staff
    Ron Paul: Why didn’t the north just buy the south’s slaves and free them that way? Getting down to the last two questions here…. Most people consider Abe Lincoln to be one of our greatest presidents, if not the greatest president we’ve ever had. Would you agree with that sentiment and why or why not? No, I don’t think he was one of our greatest presidents. I mean, he was determined to fight a bloody civil war, which many have argued could have been avoided. For 1/100 the cost of the war, plus 600 thousand lives, enough money would have...
  • Glenn Beck Discusses Lincoln with "Expert"

    02/15/2010 3:29:27 PM PST · by central_va · 340 replies · 4,732+ views
    Glenn Beck Show ^ | 2/15/2009 | Self
    Did anyone here see tonight's Glenn Beck TV show segment with the author (Lehrman?) of Lincoln at Peoria?
  • Happy 201st birthday to Abe Lincoln

    02/12/2010 4:40:20 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 39 replies · 446+ views
    KHQA ^ | Feb. 12, 2010 | Staff
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - It's Abraham Lincoln's birthday, and Illinois is celebrating by sealing up a time capsule and taking pictures of life across the state. Lincoln would have turned 201 today. To mark the occasion, officials are preparing a time capsule that will be stored at the Lincoln Presidential Library. It will include items such as birthday cards, photos and documents from the celebration of his 200th birthday. The time capsule is supposed to be opened in 2109. The Associated Professional Photographers of Illinois will also help celebrate. They're shooting Lincoln-themed pictures around the state today and will post...
  • The Puzzling Faith of Abraham Lincoln

    02/12/2010 5:20:05 AM PST · by Non-Sequitur · 55 replies · 1,044+ views ^ | 2/12/2010 | Mark A Noll
    The end of the Civil War in the spring of 1865 began a national discussion that has not stopped 125 years later. What did the war mean? What was its significance to the nation? More momentously, what was its significance to God? Making no bones about it Such questions engaged many of those who lived through the bloody conflict. Among those who thought they knew what it meant were many clergymen, some of whom made no bones about saying so.
  • Looking for Lincoln/(hurl alert)

    01/31/2010 9:02:10 AM PST · by 9422WMR · 18 replies · 388+ views
    PBS ^ | 01/29/10 | Henry Louis Gates
    Historian Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s quest to piece together Abraham Lincoln’s complex life takes him from Illinois to Gettysburg to Washington, D.C., and face-to-face with people who live with Lincoln every day – relic hunters, re-enactors, and others for whom the study of Lincoln is a passion.
  • A Republican Freed The Slaves

    01/10/2010 5:00:02 PM PST · by pansgold · 29 replies · 936+ views
    I / X / MMX | pansgold
    Senator Reed's racist remarks are not out of place in the democrat party. Lincoln freed the slaves and was killed by a democrat and southern sympathizer. The Klan was formed in Al Gore's state by a good ol' boy and democrat named Nathan Bedford Forrest who slaughtered a company of unarmed black Union troops attempting to surrender. Reed is just one more racist in the democrat party. There's NO WAY democrats will Let THOSE PEOPLE ever get the right to vote! We'll filibuster the CIVIL RIGHTS ACT until Hell freezes over! - Al Gore Sr. (DEMOCRAT) "The police aren't here...
  • Thanksgiving Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln (1863)

    11/26/2009 2:36:17 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 14 replies · 1,001+ views
    The American Presidency Project ^ | October 3, 1863 | Abraham Lincoln
    Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day, 1863October 3, 1863 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added which are of so extraordinary a nature that they can not fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war...
  • I Am a Lincoln Republican

    11/14/2009 9:13:31 AM PST · by radioone · 153 replies · 1,849+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 11-14-09 | Yervand Kochar
    While interviewing people on the streets of L.A. and N.Y. for our documentary about the legacy of the Civil War, we came to the staggering realization of how many allegedly well-educated people assumed that Abraham Lincoln was a Democrat fighting slave-owning Republicans in the South.
  • Smarmy Sanchez, Part 1: Smearing Lincoln to Support Obama

    10/24/2009 9:46:36 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 27 replies · 798+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 24, 2009 | Paul Cooper
    Editor's Note: This is the first in an ongoing series in which NewsReal's Paul Cooper focuses on the exploits of CNN's Jon Stewart-wannabe, the clownish embarrassment Rick Sanchez.If you can make up recent history with attributing false quotes to Rush, what is there stopping you from completely distorting how two of the most popular US Presidents of all time handled the press? Obviously nothing. CNN's Rick Sanchez has proven once again that truth and research is not needed on CNN's mid-day programming. This week Sanchez decided the best way to defend President Obama's war with Fox News was to equate...
  • Mr. President, You are no Abe Lincoln

    10/05/2009 11:59:13 AM PDT · by timesthattrymenssouls · 8 replies · 440+ views
    Constitutional Guardian ^ | 10/5/2009 | Nancy Tengler
    "I expect to maintain this contest until successful, or till I die, or am conquered. Or my term expires, or Congress or the country forsakes me.”– Abraham Lincoln, 1862 Oh to hear those words from our President today. While our troops--the sons and daughters, husbands and wives, fathers and mothers of our fellow Americans--are dying in Afhanistan, our general in charge of the region, General McChrystal, waits for the President to consider his August 30th request for 40,000 additional troops. This request is the result of his on the ground analysis of what it would take to win in Afghanistan,...
  • Justice Clarence Thomas: Americans should emulate Lincoln

    09/26/2009 2:45:33 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 148 replies · 3,334+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 09/25/09 | SUE LINDSEY
    LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Americans must pay attention to challenges to democracy today just as Abraham Lincoln did by fiercely opposing slavery, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas told a conference on the 16th president's legacy Friday night. "We are part of something far greater than ourselves," Thomas told more than 300 people at Washington and Lee University. Many in Lincoln's time didn't realize the threat that slavery posed to the principles on which the nation was founded, Thomas said. "What a miserable job he had. He wasn't popular," Thomas said, "but he did what was right." Thomas received a standing...
  • Abraham Lincoln's Religious Beliefs (Open Swedenborgian)

    09/21/2009 1:44:23 PM PDT · by DaveMSmith · 52 replies · 1,622+ views
    The Swedenborgian Online Church: Online Sermons ^ | February 11, 1996 | Eldon Smith, Lay leader
    Abraham Lincoln's Religious Beliefs By Eldon Smith -- Sunday, February 11, 1996 Bible Reading At that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal...
  • The Wall of Clocks

    07/19/2009 8:06:57 PM PDT · by dannyboy72a · 11 replies · 1,298+ views
    Golf Course Discussion | 7-19-09 | Unknown
    A man died this morning. He was a good man and he was sent to heaven. As he stood at the pearly gates, he noticed a huge wall of clocks. From left to right and top to bottom, there were endless clocks. The man looked to St Michael and said, what are all of these clocks? These are truth clocks, he said. Everyone has one and each time you tell a lie, the hand moves one tick. The man looked around and saw one pointing straight up and he asked St Michael, whose clock is that. St Michael says, that...
  • Does Obama Resemble Lincoln or Lincoln’s Adversaries?

    07/16/2009 8:22:08 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 28 replies · 478+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 15 | Jeffrey H. Anderson and Darren P. Guerra
    President Obama likes to encourage comparisons to Abraham Lincoln. Emulating Lincoln, for his inauguration he took a train from Illinois to Washington, D.C., where at his request he took the oath of office with his hand on Lincoln’s bible. Many in the media have made the same connection. Newsweek pictured the two men together on its cover and also depicted a penny featuring Obama’s face in place of Lincoln’s. We too find ourselves frequently thinking of Lincoln when we hear Obama. But what strikes us is not the comparison but the contrast. True, both are lanky former lawyers with a...
  • The Gettysburg Address (A Timely Reminder of the relation between God, America and Freedom)

    07/15/2009 3:22:52 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 22 replies · 374+ views
    The First American Civil War ^ | November 19, 1863 | A. Lincoln
    The Gettysburg Address Gettysburg, Pennsylvania November 19, 1863 Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It...
  • Was Abraham Lincoln a Christian?

    05/08/2009 7:37:22 PM PDT · by xzins · 25 replies · 987+ views
    John Mark Ministries ^ | Dr. D. James Kennedy
    by D. James Kennedy A.B., M.Div., M.Th., D.D., D.Sac.Lit., Ph.D., Litt.D., D.Sac.Theol., D.Humane Let. TEXT: "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 5:1 The most perfect speech ever uttered by mortal man was delivered on the battlefield of Gettysburg. It has been learned by unnumbered millions of children in school. It is actually an extended personification, where America is personified as a man who is conceived, born, dedicated, lives his life, engages in dangerous and perhaps mortal struggles, is born anew, and lives thereafter gloriously. Abraham Lincoln is immortal in the...
  • Abraham Lincoln was Born a Muslim, Says Film Maker

    04/20/2009 10:50:06 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies · 2,652+ views
    Abraham Lincoln was Born a Muslim, Says Film Maker Apr 20 12:26 PM US/Eastern ATLANTA, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Barack Hussein Obama is not alone. The 16th President of The United States, Abraham Lincoln, was born a Muslim, says Faruq Masudi, producer and director of the new Islamic movie, Quran Contemporary Connections. In a casting coup, Abraham Lincoln shares equal footage with luminaries of Islamic history like Saladin, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia and the former President of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed. What do they have in common? Faruq Masudi said, "According to the Quran, everybody is born a Muslim....
  • Would Abe Lincoln Bow Down to a Slave-Keeping Arab King?

    04/03/2009 9:44:05 PM PDT · by kellynla · 36 replies · 1,328+ views
    AMERICAN THINKER ^ | April 03, 2009 | James Lewis
    Step aside, Queen Elizabeth dearie, and allow us to poke you in the ribs on Larry King. What a gag! And to you, imperialist swine Gordon Brown, we give you a well-considered diplomatic slap in the face. Take those cheap DVDs and shove them. As for that Churchill bust, get it outta here. I am the Egg of Change. As for King Abdullah bin Saud, I, a free-born Black man, bow down to you in the ancient gesture of slave submission --- even though the Saudis no longer welcome bowing to a mere human being, but only to Allah. That...
  • Caption Obama

    03/12/2009 4:23:09 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 43 replies · 1,102+ views
    President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the dedication of Abraham Lincoln Hall at the National Defense University in Washington, Thursday, March 12, 2009 President Barack Obama holds his hand to his heart during the playing of the National Anthem prior to delivering remarks at the dedication of Abraham Lincoln Hall at the National Defense University in Washington, Thursday, March 12, 2009. President Barack Obama speaks about the economy as he addresses business leaders at a roundtable discussion at a hotel in Washington, Thursday, March 12, 2009
  • Newly Discovered Lincoln Photo in Front of White House May be One of the Last Taken of Him - Video

    03/11/2009 6:07:16 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 13 replies · 1,175+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | March 11, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is Lincoln Historian Keya Morgan talking about a newly discovered photograph of President Abraham Lincoln standing in front of the White House that may be one of the last photos ever taken of America's 16th President. The photo is a candid shot of Lincoln walking in front of the White House, and in the video the photo is marked to show Lincoln's height of around 6'4" tall. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Hidden Message Found in Lincoln Pocket Watch (Abraham Lincoln)

    03/10/2009 3:15:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 149 replies · 4,999+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, March 10, 2009 | Neely Tucker
    For nearly 150 years, Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch has been rumored to carry a secret message, supposedly written by an Irish immigrant and watchmaker named Jonathan Dillon. Dillon, working in a D.C. watch repair shop in 1861, told family members that he -- by incredible happenstance -- had been repairing Lincoln's watch when news came that Fort Sumter had been attacked in South Carolina. It was the opening salvo of what became the Civil War. Dillon told his children (and, half a century later, a reporter for the New York Times) that he opened the watch's inner workings and scrawled...
  • Obama's Straw Men

    02/25/2009 8:33:56 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 21 replies · 1,626+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 26, 2009 | Karl Rove
    President Barack Obama reveres Abraham Lincoln. But among the glaring differences between the two men is that Lincoln offered careful, rigorous, sustained arguments to advance his aims and, when disagreeing with political opponents, rarely relied on the lazy rhetorical device of "straw men." Mr. Obama, on the other hand, routinely ascribes to others views they don't espouse and says opposition to his policies is grounded in views no one really advocates. On Tuesday night, Mr. Obama told Congress and the nation, "I reject the view that . . . says government has no role in laying the foundation for our...
  • Lincoln Ranked Best President; Bush Is 36th

    02/16/2009 2:35:35 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 130 replies · 2,920+ views
    Lincoln Ranked Best President; Bush Is 36th NEW YORK (CBS News) ― CBS News Just days after the nation honored the 200th anniversary of his birth, 65 historians ranked Abraham Lincoln as the nation's best president. Former President George W. Bush, who left office last month, was ranked 36th out of the 42 men who had been chief executive by the end of 2008, according to a survey conducted by the cable channel C-SPAN. Bush scored lowest in international relations, where he was ranked 41st, and in economic management, where he was ranked 40th. His highest ranking, 24th, was in...
  • ‘Honest Abe’ Served Nation as Captain Lincoln

    02/13/2009 3:02:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 434+ views
    ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 13, 2009 – Many people know Abraham Lincoln as the 16th American president or the man who brought an end to slavery. But not many know of his military service. Abraham Lincoln, who is considered by many historians and political scientists to be the greatest U.S. president, was born 200 years ago yesterday in a one-room Kentucky log cabin. “Honest Abe” was the real thing -- a self-educated man of the people who rose to greatness, guiding the country through the long and bloody Civil War that marked his presidency. Many historians believe the outcome of the...
  • Lincoln's Legacy at 200

    02/13/2009 2:08:04 PM PST · by hellbender · 42 replies · 839+ views
    The Patriot Post ^ | February 13, 2009 | Mark Alexander
    Though Lincoln has already been canonized by those who settle for partial histories, in the words of John Adams, "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." In our steadfast adherence to The Patriot Post's motto, Veritas Vos Liberabit ("the truth shall set you free"), and our mission to advocate for the restoration of constitutional limits on government, I am compelled to challenge our 16th president's iconic standing. Lincoln is credited with being the greatest constitutional leader in history, having "preserved...
  • CBS ‘Early Show’ Claims Abraham Lincoln Was Gay

    02/12/2009 12:17:31 PM PST · by lewisglad · 109 replies · 2,508+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 2.12.09 12:19 | Kyle Drennen
    In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Abraham LincolnÂ’s birthday on ThursdayÂ’s CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez did a segment highlighting five, "...things you may not know about Honest Abe," including his sexual orientation. The segment featured New York University history professor Jeffrey Sammons, who argued: "One of the very interesting stories about Abraham Lincoln is that he might have been gay. Lincoln actually did sleep in the same bed with a gentleman for a four-year period." Rodriguez concluded: "So the question of Abraham Lincoln's sexuality still remains a mystery." In addition to spreading revisionist rumors about LincolnÂ’s sexuality,...
  • President Obama honors hero Abraham Lincoln on his 200th birthday

    02/12/2009 12:54:24 PM PST · by Baladas · 19 replies · 725+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | February 12th 2009 | Kenneth R. Bazinet
    WASHINGTON - Barack Obama honored his hero Abraham Lincoln on the 200th anniversary of his birth Thursday, acknowledging his election as American's first African-American president was part of Lincoln's legacy. "I feel a special gratitude to this singular figure who in so many ways made my own story possible, and in so many ways made America's story possible," Obama said. The bipartisan national Lincoln bicentennial celebration was held in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, which was turned into an Army triage hospital where Union soldiers were treated during the Civil War. Despite the intense negotiations that finally led to...
  • Happy 200th Birthday, Abe.(from an Illinois Newspaperman)

    02/12/2009 12:15:08 AM PST · by malkee · 4 replies · 623+ views
    Northwest Herald ^ | Feb. 12, 2009 | Kevin Lyons
    Still busily sweeping up little piles of Blagojevich around the capital. We’re facing a bad economy, startling unemployment statistics and a bleak outlook for maybe at least a year or so. But we still find time to worry about some lady with octuplets, whether Jessica Simpson wears mom jeans and a Yankee known as A-Roid. Most of us still have jobs, roofs over our heads, the general trappings of suburbia surrounding us. Although we stand in admiration of him today, I doubt that the railsplitter is weeping for us on the 200th anniversary of his birth. Things were a tad...
  • Obama: Ford's Theatre a tribute to Lincoln legacy

    02/11/2009 7:22:07 PM PST · by NCjim · 9 replies · 552+ views
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says the theater where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated remains a hallowed space and a tribute to the president who kept the United States whole. Obama visited Ford's Theatre on Wednesday night for a gala rededication. In prepared remarks, Obama says Lincoln was a "singular figure" who guided the nation through the Civil War. Obama told the story of how Lincoln wanted workers to continue building the U.S. Capitol, even though the supplies might have instead been used to make wartime bullets. He says Lincoln wanted a symbol of the future. Obama and Illinois both...
  • Abraham Lincoln Speech in the Lincoln-Douglas Debate (on slavery)

    02/07/2009 7:45:28 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 387 replies · 6,634+ views
    Son of the South ^ | 8/21/1858 | Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln's Birthday is this Thursday. I thought it fitting to quote from the first Republican president's debates against Stephen Douglas. Each had an hour to present their case, hardly what the mainstream media would like. I think, and shall try to show, that it is wrong; wrong in its direct effect, letting slavery into Kansas and Nebraska and wrong in its prospective principle, allowing it to spread to every other part of the wide world where men can be found inclined to take it. This declared indifference, but, as I must think, covert real zeal for the spread of...
  • Why The Outlandish Lincoln Comparisons?

    01/21/2009 2:07:11 PM PST · by lewisglad · 19 replies · 645+ views
    The American Thinker Magazine ^ | 1/21/09 | By Otis A. Glazebrook IV
    Why is it that Democrat Presidents Clinton and Obama compulsively compare themselves to more successful men who have held the Presidency? The 42nd President, William Jefferson Blythe Clinton compared himself to JFK. The only actual common denominator turned out to be that they were both compulsive philanderers. The "Man from Hope, Arkansas" may have been born there but he turned out to be from Hot Springs. The 44th President Barack H. Obama, compares himself at every opportunity to arguably America's greatest President, Abraham Lincoln. Other than settling in Illinois and getting himself elected to the Presidency, what has Obama accomplished...
  • ‘Honest Obe’ Might Be a Bit of a Stretch

    01/20/2009 3:07:14 PM PST · by AJKauf · 8 replies · 473+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 20 | Ralph alter
    Just for the record, those who impersonate President Abraham Lincoln choose to be called Lincoln Presenters. The first photo at the link shows a gaggle of Presenters at their 1995 convention. I do not find Barack Obama among them, although he could be in the back obscured by all the stovepipe hats. While I concede a few similarities between Lincoln and Obama, the president-elect has begun to display a rather alarming propensity to emulate the Great Emancipator. Despite my disagreement with the media’s obsession with his rock star good looks, I am willing to concede that Obama is every bit...
  • Obama’s Lincoln

    01/20/2009 10:17:00 AM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies · 398+ views
    NRO ^ | January 20, 2008
    January 20, 2009 Obama’s Lincoln And Lincoln’s Obama: What the new president should do if he’s serious about learning from Lincoln. By Michael Knox Beran No one begrudges a statesman a degree of latitude in his manipulation of historical precedent. FDR’s Jefferson was largely a fantasy. Sir Edward Coke, in his struggles with the Stuart dynasty, invented a phony theory of Magna Carta. Napoleon, as first consul of the French Republic, invoked the image of Caesar Augustus, then discarded it when, in 1804, he threw away the republican mask and had himself crowned emperor of the French. The difficulty with...
  • Obama has little in common with Lincoln

    01/19/2009 3:30:57 PM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 18 replies · 897+ views ^ | 1/19/09 | Star Parker
    Obama has little in common with Lincoln Star Parker - Syndicated Columnist - 1/19/2009 9:35:00 AM It's ironic that Barack Obama chooses to infuse these opening days of his presidency with the imagery of Abraham Lincoln. I don't think there could be two more different men. Understanding why may help us think about what to expect in the days ahead. Beyond his trademark "change we can believe in," Obama's defining theme has been unity and inclusiveness. "...There's not a liberal America and a conservative America -- there's the United States of America....We worship an awesome God in the Blue States...and...
  • Will someone tell me I have no reason for concern?

    01/18/2009 3:44:03 PM PST · by MosesKnows · 37 replies · 1,116+ views
    January 11, 2009 | MosesKnows
    Will someone tell me I have no reason for concern? Please! I, as have we all, been informed of the day by day, hour by hour, and lately, minute by minute events and arrangements for the events of the inauguration of President-Elect Barack Hussein Obama. The media has informed us that Obama tailored the inauguration to mimic President-Elect Abraham Lincoln’s Republican ascension to the presidency. It is interesting to learn so much about Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration that I didn’t know. Abraham Lincoln arrived in Washington D.C. on February 23, 1861 and virtually had to sneak into town disguised. Abraham Lincoln’s...
  • Obama and the Lincoln Myth

    01/18/2009 4:47:14 PM PST · by truthfinder9 · 73 replies · 1,727+ views
    Freedom Undergound Alliance
    President-elect Obama was seen at the Lincoln Memorial today. This, coupled with the fact that tomorrow is Martin Luther King Day, presents a bit of irony. Lincoln was a tyrant. Yes, you heard me correctly. We all know the revisionist history version that is drilled in us every year in the public school system - the government-funded Orwellian brainwash system: Honest Abe who saved the Union and Freed the Slaves. Too bad none of it is true. Good ol’ Abe was fairly ambivalent about the whole slavery thing for most of his career. However, during the presidential debate he said...
  • Obama Pretends to be Lincoln, GET REAL.

    01/17/2009 6:22:36 PM PST · by Crimson Politics · 45 replies · 901+ views
    Crimson Politics ^ | 1/17/09 | Brian Kane
    Obama is imitating Abraham Lincoln by retracing his train route to Washington DC. This is absurd! Again the comparisons to past presidents never end. Raising false hopes so that people will not be allowed to criticize Barack Obama. These comparisons need to stop.
  • Lincoln/ Obama Comparisons are an OUTRAGE

    01/17/2009 11:48:23 AM PST · by publius321 · 53 replies · 801+ views
    I am appalled by the thought of comparing Obama to Lincoln. This is what HE wants and it is the pinnacle of arrogance on his part. This is an absolutely absurd notion that could only be seriously entertained by a nation of people ignorant of their country's history, who were inculcated with revisionism from the time of their childhood onward. I wrote about this a couple months ago before it became fashionable. Above is the link to the column at explaining WHY this is an OUTRAGE. November 17, 2008 "We knew Abraham Lincoln; Abe Lincoln was the father of...
  • Why George W. Bush Reminds Me of Abraham Lincoln

    01/16/2009 10:32:50 AM PST · by AJKauf · 16 replies · 656+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 16 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    Here we are, as a nation, about to inaugurate a new president who has, from his very first announcement of his intention to seek the office, purposefully and calculatingly portrayed himself as the new embodiment of Abraham Lincoln, while at the very same time we bid farewell to the current president, who has reminded me more of the actual Lincoln than any other I’ve seen in my lifetime. Clearly, we have very divergent perspectives at work here. George W. Bush is the seventh president I’ve watched in action, and of all the other men who’ve held the office, he seems...
  • Barack Follows The Railsplitter - Train To DC Will Retrace Abe Route

    01/15/2009 10:35:19 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 45 replies · 961+ views
    President-elect Abraham Lincoln boarded a train from Springfield, Ill., bound for history. The incoming president, who campaigned as The Railsplitter, took his whistlestop tour through roughly 70 towns and cities - winding through Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland before arriving in Washington to be sworn in as the 16th president.

    01/13/2009 9:26:14 AM PST · by mojito · 197 replies · 5,665+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/13/2009 | Clemente Lisi
    <p>In what will be a Lincoln-themed inauguration from top to bottom, Obama won't only follow in the footsteps of the former president - he'll also eat like him, it was announced yesterday.</p> <p>Obama's jampacked Abe-apalooza moved into high gear with an announcement from the Congressional Inaugural Committee that it will hold a luncheon next Tuesday following the swearing-in ceremony that's modeled after foods Lincoln enjoyed.</p>
  • Freeper LS on Hannity's America Tonight

    01/13/2009 6:36:00 PM PST · by Jean S · 19 replies · 1,382+ views
    FoxNews/Hannity | 1/12/09
    Sorry, I meant to post this earlier but got caught up in watching him during the first showing. Watch him on Hannity's show on FNC at 10EST, 11CST.
  • Freeper LS to be on Hannity Tonight!

    01/13/2009 12:57:50 PM PST · by LS · 42 replies · 1,394+ views
    self | 1/13/09 | LS
    Heads up! I'll be appearing on the new "Hannity" show (used to be Hannity & Colmes) tonight to discuss the attempt by zero to replicate Lincoln's inaugural. Needless to say, I knew Abraham Lincoln, and Mr. Obama, you're no Abe Lincoln. Also, I'll be on "Fox and Friends" tomorrow morning at 7:40 am est. discussing more textbook bias.
  • Obama to Take the Oath on Lincoln's Bible - What a Narcissist

    12/26/2008 3:02:27 PM PST · by Notoriously Conservative · 84 replies · 1,960+ views ^ | 12 26 08 | NotoriouslyConservative
    So apparently Obama will be using Lincoln's Bible when he takes the oath of office... Sigh, excuse me a moment while I pop a couple of Excedrin... Could this man be more narcissistic? He makes Narcissus look like a humble man. Lincoln's Bible? What makes him think he deserves to use it? What makes him think he is on any sort of level even approaching that of Lincoln? Sure, he is the first, mostly all Black President, and that is certainly an accomplishment for him, and for the Civil Rights movement, but really? Lincoln's Bible? Naw, that's not right. Before...
  • Meet Barack Obama’s warped version of Abraham Lincoln

    12/25/2008 4:34:30 PM PST · by obamaisandrogynous · 76 replies · 2,007+ views
    The Republican Liberty Caucus ^ | 12/25/2008 | Publicola
    Barack Obama plans to take his oath of office, as president of the United States, on a Holy Bible, once owned by Abraham Lincoln. Many leftist reporters have enthused over the symbolism. They truly think there is some mystical connection between the Hawaii-born, half-Kenyan, Harvard-educated street agitator, and the Kentucky-born, self-educated, great emancipator, and savior of the Union, Lincoln. Many conservative commentators criticize these comparisons of Lincoln and Obama, rightly, it is true, by pointing out that, aside from being elected to ever higher political office, Obama really “hasn’t done anything" for America. Clearly, Barry hasn’t freed an entire people...