IF SO, WHEN?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jan. 2, 2013) — The Atlantic Wire, a typically Obama-supportive publication, has questioned Obama’s reference to “hoping” that he would be president for the next four years.
Obama reportedly made the statement on December 31 while discussing the fiscal cliff which was forestalled in part by legislation agreed to by both chambers of Congress and signed late on Tuesday. Some tax increases which would have affected virtually all workers were averted, but income taxes were raised on those earning $400,000 and more annually. However, Social Security and payroll taxes will take effect, impacting an estimated 77% of working Americans. Sequestration scheduled to begin today will be postponed for two months.
Following formal remarks about the “deal,” Obama quickly boarded Air Force One and flew back to Hawaii to continue his interrupted vacation. His return to Hawaii will cost taxpayers an estimated $3,200,000, bringing the total of his family’s Hawaii stay to “more than $7 million.”
The Atlantic Wire asks in a caption to a photo of Obama embedded in its article, “Did Obama Just Make an Assassination Reference?”
The Post & Email is not suggesting that Obama made a reference to assassination, and we stand against all violence to any person. However, we wonder why The Atlantic Wire would ask such a question.
The exact wording of Obama’s statement was difficult to locate in a search, with some articles coming up but then not appearing to contain it. One article which appeared in the search dealt with “aiding African diplomat evacuation.” Newsmax published the statement, and Ben Shapiro of Breitbart.com advised The Atlantic’s writer to “calm down.”
Another quotation of the statement was published in a Gannett newspaper.
The Tucson Citizen reported the comment and some Republicans’ “frustration” with Obama’s characterization of the legislation he signed.
Two challenges to Obama’s eligibility are currently pending at the U.S. Supreme Court to be conferenced on Friday. A third case filed by Atty. Orly Taitz of California, is scheduled for oral argument on Thursday on a Temporary Restraining Order to enjoin the certification of California’s electoral votes for Obama. A constitutional law organization, The North American Law Center, has dispatched process servers to all members of Congress citing violations of federal campaign laws, election fraud, and Obama’s ineligibility, “demands” that Congress “stop the fraudulent 2012 election” and refrain from violating their oaths of office, which could result in “criminal prosecution of those involved in carrying out and covering up that fraud.”
A criminal investigation carried out by the Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff’s Office has been reported to be going “full steam ahead.”
Could that be why Obama “hopes” to be president for four more years? Is the dam about to break? Has he been using a “synthetic identity?”
In an interview on Sunday with NBC’s David Gregory, who is under investigation for possibly violating a Washington, DC gun law on air, Obama told Gregory, “I never compare myself to Lincoln.” However, in March 2012, Obama embraced Lincoln’s philosophy and stated that Lincoln “would have sided with his governing philosophy of investing in areas like education and energy, even at times of financial stress.”
Other left-leaning publications have compared Obama to Lincoln by stating, “Two thin men from rude beginnings, relatively new to Washington but wise to the world, bring the nation together to face a crisis. Both are superb rhetoricians, both geniuses at stagecraft and timing. Obama, like Lincoln and unlike most modern politicians, even writes his own speeches…” and quoted David Axelrod as having said “Figure out a good Lincoln quote to bring it all together” from “the end of Lincoln’s first Inaugural Address” presumably to be used at Obama’s inauguration.
A Washington Post writer says that the “political parallels” between Obama and Lincoln “are striking.” Obama has quoted from Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation to illustrate the importance of compromise and “winning the war.” Under Lincoln, there was a civil war which ended in the erosion of states’ rights. The Obama regime has sued individual states which have passed laws to curb illegal immigration and illegals voting in U.S. elections.
In 2008, CBS News called Lincoln Obama’s “political idol.” Wrote Phil Hirschkorn, “The parallels range from the superficial – their tapered physiques, their young children living in the White House – to the serious: Lincoln freed the slaves, and Obama will be the first African-American president.”
Update, 4:15 p.m. EST: A guest on Neil Cavuto’s show referred to Obama’s upcoming second term as “Nixon-like.” Nixon was forced to resign after he was found to have known about the break-in at the Watergate Hotel, where the Democrat National Convention had been held in 1972 while he sought re-election. “I am not a crook,” Nixon had said.