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  •  the religious right (2+ / 0-)
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    TomP, native

    has existed since well before the1840's. It's political effectiveness has waxed and waned over that time.

    Most political strains are longer than our lifetimes. It's worth your time to examine back beyond the 80's.

    Try to shout at the right buildings for a few months.

    by nickrud on Wed Jul 04, 2012 at 12:45:17 PM PDT

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    •  Not in its current form as a political machine (7+ / 0-)

      I'm old enough to remember what political campaigns were like and what issues were debated before 1980.

      •  as I said, look past your lifetime (1+ / 0-)
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        caul

        for more context. Unions, and the busting thereof, isn't a new phenomenon.

        Mostly, my point is that they don't need no stinkin' Catholics to be what they are. They're what they've been for over a hundred years and just because your memory doesn't stretch back far enough isn't proof of anything.

        Try to shout at the right buildings for a few months.

        by nickrud on Wed Jul 04, 2012 at 03:41:54 PM PDT

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