McClellan Campaign & Anti-Lincoln Super PAC

The Democratic Party was split between those who supported the war to preserve the Union and those who wanted immediate peace that might leave the nation divided. Those divisions ran all the way to the ticket itself, as war supporter Gen. George B. McClellan found himself running with Rep. George H. Pendleton of Ohio, a peace advocate. But both sides could at least agree that they wanted to see Mr. Lincoln voted out of office.

FlackCheck.org imagines how modern-day tactics might have been employed by the McClellan campaign (and third-party groups) to question Lincoln’s war record or dredge up exaggerated or out-of-context tales from his past.

Lincoln’s house of horrors

President Lincoln has given us war, taxes, tariffs, and poverty. Imagine what he'd give us with four more years.
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Why Hasn’t Lincoln Avenged the Deaths of Our Massacred Soldiers?

On April 12, 1864, Union troops were massacred at Fort Pillow in Tennessee. While the widows wept and the dead cried for justice, President Lincoln did nothing…
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A Thousand Cuts

President Lincoln once joked : "Did you know I'm a military hero? [In the Black Hawk War] I fought, bled and came away...and had a good many bloody struggles with the mosquitos." But the truth is, Lincoln is the one who's bleeding us dry… See the previous ad: "Abraham Lincoln: Mosquito Hunter"
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Abraham Lincoln: Mosquito Hunter

"At Gettysburg, he said he'd honored our fallen. But Lincoln actually thinks military service is a joke..."
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Tree Hugger Abe’s Yosemite Land Grab

On June 30, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed legislation setting aside the Yosemite Valley in California for "public use, resort and recreation." What national resources will 'Yosemite Abe' squander next?
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Believe In The Union

On March 4, 1861, Abraham Lincoln delivered his inaugural address. He promised he would protect slavery...
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Unconstitutional Abe

"The Constitution of the United States. The founding document of our nation. The law of the land. Until now..."
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Lincoln’s Homestead Act: A Redistribution of America’s Wealth

Lincoln signed the Homestead Act May 20, 1862. On the second anniversary of this legislation, General McClellan's attack ad dismisses it as an Un-American redistribution of wealth.
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