Was Lincoln’s Election really more accepted?

The cavalcade of leftist media idiocy regarding the one year anniversary of the January 6th Capitol Hill riot reached a new low on MSNBC Thursday afternoon as anchors Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell ridiculously wailed that current divisions in the country were worse than during the Civil War. Todd went so far as to utter the historically illiterate nonsense that “Lincoln’s election was more accepted in 1860,” than Joe Biden’s election in 2020.

“The election, the peaceful transfer of power, something that since the Civil War, we have never argued about, we have never had a disagreement about – actually, since the founders,” Mitchell proclaimed early in the 2:00 p.m. ET hour. That prompted Todd to chime in: “Yeah, Lincoln’s election was more accepted in 1860.”

Apparently Todd missed history class the day it was taught that half the country seceded following Lincoln’s electoral win in 1860, sparking the Civil War, which killed 600,000 people. In April of 1865, just months after being reelected in 1864, Lincoln was assassinated.

Rather than challenge such an insane and blatantly false assertion from Todd, Mitchell agreed: “Exactly. And I was just thinking about that, even the Civil War, we did not disagree with the passing of power.”

In another discussion minutes later, anchor Katy Tur engaged in more hysteria while bashing Republicans:

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. It’s a cliche but it’s a cliche for a reason. And what you’re seeing is people who, as you were saying, want to stay in office more than they care about the future of this country. And I wonder, in their private conversations, are they having the same private conversations that we’re having, looking at 2024 and worrying about whether this country, as it exists, will still exist after election day? 

Mitchell replied: “I don’t think so….Because they see it only as power.” She laughably declared, “I’m not a partisan here,” before continuing to slam the GOP as “people who just want to be reelected for the sake of being reelected and don’t care what they compromise, what principles they compromise on the way.”

Story continues at: The Election of Lincoln


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