LINCOLN AND REAGAN COMPARISONS GIVE WAY TO JIMMY CARTER’S SECOND TERM
On February 10, 2007, Barack Hussein Obama stood outside the Old State Capitol Building in Springfield, Illinois – precisely where Abraham Lincoln had given his famous “House Divided” speech 149 years earlier – and announced his candidacy for President of the United States. Evoking the memory of Lincoln, Obama said:
”I recognize there is a certain presumptuousness in this, a certain audacity…in the shadow of the Old State Capitol, where Lincoln once called on a ‘house divided’ to stand together, where common hopes and common dreams still live, I stand before you today to announce my candidacy for President of the United States of America.”
Obama has since compared himself to Abraham Lincoln too many times to remember; others have done so as well, including presidential historian, Doris Kearns Goodwin:
“I think he’s got a temperamental set of qualities that have some resemblance to Lincoln’s emotional intelligence.“
Really, Doris? Are you sure? I know you said that a couple of years ago; would you like to take a mulligan on that one?
Perhaps a few comments from Abraham Lincoln himself can help you decide:
“You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred.
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.”
Thanks for playing, Doris. Better luck next time.
Then of course, we have the ridiculous comparisons between Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan – many of which, Captain Humility has had the cojones to utter himself:
From Obama pathetically referring to himself as “the Gipper,” to the Obama Media Group wetting themselves in unison as they gushed over Obama’s “Reaganesque” performance during this year’s State of the Union Speech, to Time Magazine’s hysterical cover, featuring the (real) Gipper and Obama – standing together. I’m not sure if the Gipper would laugh – or burst into flames – if he only knew the lengths to which the liberal media will go in its frantic attempts to prop up this failing president.
Guess what, Barack? Ronald Reagan was a president of ours. We knew Ronald Reagan. Barack? You’re no Ronald Reagan.
It’s okay though, Barack; not to worry; there is a president we can compare you to – in fact, it’s a perfect match: James Earl Carter. Although, Jimmy will probably get ticked off if we start comparing the polling results of your economy to his:
Two new polls indicate that just one third of Americans believe that Captain Stimulusdeserves re-election, while five times more Americans believe the president has done a worse job fixing the economy than did Jimmy Carter. Ouch. Damn; awesome job, dude.
Zogby posed the question this way:
”Many recent presidents up for re-election have struggled with troubled economies and growing unemployment like the current situation. Which of the following was the worst at fixing the economy?”
President Obama – 47 percent.
George H.W. Bush – 40 percent.
Jimmy Carter – 8 percent.
Ronald Reagan – 5 percent.
Listen up, Barack, I understand; I really do. I know how much you think of yourself, dude. Hell, I don’t even blame you; surrounded by sycophants 24 x 7, Hollywood’s “elite” slobbering all over you every chance they get, your sock puppets in the Obama Media Group carrying your water like there’s no tomorrow; it’s great to be “king,” right?
Remember how the high school counselors always told us to shoot for the stars? The higher we aim, they said, the more we’ll achieve? While that was good advice back in the day, it’s time to get real and face the cold, hard facts, Barack: You know you’re no Abraham Lincoln or Ronald Reagan, and I know you’re no Abraham Lincoln or Ronald Reagan. Hell, your sock puppets in the media even know it, Barack. They’re just too brainwashed and embarrassed to admit it.
But, listen – maybe it will work out better if you grab a chunk of reality and aim at a more realistic target. If you get your crap together over the next year or so, I’ll bet you anything you can even surpass Jimmy Carter. Hell, Barack – you might even be able to catch Herbert Hoover.