• Abraham Lincoln Was Actually Hated When President

    From hchrish@21:1/5 to All on Tue Dec 8 15:36:20 2020
    Ubiquitous wrote:
    “I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors; and I shall

    adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views.” —
    Abraham Lincoln, Letter to Horace Greeley (1862)

    In A Nutshell

    Abraham Lincoln is widely accepted as one of the United States’
    presidents. But while in office, many of the American people not
    thought he was doing a horrible job but also considered him to be a

    complete fool. It wasn’t until his tragic assassination that he
    rose to
    the ubiquitous popularity he has today.

    The Whole Bushel

    When Lincoln took office in March 1861, he was entering a
    presidency he
    had won with only 39.8 percent of the popular vote. Reactions from
    public were so negative that on the eve of his inauguration he had
    be smuggled into the capital during the dead of night in a
    disguise. He
    was looked down upon for everything from his humble beginnings and
    of education to his awkward appearance and high voice. Even the
    commanding general of his armies, George McClellan, called him the
    “original gorilla.” (Gives a whole new meaning to to term “OG.”)

    In 1861, Lincoln inherited a nation in crisis. With the United
    on the brink of civil war, the American public was on edge and
    Lincoln for everything going wrong in the country. Of course,
    Southerners hated him for trying to change the way of life they’d
    for years. They resented him for trying to abolish slavery and
    their secession from the Union on February 4, 1861. But Northerners

    weren’t fond of him either, unimpressed with his slow start at the presidency. They expected him to being doing more and to be doing

    People even hated his speeches. The Gettysburg Address—now revered
    one of the greatest speeches of all time and memorized by school
    children across the nation—was panned by many. One Chicago Times
    said: “The cheek of every American must tingle with shame as he
    the silly flat dishwatery utterances of a man who has to be pointed
    to intelligent foreigners as the President of the United States.”

    Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, said the constant deluge of
    wore on the president’s feelings, and Lincoln himself reportedly
    “I would rather be dead than, as President, thus abused in the
    house of
    my friends.” But he refused to take his criticisms too much to
    Lincoln went on to win the reelection in 1864, and he led the North
    victory when General Robert E. Lee surrendered and ended the Civil
    on April 9, 1865. Lincoln was, of course, tragically shot by John
    Wilkes Booth just six days later.

    Of course, Lincoln also had his supporters during his presidency,
    his death was mourned by millions. But it wasn’t until his
    assassination that he had a true surge in popularity, sending him
    the beloved status he has today. It was only then, as Edwin Stanton

    said, that he was relinquished to the ages.

    Show Me The Proof

    The Atlantic: ‘Idiot,’ ‘Yahoo,’ ‘Original Gorilla’: How Lincoln Was

    Dissed in His Day
    Civil War Trust: Evidence for The Unpopular Lincoln
    Smithsonian: My Great-Great-Grandfather Hated the Gettysburg
    150 Years Later, He’s Famous For It.

    Democrats and the liberal media hate President Trump more than they

    love this country.

    It's not a surprise that happened to
    Abraham Lincoln. He fought for ending slavery and issued the
    Emancipation Proclamation. That alone will attract hatred from all the
    nobles back then.

    This is a response to the post seen at: http://www.jlaforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=575527284#575527284

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