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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Writer of Lincoln movie says Abe would be a Democrat today
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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Countless political observers, including me, have opined in recent years that Abraham Lincoln wouldn’t like what’s become of his Republican Party a century and a half after his presidency.

Not surprisingly, the Pulitzer Prize-winning screenwriter of Steven Spielberg’s new movie about Lincoln, has JOINED the chorus:

As his Whig Party crumbled in the middle of the fight over slavery and free territories, Abraham Lincoln had a major hand in founding the Republican Party, a northern faction that was the chief rival to the Southern-based Democrats.

Clearly, times have changed. And now, says “Lincoln” screenwriter Tony Kushner, the GOP would not be ...

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