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WaPo Editor, Historian: Obama
School Shooting Speech His
´Gettysburg Address´

Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by John Nolte

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 12/17/2012 11:15:47 AM

David Maraniss is an associate editor at the Washington Post and a high-powered biographer. Below is a jaw-dropping look at Mr. Maraniss´ seeming inability to put history into some kind of context when it comes to one of his own biographical subjects, President Obama: (Snip) While President Obama´s speech from last night has been praised by both right and left… The Gettysburg Address? And again, this isn’t coming from some Obama groupie at MSNBC. Maraniss is a respected "historian," someone who writes the first draft of our history when it comes to contemporary politicians like Obama and

O M G! These people are absolutely shameless. They are just sickening.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mazeman, 12/17/2012 11:20:08 AM     (No. 9070815)

The Gettysburg Address lasts just under three minutes.

We should be so lucky.....

Reply 2 - Posted by: jackson, 12/17/2012 11:27:39 AM     (No. 9070832)

Moroniss wrote a good biography on Vince Limbardi entitled "When Pride Mattered."
He is clearly infatuated with our empty-suit, affirmative-action, mediocrity. How else explain such a stupid, stupid... stupid comment.




Reply 3 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/17/2012 11:29:29 AM     (No. 9070835)

I guess pride doesn´t matter anymore to Mr. Maraniss. What a bootlicker.

Reply 4 - Posted by: zeldafitzg, 12/17/2012 11:29:29 AM     (No. 9070836)

The Gag Meter spins wildly and bounces off the table.

Reply 5 - Posted by: AltaD, 12/17/2012 11:30:56 AM     (No. 9070839)

What a sick little man, forget the innocent victims and their families, it´s all about obama.

Reply 6 - Posted by: hotcorner, 12/17/2012 11:32:24 AM     (No. 9070845)

His speech will be forgotten within a month.

Reply 7 - Posted by: Bamatex, 12/17/2012 11:32:24 AM     (No. 9070844)

People say the stupidest things when they are in love, don´t they?




Reply 8 - Posted by: Feebie, 12/17/2012 11:33:06 AM     (No. 9070847)

These people have a screw lose.

Reply 9 - Posted by: chuck koala, 12/17/2012 11:33:29 AM     (No. 9070848)

To see such an inane comment is breathtaking. What in the world is he thinking to say such an obviously buffoonish thing?

Reply 10 - Posted by: Italiano, 12/17/2012 11:36:04 AM     (No. 9070855)

Only in the sense that the "people will little note nor long remember" what he said there.

Reply 11 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 12/17/2012 11:37:33 AM     (No. 9070857)

O made a speech?

Reply 12 - Posted by: jimboendaatl, 12/17/2012 11:39:55 AM     (No. 9070863)

Lincoln, Reagan, FDR, Jesus Christ and God...the Left have compared Obama to all of these, so what else is new?




Reply 13 - Posted by: msjena, 12/17/2012 11:41:03 AM     (No. 9070866)

The Gettysburg Address commemorated brave soldiers who died in the service of their country, in the worst crisis this country has seen. It was appropriate for the President to give this address. The Newtown shooting, sad as it was, was not an historical event. But perhaps it is appropriate that this miniature, manufactured president has his moment at a miniature, manufactured national crisis.

Reply 14 - Posted by: wagmeister, 12/17/2012 11:41:50 AM     (No. 9070870)

The President’s Newtown Connecticut speech was the speech of a hypocrite. Why? The President spoke with great emotion about our first responsibility as a nation is to protect our kids -- keep them safe and secure. BUT, when a Michigan Union thug threatened that union members would be at Governor Snyder’s daughter’s soccer games because the governor signed Right-to-Work legislation-- that was a threat against “one of our children.” So – WHY didn’t the President condemn it? And if the President is so anti-violence, why didn’t he condemn the politician whose response to Michigan’s Right-To-Wok Law was – “Blood will flow in the streets.” Political expediency? Perhaps. (Silence does gives consent to union violence to solidify union votes while pretty words of compassion in Connecticut woo white suburban votes.) I’m too cynical you say? Well, where is your voice condemning the threat of blood flowing in the streets and intimidating a governor by threatening his daughter. I can’t hear you.

Reply 15 - Posted by: Really?, 12/17/2012 11:45:03 AM     (No. 9070876)

Personally, while I DID think the President should acknowledge the tragedy and sympathize with all the sorrow, the fact that he went on and on and brought all the confusion of a Presidential visit to that poor grieving town, was somehow "intrusive" to me.

If I have lost a child or a loved one, I may want my friends and my Minister, but a motormouth politician from ANY party can just stay away.

I will admit my distaste for the President makes me a biased observer, and I will give him the benefit of the doubt only because who the heck would know WHAT to do in such a horrible situation. With that said...going on for a long time seems selfish and NOT respectful of the gravity of the sorrow in that community. It´s NOT about Barack !

Reply 16 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 12/17/2012 11:50:36 AM     (No. 9070885)

Well, if Zippy the Marxst is so Lincolnesque, maybe we´ll see the completion of the rest of the comparison before too long. Do us all a favor.

Reply 17 - Posted by: Vivi, 12/17/2012 11:52:09 AM     (No. 9070888)

Get a grip. We lost children and the sickening sycophants are busy polishing Obama´s historical legacy.




Reply 18 - Posted by: MindMadeUp, 12/17/2012 11:52:47 AM     (No. 9070889)

Minor detail: Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg Address himself. Obama can barely write his own name without a speechwriter to help.

Reply 19 - Posted by: jalo1951, 12/17/2012 11:52:59 AM     (No. 9070890)

obama is no Lincoln. This should not be compared to the Gettysburg Address/Civil War. It awful situation is not about obama as much as he and the media would wish it to be so.

Reply 20 - Posted by: anniej, 12/17/2012 12:06:34 PM     (No. 9070916)


Reply 21 - Posted by: papasparky, 12/17/2012 12:09:51 PM     (No. 9070921)

Move over, Abe Lincoln and Gettysburg, Obama reportedly (too many times) wrote his own speech - who would have thunk it?.

Did he write it on an envelope in Marine One while flying to Connecticut? Will future students have to memorize Obama´s Sandy Hook Address?

pResident Obama has done nothing but lie and lie some more since he first came on the scene at the demo convention. He has not earned any one´s trust in even the most trivial matters.

Call me cynical, or whatever you like, but I do not believe for one minute the tear in the eye or the pause for composure - all in the script.

I will throw down the gauntlet! Obama, if you want to be considered sincerely concerned about the welfare of Sandy Hook´s precious children, call off your 4 million dollar (re Huffington Post) Christmas trip to Hawaii and donate the money to start a fund to raze the school involved and build a new one for all those traumatized children.

Two things to consider: One, it´s not your money to start with, and Two, the Amish in Pennsylvania saw the "rightness" of this and did this quickly and without any goading from anybody.

How about it, Obozo??

Reply 22 - Posted by: Daylily, 12/17/2012 12:11:16 PM     (No. 9070922)

Less than five minutes of listening to O last night was all I could take. To me he was insincere and cold with very little emotion (typical)- very obvious he was reading words written by others. I personally don´t think he should have been there; when one of my children died the only people we wanted to be with us were those who loved our family and our minister.



Reply 23 - Posted by: Davids918, 12/17/2012 12:11:39 PM     (No. 9070923)

I seriously doubt Lincoln read from his script, but had it memorized.

Obama is no Lincoln.

Reply 24 - Posted by: trackman999, 12/17/2012 12:19:40 PM     (No. 9070934)

Obama isnt even obama.

Reply 25 - Posted by: jorgecito, 12/17/2012 12:22:25 PM     (No. 9070940)

Does anyone (anyone?) remember a word or phrase from Obama´s BIg Race Speech from 2008 or 2009 -- the one Chris Matthews called "a speech for the ages"?

Right. Thought not.

Reply 26 - Posted by: Liberal like Jefferson, 12/17/2012 12:23:38 PM     (No. 9070944)

I do a LOT of public speaking. I saw a guy reading his way through a written speech - staring at the words on his podium, then looking up every now and then as he read aloud. Hardly inspiring stuff. Everything was spelled out for him - including the Bible references.

Speaking of Bible quotes: they didn´t really seem to hit the mark. I would have proposed others.

Reply 27 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 12/17/2012 12:30:39 PM     (No. 9070951)

I would rather listen to 30 minutes of my cat hocking up a hairball than 1 minute of o´bozo talking about ANYTHING!!! Just the sound of his voice turns my stomach!!!

Reply 28 - Posted by: farmwife, 12/17/2012 12:32:41 PM     (No. 9070953)

I was not impressed with the on going babble full of cliches and bromides. But then I didn´t expect to be.

Gettysburg address? Oh, hell no!

Reply 29 - Posted by: downtowngal, 12/17/2012 12:34:29 PM     (No. 9070955)

Every time I think, maybe I´m wrong maybe I should give him a chance, he slaps me down with empty rhetoric and specious theories. So sad, I can´t think of another time in my life when true leadership is so needed and so lacking.

Reply 30 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 12/17/2012 12:46:09 PM     (No. 9070976)

Check back in a year to see if anyone remembers a word he said.

Reply 31 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 12/17/2012 1:11:50 PM     (No. 9071014)

I turned on the TV and saw his ugly face. Immediately turned it off. Nothing he could say would make me listen to him.

Reply 32 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/17/2012 1:28:03 PM     (No. 9071055)


(My mantra today.)

Reply 33 - Posted by: MattMusson, 12/17/2012 1:30:16 PM     (No. 9071064)

Here is the thing about the Gettysburg Address - it would have made much more sense if it had been delivered by Jefferson Davis.

Reply 34 - Posted by: Libertygal, 12/17/2012 1:48:03 PM     (No. 9071100)

I guess that WaPo is looking for another bail out. They already got one this year, in the form of a grant from the Ford Foundation. You know, where Bambi´s mommy worked? I guess it wasn´t enough, send in the bootlickers!

Reply 35 - Posted by: zoidberg, 12/17/2012 2:46:55 PM     (No. 9071212)

Anything good playing at Ford´s Theatre?

Reply 36 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 12/17/2012 5:07:35 PM     (No. 9071456)

When we need the wisdom of another Soloman the country votes in ...Sillyman.

Reply 37 - Posted by: Penney, 12/17/2012 5:15:48 PM     (No. 9071470)

This editor proves yet again that the WaPo, ´´Don´t know much about his-to-ry!´´ Thus, it is not a credible news sourse. ...Just another dem media, ´´tool,´´ apparently. sigh

Reply 38 - Posted by: franq, 12/17/2012 5:31:22 PM     (No. 9071490)

Four putts and seven holes ago....
The more they try to build him up, the smaller he looks.

Reply 39 - Posted by: heartlandconservative, 12/18/2012 5:24:32 PM     (No. 9073243)

Well at least he cleaned his mouth before having the picture taken, but the question is did he wear knee pads.

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