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The Great Divider

1ConservativeUSA Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 1:21 PM
Any reasonable person with an appreciation for the principles under which this nation was founded would call Obama a small and bitter man, a politician with ideas that benefit some, but never a statesman capable of leading his nation.
Jack2894 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 2:05 PM
As soon as one reads "Any reasonable person", one can be sure what follows will be highly debatable.
Roy323 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 12:18 AM
Jack2894-I surmise most people see "any reasonable person" as a preamble to everything you scribble!

Dear Critic,

It was wholly a pleasure to hear from you about our president's Second Inaugural address, which you found uplifting, eloquent, enthralling ... while I felt safe in asserting that, well, it wasn't Lincoln's. Surely that fact is beyond dispute.

I do thank you for writing; I learn most from my critics. Sometimes, like you, they pose a good question, as you did.

You noted that I quoted from the great inaugural addresses of the past -- Jefferson's and Lincoln's and FDR's -- in contrast to Barack Obama's. But what about more contemporary presidents, you asked. Can I think of...

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