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Old 07-31-2019, 10:55 AM
 
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Originally Posted by EddieB.Good View Post
And people still want to deny that his welfare queen tropes weren't racially motivated.
what race did Reagan claim the welfare queen was?

if you superimposed a race on the welfare queen, that's on you.

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Seems like a successful tactic in a time and age that Americans have to make up stories about racism - let’s just fire up the ole time machine and take people back to the REAL era of racism so they can get angry all over again. Great way to keep progressives in line until Election Day.
^ all of this ^

 
Old 07-31-2019, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Austin TX
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Republicans did run on Regans platform for 30 years, still have trickle down economics. This is the guy all of the 2008 and 2012 Republican candidates worshipped. Some Primariy debates were based on how many Reagens one could get in by the end of the debate. Heck Republicans even held a primary in California so they could stand in from of his Air Force One and receive his wisdom.

Its way more relavent than your letting on
It’s 48 year-old ugly history. Nothing more. The only value in its resurrection is fomenting more anger.
 
Old 07-31-2019, 11:05 AM
 
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Guess it shouldn't be surprising, but I didn't expect it from him.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/ar...-nixon/595102/
Doesn't surprise me.

But I have more recent examples.

Frank Artiles calling a law maker the N word. April 2017
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/loc...145327079.html

Douglas County, GA chairman Tom Worthan
https://www.ajc.com/news/local-govt-...jij3peheLma1H/
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In that tape, Worthan could be heard saying that governments run by blacks “bankrupt you,” and that if African-American sheriff candidate Tim Pounds were elected, “he would put a bunch of blacks in leadership positions” they may not be qualified for.
 
Old 07-31-2019, 11:06 AM
 
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It’s 48 year-old ugly history. Nothing more. The only value in its resurrection is fomenting more anger.
Where would the anger come from? The black community was already aware. All anyone had to do was look at his record from California and his disapproval of the civil rights act. This is new for the twitter crowd but they're always over the top in responses to get attention. (I include the President in that crowd). I guess this is all new news for some.
 
Old 07-31-2019, 11:09 AM
 
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Where would the anger come from? The black community was already aware. All anyone had to do was look at his record from California and his disapproval of the civil rights act. This is new for the twitter crowd but they're always over the top in responses to get attention. (I include the President in that crowd). I guess this is all new news for some.
And stuff like this is why Black support for the GOP is so low.
 
Old 07-31-2019, 11:09 AM
 
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We can say 'Merry Christmas' now, thanks to Trump. No one is forcing us against our will to say 'Happy Holidays'.
We could always say "Merry Christmas". There was never any law against it (not that I know of, anyway).
 
Old 07-31-2019, 11:10 AM
 
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We can say 'Merry Christmas' now, thanks to Trump. No one is forcing us against our will to say 'Happy Holidays'.
I know. Our President Trump single handedly ended the War on Christmas and for that, I will always be in his debt. We (Christians) all are.
 
Old 07-31-2019, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Austin TX
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Where would the anger come from? The black community was already aware. All anyone had to do was look at his record from California and his disapproval of the civil rights act. This is new for the twitter crowd but they're always over the top in responses to get attention. (I include the President in that crowd). I guess this is all new news for some.
So in breaking news, a racist guy that Blacks didn’t vote for back in the 80’s who is dead now is still a racist guy that blacks wouldn’t vote for today.
 
Old 07-31-2019, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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If you were old enough to vote in the 72 election then you must be at least in your late 60s, maybe even older. As a seasoned citizen as Rush would say you should be fully aware of the cultural norms that existed in the pre 1990s era, you KNOW most people said things then the SJWs would cry about. Judging people of the past by today’s standards is wrong. In fact today’s standards are indeed wrong. Your right I am younger than you but I did grow up in the 70s and 80s and I remember a much less uptight world, a better world. President Reagan was part of that, he was a great American.
The voting age was 18 in 1972. If someone was 18 in 1972, they're 65 years old.
 
Old 07-31-2019, 11:13 AM
 
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And stuff like this is why Black support for the GOP is so low.
Yes, and that is why the Republicans to this day have such a bad reputation among many people of all ancestries. Not just because of Nixon and Reagan, of course, but because of many whites like them who thought there was nothing wrong in having and expressing truly racist ideas.

When it comes to extreme conservatives and extreme liberals, the words "A plague on both your houses" come to my mind.
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