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  •  Actually started with Lee Atwater (2+ / 0-)
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    Rove's mentor.

    Women create the entire labor force. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

    by splashy on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 12:04:40 AM PST

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    •  For anybody who hasn't read it, (6+ / 0-)

      Atwater's deathbed confession is truly moving. He begs people to learn from his mistakes. No Republican anywhere seems to be aware of it. Tragic. Pisses me off. Anyway, it's here: http://en.wikipedia.org/...

      Reaganomics noun pl: belief that unregulated capitalism can produce unlimited goods for unlimited people on a planet with finite resources and we the people can increase revenue by decreasing revenue.

      by FrY10cK on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 03:40:57 AM PST

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    •  Yes, I know that Atwater was the (0+ / 0-)

      originator's originator, but I believe that Rove brought a comprehensive and sweeping approach - that was far more bold particularly with respect to the use of religion.  If you go back to Nixon, you will note that the use of religion was not overt or out-of-control in the way that Rove employed it as a political weapon against America.

      Atwater seems like a nicer and more sensible guy compared to Rove and that's pretty fucking scary, really.

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