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  •  He loosed even worse monsters on us than he (5+ / 0-)
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    raboof, Gooserock, Chi, Nisi Prius, JVolvo

    was.

    Nixon was the start of the evil taking over America. Evil has been winning ever since.

    I voted Tuesday, May 6, 2014 because it is my right, my responsibility and because my parents moved from Alabama to Ohio to vote. Unfortunately, the republicons want to turn Ohio into Alabama.

    by a2nite on Fri Aug 08, 2014 at 09:25:57 AM PDT

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    •  No He Wasn't the Start. (3+ / 0-)
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      It started with the Goldwater campaign, that is the modern RW revolution. They were already underway organizing in 65 after his defeat, when we had not yet recovered Dick Nixon to kick around any more.

      Goldwater not Nixon created the Southern Strategy, he just couldn't make it work. Nixon benefitted from people seeing voting and civil rights passed, and from anti war protests and rioting after King was shot.

      Those things helped Goldwater's southern strategy draw many more voters.

      I think Nixon was more independent of them and coincidental with their activities than well integrated with them.

      The Powell Memo was written by his Court nominee in 71, which helped motivate setting up the Heritage foundation during the "Watergate" election year, and he did give us Rummy and Cheney and Pat Buchanan though.

      That last alone is an impeachable offense.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Fri Aug 08, 2014 at 10:09:54 AM PDT

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      •  What your last paragraph said + wasn't evil (0+ / 0-)

        Poppy Bush CIA director?

        Didnt he give us "the war on drugs" which was = to a war on black people?

        Goldwater didnt get elscted, Nixon did. Goldwater may have been more evil but didnt get elected POTUS.

        Looks like the American people continue to get punished for NOT electing that heinously evil crook in 1960.

        I voted Tuesday, May 6, 2014 because it is my right, my responsibility and because my parents moved from Alabama to Ohio to vote. Unfortunately, the republicons want to turn Ohio into Alabama.

        by a2nite on Fri Aug 08, 2014 at 11:26:50 AM PDT

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