Tip of the iceberg
The Establishment, Mainstream Media, Academia, Hollyweird, the Democratic National Committee, the Three Stooges (Pelosi, Reid, & The Obama), plus the general popular conception, especially amongst Blue Voters, celebrated the Feb. 12 birthday of Abe Lincoln.
And with the new administration barely three weeks old, the above mentioned politically-correct purveyors*, incredibly, are already comparing Honest Abe and The Obama in the same breath. In the generally accepted version of history, Lincoln is rated among, if not the top president in US history.
*being among the purveyors, The Oval Office chief has not denied the Lincoln comparison, to this writer’s knowledge.
Using the same method of rating, one could easily place my friend Wayne’s quarterhorse foal with Citation or Seabiscuit. Ridiculous!
On the other hand, being one of a minority who know the Real Lincoln*, the politically-correct purveyors may be on to something; they may be right-on, though a mere 180 degrees off in their rating of American Presidents. Their comparison may be correct, but on the opposite end of the scale from where they think.
*The Real Lincoln, by Dr. Thomas J. DiLorenzo, Professor of Economics, Sellinger School of Business and Management, Loyola College in Maryland.
Actually, claiming Black as his nationality (though being half White), The Obama might not be so pleased with the comparison to Lincoln if he knew what Honest Abe really thought (and said) about Blacks.
For instance, in an 1858 debate, Lincoln made the following statements: I will say, then, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and political equality of the white and black races that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races I, as much as any other man, am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race. *
*Abraham Lincoln, as cited in The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858, edited by R. W. Johannsen (Oxford University Press, New York, NY: 1965), pp. 162-63
So, if Lincoln had had his way, The Obama would not only not be able to run and win the presidency, he would not even be able to vote in that or any other political race.
And, Lincoln did not make the above quote when he was eight years old, as he was elected president only two years hence.
As James Ronald and Walter Donald Kennedy wrote on page 28 in their The South Was Right, "Another sin for which the liberal press has no tolerance is support for apartheid. How shocking it is to learn that Lincoln was planning a system of geographical separation similar to that which has been practiced in South Africa. Again, in a debate with Stephen A. Douglas, Lincoln made the following comments:"
Such separation if effected at all, must be effected by colonization: what colonization most needs is a hearty will. Let us be brought to believe that it is morally right, and at the same time favorable to, or at least not against, our interests to transfer the African to his native clime, and we shall find a way to do it, however great that task may be. *
*Abraham Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln Speeches, Letters, and State Papers, vol. I, p. 458
So, perhaps the politically-correct pundits were more correct in their comparison of Lincoln to The Obama than at first glance, but not in a greatness-sense, as they meant, but in a sense of what kind of person each of them REALLY is.
Sorry if my little tip of the iceberg expose on Lincoln shocked some of you hero-worshipers of "Honest" Abe. If you doubt the authenticity of the above quotes or their context, do a little research of your own. Perhaps a good place to start would be the 1930 book, I’ll Take My Stand, written by 12 Southerners defending the South and its agrarian tradition.
May God bless.