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Obama to Deliver State of the Union on Lincoln's Birthday
Thw Weekly Standard ^ | 1/11/13 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 01/11/2013 9:54:15 PM PST by originalbuckeye

President Barack Obama will deliver this year's State of the Union Address on February 12, which is the same day as Abraham Lincoln's birthday.

"Our nation continues to face immense challenges, and the American people expect us to work together in the new year to find meaningful solutions," House speaker John Boehner writes in a letter to Obama, inviting him to deliver the address. "This will require a willingness to seek common ground as well as presidential leadership. For that reason, the Congress and the Nation would welcome an opportunity to hear your plan and specific solutions for addressing America’s great challenges. Therefore, it is my privilege to invite you to speak before a Joint Session of Congress on February 12, 2013 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol Building."

It's been reported that Obama has accepted Boehner's invitation to speak on Lincoln's birthday


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; sotu
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Have we EVER had a Pres..ent so long on symbolism and so short on substance??? I am so embarrassed that so many Americans were so stupid in November. Lord, please save our country from those who would destroy it.
1 posted on 01/11/2013 9:54:24 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: originalbuckeye

why the heck did Boehner offer to have the SOTU on Lincoln’s birthday? This almost sounds like Chamberlain & Hitler where Chamberlain offers to do something he thinks Hitler will like in order to appease him.


2 posted on 01/11/2013 9:56:55 PM PST by plain talk
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To: originalbuckeye

Will he be taking in the theater later that night?


3 posted on 01/11/2013 10:00:38 PM PST by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: originalbuckeye

Gee, I look forward to not watching is moment in history. I would rather watch reruns of anything instead. My BS meter has about run dry listening to this asshat.


4 posted on 01/11/2013 10:02:03 PM PST by doc1019
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To: DaveyB

sic semper obamus


5 posted on 01/11/2013 10:04:51 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: originalbuckeye

You said it well!


6 posted on 01/11/2013 10:08:26 PM PST by frnewsjunkie
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To: originalbuckeye

That photo shop on Drudge makes the ONE look eerily similar to Lincoln.


7 posted on 01/11/2013 10:11:40 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: DaveyB

What is running at the Ford theater?


8 posted on 01/11/2013 10:13:17 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: plain talk

I’m dead sick of Chamberlain bashing. Absolutely everything was worse after the war from Britain’s perspective: no more empire (if you care about that sorta thing), lack of money, a bigger Welfare State, foreign policy dictated by foreigners, and a menace at least as bad in Central Europe without Germany as a buffer. If Churchill’s so damn perspicacious and Chamberlain so shortsighted, how come the former didn’t see that coming?

Oh, I forgot, the alternative was German global domination and slavery/rape/death for their countrymen. That’s what the “finest hour” speech was getting at. Except it’s malarkey. Hitler didn’t want to fight the West. He was pointed the other way. But France and Britain had to protect their ally Poland, unlike their other allies, and so made war. A handful of years later they actively participated in giving up the Poles to an evil totalitarian regime, only a different one this time.

What Churchill types wanted was to remain preeminent world powers. That’s exactly what they weren’t postwar, partly because of fighting it. And the world was arguably a worse place.


9 posted on 01/11/2013 10:19:57 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: entropy12

Well, maybe it’s hinting that it’s time for another civil war.


10 posted on 01/11/2013 10:21:48 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Tublecane

So, uh, how’d you like “Triumph of Will” Mrs. Lincoln?


11 posted on 01/11/2013 10:24:56 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: originalbuckeye

Hmm... Hussein seeking some sort of honor at the Oscars.


12 posted on 01/11/2013 10:28:13 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: tumblindice

Huh?


13 posted on 01/11/2013 10:30:31 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: tumblindice

If I’m a Nazi or fellow traveler for posting that, does that make you a commie or commie sympathizer?


14 posted on 01/11/2013 10:32:14 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: originalbuckeye

>> Have we EVER had a Pres..ent so long on symbolism and so short on substance?

He will only be remembered for his Marxism.


15 posted on 01/11/2013 11:05:39 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: originalbuckeye

He will thus remind the world that not all Illinois lawyers are created equal.


16 posted on 01/11/2013 11:10:27 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: max americana
sic semper obamus

Shouldn't that be sic semper Obamo? You want the dative ... After all, you are advocating putting something to the man.

17 posted on 01/11/2013 11:20:39 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: originalbuckeye

18 posted on 01/11/2013 11:39:18 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: cynwoody

That reminds me of that scene where the Centurion lectures Brian (”Romanes eunt domus?!”...)


19 posted on 01/12/2013 12:05:27 AM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: rfp1234
That reminds me of that scene where the Centurion lectures Brian (”Romanes eunt domus?!”...)

Romani, ite domum!

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=romani%20ite%20domum

The Urbaan Dictionary is the final authority on languages, dead or alive.

20 posted on 01/12/2013 12:20:27 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: entropy12

Just remember to tell the idiots, “ you do know Lincoln was a Republican, right?”
It blows their mind when I point that out to the idiot socialists at work, they have no clue. Some have even denied it.


21 posted on 01/12/2013 12:32:52 AM PST by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it)
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To: originalbuckeye
Guess he'll make multiple references to the Gettysburg Address and how he enjoyed reading it many times as he was growing up in Ken***, I mean Hawaii.
22 posted on 01/12/2013 1:40:42 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: OneWingedShark
"Well, maybe it’s hinting that it’s time for another civil war."

R'ut R'oh.......

23 posted on 01/12/2013 1:50:19 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: Gene Eric

His big ears will be remembered, too!


24 posted on 01/12/2013 3:00:50 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: originalbuckeye

Is he heading to Ford Theatre afterwards?


25 posted on 01/12/2013 4:04:36 AM PST by gotribe (obama = the Great Divider)
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To: originalbuckeye
If boner had balls... obama would be speaking from the oral orifice.

LLS

26 posted on 01/12/2013 4:08:25 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: originalbuckeye

Smells like Fort Sumter these days . . .


27 posted on 01/12/2013 4:22:08 AM PST by tomkat (HELL NO)
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To: originalbuckeye

Appropriate, since Lincoln freed the enslaved, and Obama has enslaved the free....


28 posted on 01/12/2013 4:22:42 AM PST by freebilly
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To: originalbuckeye

Obama is trying so hard to go down in history as a modern day Lincoln.
I wonder if he knows about this Lincoln quote:

“I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and political equality of the white and black races - that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race. I say upon this occasion I do not perceive that because the white man is to have the superior position the negro should be denied everything.”

-Fourth Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Charleston, Illinois, September 18, 1858 (The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume III, pp. 145-146.)

http://ourfoundingtruth.blogspot.com/2009/02/abraham-lincoln-racist.html


29 posted on 01/12/2013 4:23:57 AM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: plain talk

boner is talking about willingness to find common ground and presidential leadership to address our challenges.

HAH.
There is no common ground between baraq and the US citizen. Nothing.
Presidentail leadership? He is leader of his supporters, not of this country.


30 posted on 01/12/2013 5:11:00 AM PST by Texas resident (I'm not a lawyer, but I play one on FR)
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To: 9422WMR

The rewriting of history is an essential part of a communist takeover.

Heard someone today talking about the Republicans in Tammany Hall.


31 posted on 01/12/2013 5:22:01 AM PST by firebrand
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To: plain talk

It’s time for our own “night of the long knives”.


32 posted on 01/12/2013 5:34:39 AM PST by kneehurts
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To: originalbuckeye
< mockery>

He'll probably be even more open as to his intentions by using Abraham Lincoln to support his feeeeeeeeeeeelings about Constitutional guarantees.

About habeas corpus:

Defending his position on habeas corpus Lincoln asked concerning a writ of habeas corpus: should everything fail because that one law "made in such extreme tenderness of the citizens' liberty that practically it relieves more of the guilty than of the innocent [cannot] to a very limited extent be violated?" You want "the government itself go to pieces?"

"'Such extreme tenderness of citizens' liberty', harms the Nation," said President Obama. "We yield way too much to accommodate the masses and ignore the government. I have not given them such human rights, former president Clinton is correct when he said that there is too much freedom for them."

< /mockery>

33 posted on 01/12/2013 5:37:12 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: originalbuckeye
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34 posted on 01/12/2013 6:10:32 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: originalbuckeye

Obama and his followers really believe he’s the 2nd coming of Lincoln, Roosevelt and Christ.

His arrogance is boundless- a good example of why you should not believe your press. But he should be warned- pride goeth before a fall


35 posted on 01/12/2013 6:21:22 AM PST by Babashane
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To: kneehurts

I am more afraid of a ‘Kristallnacht’against all those who disagree with the Won.

“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.” Thomas Jefferson


36 posted on 01/12/2013 6:49:48 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: 9422WMR

“Just remember to tell the idiots, “ you do know Lincoln was a Republican, right?”
It blows their mind when I point that out to the idiot socialists at work, they have no clue. Some have even denied it.”

It is a trade market of socialist & leftist to know as little as possible about history, economics, or reason. Given that we are all given that ideology in the Government schools and media propaganda, what separates us from them is that we know this ideology is a failed one that has led to more death, misery and destruction than any other in the history of mankind.

In short this conflict among our people is between those that know better and those that don’t.


37 posted on 01/12/2013 7:37:17 AM PST by Monorprise
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To: freebilly

“Appropriate, since Lincoln freed the enslaved, and Obama has enslaved the free....”

Life does have its little ironies.

We all seem to expect Obama to exploit the occasion to make a remark in support of his favorite subject slavery to the state.


38 posted on 01/12/2013 7:41:20 AM PST by Monorprise
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To: Monorprise
>>“Appropriate, since Lincoln freed the enslaved, and Obama has enslaved the free....”
>
Life does have its little ironies.

I will not deny that Obama has made us less free; however, much of our enslavement came long before he appeared on the scene.
Income-tax withholdings are, by far, the most vile and immoral tool of our enslavement: for we cannot even refuse to pay our masters, they that take our due pay before it even enters our hand. It was the 16th Amendment that re-instituted slavery.

39 posted on 01/12/2013 9:17:52 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: originalbuckeye

C’mon folks this should all be obvious to everyone. President Obama is going to use one of Lincoln’s bibles for his swearing in a little more than a week from today and then deliver his state of the union on Abe’s birthday. The symbolism is obvious but this is the president’s and the Democratic Party’s “in your face” swipe at us and they will love every minute of rubbing our noses in it. The GOP establishment wusses still think we can find common ground with these people but they want to mock and ultimately destroy us and this is a subtle reminder of that.


40 posted on 01/12/2013 10:53:12 AM PST by dowcaet
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To: OneWingedShark

>”>>“Appropriate, since Lincoln freed the enslaved, and Obama has enslaved the free....”
>”>
Life does have its little ironies.
I will not deny that Obama has made us less free; however, much of our enslavement came long before he appeared on the scene.
Income-tax withholdings are, by far, the most vile and immoral tool of our enslavement: for we cannot even refuse to pay our masters, they that take our due pay before it even enters our hand. It was the 16th Amendment that re-instituted slavery.

Once again I find-myself in agreement. Perhaps maybe one of us should start debating with liberals on their forums?

I think it is interesting that the income tax withholding(payment by employee) started in world war 2 because a lot of people were failing to pay any income taxes and the Federal Government could not go after them all.

So as usual they target a smaller more manageable minority.
Namely business owners who generally have stationary locations in which to visit in addition to being much fewer in number than the general population. The measure was controversial at the time for exactly the reasons you described. But like most Government evils it was never over turned.


41 posted on 01/12/2013 11:31:09 AM PST by Monorprise
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To: dowcaet

“C’mon folks this should all be obvious to everyone. President Obama is going to use one of Lincoln’s bibles for his swearing in a little more than a week from today and then deliver his state of the union on Abe’s birthday. The symbolism is obvious but this is the president’s and the Democratic Party’s “in your face” swipe at us and they will love every minute of rubbing our noses in it. The GOP establishment wusses still think we can find common ground with these people but they want to mock and ultimately destroy us and this is a subtle reminder of that.”

This is true. One really does have to wonder why the left doesn’t understand why the country is becoming ever more hostilities. Their own acts are designed to infuriate the other half.


42 posted on 01/12/2013 11:33:39 AM PST by Monorprise
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To: originalbuckeye

I read the Lincoln movie was nominated for 12 awards. Hmmm..Just in time for the admitted foreign born Kenyans 2nd inauguration after being unconstitutionally elected for a 2nd time even though 3 months later I’m still having a hell of a time finding people who actually voted for this putz.


43 posted on 01/12/2013 11:53:33 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Tublecane
Britain and France correctly figured that they'd have to fight Hitler sooner or later. If they let him have his way on Poland in 1939, he'd gobble up more countries and face them later on with a more powerful Reich.

Of course it's possible that taking over Poland would have brought Germany war with the Soviet Union, but in real history, German and the USSR were willing to form an alliance to carve up Poland and give Hitler an opportunity to expand in other directions.

You know, it's touching to think that Hitler and the Nazis were primarily focused on fighting Russia, Stalin, and Communism, but Hitler was on the Western Front in the First World War, and overturning Germany's humiliation by Britain and France was high on his agenda.

On the welfare state, both Churchill and Chamberlain were ambiguous figures. Neither went as far as Labour, and Churchill tried to make opposition to socialism the defining issue in 1945, but both Churchill and Chamberlain had contributed to the growth of the welfare state when they were in office.

Churchill worship does get out of hand. Britons see Churchill in the round with all his good and bad qualities. Americans tend to co-opt him as a simplistic ideological symbol. We don't see the things about him that really irritated his contemporaries and drove them mad during Churchill's five decades in politics. But understand that it was precisely Chamberlain's government -- not Churchill's -- that decided that Hitler had gone too far and needed to be opposed militarily.

44 posted on 01/12/2013 11:55:02 AM PST by x
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To: cynwoody

Remember that tacky black widow spider dress that Moochelle wore when he was elected the first time?

symbolism and wicked games.


45 posted on 01/12/2013 2:13:27 PM PST by SisterK (Freedom to Fascism. Aaron Russo)
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To: originalbuckeye

It’s going to be a speech to avoid and a troublesome 4 more years.


46 posted on 01/12/2013 4:00:44 PM PST by unique3
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To: originalbuckeye

Sorry Obama, your nothing but a bump on a gnats ass compared to PRESIDENT Lincoln.

F u B O !!


47 posted on 01/12/2013 4:37:56 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: SisterK

All the symbolism in the world isn’t going to save Obama from the monkey on his back.

No, not Michelle. It is Madame Cocaine.


48 posted on 01/12/2013 5:22:03 PM PST by miserare
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To: miserare

Madame Cocaine?
The seduction of Self-Destruct?


49 posted on 01/12/2013 5:44:22 PM PST by SisterK (Freedom to Fascism. Aaron Russo)
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I'm sure this speech will enlighten us with truth and understanding.

50 posted on 01/12/2013 5:53:25 PM PST by NoRedTape
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