Leftist steaming pile Google is attempting to disassociate President Abraham Lincoln from the Republican Party. But, please, don’t take my word for it, try this search on your own. In the Google search window, enter “What political party did Abraham Lincoln belong to?” Give it a try. You can also try “Abraham Lincoln’s political party,” or even “Party of Lincoln.” You will get the same result for all searches. Revisionist history!
Abraham Lincoln was famous as a REPUBLICAN! Saying he was not is like saying that Reagan and Trump were famous Democrats. They weren’t. Both Reagan and Trump once belonged to the Democrat Party, but were famous as REPUBLICANS. Nice try, Google!
“The National Union Party was the temporary name used by the Republican Party for the national ticket in the 1864 presidential election, held during the Civil War. State Republican parties, for the most part, did not change their name.
The temporary name was used to attract War Democrats and Border State Unionists who would not vote for the Republican Party. The party nominated incumbent President Abraham Lincoln and Democrat Andrew Johnson, who were elected in an electoral landslide.”
And how is this for Déjà vu? Very much as President Trump has found haters and obstructionists in the Republican Party, President Lincoln was hated and obstructed by many members of his own party.
“The National Union Party was created in 1864 prior to the end of the Civil War. A faction of anti-Lincoln Radical Republicans held the belief that Lincoln was incompetent, and therefore could not be re-elected. A number of Radical Republicans formed a party called the Radical Democracy Party, and a few hundred delegates in Cleveland starting on May 31, 1864, eventually nominating John C. Frémont, who had also been the Republicans’ first presidential standard-bearer during the 1856 U.S. presidential election.”