Lincoln would never have voted for someone from the party of slavery who spent their time blaming others instead of taking responsibility and apologizing for their predatory past
In his first speech after the election, Barack Obama compared himself (quite favorably) to Abraham Lincoln, the greatest Republican of them all. Soon, we can expect Obama to claim that Ronald Reagan would have voted for him.
Democrats can steal our Republican heritage only if we let them.
As Lincoln never forgot, the Republican Party was established to oppose the pro-slavery policies of the Democrats:
"The Republican Party, on the contrary [to the Democrats], holds that this government was instituted to secure the blessings of freedom, and that slavery is an unqualified evil. [Republicans] will oppose, in all its length and breadth, the modem Democratic idea that slavery is as good as freedom."
"Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the Government nor of dungeons to ourselves. LET US HAVE FAITH THAT RIGHT MAKES MIGHT, AND IN THAT FAITH, LET US, TO THE END, DARE TO DO OUR DUTY, AS WE UNDERSTAND IT."
Lincoln made sure to conclude the Republicans' Emancipation Proclamation: "I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind and the gracious favor of Almighty God."
And, it was President Abraham Lincoln (R-IL) who proclaimed the last Thursday in November to be Thanksgiving Day.