Oh Brother… WaPo Associate Editor Compares Obama’s Newtown Speech to Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

Four score and seven years ago…
Washington Post associate editor David Maraniss compared Barack Obama’s Sandy Hook memorial speech tonight to Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
Lincoln wrote his speeches, was fighting a Civil War and actually matched his words with deeds. Obama has done nothing on the weapons front except run guns to Mexico.

Charles Krauthammer called the same speech highly political.

Via Kristinn:

Give it a rest, Maraniss.

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  • Rock

    Well never let it be said that pig ears would pass up a opportunity to score points with his Marxist friends. The blood was not even dry on the floors and BS extraordinaire was already politicizing it. We have a real life dictator just waiting for an excuse to pull all the power into the White House. Sad part is far to many in Government and law enforcement are all to willing to join in.

  • Mad Hatter

    The obedient, Alinsky media never fail to show how delusional they are.

  • Patty

    I don’t care what Obama says. This tragedy could have been prevented. This nation needs to find its way back to God and if that seems naive so be it. There is a respect that all of us must have for ourselves and others. I cannot get all excited about a president that
    attacked and seems to lie about what others say just for a vote. And then wishes that Catholics provide contraception when Obama knows full well this goes against the Catholic beliefs.

    And Obama voted no, to assistance of botch partial birth abortions. And Obama called a baby a punishment for a teenager. ” if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby,” Obama’s words.

    Barack Obama made at least 7 controversial votes against bills mandating
    medical care for newborn children after late-term, botched abortions
    known as D&E; procedures.

    Obama was there with memorized speech, made by some speechwriter even if he say he wrote it himself. That is highly doubtful.

    For the devotees of this president, this goes in one hear and out the other. Obama should have quit after speech on Friday.

  • Look-Out

    Well, David, pass this along to your “Lincoln” —

    Mass shootings are no more common than they have been in past decades, despite the impression given by the media.

    In fact, the high point for mass killings in the U.S. was 1929, according to criminologist Grant Duwe of the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

    Incidents of mass murder in the U.S. declined from 42 in the 1990s to 26 in the first decade of this century.

    The chances of being killed in a mass shooting are about what they are for being struck by lightning.

    Until the Newtown horror, the three worst K–12 school shootings ever had taken place in either Britain or Germany.

    Almost all of the public-policy discussion about Newtown has focused on a debate over the need for more gun control. In reality, gun control in a country that already has 200 million privately owned firearms is likely to do little to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals. We would be better off debating two taboo subjects — the laws that make it difficult to control people with mental illness and the growing body of evidence that “gun-free” zones, which ban the carrying of firearms by law-abiding individuals, don’t work.


  • UN calling

    Obama is directly responsible for the mass shooting of hundreds of innocents through his drone program. Are you telling me he cares about white American children that got gunned down, when he personally directs drone strikes that NYU and Princeton have documented have slaughtered hundreds upon hundreds of little children?

    Unintended casualties don’t make the extra-legal killing by Obama any better. He knows his approach kills the innocent. He keeps doing it. It’s not made any better because Obama “intends well.” A mother of a dead child doesn’t care that Obama intended not to kill her baby.

    Crocodile tears are what this President sheds. More dead white American children are good news because he can seize guns and command more power, leaving even more vulnerable to a government that has failed in its mental health care duties. Dead brown babies in Pakistan and Afghanistan? Sucks to be you, kid.

  • Economan

    Obama gave a speech? Sorry I missed it I was busy doing more important things like scratching my butt.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    No doubt Maraniss was wanking furiously as he typed out that tweet with his free hand…

  • Patty

    He should have put that billions and billions of bankrupted Solar companies to better use like placing guards at school doors.

    Instead the progressives are attacking NRA and liberals want gun owner dead.

    He is concerned NOW?

  • Dave

    Did any of you actually listen to or read his speech? Do you disagree that we must do SOMETHING? You can easily dismiss him because of what you think he is or isn’t doing for you, but was he entirely wrong in what he said tonight? If any one of you thinks that inaction is the proper course, you are not human. We are not discussing drone attacks, we are not discussing abortion, we are discussing the massacre of innocent American citizens by others. Perhaps you believe that abortion is just as wrong as these killings, but please tell that to the parents of those poor children in Newtown and let’s see what they have to say about that.

  • Look-Out

    “…he [Obama] personally directs drone strikes that NYU and Princeton have documented have slaughtered hundreds upon hundreds of little children”

    Imagine if GWB had been doing this. It would be in print, on leftie radio or out of the mouths of TV Liblefties CONTINUOUSLY. As in 24/7. What was it this administration cut back on? School safety/protection funding? What was he dreaming of…another BESLAN?!


    What did Rove say was his biggest mistake? Not correcting the record about Bush. Team Romney failed to do the same thing for him. For goodness’ sake: learn from those mistakes!

  • Rock

    #8 December 16, 2012 at 11:26 pm
    Patty commented:
    Instead the progressives are attacking NRA and liberals want gun owner dead.

    That and the New Black Panthers want to kill whites and their babies. You got to wonder, what would be their weapon of choice, machetes? Na, given the mind set of the left they expect Government to do the killing, kind of proves our fears.

  • Look-Out

    OF COURSE, Dave, we think something should be done. But we thought something should have been done on NOvember 6, too.

    Most likely you didn’t see that need.

  • Rock

    Dave as soon has Pig Ears comes clean on hundred of dead Mexicans and a dead Border Agent (Fast and Furious), or on 4 dead in Benghazi, maybe I might listen to his lying @ss, otherwise he’s still walking in the blood of the dead, just as you.

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  • Winston Wolfe

    Did any of you actually listen to or read his speech? David

    No. And do you know why?

    Because I couldn’t possibly care less what that punk has to say about anything.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Do you disagree that we must do SOMETHING?

    Like WHAT, exactly?

    Ever heard the phrase, “Act in haste, repent at leisure”?

  • Rainmom

    it’s his hypocrisy that is upsetting. he doesn’t seem to care about the innocent children
    killed by drones or by late term abortion, and the fact that he decides he will appear to
    address this tragedy is repugnant to many of us, because we feel that his appearance
    is more about him and his agenda than it is about the grieving families. he should’ve checked his agenda at the door…this was not the time or place for it.
    everyone here knows the argument is coming, and it’s frustrating because the left owns
    the message in the news, movies, tv, and pop culture. what’s worse (and nauseating to most of us here) is that the president of the united states would capitalize on the deaths
    of these precious children for his own personal gain. we know the narrative only too well,
    and most here believe we are on the right side of it.

  • Flintstone F.

    I think a lot of people will remember that a sitting president used a tragedy to promote a political agenda against a constitutional right to bear arms.

  • Economan

    I can’t possibly take seriously a man who tries to lecture me on guns when he recklessly gave guns to Mexican drug cartels hoping there would be a body count that would cause outrage and ban guns. I also cannot pretend to listen to a man who has no moral compunction about slaughtering babies in their womb or even those that survive an abortion. This massacre along with others are the result of people with mental illnesses. Period.