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  •  I remember in the Eisenhower days (1+ / 0-)
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    when Democrats and Republicans could be a check on each other on some issues. Back when Republicans had policies, not just the later Southern Strategy racism, bigotry, misogyny, and so on. When Eisenhower built the highway system and sent troops to desegregate schools, when Jackie Robinson was reasonably able to say that Republicans still had a better record on race than Democrats.

    Since LBJ Republicans have done everything they could think of, regardless of legality or morality, to boost their short-term prospects and destroy themselves long-term through hubris and overreach. Democrats do need to be wary of overreach when tempted by impenetrable majority power.

    Quotas on Jews at elite universities were mostly dropped in the 1950s, but some held out until 1970. It was held that they ruined things for everybody else by being too studious, among other "problems".

    And here we are again.

    Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

    by Mokurai on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 10:33:33 PM PST

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