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The End Of The Party Of Lincoln

July 17, 2016

This morning a strong rebuke from a traditional conservative to what is happening to the Republican Party on the eve of their national convention.

Ben Domenech from The Federalist made a strong case on today’s Face The Nation.

The Mike Pence pick does not change the fact that the Republican Party is now the party of Donald Trump.  One hundred and fifty years ago this party was begun by Abraham Lincoln on the idea that constitutional rights were not bound by race or creed, that we could — that the American eagles wings were broad enough to accept all who would come here. Now this party is coming to Cleveland to die.  This is not the party of Abraham Lincoln any more.  It is the party of Donald Trump that has — it has traded statesmanship for xenophobia. It has traded free markets for protectionism. It has traded the higher principles of our better angels.  For the belief in party identity politics. That is why they are getting zero percent of the black vote in Pennsylvania. That is why you are going to continue to see this kind of race baiting approach to politics. I think it’s completely true that this is the end of the party of Lincoln.

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