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Ten Ways in Which Obama is Just Like Lincoln!

Obama-vs-Lincoln

 

The New York Post has a story entitled “Did Obama Actually Follow in Lincoln’s Footsteps?” After I stopped choking with laughter, I decided to write a post about how Obama is just like the Great Emancipator:

1. They both resided in Illinois prior to election as president.

2. They both were attorneys.

3. They both served in the Illinois legislature.

4. They both left the Democrat party in shambles after their terms in office.

5. They both amassed more debt than any president prior to them.

6. They both had Veeps who acted drunk in public.

7. They both were homo sapiens.

8. They both were male.

9. They both had people laugh at what they said, albeit for different reasons.

10. Lincoln left the nation crying, and I suspect that Obama will do the same.

 

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

14 Comments

  1. If you factor in abortion, then they both caused a lot of Americans to die.
    They both split the nation in half and against each other.
    They both were commanders-in-chief–one actually fought to win.
    They both caused a lot more people to seek medical care.
    They both disliked the gun-clinging, South.

  2. #10 is priceless!

    Your list is accurate.

    #11. They both were awarded Peace prizes.
    One for bringing peace to a whole race
    of people. The prize was our National
    remembrance of him, The Lincoln
    Memorial.

    The other one, a Nobel Peace prize.
    For being….dark skinned.

  3. The Supreme Court held that Lincoln violated the Constitution:

    And as we know through extensive historical analysis, the Supreme Court has always been an infallible determinant of such things.

  4. Don L :
    “If you factor in abortion, then they both caused a lot of Americans to die.”
    The Union soldiers were volunteers. Innocent unborn are innocent unborn. No comparison.
    “They both split the nation in half and against each other.”
    Jefferson Davis did that, not Lincoln.
    “They both were commanders-in-chief–one actually fought to win.”
    Unless Obama represents his constituents, Obama works as a private citizen, outside of his office as commander-in-chief. Unless Obama’s work is constitutional, Obama self impeaches himself.
    “They both caused a lot more people to seek medical care.”
    Lincoln ordered that injured soldiers be given free anesthesia. Lincoln said: “we caused the pain, we must see to its removal”. Obamacare, not so much.
    “They both disliked the gun-clinging, South.”
    Guns do not kill people. People kill people.
    Honest Abe had integrity. Obama is an unscrupulous scallywag. Obama would have been a “carpetbagger”, if he had lived during the Civil War. Neither Hillary nor Obama have any respect for their constituents, the law and the Constitution..

  5. “they both disliked the gun-clinging South”

    Not true of Lincoln — he was born in the Border South (Kentucky) and his wife, Mary Todd, belonged to a wealthy and prominent Kentucky family. (Several of her brothers fought for the Confederacy.) I can’t cite the exact words, but IIRC Lincoln did, on a number of occasions while he was running for president, emphasize that he had nothing against Southerners and even considered himself “one of them” to a certain extent.

  6. True Elaine:

    “I hate [indifference to slavery] because of the monstrous injustice of slavery itself. I hate it because it deprives our republican example of its just influence in the world-enables the enemies of free institutions, with plausibility, to taunt us as hypocrites-causes the real friends of freedom to doubt our sincerity, and especially because it forces so many really good men amongst ourselves into an open war with the very fundamental principles of civil liberty-criticizing the Declaration of Independence, and insisting that there is no right principle of action but self-interest.

    Before proceeding, let me say I think I have no prejudice against the Southern people. They are just what we would be in their situation. If slavery did not now exist among them, they would not introduce it. If it did now exist amongst us, we should not instantly give it up. This I believe of the masses North and South. Doubtless there are individuals on both sides, who would not hold slaves under any circumstances; and others who would gladly introduce slavery anew, if it were out of existence. We know that some Southern men do free their slaves, go North, and become tiptop Abolitionists; while some Northern ones go South, and become most cruel slave-masters.”

    Abraham Lincoln, August 21, 1858

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