President Barack Obama´s affinity for Abraham Lincoln was on display through his political rise, but he won´t be on hand to mark one of the 16th president´s signature moments. Obama has refused to attend the 150th anniversary of Lincoln´s Gettysburg Address in Pennsylvania on November 19. His decision, which has not been explained, has infuriated local media. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will represent the administration, sharing keynote speaker status with historian James McPherson. [Snip] ´For a president who has so demonstrably associated himself with Lincoln--the heir of Lincoln´s policies who announced his candidacy from the steps of
What idiot would want to invite him in the first place? Oh yeah, the same idiots who invited serial plagiarizer Doris Kearns Goodwin to ruin the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg with a hyper-partisan leftoid screed.
I`m glad he won`t be in attendance. Who wants to hear another hate-America political speech from a guy that loves to cause people misery? I expect Obama to do something on November 19th to draw attention away from the Gettysburg event. After all, it`s all about him.
Personally, I think it´s great that Obama won´t be there. I have a nephew who owns a business on one of the main streets in Gettysburg, and I don´t think Obama´s not being there will affect the day very much.
The re-enactors of the Civil War have been working for this day for years. My nephew has been a re-enactor for over twenty years and was even in the movie Gettysburg which was filmed at Gettysburg. I doubt if the re-enactors are very disappointed.
If a member of the Eisenhower family read the address, it would be more appropriate, since President Eisenhower´s farm is a tourist attraction just outside of Gettysburg. Ike retired there after his term in office.
It would really be nice if they could find a descendant of Abe Lincoln to read the address.
All this decision proves to me is that Obama isn´t a proud American. Bless you #3 - I agree Obama couldn´t come close to Honest Abe.
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Ken M., 11/1/2013 10:15:18 PM (No. 9594406)
Very much in agreement with other posters here.
FTA: "... He identifies with Lincoln and knows a great deal about him ..." (historian James McPherson)
How many of us would concur with that?? Another "scholarly" airhead, completely out of touch with the real world.
Real world: Øbamster ordered a researcher to come up with a bunch of Lincoln quotes, then had some other lackey spread them around in the texts to be fed to the TelePrompter. Then use them in -- who knows how many -- "campaign mode" speeches.
Obama usually only makes appearances on liberal college campuses where the audience can be completely controlled with his crew being able to beforehand screen all attendees to ensure that no enemy Republicans are allowed in, that the vast majority of the audience consists of young naïve students and that a diverse group of useful idiots is be posed around him. Only then will Obama ride his teleprompter.
At Gettysburg, Obama would be expected to appear on an open air platform facing thousands of Americans of uncertain political leanings in the National Soldiers Cemetery. With Obama there the platform would be fronted by a very thick wall of bulletproof glass that many would think unseemly at such a patriotic event. Chances are that Obama would give a political speech not in keeping with the occasion. Maybe it is better that he stays away.
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