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Lincoln and Obama, Saving the Union

What is President Obama really saying about the economic stimulus package before Congress.  Here is what I heard, “It is of the right scope, and addresses the right issues.”  What does he mean by that?  Does he agree with all of the details of the package? When Abraham Lincoln faced the Ciivil War, the most […]

6Feb2009 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Does Obama err by leaning on Lincoln?

Then Sen. Barack Obama at the dedication of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, Ill., April 2005. (Chicago Tribune photo by Pete Souza.) by Frank James President-elect Barack Obama really has a thing for Abraham Lincoln. The latest manifestation of what appears to be his Lincoln envy is the way Obama intends on […]

16Dec2008 | | Comments Off on Does Obama err by leaning on Lincoln? | Continued
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Obama, like Lincoln, ditches ideology

by Frank James Liberal supporters of President-elect Barack Obama’s who thought he was one of them should ready themselves, for they are about to be Greeleyed. Horace Greeley, for those who don’t or remember know their history, was the stridently abolitionist editor of the New York Tribune who in August 1862 wrote an open letter […]

17Nov2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Obama’s Election Night Speech

“. . . But, in a larger sense, we can not improve, we can not consecrate – we can not hallow – this ground. This brave man, who struggled here, has consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. . . . It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated […]

10Nov2008 | | Comments Off on Obama’s Election Night Speech | Continued
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Lincoln’s Rhetorical Flourishes, Shame on McCain/Palin

The idea of responding to Sarh Palin is contemptible.   Responding to McCain is bad enough.  But McCain has put the country in this position – and respond we must.  The latest attack by Palin is to suggest in a demeaning manner that Barack Obama “… knows something about rhetorical flourishes.” Be whatever you want, Sarah […]

24Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Lincoln’s Rhetorical Flourishes, Shame on McCain/Palin | Continued
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Obama, Kennedy, Lincoln, Jefferson

Great men.  Men of honor, of words.  Words do matter, and these four, Obama, Kennedy, Lincoln, and Jefferson demonstrate the point.  We in America are blessed that men who commanded words also commanded the birth of this nation. “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”  […]

20Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Obama, Kennedy, Lincoln, Jefferson | Continued
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Lincoln – Less Gettysburg

Son, “Ask not what your country can do for you, as what you can do for your country.”  Remember that?  Everyone knows who said it.   Most of us remember that comment led to the Peace Corps.  Most of us remember that John Kennedy’s leadership united the country behind the space program – a program that […]

15Feb2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Obama Iowa Victory Speech

Son, Obama is an orator of Lincoln proportions.  Cameras love some politicians, the microphone loves Barack Obama.  Attached here is the speech Mr. Obama gave after his victory in Iowa. Dad

27Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Obama Iowa Victory Speech | Continued
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Leader or Expert – Choosing a President

Son, Mitt Romney claims that leadership is more important than expertise on topic. “They are looking for judgment, wisdom, willingness to reach out to others, gaining the right information to make choices… Instead of asking who has the most expertise we should be asking who has the most executive leadership experience…. ” Very interesting points. […]

7Jan2008 | | 3 comments | Continued
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Ron Paul and Paulaholics attack Lincoln.

Son, Ron Paul is on the telephone with the Morning Joe folks. He is arguing that Lincoln is part of the “Hamiltonians who wanted a strong central government. Why did all other nations get rid of slavery without a civil war.” Asked of Paul, “How long should slavery have gone on? What was Abraham Lincoln […]

27Dec2007 | | 2 comments | Continued