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  • Nothing Touches the Tired Spot

    10/15/2016 5:53:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 15, 2016 | Richard F. Miniter
    As the Civil War seesawed and the Union scored one of its rare early successes, a man met a somber-looking Lincoln at the White House. Trying to cheer the president up, he suggested that the president should be pleased by the latest news from the battle front. Lincoln agreed but then sighed that "nothing touches the tired spot." And he should have had a tired spot. Abraham Lincoln's administration had to deal with the Civil War and its raft of incompetent Union generals; Indian uprisings; an ongoing monetary crisis of epic proportions; and a dozen major foreign issues, including the...
  • 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 monthís 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. ďPresident Obama will not attend and the Secretary of Interior will represent the administration,Ē the park pointed out in the first paragraph of its press release. Itís 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 Wonít 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 lneil@lneilsmith.org Itís harder and harder these days to tell a liberal from a conservative ó given the former categoryís increasingly blatant hostility toward the First Amendment, and the latterís prissy new disdain for the Second Amendment ó...
  • 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. ďMake no contracts that bind me,Ē Lincoln wired his supporters. But Davis ignored him, telling his team that ďLincoln ainít here and donít know what we have to meet. So we will go ahead as if we hadnít heard...
  • Ron Paul: Why didnít the north just buy the southís 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 Air.com Staff
    Ron Paul: Why didnít the north just buy the southís slaves and free them that way? Getting down to the last two questions hereÖ. Most people consider Abe Lincoln to be one of our greatest presidents, if not the greatest president weíve ever had. Would you agree with that sentiment and why or why not? No, I donít 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
    ChristianityToday.com ^ | 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 Lincolnís complex life takes him from Illinois to Gettysburg to Washington, D.C., and face-to-face with people who live with Lincoln every day Ė 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.ĒĖ 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 Lincolnís 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 Lincolnís 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 Obamaís face in place of Lincolnís. 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...