Thursday, January 19, 2017

Abraham Lincoln Speaks To Obama

When I first read the original post by my friend Curmudgeon, it conjured up a vision in my mind of a weary, failed leader looking down, his shoulders slumped, bag of office mementos under his arm, reading a handwritten parchment letter after finding it pinned to the Oval Office door as he prepares to leave for the last time.

Political Clown Parade

"There is a photograph of President Barack Obama with Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ bust of Abraham Lincoln visible in the background. Through the magic of Photoshop™ I reworked the photograph to bring Lincoln into full focus. 
When he placed his hand upon Lincoln’s Bible on January 20, 2009 Barack Obama declared he was committed to celebrating American unity and the use of the historic Bible would provide a powerful connection to our “common past and common heritage.” 
When Lincoln placed his hand upon this very same Bible 148 years earlier a Civil War threatened to destroy the country. On Friday, 156 years later, President-elect Donald Trump will place his hand upon Lincoln’s Bible as he takes the Oath of Office. He will assume the mantle of President of the United States at a time of great unrest at home and abroad. 
Upon learning of Obama’s disgraceful commutation of Army Pfc. Manning, I wondered if the ghost of Lincoln ever spoke to him during his eight failed years as president....."