Sunday, September 28, 2008

Obama is not Lincoln

No. He is Stephen A. Douglas. <-- Click and read this article - Mr. Stackpole puts to paper a thought that has been flitting through my head since I heard BO make this latest fradulent claim of greatness. He's a lot more like that OTHER gifted orator in the 1860 election.
To summarize: Stephen A. Douglas was the "pro-choice" candidate of 1860 - he believed that existing and new States entering the Union should be allowed to choose whether or not slavery (another intrinsic moral evil) should be allowed, as opposed to tightly limiting slavery to the states that already permitted it in the hopes that it would die out, which was Lincoln's position. Had he won, slavery would have expanded and remained legal for generations, and the ultimate conflict and war between the states would have been even more widespread and catastrophic. It was an election billed as one that would change the course of history...

3 comments:

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

good piece...the similarities are quite interesting.

mum6kids said...

Very interesting. I hope more and more people begin to realise these things.

Bob McCarty Writes said...

I’m stunned each time I find someone describing Barack Obama as a “gifted orator,” despite the fact that his oratorical prowess surfaces only when he is using a teleprompter. In a recent post, I highlighted a media interview during which Obama used variations of the word, “Uhh,” a total of 30 times during the interview that lasted two minutes and 47 seconds. That’s almost 10 times per minute!