Re: Time‘s Laughable Lincoln Whitewash

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Tom, Barack Obama might not have fallen prey to the Lincoln myth completely–at least here he says, “I cannot swallow whole the view of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator … As a law professor and civil rights lawyer and as an African-American, I am fully aware of his limited views on race. Anyone who actually reads the Emancipation Proclamation knows it was more a military document than a clarion call for justice.”

The article continues:

And as for what Lincoln may have thought about Obama’s election to the Senate in 2004?

“He may not have dreamed of that exact outcome. But I like to believe he would have appreciated the irony,” Obama said.

8:46 pm on June 27, 2005