Comments on: Obama comparing himself to Lincoln? Perish the thought http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/02/13/obama-comparing-himself-to-lincoln-perish-the-thought/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Kevin J ONeil http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/02/13/obama-comparing-himself-to-lincoln-perish-the-thought/comment-page-1/#comment-388994 Sun, 15 Feb 2009 03:19:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15862#comment-388994 America is so obsessed with comparing individuals to someone else…its a lame cycle of entertainment…what Obabma does or does not accomplish will determine his status in politics…comparing is a waste of time….get over it…

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By: Liberty http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/02/13/obama-comparing-himself-to-lincoln-perish-the-thought/comment-page-1/#comment-388992 Sun, 15 Feb 2009 01:51:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15862#comment-388992 Lincoln was a despot, so he and Obama would get along just fine.

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By: paul mccracken http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/02/13/obama-comparing-himself-to-lincoln-perish-the-thought/comment-page-1/#comment-388991 Sun, 15 Feb 2009 01:41:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15862#comment-388991 If anyone wants to be elected to a National office, just be a democrat and a lawyer. If Obama wants the people to love him, let him sign some kind of a law that prohibits lawyers from designing or voting on any national law that benefits themselves. About 70% of our state and national elected legislature is lawyers,and we have to obey far many and far too complicated laws. And we must hire a lawyer to interpet them for us at great cost to us. Government has become so complicated that common people cannot participate except to vote.

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By: Eloise http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/02/13/obama-comparing-himself-to-lincoln-perish-the-thought/comment-page-1/#comment-388978 Sat, 14 Feb 2009 16:10:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15862#comment-388978 Neither party is exactly what it was in the 1860’s. That does not have to be a bad thing. (although, I must say, in the past 20 -25 years, a constant subtle shift in the Repub party has made it unrecognizable) It is 2009. A certain amount of beliefs and ideas need to roll and change with the times. (like Andrew says – legalize -cannabis – outdated notions like prohibition are causing severe crime, costing taxpayers dearly) Whose comparing Obama to Lincoln? Obama? Hardly. We read to much into this stuff.

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By: Marty http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/02/13/obama-comparing-himself-to-lincoln-perish-the-thought/comment-page-1/#comment-388976 Sat, 14 Feb 2009 12:01:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15862#comment-388976 The comparison is an insult to Lincoln.Obama has hit the ground running. Right on his socialistic lieing face.He has no clue as to what is happening. He and his fellow COURT JESTERS have signed a spending/stimulus bill without reading the entire bill. Thanks queen Nancy. He is nothing more than a used car salesman trying to fool all the people all of the time, and doing a good job. He is not and never will be a lincoln. More like a Rev. Wright.

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By: Wang Xu http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/02/13/obama-comparing-himself-to-lincoln-perish-the-thought/comment-page-1/#comment-388974 Sat, 14 Feb 2009 09:28:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15862#comment-388974 I think what the meaning Mr. Pres. Obama expressed is to seek for the great in Lincoln while showing his own will of being responsible and dutiful for the US. I think it’s good and hope he will successfully complete his missions of presidency.

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By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/02/13/obama-comparing-himself-to-lincoln-perish-the-thought/comment-page-1/#comment-388971 Sat, 14 Feb 2009 06:59:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15862#comment-388971 i believe the job maketh the man,not the other way round,and great presidents all seem to have served in the most difficult of times.these are extremely difficult times ahead for obama so the stage is set,i hope he does well, he was not my choice,but still like many republicans he has my support.one of his foundation strengths is his commitment to his family,but a major negative is the lack of quality of his democratic colleges in the two houses.

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By: Teresa http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/02/13/obama-comparing-himself-to-lincoln-perish-the-thought/comment-page-1/#comment-388968 Sat, 14 Feb 2009 05:38:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15862#comment-388968 This comparison is very laughable if not outrageous at best. Obama have not done anything significant yet in his whole life aside from becoming the first African-American president. And now, he is as great as Lincoln. He can’t even pick a decent cabinet member right. Maybe he will claim he is God later on. Or maybe he will become a dictator soon, then he can claim to be whoever he pretends to be just like Idi Amin Dada.

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By: Andrew http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/02/13/obama-comparing-himself-to-lincoln-perish-the-thought/comment-page-1/#comment-388962 Sat, 14 Feb 2009 01:55:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15862#comment-388962 Around 1840,Abraham Lincoln uses hemp-seed oil to fuel his household lamps.He also writes ( as a general statement on government function and legislation ): “Prohibition… goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by making a crime out of things that are not crimes… A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.”End Cannabis Prohibition. Both T.Jefferson and G.Washington grew Hemp in their own fields! President Barack Obama, please legalize cannabis!

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By: TC http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/02/13/obama-comparing-himself-to-lincoln-perish-the-thought/comment-page-1/#comment-388960 Sat, 14 Feb 2009 01:35:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15862#comment-388960 John McCain said, “I knew Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln was a friend of mine. Mr. President you are no Abraham Lincoln!”Okay, yes, I took artistic license with that comment! I couldn’t resist.

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