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Home Front: Politix
Sharpton: Is Obama Ready for Mt. Rushmore?
2013-01-13
[FREEBEACON] civil rights hustler Al Sharpton
...Tawana Brawley's spiritual advisor...
aired a segment concerning a recent National Journal article which analyzed President B.O.'s chances of attaining a coveted spot on Mt. Rushmore Friday evening on MSNBC. Teddy Roosevelt's presence on the landmark garnered particular attention from Sharpton, who expressed his opinion that Roosevelt's thin resume as a "transformative president" strengthens the case for Obama to be included:
ABBY HUNTSMAN: You look at Reagan, he ended the Cold War. I think they have to have a legacy that changed America. Obama was the first black president. That is something that will always be remembered.

AL SHARPTON: And he stopped two wars and the whole question of finance reform on Wall Street and health care. I mean, he has done some concrete things. I can, again, the reason I raised Teddy Roosevelt is that a lot of people could say that Teddy Roosevelt was more of a character than a transformative president. I can name, literally, things that President B.O. has done. Now, I'm going to say that if Teddy Roosevelt is the measure, I think it strengthens the case for President B.O..
Teddy Roosevelt is credited with accomplishments such as completing the Panama Canal and establishing the National Parks system. Historians typically rank Roosevelt among the top five greatest presidents.
Posted by:Fred

#22  A giant likeness won't work, the ears won't fit. But I have no problem with putting Obama himself up there.
Posted by: KBK   2013-01-13 20:12  

#21  Why do you think he made the proposal, Charles? :-D
Posted by: Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo)   2013-01-13 17:36  

#20  Besoeker, have you seen who goes there? They are more likely to vote for the American Chopper trio to be put on the mountain.
Posted by: Charles   2013-01-13 17:17  

#19  Hark! Barry rallies his boys in a charge up Beacon Hill. Lore, so they say, t'was named San One Hill.
Posted by: swksvolFF   2013-01-13 14:45  

#18  #15 B - Heh.™
Posted by: Barbara   2013-01-13 14:01  

#17  carve his image on the backside
Posted by: Frank G   2013-01-13 13:27  

#16  @Besoeker - Like
Posted by: warthogswife   2013-01-13 13:02  

#15  Since tourists make up a large portion of the visitors to the Mt. Rushmore monument, a very democratic method would be to let voters and tourists decide. As I recall, there is a huge annual tourist event in nearby Sturgis during the 5-11th of August 2013. Let those in attendance... VOTE on the issue!
Posted by: Besoeker   2013-01-13 11:42  

#14  Actually, I think he's ready for his photo to be put up in the post office.
Posted by: warthogswife   2013-01-13 11:26  

#13  I think Barry would put the kibosh on it. Why should he have to share space with those other four guys?
Posted by: tu3031   2013-01-13 11:24  

#12  Isn't there a mountain in Kenya his ego-sized?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles   2013-01-13 11:17  

#11  Mount Kenya may be more appropriate.
Posted by: airandee   2013-01-13 11:17  

#10  #2 Will he stay there? Good question.
Posted by: JohnQC   2013-01-13 10:58  

#9  Can we have a vote on Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck instead?
Posted by: JohnQC   2013-01-13 10:57  

#8  If its to be Hawaii, I recommend a bronze overlooking the Blow Hole.
Posted by: Besoeker   2013-01-13 08:41  

#7  He might be from Hawaii - carve it into the crater of Kilauea. Or since he likes to swim, maybe Loihi. Better than Rushmore too - that Hawaiann basalt is black rock.
Posted by: Glenmore   2013-01-13 08:33  

#6  Well Cary Grant is certainly one of them and FDR, Ford and Jefferson Arms.
Posted by: Shipman   2013-01-13 08:09  

#5  Trivia question who are the four presidents?.
I know just where I would suggest putting him.:)
Posted by: Dale   2013-01-13 07:53  

#4  Washington has a State. It's time for Pureto Rico to join the union and be renamed.

Posted by: Shipman   2013-01-13 07:52  

#3  Obviously thousands of street names, gov't buildings, schools, and possibly Lake Michigan must be re-named first. I'll take the contrarian view and support it, as long as Stone Mountain remains undisturbed.
Posted by: Besoeker   2013-01-13 06:53  

#2  Will he stay there?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2013-01-13 05:07  

#1  There's no more room for anybody on Mt Rushmore, as far as Obama, there's not enough room period, His ego wouldn't stand for any sharing.
Posted by: Redneck Jim   2013-01-13 00:13  

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