Skip to comments.Obama, Lincoln, 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address: Which doesn’t belong and why?
Posted on 11/19/2013 7:06:25 AM PST by NOBO2012
Why would a man as enamored of Abraham Lincoln, as Big Guy professes to be, pass up the opportunity to attend the 150th anniversary celebration of what is perhaps the most historic address in American history? Ill try to explain.
First, a brief review of how Barry has displayed his admiration for Lincoln, the man and the President, from the moment he decided he wanted to be the leader of the free world:
And I can bear witness to the fact that, just like Hillary used to commune with previous FLOTUS Eleanor Roosevelt while she and Bubba lived here, Big Guy has been known to commune with Abe as well.
It started out well enough, with weekly consultations on matters of policy:
You know son, a Team of Rivals should really include, well, a few of your rivals.
And he even ran over to the Lincoln Memorial from time to time, to commiserate at the feet of President Lincoln.
Butt soon, Abe started to tell him things he didnt want to hear:
Get your feet off the furniture, son.
And soon, Barry began to grow a little paranoid, complaining about Abe constantly looking over his shoulder,
in a judgmental way that Big Guy was neither used to or comfortable with. In fact, Abe started second-guessing some of the decisions BO wasnt making,
What on earth were you thinking, leaving our boys in Benghazi like that, son?
an some of the issues he wasnt being advised of:
Fast and Furious, the IRS and NSA: seriously? Nobody told you? Seriously?
Soon their weekly coaching sessions began to be less productive than they once were:
What do you mean that I cant just take over a sixth of the economy? And no, I dont think Ive got things upside down.
Shortly after that, BO began to find his little ad hoc discussions with Abe less and less fulfilling:
Why are you handing out more candy when we cant even pay for last years?
And BO began to resent Abe leaving calling cards laying around the Big White House inscribed with cryptic little messages:
So as Barry reviewed the Gettysburg Address, and saw that Abe had managed to pack more import into a 2 minute speech than he has after 5 1/2 years of eloquent articulation, he started to feel no, not inadequate; more like unappreciated. And you know how prickly people can get when they no longer feel like theyre getting their props:
Pic h/t to the enduring wisdom of Cripes Suzette
So, yes, Barry blew off the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address in order to address the Wall Street Journals annual CEO council meeting. The WSJ doesnt mind if he uses TOTUS to help him with his words, and they dont try to make him feel smaller for it. Unlike certain other people around here who have taken to criticizing almost everything Big Guy does lately.
Speak from the heart, son; youll cast a much longer shadow.
The Gettysburg Address, delivered on November 19, 1863, as inscribed on the South Wall of the Lincoln Memorial:
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 BATTLEFIELD 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
I said scram!
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
I don’t think he would get a very good reception at the meeting. The audience is not screened like most of his events.
He is a coward, he is afraid of being around people who will boo him and disagree with him! He is nothing, zip, zero, nada! Scared little nothing bustard, afraid to be where real patriots died.
...that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that
this the nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom...
No other person reading the Gettysburg Address on that site made that omission. Shades of "endowed
by their Creator with certain inalienable rights."
Is this guy Damien Thorne, or what?
Yo Aber, I’m really happy for you, I’ll let you finish, but Obama is one of the best orators of all time. One of the best orators of all time!
We can't really know Obama's motive since he won't say (and would probably be lying if he gave us a reason), but Henninger talked about how Obama's agenda is the opposite of what Lincoln talked about in his Gettysburg Address. "New birth of freedom" vs. more power to the government.
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