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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Obama As The New Lincoln, FDR & JFK ???

Of all the political nonsense floating about recently, the most nonsensical is the Illinois rookie being compared to: Abraham Lincoln, FDR, and JFK.

I saw one article in the Wall Street Journal claiming that the President-elect fancies Lincoln as his role model.

As if.

Apparently, the big connection here is that....are you sitting down for this?......they both began their lives in poverty.

Wow. You know, they are the only two Presidents to have begun life in other than highly-privileged surroundings. Reagan, Nixon, Grant, to name a few, actually did, as well.

But for purposes of glorifying the New Messiah, let's just focus on ol' Abe, shall we?

Then we come to FDR. I've seen a picture of the magazine cover which places the Illinois freshman Senator in the chauffeured sedan, drawn and posed as FDR, complete with cigarette holder, hat and grin.


FDR had actual work experience prior to running for President. He was Secretary of the Navy, then Governor of New York.

And, no, this is not the worst economic period in American history since the Great Depression. The recession we are just entering may be as bad as the one in 1982, or even 1974, the latter fanned by the first Arab oil embargo. But we are nowhere near 25% unemployment and a drop in money supply as most of the country's banks fail.

The only way the incoming President will become like FDR is if, as promised, he rams his socialistic programs through a willing, Democratic Congress.

Court packing, anyone?

And, of course, JFK. The newly-elected President is on the younger side, attended Harvard (but not as an undergraduate- only law school), is intelligent and articulate.

But, again, he has far less experience than JFK. Kennedy had combat experience in WWII and served a few terms as a US Representative and at least one Senate term. And, even then, his legislative failures were notable. As were his foreign policy gaffes.

All of which simply goes to show how desperate Democrats and other liberals are to project their hopes onto this empty slate who's just been elected as our next President.

One thing is certain. He's not going to measure up to any of these predecessors, even if you liked what they did.

1 comment:

Red, White, and Blue Patriot said...

I read an editoral in the USA Today a suprisengly moderate paper. The editoral claimed that Barack Obama was and is America's best leader ever. The boy hasn't stepped foot in the Oval Office but he is the best leader in the history of the United States of America. He is better then George Wasinghton, John Adams, William Jennings Bryan, Abe Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower. How is this American hating liberal the best leader in America's history?