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marv
10-31-2013, 08:31 PM
http://blog.pennlive.com/gettysburg-150/2013/10/obama_chickens_out_skips_getty.html#incart_river_d efault
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Obama will be a no-show at the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

For a president who has so demonstrably associated himself with Lincoln - the heir of Lincoln's policies who announced his candidacy from the steps of the Old State Capitol in Springfield and used the Lincoln Bible (twice) at his inauguration - this is nothing less than a profile in cowardice.

In the end, Barack Obama simply didn't have the stones.

It's sad.

And telling.

On Nov. 19th, It's best that he not desecrate that Hallowed Ground where he has no business being.


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Rockntractor
10-31-2013, 09:31 PM
http://blog.pennlive.com/gettysburg-150/2013/10/obama_chickens_out_skips_getty.html#incart_river_d efault

On Nov. 19th, It's best that he not desecrate that Hallowed Ground where he has no business being.


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Your response was almost word for word word what I was going to reply I would have replaced 'he' with cowardly little worm.

JB
10-31-2013, 10:04 PM
Did he blame THE SHUTDOWN. That thing that made the earth stop spinning. Is he still getting mileage out of it.

SaintLouieWoman
10-31-2013, 10:09 PM
The coward had no business from the beginning evoking the name of Lincoln. Our fearless leader doesn't even know how to tell the truth anymore, too accustomed to lying.

Retread
10-31-2013, 10:41 PM
The coward had no business from the beginning evoking the name of Lincoln. Our fearless leader doesn't even know how to tell the truth anymore, too accustomed to lying.

Get out your sticks and stones and I'll stand still but that is the one thing the two have in common.

Novaheart
10-31-2013, 11:00 PM
I can't think of anything more appropriate. Six million Americans (if everyone else can exaggerate so can we) died because a criminal was President of the United States. We learned nothing.

Rockntractor
10-31-2013, 11:12 PM
I can't think of anything more appropriate. Six million Americans (if everyone else can exaggerate so can we) died because a criminal was President of the United States. We learned nothing.

This is the Nova i am used too, your'e back, who had your account yesterday?

Novaheart
10-31-2013, 11:13 PM
This is the Nova i am used too, your'e back, who had your account yesterday?

Someone who wasn't bored.

Odysseus
11-01-2013, 11:14 AM
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is widely considered one of the greatest American speeches, and he delivered it without a teleprompter, so the bar was clearly too high for Obama.


I can't think of anything more appropriate. Six million Americans (if everyone else can exaggerate so can we) died because a criminal was President of the United States. We learned nothing.

Channeling your inner Gator?


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Our take: Obama's rejection of Gettysburg Address invitation unacceptableYork Daily Record/Sunday News editorialUpdated: 10/31/2013 11:31:27 AM EDT




http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site515/2013/1031/20131031_083421_obama_200.jpg (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/portlet/article/html/imageDisplay.jsp?contentItemRelationshipId=5512655 )President Obama has declined an invitation to speak at the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. He is depicted here in a mosaic by Gerald Davidson. (File)



Seven score and 10 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln commemorated the horrific losses in a battle that marked the beginning of the end of slavery in our land.

Seven score and five years after the Gettysburg Address, our nation finally achieved what some considered the ultimate victory over racism in our land: A black man was elected president.

Many believe that as a society we make too much of racial issues, but such symbolic milestones are important. They show us how far we've come -- and, in this case, how agonizingly long it took.

And so, as Gettysburg this summer marked the 150th anniversary of that crucial Civil War conflict, many simply assumed that President Obama would attend a ceremony planned for Nov. 19 to mark the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's succinct oratorical masterpiece.

He was invited by our congressional delegation -- Sens. Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey, and U.S. Rep. Scott Perry.

Months went by with no RSVP from the White House.

Security issues, many figured. The Secret Service wouldn't want to reveal too much about the president's plans.

Nothing to worry about. He will be here. (http://www.ydr.com/opinion/ci_24352243/our-take-obama-must-give-gettysburg-address?IADID=Search-www.ydr.com-www.ydr.com)

How could he not come?

How could he not pay his respects to those whose ultimate sacrifices made his presidency possible?

How could he not visit and acknowledge the new birth of freedom that is his -- and our nation's -- inheritance of that battle?

Well, he's not coming.

The National Park Service this week said the president was instead sending Interior Secretary Sally Jewell (http://www.ydr.com/local/ci_24418134/obama-wont-attend-gettysburg-ceremony?IADID=Search-www.ydr.com-www.ydr.com) -- a former oil, banking and outdoor gear accessory executive who was born in England.

With all due respect to Ms. Jewell, she is an unacceptable substitute for the President of the United States.
If crucial matters of state demand the president's attention that day, the least he could do is send the vice president.

It is not yet clear why the president declined the invitation -- which was extended many months ago.

A scheduling conflict?

Security concerns at the open site?

Terrorism worries -- or concerns that extremists or racists would use the opportunity to score some symbolic strike?

But whatever the reason, the declined invitation is unacceptable.

Barack Obama is the most powerful man on earth. If he wanted to be here on Nov. 19, he could make that happen.

The fact that he is uninterested or unwilling to do so is deeply disappointing -- and likely to lead to further division in our politically cleft nation.

Symbolism matters.

President Obama could have used this occasion to offer words of healing and reconciliation -- as his Illinois forefather once did.

Instead, he is sending us a little-known Cabinet member to do the job of a president, of a statesman, of an orator.

Unacceptable.

President Obama's retreat from Gettysburg will linger long and bitter.

We beg him to reconsider.

















They can beg all they like, but ultimately, Obama is utterly indifferent to the great milestones of American history. If there's an opening at a golf course, he'll be there, but he won't be where he needs to be.

Arroyo_Doble
11-01-2013, 11:29 AM
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is widely considered one of the greatest American speeches, and he delivered it without a teleprompter, so the bar was clearly too high for Obama.

He didn't use note cards, either.