Category Archives: Abraham Lincoln
Partial transcript from Donald Trump and Bob Woodward March 31, 2016 interview:
BW: Which is the party of Lincoln and the party of Nixon. . . . And so we have this party that you are running to be the nominee in, and it’s got two heritages. Lincoln and Nixon.
DT: That’s true. That’s true.
BW: And why did Lincoln succeed? Thought about that at all?
DT: Well, I think Lincoln succeeded for numerous reasons. He was a man who was of great intelligence, which most presidents would be. But he was a man of great intelligence, but he was also a man that did something that was a very vital thing to do at that time. Ten years before or 20 years before, what he was doing would never have even been thought possible. So he did something that was a very important thing to do, and especially at that time.
DT: And Nixon failed, I think to a certain extent, because of his personality. You know? It was just that personality. Very severe, very exclusive. In other words, people couldn’t come in. And people didn’t like him. I mean, people didn’t like him.
H/t Pistol Pete
I want to thank Barack Obama for changes I can believe in!
Obama has destroyed the Democratic Party.
In 2006 and 2008, Democrats picked up 14 Senate seats and 52 House seats and the press was touting the death of the GOP. In 2010 and 2012, voters decisively returned control of Congress to Republicans. Obama’s leadership also brought low the Kennedy and Clinton dynasties and bumped Jimmy Carter out of the “Worst President Ever” spot, which I’m sure is a comfort to the good folks of Georgia.
Obama has completely exposed Liberals and Progressives to a new generation.
While Democrats pompously claim to be helping the poor with their tax, borrow and spend policies, what really happens is that they reward themselves and political cronies with enormous wealth while driving the poor and middle class down. They ignore our safety at home and abroad by allowing infrastructure to decay and refusing to defend us from our enemies.
Obama has brought more Americans back to the Conservative Movement than anyone since Reagan.
Talk about community organizing! Just in his first year in the White House, Obama almost single-handedly shook millions of freedom-loving Americans out of their political lethargy and launched them into the Tea Party movement. After six years, the Tea Party is still going strong, while the Democrats’ counter “movements” — Occupy and Coffee Party — have faded from memory like one-hit rock bands.
Obama has rejuvenated Americans’ commitment to protecting and defending ALL of our rights.
During the Obama’s years, abortion rates have declined, a record number of abortion clinics have closed, sales of firearms and ammunition have sky-rocketed, traditionally Democrat groups, like Blacks and Catholics, have woken up to the fact that Democrat policies destroy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and disgust with the Democrat-shilling media has risen to the point where this year’s Most Trusted Journalist is Fox’s Bret Baier.
So, again, I say thanks to Barack Obama! (And don’t let the door smack you on the butt when you leave.)
The White House announced it is forging ahead with its fascistic EPA “climate” regulations AND taunting Republicans, saying there’s little they can do to stop it.
In other words, their response to our voting in a Republican majority is “Fuck You.”
Clearly, the Empty Suit’s disdain for us has in no way been diminished by having his butt kicked earlier this month.
McConnell noted, “They’ve been on a rampage all across the country. And I think coal is the most conspicuous example, but it’s happening in a lot of other areas and I think you’re going to see bipartisan support for trying to rein them in.”
Although we won’t have a veto-proof majority, passing bills and forcing Obama to veto them will keep this crap tied up and in the headlines. We also have the courts, where the EPA’s authority to limit emissions have been and will likely continue to be challenged.
- H/t Pistol Pete
- White House taunts GOP on climate change: ‘I don’t believe they can stop us’
By Ben Wolfgang – The Washington Times – Monday, November 17, 2014
Thousands gathered today at the Civil War battlefield where, 150 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln gave his most famous speech. The text below is from the hand-written copy he signed and dated. It is on display in the Lincoln Room of the White House.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
November 19, 1863
Note: There are 5 known drafts of the speech handwritten by Lincoln himself. They differ slightly from one another, but the one above is considered the authoritative version, because it’s the only one Lincoln signed and dated.
Although President Obama refused to attend the anniversary celebration, he did agree to recite a version of the Gettysburg Address in front of a camera. But he didn’t use the authoritative text. Instead, he used a version known as the “Nicolay copy” … one that does not include “under God.”
This is not the first (or second or third) time Obama has left God out of our history. Three times in the fall of 2010, Obama deliberately misquoted the Declaration of Independence’s passage about inalienable rights, leaving out the words “by the Creator.”
And in November of 2010, he told an audience that the US national motto is “E Pluribus Unum” meaning “Out of Many, One.” As per Congressional decree, the official motto of the United States is “In God We Trust.”
He also leaves God out of Thanksgiving as much as possible. The holiday’s original purpose was to thank God for our blessings and presidents have proclaimed this over and over and over. In President Obama’s first Thanksgiving Proclamation, he made history by leaving God out.
Because of the outcry, his subsequent written proclamations have made prominent mention of God; however, the Thanksgiving addresses he records and posts to YouTube do not. According to him, Thanksgiving is just a time for thanking other people and being generically grateful for our blessings.
Compare versions @ http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/2012/11/read-six-different-versions-of-the-gettysburg-address/
Last month, the U.S. Senate barely passed an amendment to protect our Second Amendment rights from an anti-gun-rights United Nations treaty.
Before taking office, every Senator took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution.
Every Senator who voted AGAINST this amendment is a hypocrite and a traitor.
Hypocrite: A person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs.
Traitor: A person who betrays a trust or is false to an obligation or duty.
If you don’t like something that’s in the Constitution, we have a legal means for amending it. But so long as it says we have a right to bear arms, then Senators who take an oath to protect that right have no business voting to give it away.
Even if you hate guns, you should be concerned that 46 U.S. Senators were so ready and willing to give away one of our constitutional rights, because one right is as easy to snatch as another.
Surely there are some rights you DO care about. If they take guns away, what will be next? Freedom of the press? Freedom to peaceably assemble? Freedom of speech? Freedom to worship or not, as you choose? Freedom to own property? Freedom to travel where we want?
In 1789, President George Washington declared “Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be. That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks – for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation.”
In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared ” I do therefore invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.”
In 2012, for the fourth year in a row, President Barack Obama left any mention of God out of the Presidential Thanksgiving proclamation.
By Chrissy the Hyphenated [click graphics to embiggen for easier reading]
Hey bob! I graphicked that Lincoln-Obama list you shared in
I altered the text somewhat, because Obama is NOT a lawyer and that’s something I think needs to be more generally known. He WAS a lawyer. So was Michelle. But NEITHER of them is a lawyer now. He retired. She had her license revoked by court order.
See more detailed evidence in Much Ado About Nothing Much album
A lawyer I know mentioned to me that her assistant is a former lawyer. I was puzzled and asked her how someone becomes a former lawyer. She said a few people, like her assistant, go through all the pain and expense of law school and passing the bar exam, then find out they HATE being lawyers and voluntarily retire or simply allow their licenses to lapse.
But most former lawyers lose their licenses because they misbehave. Some have their licenses revoked by court order. Others formally retire rather than face charges that could become public record.
When Michelle and Barack were asked about their lack of law licenses, they said they had decided not to waste money on license renewals because they’d decided to “sacrifice” themselves and work in the public sector. This is how they became multi-millionaires with a lifetime pension and never-ending, gold-plated health care benefits … by sacrificing themselves on the altar of public service.
Anyway, it’s a lot of bologna. The cost of keeping a professional license current is minimal; the cost of getting re-licensed is enormous. Doctors, nurses, architects, lawyers etc. … they don’t let their licenses lapse to save a few bucks, even if they don’t plan to practice again any time soon. It’s prestigious to have the license, it’s handy if a loved one needs a favor, and anyway, they might want to practice down the road, maybe dabble part time.
Besides, I found evidence of three very high profile career politicians who not only kept their law licenses current, but who had them suspended or revoked only after they left office. The reasons the courts cited may shed light on why the Obamas are no longer authorized to practice.
Bill Clinton, Governor of Arkansas and President of the United States, had his law license suspended by the court for 5 years (with a $25,000 fine) for “giving knowingly evasive and misleading discovery responses concerning his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.”
Spiro Agnew, Governor of Maryland and Vice President of the United States, lost his license after he left the White House. The court noted that disbarment follows as a matter of course “when a member of the bar is shown to be willfully dishonest for personal gain by means of fraud, deceit, cheating or like conduct.”
Richard Nixon, Congressman, Vice President and President, had his law license stripped after he left the White House, because the court found him guilty of the “most serious offense” of obstructing justice in the Watergate affair.
By Chrissy the Hyphenated [click on graphics to embiggen for easier reading]
If Lincoln had been like Obama, he would have let the south secede and keep its slaves.
Posted in “Like Lincoln … he wishes” album