When most Americans hear of Abraham Lincoln, our 16th President, they have an almost knee-jerk, visceral response that elevates Lincoln to the level of the great emancipator of enslaved African Americans, national unifier, America’s first great non-racist and tolerant President, and defender of the Union and the racial equality of blacks. While this romanticized notion of Lincoln and his presidency has pervaded the national consciousness for almost 140 years, objective historical evidence paints a radically and fundamentally different picture of the real Abraham Lincoln.
If you want to be able to understand Obama, our Community Organizer-in-Chief, you have to read Saul Alinsky’s two books, Rules for Radicals and Reveille for Radicals, which Obama read and obviously absorbed. Otherwise, you won’t have a clue as to what he means by his words and actions. Those two books contain the basics of Alinsky’s ideas of revolutionary radicalism which Obama spent several years learning.
Whether Americans realize it or not, the last decade's path of congressional spending is unsustainable. Spending must be reined in, but what spending should be cut? The Republican majority in the House of Representatives fear being booted out of office and are understandably timid. Their rule for whom to cut appears to be: Look around to see who are the politically weak handout recipients.