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‘Party of Lincoln’ No More

By Mike Sabo| September 7, 2017

One of the most prominent clichés that passes for wisdom among the GOP Establishment and conservative intellectual elite is that the Republican Party is the party of Abraham Lincoln. But Donald Trump, as we are told ad nauseam, is doing his best to sever the electric cord that ties the Republican Party to Lincoln’s political principles. 

 Former U.S. Senator John Danforth wrote recently in the Washington Post that the Republican Party is “the party of Abraham Lincoln.” “Now comes Trump,” Danforth argued, “who is exactly what Republicans are not, who is exactly what we have opposed in our 160-year history.” Mona Charen, a contributor to National Review who now apparently enjoys echoing the Left, claims, “The Republican party under Donald Trump has regressed from the party of Lincoln to the party of Lee.”  :snip: 

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Apparently one of the Lincoln principle to which they are referring is high tariffs.   Another is that people have a right to independence if they wish it,  and lastly that Lincoln regarded blacks and whites as having a natural human equality. 



The author gets the high tariffs right,  but the other two he gets quite wrong.   



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