R. Matthew Poteat of the Stanton News Leader in Stanton, Virginia has a column where he argues that the Republican Party is the party of the Confederacy, the following is a link to the article.
Let’s be frank. The Republican Party is the Party of the Confederacy. It should just go ahead and change its name. At least they’d be honest with themselves and the American people.
It can no longer call itself the Party of Lincoln. It left that tradition a long time ago, a process that began with FDR’s New Deal, President Truman’s integration of the military and, finally, LBJ’s support of the Civil and Voting Rights acts.This may be a new revelation to Poteat, however, former U.S. Senator Trent Lott said that the Republican Party was the party of Jefferson Davis in the Fall 1984 Vol. 4 No. 4 issue of Southern Partisan. That was nearly 30 years ago.
A lot of leading Republicans interviewed in the Southern Partisan.
The Southern Partisan sold this T-shirt which they thought was clever.
The front side had this logo:
The back side had this:
The one thing though is that there isn't a Republican majority anymore. The Republicans control the House of Representatives through the drawing of congressional districts, but a majority of Americans voted for Democrats in the House. Otherwise "Lincoln's worst nightmare" may well have come to pass.