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  •  no, i take it back, Obama IS Lincoln (19+ / 0-)

    i didn't see it before.  i admit that as much as i argued with people who judged Obama by the FDR standard, i did too.  maybe that's why i never stopped to compare him to Lincoln.  

    my first reaction to that comparison is to say that as much alike as they are, obviously, we're not in a civil war and unequal rights isn't quite as wrong as out and out owning people.

    but on second thought, i realize that it's not exactly fair to give decisive weight to the scale of the challenges they faced.  it's more fair to compare how they both handle challenges of the same kind and as i do that i can't help but see the two as incredibly alike.

    well I'll be damned.  this whole time that I privately thought it was a shame that Obama wasn't an FDR, he was a god damned Lincoln.  how about that.

    i can feel pretty good about having a Lincoln president instead of an FDR.  it's like choosing between the ocean and a mountain top.  they are both awesome in their own ways.

    Wouldn't you like to be a pepper too?

    by AntonBursch on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 08:02:45 PM PST

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