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Rutherford B. Hayes Weighs In On #ObamaInHistory

Posted on | May 15, 2012 | 22 Comments

by Smitty

News of #OccupyResoluteDesk’s tampering with Presidential biographies on, going back to Calvin Coolidge, is currently rocking Twitter. Also, note this brutal Tumblr feed.

Reached for comment, Rutherford B. Hayes, related BHO’s record to an aromatic old saw from the South:
Of course we refer to BHO's record, not the man.

By what miracle is Obama going to crawl out from under this derision and mount anything like a Presidential campaign, one is left to wonder. More at Twitchy.

Update: check out The Lonely Conservative, playing the Calvin Coolidge card!


22 Responses to “Rutherford B. Hayes Weighs In On #ObamaInHistory”

  1. Andrew Patrick
    May 15th, 2012 @ 9:19 pm

    Yeah, I don’t  know if Rutherford B. Hayes was exactly an exemplar of Southern Wisdom. The last time he spent down in Dixie was mostly involved with tearing up the railroads.

  2. smitty
    May 15th, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

    And this precludes Hayes from relating this proverb how, exactly?

  3. lonely conservative
    May 15th, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

    I really need to work on my photoshop skills. 

  4. JeffWeimer
    May 15th, 2012 @ 9:34 pm

    I’m not wondering. I want him to stay in his bubble and question what hit him in November. 

  5. ThePaganTemple
    May 15th, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

     Hayes was a Buckeye, wasn’t he? He also was the one who withdrew federal troops from the South in return for the electoral votes that won him the disputed election of 1776, thus ushering in the era of Jim Crow. But had Tilden won, it would have happened anyway.

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  7. Adobe_Walls
    May 15th, 2012 @ 10:59 pm

    He needed those troops elsewhere so he could be the first president to use federal troops to put down strikes, did you know there were casualties?

  8. John David Galt
    May 16th, 2012 @ 12:20 am

    Obama doesn’t think he needs to campaign, and neither do his supporters.  None of them have crawled out from under his Orbital Mind Control Lasers.

  9. Randall Current
    May 16th, 2012 @ 12:47 am

    You spelled cain’t wrong.

    Us southerners may pronounce it that way, but we do actually know how to spell can’t (short for cannot you moron).

    I’m terribly offended and I ain’t ever going to take yer posts seriously agin.

    Otherwise, I agree.

  10. Adjoran
    May 16th, 2012 @ 1:14 am

     Yes, the railroad strike – we could learn a lot from Hayes.

  11. Adjoran
    May 16th, 2012 @ 1:15 am

    Granny Jan has some of the real history of Obama, and it is simply fabulous

  12. Wyman Cooke
    May 16th, 2012 @ 6:32 am

    Mythbusters proved that you can polish poop. But this particular turd is an exception to the rule.

  13. smitty
    May 16th, 2012 @ 7:13 am

    Srsly? 🙂

  14. smitty
    May 16th, 2012 @ 7:14 am

    I would like to claim that I would never view turds undergoing the polishing process, but I have been paying attention to politics.

  15. Bob Belvedere
    May 16th, 2012 @ 8:53 am

    Ahhh…the good old days.

  16. Bob Belvedere
    May 16th, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    So many of us have the same lament.

  17. Bob Belvedere
    May 16th, 2012 @ 8:55 am

    If he does, beware: he’ll more than likely lash out like the child he is.

  18. Andrew Patrick
    May 16th, 2012 @ 11:03 am

     It doesn’t. But it does sound odd coming out of his mouth.

  19. ThePaganTemple
    May 16th, 2012 @ 11:55 am

     WTF are you talking about? All he ever does is campaign.

  20. ThePaganTemple
    May 16th, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    He might have used federal troops for that, but he took them out of the South to begin with in exchange for those electoral votes. He wasn’t called Rutherfraud Hayes as a term of endearment.

    He is also considered, arguably, the first socialist leaning President (Lincoln may have actually been the first), though he didn’t promote socialism until after his term expired, and then only in his post-presidential writings.

    And I’m not sure how solidly behind it he was, but he signed into law the Sherman Antitrust Act, something I would think many Republicans today might have problems with, though I don’t.

    He was an okay President. He might have been the first to try to improve relations and trade with South America, where in one country (not sure which one) he is well regarded and has streets and plazas named for him.

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  22. Dandapani
    May 18th, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    Yes We Can: