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  •  All your bases (1+ / 0-)
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    are mixed up.  Do you understand who the democratic base was in those days?  And I'm not sure how you can take my comment about MLK that way.  Clearly it was unproductive to listen to Newton, Cleaver and H. Rap.

    •  Nope! (4+ / 0-)

      I understand that the democratic base was the tattered remains of the new deal coalition that was made of up poor blacks, poor whites, racist whites, and everyone else who didn't own a huge fucking company. Also the pacifists usually counted themselves amongst the base even after FDR's betrayal (or so they call it).

      Regardless, the Vietnam war was foolish triangulation that did not represent policy that Americans wanted executed: I don't care how much people at the time hated the Kent State protestors or how much younger people wanted to initially die in foreign countries that wanted independence from imperial powers. Vietnam was a bad idea and it is what helped destroy the new deal coalition, not dirty hippies protesting - they had been doing that for years and no one decided to abandon the Democratic party for it.

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