View Poll Results: Is it fair to call Republicans "The Party of Lincoln?"

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  • Yes, Lincoln's policies were ideologically equivalent to the modern GOP's

    7 22.58%
  • No, Lincoln's policies were not consistent to the modern GOP's

    24 77.42%
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    Re: Is it fair to call Republicans "The Party of Lincoln"?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    They say that liberals are idealists, but this is why I think conservatives are the real idealists. Your idealism tells you that everything is right with the world, that all anyone needs to do is recognize this and they can be successful; if they don't then they just haven't seen the light yet. It must be comfortable to you to know that America has no cultural guilt whatsoever to acknowledge.
    If you want to be held back by the past, who am I to stop you?

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    Re: Is it fair to call Republicans "The Party of Lincoln"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    I see nothing that states, as fact, that MLK was not a republican in his later life. As I said before, I will trust his niece, over material that only suggests. Unless you have something that is definitive, you are wasting all our time.
    His votes, his support and opposition to certain candidates does not in any way actually convince you that whatever possible Republicans he could have voted for or supported at the local level, he still by and large was supportive of a number of Democratic candidates?

    The only one who wasted time was you asking me to provide proof, which I did (and plenty of it). The fact that you rely on his niece's widely critiqued view, against all odds, tells me enough about you, your intellectual curiosity, and your integrity. By all means, agree with a poorly-researched newsletter. You would still be the fool.
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    Re: Is it fair to call Republicans "The Party of Lincoln"?

    Can Republicans these days slay vampires? I hear Lincoln could.

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    Re: Is it fair to call Republicans "The Party of Lincoln"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    If you want to be held back by the past, who am I to stop you?
    I'm a white person, and I feel no personal guilt over inequality in the US. You want to know my secret?

    I recognize that some things are out of my control! Which, of course, is the reason why some people are treated unequally. Because there are some things out of their control.

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    Re: Is it fair to call Republicans "The Party of Lincoln"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    His votes, his support and opposition to certain candidates does not in any way actually convince you that whatever possible Republicans he could have voted for or supported at the local level, he still by and large was supportive of a number of Democratic candidates?

    The only one who wasted time was you asking me to provide proof, which I did (and plenty of it). The fact that you rely on his niece's widely critiqued view, against all odds, tells me enough about you, your intellectual curiosity, and your integrity. By all means, agree with a poorly-researched newsletter. You would still be the fool.
    Wow...

    You sure are a nice snot...

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