How the Republican Party went from Lincoln to Trump

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    Once again it's time to correct the record.

    How Republicans went from the party of Lincoln to the party of Trump, in 13 maps
    By Andrew Prokop

    Donald J. Trump has won the presidency of the United States, due to strong support among white voters. This is a remarkable turn of events, and it only gets more remarkable when you think back to how the Republican Party began its existence: fighting against the expansion of slavery.

    Over the past century and a half, though, the party of Abraham Lincoln has changed dramatically. It went from a party that was racially progressive for its times, to one that gets little support from nonwhite voters. And it went from a Northern-only party, to one that dominates the South. Here's how it happened.

    How Republicans went from the party of Lincoln to the party of Trump, in 13 maps

     
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    White boy posing as angry knee grow says...
     
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    Lincolon didn't like black people. You should read some of his debates.
     
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    from Lincoln to Trump = from Good to Greatest!! .. :thup:
     
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    Lincoln to Trump, demagogue to demagogue no transition
     
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    ....Donald Trump and white people are just evil.....even though he's only been POTUS for a couple of years, he's made black people's lives terrible ..and IM2's life too--right IM2?
    ..and those REPUBLICANS!!! they've ruined black people's lives
    Republicans are:
    racist
    hateful
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    rich WHITE Republicans like Rev Wright says--correct?
     
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    Its amazing how Republicans are color-blind always focusing on jobs and the economy, and democrats only focus on maintaining control in their urban plantations using their MSM propaganda arm. All the dems have is the race card because their policies suck.
    I wouldn't be surprised if Trump gets more "stealth" minority votes than anyone would imagine.
     
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    The only thing Trump and Lincoln have in common is their battle to save the country from Democrats. Lincoln won that one and Trump will win this one.
     
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    By your standards the Democrat party is the party of the KKK and you are a Democrat? Odd.
     
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    Thank you for the informative article. The way I see Republican history is like this:

    The Republican Party was the party of Lincoln until Reagan destroyed it and it became the party of Reagan until Trump destroyed the Party of Reagan and it became the Party of Trump. I look at it this way, the Trumplican Party, as I call it, arose from the corpse of the Party of Reagan like the Alien.

    Lincoln, T. Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Ford have little, if anything, in common with Trumplicans of today.

    Trumplicans philosophy consist of mishmash or ideologies, including, nationalism, authoritarism, nativism, and neo-liberalism.

    Trumpism at times is less a party than a cult of personality.

    Read the posts of Trumplicans here.

    You would be hard pressed to find a difference between those posts and those praising Mao and Kim Jong Un from their minions.
     
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