Duh! The Republicans Were NEVER a Third Party

Armory of the Revolution

John C. Fremont, 1856 Republican nominee for president, who lost to James  Buchanan, the worst president in US history,

Most people pushing for a third party challenge to the corrupt Democrats and Republicans have not a clue to history. Being history-challenged, they assert that Lincoln’s Republicans were a third party in 1860.

In fact, in 1860, the Republicans were the largest party in the country.

Similarly many think the Whigs were a third party as well.

The Whigs were formed by the merger of the National Republican and Anti-Masonic parties in 1834. In so merging they became the second party to the Democrats. They dissolved in 1854, as a national party.

When the Republicans ran their first presidential campaign in 1856, with John C. Fremont as their nominee, the Republicans were already the second party to the Democrats.

In other words neither the Whigs nor the Republicans WERE EVER a…

View original post 321 more words


Categories: Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s