Saturday, January 10, 2009

Best Republican President Ever

There are six candidates vying to be the next chairperson of the GOP. Here is one thing they all agree on:
In one telling moment at a debate last week, all six had the same answer when asked to name the best Republican president in the history of the nation: Ronald Reagan.
This just proves how out of touch the GOP is with the country, and how ignorant, perhaps, those wanting to to run the party are. Ronald Reagan may be the hero of modern conservatism, but Abraham Lincoln is an American hero, one of the greatest Presidents ever, and by far the greatest Republican President in the history of the country. But the modern GOP, beholden to its evangelical and white southern base, is probably not too fond of Lincoln. He wasn't very religious, in the traditional sense, and he wasn't very popular in the south. For some reason.

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