Thursday, November 13, 2014

Great Minds Think Alike?

San Fran Nan
In January of this year, the remarkable mind of Nancy Pelosi actually compared the use of an executive order of raising the minimum wage of federal contractors by President Obama to President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves. 

This from Weasel Zippers on Jan. 29, 2014:  "Nancy Pelosi applauded President Obama for taking action to raise the minimum wage of federal contractors, citing the Emancipation Proclamation as a precedent for such executive action"...."Mentioning Abraham Lincoln’s executive order to free the slaves during the Civil War, Pelosi said there are times where such actions are appropriate. ”There are many things that happened over time that wouldn’t have ever happened waiting for Congress,” she said, referring to the Emancipation Proclamation."

Note:  Nancy Pelosi, while not saying it, probably thinks that Barack Obama was more courageous in his executive order because he had the evil Republican Party to deal with while Abraham Lincoln was already a member of the evil Republican Party. 

Great? Minds Think Alike?
Well now, in a situation we can only describe as great minds think alike, the brilliant congressman Hank Johnson, D-GA, has also compared Barack Obama to President Abraham Lincoln.

Hat tip @DaveWeigel , a reporter for Bloomberg Politics, on twitter tweeted, from having just personally heard that "Rep. Hank Johnson compares Obama’s coming immigration executive order to the Emancipation Proclamation."

Now, now my fellow conservatives, before you scoff at what you may think may be a slight overblown comparison, lest we forget this brilliance from Representative Hank Johnson, from a video that I put in a previous Tales post in November of 2012: "Don't Rock The Island."

Representative Hank Johnson, D-Ga, actually wondering this about the Island of Guam, in a congressional hearing

Now, I bet you feel guilty about doubting the brilliance of Congressman Johnson. 

With Nancy Pelosi and Hank Johnson vouching for president Obama's brilliance, can Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Sheila Jackson Lee be far behind?

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