December 9, 2011

About Obama's Lincoln Fetish...

President Obama has made many references to Abraham Lincoln and likes to freely quote our 16th president.

This quote, however, is conspicuously absent from the great teleprompter's repertoire:
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.    --------        Abraham Lincoln
In other words... 

So I said to him, "Barack, I know Abe Lincoln,

And you ain't Abe Lincoln .."

H/T Ray Manzano