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Response to pangaia (Reply #103)

Tue Oct 11, 2016, 08:01 PM

105. If you're going to go back that far, then 1860, not 1865

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=2322201
JHB (22,267 posts)
7. Here's what 1860s conservatives thought of Lincoln...

Below is a conservative political cartoon from 1860, after Lincoln won the Republican nomination for president, by cartoonist Louis Maurer, engraved by Currier and Ives.

See if you recognize anything:


http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2003674590/
also http://elections.harpweek.com/1860/cartoon-1860-large.asp?UniqueID=5&Year=1860

"The Republican Party Going to the Right House"

Lincoln rides in on a (fence) rail, carried by Horace Greely (anti-slavery editor of the New York Tribune), leading his followers into a lunatic asylum.
GREELY: "Hold on to me Abe, and we'll go in here by the unanimous consent of the people."
LINCOLN: "Now my friends I'm almost in, and the millennium is going to begin, so ask what you will and it shall be granted."

Younger Woman: "Oh! what a beautiful man he is, I feel a passionate attraction' every time I see his lovely face."
Bearded Man: "I represent the free love element, and expect to have free license to carry out its principles."
Man with trim beard and hat: "I want religion abolished and the book of Mormon made the standard of morality."
Caricatured black man: "De white man hab no rights dat cullud pussons am bound to spect' I want dat understood."
Older woman: "I want womans rights enforced, and man reduced in subjection to her authority."
Scruffy man with bottle: "I want everybody to have a share of everybody elses property."
Barefoot man: "I want a hotel established by government, where people that aint inclined to work, can board free of expense, and be found in rum and tobacco."
Seedy top-hat man: " I want guaranteed to every Citizen the right to examine every other citizen's pockets without interruption by Policemen."
Man at the end: "I want all the stations houses burned up, and the M.P.s killed, so that the bohoys can run with the machine and have a muss when they please."

Letís go down the list, shall we?:
Supported by "liberal media": Check
Liberals will embark on profligate giveaways to THOSE PEOPLE? Check.
Flighty, emotional, entranced by charisma/celebrity? Check.
People conservatives consider sexual deviants? Check.
People conservatives consider religious deviants? Check (and how ironic, this particular turn).
Grasping minorities after special rights? Check.
"Feminazis"? Check.
There's a vast army of layabouts, thugs, foreigners, and outright thieves who want to take your hard-earned stuff? Check, check, check, and check.

Based on what the conservatives of the two eras say about their opposition, the heir to the name "Party of Lincoln" these days is plainly the Democratic Party.

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