What would Lincoln say about his party today

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Lincoln's party was about civil rights and treating everyone equal. He fought to keep the country whole and away from a bigoted south. How would he feel about the current GOP and it's platform. Would he even be elected president in this day and age or would he be considered an outcast. Would Abe even be allowed in Trumps GOP.
     
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    colourfastt macrumors 6502a

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    Ronald Reagan wouldn't be allowed in the Republican Party of 2016. With his policies he'd be labeled "a liberal commie Democrat".
     
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    If Lincoln were alive he'd be asking for theater tickets.
     
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    The Party switched in the 1960's. Before the 1960's Northerns Where Republicans and Southerners were Democrats. That all changed in the 1960's with the Civil Rights Bill Which a lot of Dixiecrats from the South Left the Democratic Party and become Republicans.

    If you look at the electoral college map. Northerns are more liberal while southerns are more conservative.

    So Lincoln being a northerner "Progressive" (Wanted Change) would not be shocked because North vs South has the same ideological ideas even to this day
     
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    This election wasn't north v south nor was it D v R this election was generally a repudiation of Washington and flyover strikes back.

    Abe Lincoln would be a third party in today's politics I don't think he'd ideologically fall under either big party
     
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    He wouldn't be allowed to run because he's a racist.

    ^-- honest abe
     
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