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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

"They're going to party like it's 1861!"

::Groan:: We think that Obama's taking this Lincoln-esque garbage too far. You have the media congratulating him on assembling a "team of rivals" (which didn't exactly work all that well for Lincoln, by the way), he's going to be sworn-in on the same Bible that Lincoln used, and he plans on a "whistle-stop" tour of the same cities Lincoln visited after he was inaugurated. Today the NY Post reports that the Lincoln emulation has reached absurd proportions:

They're going to party like it's 1861!

In what will be a Lincoln-themed inauguration from top to bottom, Obama won't only follow in the footsteps of the former president - he'll also eat like him, it was announced yesterday.

Obama's jampacked Abe-apalooza moved into high gear with an announcement from the Congressional Inaugural Committee that it will hold a luncheon next Tuesday following the swearing-in ceremony that's modeled after foods Lincoln enjoyed.

The lunch menu is only the latest in a slew of references and tributes to Lincoln that will be folded into Obama's big day. Part of the meal will even be served on replicas of the china picked out by First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln at the beginning of her husband's first term in office in 1861.

The appetizer will feature a seafood stew in puff pastry - including scallops, shrimp and lobster - in honor of Lincoln's love of seafood.

The main course of a "Brace of American Birds (pheasant and duck)" with sour-cherry chutney will be served with molasses sweet potatoes - a nod to the root vegetables and wild game that Honest Abe ate as a child in Indiana.

The Lincoln-fest luncheon at Statuary Hall, a chamber of the Capitol building, will serve some 200 guests, including members of the Supreme Court, the incoming Cabinet and congressional leaders.

"It's always good to model yourself after a great president," said Eric Foner, a professor of American history at Columbia University. "The proof will be in the pudding."

Oh give me a break. Lincoln was never as narcissistic as Obama is. He was a serious man who understood the gravity of his election. Elected at a time when the issue of slavery was reaching it's fever-pitch apex, and states threatening to secede, Lincoln knew his tenure in office wouldn't be an easy one. But Obama must have missed that part of American history. Additionally, the media wasn't exactly in a love-fest with Lincoln. Much of the newspapers at the time were in favor of Douglas' election over Lincoln's, but again the Left has never let history get in the way.

We'll be avoiding the inauguration as much as possible. It's not because we dislike the man, which we do, but rather because we're sick of seeing this man treated like he's the second coming when he's a naive, promise-breaking rookie that literally has no clue the Hell he's about to step into.

HT to JammieWearingFool

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