Self Portrait in the Tradition of Norman Rockwell

by Steve Ray on October 5, 2009

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Abraham Lincoln said:
“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.”

………………and Mr. Obama, you are no Abe Lincoln, nor are you the Messiah!

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Steve October 5, 2009 at 11:23 AM

Lincoln also said:

“It is better to be though a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt!”

I never heard Obama claim to be the Messiah! It’s only been 9 months, can’t you folks just give things a chance and stop trying to read every possible bad intention and outcome into things? Don’t people like you get tired of carrying around that wheelbarrow of stones? Do your “pitching” arms ever get tired?

Don Frieders October 5, 2009 at 1:49 PM

Actually, according to Snopes.com, Lincoln was incorrectly attributed with the quote that you cited. But this has been a widespread misconception.

http://www.snopes.com/quotes/lincoln/prosperity.asp

I have the greatest respect for your ministry, but I thought that you would want this information.

Mike October 5, 2009 at 6:33 PM

My opinion of Obama is summed up by words used by Senator Harry Reid about Bush, “I think this guy is a loser.”
I also like the word once used about Bush by Joe “Dementia” Biden, “You cannot trust this president. He is not trustworthy,” Don’t judge Obama just by what he says, but what he does…

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