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Chuck Todd: If Lincoln Were Dealing with These Republicans, We'd Still Have Slavery

Quintus_T_Cicero Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 8:10 AM
BTW: Does anyone here know the exact number of slaves freed by the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863?
tibby2 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 8:28 AM
The Emancipation Proclamation did not free the slaves in those areas under Union control. It did not apply to portions of the South which were under Union control. Emancipation came with the passage of the 13th Amendment.

That proclamation made it politically impossible for England to side with the South.

Not his words, you must understand.  Just a "depressing" observation from a "very smart" White House aide:


Joe Klein -- last seen beclowning himself on Benghazi -- gets a big laugh at this line because it's so true, right?  Republicans are just the worst.  Lincoln would have never been able to handle this bunch of radicals.  Maybe this "very smart" White House source should go re-watch Lincoln, or re-read his history books.  Congressional Republicans were the ones who