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  •  As long as the modern GOP (4+ / 0-)

    is the party of white resentment, they are not going to get many black voters.

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Mon May 19, 2014 at 11:23:32 AM PDT

    •  Story Often Told Of LBJ Signing Civil Rights Bill (5+ / 0-)

      He turned to someone and mentioned that he had lost the south to the Democratic party for generations.

      I think when Ronald Reagan first decided to use the story of the Chicago "Welfare Queen" on the campaign trail he should have turned to someone and said "we are associating the GOP now with white resentment. It will pay off with working class whites. We will have "Reagan Democrats. But the party will now always have a problem in getting support from African-Americans out of the single digits"

      •  Reagan kicked off his campaign in (0+ / 0-)

        Philadelphia, Mississippi where 3. Civil rights workers were
        Google... Prof. Ian Haney-Lopez...Dog whistle politics.

        We are not powerless!! "Activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet."– Alice Walker

        by nocynicism on Sat May 24, 2014 at 01:39:22 PM PDT

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