Is anyone besides me tired of the stupidity of judging people in history by modern standards? How absolutely ignorant do you have to be to do that?
Considering the social, political and cultural environment Lincoln came out of he achieved greatness because in many ways he superceded his time in history.
I would note, that many of those who mock the shortcomings of those who have gone before them, use the excuse of their own environment and historical constraints to excuse their own failings and limitations. What a self-righteous bunch of hypocrites.
Obama has a great future with the pompous, all knowing and sanctimonious left. The one plus side is, I believe his footnote in history will be so insignificant no one will bother to hold him to the standard he uses to measure others.
Sen. Barack Obama sees parallels between Abraham Lincoln's life and his own, but he says the nation's 16th president might not have envisioned a black man occupying the seat he now holds.
"I cannot swallow whole the view of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator," Obama said. "As a law professor and civil rights lawyer and as an African-American, I am fully aware of his limited views on race. Anyone who actually reads the Emancipation Proclamation knows it was more a military document than a clarion call for justice."
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