Why don't Republicans get credit for ending slavery?

Abraham Lincoln was a Republican.

Asked By: Doctor O - 10/16/2009
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We give credit to our forefathers.
Answered By: prusa1237 - 10/16/2009
The Republicans ended slavery and the Democrats promoted the KKK and Racism!
Answered By: Gray Ghost - 10/16/2009
Dose all republicans have Neotenic trait.
Answered By: vesaversa - 10/16/2009
Because the republican party of of the 1800's has nothing in common with the Republican party of 2009 aside from it's name... More
Answered By: Kman - 10/16/2009
He ended it for a place he had no control over the south, he did not end it in the north. He did not even care whether they were freed or not. Abraham Lincoln did get credit for his work....shut up.
Answered By: Natasha B(blocked by cowards) - 10/16/2009
Your lack of history is showing. Teddy Roosevelt was the last of the "Lincoln" republicans. The current manifestation of republicans had nothing to do with it.
Answered By: sarrafzedehkhoee - 10/16/2009
That a very good question! I guess we don;t.
Answered By: maybell - 10/16/2009
Liberals re-write history.
Answered By: Looney Liberal - 10/16/2009
You're right. 140 years ago the Republican Party was ok.
Answered By: Alfred E. Bush - 10/16/2009
For the same reason they don't get credit for ending the Vietnam war, which Democrats started. It's inconvenient to Democrats, and teachers love Democrats, so they just don't talk about it.
Answered By: maxwell97 - 10/16/2009
Because the liberal media is biased.
Answered By: robert - 10/16/2009
Everyone knows the Republicans and Democrats switched party names...
Answered By: John - 10/16/2009
Why do we get blamed for the ONLY slavery in the world..and why don't they blame themselves for raiding their rivalries and selling each other to the slave traders... More
Answered By: zzsleepur - 10/16/2009
He wasn't YOUR kind of Republican. Nobody ever seems to mention that. Your new brand of Conservatism is completely out in LaLaLand.
Answered By: zacht39 - 10/16/2009
abe may have been a republican, but he was definitely a liberal
Answered By: conkiler - 10/16/2009
Because Abraham Lincoln wouldn't be a Republican nowadays. Proof is the South was for it while the North was against it. The South is currently more Republican while the North is Democrat.
Answered By: Independent - 10/16/2009
The democrats are still the same. profiting from the efforts of others. Stirring up dumb people to fight for the right of the elites to exploit others. Most southerners owned no slaves, and would've been better off without them... More
Answered By: jeff m - 10/16/2009
because libs dont want you to know that
Answered By: Michael C - 10/16/2009
The definition of republican was way different back then than it is today. Think about it. They don't get any credit because they don't deserve it. If they had it their way today, no doubt, slavery would still be going on today. DUDE, REPUBLICAN DID NOT END SLAVERY! Which party represent the racists of this country, ha... More
Answered By: Drop Dead Gorgeous - 10/16/2009
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