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  •  It is the singular achievement of Richard Nixon (1+ / 0-)
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    a2nite

    to have created the Tea Party demographic, which ought to be ours.  

    Nixon's Southern Strategy was not just for the South but for the country. It is a very modern scheme, tailored for the Civil Rights revolution of the 1960's and beyond--much more modern than our tired old caricatures of the GOP as the Monopoly man, which quite frankly would look at home in a 1930's edition of the daily Worker (and if you think I'm a troll, check my long history here and then say you're sorry).  

    Until we grasp the supreme sense of showmanship in the GOP's appeal, until we figure out how to counter it with something more effective than graphs and brilliantly evocative phrases such as "1%," we will continue to lose the very people who should love us.

    •  Nixon's strategy isn't working with the (3+ / 0-)
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      Millennial Generation.  In fact, it's backfiring.

      And since the Millennial Generation will be the most powerful voting bloc by 2020....

      I do understand the point that you are making about framing, though.

      "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

      by Lawrence on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 08:24:30 AM PDT

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