Would Lincoln be a Republican today? Let's ask him!

Phil Boehmke
Recently on MSNBC's Hardball (go figure), Chris Matthews asked if Abraham Lincoln would be a Republican today. Matthews like so many of his fellow travelers in the MSM continues to find new ways to paint the Republican party and all who oppose his beloved Comrade Leader Obama, as racist. According to Matthews, the 10th amendment challenges to ObamaCare represent a modern day attempt to rebuild the confederacy and if President Lincoln were alive today he would not even be welcome in the Republican party. Matthews closed his nightly Obamaganda broadcast by saying.
...Who started his presidential campaign in Springfield, Illinois, paying tribute to its favorite son, Abraham Lincoln? Who do you think represents the spirit of Lincoln in today's politics and who doesn't? Not a bit. You call it...
Realizing that none of Matthews ever shrinking audience (get the free-market message Chris?) could provide a fair and balanced answer to his query I thought it might be interesting to see what Honest Abe himself might have to say.

President Lincoln, what do you think about the reckless spending of the Democrat Party under Mr. Obama?

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
President Lincoln, how would you assess Mr. Obama's leadership style?
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
President Lincoln, are the Obama administration's redistributionist entitlements and tax schemes likely to stimulate the economy?
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
President Lincoln, how do you feel about the tactics employed by Obama and the party leadership in passing ObamaCare?
Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.
President Lincoln, as more details about ObamaCare are revealed, the opposition of the people continues to grow. What are your thoughts on this issue?
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
President Lincoln, why do you suppose Mr. Obama's poll numbers continue to decline?
You may deceive all the people part of the time, and part of the people all the time, but not all the people all the time.

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
President Lincoln, why do you suppose that Mr. Obama seems to contradict himself so often?
No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.
President Lincoln, the Tea Party movement was unable to prevent ObamaCare from being enacted into law and yet the movement continues to build momentum as the midterm elections approach. Do you have any advice for the people involved in this grass roots movement?

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important that any one thing.
President Lincoln, do you have any advice for Joe Biden?
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubts.
President Lincoln, one last question. What do you think about Chris Matthews speculation that you would not be welcome in today's Republican Party?
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubts.

Phil Boehmke 

Recently on MSNBC's Hardball (go figure), Chris Matthews asked if Abraham Lincoln would be a Republican today. Matthews like so many of his fellow travelers in the MSM continues to find new ways to paint the Republican party and all who oppose his beloved Comrade Leader Obama, as racist. According to Matthews, the 10th amendment challenges to ObamaCare represent a modern day attempt to rebuild the confederacy and if President Lincoln were alive today he would not even be welcome in the Republican party. Matthews closed his nightly Obamaganda broadcast by saying.
...Who started his presidential campaign in Springfield, Illinois, paying tribute to its favorite son, Abraham Lincoln? Who do you think represents the spirit of Lincoln in today's politics and who doesn't? Not a bit. You call it...
Realizing that none of Matthews ever shrinking audience (get the free-market message Chris?) could provide a fair and balanced answer to his query I thought it might be interesting to see what Honest Abe himself might have to say.

President Lincoln, what do you think about the reckless spending of the Democrat Party under Mr. Obama?

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
President Lincoln, how would you assess Mr. Obama's leadership style?
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
President Lincoln, are the Obama administration's redistributionist entitlements and tax schemes likely to stimulate the economy?
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
President Lincoln, how do you feel about the tactics employed by Obama and the party leadership in passing ObamaCare?
Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.
President Lincoln, as more details about ObamaCare are revealed, the opposition of the people continues to grow. What are your thoughts on this issue?
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
President Lincoln, why do you suppose Mr. Obama's poll numbers continue to decline?
You may deceive all the people part of the time, and part of the people all the time, but not all the people all the time.

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
President Lincoln, why do you suppose that Mr. Obama seems to contradict himself so often?
No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.
President Lincoln, the Tea Party movement was unable to prevent ObamaCare from being enacted into law and yet the movement continues to build momentum as the midterm elections approach. Do you have any advice for the people involved in this grass roots movement?

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important that any one thing.
President Lincoln, do you have any advice for Joe Biden?
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubts.
President Lincoln, one last question. What do you think about Chris Matthews speculation that you would not be welcome in today's Republican Party?
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubts.

Phil Boehmke