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Reactionaries shatter political parties - The Galveston County Daily News : Guest Columns

October 20, 2014

Reactionaries shatter political parties

Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:00 am

The rise of the tea party has splintered the Republican Party to such an extent that it acts like the antebellum Democratic Party.

In opposing Abraham Lincoln, Democrats pursued narrow agendas rather than victory and good governance. Lincoln’s election with a mere 41 percent of the popular vote was assured by extremists and racists splitting their votes among three candidates.

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