Friday, March 16, 2012

Obama compares himself to Lincoln

Would Abraham Lincoln be a Republican or Democrat today? President Obama seems to think he’d be a Democrat, as Obama suggested today that his green energy spending better reflects Lincoln’s domestic agenda than the proposals of the Republican presidential candidates.
Obama opened his speech in Chicago today with a crack about the long Republican primary. “Apparently, things haven’t quite wrapped up on the other side. So there is actually some interest in the primary that we have here on Tuesday,” Obama said to laughter. “And my message to all the candidates is, ‘Welcome to the Land of Lincoln’, because I’m thinking maybe some Lincoln will rub off on them while they are here.”
The president then recalled some of Lincoln’s domestic programs, such as launching the transcontinental program and investing in colleges, before associating his campaign mantra with the first Republican president.
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Actually, he's not that far off. Lincoln was a tyrant, too.