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Lincoln inspires Obama
to campaign rather than
negotiate with GOP

Washington Examiner, by Joel Gehrke

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/28/2013 12:22:46 PM

President Obama plans to continue campaigning for his preferred policies rather than negotiate with Congress, an idea he indicated was inspired by Abraham Lincoln. “I always read a lot of Lincoln, and I’m reminded of his adage that, with public opinion, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish; without it, you’re not going to get very far,” Obama told The New Republic. “And spending a lot more time in terms of being in a conversation with the American people as opposed to just playing an insider game here in Washington is an example of the kinds of change

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Please stop this insanity! The comparisons of this empty suit poseur 0bama to some of our greatest leaders is pathetic and disgusting. He´s such a malignant narcissist he and his handlers can´t see the idiocy of it all.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/28/2013 12:34:34 PM     (No. 9144315)

What I glean from all this "campaigning" is that he simply sees that it intimidates the Republicans. He likes the photo-op opportunity, the press will frame the crowds as support for O´s policies and that always turns out favorable polling. The polls become the news which become the propaganda talking points. All evidence points to this scaring the heck out of elected Republicans so why should he change strategy? It´s evil but sadly, it works.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/28/2013 12:42:34 PM     (No. 9144330)

Too bad SpongeBoner doesn`t have the huevos rancheros to tell Skippy to get to the table or there will be no money for anything coming his way.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lala, 1/28/2013 1:02:51 PM     (No. 9144369)

He´d rather give a speech and gather the adulation of the sheeple and the press than do any work. He has no shame. Odious man.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 1/28/2013 1:07:06 PM     (No. 9144382)

The founders spent considerable effort to ensure that the process of governing was not to become a "popularity" contest. They understood that simply doing what the people found popular was little different than tyranny. The Senate was designed to stop populist movements from turning into bad law.

What Obama wants is not democracy but mobocracy. A mobocracy in which the largest proportion of the mob merely yells because its told too. The ascencion of the idiocracy is upon us, and Obama is the perfect stooge to lead it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Achilles, 1/28/2013 1:07:28 PM     (No. 9144383)

Why does he always have a fly crawling around on his face? Maybe because he is full of it. Or he is the antichrist.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 1/28/2013 1:12:40 PM     (No. 9144391)

This is the mentality of a demagogue and a tyrant. It is far more compatible with the values of Hitler and Goebbels, Mussolini and Lenin, than the actual beliefs of Abraham Lincoln. Obama apparently knows little or nothing of Lincoln´s skillful "insider" politics during the Civil War. Nor does he seem to grasp the nature of American representative government with its Constitutional system of division of power and checks and balances. The argument goes on, and is probably eternal, whether he simply does not understand these things, or whether he rejects the system and wants to replace it with one of his own making. I find myself vacillating, one time thinking he does not understand, another that he is out to wreck and replace it. Of course there are many like him, quite a few in positions of influence and responsibility.

Many years ago I subscribed to and read the New Republic. It´s intellectual standards were high, though its politics were misguided. This embarrassing interview reminds me of why I stopped bothering with the magazine. The radical Left´s very success in converting education into indoctrination has almost sawed off the limb on which it perches. Leftists are neither as intelligent nor as well-educated as they used to be. Barack Obama and his supporters are living proof.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Conservativegirl, 1/28/2013 1:38:34 PM     (No. 9144450)

Lincoln suspended our habeus corpus right, jailed without a trial newspaper editors who disagreed with him, and made bloody war on half the country because they exercised their right as free states to secede from the Union. The comparison is more than valid.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: dwa, 1/28/2013 1:42:35 PM     (No. 9144457)

The democrats and especially Obama are experts at rationalizing history to find support for their policies and power grabs


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Reply 9 - Posted by: youngtexan, 1/28/2013 1:43:22 PM     (No. 9144460)

Thank you #7

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Reply 10 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/28/2013 1:49:35 PM     (No. 9144480)

Can we just skip to the end of the Lincoln story?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/28/2013 2:04:51 PM     (No. 9144519)

Mr. o. has flying monkeys, did Lincoln? The first guy has great faith in the propaganda that his personal team of propagandists at Organizing for a Communist America and Advancement of the far Left agenda will be able to accomplish.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/28/2013 9:36:06 PM     (No. 9145302)

It´s a lot easier to campaign then to govern effectively, and that´s why Obama is out on the campaign trail preaching to the choir.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: chance_232, 1/28/2013 10:01:51 PM     (No. 9145336)

By all means.....keep campaigning and bloviating. Because the fastest way for Obama to lose support is to get out in front of the public. He is an irritating, condescending man that irritates most people when they see and hear from him too much.

As for Lincoln...... he only had to convince the people in the northern states. For the balance, he used superior firepower and numbers.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 1/29/2013 7:08:37 AM     (No. 9145685)

Lincoln never campaigned to change public opinion and could not have done so had he wished. The tools did not exist. All of his presidential work and political challenge was in D.C. with other "insiders," i.e. elected representatives. And public opinion in the North was already strongly in favor of preserving the Union. Lincoln was an ex-Henry Clay Whig who took office with the idea of preserving the Union. He said and did everything he could think of to achieve this. Like many others in the North, he initially thought the South was bluffing. The record is quite clear that, while he condemned slavery, his chief goal was never to free the slaves. He and others thought slavery was doomed anyway and would die of natural causes in a generation or so. I haven´t seen "the movie" and have no idea how it represents all this. Lincoln believed colonization of freed slaves was the only answer to the race issue. He couldn´t convince enough people, black or white, to get this project firmly established. He never changed his mind that whites and blacks simply were not meant to live together and that it would be better for everybody if they didn´t try.

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