Republican Party, The Party Of Conservatives Abraham Lincoln And Ronald Reagan: Really, Lincoln A Conservative?

As the Republican Party is imploding, we are hearing Florida Senator Marco Rubio and others talk about how Donald Trump is not a conservative, like Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan, and that Trump cannot be allowed to inherit their conservatism.

Really?  Abraham Lincoln  a conservative?  Give us all a break!

Lincoln was NOT a conservative, as he challenged the Establishment of his time in so many ways, including opposing any expansion of slavery!

Lincoln waged war on the South, to prevent their successful secession from the Union, and that is NOT conservatism!

Lincoln moved to promote freedom of the slaves, via the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment, and that is NOT conservatism!

Lincoln promoted a major national government commitment to a transcontinental railroad, and that is NOT conservatism!

Lincoln promoted creation of a national banking system; a national currency; the first federal income tax; the first land grant colleges; the Department of Agriculture added to the Presidential cabinet; the Homestead Act; and set up the first military draft; and all of this list is NOT conservatism!

Lincoln was a Liberal, a Progressive, who believed in the use of Presidential power and authority!

Lincoln became the inspiration for another Republican President, Theodore Roosevelt, who is condemned by conservatives, because he believed, as Lincoln did, in in expansion of federal authority, and assertion of Presidential authority and Social Justice, a la Abraham Lincoln!

That is why it is two Liberals, two Progressives, Lincoln and TR, on Mount Rushmore, because they were NOT conservatives!


6 comments on “Republican Party, The Party Of Conservatives Abraham Lincoln And Ronald Reagan: Really, Lincoln A Conservative?

  1. Princess Leia February 28, 2016 12:18 pm

    In their quest to get high ratings, they’ve become the Trump network.

  2. Former Republican February 28, 2016 5:44 pm

    Lincoln is rolling in his grave because of how his party has changed.

  3. Rational Lefty February 29, 2016 1:13 pm

    Latest Trump scandal is that he won’t disavow the KKK support.

  4. Southern Liberal February 29, 2016 1:17 pm

    Super Tuesday primary in my neck of the woods tomorrow. I plan to vote for Bernie in the primary. If Hillary wins the nomination, I’ll be supporting her in November.

  5. Paul Doyle March 1, 2016 6:22 am

    Rational Lefty…The Donald thinks there is a certain je ne sais quoi
    about the position of Grand Wizard ; )

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