Of course Obama is the contemporary Lincoln. Lincoln decided that the 10th Amendment could be ignored. Obama has topped him thrice over by ignoring the 1st, 2nd, and 4th. That is what defines a great leader; the ability to ignore the restraints that were put in place by common people who cannot see the bigger picture. Rules cannot be adhered to if it means the desires of the ruler cannot be achieved, for who knows what is best for the ruler's subjects than the ruler himself?
We as a nation should be utterly grateful that Obama agreed to rule us for at least four more years. Without Obama at the helm, we would have all perished years ago. Yet he postponed his destiny just to manage the lives of so many common people. That's a hero!