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  •  it's hard to be a president (2+ / 0-)
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    mole333, jessical

    when one of the political parties is dedicated to the obstruction and collapse of government itself.  Lincoln was a great president because everything broke out in the open, and there was no way forward but to win a civil war.  Lincoln before the war started might have been misinterpreted as weak - he compromised a lot until the south simply seceded.  

    It's very hard to asses right now whether he is weak, shrewd, effective, or ineffective.  He won and held off the nihilists for a while longer - we are just too close to events to say more than that.

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 08:25:41 PM PST

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