Monday, June 17, 2013

Rich Lowry, editor at "National Review," writes an article on the Anti-Lincoln neo-Confederates Update:

Rick Lowry, editor at National Review magazine, had an article on the neo-Confederate anti-Lincolnites online at The Daily Beast. Lowry calls them "foul" and writes:

Operationally, they are pro-Confederacy. Their influence shouldn't be exaggerated. The vast majority of people will never hear of them. They exist only as a small, but foul temptation on the Right. If American conservatism ever wants to commit suicide, they offer the ready means. And it begins with the root-and-branch rejection of Abraham Lincoln.
The link to the article is:

What is interesting is that Lowry decided that this article needed writing. The anti-Lincoln campaign of the neo-Confederates has been going on for some time. I think this might be a sign that the anti-Lincoln campaign is going somewhere and the leadership of conservatism in America is beginning to get concerned.

Update: Rick Lowry has written a book on Lincoln as a conservative hero and also is criticizing Obama's appropriation of Lincoln for Obama's politics. So it is a tug of war over Lincoln. So maybe Rick brings up the neo-Confederate crowd to interest people in his book and not that he sees the anti-Lincolnites as having any political traction. There could be multiple explanations of his article.

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