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  •  Well u can argue 1964 (3+ / 0-)
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    sillia, wishingwell, Eric Nelson

    really.

    •  1956 (1+ / 0-)
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      v2aggie2

      Tricky Dick is Veep.

      ~On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Raise her glowing flame!~ I am proud to say three generations of my family lived in WI. Though I live elsewhere, am with you in spirit!

      by sillia on Sun Apr 08, 2012 at 09:44:26 AM PDT

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      •  Ideologically (2+ / 0-)

        Nixon continued the Ike approach on domestic policy.

        •  He helped foster the (2+ / 0-)
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          Cold War anti-Communist there-are-enemies-among us mentality, the Silent Majority (sheep) are the good people, disagree with my policies or you are anti-American, etc. that underlies the protestors-are-terrorists attitudes we have today. Enemies list?
          He was a supporter of Joe McCarthy, and this is significant. Oh, I know you know all this, just putting it out there.

          ~On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Raise her glowing flame!~ I am proud to say three generations of my family lived in WI. Though I live elsewhere, am with you in spirit!

          by sillia on Sun Apr 08, 2012 at 09:54:36 AM PDT

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          •  He was joined by a whole host of (0+ / 0-)

            Democrats in being anti-Communist--that is not a valid distinction between the parties. JFK and LBJ, after all, pushed us far into war against those evil VC to stop the dominoes from falling. Republicans were actually far more isolationist than the Dems. Nixon's Southern Strategy, though, can be seen as a real turning point, as he began emphasizing "social" issues around which the Rs could coalesce. So, Nixon yes, but only after 1968 . . .

            "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

            by bryduck on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 09:46:24 AM PDT

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      •  Actually, that would be 1952 (1+ / 0-)
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        Barack Obama for President '08

        by v2aggie2 on Sun Apr 08, 2012 at 11:05:12 AM PDT

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        •  True, and actually (1+ / 0-)
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          his true evil would have been revealed earlier, as a participant in the Army-McCarthy hearings. So around 1950.

          ~On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Raise her glowing flame!~ I am proud to say three generations of my family lived in WI. Though I live elsewhere, am with you in spirit!

          by sillia on Sun Apr 08, 2012 at 11:52:15 AM PDT

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