Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Obama's "Stunning" Snub of Lincoln

For a guy that makes himself out as the next, or original Lincoln, this is pretty tone-deaf. 

"In 2008, Barack Obama rolled out his presidential campaign in Springfield, Ill., where Lincoln announced his own presidential candidacy. Throughout that year’s campaign, Obama’s staff embraced similarities between the two men as part of his persona; he allowed them to encourage lofty comparisons – and, after he won the election, he recreated Lincoln’s 1861 train trip to Washington as part of his own inaugural spectacle."

"He even took the oath of office on Lincoln’s Bible – twice."
"Lincoln brought the country to a revival at an unlikely time with his address. He gave new meaning to the definition of sacrifice in service to the country, for the purpose of the preserving the country."
"Lincoln was asked to speak here only as an afterthought. The request for Obama to speak has been sought for more than a year."
"It would be an occasion for him to honor a crucial time in our past, to create a historical bridge to today."
"His dismissal of the request shows a man so detached from the duty of history, from the men who served in the White House before him, that it is unspeakable in its audacity."
"Ask almost any person in this historic town; even his most ardent supporters here are stunned." 
This doesn't surprise me in the least. 
Liberals are great at sweeping, broad, stupid, grandiose ideas. 
They never worry about the practical or the details (see Obamacare).  
They never show up to the event, to the reality. They are living in their theoretical dream world. 
So this makes perfect sense to me. 
It's completely tone deaf, but perfectly understandable.