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  •  Is Trent Lott the guy (1+ / 0-)
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    who said on TV that he would devote the rest of his life to promoting civil rights? I may have dreamed that, but I do remember something along those lines.

    Voting is the means by which the public is distracted from the realities of power and its exercise.

    by Anne Elk on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 01:24:28 PM PDT

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    •  I can't find a Google reference to it. (0+ / 0-)

      At any rate, it was never something he did whilst serving in the house.  Luckily he lost his minority speakership due to the content Albanius quoted.  It's hard to fathom that Republicans were still openly shamed of displaying bigotry in 2002.  

      They've fallen a long, long way in 12 years.  They used to attempt to hide it or act ashamed by of it at any rate.

      Charlie Crist for Florida Primary date: August 26, 2014, Election Date: November 4, 2014

      by aimeehs on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 03:09:31 PM PDT

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