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  •  Good grief. Getting a little ahead there... (0+ / 0-)

    Perhaps the violations of civil liberties and indefinite detentions that this Administration has undertaken are indeed some things to compare to Lincoln's day, but that's about it.  Lincoln's presidency stands fairly singularly among presidencies in the level of challenges he faced. This president isn't facing anything like the challenges of Lincoln's day: (1) a country at war within itself (literally at war, not the weekly changing rhetorical "war on XYZ" that weakens the hideousness of the term "war"); and (2) grappling with the monstrous evil of slavery.  If anyone thinks the passing of the Affordable Care Act or dealing with an opposition Congress are somehow equal to Lincoln's challenges, well, good look to you and your rose colored glasses.

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