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Posted on 04/09/2016 9:39:16 AM PDT by EveningStar
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The handwriting has long since appeared on the wall: Establishment Republicans and Washington insiders are absolutely determined to steal the nomination from Donald Trump.
A contested convention is being touted by the GOPe as a good thing because look, it got us Lincoln! Of course this is a pretty bad analogy as in 1860 the U.S. was on the brink of civil war.
I guess the cartoonist is saying one possible outcome might be another Abe Lincoln. Let’s just say I’m not holding my breath on that. Actually, I half expected the artist to depict something between a Wild West Shootout and Hieronymus Bosch’s extremely weird painting called Garden Of Earthly Delights.
It looks like bloodshed and death for 600,000 people? It looks like statism and misery followed by the ascension of Robber Barons?
It looks like a vastly expanded Federal Leviathan that no longer respects the founding principles?
Well, let us hope not.
A contested convention in 2016 will give us a dignified LOSER the GOPe can be proud of but who the American people will suffer because of.
He’s saying that a contested convention is not necessarily a bad thing.
The election of Lincoln caused the secession of the Southern States. They figured he would use "Executive Orders" to impose his illegal policies on them, so they left.
well that contested convention got us not just Abraham Lincoln
it also got us a civil war ( or the war between the states for you folks of the Southern persuasion)
Contested Convention = Civil War
Ramirez is alluding to the fact that Lincoln was little favored going into the 1860 Republican Convention and won via backroom deals.
Well his example is one that turned out to be very, horribly bad; About the worst part of US History the nation has ever experienced.
That’s “War of Northern Aggression” to us folks of the southern persuasion...:o)
I called my Congressman & told his office that if Trump gets the votes, but not the delegates, I am switching to Declined To State & voting against my Congressman. The lady said it wasn’t the Congressman’s fault & I told her that that it has to start somewhere. If it’s not his fault, then he better get word to the GOPe, because I’m starting with him.
I suggest everyone do the same with their Congressman.
Let’s open our eyes. It is a skull...the death of Lincoln’s Republican Party.
“The handwriting has long since appeared on the wall: Establishment Republicans and Washington insiders are absolutely determined to steal the nomination from Donald Trump.”
AND make sure the R nominee will LOSE to Hillary.
GOPe is in bed with the Democrats for a Hillary presidency.
Tech billionaires (major Dem donors, Hillary supporters) plot with GOP leaders at exclusive island resort to stop Trump
By the way; Civil War related, I've been listening to the very excellent "Civil War" podcast. Many many episodes providing great detail on the Civil War. Well worth a listen.
Lincoln was selected in a brokered convention at the WigWam in Chicago in 1860.
From the time of his death in 1865 to the 200th anniversary of his birth, February 12, 2009, there has never been a decade in which Abraham Lincoln’s influence has not been felt. Yet it has not been a smooth, unfolding history, but a jagged narrative filled with contention and revisionism. Lincoln’s legacy has shifted again and again as different groups have interpreted him. Northerners and Southerners, blacks and whites, East Coast elites and prairie Westerners, liberals and conservatives, the religious and secular, scholars and popularizersall have recalled a sometimes startlingly different Lincoln.
He has been lifted up by both sides of the Temperance Movement; invoked for and against federal intervention in the economy; heralded by anti-communists, such as Senator Joseph McCarthy, and by American communists, such as those who joined the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the fight against the fascist Spanish government in the 1930s. Lincoln has been used to justify support for and against incursions on civil liberties, and has been proclaimed both a true and a false friend to African-Americans. Was he at heart a “progressive man” whose death was an “unspeakable calamity” for African-Americans, as Frederick Douglass insisted in 1865? Or was he “the embodiment...of the American Tradition of racism,” as African-American writer Lerone Bennett Jr. sought to document in a 2000 book?
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