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  •  I remember Nixon's win had more too do with the (3+ / 0-)
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    riots and the fear of crime.

    People's fear of long haired hippies also played a role.

    Also Dems had a bloody primary.

    It’s the Supreme Court, stupid! Followed by: It's always the Supreme Court! Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive.

    by auapplemac on Tue May 07, 2013 at 12:02:35 AM PDT

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    •  Fear of Scary Black People, too. n/t (0+ / 0-)
      •  Well, there were riots and burnings in mostly (0+ / 0-)

        black neighborhoods. I lived in a major NE big city nd it was scary. That was the beginning of the end of some white people's active support for equal rights.

        MLK's and other's non violent ethos had touched people's hearts beginning in the fifties and 60s when kids were hosed for trying to integrate public places and blown up while in church.

        Bull Connor did more to change attitudes then most speeches.

        It’s the Supreme Court, stupid! Followed by: It's always the Supreme Court! Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive.

        by auapplemac on Tue May 07, 2013 at 02:38:34 PM PDT

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