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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Thu Dec 10, 2020, 05:04 PM

22. The election of 1860 was extraordinarily contentious

Abraham Lincoln won primarily because the Democratic party of the time was largely split between northern and southern factions.

The Southern Democrats did not recognize Lincoln as being the legitimate President, which was largely a pretext - they had been spoiling for a fight, despite Buchanan's attempt at playing peacemaker, and shortly after Lincoln's inauguration, they began seceding, one by one.

My suspicion is that this is Trump's true Hail Mary. He does not expect that the Supreme Court is going to rule in Texas's favor. Rather, he is pushing to get the red states to form their own country and declare Trump President for Life. Now, I don't believe for a moment that any Red state would actually do either of those things, but in Trump's mind it must seem viable. I'd guess that this is the kind of scheme hatched by either Stephen Miller or Steve Bannon: get those Confederate Good Ole Boys riled up and they'd be there right behind Trump, refighting the Civil War.

January is going to be ... interesting.

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