The GOP (Republicans) are NOT the party of Abe Lincoln

One of the biggest historical mistakes we can make today is to accept the often repeated talking point that the GOP is “the party of Lincoln”. As with most successful lies, this one appears to be true on the surface – that is Abe ran on the ticket called the Republican Party – which was quite new at the time – when he ran for President. However, a brief study of his politics as well as the reason for the formation of the Republican Party of the time will show any interested reader that Lincoln was very much a urban liberal – who would certainly be of the Democratic Party today!
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