In 1863 at Gettysburg, Lincoln concluded his remarks with “and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” Today’s GOP have revised that to read “government of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%.” If the Founding Fathers were still alive today, they would be appalled by the state of Congress and the state of the news media. If the Founding Fathers were still alive today, they would be very old.
Willard is a famous name in history. The Willard Hotel opened in Washington, DC, in 1818. Many famous people have stayed there including Abraham Lincoln when he arrived in Washington for his inauguration in 1861. J. Willard Marriott was the founder of Marriott Hotels, and it is believed that Willard Mitt Romney is named for him. George Romney and J. Willard were friends. There is a small town north of Salt Lake City named Willard near where George Romney’s ancestors settled, and there is a nearby Willard Bay of the great Salt Lake.
Was Abraham Lincoln gay? We know that he read Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, who was a gay poet. Gays read poetry, real men do not. No one ever saw the two men meet, bur they both lived in Washington during the Civil War and sometimes could be seen acknowledging each other during walks on the streets near the White House. What went on between the two men outside of public view? Whitman wrote an emotional poem about Lincoln after his assassination called O Captain, My Captain. Was Lincoln’s marriage a real
marriage? Were Lincoln’s children adopted?
Only three assertions above are true: Lincoln read Whitman and nodded to him on the street, Whitman was gay and Whitman wrote the poem, O Captain, My Captain. The rest is all vile speculation. This resembles the speculation and tissue of lies that Barack’s critics produce on a daily basis. I have read perhaps a dozen books by critics of Barack Obama by people who appear on radio and TV, and/or write newspaper columns and books. All of them offer opinion, sometimes on the slimmest of evidence, as truth. Then that opinion takes on a life of its own as it is repeated over and over again. The BIG LIE technique. Repeat something so often that some will accept it as fact.
As this election season shifts into higher gear, websites critical of the President are popping up like mushrooms. Some seem to exist only to repeat messages that originate elsewhere, on other blogs or in the form of YouTube videos. False information is being propagated widely and feverishly. There is much work to be done by the Barack Obama Truth Team.
- The Crazy Cost of Becoming President, From Lincoln to Obama (alternet.org)
- Understanding Walt Whitman (greatmentor.net)
- walt whitman. (porkbellyposts.com)
- Revealed: Barack Obama’s gay transgender prostitute nanny. (gunnyg.wordpress.com)