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Is Obama the Next Abraham Lincoln?

By Javier Manjarres

Over at ABC’s ‘The Note,’ Z. Byron Wolf put out this interesting little post on President’s Day titled,” Presidents Day: Bipartisan Views on Greatness” about comparing past Presidents to Abraham Lincoln. Many present and past politicos have said that Lincoln was the greatest U.S. President of all time, while others say Ronald Reagan was.

 While Wolf states that “it is surely too soon to say how great, or not, President Obama’s presidency will be,” the post doesn’t come of as ‘bipartisan’ as he claims it to be.

“I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president – with the possible exceptions of Johnson, FDR and Lincoln – just in terms of what we’ve gotten done in modern history-President Obama, displaying his shameless arrogance.

 Just by using this image  of Obama and Lincoln, seems to be a bit biased. Do you agree?

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Here is the opening to his story, you be the judge.

 Presidents Day fact: Historians generally agree that Abraham Lincoln was the greatest U.S. president.

 President Obama seems to agree, too. He announced his first run for president from the steps of the state house in Springfield, Ill., and laced it with references to No. 16. Asked during a “fireside hangout” on Google+ what people should read to really understand his political philosophy, Obama pointed first to his own book, then directed people to the writings of Lincoln.

 “I have to tell you that where I draw inspiration from is the writings of Lincoln, and I’m assuming you’re a Republican,” he told a questioner. “This was our first Republican president. But the core philosophy that he espouses, this sense that we are this nation that is built on freedom and individual initiative and free enterprise but there are some things we do in common together,” he said.

 Obama caught some flak in December of 2011, during a “60 Minutes” interview, for comparing his own accomplishments to those of other presidents.

“I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president – with the possible exceptions of Johnson, FDR and Lincoln – just in terms of what we’ve gotten done in modern history,” Obama said.

 It is surely too soon to say how great, or not, President Obama’s presidency will be. But as he embarks on his second term, his legacy will be a topic of great debate and subject to political perspective.-The Note

 Can Obama be justifiable compared to President Abraham Lincoln? Tell us what you think, ‘Like’ the story below.




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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor

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7 Comments

  1. Scott Hedrick February 19, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Sure, Obama’s actions can be compared to Lincoln’s- they can be compare to Millard Fillmore’s as well, and Fillmore’s actions can be compared to Lincoln’s. You can compare anyone’s actions to those of anyone else.

    Of course, in this case, the comparison is seriously lacking. Lincoln had a cabinet full of enemies and still got stuff done. Obama has a Congress full of cronies (at least for the first two years) and accomplished almost nothing. *Lincoln* had a budget, every year.

  2. MM from Georgia February 20, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Read Walter E. Williams, Thomas DiLorenzo, Lew Rockwell and the new book just out Lincoln Uncensored (none of these authors are from the South) and remember, most historians are liberals. Those who extoll the greatness of Lincoln usually are big government leftists. Read more about Lincoln in Lincoln’s own words. We haven’t been getting the truth about Abe in our schools. As Richard Nixon once said ,”Liberals write history.”

  3. Jacqueline February 20, 2013 at 7:46 am

    I would more naturally compare Obama to Joseph Stalin or Fidel Castro! This man who was elected “by hook or by crook” has tried, from day one, to rule by Fiat. He has trampled the US Constitution by Exec.Orders, Recess Appointments and the appointment of CZARS!
    He has invaded our medical and financial rights. He has created jobs, IF one counts an EXPLOSION OF FEDERAL POSITIONS. AND THE WORK OF BUILDING FEMA DETENTION CAMPS AND MULTI BODY COFFINS AROUND THE U.S.!

  4. Stan Lee February 20, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Certainly Obama can be compared to Lincoln, it would be a very telling comparison.
    Abe Lincoln was intent upon saving the Union, in other words keeping the United States together as one, under the Constitution as authored by our Founding Fathers.

    Barack Obama , whether via his ineptitude or immorality, or both, is trying to do exactly the opposite of Lincoln…Obama wants to destroy the United States of America and the Constitution that has promoted this exceptional republic.

  5. William Koontz February 20, 2013 at 11:23 am

    “Is Obama the Next Abraham Lincoln?”

    This a joke, right? If it were a serious question, it would read: Is Obama the next Jimmy Carter?

  6. Nathan Adams February 23, 2013 at 9:17 am

    A few lemon Obama lapdogs, have suggested he be put on Mt. Rushmore? I would say this….yes, his ASS could be carved out of the backside of the mountain, hence providing a great target for all the cowboys and Indians riding by on their Warrior horses!

  7. SigEp07 March 18, 2013 at 9:02 am

    It was necessary that Lincoln be glorified to justify the slaughter but the myth of Lincoln is slowly being dispelled. He was one of the most statist and constitutional abusive presidents in American history. It is only in these ways that there is any similarity with Obama.