Thursday, November 14, 2013

Abe Lincoln--Democrat

Northeastern Illinois University has found itself in the center of a controversy, thanks to the internet.  One of it's building sports a plaque honoring President Abraham Lincoln--Democrat.
The plaque isn't new, but Comrade Karla had this to say:
It appears that back in 1905 or thereabouts the plaque was made—but I suspect there could have been similar motivations afoot, given the politics of the time.
By "similar motivations" he meant whitewashing, or wholesale rewriting of history for political/social purposes. 
A Big Lie like this, especially on a campus chock-full of potentially low-informed voters, may actually come to believe our 16th president was a Democrat, instead of the brand new Republican Party.
And if they believe that, then they may even fall for something like this:
(Image from TruTv)

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