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  •  It's Called Tap-Dancing Away From Bush, and Dixie (2+ / 0-)
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       Putting Ronnie on a pedestal is a back-handed way of saying that Bush isn't a "true" conservative but has somehow betrayed or strayed from the Real Thing when it was Morning Again In America.
        Which in turn is a way of denying that Bush has only done his level best to carry out the sort of policies that conservatives wanted to implement during the Reagan years but couldn't.
        Also, it seems that after nearly 40 years of using the Southern Strategy, the GOP finds that it's painted itself into a geographical corner. Besides maybe Utah and Idaho, the Deep South is virtually the only place in the country where the Republicans can count on sure electoral votes in the near future. So naturally, they have to try to Gaslight any reference to the Southern Strategy: "Southern Strategy? What Southern Strategy? We never had a Southern Strategy! More liberal paranoia!"
        And so on...

    `Il bene commune è quello che fa grandi le città' -- Machiavelli

    by angry blue planet on Wed Nov 14, 2007 at 08:37:27 AM PST

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