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Published On: Mon, May 27th, 2013

President Obama on Mt. Rushmore? Some professors say ‘yes’

In a survey with a incredibly small sampling size, ten George Washington University political and history professors, show that at least some of those surveyed believe Mr. Obama should, and will eventually join Presidents Washington, Jefferson, T. Roosevelt and Lincoln, according to a College Fix report last week.

Mt. Rushmore Image/Colin.faulkingham at the wikipedia project

Mt. Rushmore
Image/Colin.faulkingham at the wikipedia project

Of the 10 history and political science professors asked, three suggested that Obama may eventually be added to the huge sculpture in South Dakota.

“Historical judgments take time to form and Obama is still in office,” said history professor Edward Berkowitz. “It could be that he will be one of the great presidents, worthy of having his likeness carved on a mountain, but certainly not yet.”

Although Professor Paul Wahlbeck, a professor and chairman of the political science department said he is “reluctant venerate political leaders while or shortly after they served”, he still told the College Fix, “History undoubtedly will accord President Obama a special place by virtue of being the first African American President.” Not so reluctant.

Political Science Professor Robert Stoker, also reluctant to make such a prediction, simply compared this to when Republicans started a premature campaign to cement President Reagan’s legacy by naming everything they could find after him.

Out of the seven other faculty members survey, six simply replied “no,” Obama does not belong on Mount Rushmore. The remaining professor abstained from answering the survey.

President Obama on Mt. Rushmore? What do you think? Is he worthy?

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  3. MIKE WILSON says:

    AND WE STILL HAVE WHITES KILLING EACH OTHER AND PEOPLE SUCH AS YOU POSTING ON BEHALF OF THE GOOD PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD. PLEASE DO US A FAVOR AND GO BACK UNDER THE ROCK YOU’VE BEEN HIDING UNDER BEFORE COMING OUT TO MAKE A TASTELESS POST.

  4. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says:

    RUDIMENTARY LOGIC DICTATES Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln AND Theodore Roosevelt WOULD SAY – WITH ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY – THAT A mulatto WILL NEVER LEAD THIS NATION.

    I BELIEVE THE GOOD PEOPLE OF SOUTH DAKOTA WOULD RATHER “BLOW-UP” Mount Rushmore BEFORE SUCH A DRASTIC ALTERATION COULD BE MADE.

    YES – UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HAS CHANGED. BUT, WE STILL HAVE NEGROES KILLING EACH OTHER BECAUSE OF PIECES OF PAPER WITH A “W-H-I-T-E MAN’S FACE” ON IT.

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

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