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  •  I loved that rant. (1+ / 0-)
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    Calamity Jean

    Also, maybe someone else can confirm this for me, since it was before my time, but I seem to recall hearing somewhere that Reagan also talked about "young bucks" on food stamps or something similarly racially coded.  That doesn't get brought up as often as welfare queens in cadillacs though.

    Speaking of mainstreaming the far right, up until recently, I'd even thought Bush Sr. wasn't that bad.  Then I watched the documentary Boogie Man, about Lee Atwater, and realized just how much Bush played up the Willie Horton stuff.  They also talk quite a bit about how W. learned how to campaign from that race.

    Now I don't think of Bush Sr. as a decent guy anymore.  Just the same racist asshole we've come to expect from the GOP.

    It was a pretty good documentary, actually.  I'd recommend it.  It's on Netflix streaming, if anyone wants to see it.

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