Trump Is No Abraham Lincoln. That Republican Voters Think So Should Mortify The Party

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Unless the people are Republicans and then all bets are off!

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@MsStretch wrote:

Donnie, himself, didn't even know until he became president that Lincoln was a Republican!  He gave it away when he said at a Republican fundraising dinner in 2017, "Most people don’t even know he was a Republican. Right? Does anyone know? A lot of people don’t know that" .  Note the use of the phrase "Most people don't know" which means HE didn't know.  (Another example: "Most people don't know we are still at war with Korea.")  In reality, most people DO know.  Except maybe the "53 percent of Republicans [who] believe that Trump is a better president than Abraham Lincoln", but then again, these are TrumPets and we know where they rank on the education scale.

 

Oh yeah, Donnie ain't no Abe.  Abe knew how to read and write and gave some killer speeches, something I don't think Donnie will be remembered for.


"I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."

— Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861.

 

Trump is a better president than Lincoln. Wow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Donnie, himself, didn't even know until he became president that Lincoln was a Republican!  He gave it away when he said at a Republican fundraising dinner in 2017, "Most people don’t even know he was a Republican. Right? Does anyone know? A lot of people don’t know that" .  Note the use of the phrase "Most people don't know" which means HE didn't know.  (Another example: "Most people don't know we are still at war with Korea.")  In reality, most people DO know.  Except maybe the "53 percent of Republicans [who] believe that Trump is a better president than Abraham Lincoln", but then again, these are TrumPets and we know where they rank on the education scale.

 

Oh yeah, Donnie ain't no Abe.  Abe knew how to read and write and gave some killer speeches, something I don't think Donnie will be remembered for.



    

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@Tom5678 wrote:
no surprise that the Trump cult thinks he is a Lincoln, when in reality he is more like a NIXON!! Lock him up!!!!

Exactly !    tRump is no Lincoln and the leaders of the Republican Party should be appalled that tRump supporters think that he is likened to Lincoln in any way.

 

The Republican Party has lost it's way. The Republicans had the fortitude to vote to impeach Nixon, they should do the same with tRump, instead the lick his boots.


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no surprise that the Trump cult thinks he is a Lincoln, when in reality he is more like a NIXON!! Lock him up!!!!
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For the last two score and 14 years the GOPerLords have systematically redistributed the income and wealth of the middle class into the pockets of the top 10%. For the last score and 14 Rupert Murdock has told the White American Male it happened because of Civil Rights and EEO.

 

Now Putin's ToadPOTUS swears Murdock's lies are Truth, and spends all this time and energy doing maximum harm to women and poor brown people.

 

It's the story Joe Sixpack WANTS to hear, so of course he worships the teller. tRump is "taking back America" and its only the Democrats who are preventing the current generation of GED white males from "going farther than their old man got." The fact tRump is violating the Constitution and all rules of decency is OKAY because the ones who took their future away must've been doing that and worse.

 

If you want to return to a civil society where hard work is rewarded you cannot leave power in the hands of those who are dedicated to continue the destruction of democracy so it can be replaced with a Corporate Oligarchy.

Republicans must GO!

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Trump is no Abraham Lincoln.  If Trump had embodied Abraham Lincoln, slavery would still be the law of the land and the order of the day.

 

 

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Trump is no Abraham Lincoln. That Republican voters think so should mortify the party.
My former ideological home had principles once. Now it has Donald Trump.
 
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President Donald Trump attends a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum in El Paso, Texas on Feb. 11, 2019.Joe Raedle / Getty Images file
 
Dec. 9, 2019, 3:46 AM CST
By Ashley Pratte

 

As someone who was a lifelong Republican until 2016, nothing is more surprising that, nearly three years into his tenure, Trump remains wildly popular among Republicans despite all of the tumult around his presidency.

How popular is he among Republicans, exactly? Forget Gallup polls that show him with a 90 percent approval rating among members of his party; a recent YouGov/Economist survey shows that 53 percent of Republicans believe that Trump is a better president than Abraham Lincoln.

 

And that's despite the fact that, according to a 2017 C-SPAN survey of the nation’s top presidential historians, Lincoln sits above all other presidents as the greatest of all time.

 

Republicans warned Americans about this type of behavior... if Hillary Clinton were elected, which is why they chanted “lock her up” so enthusiastically. So how can those same Republicans now honestly believe that Trump has, in any way, been a good president, let alone one of the best?

First off, he has given members of his family and personal friends with no qualifications unprecedented access to the Oval Office — something that Republicans suggested Clinton might do if elected president. Republicans now rush to offer support for the high-level positions that members of the Trump family occupy within their father’s administration.

 

Just imagine if Chelsea Clinton was named to a high-profile position in her mother's administration with access to classified information; conservatives would surely put up a fight. But between Ivanka Trump sitting in for her father at a G-20 summit and her husband, Jared Kushner, leading trade and foreign policy talks — let alone being put in charge of building the wall, fixing the opioid crisis, reforming veterans' health care, making the government run like a business and fixing the immigration crisis — there has been nothing but crickets from Republicans.

 

What’s more, when Jared Kushner was denied security clearance, Trump himself reportedly pushed it through, even though federal law “prohibits government employees from participating personally and substantially in official matters where they have a financial interest.” And while Kushner has divested from some of his family real estate interests he still has a lot of financial entanglements, causing real ethical concerns. Where is the outrage?

 

But even more fascinating in retrospect was the Republican concerns over the impact of the Clinton Foundation's dealings with and donations from foreign government officials if Clinton were elected. In the wake of the House Intelligence Committee's impeachment hearings and the release of the Mueller report, it's clear that Trump, people who worked on his campaign and his cronies had less than savory — and occasionally outright illegal — dealings with foreign governments, particularly Russia and Ukraine. But Republicans are rushing to Trump’s defense, claiming that there was no collusion with Russia in the last election and no quid pro quo with Ukraine over the upcoming election.

Couple this with the fact that 250 officials in his executive branch have made a collective 630 visits to Trump properties so far and 90 members of Congress have made 180 such visits. Then of course there was the suggestion by Trump himself to hold the G-7 Summit at his resort in Miami, Florida. He even had his acting chief-of-staff, Mick Mulvaney announce that the summit would be held there, but then backtracked three days later as a result of opposition from Democrats and — in rare consistency with their supposed principles — some Republicans.

 

Beyond all the evidence of corruption, though, Trump has also been the most divisive president in our nation’s history, according to a 2018 survey. From his Twitter rants and off-color statements to his pursuit of a travel ban and destruction of Obamacare, he's not even bothered to try to get support for his policies. Instead, he's forged ahead, continually pressed to build an impossible wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement and threatened to withdraw from NAFTA as a way to negotiate a slightly new version of it. All of these proposed or executed policies have been and would be detrimental to our allies, our people, our economy and our environment — but, hey, it made liberals really mad, right?

MORE AT LINK:

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-no-abraham-lincoln-republican-voters-think-so-should-mor...


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