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En lo que es casi una ocasion mandatoria, el Presi se desaparece...

Mensaje por Charlie319 el Lun Nov 04, 2013 9:44 am


Por lo visto hasta aca llegan las comparaciones entre el mesias mulato hawaiiano y el gran emancipador...   La verdad es que Obama y Lincoln no tienen nada en comun.  Uno busco unir y el actual persiste en dividir a la nacion entre los que odian a los Americanos tradicionales y la masa que conquisto y domo este continente...
http://www.themorningsun.com/opinion/20131101/editorial-obamas-rejection-of-gettysburg-invitation-is-unacceptable

Editorial: Obama's rejection of Gettysburg invitation is unacceptable




By York Daily Record, Digital First Media

Posted: 11/01/13, 8:52 AM EDT |


Seven score and 10 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln commemorated the horrific losses in a battle that marked the beginning of the end of slavery in our land.

Seven score and five years after the Gettysburg Address, our nation finally achieved what some considered the ultimate victory over racism in our land: A black man was elected president.

Many believe that as a society we make too much of racial issues, but such symbolic milestones are important. They show us how far we’ve come — and, in this case, how agonizingly long it took.

And so, as Gettysburg this summer marked the 150th anniversary of that crucial Civil War conflict, many simply assumed that President Obama would attend a ceremony planned for Nov. 19 to mark the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s succinct oratorical masterpiece.

He was invited by our congressional delegation — Sens. Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey, and U.S. Rep. Scott Perry.

Months went by with no RSVP from the White House.

Security issues, many figured. The Secret Service wouldn’t want to reveal too much about the president’s plans.

Nothing to worry about. He will be here.

How could he not come?

How could he not pay his respects to those whose ultimate sacrifices made his presidency possible?

How could he not visit and acknowledge the new birth of freedom that is his — and our nation’s — inheritance of that battle?

Well, he’s not coming.

The National Park Service this week said the president was instead sending Interior Secretary Sally Jewell — a former oil, banking and outdoor gear accessory executive who was born in England.

With all due respect to Ms. Jewell, she is an unacceptable substitute for the President of the United States. If crucial matters of state demand the president’s attention that day, the least he could do is send the vice president.

It is not yet clear why the president declined the invitation, which was extended many months ago.

A scheduling conflict?

Security concerns at the open site?

Terrorism worries — or concerns that extremists or racists would use the opportunity to score some symbolic strike?

But whatever the reason, the declined invitation is unacceptable.

Barack Obama is the most powerful man on earth. If he wanted to be here on Nov. 19, he could make that happen.

The fact that he is uninterested or unwilling to do so is deeply disappointing — and likely to lead to further division in our politically cleft nation.

Symbolism matters.

President Obama could have used this occasion to offer words of healing and reconciliation — as his Illinois forefather once did.

Instead, he is sending us a little-known Cabinet member to do the job of a president, of a statesman, of an orator.

Unacceptable.

President Obama’s retreat from Gettysburg will linger long and bitter.

We beg him to reconsider.
 
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 Por que sera que no va????
http://www.delcotimes.com/opinion/20131029/editorial-gettysburg-speech-would-be-fitting-for-obama


Editorial: Gettysburg speech would be fitting for Obama

 
LOCAL. A reenactor portrays member of the Confederate army in the re-enactment “Holding the Line,” the skirmish at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg.


Posted: 10/29/13, 12:17 AM EDT | Updated: 6 days ago




While there is still no official word on President Obama’s expected speech at Gettysburg next month, the National Park Service says it’s preparing for a presidential visit.

Pennsylvania’s two U.S. senators, Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey, as well as Rep. Scott Perry, who represents York and Adams counties in Congress, earlier this year invited the president to speak at a ceremony in Gettysburg to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s celebrated remarks.

A lot of folks blame the current president for the closure of national parks, including Gettysburg, during the recent government shutdown. Congressional Republicans are first in line for taking the blame for the shutdown itself, but the padlocking of parks was a political calculation that backfired on the president. Still, of the 24 presidents who have visited Gettysburg, perhaps none is more proper and fitting than Obama, the nation’s first black commander-in-chief.

Although the Civil War started as a war against secession, it evolved into a struggle against slavery as well. That’s the meaning of the “new birth of freedom” the Great Emancipator talks about in his Gettysburg Address — the “unfinished work” he says we the living must carry on after the dead have been buried.

On the 100th anniversary of the battle, in July 1963, assistant Secretary of the Interior John Carver Jr., declared Gettysburg to be the place where “the ideals expressed by the Emancipator became possible of realization.” But there were still battles to be fought in the struggle for civil rights, and Carver had to add “the equality defined on this field has been withheld from millions of our fellow citizens.”

A half century later, the election and re-election of a black president is an important milestone in that struggle, as were the battle and the subsequent healing words of our 16th president.

Those with an ear for history might hear in today’s political battles the distant rumblings of that great rebellion a century-and-a-half ago. There is again much talk of states’ rights, of nullification of federal action and even of secession. Some would say the politics of race and disunion continue to tear at our national fabric.

But the election to the highest office in the land of a man who would more likely have been a slave in the America of Abraham Lincoln is surely a sign that we are winning the war against inequality. Gettysburg should remind us all that we can transcend the differences that divide us.

As Lincoln said on the eve of war at his first inauguration:

“We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”

What better place for a president to speak to a divided nation anxious to find common ground than the hallowed ground at Gettysburg?


Obama carece de la grandeza necesaria para unir...  Su tactica hasta el dia de hoy ha sido alentar la disension y beneficiarse de ella.
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Y que dice la prensa?


Obama diss: President snubs historic Gettysburg 150th anniversary ceremony



President Barack Obama talks with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on the patio outside the Oval Office, May 1, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

By Ben Wolfgang
The Washington Times
Thursday, October 31, 2013
 

It may be little more than a blip on Washington's radar screen, but President Obama's decision to be a no-show at an upcoming ceremony to mark the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address has touched off a firestorm in Pennsylvania.

Local newspapers Thursday excoriated the president, a noted admirer of the 16th president, for skipping the historic occasion.

A journalist at Harrisburg's Patriot News said Mr. Obama doesn't have "the stones" to attend; York's Daily Record newspaper called the decision "unacceptable" and said "Mr. Obama's retreat from Gettysburg will linger long and bitter."

The Gettysburg Times reported that local officials in and around the town have spent months preparing — in vain — for a potential visit from Mr. Obama, who twice carried Pennsylvania in the presidential election (by 11 percentage points in 2008 and five in 2012).

Instead, the White House will send Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to the Nov. 19 event, which will be held at the Soldiers' National Cemetery.

She will be joined as keynote speaker by renowned historian James McPherson.

The Gettysburg National Military Park seemed disappointed with the choice of Ms. Jewell rather than the president.

"President Obama will not attend and the Secretary of the Interior will represent the administration," the park pointed out in the second sentence of its release.

White House press secretary Jay Carney wouldn't give an explanation Thursday for why Mr. Obama declined the request.

"I think that is an enormously significant event in our history, and I think Americans will take the appropriate time to consider the speech that was delivered there. I would simply say that I have no updates on the president's schedule," Mr. Carney said. "I think all Americans will share and marvel in the remembrance of that important date in our history."

Twenty-four presidents have visited Gettysburg since the summer of 1863, when the town gained its notoriety after the bloody three-day battle that turned the tide of the Civil War.

President Kennedy was invited to speak at the 1963 ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the speech, but opted to travel to Dallas instead, where he was fatally shot a few days later.

Although Kennedy's presence 50 years ago would have been significant, a visit by Mr. Obama would carry extra weight for several reasons.

Numerous Pennsylvania publications have pointed out how important it would be to have Mr. Obama, the nation's first black commander in chief, speak in Gettysburg and remind Americans how far the nation has come since the dark days of the Civil War.

For Mr. Obama personally, the invitation seemingly would have been too good to pass up.

It would have offered the president an opportunity to give a triumphant speech celebrating American values — the type of speech that rallied voters during his presidential run — and would have allowed Mr. Obama to pay personal tribute to fellow Illinoisan Abraham Lincoln.

Mr. Obama speaks often about his admiration for the 16th president. He even used the Lincoln Bible for both of his inauguration ceremonies, in 2009 and early this year.

By rejecting the invitation, the president has personally offended some in the Keystone State.

Writing for the Patriot News, journalist Donald Gilliland called Mr. Obama's decision "nothing less than a profile in cowardice."

"In the end, Barack Obama simply didn't have the stones. It's sad. And telling. History will note that Lincoln's legacy did not live up to the challenge," he wrote.

In an editorial, the York Daily Record said the president clearly "is uninterested or unwilling" to visit and called that "deeply disappointing."

"Symbolism matters," the paper wrote Thursday. "President Obama could have used this occasion to offer words of healing and reconciliation — as his Illinois forefather once did. Instead, he is sending us a little-known Cabinet member to do the job of a president, of a statesman, of an orator. Unacceptable. President Obama's retreat from Gettysburg will linger long and bitter. We beg him to reconsider."

 
La verdad es que para el primer presidente post-racial, ni Lincoln, ni los soldados que perecieron en Gettisburg tienen suficiente en comun con Obama, que si hizo tiempo para otras fechas com la conmemoracion del dia de Martin Luther King....
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