Thursday, March 4, 2010

Advice for Obama from Abraham Lincoln

Barack Obama is smarter than we are. He clearly believes that these silly polls that show that the disenchantment with his healthcare plan ranges from 54% to 79% are either wrong or meaningless.

Abe Lincoln has this bit of advice from a campaign speech he gave in 1860.

"With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. Consequently he who moulds public sentiment, goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions."

Oh and since one might complain that Lincoln is a Republican, let's see what JFK had to say on the issue.

"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."

Reconciliation? Go ahead, Barack, I can't wait.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Those are great quotes! You should use the JFK quote in a letter to the editor to the Globe...or post it in readers comments at the end of their editorials favoring ObamaCare.