Abraham Lincoln a Democrat? (Old Story)

The Daily Caller notes the response from the university:

As The Daily Caller previously reported, a Northeastern Illinois University building contains a plaque dedicated to Abraham Lincoln that erroneously identifies the first Republican president as a Democrat.

NEIU’s response? No mistake was made, because Lincoln is actually a “democrat,” in the sense that he supported democracy.

“According to building archives, the word democrat was used because Lincoln was an advocate for democracy—the political or social equality of all people,” an NEIU spokesperson told The Daily Caller in a statement. “The word was not chosen to reflect a political affiliation.”