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David Gregory to Obama: 'Is This Your Lincoln Moment?'
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Posted on 12/30/2012 10:38:51 AM PST by Sub-Driver

David Gregory to Obama: 'Is This Your Lincoln Moment?' Obama: "I never compare myself to Lincoln." Daniel Halper December 30, 2012 11:06 AM

NBC host David Gregory asked President Barack Obama this morning, "Is this your Lincoln moment?"

The question came up after Obama invoked the movie Lincoln when talking about Republicans and Democrats coming together to work out a deal on the "fiscal cliff.

"Well, no," Obama said in response to Gregory's question. "Look, a) I never compare myself to Lincoln. And b) obviously the magnitude of the issues is quite different from the Civil War and slavery. The point, though, is democracy has always been messy. We're a big diverse country that is constantly sort of arguing about all kinds of stuff. But eventually, we do the right thing."


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Wipe your chin David.........
1 posted on 12/30/2012 10:38:52 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
obviously the magnitude of the issues is quite different from the Civil War and slavery

Nope. It is exactly a civil war (fought by one side, so far) and slavery (state slavery)

2 posted on 12/30/2012 10:42:00 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

Butt sucking root smoocher. How he looks at himself in the mirror is a mystery.


3 posted on 12/30/2012 10:42:08 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Sub-Driver
David Gregory to Obama: 'Is This Your Lincoln Moment?'

Lol! I could make a Ford's theater joke but it might get me a visit from the secret service....

4 posted on 12/30/2012 10:43:26 AM PST by apillar
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To: apillar

We don’t know you.


5 posted on 12/30/2012 10:45:06 AM PST by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Gotta keep the myth and delusion alive. If was part of the myth, they would offer you tainted koolaid.


6 posted on 12/30/2012 10:47:15 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wait until Obama starts the American Spring David, and then ask the question.


7 posted on 12/30/2012 10:49:00 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Sub-Driver

“But eventually, we do the right thing.”

Oh, really? Like running up the biggest debt in American history and having the longest period of 7%+ unemployment since the Great Depression? That kind of right thing?


8 posted on 12/30/2012 10:50:17 AM PST by princeofdarkness ( Nobama. No more. No way. November 2012.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hope they both have RU86


9 posted on 12/30/2012 10:52:00 AM PST by Happy Rain ("November 6, 2011--the day Joeseph Smith and Brigham Young finally got payback.")
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To: Sub-Driver

When narcissists collide.


10 posted on 12/30/2012 10:52:22 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Sub-Driver

11 posted on 12/30/2012 10:53:15 AM PST by mikrofon (He didn't "build" that...)
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To: Sub-Driver

‘Is This Your Lincoln Moment?’

Lincoln played golf?


12 posted on 12/30/2012 10:54:15 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: Happy Rain

Oops, on my tagline I meant “2012.”

sorry


13 posted on 12/30/2012 10:55:20 AM PST by Happy Rain ("November 6, 2011--the day Joeseph Smith and Brigham Young finally got payback.")
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To: apillar
Well there may be more truth than Gregory realizes. After all, it was Lincoln that turned the United States from a lose collection of Sovereign states with a weak central government into the “Hotel California” where you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave (the Republic). Obama is just the latest in that line of tyrants that puts the boot of the mighty imperial federal government on the necks of the states and citizens.
14 posted on 12/30/2012 10:56:05 AM PST by apillar
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To: Sub-Driver

Has David wiped the brown from his nose yet?


15 posted on 12/30/2012 10:56:45 AM PST by ABQHispConservative (Only fake Christians vote or are Democrats.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I had to turn this off. When the uniquely smarmy,
Iago-esque Gregory asked: “Why don’t Republicans respect you? What is it about you that they...dislike?” Obama didn’t have to take the bait because it wasn’t necessary.

Oh, Tim Russert! I miss you.


16 posted on 12/30/2012 11:01:05 AM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Sub-Driver

When CWII starts, before we even settle things with the traitorous,corrupt, POS politicians, we need to take care of the MSM. They need to feel it first.


17 posted on 12/30/2012 11:05:10 AM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: Sub-Driver
Given that Obambi and his democrat synchophants wish to further enslave the taxpayers, I would say that he's the anti-Lincoln. At least in that respect. Time will tell if he decides to wage a hot war on the American people.
18 posted on 12/30/2012 11:07:02 AM PST by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: apillar
After all, it was Lincoln that turned the United States from a lose collection of Sovereign states with a weak central government into the “Hotel California” where you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave (the Republic).

No matter what any past, present or future President has done or does, they can never be or could be as bad and harmful as Lincoln. He destroyed the founder's republic - forever.

Sic Semper Tyrannis.

19 posted on 12/30/2012 11:08:00 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I never compare myself to Lincoln..

Good idea,Osama...particularly given that so many in this country compare you to Carter.Abd in an unflattering way,to be sure.

20 posted on 12/30/2012 11:09:34 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: apillar
The results of America's 2nd Great Patriotic War Against Centralized Tyranny (1861-1865) was the ONLY and I mean ONLY one in human history where the ends did indeed justify the means...

...it was a fortunate fluke but a fluke nonetheless by American traditions...

...we won't lose again with the 3rd.

21 posted on 12/30/2012 11:12:27 AM PST by Happy Rain ("November 6, 2012--the day Joe Smith and Brigham Young finally got their revenge on America.")
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To: Sub-Driver
"Look, a) I never compare myself to Lincoln..."

Interpretation: I consider myself comparable to Lincoln -- and FDR too for that matter -- but after thinking long and hard about whether to say so out loud, I have determined it makes better political sense not to. Instead I rely on sycophants like you, David, to make the comparison. So thank you.

22 posted on 12/30/2012 11:15:10 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: miss marmelstein

Tim Russert jumped aboard the O train just before his demise.


23 posted on 12/30/2012 11:15:46 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Sub-Driver
'Is This Your Lincoln Moment?'

He only has Buick Moments.
24 posted on 12/30/2012 11:17:15 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What? Barry’s going to emancipate the blacks from the Dem plantation????


25 posted on 12/30/2012 11:20:00 AM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

Considering Obama and Reid are co- conspirators in this kabuki dance over the fiscal cliff.... It’s hardly a “Lincoln Moment “ ....


26 posted on 12/30/2012 11:22:02 AM PST by JZoback
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To: Sub-Driver

” I never compare myself to Lincoln.”

Next sentence: “ Why the hell do you think I hire so many flunkies, including you?”


27 posted on 12/30/2012 11:22:58 AM PST by DPMD
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To: Sub-Driver

It is his Hitler moment.


28 posted on 12/30/2012 11:23:20 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Sub-Driver
"I never compare myself to Lincoln."

Oh, bullcrap.

In fact, the only time he isn't comparing himself to Lincoln, or encouraging others to compare him to Lincoln, is when he's trying to compare himself to Reagan.

Obama's Lincoln Legacy - Bloomberg

Obama Looks to Lincoln

The Obama-Lincoln Parallel: A Closer Look

Lincoln points Obama to the high ground

The Similarities and Connections Between President Obama and President Lincoln

Obama: I have it tougher than Abe Lincoln

Obama and Debt Crisis Like Lincoln and Emancipation Proclamation?


29 posted on 12/30/2012 11:26:45 AM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: Sub-Driver
“I never compare myself to Lincoln”

translated: “I make slaves not free them.”

30 posted on 12/30/2012 11:26:45 AM PST by Happy Rain ("November 6, 2012--the day Joe Smith and Brigham Young finally got their revenge on America.")
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To: Sub-Driver

A snippet for David Gregory: “...even to those addressed to gods, as exemplified in the common Tikopian prayer that prefaced many supplications with “I eat ten times your excrement.” From Polynesia in Early Historic Times, by Douglas L. Oliver


31 posted on 12/30/2012 11:28:25 AM PST by omega4412
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To: Sub-Driver
The point, though, is democracy has always been messy.

There he goes again.

32 posted on 12/30/2012 11:28:25 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Sub-Driver

With worshippers like this, no wonder the Kenyan thinks he’s God.

Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all kinds of musick, all the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshipped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.


33 posted on 12/30/2012 11:28:43 AM PST by fattigermaster
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To: bmwcyle

I think John Bolton meant the top 10 floors of the NY Slimes building.

If the media did its job, Obama would be sitting in a bar in Chicago blackmailing some company.


34 posted on 12/30/2012 11:30:29 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (You can't bring something to its knees that refuses to stand on its own)
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To: Sub-Driver

“I never compare myself to Lincoln.”

http://abrahamlincolnblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/lincoln-bible-will-be-used-by-obama-at.html

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President-Elect Barack Obama has been doing his best to “channel” Abraham Lincoln ever since he kicked off his campaign for the presidency. He began his campaign in Springfield, Illinois at the steps of the Old State Capitol, where Lincoln served for eight years in the Illinois Legislature. He’s referred to Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Team Of Rivals” countless times both during and after the campaign. The President-Elect will partially re-trace the route taken by Lincoln to the nation’s capital, departing from Philadelphia on a train. A welcoming ceremony will be held at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18. Just announced this morning is yet another move by Obama to honor the memory of his political hero, Abraham Lincoln.

According to the Presidential Inaugural Committee website, Mr. Obama will be sworn in as the nation’s 44th president while he places his hand on the Bible used by Abraham Lincoln on March 4, 1861 during Lincoln’s first inauguration. This will mark the first time that this particular Bible will be used at a presidential swearing-in since Lincoln himself used it. The Lincoln Bible is in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress, which was under no obligation to let it be used by Obama.

According to the site, Obama is “is deeply honored that the Library of Congress has made the Lincoln Bible available for use during his swearing-in. The President-elect is committed to holding an inauguration that celebrates the unity of America, and the use of this historic Bible will provide a powerful connection to our common past and common heritage.”

end quote


35 posted on 12/30/2012 11:30:40 AM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: miss marmelstein
Oh, Tim Russert! I miss you.

Russert was a well disguised hack as evedenced by his son Luke. Where do you think luke got his attitude and "facts" from? Tim's only redeeeming feature was that he did not spew hate and venom like many on the left. He acted as a gentleman, a rarity for the progs thses days.

36 posted on 12/30/2012 11:32:21 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (We have crossed the line from independence & liberty to dependency & servitude. We are doomed)
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To: Moonman62
Messy Democracy= free people wrestling in jello.

Clean Socialism= dead people decomposing in sewage.

Marxism 101.

37 posted on 12/30/2012 11:33:03 AM PST by Happy Rain ("November 6, 2012--the day Joe Smith and Brigham Young finally got their revenge on America.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Beat me to it.


38 posted on 12/30/2012 11:34:17 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Sub-Driver

...and scrape those pearls off your shoulder!

Was Obozo heading to the theater tonight??


39 posted on 12/30/2012 11:43:57 AM PST by Dick Bachert (An ARMED society is a POLITE society!)
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To: Sub-Driver

...and scrape those pearls off your shoulder!

Was Obozo heading to the theater tonight??


40 posted on 12/30/2012 11:44:09 AM PST by Dick Bachert (An ARMED society is a POLITE society!)
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To: Sub-Driver
David Gregory wants obozo to go to Ford's theater? That is a little extreme I would just rather have him kicked out of office, but hey I won't argue.
41 posted on 12/30/2012 11:44:54 AM PST by Hope for the Republic (The 1st amendment is protected by the 2nd amendment)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

It is not just the media. Obama’s success goes deeper. He is supported by people who have much more power. They fix elections and have large sums of money. They have people killed and they own most of Congress. Media is just one branch.


42 posted on 12/30/2012 11:49:34 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Sub-Driver

David Gregory = Monica Lewinsky without the cigar.....


43 posted on 12/30/2012 11:50:07 AM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Thrownatbirth
He only has Buick Ford Pinto Moments. fixed it for you.
44 posted on 12/30/2012 11:50:07 AM PST by Hope for the Republic (The 1st amendment is protected by the 2nd amendment)
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To: ABQHispConservative
Has David wiped the brown from his nose yet?

As Bowbama was leaving the studio, he reached around to scratch his ass and poked Gregory right in the eye!

45 posted on 12/30/2012 11:50:48 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! (Oathkeeper))
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To: apillar

Lincoln moment?

More like a JFK moment! When Lincoln got taken out, at least everyone knew what the motive was and whom to suspect. Well, OK, JW Booth was a nationally known celebrity who basically admitted he did it on the Ford Theater stage. That helped.

My point being that even though JFK got whacked 50 years ago, reasonable people can still disagree on “who done it” because so many people were PO’d at JFK. So many JFK-haters had the “means, motive and opportunity” (Oswald, LBJ, CIA, Castro, ex-Havana Mob, Miami Mob, New Orleans Mob, Dallas Mob, Chicago Mob...oh, yeah, the Diem family in Vietnam, too!

IMO, the number of folks PO’d at Barry will increase exponentially this year as his failing policies result in more gun-grabbing, job-crushing, economy-crushing, Muslim Bro-promotion headlines.

I personally do NOT want to see every road and public works project named after Barry like they did with JFK. That must not happen.


46 posted on 12/30/2012 11:56:17 AM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: Washi

Creepy ... particularly that last photo. :shudder:


47 posted on 12/30/2012 11:57:06 AM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“So, Lincoln owed everything—his nomination and election—to Northern protectionists, especially the ones in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He was expected to be the enforcer of the Morrill tariff. Understanding all too well that the South Carolina tariff nullifiers had foiled the last attempt to impose a draconian protectionist tariff on the nation by voting in political convention not to collect the 1828 “Tariff of Abominations,” Lincoln literally promised in his first inaugural address a military invasion if the new, tripled tariff rate was not collected.”

Obama is similarly invested in imposing socialist health care and taxing the rich.

See:

Lincoln’s Tariff War
Mises Daily: Monday, May 06, 2002 by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

http://www.mises.org/daily/952

We ought to start calling ObamaCare, ObaminationCare as a faint reference to the Tariff of Abomination.


48 posted on 12/30/2012 12:00:17 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: All

49 posted on 12/30/2012 12:00:17 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: theBuckwheat
I like it.

ObaminationCare


50 posted on 12/30/2012 12:04:41 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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