December 3, 2012
Obama Aide: With These Republicans, 'There'd Still be Slavery' Today and Even Lincoln Couldn't Fix
Hat tip: The Weekly Standard
Chuck Todd: "You're going to like this. So, I threw the Lincoln analogy at a close aide to the president last week, and he said, 'You know, with this Republican, with the way politics of Washington are today, there'd still be slavery. Lincoln wouldn't have been able to navigate the polarization between the media between this--' It was an interesting and depressing observation from this very smart White House aide."
On MSNBC, Chuck Todd quotes a "very smart White House aide" that told him "with this Republican, with the way politics of Washington are today, there'd still be slavery."