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The Party Of Lincoln


Americans who feel abandoned by the traditional Democrat Party and betrayed by the GOP’s cabal of Never-Trump traitors should turn their attention to demolishing the Old Guard Republican Party and all of its remnants. 

We need to bulldoze the whole decrepit mess and start all over again. 

Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy, Chris Christie, and every Republican that voted to ignore the request for a ten day investigation of voting irregularities, must be rebuked. All we wanted was for a temporary delay in electorate validation, which has been requested before. Under the circumstances, it was not unreasonable. Then later, Washington Republicans shamelessly allowed their “colleagues” to discuss Trump’s second impeachment. If any evidence was fairly presented, which did not happen, he had no culpability for the attack on the Capitol Building. The fact that many Republicans have stood by and offered no defense for their President is unforgivable! 

It was bad enough that Democrats would pile on a President who had only a few days left in office, but to listen to Republicans demean and impugn the integrity of a man that had accomplished so much under such incredible odds, was sickening. They essentially put a stake through the heart of 75 million American patriots. They exposed themselves as phonies. They flipped us the bird!

So I say Good Riddance!

It is time to rebuild bigger and better and to create a political party that represents the people of today’s America, The issue of voter fraud should not in any way obscure the real issues that Trump spoke to. Suggesting that the march on Washington was nothing more than a bunch of rightwing terrorists disrespects at least 75 million Americans who believe in the principles and practices of Donald J. Trump. His views on American Exceptionalism, on abortion, on taxes and healthcare, and on trade and foreign policy align with the ambitions of the Founding Fathers and cannot be redefined away. Charges of racism, nationalism and violent extremism are nothing more than political blasphemy.

I ask you, what has the Republican Party done for you lately? When they had the opportunity to replace Obamacare, they failed. When they had the chance to stop deficit spending, they failed. They have failed on the sanctity of marriage, on the sovereignty of our borders, on maintaining law and order, on ending nebulous wars, on stopping the spread of nuclear weapons and the influence of radical Islam, the Republicans were totally ineffective administrators. They stood in the way of Trump’s efforts to renegotiate lopsided trade deals, to demilitarize North Korea, to bring the Middle East to the bargaining table. 

But they didn’t stop him.

Who needs the GOP? Certainly Donald Trump didn’t, and that is probably why the Old Guard hates him nearly as much as the Progressive wing of the Democrat Party. In fact, the evidence is that Trump was attracting significant numbers of disaffected Democrats, when the voting was stopped late on the night of November 3.

We need to rebuild a party around the MAGA blueprint. In fact, I would suggest that the foundation has already been poured. Based on the principles that Abraham Lincoln laid out when he gave his second inaugural address: 

“With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan—to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.”

Donald Trump supporters can erect a new tent that stands over the ruins of the GOP like Ali stood over Forman. I can see it now…POL. –  The Party Of Lincoln. 

Rick Elkin is an artist, author and columnist. All of his work including his most recent book, “The Illusion of Knowledge: Why So Many Educated Americans Embrace Marxism” is available at

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