Looks like Chris Matthews was having those electrical pulses up and down his leg again today. I am all but sure that he ruined his trousers while in the throws of orgasmic palpatations.
I have written blogs in the past few weeks covering how these lap dogs have been setting the stage for this for weeks. Inauguration on the King Holiday, with the King Bible! Akin to the Gettys burg address!
I sincerely hope that I and others are not in the minority at being offended by these comparisons to the Gettysburg Address or Lincoln for that matter. This interloping imposter has no more right to claim kinship with our 16th president, than he does to claim credit for success on any level during his first term.
The country is in no better shape than it was four years ago on any measure. Not economy, jobs, domestic or foreign policy. And this straw man of a president, certainly hasn't seen us through any scathing war such as Lincoln did. however, the one accurate comparison to Lincoln may still be in the offing. Abraham Lincoln brought this nation to war, then oversaw four of the most terrible and bloody years of our history to date. Personally, I don't think that Barack Obama is too far from achieving a repeat of that history.
Only this time, there will be no greatness associated with it. As this time, there won't be anyone left to write that history.
Chris Matthews: Obama Second Inaugural Akin to Gettysburg Address
Barack Obama is perhaps the only modern president who has had the burden of swatting away comparisons between his own soaring rhetoric and that of our 16th president. You may recall that, in the wake of the Newtown massacre, Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter David Maraniss gushed over the president’s remarks, writing, “People will long remember what Barack Obama said in Newtown,” and calling the speech “[Obama's] Gettysburg address.”Today, thanks to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, it took less than five minutes for the comparison to be drawn between President Obama’s second inaugural address and, well, all manner of things Lincoln. “It reminds me of another second inaugural, Lincoln’s, so much of Lincoln in that speech, from the Gettysburg Address to the second inaugural itself,” Matthews said. “He talked about the government that we want, which is infrastructure, education, regulation, all the good things, and then recognizing that government can’t solve all the problems.”
Hey, credit where credit’s due. The president did refer to “blood drawn by the lash and blood drawn by the sword”; his remarks were concise, much like the Gettysburg Address; and this was a second inaugural . . . just like Lincoln’s second inaugural. Lincolnian, indeed.