Regular Right Guy

Full Caf Americano®

Without Gettysburg Would Obama Even Be President? So Where is the Thanks?

obama-lincolnFirst came—at least symbolically—the pivotal battle of the American Civil War. That was July 1863, on the field now know as Gettysburg.

Then, 139 days later, an address that would reiterate our Declaration of Independence, without the equivocation of slavery.

In just over two minutes Abraham Lincoln would redefine the purpose for union and lay the foundation for a far greater nation than the Founders could have imagined. The address did not merely speak to human equality; for the first time it declared a government of, by and for all of the people.

Without Lincoln’s resolve leading up to the battle that foreshadowed the address, arguably, the United States would not be the nation we know today. As it was, were it not for a near-fatal tactical misstep by the military genius Robert E. Lee, the South may well have succeeded in its goal of secession.

But the South did not turn the war and Lincoln gave an address that is indelibly imprinted on our national consciousness for all time to come.

Fast-forward 150 years, and ask yourself how a president—any president—and especially this president, could cavalierly decide to skip tomorrow’s ceremonies celebrating the sesquicentennial of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

What could Barack Obama possibly have on his plate that justifies preempting such an auspicious occasion?

Nothing, at least so the White House response to the invitation for Obama to speak at the ceremony would indicate. The President has passed without explanation.

But for Obama to skip the Gettysburg Address sesquicentennial was to be expected, wasn’t it? No great fan of American history, precedent or tradition is our Barack Obama.

He has blown off the National Day of Prayer while celebrating Ramadan, embraced gay marriage while scorning Americans for “clinging” to their First and Second Amendment rights, and decried the nation as lazy while presiding over one of the longest periods of joblessness in history.

Is there anything this man holds sacred?

PLACES TO BE SEEN

The Other McCain

The Douchebag Manifesto

Remember the Pro-Pedophile Movement That Liberals Pretend Doesn’t Exist?

Obama Is the Subject of the Sentence

In Which @ABFalecbaldwin Finally Gets the Kind of Attention He Deserves

Lee Stranahan

Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings | Time (The Revelator) — Also be sure to catch his Benghazi series.

Hot Air

Uh oh: White House might have even less time than thought to repair Healthcare.gov

RG’s BLOG BUDDIES

Conservative Hideout

Want to see How Much the MSM Lied About ObamaCare? Plus, Extra Oral Spewage™ from Ed Schultz

The Mad Jewess

Paul Ryan Is An IDIOT. Immigrants Are Supposed To Come TO Us Not The Vc. Versa

The Last Refuge

President Obama Shuts Down R Street In DC To Celebrate Valerie Jarrett Birthday….

Dead Nixon

Annual Meeting Address by RMNixon(Deceased)

Advertisements

9 comments on “Without Gettysburg Would Obama Even Be President? So Where is the Thanks?

  1. Pingback: Annual Meeting Address by RMNixon(Deceased) | Dead Republican Party (DeRP)

  2. rmnixondeceased
    November 19, 2013
  3. Paul Briggs
    November 19, 2013

    Excellent piece! I truly doubt his commitment to this country. In fact, it is my opinion that he doesn’t care about anyone but himself. And, to this day, the Gettysburg address is one of the best ever given by a President.

  4. Invisible Mikey
    November 20, 2013

    You can certainly criticize Obama for his attitude and other actions, but skipping the annual Gettysburg ceremony is exactly what every other president (with the sole exception of Taft) did. Soldier presidents Grant and Eisenhower didn’t go, uber-patriot Reagan didn’t go, and JFK didn’t go on the 100th anniversary either. They ALL thought they had more important things to do!

    • Regular Right Guy
      November 20, 2013

      Except it is not an annual Gettysburg ceremony, it is the sesquicentennial, and Barack Obama announced his candidacy for president on the steps of Lincoln’s home in Springfield, Ill. Eisenhower stood in for Kennedy; JFK was in Europe, as was Reagan. Kennedy visited the battlefield earlier that year. This great admirer of Lincoln didn’t even bother to give a reason. He sends the Interior Secretary, as we said, without comment.

      • Invisible Mikey
        November 20, 2013

        Dean Rusk stood in for Kennedy, not Eisenhower, and he undertook the occasion to speak in favor of civil rights.

        But I accept your point about Obama’s close affection for Lincoln, common to most citizens of color, and his wish for there to be linkage which may not be supportable.

      • Regular Right Guy
        November 20, 2013

        It was Eisenhower, although I was wrong about Kennedy being in Europe; he of course was in Dallas. Yes, you would think on the sesquicentennial of the address that literally redefined the nation, it would mean a little more for the nation’s first African American president. It certainly would have for black Americans.

  5. Invisible Mikey
    November 20, 2013

    The more common behavior was for presidents to speak at Gettysburg on Memorial Day. Six sitting Presidents spoke there on Memorial Day: Rutherford B. Hayes, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Another five Presidents appeared at Gettysburg around, but not exactly on the battle anniversary: Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman and Jimmy Carter.

    President Wilson’s speech was notable because it was on the 50th anniversary of the battle and more than 50,000 Civil War veterans were in town for a memorial encampment.

  6. Regular Right Guy
    November 20, 2013

    I think you are missing the larger point here. This was the sesquicentennial of The Address. It was on this day 150 years ago, in the wake of not only the battle but the Emancipation Proclamation, and virtually on the eve of the presentation of the Thirteenth Amendment, Lincoln made this historic statement redefining not only the purpose of the war, but the union itself. THAT should be enormously important to this president above all others in U.S. history.

    Racist that he was, Wilson gave his speech (July 4, 1913) on the anniversary of the battle, not the Address.

    Anyway, yesterday’s new now.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on November 19, 2013 by in Barack Obama and tagged , , , , , .

Archives

Calendar

November 2013
M T W T F S S
« Oct   Dec »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930  

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Reality Check

American Patriot's Reality Check

News You May Have Missed

News you need to know to stay informed

Real Science

"Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts" - Richard Feynman

The Rio Norte Line

Est. 2010 - "Dishonest, diversionary and pompous..."

The Daley Gator

If You're Left, You Just Ain't Right

The Last Refuge

Rag Tag Bunch of Conservative Misfits - Contact Info: TheLastRefuge@reagan.com

A Time For Choosing

Just another WordPress.com weblog

That Mr. G Guy's Blog

Mike's views on politics and the world in general

%d bloggers like this: