10 October 2012

Comparing Lincoln & Obama

On Monday, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper tried to brush aside President Barack Obama's poor debate performance against Mitt Romney in Denver by comparing Obama to Abraham Lincoln. Hickenlooper explained that Lincoln was not a great debater even though Lincoln made a name for himself during what are now known as the "Lincoln-Douglas debates." Even more confused, he then said Obama would be one of the greatest presidents in history.

Confused indeed. This is becoming quite a show, isn't it? More here.


13thBama said...

They can keep clicking their heals and saying "There is no President like Obama" but the sad truth is, there is no Utopia!

The Germans couldn't do it, the Soviets couldn't do it and no one else will be able to. The closest we will ever come to a Utopia will be a Republic that is closely monitored by the voters.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

It's quite gratifying to watch these people grasp at straws and make excuses. The god that failed.

Douglas Hil said...

I don't think there's much similarity to be found between the two. Lincoln was big on local and state sovereignty (wink), witness his comments before Congress on January 12th, 1848: "Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world. Nor is this right confined to cases in which the whole people of an existing government may choose to exercise it. Any portion of such people that can, may revolutionize, and make their own, of so much of the territory as they inhabit."

We know Obama is all about the One World thing. Okay, how about they're both tall and love shooting hoops?

More seriously, along with Bill Clinton they make really great politicians, excelling in the second oldest profession.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

"excelling in the second oldest profession."

Which is closely related to the first oldest profession.