Abe & Obama

by John J. Miller on August 17, 2011

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My op-ed in today’s New York Post responds to President Obama’s latest claim.

President Obama has a new complaint: “Lincoln — they used to talk about him almost as bad as they talk about me.”

More abused than Abraham Lincoln? Obama has no idea.

He has yet to experience anything like the hatred poured on his distinguished predecessor. Lincoln was the single most despised president in American history. …

Following Lincoln’s inauguration, the Charleston Mercury dubbed the new president “the Ourang-Outang at the White House.” Others called him “the Illinois Ape,” a “Baboon,” and “the original gorilla.” A Virginia congressman called him “a cross between sandhill crane and an Andalusian jackass.” This was their colorful way of saying that Lincoln was less than human. …

Obama may have his detractors — but also he has it easy compared to the hatred thrust upon Abraham Lincoln.

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