Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Abraham Lincoln and Donald J. Trump: A Brief Comparison

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Abraham Lincoln and Donald J. Trump: A Brief Comparison


By Bathhouse John for Vox Populi | August 8, 2017 at 12 PM (“High Noon”)

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Without a doubt, the way things are unfolding so far in history, President Donald J. Trump is our generation’s Abraham Lincoln. Many people will scoff at the notion, (I’ve personally been attacked for saying this!) but the facts are the facts. There are so many historical similarities it’s actually almost uncanny. I dedicate this to the Democratic Socialist Nazi Party of America and its millions of Soros-paid protestors and snowflakes - note, not Jeff (Snow)Flake, the wishy-washy Arizona Congressman - who live in a real life alternative universe. This treatise is for you.


So, let’s get down to it. Here are the facts…


Obvious Differences


Let’s get the obvious differences out in the open. According to my research, Lincoln never used vulgar phrases like “grab ‘em by the p****,” or I could “shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters,” etc. Now, I do not condone this, and I wouldn’t say those sorts of things as president, but Trump is Trump and that’s the world we NOW live in. (THINK: Gangster Rap.) On the other hand, Lincoln DID use words and phrases, and hold beliefs that today would be considered extremely racist in nature: the “N Word,” “Blacks are inferior to Whites,” “Free Blacks need to be colonized in Africa,” etc. In fact, Lincoln's views while President outraged many abolitionists, including Frederick Douglass and New York Tribune publisher Horace Greeley.


According to my research, Lincoln never had any affairs, although it was well-documented that Mary Lincoln was extremely jealous of any women that were around him. Was he weighing his options? Honestly, I doubt it. On the other hand, and this would have been extremely scandalous back in the 1800s, Lincoln may have had homosexual relations, if you believe author and researcher C. A. Tripp. (I don’t - does that make me homophobic? In today’s crazy, liberal-infused surrealist culture...yes, but in reality, no.)


Honesty and Integrity


Lincoln was known as “Honest Abe,” yet as a lawyer, he naturally had to lie his way to the many courtroom victories he achieved. That’s the nature of the game. Lawyers are trained to lie, or at least skew the facts. I believe the phrase today is, “they create alternative facts.” Especially people like Mueller, et al. Film at Eleven. A famous example was Lincoln’s use of legal timelines. Lincoln was able to get a serious charge dismissed by intentionally delaying the start of the trial past the legal deadline, to the chagrin of the judge and prosecution.


Trump, in spite of what hypocritical criminal-esque politicians like Maxine Waters (D-Golden Fleece State) or Chuck Schumer (D-Golden Fleece City) say, Donald J. Trump has a reputation for being honest, perhaps too honest, which explains the tension his Tweets tend to create. There’s the famous case of a man who claims Trump paid off his mortgage. Yeah, yeah, there are plenty of people that claim he’s the opposite, but then again, there are literally millions who say that Barack Obama is almost as crooked as Lombard Street in San Francisco.


One difference I did find in this regard: Lincoln lost his dry goods store in Salem, Illinois, due to bankruptcy and owed $2000 dollars, an enormous sum back in the 1830s. Lincoln vowed, and in fact did pay back the entire sum to his creditors. Trump has used the current bankruptcy laws to sometimes avoid having to pay his creditors back. But let’s face it, he deals with high end real estate ventures, whereas Lincoln only owned what would amount to a small convenience store. I’m not so sure these are of equal issue.


Wealth and Family


Both men were wealthy. Lincoln was paid in the order of $25,000 dollars per year as president, literally millions today. As a lawyer, he undoubtedly made a comfortable living, though no records of his income exists to my knowledge. Needless to say, Trump is one of America’s richest people.


Sadly, both men’s wives were targets of unfair ridicule and criticism. (What is fair ridicule, you ask? Anything directed at the cuckoo bird from L.A., Congresswoman Maxine Waters.)


To simplify:


Mary was laughed at, scorned and snubbed socially for being what we now know as mentally ill, and was known as a rich southern girl who married a northern country bumpkin.


Melania was laughed at, scorned and snubbed socially for being “an illegal alien” with a “shady past,” married to a “con man.” The unfair ridicule and criticism was and is indubitably hard on both Mary, and now Melania.


Nomination for President


In early 1860, no one with any seriousness would have said, “That lawyer from Illinois will be the Republican nominee.” I know this will be considered “alternate facts” and unbelievable by Snowflakes abound, but remember that the Republican Party was originally founded in 1854 (in Wisconsin - not California or New York) solely upon the basis of being anti-slavery. Let me rephrase that: the Republican Party, not the Democratic Party, was founded to end slavery.


That being said, leading abolitionists - the establishment - in the Republican Party in 1860, people like William Seward from New York, were considered front-runners for the nomination. Lincoln was just a hick lawyer with little experience, other than a failed senatorial race, and a few good speeches.   


Likewise, leading globalists - the establishment - in the Republican Party in 2016, people like Jeb Bush (Hard for me to say that name with a straight face! Just sayin’.) from Florida and Lindsey Graham from South Carolina were considered front-runners for the nomination. Trump was considered just a business mogul with little experience and a successful TV show. Yep, both candidates were definitely longshots.


In a nutshell, back in Lincoln’s day, there were no primaries. He was maneuvered into the nomination by his friends during the Republican Convention in Chicago at the famous Wigwam building. In 1860, with the clouds of war forming, LINCOLN WAS CONSIDERED A MODERATE by many Republicans. In 2016, with the clouds of globalism forming, TRUMP WAS CONSIDERED A MODERATE by the people who voted for him in the state primaries.


Elections of 1860 and 2016


The election of 1860 saw the country fracture politically: the field consisted of Lincoln the Republican, Stephen A. Douglas the Northern Democrat, John C. Breckinridge the Southern Democrat and John Bell the “Peace Candidate.” Essentially, the Dems split into three parts. Sound familiar?


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The election of 2016 also saw the country fracture politically: the field consisted of Donald J. Trump the Republican, Hillary Clinton the Democrat, Bernie Sanders the Democrat/Socialist and of course Jill Stein the Green Party candidate (albeit not much of an impact, kinda in the lines of the resins in a smoked pot pipe). Note that the Republican Party itself almost split, though not literally, but figuratively with the “Never Trumpers," crybaby whiners and losers, oh, and fools like Jeb Bush. Sorry...forgive me, Reader.


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In short, both Lincoln and Trump were upstarts and political novices thrust onto the stage of change at key moments in American History.


The Vote


This is really interesting. Most people don’t realize that Lincoln barely won the election of 1860. He garnered only about 40% of the vote. In simple terms, only 4 out of 10 voters chose Abraham Lincoln! In fact, like Trump, Lincoln was so hated that many localities refused to put his name on the ballot. That’s no s***! Thus, Lincoln won the election viz-a-viz the electoral college. Sound familiar?


Trump likewise barely won the election of 2016. He garnered only about 46% of the vote. In simple terms, only 4.6 out of 10 voters chose Donald J. Trump! In fact, like Lincoln, he was so hated that many localities refused to accept his candidacy as legitimate both before and after the election.


Now, check this out: Lincoln barely won the State of Illinois, his home, with only about 51% of the total. In fact, you could bisect the state west to east and Lincoln won the northern counties, but lost the southern counties.


Trump did not come close to winning the State of New York. However, like the State of Nevada, if you consider the county-by-county vote, he smashed Hillary Clinton. In fact, nationwide, Trump smashed Clinton county-by-county winning anywhere from all but 57, to 2626 to HC’s 487. Either way, Hillary Clinton definitely won the geographically small, highly welfarized urban areas of the country, whereas Donald J. Trump won everywhere else.  It’s kind of like saying, Clinton won three homes on your block which were stuffed with 4-5 times the number of people as in the other 18 homes on the block which supported Trump. Yet, Clinton still won the popular vote. (Therein lies the blessing to our republic known as the electoral college.)


The Issues


Both elections were watershed moments in American History...


1860 revolved around the issue of states’ rights (Can a state secede from the union?) and the expansion of slavery (as opposed to its abolition - a distinct difference).


2016 revolved around the issue of states’ rights (Can a state expand and protect illegal immigration?) and the expansion of taxpayer slavery (Can social welfare like Obamacare, be forced upon the hardworking taxpayers at the benefit of the welfare class?).
Abraham Lincoln was clear from the very beginning, including his First Inaugural Address: the union came first, not the states, and slavery will not be allowed to expand, but will be allowed to exist.


President Lincoln said...


“It follows from these views that no State, upon its own mere motion, can lawfully get out of the Union, -- that resolves and ordinances to that effect are legally void, and that acts of violence, within any State or States, against the authority of the United States, are insurrectionary or revolutionary, according to circumstances . . . [Further] . . . One section of our country believes slavery is right, and ought to be extended, while the other believes it is wrong, and ought not to be extended.” (Abraham Lincoln Online)


Donald J. Trump was clear from the very beginning, too, including his First Inaugural Address: the union comes first (“Make America Great Again”), not the states or globalization, and taxpayer slavery will not be allowed to expand, but will be allowed to continue to exist as the greatest tax increase in history, the now entrenched “freebie of freebies” Obamacare, is weighed and examined for a more viable, cost-effective solution.


President Trump said...


“For too long, a small group in our nation's Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished -- but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered -- but the jobs left, and the factories closed . . . [Further] . . . We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs. Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength.” (CNN)


The biggest issue in our last 40 years as a nation has been illegal immigration and its harmful impact on our economy. It should be duly noted that the issue of illegal immigration is about a bad policy - not bad people. As Lincoln grappled with the issue of Black slavery, Trump has to deal with the issue of taxpayer slavery. But how are they similar?
The Democratic Party in 1860, and their descendant, the Democratic Socialist Nazi Party of America in 2017, fought for and still fights for the enslavement of whole segments of the population. Today, it’s the taxpayers. The greatest sins today in our republic are those perpetrated on hardworking American taxpayers who, through their own blood, sweat and tears, struggle to feed their families, while the DSNPA and those Republicans who refuse to stand up to these crippling policies, rob Peter to pay off Paul, allow the massive wealth generated by this segment of the population to be forcefully siphoned off by the DSNPA-controlled governments and given to the Welfare Lifer Class, which includes Illegal Aliens . . . in the form of massive social welfare programs.


This “welfarization of the economy” essentially creates a situation where pro-welfare and pro-illegal immigration policies enslave the taxpayers. Period. But, isn’t helping the “downtrodden” the right thing to do? No! And, I believe Lincoln would agree with Trump’s latest attack on the unfair and unnecessary rewarding of welfare to immigrants, illegal or otherwise. (Look! I’m being fair and balanced by including a story from the WAPO rag.)


So, why does the DSNPA push such nonsensical policies? Simple: power. Obamacare, EBT, free phones, free housing, et al., is all in the name of control of the base of the DSNPA. It’s, put simply, a drug dealer-drug addict relationship: the base keeps coming back for more (votes for “dope,” the freebies), just as Trump stated in the campaign. Please note, this does NOT include people down on their luck who are temporarily on welfare, or who truly cannot work. THAT’S what it was designed for. The Golden Fleece State of California, on the other hand, has about 45% of its population on welfare, about 18 million people. Most are Welfare Lifers and Illegal Aliens.


Country Deeply Divided


Any student, school marm, or even half-wit knows that Lincoln’s presidency was marred by the Civil War: North versus South, Federal Control versus States’ Rights, Anti-Slavery versus Pro-Slavery.


Likewise, any student, school marm, or even half-wit knows that Trump’s presidency is marred by very similar issues. Today it’s…Radical Liberal Socialist Economy versus Conservative Capitalist Economy, Welfarized Urbanized Areas versus Capitalistic Suburban/Rural Areas and, without mincing words, Corruption versus Accountability. Just when you think things can’t get any worse, a city  in Maryland is actually considering “legalizing” the right to vote for illegal aliens.


The Media


Hard to believe, but Lincoln was slammed by the media, in fact by the bulk of the media when you consider half of the country (South) hated his guts and half of the North couldn’t stand him. Do I really need to mention how the Fakestream Media (CNN, Ms. NBC, CNBC, The Disney Channel, Kukla, Fran and Ollie, et al.) despises President Trump? The hysteria was and is deplorable (Oops!) and laughable.


Celebrity Slams


Like his descendant Trump, Lincoln was a pragmatist. He saw slavery as wrong, but he had to maneuver himself into the proper position before he could strike down the evil menace. If Lincoln freed the slaves early on, he would have lost a lot of support from the border states, which had slaves, but supported the Union. Trump undoubtedly faces the same dynamic: he cannot simply abolish popular welfare programs for fear of losing what little support he has amongst the timid Republicans and crooked DSNPA, not to mention the economic calamity of having whole cities collapse, like a Florida sinkhole, due to the welfare rugs being pulled out from under their phony economies.


As a result, Lincoln came under fire by celebrities of his era, people like newspaperman Horace Greeley, an ardent abolitionist, as well as Frederick Douglass, runaway slave and abolitionist. Greeley famously called out Lincoln in his newspaper, the New York Tribune, when he accused Lincoln of dragging his feet on freeing the slaves. He even called Lincoln “a sheep.” Lincoln responded in kind through a letter published in same by stating, “My paramount object in this struggle is to save the union….”


The greatest abolitionist of them all, Frederick Douglass, even publicly criticized Lincoln for his slow response to abolishing slavery, but also rights for freed slaves, by stating to the effect that “Lincoln was a phony,” especially after Lincoln touted his initial plan to resettle in Africa the freed slaves.


Trump, too, came under fire by celebrities of his era. David Letterman, not the best example of an unsoiled dove, called him “crazy” and “ignorant”; Robert De Niro said Trump was “blatantly stupid” and a “pig.” The Material Girl herself, Madonna, figuratively said she was so angry with Trump’s election that she wanted to “blow up the White House.” Interestingly, southerners in Lincoln’s time literally wanted to blow up the White House. We could go on and on, here. But, let’s not and say we did.


Own Party Criticism


I believe this is the key to why Lincoln and Trump are so alike, and face/will face so much struggle: these two men were/are really political independents and pragmatic, but had/have to work within the framework of the Republican Party while facing menacing, greedy foes. (Sorry for the verbage confusion.)


Lincoln was harshly criticized by members of his own party, including people within his own administration. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, rivals back in their lawyering days, once called Lincoln, “the original gorilla” a term which was not intended to be endearing.  General George B. McClellan, Lincoln’s hand picked military leader, once infamously refused to meet with the president who came to his home to speak. McClellan simply went to bed and ignored President Lincoln who politely waited in the parlor before finally leaving.  


Trump has had similar moments, wouldn't you agree? Consider Lindsey Graham’s comment in 2015 that Trump is a "jackass." Or, Jeb Bush’s recent comment that Trump would be a "chaos president." Consider the intelligence community and how disrespectful they’ve been to their commander in chief, too. James Clapper (not the disease), Director of National Intelligence, said this recently of Trump: he’s “making Russia great again.” Never Trumpers like Jeff (Snow)Flake (R-AZ) have made my job funner by saying a lot of stupid things about our president. Note that his approval rating is hovering around 20% - that’s (Snow)Flake’s, not Trump’s. We could go on and on, here. But, let’s not and say we did.


Opposition Party Criticism


Oh, boy, both for Lincoln and Trump, this area’s a doozy. Lincoln’s most famous critic, Clement Vallandigham (D-OH), whined, screamed and yelled about Lincoln’s handling of the war, and how great it must be to live in the South, was deported to the South. He came back with his tail between his legs not too long thereafter.


(Crumb #1: Which way is South?)


Sound familiar? Maxine Waters (D-CA) is one of the biggest blowhards and crooks combined all into one plug ugly package this side of Planet Mars. Her tirades against Trump (“Impeach 45!”) are laughable, unless you’re her family member; in that case, it’s outright scary! Come to think of it, Vallandigham and Waters look a lot alike. Kinda creepy, huh?


(Crumb #2: Where’s my head?)


The Democratic Socialist Nazi Party of America is one crazy a** b**** of a political association. Hitler himself would be weary of joining. Consider that some snowflakes even pursued a "bewitching" of President Trump. Frankly, why bother with Waters in your corner?


In closing, both Abraham Lincoln and Donald J. Trump are fundamentally spiritual people - but not religious. Both magnanimous leaders have taken a lot of bulls*** in their political careers (albeit Trump’s is less than a year old), but never let the opposition get the best of them. At least not yet, with President Trump. If he stands his ground, and pays close attention to his famous forebear, Abraham Lincoln, he too will go down as one of America's greatest presidents. Mark my words. Thus endeth the lesson….


Unless you’re an Angry Liberal Voter, Willing Welfare Lifer, 1%er, or just plain stupid, don’t be fooled by the Democratic Nazi Party of America, or their presidential selection, Barack Obama. The globalists are running scared and they’ve sicked their call girls, the Fake Stream Media Outlets, after President Trump and his administration. Yeah, well, Donald J. Trump is no angel but his worst traits are saintly compared to the DNPA’s best. If you don’t take that to the bank, the DNPA will take you to the cleaners - and along for a Chicago-style “one way ride.”
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