Lincoln freed* the slaves. That automatically justifies everything the GOP does, no matter how ignorant or racist it is! Today, we continue Lincoln's legacy of racial justice by making it as hard as possible for minorities to vote through Voter ID laws, and marching literal Nazis through the downtown streets of cities across the country.
Remember -- the KKK used to be Democrats, so it doesn't matter that most of them are proud Republicans these days. As Republicans, we believe only the facts that suit our purposes. It's the very definition of Freedom™ -- the Freedom to Invent Reality.
Republicans look to the future, rather than dwell on the past. And we think America's future lies in strong law-enforcement, heavily restricted civil liberties, a roll-back of disastrous Liberal policies like Civil Rights, gay marriage, and abortion. What is most important to us is that people recognize Wealthy, Straight, White, Christian Men as the only class who really deserves political power.