Post Presidents Day: Barack “Abe” Obama … “If the hat don’t fit, you must quit!”




Hat Tip: Vanderbilt ‘09

The main stream media’s fascination to make comparisons between Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln is as disrespectful as it gets to who many believe was the United States greatest President. There is a thing called earning respect, not being handed it. The MSM would have everyone believe that Obama is Lincolnesque. Until you have actually done something other than talk about hope, you are not worthy. An individual is not a great President, leader or man of character because someone says they are, it is because we know they are.

President’s Day 2009 has passed without much fanfare. President Obama sees himself as the new Abraham Lincoln reincarnated. Many of us ordinary folks cannot reconcile that view with reality. A slogan comes to mind: “If the hat don’t fit, you must quit!” He could not fill Lincoln’s shoes either. (Vanderbilt – ‘09)

C-SPAN just recently conducted a survey of the best Presidential leaders in American history. What, Obama was not rated #1 or in the top 5? Blasphemy!

Although, Abraham Lincoln was ranked number 1 followed by George Washington, FDR and Teddy Roosevelt. However, this poll lost all credibility when it ranked Jimmy Misery Index Carter #25. Because Carter showed such leadership with the economy, Iran hostages, war in Afghanistan, 1980 Summer Olympics, gas prices and the list goes on. Obama does not really need to harken back to the Great Depression when referencing today’s economy, he actually just needs to re-visit the Carter Administration when we had double digit unemployment, inflation and interest rates.

CNN was quick to point out that President George W. Bush was #36 in the poll. As Jules Crittenden writes, the non-partisan poll some how finds thwarting terrorism attacks and freeing 50 million people from tyranny as leadership.

Shocker, Bill Clinton moves up 6 spots to #15 because he did so much as a leader as President. Clinton’s lack of effort in dealing with terrorism is rewarded. Interestingly enough, no one is mentioning Truman’s poll ratings when he left office, yet some how history writes he was in the top 10.

What the poll does make one wonder is how Lincoln would have been perceived today rather than all these years to look back and see his success.

Posted February 17, 2009 by
Barack Obama, Humor, Media Bias, WTF | 16 comments

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  • Comments

    16 Responses to “Post Presidents Day: Barack “Abe” Obama … “If the hat don’t fit, you must quit!””

    1. Dolf on February 17th, 2009 8:03 am


      good top3 though

    2. Dolf on February 17th, 2009 8:05 am

      btw. your doing the exact same thing as the Obama worshippers (only the opositeside).

      don’t have the feeling that Obama himself cares about these things.

    3. Michelle Smith on February 17th, 2009 8:58 am

      Comparing Obama to Lincoln is disgusting. Lincoln was a humanitarian and actually helped people. He abolished slavery. What has Obama done? What humanitarian thing has Obama done? If anything, he has caused more division in this country than unity. He thinks he’s going to spend our way out of a recession. NICE JOB EINSTEIN!

    4. Dolf on February 17th, 2009 9:16 am

      division was creat by the GOP tactics (Karl Rove)

      and Obama hasn’t really had the time yet

    5. rightknight on February 17th, 2009 10:17 am

      Barry actually came pretty close to being
      just like old Abe. Only the lying, the Socialism,
      the deceit, the irresponsibility, the lack of
      Statesmanship, the missing experience,
      and things along those lines separate Obama
      from the greatness of Lincoln.
      Otherwise he’s a match!

      Hand me Jimmy Carter’s Autobiography, thanks.

    6. rightknight on February 17th, 2009 11:37 am

      Ironically, the REAL ABE was behind the
      abolition of black slavery. European government
      control/spending/taxation is in the neighborhood of
      49% for a good case of Socialism. If Obama gets
      his wishes filled, we will soon be in that kettle
      of fish politically speaking. When the Government
      runs/owns/taxes so much, the government runs/
      owns/taxes the people. This is effectively the
      NEW SLAVERY (colorblind version of course).

      Hey, “It’s good to be the king!”

    7. super dave on February 17th, 2009 2:25 pm

      the only thing obama is going to accomplish is an uprising. much like wounded knee and he ain’t custer.

    8. HOPE on February 18th, 2009 12:28 am

      Well, all I can say is:

      If he wants to be like Lincoln, he should, really, free the slaves. Those captured in a scheme of lies and shipped off to a foreign country living in fear with no one to confide in. According to the State Department there are hundreds of thousands of them lost in the maze, every year.

      He needs to put his money where his mouth is, instead of into the hands of big businessmen and their sky boxes, trust funds and annual bonuses. Of all the people, he should understand the plight of ‘We the People’…. IMO

    9. Dolf on February 18th, 2009 1:49 am


      Custer was an arogant, ignorant SOB. Who got himself (and more important) his men killed.

      so not being Custer is a good thing.

    10. ANewGirl on February 18th, 2009 8:15 am

      Comparing Obama to Abe Lincoln?


    11. Scared Monkeys on February 19th, 2009 6:24 am

      One might say that all this socialist spending that Obama is doing will do nothing more than make us a slave to the government. Irony?

      Dolf, the problem is that he hasn’t had time to screw things up … just wait.

      The US has no inflation … that is all about to change.


    12. super dave on February 19th, 2009 7:03 am

      who is this eric holder boy to tell us that we need to hang aroung with the africans on our weekends off ? does this punk go to the nearest white neighbor’s house to hang around all weekend ?
      i don’t need to know any black history, it has no bearing on my life.

    13. scott on February 19th, 2009 7:21 am

      Obama has been compared to Kennedy, Lincoln and Reagan…do you know what all 3 of those have in common?

      They were assassinated… they way he is going lately that will ultimately lead to a revolution of sorts… just saying there are loons out there like caesu, yoyo, dolf, who hang on every word Obama speaks…
      SM: Well 2 assassinated and 1 assassination attempt.

      Presidents might at some point be Lincoln or Reaganesque; however, never should it be uttered until after they have served 8 years and actually, oh, maybe accomplished something positive.

      Do not ever forget that sometimes CHANGE may not be a good thing and personally I believe that is the case at hand.

      CHANGE you can believe in may just be what’s left in our pockets after all this government spending.


    14. scott on February 19th, 2009 10:23 am

      I agree Red without a doubt and you know what I was getting at with the comparison’s. Reagan would have died if not for the quick thinking Secret Service and the doctors at the hospital.

      His name should and will never (after all is said and done) be mentioned in the same breathe as GREAT a PRESIDENT as Reagan was!

    15. Dolf on February 24th, 2009 4:07 am


      the guy gave me a safe feeling (no joking)

      Bush did the oposite

      Obama gives a sense of hope and change

      and scott, we don’t hang on every word he says, I don’t agree with all of them.
      But at least we are trying to work together and not swear at the others with bs claims
      SM: And Dolf you have bought into the BS media spin. Obama gives the sense of nothing. He has done nothing. He has never done anything.

      My God I would like to think people have more going for them than a stupid lame-a$$ slogan like Hope and Change. This is the biggest bunch of BS since snake oil salesman sold elixirs in the West.

      Sadly, America and the World will learn a terrible lesson in that touchy feely Hope and Change mantra protects nothing. Slashing the Pentagon spending, opening up Gitmo, wait and see just how unprotected we become.

    16. Dolf on February 24th, 2009 8:55 am

      The pentagon could use some slashing, they for sure have projects that are not cost effective (or effective at all).

      and what I read about Obama and McCain is that for us Dutch ppl (lets forget about the EU) McCain would have been better.
      I was greatly disapointed in him though, he used the same foul tactics that were used on him by Bush and Rove.

      Red, so what has Bush accomplished in the past 8 years?

      Insult 90% of the world?

      and no not the the eco-crisis, not entirely Bush his fault.

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