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  •  jayden: this crap started with Reagan's election (8+ / 0-)

    in 1980.
    The Moral Majority.
    Pat Robertson for President.
    The Gipper's falsifications of his own and the nation's history.

    Grassroots oligarchic theocrats have swung for the bleachers unopposed since 1980.

    Time to shut 'em down.

    LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 10:32:17 AM PST

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    •  Yes and no. (6+ / 0-)

      One might say that this modern arc of christianism started then, but there was also a strain of it in the anti-communist craze in the previous 50 years.

      That's why "under god" was added to the pledge of allegiance in the Eisenhower administration and prayer was promoted in public schools.

      Yes, this new militancy and mobilization started in the late '70s, including the takeover of the Southern Baptist Convention by the hard right wing. Reagan and his fellow travellers stoked the fires and led the way to the scorched-earth tactics used by the Tea Party.

      (That sound you are hearing is a paradigm being shifted at Warp Factor Infinity using no clutch.)

      by homogenius on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 11:08:32 AM PST

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      •  And at least some (1+ / 0-)
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        of it was connected to Nixon's "Southern Strategy" that brought the racists and bible-thumpers under the GOP's tent.

        It's an ongoing problem.

        I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

        by trumpeter on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 01:16:46 PM PST

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