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Public University’s Plaque Labels President Lincoln A Democrat

CHICAGO – A public university in President Abraham Lincoln’s home state of Illinois is adorned with a plaque that states Lincoln – arguably the most famous and influential president in American history – was a Democrat.

Lincoln was a Republican.

The plaque, located on a historic building that’s part of Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago and installed in 1905, states: “This building is dedicated to public service honoring the memory of Abraham Lincoln   Democrat.”

When a picture of the memorial recently surfaced on social media sites, it quickly went viral, and prompted anger among many Republicans, who called the dedication not only inaccurate but also a prime example of revisionist history. But the university stands by the inscription. lincolnplaque

“According to building archives, the word democrat was used because Lincoln was an advocate for democracy—the political or social equality of all people,” campus officials stated in a press release. “The word was not chosen to reflect a political affiliation. … Northeastern Illinois University recognizes the context that this plaque was created and intends to uphold its integrity.”

One nonprofit advocacy group vows to fight to reword the plaque. Charlie Kirk, founder and executive director of the Illinois-based Turning Point USA, a nationwide young conservatives student movement, said Monday in an interview with The College Fix that “now is the time for removal and replacement.”

Kirk, who drove to Northeastern Illinois University on Nov. 4 to view the plaque for himself, said he has since launched a fact-finding mission determine if the 108-year-old tablet has ever been altered.

“Before we go hard at it we want to know if this is the original plaque, or was it replaced, because it might have eroded due to corrosion,” he said, adding ultimately his group will lobby for its correction.

Kirk scoffed at the notion the word “Democrat” on the plaque simply refers to Lincoln’s social advocacy, as campus officials have asserted. He notes the Democratic Party was active when the plaque was dedicated in 1905, citing President Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat who served in the White House from 1913 to 1921, as one example.

“Any student who walks by that – it’s miseducation in its purest form, whether intentional or not,” Kirk said. “As a citizen of Illinois, my taxes are subsidizing something that is inaccurate. … This is only a microcosm of what is happening every single day at universities across the country.”

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  • Caped Crusader

    So much for a college education! TYPICAL of “educated” idiots!

  • Al Talton

    Equally as educational as the rest of the indoctrination force fed at so called higher learning institutions.

  • griefman

    The 4 generation education trend continues. If you don’t like the facts; change the facts.

    • LaCrika De TuMai

      If you like your facts you can keep them.

      • hownow

        If you don’t like the president, if the president costs you too much money, if the president prevents you from creating wealth for yourself and your family, you still have to keep him.

  • Raymond Donovan

    I bet if they conduct a pole on this campus in the future, the majority of the students claim Lincoln’s political affiliation was “Democrat”. Just a hunch.

    • LaCrika De TuMai


  • donniea

    You can fool all the people some
    of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the
    people all the time.

    Abraham Lincoln

    • hownow


    • But a Bing but a boom

      You can only fool 53%. That is all you need.

  • Jeff

    The real problem here is that the party is allowed to abuse the word Democrat to identify itself.

  • Soul Leister

    Another example of what democrats do… change the definition of words (when no one is looking)… to deceive… confuse… to portray themselves in the best possible light (relying on an ignorant electorate to aid and abet them).

    • Soul Leister

      …and endlessly regurgitate their lies as truths… what a bunch of well documented fools.

    • imissAB

      Maybe in their “logic” it was before the parties switched, of after, whatever fits their narrative.

    • John Slabinski

      Curiously that’s what Satan does also.

    • Kbuzz

      That’s not an example, that’s a definition…of a democrat

    • johnny99

      Great time to re-read Orwell’s 1984, btw, which does a great job of showing how tyrants rewrite history. This is absolutely Stalinesque.

    • Obamamerica

      democrats? try totalitarians…tool of the progressives…read Road to Serfdom

      • Rex Randy


    • betzinva

      Have you read Jonah Goldberg’s the Tyranny of Cliche’s? He addresses the very obfuscation of which you speak.

  • TW

    Would it be wrong to label the people responsible for this as “Stupid”

  • LawnJockey

    Next they will be calling MLK a Democrat.

  • JenniferGranholm

    “The word was not chosen to reflect a political affiliation. … Further explanation went on, “If you like your doctor, you can keep him. Period”

  • Texas1974

    Straight from the Marxist playbook, proving once again that truth and leftist ideology are mutually exclusive. They do not co-exist anywhere in the universe, never have, never will. FACT.

  • Tigerrue

    I’m sure some of the home schooled freshman would be happy to educate the professors at this “institution for politically correct learning”. This should be embarrassing but more embarrassing is they defend it their error….

  • LaCrika De TuMai

    Why doesn’t somebody go at it with a hammer?

    • “Urbanites” should steal it for the cash value and sell it at one of the many scrap yards that buy ill-gotten gains.

    • raptor64d2

      Because that is a Lib tactic, you know the inclusive ones. 🙂

  • Will Richards

    All this time we had it wrong.

    The pilgrims were Hindu by the way.

    • Nomoregore

      Whaddaya bet that eventually, they will be Muslims.

    • Brad

      At the first Thanksgiving, the natives brought Philly Cheese Steaks.

  • Fungi2bewith

    Jeezz, 1905 people, use a small “d” next time. Thanks.

  • hownow

    Might not want enroll at Northeastern Illinois University – unless your major is Lie-beralism. (:-)

  • “Any student who walks by that – it’s miseducation in its purest form, whether intentional or not,”

    Amen, Brother!

  • Ksera

    Except our country is not a democracy. It’s a republic. Reason number 2 that Lincoln should be listed as a Republican.
    Uhhhh. Shouldn’t a university of higher learning know this? They teach this fact in the 3rd grade.

  • HypocriticalDiogenes

    …the plaque is over 100 years old, so why the sudden outrage?

    • L_Dave

      Uhm, because it’s recently become known via social media.

      • raptor64d2

        Also most of the morons that go to that University don’t know he was a Republican……..higher education my ……..well you know.

      • HypocriticalDiogenes

        It’s been “known” since it was placed. In 1905.

    • Dwayne Keith

      Is there a statute of limitations on acquiescing to a mistake (or perhaps one of the earliest known examples of progressive revisionism)?

  • LibertyToad

    The Founders believed that “democracy” was one of the worst forms of government. Only a democrat or low-information voter thinks a democracy is good…..

    • L_Dave

      Of course they think democracy is good, now that there are more takers and fewer producers.

    • Dwayne Keith

      “….A Republic….if you can keep it.” B. Franklin, when asked what the constitutional convention produced. Democracy dies just as soon as a plurality of people figure out that they can vote themselves other people’s money. The ingenious Democrats have finally managed to incorporate enough democracy into our Republic to achieve the same end. Congrats.

      • Brad

        Sadly, we didn’t keep it.

  • L_Dave

    “If your party likes Abraham Lincoln, your party can keep Abraham Lincoln.”

    – Obama

    • ReluctorDominatus


  • Salley Hoovers

    Somebody should just simply remove it for them

  • donniea

    “Whatever you are, be a good one.” Abraham Lincoln
    These folks, along with obama, are good liars.

  • ironchuck

    I think it should stay to show everybody just how crappy Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago is. In fact, I’d award them a new plaque that reads “Ronald Reagan. Communist.”

  • ronfromflorida

    If the Republicans had any brains (oxymoron alert) they would publicly sue over it and make a big enough fuss that everyone in the country would then know Lincoln was a Republican.
    No Guts, No Brains, No Glory

    • Not ALL of US (Conservatives) seek redress through the Courts.

      • ronfromflorida

        I’d be just using the court for the free publicity, and let everyone White and Black know who freed the slaves and what party he belonged to. I don’t care what the court says.

    • J2

      No Media, No Publicity.

  • ReturnOfTheFallen

    Democrats don’t advocate for democracy, they advocate for government intrusion into, and control over, every corner of society. Including you.

  • Chuck Drake

    Lincoln was an advocate for our Republic and the representative government that it created. Calling him a Democrat is like calling Ronald Reagan a Communist.

    • J2

      That plaque (Ronald Reagan Communist) is sitting in a drawer somewhere, at some university, right now; waiting for the next rewrite of history.

  • Shears_of_Atropos

    Humpty-Dumpty at work. A word means what they want it to mean. He who commands the language, controls the discussion. Educationally dishonest and unethical. And Lincoln believed in the Republic, not an American Democracy. That’s why his party was called….. yup! REPUBLICANS! FWIW, Chicago: The Army of the North was not called the Army of the Democracy, and the Union Vets’ organization was named the Grand Army of the Republic! You are entitled to your opinions, but not your “facts”. Words have meaning!

  • USSAmerican

    C’mon people….let’s fix this problem. Take this article, post it on the wall of your favorite social media page and blast out a message that Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago should be boycotted for spreading a lie. Once their enrollment numbers start to drop, they will take the plaque down and it will be the end of this story. My biggest concern is that the American People have forgotten how powerful a simple boycott can be. When you hit a company, organization or, in this case, University in the pocketbook they feel the pain. I will gladly volunteer to be the first to post. I welcome anyone who would like to follow me. God Save Our Country.

  • Redford1

    “…honoring the loving memory of Abraham Lincoln” …is all that needs to be said, unless, perhaps, they’d like to add “Christian.”

    • J2

      Such is the state of our society, the mere appearance of the word “Christian” immediately evokes a down vote. Truly, the Left and the DemoncRat party is the army of Satan.

  • J2

    If you buy the University’s explanation of what the word “DEMOCRAT” means on the plaque, then it should be in lower case letters. Capital “D” means party. Of course, the idea that a man who kept the Union together by force was a “democrat” is also ridiculous.

  • Well, we can’t let the truth interfere with indoctrination efforts, can we?!

  • L_Dave

    “This university is dedicated to Karl Marx Democrat”.

    • hownow

      And to Barack Obama – Confirmed Liar.

      • K9_00BK

        No, according to the democrats, he was only “grossly misleading”…what ever the he!! that means. In a court of law , it would be called perjury. Not only are the democrats tying to change the history of President Lincoln, now they are trying to change the history of BO.

      • CitizenBrain

        A pathological, compulsive liar.

        • phillippine

          It looks as if it may have been altered. The spacing between each of the words is consistent except between “LINCOLN” and “DEMOCRAT”.

    • Ugh

      One of lincoln’s good friends and pen pal.

  • iluvden5280

    Just like the football team-the school is a fraud. Low level of competition on the field-and called BCS contender, Low level of academic credibility and called a University.

  • DisgustedwithElitism

    The modern left read Animal Farm as a handbook on how to be pigs, rather than the warning to the rest of the barnyard the rest of us took it to be.

  • Dood

    I’m still trying to figure out what “is” means

  • agsb

    I would suggest that the RNC take legal action to correct this error!

    • The blowback would be worse than the inscription.

    • Matilda Tripp

      Like a dribble of hydrofluoric acid should do the trick. OK “just kidding” don’t listen to that advice.

  • Matilda Tripp

    Lincoln, MLK both GOP
    Dems, why don’t you love, embrace, OWN your history of slavery, KKK, Jim Crow, anti-Civil Rights? Just show your past some love why doncha?

    • OtherAnnDroid

      Didn’t the National Parks Dept actually do something similar to the MLK statue memorial in DC…… something like re-write part of a speech or sermon he gave to give credit to Democrat Party.

      • Matilda Tripp

        Yes, and Berry had a rug made which quotes him wrong
        and he had the Chinese make MLK’s statue, and he looks Chinese

    • Brad

      Because if they don’t accuse you of it, then the attention is brought to them.

  • Lark Garage

    Dumocraps. The party of the KKK.

    • Matilda Tripp

      and slavery and Jim Crow and against every Civil Rights Act in US history
      even 1967 which they filibustered

    • hownow

      DumoKKKraps…DemoKKKrats…hey that works too…

  • L K

    Lincoln was a Democrat like,”… you can keep your HC Ins. and Doctor. Period”? Like that?

    • K9_00BK


    • ChasStevenson

      That period was supposed to be an asterisk.

  • OtherAnnDroid

    Here is best way to fix the problem, since it is a Liberal-Progressive university JUST BURN IT TO THE GROUND.


  • Mike Keller

    When democrats have nothing to boast about they will lie, steal, fabricate, change, even silence to achieve their agenda. Their kind is lower than cow dung which is what fills their heads.

  • mikanrealist

    Jeff Davis must be turning in his grave! All his life he labored to build up and sustain his beloved Democratic party, only to see an ignoramus from northern Illinois induct his Nemesis.

    • J2

      I think Jeff Davis is quite happy in his grave. The Democrat Party is STILL the party of slavery. Its also the party of black genocide.

  • hurling

    Is it any wonder?

    There are more people on welfare in Illinois than there are people working. Chicago
    pays the highest wages to teachers than anywhere else in the U.S.
    averaging $110,000/year. Their pensions average 80-90% of their
    income. Body count: In the last six months, 292
    killed (murdered) in Chicago. 221 killed in Iraq; AND Chicago has
    one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US.

    Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country.

  • Jack Bone

    It is amazing how easily lies flow from the mouth of humans today.

  • Billion003

    More lying propaganda. But one has to admit, its working exceedingly well. People are still electing the liars. Witness Chicago’s financial situation.

  • Old Tanker

    Lincoln believed in Republicansm, a representative democracy…the sign is inaccurate no matter how you spin it….

  • RagsOnYouSchwags

    what the left does, lies.

  • Matilda Tripp

    So essentially, since dems believe in and fought for slavery they want to enslave Lincoln to their wretched pro-slavery past…don’t think he’d approve.

    • hownow

      “Those lowdown, yellow-bellied, lily-livered DemoKKKrat Lie-beral skunks cannot be trusted – all of the time. Period.” – long-forgotten Lincoln quote (;-})

  • Duke LaCroix

    Someone needs to deface the building – stat. Looks like I’ll be driving out there with a portable grinder.

    • Matilda Tripp

      a battery powered dremmel…ok don’t listen to that “just kidding”

  • bovnyccc

    Apparently, the Democratic “Ministry of Truth” has been around for 105 years at least. I said in a post once that if Democrats are allowed to take over, they will teach kids that Lincoln was actually a Democrat. I underestimated their perfidy.

  • Captain Reynault

    “According to building archives, the word democrat was used because Lincoln was an advocate for democracy” — What a load of crap. To accept this ‘explanation’ means you have joined the idiots who offered it.


    Well lets see…Obama w LIES, we now he CHEATS, and now they STEAL a true Republican in an effort to fool liberal morons into thinking this way about Lincoln because of a simple reason…the REAL Democrat from the the state who si President is a two bit lying, cheating stealing hack or a loser. But other than that, its cool…

  • OtherAnnDroid

    It is past time that “We the People” start doing like Bill Ayers, Obama, Van Jones & Valerie Jarrett advocate for there own followers & start Getting Rid of Liberal Institutions of Indoctrination by Taking Them Down by ANY MEANS.

  • From the HEADLINE, I mistakenly assumed that they were referring to the University of Chicago – Obviously, a distinction without a difference,


  • Joe_E_in_the_IE

    According to building archives, the word democrat was used because Lincoln was an advocate for democracy—the political or social equality of all people,” campus officials stated in a press release. “The word was not chosen to reflect a political affiliation. … Northeastern Illinois University recognizes the context that this plaque was created and intends to uphold its integrity.”

    FedEx is at the door, guys! You need to sign for your heavy-duty hip waders and bigger shovels.

  • hownow

    Typical DemoKKKrats – trying to cover-up their racist past.

  • Guest

    This has to be Bush’s fault or how about you are a racist if you do not believe Lincoln was a DemocRAT!!! The DemocRATS love to rewrite history. just like communist.

  • Mr. Smith

    Dems are mad…after over a 100 years of Democrats continually having a KKK members serving in Congress, in 2006 the last one retired with full Democratic Honors. The Left LIES, as obama has proven & Conservatives have always said, ‘They have too Lie, it’s the only way Dems can get elected.

  • acceptreality

    Since we live in a republic, I assume it will be acceptable to change all of the inscriptions for FDR, Thomas Jefferson, JFK, HST, et al to ‘Republican’.

  • hownow

    A plague on the plaque

    • Matilda Tripp

      arc welder would be better

      • hownow

        Or some dental plaque remover.

  • Doug Wells

    It is odd that it took this long to notice it. Was it ever brought up before? And if so, what was the reason or excuse then – the same?
    It is another example of the rewriting of history. It shouldn’t matter that Lincoln upheld democratic government principles – there were Democrats and Republicans when the building was erected, and it would even have been a little more accurate to describe him as a Whig – which was the party that the GOP grew out of during Lincoln’s early days in government service.

  • Nola_Navy_Vet

    Remember The Liberal Motto!!

    • kogk1943

      “Do as I say. Not as I do”

    • J2

      “The Ends Justify the Means!”

    • Chris Stoker

      Blame Bush!

  • buzz light year

    dumb asses! It’s Chicago. If a few years the stories about Clinton screwing interns in the white house will be officially labeled “FAKE”. “Mary Jo Kopechne”… not even a foot note. Joe Kennedy bootlegger? no..he was a GREAT ambassodor… Joe Kennedy nazi sympathist? No. Lincoln killed by a southern Democrat ? Not any more.. rewrite, rewrite, rewrite,…..

  • Pepperspray137

    I’m cool with leaving the Democrat, as long as we can put “dumbass” after Obama’s name

  • JimDoogan

    Well, it was installed in 1905, so it’s a bit late to get worked up about it.

  • Capertree

    By the university’s reasoning then, pretty much any plaque honoring any founding father should probably identify them as libertarians. Of course, I can’t imagine any modern university honoring any founding father since the leftists in charge revile the principles upon which the U.S. was founded–and which made this nation great.

  • Rob

    That’s the lamest excuse for rewriting history possibly ever.

  • First Last

    Liberals are never deterred by those little things like truth and honesty

  • parrots_abound

    Public education….meh.

  • JimDoogan

    The plaque was installed in 1905, people.

  • Craig Davis

    Where else are young liberals going to learn to lie if not in academia?

  • chevyll

    These dirt bags will stop at nothing !

  • jg408

    More lies and deceiving from the left .. How can you be the “People’s Party”, or whatever they claim they are, and just flat out lie to the people over and over and over again, with the facts to back up their lies.

  • ironnat

    We home schooled our son because of this kind of Orwellian indoctrination. We wish we could have continued through his college years and awarded him a diploma. We did instill in him a healthy skepticism of these revisionists. He does not accept when this kind of obvious lie is shoved down his throat even at the college level.

  • eastedie33510

    It doesn’t surprise me a bit. Dumbocrats are desperate these days.
    Lincoln WAS a Republican and he freed the slaves…..just in case some Obama sycophants need a little history lesson. 🙂

  • capoprimo

    How shameful, a perfect example of how low our educational system has sunk. Our once proud Country now ranks at the bottom of developed countries in each of the tested categories. We could however be ranked as number #1…. in lying, but they don’t test for that.

  • mrbill59

    This is where obama learned to lie!
    That is all

  • Dave Nantz

    Martin Luther King and Jesse Owens were republicans.

  • Emil Carstens


  • Jason

    Hard to imagine it sat there unnoticed for all these years. Even in 1905 it was understood Lincoln was a Republican.

  • William Hofmeister

    How many of you knew Thomas Jefferson was a Republican? Look it up. (The Democratic Party was originally called the Republican Party. The Republican Party was originally called the Whig Party.

    • Matilda Tripp

      Nope, Lincoln was a GOP, which was ONLY formed at the time for him to run on, as specifically an anti slavery platform.
      That’s the ol-switcheroo attempt at history rewrite. Next you’ll be talking about the Dixiecrat switcheroo (total dem mythology too).
      The parties did not switch places.

      • William Hofmeister

        Didn’t mean to suggest they changed places. The Republican Party started in 1854, which was before Lincoln ran for President. It was party formed from the old Whig Party. The Democratic-Republican Party changed it’s name to Democratic Party. Perhaps it was too long a name.

    • Pro_bono_publico

      Your history is a little off.

      The Democrat Party was originally known as the Democratic-Republican Party, and for reasons of verbal economy the name evolved to become simply the Democrat Party over time. The Federalist Party was the original majority party, and represented a more “conservative” viewpoint, although it would be somewhat anachronistic to apply the modern liberal-conservative terminology to the American political parties of 1800. The Whigs evolved after the Federalists cratered in 1816, and their remnants gradually succumbed in the 1820s. The Whigs arose in opposition to the Democrats in the 1830s and lasted until the 1850s. The Republican Party, the first and only party that was specifically anti-slavery, formed in 1854 from a coalition of anti-slavery Democrats and Whigs, and eventually sucked the life out of the Whigs.

      Please note, however, that while the Democratic-Republican Party is the same organization as the modern Democrats, the Republicans do not trace their organization origins to either the Whigs or the Federalists. They were distinctly different organizations, with distinct founding dates and platforms.

      • William Hofmeister

        Thank you. I meant that the Republicans replaced the Whigs, not that they had a simple name change. The Democratic-Republicans did change names.

    • JimDoogan

      No, the Republicans were not the Whigs. The Republicans (GOP) was a third party that arose in the mid-19th century and supplanted the Whigs which disappeared. This was not the first major party to disappear. The Federalists (the party of George Washington and John Adams, disappeared soon after the election of Jefferson). The Democratic party has its roots in Jefforson’s Democratic-Republican Party. But neither Jefferson, nor any of the Founders, would touch today’s Democrats with a 10 foot pole. Jefferson’s politics (and that of the original Democratic-Republican Party) was highly suspicious of central government and a strong proponent of states’ rights. The Federalists were the original party of a strong central government, though they’d never endorse the size of our federal government.

      • William Hofmeister

        Sorry, I meant the one replaced the other, with regards to the Whigs and Republicans, not that they simply changed names. The Democratic-Republican party on the other hand did change names. Thanks for your other comments.

  • David Peabody

    It doesn’t matter……………..
    The student are too stupid to care which party he belong to.
    Most student would tell you that Lincoln owned slaves………all them old white guys owned slaves.

    Tell Martin Luther King die on the cross. So, we can all get out of school on MLK day.

  • Matilda Tripp

    The DemoKKKrats created the KKK as their terror arm to intimidate GOP; the KKK lynched over 1500 white GOP and over 2500 black GOP.
    Dems are still the domestic terrorists.
    You’d never know the KKK lynched white GOP because that doesn’t fit their “narrative”. The Dems’ KKK was anti-GOP; the Dems have tried to rewrite history like crazy, disowning their slavery/jim crow/KKK past and trying to pin it on the party which was specifically and only formed to end slavery: The GOP.

  • GWAR44

    Reality….Is what I say it is……..Stalin..

  • ChantelleMoore

    my husband likes to take care of liberal men’s wives in bed when the lib hubby are admiring signs like this LOLOLOLOL ALLAH CRACKBAR OBAMA 2016 and forever (or until the money runs out!)

  • Snooper1

    More revisionist crap from Democrats, big shocker

    • JimDoogan

      Dude, the plaque was installed in 1905. Read the third paragraph, not just the headline and the photo.

      • Jason Lalli

        No! It is easier to just scream about something without finding out any details!

        • Snooper1

          Actually, revisionism is wrong whenever and wherever it takes place.

          • JimDoogan

            Oh boy, you think in 1905 the Democratic Party was claiming Lincoln for its own? In 1905, the U.S. President and the Illinois governor were Republicans, the Democrat Party was the party of the Deep South and the KKK. You’re looking at this inscription through a modern ideological prism.

          • Snooper1

            That’s how I was taught to view American history by my leftist union public school teachers. Is that wrong? Hmmmmm.

          • Pro_bono_publico

            Nevertheless, it’s misleading, and was probably misleading in 1905.

          • JimDoogan

            It’s only misleading to ignoramuses and I don’t think we should revise ancient inscriptions to avoid misleading ignoramuses. Just think where that would lead.

          • Pro_bono_publico

            First, 1905 is not “ancient.” Second, there is no significant historical value to a bronze dedication plaque for a university building from 1905. It’s not a Magna Carta memorial dedication from 1660 (or 1215!). And, finally, there is no reason to be insulting. I’m a lawyer, and I long ago learned to write for non-lawyers because I wanted my documents to be enforced by judge when needed. If it’s misleading to most of the people who will read it without an explanation, then it probably should be corrected. The easy compromise would be to have the state or national Republican Party pick up the cost of replacing it, which I am sure they would do.

            And for the record, if I had my way, it would read “Abraham Lincoln, Savior of the American Nation,” not “Abraham Lincoln, Republican.”

      • Snooper1

        When did Lincoln die again? Good, so we agree it’s revisionist

  • hownow

    Obama “amended” the biography of other Presidents to tie in his own ideas and “accomplishments”. Perhaps DemoKKKrats have had this idea long before Obama’s revision of history. (;-}).

  • geo

    Ah…it’s Chicago. Just be glad it was spelled correctly.

  • Dotcoman

    It’s the illegally Federally Mandated UN Common Core Standards, it really is

    the deliberate dumbing down of america

  • 1654american

    Bull Conner – Democrat
    KKK – Democrat enforcers
    Lee Harvey Oswald – Social Democrat/Communist
    Hillary Clinton – Social Democrat/Progressive Communist. Pro-abortion that kills 780,000+ babies every year and includes 500,000 black babies.
    Lyndon Johnson – Democrat, built the urban ghetto housing under the lie of social justice.

    • hownow

      “Killery” Clinton

      • Matilda Tripp

        and Chelsea is not even Bill’s daughter, she’s the bio daughter of some lawyer at the Rose firm, she was ladder climbing.

        Webster Hubbel is the dad, he’s got those lips too.

        • hownow

          Had not heard that.

  • Eugene Pariah

    Yet once again, another member of the post-modern, deconstructionist, secular-progressive American academy jumps the shark!

  • philster7656

    Universities were much different in 1908 than they are today. Back then, a college education was designed to teach the student how to think for himself. Today, not so much. A college degree is just a credential to make a lot of money- a BA degree is to the 2010s as a union card was to the 1950s. It’s got nothing to do with learning.
    And it’s true that Lincoln was a small-d democrat, not a Democrat. Because the plaque was cast in all caps, it can be used by bigoted college professors and administrators for the nefarious purpose of propaganda/indoctrination/”education.” But so what? Except for a very short time between @ 1920 and 1975, (when bigots were banished from higher education,) the bigots who run colleges and universities have always discriminated against the outsider. The bigots running Northeastern Illinois University today are no different than the bigots running any other university. They’ve just changed who the outsider is, that’s all.

  • Joe_E_in_the_IE

    One can easily imagine the university declaring December 7th, 2016 as the 75th anniversary memorial for the peaceful Japanese aviation sightseers who were brutally gunned down by imperialist American warships illegally occupying Pearl Harbor in the sovereign nation of Hawaii.

    • The_Toxic_Avenger

      And what about those poor Muslim radicals who all died at the hands of the Airline Industry when faulty designs led to the aircraft they were passengers on crashing into the World Trade Center towers?

      • Joe_E_in_the_IE

        Only a matter of time.

  • The_Toxic_Avenger

    Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot were all liberals.

    • Matilda Tripp

      They were all collectivists, which was invented by Mordacai aka Karl Marx and Rabbi Moses Hess, funded by Rothschild.

      • The_Toxic_Avenger

        Two of the names on that list didn’t care for the Jews at all. The other two names didn’t have a large population of them under their leadership.

        • Matilda Tripp

          Sorry that’s just the historical truth.
          Collectivism was a means to an end, employed by zionist Bolsheviks to exterminate Christians, quite effectively.
          Rothschild funded Stalin’s pogroms and this young upstart unknown national socialist named Hitler.

    • hownow

      Pol Pot?

      • The_Toxic_Avenger

        Thanks. Will correct it now. I could blame it on automatic spell correction but that would be dishonest.

    • Jeff Hamilton

      I’m pretty sure Paul Pot was his 2nd cousin…but still a liberal.

  • Jeff Hamilton

    Why is Democrat spaced differently than the rest of the words?

    • JimDoogan


      • Jeff Hamilton

        It is spaced differently, was that an odd question to ask in your opinion?

        • JimDoogan

          Yes, because I think you’re insinuating that it was added later in a conspiracy to rewrite history. This is all very silly. The plaque was installed in 1905.

          • Jeff Hamilton

            I didn’t say that at all, that’s your inference based on nothing. I pointed out that it is spaced differently. Adding it later would have caused an obvious error since it would not have been center formatted like the rest of the text. There is, however, an extra space between Lincoln and Democrat and it looks odd.

          • JimDoogan

            Ok, thanks for pointing that out then.

  • Brett Greshko

    It’s more accurate to say he advocated for a Republic than it is to say he advocated for a Democracy.

    Democracy in it’s purest form is nothing more than mob rule.

    A Republic is a representative government.

  • Charlie hook

    Is anyone shocked? What they need is a Bull Connor statue with his dogs, because he was a democrat.

  • Dotcoman

    Actually, given the fact that Lincoln was our nation’s very first Tyrant, who suspended the Constitution and declared war on one half of our citizens and their states, both seeking their constitutional right to secede…….. the Left might actually have a point.

    • Matilda Tripp

      You’re right, and then there’s “perception” of his greatness, and then there’s the fact he was GOP, the first one. But he was GOP and only GOP.
      Virginia and Maryland (I believe it was MD) had already abolished slavery well before the war, other southern states had as well. So the war had some contrivance.

      • The_Toxic_Avenger

        When did Virginia abolish slavery? What other Southern States abolished it before the war?
        Not saying you are wrong, just that this is news to me.

        • Matilda Tripp

          I had read about this, that there were southern states who cried out that they had already abolished slavery but the push for war was on. I’ll look it up again. The war-drive had other factors, as I recall…bankers and power grab issues.

  • David Peabody

    The good thing is, someone will steal this plaque and sell it for scrap…..

  • JimDoogan

    Read the third paragraph. The plaque was installed in 1905!

    • Matilda Tripp

      Should be fixed now that the error is pointed out. An old error is still an error.

      • JimDoogan

        It wasn’t an error, Matilda. They were just saying he was a proponent of democratic (small D) ideals. You can’t read old inscriptions based on modern concepts. This is like Muslim guys blowing up buddhist statues.

        In 1905, the Democratic Party had no interest in claiming Abraham Lincoln as their own. He was a very controversial figure, having blown up the South, which was the geographical center of Democratic voters at that time. The Democrats HATED Abraham Lincoln.

        • Matilda Tripp

          Democratic ideals are pro slavery, anti Civil Rights, and oppression with a bourgeoisie class.

          • JimDoogan

            Well, the Democratic Party of 1905 was certainly the preferred party of the KKK, which is why the suggestion that this was error or an attempt to rewrite history is silly on its face. I think you are confused though about what the “bourgeoisie” class is. It’s not the rich. It’s the middle class. And the party today which represents the bourgeoisie class is the GOP. This latter statement is not intended as a slight on the GOP. I am a member of the bourgeoisie. 🙂


    Install this as a plaque in Chicago Universities…
    The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.

    Samuel Adams
    Founding Father, Cousin to the 1st Vice President, Cousin to 2nd President

  • johnny99

    Thanks! Now I can add Northeastern Illinois University to the list of colleges my son will NOT be considering.

  • mccarty42

    This is just another example of the dangerous levels of intellectual decay in many colleges and universities. Choose your school with great care.

  • David Peabody

    I’m surprised the plaque isn’t written in Spanish!

  • lysosome

    Democrats will try to take credit for anything…

    • dcgwr

      Except their failures.

  • janderson4795

    History is what the liberals say it is.

  • Rex

    Dems are constantly trying to destroy republicans, now they want to be one.

  • Jeffrey Petty

    So it all depends on the meaning of the word “democrat,” right? Actually, I’ll buy their excuse, because as we all know, the word “Republican” is so toxic to the Marxists who run our education systems that they’d go to any lengths to replace that awful word with “democrat.” Because that’s what Marxists do …

  • Snxx

    Since 1905 this plaque has been there? Absent the very long shot that this plaque has been more recently replaced, my question is: How did it take anyone so long to notice this?

  • Clipper

    The plack makes it look like Lincoln could have been a grand wizard, been a slave master, or filled Jefferson Davis’ shoes. Not!

  • MerphisEllis

    Dumb Yankee’s

    It is time for a Jefferson Revolution! It is time for the welfare state to go away! It is time for the democratic plantation farm system to be replace with personal responsibility! It is time to stop paying your votes to have babies! To all you democrats,, let us productive citizens out of your failed socialist plans,, we what a free nation!

  • putupjob

    produced by thieves, to be seen and absorbed by morons.

    and to think, Abe was from Illinois.

  • Correctamundo

    It doesn’t matter when the plaque was placed or that Lincoln embraced democratic ideals. It says what it says and it is misleading. Obama himself has compared himself to Lincoln. That’s no coincidence.

    • Snxx

      Yeah, to be fair, it sort of does matter when the plaque was placed. It shows how asleep on the switch we Republicans are to notice it 108 years later.

      • Correctamundo

        It should’ve simply said he embraced democratic ideals, then, with no mention of party affiliation. It’s misleading and I believe was intended to be so. Why not change it if that’s all it was.

  • OtherAnnDroid

    Saw this on one of the boards on DISCQUS & pretty sure guy is Right about this, so I have posted other day….

    2) All SCOTUS Rulings on 2nd Amendment AFFIRM that in the Decisions…HELLER v. DC & MCDONALD v. CHICAGO have also added for 2nd Amendment Right….. & it upholds the Militia Clauses of previous Rulings.

    3)So, In PRESSER v, ILLINOIS it it ruled that a Militia to be Federally Legally Recognized must be an Community Recognized & Approved (certified by Authority) & Not just 30 guys from local gun club out in the park…. that is why Bill Clinton could Legally Bust the Militia Movement in 1993-94.



  • woody

    This university has no INTEGRITY or HONESTY but then this normal for liberal/Progressive/Marxist Demoncrat in academia.. The training ground for the next genration tyrants and demagogues.

  • doctorivy

    Let’s scrutinize their logic. Lincoln was a DEMOCRAT (all caps, I notice, on the plaque) because he was in favor of democracy. Did he also not dedicate his life to holding the REPUBLIC together? Go to Barnes and Noble and look in the kid’s section of books and you’ll find more of this same thing. You’ll find a series of books on great Americans (MLK, Michelle Obama, Rosa Parks, but, interestingly, no Tom Jefferson) that teaches that Washington was a slave owner and that Lincoln was actually a Democrat, because he was a Whig, which was the precursor to the modern Democrat party. HUH? Check it out yourselves. 1984 is here.

    • OtherAnnDroid

      there is a BIG DIFFERENCE in claiming Ideology gives them the right to Lie on the Plaque & the FACT THAT LINCOLN WAS THE FIRST BIGGIE OF THE GOP.

  • Paul

    ‘ Northeastern Illinois University recognizes the context that this plaque was created and intends to uphold its integrity ‘.
    Ah, Orwell himself couldn’t have said it better…

    • Matilda Tripp

      Let me translate for them “quack quack quack bee ess bee ess quack quack eff you GOP we don’t care what the truth is waaa waaa go away stop bugging us while we’re rewriting history”

  • Tim

    The only thing Democrats are good at – rewriting history.

  • Ken Lane

    They could also call Lincoln a “classical liberal” but most would be too damn stupid to have a clue what that means.

    • ra44mr2

      They dont know the difference between classic liberal and progressive liberal, they dont get that libertarians are the original classic liberals.

  • BRT

    Just like all faculty lounges, Northeastern Illinois totally confuses the difference between ‘a democrat’, and a member of the Democrat Party. In their press release, they use language that attempts to equate being for social or politically equality as a uniquely democrat characteristic — understood by most as meaning a Democrat Party characteristic.

    Nothing could be further from the truth. Start by looking at which party filibustered the 1964 Civil Rights Act. One might also look into the history of the famous Democrat Robert Byrd of West Virginia. In more contemporary times, look to see which party does more to create divisiveness and victimhood, deserving of special treatment and benefits….and which party has done more to create a permanent, dependent underclass through an unending myriad of handouts — in the name of maintaining power, not through the creation of sound policy that lifts citizens out of underclass status.

    No….to be a Democrat has nothing to do with democracy or liberty these days. It has everything to do with accumulation of power. To think otherwise, is massively naive.

    • Matilda Tripp

      GOP passed every single civil rights act in US history, ended slavery, Jim Crow, the KKK AND gave women the vote.
      Dems have a whole lot of lying to do to coopt all that.

      • Petronomicon

        Matilda – I would be willing to bet that an easy 75% of college students across the nation believe those are all Democrat bills. The lying began over 40 years ago.

        • ra44mr2

          That is how they have been able to stop the republicans from actually creating REAL equality in the nation.

  • Thinker

    They will stop at nothing in their devious lying deceit.

  • Matilda Tripp

    Democracy means that 51% rule 49%, and the minorities are SOL.
    A Republic offers representation.

    • Petronomicon

      You’re right. That is why the United States is NOT a democracy, it is a Representative Republic.

  • D-Dash

    They seem proud of their stupidity.

  • longhorndude

    Stupid intellectual pirates!

  • marketlawyer

    I am, and always will be, a Republican.

    • Tim

      Rock on, Abe!

  • John Croshaw

    Liberals = Liars. Simple as that.

  • FLV19

    Modern leftists tell many lies but the biggest of them all may be that all the racists who had controlled the Democratic Party became Republicans due to the “Southern Strategy”. Most of the Southern politicians stayed with the Democrats. And while the Southern electorate may have moved to the GOP, that was more due to economic issues as the Democrats more openly embraced the welfare state. That’s why blacks began moving to the Democrats as far back as the 1930’s with Roosevelt’s New Deal. People vote based on their wallets and the Republicans, although they always believed in equal rights (and still do), also believed in limited government and could not support the welfare state. The left wing purposefully blurred the line between the welfare state and civil rights so that a lack of support for government redistribution automatically resulted in cries of racism.

  • barbara

    The University’s position is plain BS. That is fraud. The sign doesn’t say, “Advocate for Democracy,” it says Democrat… the two are completely different. Hope they get sued.

  • The_Toxic_Avenger

    “And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”
    ― George Orwell, 1984

  • AJCortez

    Communists have made up history for decades…

    • Tim

      Well, we know liberal democrats and communism have nothing in common.



  • dougtheavenger

    “The word was not chosen to reflect a political affiliation.” yeah .. sure
    In 2017 when a Republican is president and we hold both houses of congress, we should condemn land right next to this monument and construct a new monument that informs people that Lincoln was the founder of the modern Republican party.

  • Cogito

    When your party has given up 260,000 of their own lives to protect their ‘right’ to own slaves, it is imperative to re-write history.

    It only fools the uninformed and ignorant, of which there many since our national education system, from pre-school through college, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democrat party.

    Chicago is living proof. Only 17% of 7th graders test at grade level, yet that is where Democrats go for an appointee for Secretary of State. Dumb them down, keep them ignorant and on the Democrat Plantation.

    Jessie Jackson Jr. won reelection in a landslide victory, watching the results from his rubber room in Mayo Clinic, while awaiting the outcome of his sentencing for felony fraud.

    Another day in life of evil Democrats.

    Democrats are the party:

    of the Ku Klux Klan established in 1865;

    that on December 6, 1865 voted against passage of the 13th Amendment freeing the slaves;

    that on July 9, 1869 voted against passage of the 14th Amendment declaring all blacks citizens;

    that on February 3, 1870 voted against the 15th Amendment giving blacks the right to vote;

    of the Black Codes which were quasi-laws that put in place from 1984 through 1865 that restricted the right of black, until Republicans took control of Congress in 1865 and eliminated the codes with the Civil Rights Act of 1866.

    of ILLINOIS which had the most restrictive codes, that prevented blacks from migrating to the state.

    of the Jim Crow laws which were quasi-laws put in place from 1876 the 1965 to circumvent the requirement of the Emancipation Proclamation and all Civil Rights Acts leading up to 1965 until Congress legislated the 1964 Civil Rights Act which outlawed all former decisions, and the 1965 Voter Rights Act reaffirmed non-discrimination in voting, and requiring integration;

    of Roger B. Taney who as Attorney General of the United States prohibited South Carolina from freeing blacks;

    of Margaret Sanger who advocated abortion as a means of preventing the growth of the black population;

    of Roger B. Taney who as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court ruled, in Dred Scott v Sanford, that blacks were not protected by the Constitution as they were ‘inhuman’ and, therefore, not citizens;

    of Supreme Court Justice Hugo Lafayette Black, former governor of Alabama and member of the Ku Klux Klan, appointed to the court by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in spite of his racist beliefs;

    of Supreme Court Justice Jimmy F. Byrne, former governor of
    South Carolina, a segregationist supporting ‘separate but equal’ appointed by
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt in spite of his racist beliefs;

    of Socialist Margaret Sanger, an abortion activist, who founded Planned Parenthood October 16, 1916 to prevent the expansion of the black population, which has resulted in blacks, who represent 13.1% of the population, obtaining 35.4% of abortions.

    that from 1870 to 1930 used fraud, whippings, lynching, murder, intimidation,
    and mutilation to get the black vote, and passed the Black Codes and Jim Crow
    laws which legalized racial discrimination and denied blacks their rights as

    of Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and President Harry Truman who refused to sign legislation outlawing the lynching of blacks [the lynch-laws], and efforts to establish a permanent Civil Rights Commission;

    of Theophilus Eugene “Bull” Connor, Birmingham, Alabama Commissioner of Public Safety, director of police and fire departments, member of the Ku Klux Klan, and former Alabama State Senator;

    of John F. Kennedy who as a Senator voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Act;

    of John F. Kennedy who as President opposed the 1963 March on Washington D. C. by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and who had the FBI investigate Dr. King on suspicion of being a threat to national security;

    of Robert F. Kennedy, Attorney General, who authorized wire taps on Martin Luther King suspecting King was a threat to our national security;

    of Governor of Arkansas, Orval Fabus, who in 1954 used the state Nation Guard to block blacks from entering Little Rock Central High School in an effort
    to prevent school integration;

    of Senator Robert Byrd who was a member, and Grand Kleagle, of the Ku Klux Klan;

    of Senator Fritz Hollings who as Governor hoisted the Confederate flag over the state capitol in South Carolina;

    of Governor of Alabama, George Wallace, who in 1963 stood in the doorway of the University of Alabama to block blacks from entering the university in an effort to prevent school integration;

    where 101 members of the House of Representative and 26 members of the Senate voted against the 1964 Equal Rights Act that outlawed all former equal rights decisions;

    where 65 members of the House of Representatives and 18 members of the Senate voted against the 1965 Voting Rights Amendment which echoed the 15th Amendment:

    of Governor Lester Maddox, who in 1964 stood in the doorway for his restaurant, the Pickrick, with an axe handle to prevent blacks from entering;

    of James Earl Ray, who on April 4, 1968, shot Dr. Martin Luther King to death in Memphis, TN;

    of Senator Ted Kennedy who insulted black conservative judicial nominees by calling them “Neanderthals” while blocking their appointments;

    of President William Jefferson Clinton who vetoed the Welfare Reform law twice before signing it;

    of President William Jefferson Clinton who refused to comply with a court order to have shipping companies develop an Affirmative Action Plan;

    of former Vice President Al Gore whose father voted against ll Civil Rights Acts in 1963, 1964, and 1965;

    of Al Gore who still contends he lost the 2000 presidential election because Republicans obstructed blacks from voting in Florida, even though the U.S. Civil Rights Commission investigation found no evidence that blacks were denied the right to vote.

    John Adams said, “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes,
    our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”

    • Tim

      Facts like those enrage Liberals. Get ready to be called a bigot.

  • The_Toxic_Avenger

    There was a time when we sent our children off to college so that they could learn how to recognize the truth.

  • CambridgeMan

    Funny how repukes whine about revisionism when they themselves try to revise a plaque installed in 1905. Because it’s A-OK to preserve a racist name for a baseball team (R##skins) because it’s “been in place for so long”, but a plaque on a building, THAT is offensive and needs to be fixed stat.

  • Bill1893

    Of course, it is worse revisionism to ascribe the ultimate success of the civil rights movement to Democrats, when racial equality was always the province of the Republican Party in this country, until it became a bi-partisan effort under Kennedy and LBJ, leading to the ignorant in this country to have the reverse conception. The insidiousness of the left cannot be under-estimated.

  • adromida

    It’s been on the wall since 1905 and it is only now becoming an issue?

    • The_Toxic_Avenger

      It was in Chicago. How many Chicagoans could actually read that plaque or would challenge the claim?

  • Wondering

    What historic building is the plaque on? I graduated from Northeastern in 1968. When the school began it was Chicago Teacher’s College – North and the school was fairly new. Never saw the plaque then. Where, exactly is it?

  • rrgg

    “Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.”

  • Quit_Lying

    anyone with a degree from here should ask for at least a partial refund for diminishing it’s value

  • politicianssuck

    anything to change history…..just goes to show how intelligent tenured professors and staffs are at state funded universities

  • jimthezed

    Stooping pretty low for an Obamacare exemption.

  • didymus

    i pooped.

  • The_Toxic_Avenger

    We should have expected this after Obama stated “If you Republicans like your ex-Presidents, you can keep your ex-Presidents”.

    • Tim

      LOL! Avenger, you get better with every post!

  • RobL_v2

    Academic liberals are no different then Dem voters, a cobbling together of the dumb, naive, and lying manipulative power hungry tyrant wannabees…

  • Bandit

    The brainwashing works better on the young and impressionable

  • rp454

    Didn’t the Soviets rewrite history as well?

  • john oldham

    What’s amazing to me is how the school defends the indefensible. They know the truth, but just can’t bring themselves to admit it. Typical libtards. Perhaps the first African American president should convince the school to correct such an error.

  • 7cubed

    Maybe someday when Barry retires (if ever) they can set up a giant bronze statue with an inscription, King Obama. Coconut.

  • Cogito

    I was an executive recruiter for a billion dollar corporation in Chicago for many years. We recruited all of the colleges in the Chicago area for entry level management positions.
    Most of Northeastern’s students could not pass our basic entrance tests.
    In fact, 30% could not pass our entrance test for the position of Janitor. We used a pictorial reasoning test. It was made up of 20 questions, of which the applicant had to get 10 correct to pass. Each question was a series of four pictures side-by-side. The assignment was to select the picture that did not belong in the group. As an example, the pictures would be an Orange, a Banana, a Strawberry, and a Hammer, and you had to select the one that does not belong in the set.
    It appears Northeaster’s administrators might have a problem with our pictorial reasoning test.

  • smartone

    Force the University to CORRECT THE MESSAGE!



  • The Man from Scene 24

    “The word was not chosen to reflect a political affiliation. …” LIE.

  • Ricky Pastille

    Those who can, do. Those who can’t, move back to Chicago and teach.

  • redhed101

    That deserves a Mel Gibson style, “WHAT? WHAT?”.

  • mdavis223

    Much like the Dems think the Republicans founded the KKK. WRONG, it was the Demoncrats. Just like it was Lincoln, a Republican, that led the fight against slavery. Democrats just love revising history to their own benefit and hope that their constituents are too stupid to realize the truth. The democratic party is the party of stupid after all…

  • doubleducks

    Well, if Lincoln was a democrat, then I guess that makes Reagan a democrat and Obama a communist by comparison.

  • You_R_Responsible

    Oh, dear God… now the democrats are trying re-write history?
    Lies, lies, and more lies.

    • Tim


  • fxlozano

    “segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever,” George Wallace, a Democrat

    • doubleducks

      Don’t forget the once Grand Wizard of the KKK, the honorable DEMOCRAT Senator of West Virginia, Senator Byrd, voted back into office by DEMOCRATS again and again, the longest serving Senator in HISTORY, retiring only a few years ago.

  • Aristotle120

    The plaque is absurd. Lincoln was a Republican in every sense of the word. He believed in the American Republic and went to war to preserve it.

  • nolie

    Once again it is demonstrated that facts and logic mean nothing to a democrat.

  • zonable

    Revisionist history at work.

  • Reginald Thornton

    How dare they insult Mr. Lincoln.

    • doubleducks

      He must be rolling over in his grave.

      • Ugh

        …with delight!

  • John Scott

    This is a common meme with the left as I found discussing politics with a left-leaning friend: She asserted that the Republican party (and the Tea Party and by extension any conservative) was racist, I confronted her with the facts that civil rights advances were largely Republican backed measures, that Lincoln was a Republican, that many prominent Democrats were not only pro-segregation, but openly racist Klan members.
    She said that the parties have simply swapped sides on the issues, that the current Democratic party inherited the mantle and legacy as champions for racial equality. I asked her what proof she could offer to support that assertion, and she said “You know, everyone knows that.”

    • Tim

      Meaning: Everyone SHE knows, knows that.

  • retgrd

    This is a noted teachers’ college. Ignorance, rewrite history or longterm ignored error being fostered into the teachers’ curriculum and then on to our children. Yep, no problem here. Just raise taxes to pay for even more and better “high quality” education.


    Public funding should be with held from any educational institution that lies about facts and history. Damn Spot! Wed have to shut them all down…

  • Bobby White

    Given his trashing of the Constitution, Lincoln would make the perfect current-day Democrat.

  • D C

    Another fine example of lying, deceitful educated liberals.

    • Tom Masters


  • FrankNitti2

    Tells you a lot about the education system we have or is that “don’t have”. Wonder if the students picked up on the mistake?

  • jones67

    Welcome to Illinoisey, Land of Dumbasses !!!!

  • MikefromMinnesota

    John F Kennedy. Republican. He believed in the republic.

  • sd0987

    This simple propaganda. Just lie, repeat the lie and refuse to give in.

  • thevoiceofcommonsense

    hahhaa oh man that’s good laugh doesn’t bother the libtards that’s its 100% WROOOOONG I like how that excuse they gave

  • Beca

    One day the progressive liberals will replace the word “Democrat” with the word “Communist”.

  • seanster5977

    Well lets see. In the last few months we have heard almost every democrat in Washington lie blatantly in front of a camera. It is on tape and can be played for them, yet they continue to find someone or something to always point a finger at as responsible instead of them. I am sure to a liberal democrat they think Lincoln thinks more like them so he would be a democrat now. There in lies their utter stupidity.

  • timmaguire

    Even if the school’s explanation is correct, the plaque should still be changed. Our society has plenty of experience in changing things that were perfectly acceptable when invented but became offensive in some way over time.

    Does anybody think for one second that if Lincoln were a Democrat, but it said “Lincoln Republican” because he supported the Republic, that they wouldn’t change it?

    This plaque is objectively misleading. So instead of “correcting,” let’s call it “updating.” What we should not do is ignore it.

  • Scott_Florida

    This is how you get young kids to join occupy Wall Street and the Democrap party!

  • laker12

    What is the surprise of political misinformation being distributed in Illinois, it is the kingdom of political lies and the home of the biggest liar President in the history of the country.

  • ExIllnoiser

    What do you expect? Northeastern used to be called Chicago Teachers College. It still produces a great number of teachers. Also FALM members, including a certain Congressman.

  • Nicholas DeAntonio

    The democrats are the biggest liars, manipulators, and hypocrites this country has ever known.

    “According to building archives, the word democrat was used because
    Lincoln was an advocate for democracy—the political or social equality
    of all people,”

    Republican party member Abraham Lincoln opposed free speech, freedom of the press, and anyone who questioned his hard-handed tactics.
    And let us not forget some excellent quotes:

    “My declarations upon this subject of negro slavery may be
    misrepresented, but can not be misunderstood. I have said that I do not
    understand the Declaration (of Independence) to mean that all men were
    created equal in all respects.”

    “I have declared a thousand times, and now repeat that, in my opinion
    neither the General Government, nor any other power outside of the slave
    states, can constitutionally or rightfully interfere with slaves or
    slavery where it already exists.”

    “I view the matter (Emancipation Proclamation) as a practical war
    measure, to be decided upon according to the advantages or disadvantages
    it may offer to the suppression of the rebellion.”

    And of course, the jewel in the crown:

    “I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of … making voters or jurors of
    Negroes nor of qualifying them to hold office nor to intermarry with
    white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a
    physical difference between the white and black races, which I believe
    will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and
    political equality.”

  • MikefromMinnesota

    I suppose they will lay claim to Martin Luther King too. Who was a Republican. I am sure the Democrats will claim MLK too.

  • chrish

    Never let facts get in the way of a good story.

  • sammie

    It should be removed. Why honor a racist president that was responsible for the death of more Americans than anyone in history?

    • livefreeor_guy

      You’re an idiot.

      • sammie

        Yeah I guess so. Knowing history makes me an idiot. I guess you only know the important stuff.

  • jsw7533

    This is liberal misdirection at its best. How many historians record the fact that Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican, too? Just like Lincoln!

  • H. Johnson

    It figures that the leftist morons posing as “educators” in Illinois would do something this stupid and offer such an obvious lie as an “explanation”.

  • MarxLovesDemocrats

    Democrats are not well educated. Sure, they give each other degrees in all types of foolishness, but, true education, they lack. They can’t be troubled with correct history and the implications thereof.

  • teacookies

    Newsflash for Kirk…..your tax dollars subsidize a hell of a lot worse.

  • Debra_jean

    The progressive left is famous at revisionist history……their idea of progress is lie, lie, lie because the means justify the end, good ole Saul Alinsky 101 teaching, and their idol as well.

    • libssuck

      Funny thing is they call themselves progressive? But all they do is move the country backwards. Even their name is a lie!

  • Bruce Gregory

    Nice spin on the reason for using Democrat. Says a lot about that institution.

  • AZSchumi

    Cross that crap school off your kid’s list….

  • Dudley Do Right

    Remember, at the time, Democrats where too busy riding around terrorizing Blacks. Must have been their idea of a practical joke.

  • Flechette

    They probably teach that Martin Luther King was a Democrat, too.

  • NoBamaCare

    Hey…someone in Chicago – go handle this. Take your drummel tool and fix the problem…bam! overnight Lincoln will be a Republican again! F’ing liberals are worse then the slime in puke!

  • chrysostomos

    I’ll just leave this here:


    But prepare to be shocked, although I’m sure for most of you it simply affirms your worst fears.

  • ImJustAGuy

    More indoctrination by leftist academia. Lies, lies and more lies.

    This will keep Rush Limbaugh busy correcting the history with subsequent books after Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims.

  • JW Newkid

    rewrite history. Lie lie lie – that is the democratic national theme.

  • libssuck

    Lol! They dumbed themselves down so much they don’t even know whats going on!

  • JW Newkid

    Did you also know Lincoln slept with men. Us republican’s were doing it before the democrats. This is a true fact from the history channel.

  • josetoyou

    So much for “higher education” in ni99erville…

  • binthere222

    They can put up a plaque next to that one Headlined Martin Luther King, REPUBLICAN. He and most of his organization were in fact republicans, something democrats are deathly silent about. That AND the 1963 Civil Rights Law, sponsored by Republicans and it actually gave civil rights without instituting a welfare state.

  • kitman3

    progressives love to rewrite history!
    Progressivism is the disease infecting our Republic.

  • Jason Hartpence

    Not to worry. 99% of the students passing by, would either be unable to read the bigger words, or would not know who President Lincoln was. Just the way it is.

  • Debra_jean

    Another thing the progressive left lying party has managed to rewrite is that democrats were the people wandering around in white sheets at night terrorizing people.

  • EL_Chamberlain

    Imagine a world without Democrats. No racist affirmative action, no KKK, no slavery, no Jim Crow laws, no concentration camps for Japanese during WWII, no Obama or Obamacare, no lying about Lincoln or healthcare. Beautiful.

  • 1realamerican

    More deception by the DEMON crats

  • George Albert Washington

    I suppose Andrew Jackson is now responsible for the Republican Party?

    • Pro_bono_publico

      The Democrats can keep Andrew Jackson — mean, nasty, racist, uneducated, crude and vindictive. And probably the only certifiable sociopath who ever held the office of president. One only needs to read Jackson’s reaction to Chief Justice John Marshall’s decision in the Cherokee Indian cases to feel an overwhelming sense of shame.

      • George Albert Washington

        I guess you missed my point. You see, they are attempting to make the Republican party take all the hits for the sins of Dems. And take Republicans like Lincoln and call them Dems. So DO NOT be alarmed if they DO Say Jackson was The Founder Of The Republican Party…

        • Pro_bono_publico

          No, I understood that you were being ironic and sarcastic (sardonic). When it comes to Andrew Jackson, however, I choose to be straightforward. It’s not quite the same as making jokes about Adolf Hitler, but Andrew Jackson is no one I want associated with any organization of which I am a member. He was not a good president and was responsible for a lot of the populist paranoia of the mid 1800s. If someone other than Jackson had been elected in 1828, we might have had a more accommodating, more tolerant, more assimilationist policy toward Native Americans, and the Cherokee Nation could have provided the model for others. Jackson’s Indian policy was as close as the United States ever came to openly embracing genocide.

  • George Johnson

    That means we should call the dimocrats, communist then.

  • GilaMonster1962

    That’s explanation of putting “Democrat” on there is a perfect example of how the modern liberal college campus totally destroys any critical, creative, or analytical thinking skills.

    I suspect their thought process reaches the depths of:

    ugh… person good… democrat
    person bad… repu… rebup… repupli… those other guys.

  • desert dweller

    Lying son of a bitches! These bastards will lie about ANYTHING!

    • livingami

      Yet the stupid polls show that they are still more trustworthy over Republicans.

      • Pro_bono_publico

        Sadly true.

  • Defiant

    LMAO! I thought it would turn out to be a mistake made by some smug Liberal who made an assumption. I nearly p1ssed my pantaloons when I read it was deliberate…and that calling Lincoln a Democrat didn’t mean they were calling him a Democrat!
    QUINTESSENTIAL “Progressive” mindset. Don’t like reality? Ignore it! Just make things up!

    • Ben

      I just don’t agree with your last paragraph. There are too many leftists that really believe Lincoln was a democrat, and this will just add to the problem. People need to be taught that republicans ended slavery and democrats, in response, started the KKK.

  • Buddy P

    Oh no, LOL. You can’t make this stuff up. A supposed seat of higher learning doesn’t even know that Lincoln was a Republican. I think they should refund the tuition of every one that graduated from there. There education is now suspect.

    • Tater

      They know. They just choose to deceive.

  • demmi

    Must be some other Lincoln ?

  • guest

    im actually in its favor… i think that if democrats intentionally want to become ignorant, then thats okay… just make note that if you want your child to receive a good education, dont send them to this institution.

  • Perso Nasplit

    pathetic Democrats, as always trying to make people think they STILL arent promoting slavery, this time without chains and whips, but instead with EBT cards.

  • Pat McBride

    Ignorance, partisan politics is thy name.

    If the schools taught who fought to end slavery, the Dems would only hold a small fraction of elected offices.

  • Steve

    Northeastern Illinois University’s excuse for their deception is a lie and transparently stupid.

    Lincoln valued the a large central government over Democracy. He denied the Southern States the right to self determination as determined by their own popular vote.

  • Mexihole is a nasty country

    Stupid liberals, facts are for kids

  • Deport Barry Soetero (B.S.)

    Woodrow Wilson blessed us with the FED and the IRS. Worst President ever, and he was a Democrat.

    • Jay Ayre

      3rd worst, after Oblahblah and FDR

  • John J. Griffin

    After awhile the Left starts believing their own lies !!

  • bicentennialguy

    Minitruth is alive and well!

  • O’Malley is a Idiot

    I’m shock it took 108 years to notice the mistake.

  • Jay Ayre

    Spin, Spin, Spin

  • PeterM

    2+2 feels like 5. Ebonics. Cradle to grave social welfare. And now Abe Lincoln was a Democrat.

    Only in the minds of Marxists…

  • sea ray

    Only is Blue state could this nonsense happen. Theses liberals are so brain dead

  • drattastic

    More of the same from those who must hide behind lies to influence the naive and the foolish.

  • There is no denying it anymore. democrat == socialist == communist

    George Orwell was right.

  • Joseph Patrowicz

    Barack Hussein Obama – Communist

    • Stingray_3440

      No, that WOULD be accurate.

  • VikVega

    Email the “geniuses” at Northeastern Illinois University at [email protected]

  • Chicago the next Detroit.

  • Lou

    Slow day for the Faux Outrage machine, huh? It only took 108 years to notice this…?

  • indejavulandyoueatleftovers

    They did the same thing in “Animal Farm”.

  • Ronald Barbour

    Ignorant and brain washed Leftist subhuman scum! Lincoln was a REPUBLICAN!!!!

  • Jjr74

    They are keeping it?!!
    Lol. I am sure it will do wonders for the reputation of their history department!

  • sailordude

    Straight out of the film, Alphaville.

  • Larry Miller

    Real Democrats are ultra conservative, same as Republicans and Tea Party people.
    The ”Democrats” in Government(Senate,House, Governors, Judges) are all Socialist/Communists.
    Regular Democrats(honest voters and your neighbors) have yet to learn this awful truth.

  • MacDaddyWatch

    Barack Hussein Obama


    • Quit_Lying

      citizen ..

  • BusProf

    Somebody better update Wikipedia…

  • Tumek

    Did you know Jesus was a democrat? And, Judas was a republican?

  • Bridgette

    Just goes to show you, the urban low-info voters have no capacity to understand the truth, having been fed Marxist lies for so long and having been dumbed-down by a collapsed federal education system.

    Lincoln was a Republican. Fact.

    Republicans passed the Equal Rights Amendment against the Democrats who wanted to keep segregation. Fact.

    You, Mr. Black Person, are a Democrat.

    Interesting, that. Could it be that you have been misled, used, and manipulated by the party of former slave holders? Yes, it very well could be. Perhaps you need to ponder these facts for a few moments, then go do some research for yourself.

    And answer me this. If the people that hated you most had been in charge of the government for the past 60 years, how would anything be different than it is today?

    Re-enslave you with Welfare.

    Break-up families with Welfare.

    Keep Dad out of the house with Welfare.

    (But we’re HELPING you with Welfare!!)

    Take God out of your schools and community.

    40 million dead black babies since Roe vs. Wade. How powerful would your demographic now be with those 40 million votes?

    You do know that Planned Parenthood was started by a Marxist Jewish woman that wanted to control the black population. And now “it’s your right!”, isn’t it?

    So I ask again, how could anyone have done more to hurt you than the Democrats already have?

    Open your mind and THINK!


  • spoolie254

    Public universities like public high and primary schools continue in furthering the dumbing down of America.

  • Viscount Maclennan

    Good grief what an excuse…. Dems can’t tell the truth. Liars.

  • ricardoh

    This is so typical of democrats. The end justifies the means. They are sick people.

  • MWhite

    Sure…and Hitler was a devout Christian and Mao Tse Tung closely adhered to the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. And wasn’t Stalin a Quaker?

    It’s interesting that the plaque was dedicated almost 50 years before “1984” was written. “He who controls the past, controls the present; he who controls the present, controls the future.”

  • tramky

    Arrogant liberal Progressive liars in action. Someone should be FIRED over this, and their pensions revoked. The idiotic explanation is a bald-faced LIE, perpetrated by LIARS!

  • John

    I literally despise half of my countrymen. 52 million of them anyway. Isn’t this the definition of civil war?

  • some guy

    Not surprised.
    Commies always rewrite history.

  • E. Newton

    I’m only surprised they didn’t describe Abe as an African-american. I mean why stop at one absurd lie?

  • natgrenadine

    “I’ll have those n*ggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” — Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat)

  • Sissel Byington

    Call that college!!! Take that down!!!

  • FedUpBob

    The plaque should read: “This building is dedicated by and to lying liberal democrats.”

    The democratic party was an enemy of Abraham Lincoln.

    • Randy111

      And the Republican Party should consider him an enemy, too. He himself admitted he Destroyed the Republic—to “save the union”. That’s treason, to me.
      Randy 111
      Lincoln’s 3rd cousin, 7 generations removed

  • barry ocarter ll

    Can you imagine if they identified Martin Luther King as a republican? The world would stop until it was changed. This is absolutely revisionism in an academic arena which can manipulate words, titles and subjects to their political philosophy.

    • Randy111

      I understand MLK actually was a Republican. And by the way, Richard M. Nixon was a lifetime member of the NAACP.

  • natgrenadine

    “in all contests between the negro and the white man, I am for the white man, but that in all questions between the negro and the crocodile I am for the negro.”
    -Stephen A. Douglas (Democrat who ran against Lincoln)

  • lazybumranch

    “He notes the Democratic Party was active when the plaque was dedicated
    in 1905, citing President Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat who served in the
    White House from 1913 to 1921, as one example. ”

    This story is beyond belief on so many levels. Research Wilson. He was elected primarily because A) Teddy Roosevelt split the ticket, B) the KKK mobilized to elect him and C) he lied about getting the USA into WW1. Wilson was the first of the college pin-head presidents, similar to Clinton and Obama. No real world experience and ultimately not a good leader.

    What is his most historic claim to fame? He was the first president to screen a movie at the White house. And what was that movie? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Birth_of_a_Nation

    While historical revisionists have since tried to downplay Wilson’s part in the screening (Was he the first smartest person in the world that didn’t know anything about anything? Sounds VERY familiar!) he was quoted as saying ” “It is like writing history with lightning. And my only regret is that it is all so terribly true”

    So I guess the saddest part about the NIU Chicago story is that their best excuse for ignorant revisionism is to revise Wilson’s ignorant revisionism. I think I need to go vomit.

  • Shovel Driver

    “A public university states Lincoln was a Democrat. Lincoln was a Republican.”

    Is anyone surprised?

    Given the sad state of education in America, given the way political correctness has revised history, given the way professors so often say “Agree with my viewpoint or else fail . . .”, the only ones who might be surprised are those who are graduates of such universities. Degrees outside the STEM field mean little or nothing nowadays; yet observers will notice that most “teachers”, most “professors” are those with degrees granted by schools that value feelings more than fact.

    Why, most people have bought into the liberal presentation of Lincoln as a “savior”, that he fought the War to free slaves, even though his letters show, in his own handwriting, that was not the case. It made good PR, though, for the criminal activities allowed during Reconstruction and ever since, anti-Constitution activities which continue to enrich selected groups until this very day.

    I know, I know, that’s considered heresy . . .

  • SonofLiberty7

    Chicago has become the new Moscow.
    Bald faced lie to everyone, and then stand by it, despite how stupid they look.
    Next they’ll begin persecuting any students who state the truth about Lincoln.
    Hopefully, as Lincoln once phrased it, “we’re finally getting down to the raisins.”

  • The Blunt Ugly Truth

    The plaque is 100% correct….Lincoln would be a liberal Democrat today, with his strongest support coming from the liberal Northeast and the West Coast…exactly all the liberal blue states.

    Today’s GOP racist teebaggers would have been the conservative Southern slave holders (and their racist, uneducated, religious, white base of support in the Deep South), and they would have argued for “states’ rights” to maintain slavery.

    Sorry, teebaggers, that’s simply the cold, hard truth. How are those government-mandated vaginal probes, banning birth control pills, and whining about gays and blacks workin’ out for ya? LOL

    • txJM

      Look, guys – a product of liberal progressive school teachers! This guy is a winner only because EVERYONE is a winner! Let’s give him an A+ for effort!

      • Quit_Lying

        probably holds a graduate degree

    • WildBill0283

      Liberals…rewriting history again.

    • EllieEnlightened

      Wow buddy good spin. HE WAS A GOP. Libs motto if you don’t like history rewrite it. If you don’t like an election ignore it and make your own rules. LIV need to go.
      BTW teabaggers are homos we are not. We are patriots.

    • EllieEnlightened

      BTW I would be embarrassed to show my face if I commented stupidity like you are.

    • Brad

      Byrd, McGovern, Wallace, Faubus, Connor, I could go on.
      Nice try, loser. Go relearn your history.

      • The Blunt Ugly Truth

        ALL conservative right-wingers.

        Nice try, loser. Go relearn your history.

        • deadelvis

          I guess the only thing that hasn’t changed is a douche bag is still a douche bag Mr. Blunt. Bwahahahahaha
          KKK were Democrats – stay in school you government teat sucker.

        • HypocriticalDiogenes

          anger at this post: “labels are sooo important o my gawd DEMs are so STUPID.!11!”

  • MSM

    Remember when MSNBC labeled McGovern a “republican” (Ha!) He was a democrat. They keep trying to take the most popular figures from the republicans. I mean, they try to say now that Reagan would be considered a “democrat” these days.

    Yeah… sure. *shakes head* Re-writing history.

  • Randy111

    Ever heard of “1984”? Ever heard of “rewriting history”? Here’s a “prime” example, folks. At an Illinois state university in CHICAGO–home of the seriously radical left and prime example of corrupt government.

  • EllieEnlightened

    Now do you have to ask why are kids are dumb?

    • EllieEnlightened

      Oh the trolls are out in force just hitting the DOWN. You gotta love them too bad they don’t have jobs or brains to comment.

  • streetmaker

    Has anyone mentioned to these nitwits that MLK was also a Republican?

  • Guest

    Lincoln was a Democrat
    Like Chris Christie is a Republican
    both lies from the pit of HEII !

  • obamavomit

    Democrats are crap:
    Senator Angela Giron, Subverter of The 2nd Amendment, Democrat, removed from office.
    Senator John Morse, Subverter of The 2nd Amendment, Democrat, removed from office.
    Navy Yard Gunman, Aaron Alexis, Democrat, killed 13.
    Abortion Practitioner “The Scissors of Death”, Democrat Kermit Gosnell, murdered live born babies
    Houston College Campus Knife Attacker- Democrat, Dylan Quick, stabbed 14 students
    LAPD Manifesto Killer- Democrat, Christopher Jordan Dorner, praises obama and gun control.
    Connecticut Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooter- Democrat, Adam Lanza, in his mothers words an obama-loving democrat, killed 26 people
    Ft Hood Massacre- Registered Democrat and Muslim, Nidal Malik Hasan, killed 13 people
    Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooter – Wade Michael Page, Registered Democrat, killed 6 people
    Columbine – Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, both families were registered Democrats and progressive liberals, killed 13 people
    Aurora Theater Massacre- Registered Democrat, James Holms, staff worker on the Obama campaign; Occupy Wall Street participant; progressive liberal, killed 16 people
    Virginia Tech Massacre- Registered Democrat, Seung-Hui Cho, Wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff – killed 32 people
    Democratic Party Agenda- To practice their government sanctioned reproductive rights. Today 3,562 unborn (would be American citizens) will have their heads imploded, each limb torn from their body and discarded as trash.

  • Mark Kittering

    Kim Jung Un the chancellor there?

  • Sissel Byington

    Northeastern Illinois University has a Facebook page. You can find it here. Post your comments on that page….more effective than posting here.


  • 0321ReConUSMC

    Of course the media and Liberal/Progressives ..same ..same .. called Obama “Pragmatic “and is not a radical Socialist .. Neither was Marx or Lien based on that moronic B/S .

  • CowboyUp

    Is are coledge students learnen? As Reagan pointed out, they’re learning a lot that just isn’t so. The democrat party was on the wrong side of history with slavery, civil rights, and the Cold War. They’ve got a lot of history they have to rewrite.

  • jhpoland

    Lincoln allowed up to 700,000 Americans to Die ..So that States who Freely Joined a Union..Were NOT allowed to Leave..He Didn’t have the savy to come up with a political Compromise to make the union stay together..So When It Spit..He found the only way to keep History from finding Him ‘THE President to be the one that MADE the Union Split ‘..was to be the one to FORCE it back together..No matter WHAT the Cost in American Lives !!!!

  • John Cleary

    Graduates of that school are dumber after attending, case proven once again. NE Graduates are able to work in labor camps for food , the marxist way of life

  • Twktoes26

    If stupid had a value the progressive communist would all be billionaires!!

  • joethefumer

    Here we have a great president. The insane demon-crats claim Abe to be democrat.
    The gay fellas are inching to claim…..Those people are shameless.

  • larry sheppard

    Liberals were just as dumb 108 years ago, eh.

  • efred1

    I KNEW IT, I KNEW IT, I KNEW IT!!! I knew that the Democrats would eventually try to co-opt Lincoln, because the truth is, the Democrat Party was always the enslavement party, and still is the enslavement party, just now, the Blacks and poor are willingly kept poor, ignorant, and subservient to their elitist Democrat Overlords and Masters. Just look at their own webpage, the section of their policy and history.

  • Is anyone surprised?

  • propel7

    …and George Washington was black. No wonder Chicagoans are so stupid and keep supporting the robbers and murderers of mankind. With A University this ignorant. … or SUBVERSIVE.

  • LordPolywog

    i wnt ta go ta colage 2. can i git a daploma?? i’m a demokkkrat…

  • rrm

    Hey, this really shortchanges Jefferson Davis, Democrat, President of the Confederate States of America, Democratic Senator of Mississippi, Secretary of War under the Democrat Franklin Pierce, Graduate of West Point, Vetran of the Mexican war ….

  • It would be inaccurate to change it to “Republican” today, considering the modern Republican Party has repudiated almost everything Lincoln stood for, and fought for.

    In 1905, they were prescient.

    • EllieEnlightened


    • Pro_bono_publico

      Hey, Ed. You’re not accurate, and you’re not funny.

      The Republicans were in favor of self-sufficiency and against slavery in 1860, and the same is true today. In 1860, the Democrats were in favor of slavery (most of the anti-slavery Democrats and anti-slavery Whigs joined the Republicans in 1854-60), and in the present day they still promote dependency for votes. Not that much has changed really; just the method by which Democrats exploit African-Americans.

  • Rob

    Our form of governance is a REPUBLIC not a democracy.
    FTA “word democrat was used because Lincoln was an advocate for democracy”
    this show the ignorance of our educators. an attempt to mislead??

  • joemama

    Post your thoughts on Northeastern Illinois University facebook page

  • gellero

    Alas….most people do not recognize the difference between an adjective and a noun….if it referred to a political affiliation, the D would be capitalized…….unfortunately, all letters here are single ( lower ) case.. ;-(

    • mackojr

      What picture were you looking at? How are those letters lowercase? fool!

  • kmrod

    then they’ll have no problem with the plaque for barack reading “Obama — Socialist” because he likes being social.

    • Pro_bono_publico

      That’s funny!

      : )

  • Russ Hamilton

    More proof that the comprachicos are in charge and more than willing to muddle with young skulls full of mush…

  • EllieEnlightened

    Yea and while you are at it George Washington is black. Bwhahahah. Fools.

  • Kountry Bumpkin

    This is just one of the many tactics the left uses to rewrite history, same principle as 2+2=5… It wouldn’t surprise me if this university was among the many others that give oral exams because most of their students can’t read or write.

  • Jake Pannel

    and if you like your health insurance you can keep your health insurance…just another democrap lie.

  • charles_1

    Facts. They haven’t mattered to liberals for more than a hundred years.

  • dallenh


  • The Blunt Ugly Truth

    In 20 years, teebaggers will be holding signs at their rallies that will read “KEEP YOUR GOVERNMENT HANDS OFF MY OBAMACARE!”

    • guest

      i see the talking points have gone out.

      • Pro_bono_publico


        The blunt, ugly truth could be better characterized as the skilful propaganda of the socialists.

    • steves5687

      Can you please provide with the definition of the word “teebagger” or “teabagger”. Is it a profanity? How do Dhimmicrats get away with this while calling their parents racists for being opposed to socialism?

    • D-Dash

      Says the Teabaggie.

  • jon doe

    To a progressive, the truth is optional. Only the advancement of the agenda matters. So this kind of stuff is now typical. Whenever the facts and the desired narrative collide, it is the facts that must yield and the narrative that must be maintained, by any means necessary. This is why the Philly public schools have now included Howard Zinn in their history curriculum. Facts be damned. We are going to make sure the next generation of American youth grows up thinking the USA is nothing but an oppressive, imperialist, white privileged, war machine. This is how freedom slowly dies. One liberal lie at a time.

    • Pro_bono_publico

      Howard Zinn, while providing interesting anecdotes from American history which are usually omitted from junior high and high school textbooks, lacks any essential perspective. In Zinn’s world, the United States is always racist, always economically exploitative, always imperialist, always genocidal, and always intolerant. In Zinn’s view of the United States, there is no room for a multi-denominational, multi-racial and tolerant society that has provided a greater measure of representative democracy, material wealth, religious and political freedom, and economic opportunity to its poor and middle class than any other major country in the history of planet Earth. While Zinn may, in fact, be accurate in the particulars he recites, what he lacks is perspective. For all of its failings, the United States has been a force for good in the world for 237 years, and the good works of Americans far outweigh our collective sins.

  • aggietx2

    Democrats taking credit for what they did not do (and strongly opposed) since 1905.
    Own it.

  • WhiteGuy2

    Yea they did the same thing with Martin Luther King. Ask any young Democrat what party MLK was affiliated with, they will say Democrat. Oh and the biggest lie of all,…that all the racist politicians from the south changed parties from Democrat to Republican after the war was over.

  • mikemoair2

    they just cant tell the truth, the truth has NO agenda, ole MLK was a republican too!!!!

  • steves5687

    Obama paid for the plaque (with taxpayer funds of course) on the condition that it labelled Lincoln a Democrat!

  • David Wendell

    That “university” is a joke.

  • mikemoair2

    looks like a great maker to take a leak on

  • argh32

    This is exactly the kind of stuff that goes on every day in the public schools. Common core will take it to new heights.

    • CBinMd

      Or lows

  • savagenation

    The ant-suffrage slave driver party, the Democrats never went away, they just re-invented themselves. They brainwashed a generation of doped up dirty hippies and now their well medicated occupy anarchist truther offspring that the Republicans were the slave holders, fought against Womyn voting and the Civil Rights Act. When the exact opposite is true. black-and-right.com/the-democrat-race-lie/

  • Tom_EE

    This tyranny is destroying our Constitutional Republic!

    It is past time that we stand up against these liberal traitor!

  • mikemoair2

    what would Milton freidman say?

  • telman

    The College lies like a rug just like our President.

  • FifeAndDrum

    Let us go FORWARD, progressive comrades, with

    Vladimir Lenin!

    Josef Stalin!

    Mao Zedong!

    Fidel Castro!

    Ho Chi Minh

    Pol Pot!

    Hugo Chavez!

    Barack Obama!

    Hillary Clinton!

  • mikemoair2

    91.5 million people no longer in the work force? 7.3% unemployment? blah ha ha

  • Vidkun Lauritz Jonssøn

    There was a time when Orwell’s Ministry of Truth seemed so ridiculous as to be almost unbelievable.

    My, how times have changed.

  • FifeAndDrum

    If you like your Constitution and Bill of Rights, you will be able to keep them. Period.

    And if you like your free enterprise system, you will keep it. Period.

    No one will be able to take that away from you.

    It hasn’t happened yet. It won’t happen in the future.”

    • Pro_bono_publico

      More truth in your satire than I care to argue today.

  • telman

    I bet if you ask a person of color what party Lincoln was tied to they would say the same thing.

  • Dominic De Falco

    Northeastern Illinois University is full of crap with that statement. Democrat and Democracy are two completely different things. The word “Democrat” and the way it is positioned and stated shows the the University is full of it! Just more liberal speak!

  • GozieBoy

    Is there ANYTHING that the Dems won’t lie about?? Keep checking the school books, folks, just keep checking.

  • dewberry1

    I think they should re-dedicate the building to liberal idiots!

  • WhiteGuy2

    Democrats lie for a living, its as natural to them as breathing.

  • Nick Renn

    This isn’t shocking. Liberals are indoctrinators, not educators. No wonder our youth in America is so ignorant on so many fronts. It’s learned ignorance from public school education and leftist universities.

  • Carl Robbins

    If you believe that story you would vote for Obama…………

  • Mike

    “According to building archives, the word democrat was used because Lincoln was an advocate for democracy…” True…that is why Lincoln was a Republican and not a Democrat. Democrats are for enslaving the people with handouts.

    • Pro_bono_publico


      When one is casting a bronze commemorative plaque, would it have cost any more to write “Abraham Lincoln, Advocate for Democracy”?

      I think not.

  • Scott

    The really scary thing is I bet at least 60% of people have no clue Lincoln was a Republican. We have some really dumb people in the US

  • mikemoair2

    what is reality?

  • maxovrdriv

    They will probably erect one for Robt KKK Byrd and call him a republican, otherwise people might get confused on who is really trying to help the cause.

  • LincolnWasATyrant

    I’m not surprised that leftists want to claim Lincoln the tyrant as one of their own.

  • mikemoair2

    17.4 trillion debt

  • Robert Miller

    I haven’t read one article that trys to make the case Lincoln really was a Democrat.
    So this University is a laughing stock!

  • LookSheeple

    What else do you expect anymore from a public university? What a joke, and this university should be stripped of any accreditation.

  • mikemoair2

    I just hope Chicago just keeps killing each other

  • WhiteGuy2

    They forgot to mention Abraham Lincoln was a great basketball player.

  • Lethargic Pol

    Quote from Another Liberal Revisionist History Wonk:

    “China does not have a history of aggression.”
    – Oliver Stone, CBS This Morning, 14 Nov. 2012.

    It just goes on and on! Truth has NO value to a liberal, unless it serves to force leftist ideology on the rest of us.

  • Jacob Ouziel

    This is really much ado abt nothing. The plaque was erected in 1905 with no evident intent to revise history. A simple Google book search shows that it was placed in 1905 by a minister named Jenkin Lloyd Jones. He was using “Democract in the colloquial, not political, sense.


  • The Blunt Ugly Truth

    Most of the people who comment on this website “The College Fix” have probably never even set foot in a college classroom. And no, teabaggers, community college or “online degrees” from degree mills don’t count.

  • A poorly educated petty functionary that doesn’t have a clue that he/she has been fraudulently educated ordered this plaque. We have been dumbed-down to the point that the movie “Idiocracy” is now considered non-fiction.

  • Arminius

    JFK was a Republican.

    • Carl Robbins

      It is as absurd as John McCain REPUBLICAN

    • mikemoair2

      JFK’s head went forward and to the right too

  • Albert Sekely

    This story posted at least a week ago, but it is being presented as “new” news. In the week since it first was posted, I still don’t know when the plaque was hung, what is actually being done about it, and who personally signed off on it.

    How about somebody actually acts like a journalist and gets some information here? Regurgitating half a story does nothing but “rabble rousing”.


  • DubyaFTW

    A prime example of the “education” you’ll receive at the University. Kiddies, do yourself a favor and go to a trade school. They’re way cheaper, and you’ll actually qualify for a good job, afterward.

  • Chuck

    Its Chicago what do you expect LIE LIE LIE .They even have given us a President who lies

  • BellaLuna

    Stories like these just confirm that my decision to homeschool is the right choice. At the very least, when my children attend college they will know when the university is blatantly wrong.

  • Mike Gilmer

    The Ministry of Truth tells more lies. This is standard fare for liberal Dems.

  • Charles Baldwin

    Don’t taker the plaque down. Shut down the school, it’s not redeemable anyway, Abandoned buildings are a better monument to their uneducated, retarded communist brain washing anyway, like the former Soviet Union. Save the poor taxpayers of Illinois the money.

  • Juan Outtamany

    According to building archives, the word democrat was used because Lincoln was an advocate for democracy Shame we don’t have a democracy
    using their very own logic it should read:
    Abraham Lincoln – Constitutional Republican

    • LincolnWasATyrant

      Except that Lincoln was the single most horrendous violator of the constitution. 100% tyrant.

  • Jim

    And yet people still pay to send their children to these bastions of indoctrination and lies. Fools every one of them.

  • mikemoair2

    ROLL TIDE #1

    • Juan Outtamany

      sure beats the snot out of Auburn in my book

  • Juan Outtamany

    I bet that skool sure is diverse.

  • taconite

    True to form for a leftist. They would sooner rewrite history than learn from it.

  • sciencebob

    What’s next, Jesus was a Jew?

  • LincolnWasATyrant

    “I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and black races. There is physical difference between the two which, in my judgment, will probably forever forbid their living together upon the footing of perfect equality, and inasmuch as it becomes a necessity that there must be a difference, I, as well as Judge Douglas, am in favor of the race to which I belong having the superior position.” A. Lincoln

  • Juan Outtamany

    Abraham Lincoln invented rap music

  • mikemoair2

    next thing Obama will be called a Hawaiian, and what cool guy pot smoker Hawaiian doesn’t surf?

  • I await the mounting of the next plaque:
    Barack Obama – Tyrant

  • MarcB1969

    This must be part of the overall trend in academia to rewrite history.

  • Paul Richard

    Fair enough, now we can put a “C” next to Obama, COMMUNIST. All of the DEMOCRATS are COMMUNISTS and LINCOLN was certainly not a communist. So lets revise it all while we are at it.

  • PDQuig

    Don’t correct it. Do what progressives would do: deface and destroy it.

  • WhiteGuy2

    Ok ok, we will give you Chris Christie if you give us back Abraham Lincoln.

    • Juan Outtamany

      Toss in John McCain…. to anyone with a truck

  • goodone2

    Liberals are all about “political correctness” unless it does not suit them or their warped view of the world.

  • mikemoair2

    the laffer curve doesn’t lie

  • mikemoair2

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  • mikemoair2

    gigi rivera!!!!

  • VA7

    Lincoln is NOT a democrat because he is not a liar like ALL democrats. How repulsive. I wouldn’t expect anything more from these creeps. God Bless Lincoln, Republican.

    • LincolnWasATyrant

      Lincoln was very much a liar. He was a pathetic human being.

  • Snooky

    Geez this is Lincoln. Tell the truth for gosh sake.

  • Wild_Bird

    The loony Left are all about revisionist history. Their entire world is divorced from reality.

  • Drew Peacock

    Why not put “Abraham Lincoln Advocate for Democracy” then, yah dipsh!ts!
    Better yet, how about “Abraham Lincoln Towncar”
    Bunch of numb diggers.

  • mikemoair2

    if I take a bowel movement it looks like Obama?

  • rbblum

    Oh, the quality of public education.

  • goodone2

    This is just like when the DNC had their tribute to the troops during their presidential convention, and showed Russian war ships in the back ground on the big screen…….Idiots all.

  • Bud

    And by that logic Hitler was a Democrat

  • Cranios

    I bet Lincoln would have not liked that sign!

  • Sally

    But why the unusually long space between “Lincoln” and “Democrat?” People 100 years ago were much better at grammar than we are today. This doesn’t pass the smell test.

  • jojo

    He was not for Democracy either so it is still wrong. He was for a Representative Republic. Go read the Lincoln Douglas debates and see what Lincoln really believed about slavery and blacks. He was against one man owning another but not the social equality of all people.

  • bacon artist

    Umm…he was for keeping the republic intact…so should he not be a Republican too then…by their logic I mean?

  • hunterson

    What is about modern Illinois and deception? From their former community organizer to the NE Illinois campus, Illinois seems to take to publicly lying like ducks to water.
    Fix the plaque. “Progressives” are such mooks.

  • PaoloRM

    Chicago academia is filled with useless liberal idiots with big degrees. The Chicago way!


      So is the Whitehouse.

  • elHombre

    Everybody knows that the word “Democrat” does not “… reflect a political affiliation.” LOL.

    Really, is there no end to the fatuity of college administrators?

  • Sharpshooter

    Common Core at it’s finest hour!

  • vepxistqaosani

    guys, guys, guys — calm down!

    When the plaque was unveiled, the Democrats were the party of Jim Crow. One can hardly think that they meant a party affiliation.

    Now, if you want to argue that kids today don’t know that the Democrats are the party of Jim Crow, then you’d have a very good argument.

  • rickeyroma

    time for liberal tactics…spray paint or a sledge hammer……

  • Remo Williams

    Democrats are just people that are too stupid to realize they’re communists.

  • LincolnWasATyrant

    Abe Lincoln – Mass murderer, war criminal, White supremacist, colonizer of Africa.

    • rickeyroma

      hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha white supremacist who freed slaves…uh uh

  • Bill in Tennessee

    What is MORE likely is that some idiot in the works simply ASSUMED that Lincoln was a Democrat because he’s so closely linked to civil rights, Affirmative Action, blah blah, etc. It probably came as a shock to them to discover he was a Republican, and all that “advocate for democracy” is just BS to cover their tracks. Silly Libtards.

  • Chimes

    Idiots!! And this is an institution of education? They can’t even get recent history correct. Just another liberal college full of idiot liberal professors who are attempting to re-write history in their favour.

    NEVER expect a democrat to tell the truth, especially Obama.

  • Juan Doe Doe

    Democrats like George Wallace,Senator Robert (KKK) Byrd, and Jim Crow… Everything President Lincoln stood against.

    • LincolnWasATyrant

      Lincoln hated Blacks more than all of those men combined. He hated the native tribes as well. He murdered hundreds of them for the sake of Lincoln’s personal business deals with Big Rail.

      • Call me TC

        I wouldn’t go that far. But he certainly shared with those gentlemen a belief in black inferiority.

  • dwstick

    I’ll bet you a Krispy Kreme that the college will ‘fix’ it by removing the word ‘Democrat’ and not replacing it with the word ‘Republican’!

  • Ed Markey

    In the words of our former Secretary of State, what difference does it make? Most college students couldn’t find North America on a globe, couldn’t tell you what century Lincoln lived in or even read that plaque without assistance.

  • rickg62

    The university’s argument is wrong in definition and history. We are not a pure democracy, we are a republic. Thus Republican would be a better fit since that is what Lincoln fought the Civil War to do, preserve the Republic.

    It was a nice try on their part though.

  • JohnM

    This so-called university could use an education.

  • Maj Kong

    Huh. I thought the Democrats were the slave owners, the KKK, the segregationists and the cross burners. Was I wrong?

  • Croaker

    They are probably also taught:
    Democrats passed the Equal Rights Amendment and didn’t try to filibuster it.
    Democrats didn’t really create the KKK.
    Democrats/progressives really didn’t believe in Eugenics for minorities.
    Democrats didn’t put in place and enforce Jim Crow laws.
    Martin Luther King was a Democrat.
    Bull Connors was a Republican.

  • CoffeeShopGhost

    Another fine example of public education.

  • IdgaradLyracant

    The Pigs are busy on the farm I see. Work hard! Work hard! just you, not me.

  • Maj Kong

    Right out of Stalin’s playbook. Do these people even realize how closely they resemble Communists and Nazis?

  • Sensible

    Are they any better at reading, writing and arithmetic? Geesh, no wonder America is sliding in education. The libs keep re-writing history.

  • nearboston

    It’s been there for 105 years, and people are just now getting their panties all wadded up?

    • Maj Kong

      Apparently, the first educated person in 105 years finally attended the university.

  • White Bear

    Boy, that college education is really worth the money, isn’t it?

  • Attilla7

    “Installed in 1905” according to the article. And in 108 years, not one “educator” caught it?
    I’ll bet the Irish immigrants that worked in construction at that university over the years, DID catch it.
    The problem with higher education is that the aloof, snobbish educators and administrators in academia……. aren’t as educated as the uneducated.

  • Attilla7

    Horst Wessel.

  • Maj Kong

    I can’t imagine the stupidity running this public university. First they try to get away with some ludicrous revisionist history. Then, when caught out, they try to justify it by stating Lincoln was an advocate of democracy. Another lie. He advocated a constitutional republic. But something makes me think these buffoons are not intentionally lying, but the products of the poor education that university has to offer.

    • Lincoln Was A Tyrant

      Nay. He advocated for the gross violation of the constitution , and he acted on that.

  • mottm

    I guess the truth really is irrelevant to some……….

  • Attilla7

    I can just see Josef Gobbells, in his high pitched screech voice, pounding a podium somewhere.

  • cscape

    Given the sorry state of Education in America, and our cultural fascination with celebrity, I am surprised they didn’t write “LINKIN”

  • VeteranJack48

    I would imagine if you went back into their educational background (or lack thereof), you would more than likely find the reason or understanding for their lack of understanding or comprehension!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • toysbyus

    What does anyone expect from an institute of “higher” learning in Chicago, for God’s sake????

    …and then, the lamest of excuses are provided by these buffoons……

    Is anyone surprised?

  • wobbles9094

    More revisionist history from the liberal fascists. Remember, big brother loves you, and we have always been at war with East Asia….

  • Ralloh

    This is crap. These stinking liberal/progressives knew full well what they were doing and it didn’t mean Lincoln was for democracy. These people are as low as they come.

  • More lying DEMOCRATS. Surprise, surprise.

  • 3rdjerseyman

    What a joke. The only reason that Lincoln was elected was because the Democrats split into three factions over the question of whether slavery was great, good or just tolerable.

  • circlesandarrows

    Ironic. Since when has the Collegiate Left not been into revising history or changing things that were OK in their time but not today? Do they realize that saving “the Republic” (which was also the preferred term for the country back in those days) was his greatest accomplishment?

  • ReadyToMoveOn

    “The word was not chosen to reflect a political affiliation”
    Yeah right. Does ANYONE believe that?
    Even DWS must be rolling her eyes at that whopper.
    Oh, and you can keep you health plan too.


    Except the Democratic Party was the Party that started the KKK…. MLK and Lincoln were most certainly not Democrats lol

  • walkman321

    Just goes to show you that most college professors are stupid…. Even when the are soooo wrong they think they are soooo right… just makes them look like the foooools they are…..

  • Boondoggler

    Is there anything that Chicago can’t screw up? They call this a University?

  • chukalukabus

    This goes to ignorance. Some of the most ill read people I have ever met are and or were what we call democrats today. In reality, they are communists.

    I bet money on the fact that not one single student at Northeastern Illinois has read Shelby Foote’s tome on the civil war. But then this is to be expected from the dash “studies” and “make it up as you go along” collection of trash people. People so stupid they are a threat to society.

    You would think these ill educated tards would be out trying to change the name of the state. It is in its current state a major embarrassment to its namesake, the Illiniwek tribe.

  • mletie

    Is there nothing that these power hungry lying democrats won’t sink too? I’m not the least bit surprised. Obama his self actually said he feels like Lincoln’s ghost was in him. Anything to get people to think they serve the majority when all the dems want is more power to surpress.

  • bigcatdaddy76016

    A Republican president that freed the salves instead of sending them back to Africa (history said it first not me!) and was assassinated by a Democratic actor, is now being declared a Democrat because a current Democratic president wants to be compared to one of the greatest presidents of our time? Lincoln was great president because he WAS A GREAT PRESIDENT and because he had CLASS and the peoples respect, something the current president WILL NEVER HAVE…..Illinois, get your history right!!!! Shameful…just Shameful!!!!

    • Lincoln Was A Tyrant

      Lincoln was 100% in favor of deporting the “freed” slaves and colonizing Africa. He was a White Supremacist.

      • Call me TC

        When you say he was in favour of colonising Africa, do you mean he wanted to build an American empire?

  • Texan 42

    Oh, they want to interpret the plaque consistent with the context in which it was written? They won’t even consider doing that with The Constitution.

  • Andrei Bilderburger

    It’s against the law to lie to the police, or to government workers, or under oath in court. It should also be against the law for teachers and educational institutions to lie to students!

  • Michael V. Pearce

    The absolute WORST attempt to rationalize a historical error: “According to building archives, the word democrat was used because Lincoln was an advocate for democracy—the political or social equality of all people,” campus officials stated in a press release.

  • Call me TC

    This faux outrage is 108 years too late. Lincoln wasn’t a great president; he was a disaster.

    • Maj Kong

      Good or bad isn’t the point of this discussion. You can call him any names you want, but not a democrat. He was a Republican.

      • Call me TC

        He was a good speaker, and I share his views on the wisdom of deporting blacks back to Africa, but his prosecution of the Civil War was unconscionable and unconstitutional.

        • Maj Kong

          Nice sidestep, but that isn’t the point of this discussion. He was a Republican not a Democrat. Go ahead and say it, “Lincoln was a Republican.” You’ll feel better.

          • Call me TC

            Unless you can show that this was an issue in 1905, you haven’t got a leg, never mind a foot, to stand on.

          • Maj Kong

            Can’t say it huh? Try…Lincoln……was…..a, a, ah,ah,a ….Republican. (He was one in 1905 as well.)

          • tbone1

            Right on. LOL!

    • teddie77

      Yea, Lincoln freed the blacks and Obama is enslaving them again.

  • Maj Kong

    The good little liberals checked the “archives” to see why that was written that way. Why don’t they ever check the Federalist Papers “Archives” to see why the Constitution was “written that way”? Communist hypocrites.

  • John Galt

    … This is only a microcosm of what is happening every single day at universities across the country.”

    … This is only a microcosm of what is happening every single day at universities across the country.”

    … This is only a microcosm of what is happening every single day at universities across the country.”

    • tbone1

      And let the professors not forget to be sure that they must teach their classes that the Tea Party is bigoted. Except the Tea Party is conservative, much like the republicans – so by their conclusions, all conservatives are bigots…
      The only thing that they are attempting to do is deflect from the fact that democrats are the true bigots. How can they pander to one ethnicity, sexual preference (their newest victimhood “class”), race or gender without invoking so much unreasonable contempt and hatred? Without such, the integrity of their political beliefs would be meaningless.

  • eyesjamesq

    Once they discover what Lincoln said regarding the black mans role in America while addressing the crowd at the Lincoln-Douglas Debates they would take it down.

  • Wallmantx

    The most Lame excuse for inscribing Democrat on the plaque. The real reason is that the Democrat party of Liars has tried to make Lincoln their poster boy because he had his hand in freeing the slaves. This keeps the blacks on the Democrat plantation by deception. If most blacks knew that Lincoln was a Republican, it would go against everything the Dem’s have been trying to do. Brainwash the low info voters.

  • Julie Krohn

    Sure looks like its been altered. The spacing between the 2nd to last word and Democrat is much larger than the spacing throughout the rest of the wording.

    • Call me TC

      No, the spacing makes sense. What else could have been there?

  • guapoman

    No suprise here. It is Chicago which is full of idiots and it is a University filled with lying leftist dogs……………

  • Wigglesworth

    If you like your party affiliation you can keep your party affiliation…uh until you die then we can make it whatever we want.

  • Red_Ruffansore

    Lying liars lying. Dhimmicrats appeasing their pets, the special class. The lowbrows will never catch on to this “mistake”.

  • Maj Kong

    Jefferson Davis was a Democrat. If Lincoln was a Democrat, why were they fighting?

  • TheDudeAbides

    Liberals lying. Is anyone surprised? It’s what they do.

  • Attilla7

    Josef Stalin – Democrat

  • teddie77

    I hope Charlie Kirk succeeds in changing it as it must be. We are behind you Mr.Kirk ! Thank you.

  • John Brittingham

    America is a Constitutional Republic . . . NOT a
    There is a very good reason that our Pledge of Allegiance refers to our country
    as a Republic and there is a very good reason that our Declaration of
    Independence and our constitution do not even
    mentioned the word “democracy”.

    Many people are under the false impression our form
    of government is a democracy, or representative democracy. This is of course
    completely untrue. The Founders were extremely knowledgeable about the issue
    of democracy and feared a democracy as much as a
    monarchy. They understood that the
    only entity that can take away the people’s freedom is their own
    government, either by being too weak to protect them from external
    threats or by becoming too powerful and taking over every aspect of
    They knew very well the meaning of the word
    “democracy”, and the history of democracies; and they were deliberately doing
    everything in their power to prevent having a democracy.

    In a Republic, the sovereignty resides with the people themselves.
    In a Republic, one may act on his own or through his representatives when he
    chooses to solve a problem. The people have no
    obligation to the government; instead, the government is a servant of the
    people, and obliged to its owner, We the People. Many politicians have lost sight of that fact.

    • Call me TC

      Sheer sophistry.

      • Maj Kong

        You would know.

      • John Brittingham

        The deliberations of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were held in strict secrecy. Consequently, anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall when the proceedings ended in order to learn what had been produced behind closed doors. The answer was provided immediately. A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”
        Benjamin Franklin

  • richard xlin

    please, folks, this is such a stupid thing to fight over. it will not convert one single idiot democrat. let’s focus on taking the senate next year.

  • Next up……..Reagan was a Democrat.

    • Call me TC

      He was. He massively increased federal spending and the budget deficit, etc.

  • Guest

    because we said so…..

  • ReaganFan

    If this crap continues to be allowed, in 30yrs from now the majority of this country will think Lincoln was a Democrat and the KKK was founded & supported by Republicans.

    • Maj Kong

      51% already believe that. (That’s not an exaggeration.)

    • Call me TC

      The reason Democrats didn’t believe in black emancipation and equality was because they had to live with them. When blacks moved in great numbers to the North, white Republicans began disliking and fearing them too.

  • Kedzie

    Often used communist ploy of rewriting history. They know how uneducated and ignorant the general public is.

  • chuck708

    This tells the world that we have the worst school system in the world. No wonder our children are failing.

  • tbone1

    Oh if only….. So typical of liberalism.
    Oh the envy! Oh the jealousy!
    When you can’t be somebody else that you truly respect, love and admire, then you’ve got to pretend that you are that somebody else, regardless of any historical truths.
    And yet I wouldn’t be wish for one day to be Robert Redford for anything in the world.

  • chronovisor

    haha fn IDIOTS!

  • intewedm

    This is just a liberal university trying to keep it from blacks that it was the Republicans who fought and died to free them. It was donkeys who did everything they could from 1866 to 1964 to keep blacks in bondage, and then they made so many of them ghetto dwellers who are slaves to handouts.

  • barthomew

    A good plague would be a negative one that recalls how Woodrow Wilson, Democrat, resegregated Washington, D.C., and showed the racist movie The Birth of a Nation at the White House. The director did penance for his racist movie by making a movie that made amends; Wilson never did.

  • CoolHairLuke

    Democrats always lie. What’s new?

  • johnleehooker

    it is clear the US we live in is an “idiocracy”…read ’em and weep

  • dixiesuzan

    Lincoln is of course the one president formally honored as a demigod in the USA.
    Dictionary definition – DEMIGOD = a mythological being who is partly divine and partly human; an inferior deity.—
    The political apotheosis of Lincoln raised him to the inferior diety status, but diety nevertheless.
    That is why we have the Lincoln Memorial. There is no similar Memorial to George Washington. Washington was not a demigod.
    Any view of the Lincoln Memorial reveals it to be a Gaeco-Roman temple and house of pagan, heathen worship. It wsas built by the Federal government, is maintained by the Federal government and staffed by the Federal government. It is the temple of established American religion for the demigod, Lincoln, our inferior Presidential diety.
    Obama is now vying for equal if not greater demigod status but with a larger temple.
    In all Graeco-Roman temples of worship, the God, Goddess or demigod is presented in a huge statute, larger than petty humanbeings in life. This is to emphasis the diety status. Usually the God, Goddess, or demigod is portrayed in statue as standing.
    In the demigod Lincoln this is modified with Lincoln seated in a chair of judgement, the judgement seat of the demigod. On the wall are words of judgement and revelation for the worshippers. Typically a Gaeco-Roman temple is site oriented with regard to the sun to provide a reverent twilight to enhance the diety status of the stauesque dietyt within.
    And so each political party will vye for the embracement of the established demigod as an integral part of themselves as worship is universal for the Nation and those who disdain may well be mentally deranged.
    So will Obama become a greater inferior diety in the American Pantheon of demigods each with their own ordained Federal government supplied tamples of worship???
    Time will tell.

    • outragedpatriot

      ??? The Washington Monument. The Jefferson Memorial. Valley Forge. Mount Rushmore. duh

      • dixiesuzan

        outragedpatriot – Thank ya’ll for your reply.
        Have you ever actually seen pictures of a ancient Graeco-Roman temples of worship for their Gods/demigods?
        I have never seen a ancient Graeco/Roman temple of worship which looked like the Washington monument. If you know of one I certainly would like to know of it. I have read for years about ancient history and know of none as you seem to believe exists. I was a history major in college.
        The same may be said for Mount Rushmore, Valley Forge or the Jefferson Monument.
        Perhaps I was not clear in my posting. I meant the Lincoln Memorial is exactly a copy of an ancient Graeco/Roman house of worship including the demigod statue within. Does this help in clarification????

  • outragedpatriot

    So when they put up a building and dedicate it to Obama will it say “Barack Obama…Communist” ?

    • James Bizzo

      No, because that would actually be true. Opposite of this story.

  • fustian24

    The Republican party split off from what became the democrats specifically because they did not believe in slavery.

    It is still incredible to me that black people don’t seem to know this. I’d think it would be an important part of their history.

  • Insure Guy

    OB and his followers are taking lying to new levels.

  • Robert Kiensler

    I think Lincoln was too “progressive”to be a republican.

  • AZWarrior

    If a Democrat speaks in a forest and there is no there to hear it, is it still a lie?

  • craigmk1974

    Look at the extra large space between “Lincoln” and “Democrat”. Looks like it was added on later.

  • James Bizzo

    Of COURSE they have to print that. Otherwise the false narrative about the Republicans being the party of slavery goes up in flames.

  • Richard S

    Typically Liberal double speak!!!!!! University say’s they are sticking with the incorrectness. If you tell a lie long enough maybe someone will believe it.

  • Just because something is OLD does NOT mean it’s RIGHT or CORRECT.

  • Dustoff

    LOL.. O-dumber’s home.. figures

  • GoodbyeUSA

    Actually, they probably made a mistake based on their stupidity and bias (they think all great leaders must be democrats). Now they are using their typical spin to say “We meant to do that.”

  • geronimo509

    I’m sure this is indicative of the quality of education provided at Northeastern Illinois University.

  • LET the Liberals SWING IN THE WIND with their OWN STUPID words…

    even a century ago

  • DaveGinOly

    While it’s true that Lincoln was a Republican, it is untrue that he “was an advocate for…the political or social equality of all people.” Lincoln was not in favor of improving the status of Negroes in America, nor was he in favor of emancipation. (The Emancipation Proclamation was issued in an attempt to disrupt the Confederate war effort, and only applied to slaves being held in area under Confederate control. It did not apply to area of Confederate states under Union control, nor did it free slaves in Union states. Yes, there were still slaves in Union states at the time of the war.)
    The upshot is that in order to make Lincoln a “Democrat” (according to the definition of the term given here), history is doubly revised, and Republicans may want to stand clear of the real reason this definition doesn’t apply.

  • Zebra Dun

    Well, Nixon was a Democrat also then.

  • William Patrick Bower

    Ha… and they say we are ignorant.

  • formerice

    Could be, I registered as a Democrat, just so I can vote in the Democratic primaries and vote for the weakest Democrat candidate. Plus, Democrats have called us racist, homophobic baby killers. Now there is at least 1 racist homophobic baby killer Democrat, me.

  • KCEddie

    Oral is not Sexual Relations ? Brilliant ! Thanks Clinton ? LMFAO

  • DavidL

    Oh get over it. It’s been there for over 100 years? Find a better issue.

    • undergraduate

      You’re an effing liberal democrat academician, aren’t you.

  • Chris Peterson

    Surprised that it did not say that he was black and a member of a union too.

  • Sue

    This is what happens when you place diversity over intelligence.

  • ex dem

    What a bunch of horseshit. They know exactly what they’re doing. The sign needs to be changed or come down. I hate the age of Obama. Lies piled on top of lies on top of BS.

  • ManOnPoint

    I am shocked chagrinned that the Liberals would rewrite history to make themselves look better!!! (sarcasm added)

  • undergraduate

    There are liars. There are lying liars. There are psychopathic liars. And then there are liberals. You will find all of the above in academia.

  • KCEddie

    He was a white Hispanic here illegally ? Who would of thunk it ? LMFAO

  • formerusaf

    Typical but not unexpected…Northeastern Illinois University proudly exhibits its lack of knowledge and at the same time demonstrates what liberals consistently do – – – remain deliberately uneducated since it is easier to lie.

  • John Hardy

    The roles of Democrats and Republicans was reversed back then. Abe was in fact a bleeding heart liberal.

    • obowmasbananarepublic

      You’re claiming they reversed right back the next election?

  • NickDaytona

    This is another LIE. The democrats are all Liars and OBAMA is a LIAR!!!!!

  • obowmasbananarepublic

    They need to find out when it was changed. No doubt it was replaced with a fraud. FRAUD, that word seems to describe Obama’s entire Party!

  • Phil

    Degrees from Chicago University should now be declared INVALID, until this is corrected and the university administration apologizes.

  • daflyboys

    Now I’m starting to question if his name was really “Abraham”!!??

  • BustNuts

    Buuuulllllssshhhhiiittttttttt! Home city of the us communists. Oh ovomit.

  • Paul

    They are so completely full of crap. Everyone here knows damn well that if the plaque was marking some historical moron (a known troublemaker, racist, oppressor, etc.) who was a Democrat, they’d probably put “Republican” after his name on the plaque.

    Everyone on Earth knows Lincoln’s party. Why not just put it and be honest, OR leave it off altogether if you feel you have to fudge and lie? But to put the wrong thing, on purpose, and then be such sniveling, word-parsing (and re-defining) creeps about it (going so far out of your way to explain/justify it) just makes it worse.

    This is why people don’t take certain groups or institutions seriously anymore, when they just freely make up stuff to suit their whims and agendas, backing it up with labored, boneheaded “reasons” and justifications…all with a straight face, and no sense of shame.

    There would be no “controversy” if they didn’t go out of their way to stir one up. Seems to be the standard-operating-procedure among some. But, hey…when they’ve got the press, academia and Hollywood on their side, who’s gonna call them on it, or hold them to any sort of fair standards?


  • JeromeD

    I originally read this under the impression that the university had just erected some plaque in blatant disregard for reality. After a closer read, I see that this is a fight over a landmark that existed for over a hundred years. I’m not a democrat, but c’mon – the plaque is over a hundred years old…it’s not like bitter partisan bickering caused the university to erect it TODAY.

    The same folks who are saying that works of the PAST should be altered to preserve the sensibilities of TODAY.

    The folks who are upset about this should, by logic, by the same people upset about “the ‘N’ word” used by Mark Twain in his writing, and happy to have seen a seminal work edited an eternity later for new sensibilities.

    • obowmasbananarepublic

      Even if it’s a hundred years old, it’s still a lie. It’s not true. Why would a college want to teach their students lies?

  • Stevie10703

    Don’t let the facts get in the way of a good lie.

  • TheUnionist

    The plaque is 108 years old. I’m pretty sure if it was about something other than Lincoln’s social advocacy someone would have pointed it out way before now.

  • iceman3232

    Truth, facts, reality and common sense never play a factor in the “purple sky” world of the liberal. By definition you can’t be informed, honest, and have common sense and be a liberal. This is the same party that brought you the pictures Russian military ships and planes during the DNC convention. They are never held to any accountability so they throw out a bunch of crap and see what sticks. The “media” then covers for them.

  • erichwalker

    Next week it they are going to put up another plaque that reads “George Washington, Communist” because he served the community.
    “What is really important in the world of doublespeak is the ability to
    lie, whether knowingly or unconsciously, and to get away with it; and
    the ability to use lies and choose and shape facts selectively, blocking
    out those that don’t fit an agenda or program.” -Edward Herman, “Beyond Hypocrisy”.
    Maybe they should put that on a plaque right next to the Lincoln plaque.

  • Peter Thiele

    College Education is no longer the home of accurate information.

  • dkme1

    If your child is in a school here in America, he or she is being indoctrinated as we speak as they have been for the last 40 years.

  • unclezip

    Northeastern? Integrity? C’mon, tell me another. It was the Republican party that was against slavery, n o matter what the revisionists say.

  • iceman3232

    90% of the so called liberals I meet are so ignorant it is scary. In this day and age to be that ignorant and mis-informed you have to be either lazy, stupid, or just plain don’t want to know the truth because you are afraid.
    From the liberals who label those who believe we should follow law, the constitution and balance budgets as “extremists” you really cant expect much.
    they probably don’t realize it was the Republicans that passed the civil rights bills in the 60’s. they probably don’t realize that planned parenthood was founded by a woman who’s goal was “geno cide of the ghetto ne gro”. They don’t realize you can’t tax and give away “free” stuff eventually it all collapses.

  • Meaunkey Snaut

    Keep your powder dry…

  • PappyYokum

    “‘Lincoln was an advocate for democracy—the political or social equality
    of all people,” campus officials stated in a press release.”

    “I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the
    social and political equality of the white and black races. I am not nor
    ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor
    qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people. And
    I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference
    between the white and black races which I believe will ever forbid the
    two races living together on terms of social and political equality. …
    And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there
    must be the position of superior and inferior and I as much as any
    other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the
    white race.” – Abraham Lincoln in his fourth debate with Stephen Douglas
    in the campaign for the United States Senate on September 18th of 1858.

    “This building is dedicated to public service honoring the memory of Abraham Lincoln White Supremacist.”

    • grassy knoll

      Boy did that plan backfire!!! haha

  • Funkmaster5000

    The University of Stupidity

  • grassy knoll

    most likely the people of chicago are to stupid and blatantly ignorant to know any better. look at the president and his 57 states.

  • John

    Northeastern Illinois University where teaching ignorance is priority #1!

  • mdavis223

    Time to get the lawyers to SUE THE HELL OUT OF CHICAGO UNIVERSITY. They are NOT allowed to re-write history with their own “facts”.

    • Nullifidian

      Time to get the lawyers to SUE THE HELL OUT OF CHICAGO UNIVERSITY.

      First off, you’d be suing the wrong party if you did that. Northeastern Illinois University is not the University of Chicago. Second, you’d need to demonstrate standing and that there exists a case or controversy that can be settled by the intervention of the court. Third, assuming you could overcome these hurdles, the university has a perfect defense in the fact that “democrat” is not a word that can only be construed as referring to a member of the U.S. Democratic Party. Fourth, I thought self-described conservatives were against frivolous lawsuits.

  • JIm G

    Too bad they don’t steal the values of the Republicans as well.
    Nice how they steal a Republican president but they try to divorce themselves from the Klan they created.

  • A. Levy

    This is not a public university. It’s simply a Chicago-style factory that turns out more morons, liars, and thieves, most of whom will find their way into govt. positions..

  • David Dotson

    Seeing as how this educational institution is officially against fixing the issue my thought is if the History department issues a test question regarding party affiliation the accepted answer will from now forward be either Republican or Democrat?

  • Clarence Worley

    Let me guess, their next building will have a similarly false plaque that dedicates a building to the KKK – Republicans.

  • rdsouza

    WOW the Dem lying machine was alive and well back in the Woodrow Wilson days…Who knew? With all that time to perfect the art of lying, it is no wonder the current crop of Dems are so proficient in the art of lying.

    • Nullifidian

      WOW the Dem lying machine was alive and well back in the Woodrow Wilson days…

      In 1905, the president of the U.S. was Teddy Roosevelt. At the time this plaque went up, Wilson was the president of Princeton University. Might I also remind you that there are ways of construing the word “democrat” that do not necessarily mean “member of the Democratic Party”?

  • J Mayhew

    Probably the same folks who said George Wallace and Bull Conner were Republicans

  • Allen

    The definition of democracy that is given by the school is weak. Democracy literally means “Mob rule.”

    We’re a democratic republic, not a democracy.

  • Mili Cyrus

    AND..He s Black ….

  • Arlo

    Lincoln a Democrat? More lies and fraud from the liberals.

  • revisionist liars. give it to liberals, they try to hide as much of the truth as possible

  • caiusKeys

    Liars lie — it’s what they do.

  • glock22

    People will believe Lincoln was a Democrat after several decades of propaganda and revisionist teachings by public schools.

    • grassy knoll

      most are ignorant and dont know he was republican to begin with so its going to be easier than you state.

  • General Washington


    That plaque is living proof…

  • cmcapc

    It was inevitable, they try to co-opt everything noble to rid themselves of their wretched stench, but change it and change it now.

  • glock22

    The progressives know that this plaque will be on this building for many decades. At some point, the lie will become the truth. It’s how liberal progressives roll…they lie until it becomes the truth.

  • Clarence Worley

    A liberals mind is bizzaro world. In their minds Lincoln was a Democrat, pro-slavery people were Republicans, KKK were Republicans, Jim crow laws were championed by Republicans, Bull Connor and George Wallace were Republicans and Democrats were the driving force behind the civil rights bill.

    So, pretty much take everything a liberal believes and think the opposite and you have the truth.

    • glock22

      Michael Savage coined the most prolific phrase of the 21st Century. Liberalism is a Mental Disorder.

  • Skink Chiles

    NOTE TO SELF: Don’t enroll child in low-information institution by the name of “Northeastern Illinois University.”

  • Leveraction

    They should add below that, He was the Great Grandfather of Barrack Obama.

  • Johnny

    The left NEVER EVER tells the truth. EVER. Lies lies and more lies as usual

  • jaybird

    People in Illinois are fucking idiots
    All one has to do is look at their elected leaders to know that

  • Mike W

    Just another example of how democrats ignore the truth, trwist the truth and out n out lie to suit their own purposes, They have no problem in changing the facts of history to suit their own purposes. What they do constantly is immoral and evil, all in an effort to further their power…..Just look at what their leader is doing and has done. the lie, constant lying about Obamacare to get it passed and to get his lying a$$ re elected.

  • Rotorwash

    “The word was not chosen to reflect a political affiliation”

    BS you dumbasses-surely think he was a Democrat, can’t fool me.

    But, easy solution for this is apply a grinding-wheel… problem solved.

    Folks, this is yet another reason why we should not give a-damn what a college student thinks.

  • Pegleg Pinelli

    Aren’t the last 3 governors of Illinois making license plates now? Maybe they are also busy making dedication plaques.

  • Viator16

    This is typical of the revisionist history practiced by all liberals. A liberal never lets facts get in the way of his ideology.

  • Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha

    Now if they erected a placard to the KU KLUX KLAN and called them Democrats they would be 100% right.

  • ceecee

    Idiots…at a so-called institute of “higher” learning no less…hahahahaha…

  • Nullifidian

    I guess if I call William Hazlitt a democrat, Ms. Kabbany will soon be along to chide me for my ‘ignorance’ in not knowing that the major two political parties of that country and era were the Whigs and Tories.

  • suibneg

    why don’t you understand? Socialists do not care about anything but power. Lies to them are a tool to achieve and keep it. they manipulate young minds with lies and that is all they are concerned about…….the end goal is to end ownership of private property. obamacare and gun control are preludes to that. If you don’t jail them and or otherwise get rid of them you lose.

  • 1unit_31

    So much for higher education!
    I’m sure they have an explanation and some dope will defend it.

  • ocean

    The liberal media is the propaganda machine of the
    Democrat Party. The Democrat Party, a single-party
    dictatorship based on the totalitarian and
    autocratic ideology.

  • ocean

    The people who work in the liberal media
    do not report any negative news about the
    Democrat Party.

  • TheTruthIsNotPC

    If Lincoln were a Democrat, the slaves would not have been freed.

  • ocean

    Propaganda is never true.

  • spelger

    when this is fixed party affiliation will be dropped.

  • Rotorwash

    If they wanted to make a truthful plaque…

    “Dedicated to Democrat Senator Robert Byrd
    former recruiter for the KKK and close friend
    of Bill Clinton and Ted Kennedy”

  • George Gamble

    Wow, its pathetic on its own. But that the mistake be made by a university? I guess that speaks to the quality of education available at that institution.

    • Rotorwash

      But rest assured, those students are well versed in sexual positions and gender options.

      Knowledge that will surely serve them well in the real world.

  • Joey

    I don’t see why this should upset conservatives, I think they’d enjoy a little historical revisionism. The number of confederate flag symbols seen in the south indicate that Lincoln is viewed as a bad guy for making the States stay united as one Union, and hasn’t the South now flipped to Republicanism?

    FWIW, Lincoln would be part of the Democratic Party if he was around today. Something about rights for black people.

    • Rotorwash

      Oh do you mean the Great Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s?

      The same that was opposed by leading Democrats of the day?

    • NSSAWatchingEwe

      If the Founding Fathers were around today, they would have been throwing Tea Parties years ago.

    • Amplius Piratae Asino

      Common Core Curriculum [email protected] is no excuse for lying.

  • Martin Corr

    The small “d” is a clue to the meaning….T-Publicans and RINO’s relax…

  • TeaPartyMustDie

    Lincoln would be called a RINO and run out of the modern GOP. The man ended slavery. That alone makes him an enemy of the Tea Party.

    • NSSAWatchingEwe

      Which Tea Party, the one of our Founders or the one based on the principles of our Founders?

  • kdlhouston

    democrat and Democrat or two different things. You would think that Northeastern Illinois University – Chicago would know that “Democrat” with a cap “D” ALWAYS refers to the political party.

  • Cahal the Mad™

    LMAO @ “According to building archives, the word democrat was used because
    Lincoln was an advocate for democracy—the political or social equality
    of all people,”
    Libstains will fabricate any nonsense, make any excuse, twist any word, and pervert any meaning, to try to make themselves look good and keep the truth hidden (and even vilified).

    • Nullifidian

      LMAO @ “According to building archives, the word democrat was used because Lincoln was an advocate for democracy—the political or social equality of all people,”
      will fabricate any nonsense, make any excuse, twist any word, and
      pervert any meaning, to try to make themselves look good and keep the
      truth hidden (and even vilified).

      Right, how ridiculous is it to suggest that “democrat” might have a meaning derived from the Greek demos (people) and -kratia (power of)? Obviously, the Democratic Party chose that strange appellation because of their founder’s name, Democratus T. Cornpone.

  • peggy

    Let’s not forget folks – the “Democrat Party” at this time in our history was the party of slavery – you wouldn’t find a Republican in the South – they’d be chased out of the territory because southern Democrats viewed the Republicans as “N—– Lovers” No joke!!!. So to connect Lincoln with this party is GROSSLY inaccurate and actually an insult to his legacy…remember, he was the Great Emancipator. Remove the plaque and get it right you revisionists!

  • TMAC

    Its chicago. The idiots there will believe it no questions asked.

  • 1uncle

    Demos were anti-black for many years after Lincoln. Much more recently started buying the black vote with your taxes just to get/stay in office.

  • wabbott

    There is no limit to the depths to which these progresso-fasco-marxist will not sink to. Redefining terms to fit their agenda. I’ve got a term to re-define for them: id10t

  • robinswebnest

    Typical of liberals. Everything good came from liberals…sure it did. They gave us the kkk, slavery, they also fought AGAINST civil rights. But, lets not let a little thing like the truth get in the way of the libs re-writing history.

    • Rotorwash

      Democrat Senator Al Gore Sr. was leading the charge to prohibit progress of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s.

      • NSSAWatchingEwe

        Anything, primarily facts, that put the Democrats in a bad light are vehemently rejected by their bobble headed base with the fake smiles.

      • robinswebnest

        In addition he has made millions on global warming….or was it global cooling? Oh wait, it is now climate change.

    • HypocriticalDiogenes

      To be fair, modern republican are fighting against civil rights and are against the use of the government to advance social change.

      • wabbott

        What civil right are “modern republicans” against? What is legitimate about using the government to advance “social change”?

        • HypocriticalDiogenes

          The legitimacy of a government’s action depends on your personal political philosophy, which good people can disagree on so no need to argue the “legitimacy” issue here.

          But, if you believe the government should not advance social change (which you seem to be implying though I may be incorrectly inferring), then the entire civil rights legislation, including the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendment, are illegitimate. What are those, if not the federal government forcing social change?

      • robinswebnest

        Seriously? Please, show me your documentation. Seriously….I really have not heard of such a thing.
        What i have heard is that dems like to keep blacks on the plantation by giving them all those freebies so that they do not have an incentive to get off of welfare.
        Do you know with all these new rules in obamacare, people are actually quitting their low paying jobs and going on welfare.
        This is fact. Why should someone work and get $9 an hour and pay the high prices for obamacare (all workers pay for those on welfare…and themselves) and pay for their own cell phone, food and housing, electricity…and the list goes on.
        Yes, there are people who need a hand up. But dems are just giving them a hand out.

        • HypocriticalDiogenes

          That’s a whole lot of unprovable assertions you made there. Everything you stated as “fact” is your opinion about what you think might happen.

          For my “proof” see above replies.

    • wabbott

      Exactly. How many Obama supporters know that the KKK was started by Democrats? That Democrats were the ones who supported Jim Crow laws. That Democrats were the ones standing on the steps of schools stopping black children from entering. That Democrats were wielding fire hoses and sicking dogs on peaceful civil rights protesters. Do they know their own history?

  • lemmiwinks88

    The communists can have that tyrant.

    Worst President ever

  • HypocriticalDiogenes

    I’m glad the Tea Party crowd is suddenly for supporting a president who used the federal government’s power to impose restrictions on private households, and used its power to advance the rights of minorities. Oh, and the president who ran against the “State’s Rights” politicians.

  • Amplius Piratae Asino

    Common Core Curriculum [email protected] have waged their Great American Records Sanitation and “IN-YO-FACE-B!TCHES” ideological campaign on university campuses FOR YEARS! Father Alinsky is like Tupac: too big to diE!

    The [email protected] DownLow Court Jester and his Insane Clown Posse are on mega-steroids right now…Look to Mr. Jan Napolitano to follow suit by altering historical plaques on his UC Berkeley campus…Proglodytes DO believe in spirited competition within their Fold!

  • Constitution First

    Stupid is, as stupid does. -Forest Gump

  • Tonia Schneider

    Lincoln was not pro-democracy, but pro-REPUBLIC. It is a basic misunderstanding of the fundamental nature of our nation that allows for ridiculous statements, or in this case, plaques to be made. Northwestern you should recognize your mistake and fix it.

  • Cogito

    We never were, and are not now a Democracy. We are a Constitutional Republic to the extent American Leftists allow.

    The Democrats are the party:

    that offered up the lives of 260,000 Confederate soldiers to protect their right to own slaves;

    of the Ku Klux Klan established in 1865;

    that on December 6, 1865 voted against passage of the 13th Amendment freeing the slaves;

    that on July 9, 1869 voted against passage of the 14th Amendment declaring all blacks citizens;

    that on February 3, 1870 voted against the 15th Amendment giving blacks the right to vote;

    of the Black Codes which were quasi-laws that put in place from 1884 through 1865 that restricted the right of black, until Republicans took control of Congress in 1865 and eliminated the codes with the Civil Rights Act of 1866.
    of Illinois, which had the most restrictive codes, that prevented blacks from migrating to the state.

    of the Jim Crow laws which were quasi-laws put in place from 1876 the 1965 to circumvent the requirement of the Emancipation Proclamation and all Civil Rights Acts leading up to 1965 until Congress legislated the 1964 Civil Rights Act which outlawed all former decisions, and the 1965 Voter Rights Act reaffirmed non-discrimination in voting, and requiring integration;

    of Roger B. Taney who as Attorney General of the United States prohibited South Carolina from freeing blacks;

    of Margaret Sanger who advocated abortion as a means of preventing the growth of the black population;

    of Roger B. Taney who as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court ruled, in Dred Scott v Sanford, that blacks were not protected by the Constitution as they were ‘inhuman’ and, therefore, not citizens;

    of Supreme Court Justice Hugo Lafayette Black, former governor of Alabama
    and member of the Ku Klux Klan, appointed to the court by Franklin Delano
    Roosevelt in spite of his racist beliefs;

    of Supreme Court Justice Jimmy F. Byrne, former governor of South Carolina, a segregationist supporting ‘separate but equal’ appointed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in spite of his racist beliefs;

    of Socialist Margaret Sanger, an abortion activist, who founded Planned Parenthood October 16, 1916 to prevent the expansion of the black population, which has resulted in blacks, who represent 13.1% of the population, obtaining 35.4% of abortions.

    that from 1870 to 1930 used fraud, whippings, lynching, murder, intimidation,
    and mutilation to get the black vote, and passed the Black Codes and Jim Crow
    laws which legalized racial discrimination and denied blacks their rights as

    of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and President Harry Truman who refused to sign legislation outlawing the lynching of blacks [the lynch-laws], and efforts to establish a permanent Civil Rights Commission;

    of Theophilus Eugene “Bull” Connor, Birmingham, Alabama Commissioner of Public Safety, director of police and fire departments, member of the Ku Klux Klan, and former Alabama State Senator;

    of John F. Kennedy who as a Senator voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Act;

    of John F. Kennedy who as President opposed the 1963 March on Washington D. C. by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and who had the FBI investigate Dr. King on suspicion of being a threat to national security;

    of Robert F. Kennedy, Attorney General, who authorized wire taps on Martin Luther King suspecting King was a threat to our national security;

    of Governor of Arkansas, Orval Fabus, who in 1954 used the state Nation Guard to block blacks from entering Little Rock Central High School in an effort to prevent school integration;

    of Senator Robert Byrd who was a member, and Grand Kleagle, of the Ku Klux Klan;

    of Senator Fritz Hollings who as Governor hoisted the Confederate flag over the state capitol in South Carolina;

    of Governor of Alabama, George Wallace, who in 1963 stood in the doorway of the University of Alabama to block blacks from entering the university in an effort to prevent school integration;

    wherein 101 members of the House of Representative and 26 members of the Senate voted against the 1964 Equal Rights Act that outlawed all former equal rights decisions;

    wherein 65 members of the House of Representatives and 18 members of the Senate voted against the 1965 Voting Rights Amendment which echoed the 15th Amendment:

    of Governor Lester Maddox, who in 1964 stood in the doorway for his restaurant, the Pickrick, with an axe handle to prevent blacks from entering;

    of James Earl Ray, who on April 4, 1968, shot Dr. Martin Luther King to death in Memphis, TN;

    of Senator Ted Kennedy who insulted black conservative judicial nominees by calling them “Neanderthals” while blocking their appointments;

    of President William Jefferson Clinton who vetoed the Welfare Reform law twice before signing it;

    of President William Jefferson Clinton who refused to comply with a court order to have shipping companies develop an Affirmative Action Plan;

    of former Vice President Al Gore whose father voted against all Civil Rights Acts in 1963, 1964, and 1965;

    of Al Gore who still contends he lost the 2000 presidential election because Republicans obstructed blacks from voting in Florida, even though the U.S. Civil Rights Commission investigation found no evidence that blacks were denied the right to vote;

    against the faith-based initiative, against school vouchers, against school prayers, that exploits blacks for their votes without ever acknowledging their racist past or apologizing for trying to expand slavery, and lynching blacks.

  • darthangel

    Lincoln understood well that we are a republic not a democracy. In a republic minority rights are protected, in a democracy, if the majority votes to uphold slavery then the majority gets what it wants.

    We have democratic institutions, but the word democracy is not in the constitution. We are a republic at core. Calling Lincoln a democrat is ignorant even if it is not being used to describe party affiliation. This college should be ashamed of its buffoonery.

  • Richard Vandiamondsworth

    The low-info morons felt obozo, a clueless community organizer, marxist, racist, drug user and possible maricón, was worthy of the presidency. TWICE.

    Doubt these rucking fetards can even read that plaque.