The Democratic Party Echo’s with Sounds of The Past: The Present May Hold Its Reflection Is President Trump The Most Hated President In History?

So, let’s take a little test…

When I speak of a President of the United States and I list facts like

  • While entering his presidency, he only had 39.8 percent popular vote
  • Called names like the “Original Gorilla”
  • Inherited a nation in crisis
  • During the presidency, the United States was on the brink of a civil war
  • Democrats hated him for trying to change the way of life they had known for years
  • Unimpressed with his “slow start”
  • Democrats expected him to do more and do it sooner
  • People hated his speeches
  • The media delivered harsh criticism of actions and speeches
  • A quote “I would rather be dead than, as President, thus abused in the house of my friends”
  • Refused to take his criticism to heart and fought back

Which President comes to mind? President Trump maybe? It rings a bit of truth right. If you said Trump you would be incorrect. The answer to this question is President Lincoln. Sadly, President Lincoln was hated, harshly criticized and was called one of the worst Presidents. People claimed he was going to be the down fall of our nation. They said he was a buffoon, ill experienced and the Democrats wanted him out. The tried to hinder his every move and fought him tooth and nail.

President Lincoln took office in 1861 with a popular vote of 39.8%. He actually had to be disguised and smuggled into the capitol building the day before his inauguration. The term “original Gorilla” was given to him by his own Commanding General, George McClellan.

The American people blamed Lincoln for all that was wrong with the country although he had just taken office. The previous President was James Buchanan, a Democrat. He helped to decrease support from the North by allowing Kansas (a slave state) to join the Union. Strong tensions were growing between the North and the South. This was the hand President Lincoln was given when he became President.

One of the most recognized speeches in our history, The Gettysburg Address was condemned and mocked. The media seemed to be as delusional in the 1800’s as they are now. The Chicago Times actually wrote, “The cheek of every American must tingle with shame as he reads the silly flat dishwatery utterances of a man who has pointed out to intelligent foreigners as the President of the United States”. Meaning, he was embarrassing the United States to foreign nations. The United States must be a laughing stock, right?

President Lincolns wife, Mary stated that the constant insults wore on the President’s feelings. It was President Lincoln himself that said: “I would rather be dead than, as President, thus abused in the house of my friends.” Even the White House was against him.

We all know how this story ends. Despite much hatred, bad press and road blocks, President Lincoln is remembered as being one of the best Presidents and revered by many. He eventually won the reelection in 1864 and lead the North to Victory. Abolishing slavery when General …. (Well I won’t say his name for fear my article will have to be removed) surrendered and ended the Civil War in 1865.

Sadly, it wasn’t until his death that the American people praised him for his devotion to the United States of America. He was shot by a Democrat, John Wilkes Booth just six days after the surrender with a bullet to the head.

(This does raise a question for me…. What did Lincoln know about Hillary Clinton’s emails?)

Let’s do a comparison… with President Trump…

  • Average approval rating 39%
  • Called names like “Short-Fingered Vulgarian”
  • Inherited a nation in crisis
  • During the presidency, the United States was on the brink of a civil war
  • Democrats hated him for trying to change the way of life they had known for years
  • Unimpressed with his “slow start”
  • Democrats expected him to do more and do it sooner
  • The media delivered harsh criticism of actions and speeches
  • A quote “No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly.” (well, maybe Lincoln was too)
  • Another quote (simply because I like this one) “You can’t let them get you down. You can’t let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams.” “ I guess that’s why I won.”
  • Refused to take his criticism to heart and fought back

The similarities are glaring. If you research, you will find that most Republican Presidents were repletely under fire from the media and the Democrats. Another great was President Reagan. There is a fantastic article that explains this called What The Donald Shares With The Ronald. The interesting thing is all of this criticism has little basis as the Republican Presidents were working hard for our country while the Democrats were complaining.

This is a type of bullying done by the Democratic party reaches back to the 1800’s. It is the, “It’s my way or the highway” mentality. The difference today is social media (and George Soros). The Left can spew its hate and discourse faster and reach more people. The “Tolerant Left” is not so tolerant, in fact, there was a study done by Pew research that shows that 47% of Liberal Democrats say that if a friend supported President Trump it would actually put a strain on their friendship. Here is the article, it is a good read: Nearly half of Liberals don’t even like to be around Trump Supporters. What does all of this accomplish? Absolutely nothing.

Just like Lincoln “Made America Great” and Reagan “Made America Great”, after a Democrat President tore America down, President Trump will “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN”.

Let’s focus not on the negative and carry on as the Republicans did for centuries before us. We will prevail, as we always have. We are larger, we are stronger, we are more united with a positive message than the Liberals realize. It will become clear when we MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

This is a fight between Democrats and Republicans that have spanned throughout history. Maybe this generation, our generation can create a bridge where ALL Americans fight for our country. Where ALL Americans fight the evil that threatens our country. Let’s not fight another civil war, it failed to be victorious for the Democrats the first time and would fail for them again. The cost, however, would be great.  To heal this divide, the “right fighters” AKA Liberals would need to step down from their high horse and admit that we have common ground. If we focus more on the common ground and less about the differences, we just might get somewhere…

DID THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WIN TODAY?

NO, not until we can come together as a nation.