Obama compares himself to Lincoln.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Max E., Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Max E.

    Max E.

    Obama compares himself to Lincoln. You cant even make this stuff up, Obama appears to have finally lost his marbles and went right off the deepend, now he thinks he has it tougher than Lincoln, who was assasinated, Obama's continued unravelling over the next year is going to be the greatest comedy show on earth.

    President Barack Obama said yesterday in Decorah, Iowa, that he absorbs more political criticism than Abraham Lincoln, the assassinated 16th U.S. president, attracted from his Civil War critics.

    The comment came during a question-and-answer session where one invited audience member asked Obama how he deals with his congressional critics in the GOP. “The Congress doesn’t seem to be a good partner. You said so yourself, they’re more interested in seeing you lose than [seeing] the country win,” the questioner lamented.

    “Democracy is always a messy business in a big country like this,” Obama responded. “When you listen to what the federalists said about the anti-federalists … those guys were tough. Lincoln, they used to talk about him almost as bad as they talk about me.”

    The comparison “is hysterical … that is really laughable in many respects,” said Alvin Felzenberg, the author of a book on American presidents. “You couldn’t print things today they said about Lincoln.” Felzenberg teaches at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and was the chief spokesman for the 9/11 Commission.

    Criticism of Lincoln in his day “was even more vitriolic than what you see about Obama,” said Eric Foner, a Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian at Columbia University. “Obama is a guy who has a thin skin and does not take criticism well.” Foner’s Pulitzer-winning volume was titled ”The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery.”

    Obama’s sensitivity to criticism is bound up with his progressive ideology, which sees political disputes as best resolved by experts, said Michael Franc, vice president for government studies at the Heritage Foundation. Obama believes “he has discovered the truth and if you disagree with him, it’s not only against the country, its unpatriotic and anti-Obama,” Franc suggested. (RELATED: Boehner steps in the ring to criticize Obama bus tour)

    Eric Dezenhall, a former communications aide to President Ronald Reagan, went ever further in an interview with The Daily Caller: Obama’s complaint, he said, “is more grandiose than narcissistic … It’s equating any form of push-back with some sort of giant historical crime.”

    Lincoln faced a civil war in which “half the country would rather leave than accept that he was a constitutional president,” Felzenberg told TheDC. But “no one challenged Obama’s election, no one tried to shut down the inauguration … to put himself at [Lincoln’s] level seems very vain and self-absorbed.”

    Even though he was repeatedly snubbed and insulted by both Democrats and Republicans, “Lincoln had this amazing capacity for open-mindedness,” Foner explained. “He wanted criticism. He invited critics into the White House … I don’t think Obama does.”

    “Lincoln was the original ‘moron Republican,’” and was frequently described as an an ugly, ignorant hick, said Denzenhall. In 1980, Reagan faced the same social scorn, Dezenhall added. “You could just feel it, whether it was comments about his ‘idiocy,’ his ‘laziness,’ about Nancy [Reagan] being Marie Antoinette, or his horrible brown suits.”

  2. pspr


    But of course. He's better than Lincoln, better than Reagan, better than Kennedy even better than George Washington!

    Before the election we are going to see him free a couple illegal alien slaves, destroy a piece of the Berlin wall, turn back a Russian ship from sailing to Cuba and chop down a cherry tree just to prove it! :D
  3. Max E.

    Max E.

    I would love to see him try, His feeble arms probably couldnt even lift the axe. :D

  4. The cherry is in his pants.
  5. Ricter


    It wasn't that long ago some of you were "deconstructing" Lincoln.
  6. Lucrum


    Maybe we'll get lucky and he'll end up like Lincoln.

    DOH! I did not say that!
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  8. pspr


    Oh, and he is going to hang drapes to show he can sew better than Betsy Ross.
  9. pspr


    "Four score and 7 years ago my forefather came from Kenya......"
    ~ BO