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Old 07-31-2019, 06:57 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/

 
Old 07-31-2019, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Austin TX
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This is ridiculous, even for you.

We’re talking about a conversation that took place in 1971 between two men who are both dead now.

Get a life! Live in the now!
 
Old 07-31-2019, 07:00 AM
 
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At least with the current culture it gets the racism out in the open rather than behind closed doors and kept quiet. In today's climate people can let there racial preclusions fly. It may be exactly the phase we need to get behind our differences rather than continuing to perpetuate them and remaining silent.
 
Old 07-31-2019, 07:04 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/
Why not? What was so different between Regan and the standard racist politician in the 1960's and 1970's? Regan and Trump are similar that both were trained in the entertainment business on how to talk and persuade people with speech. It's all bull crap but it works. Black folk knew it at the time but no one believed them, man this sounds familiar to today.


I guess those monkeys weren't invited to the "Shining city on the hill" Regan went on about.
 
Old 07-31-2019, 07:07 AM
 
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This is ridiculous, even for you.

We’re talking about a conversation that took place in 1971 between two men who are both dead now.

Get a life! Live in the now!


In the past 24 months how many times have you brought up the fact that Robert Byrd was once a member of the KKK? Honest answer.
 
Old 07-31-2019, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Austin TX
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In the past 24 months how many times have you brought up the fact that Robert Byrd was once a member of the KKK? Honest answer.
Honest answer - zero times. In fact, I roll my eyes every time a conservative here brings up “Dixie Democrats” and how they were once pro-slavery. You can search my 11 years of posts here for proof of this fact.

I’m all for using history as a tool to help us make better decisions today. But this is nothing more than scratching the scabs of ancient wounds in order to fire up people today. Pointless endeavor.
 
Old 07-31-2019, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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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/
And people still want to deny that his welfare queen tropes weren't racially motivated.
 
Old 07-31-2019, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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Why not? What was so different between Regan and the standard racist politician in the 1960's and 1970's? Regan and Trump are similar that both were trained in the entertainment business on how to talk and persuade people with speech. It's all bull crap but it works. Black folk knew it at the time but no one believed them, man this sounds familiar to today.


I guess those monkeys weren't invited to the "Shining city on the hill" Regan went on about.
Please learn how to correctly spell Reagan before you and your finger-pointing, grunting, slobbering followers attempt to sit in judgement on the man.
 
Old 07-31-2019, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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It's not a commitment to honesty - it's the fact that he has no filter.

But certainly no hero.

He seems committed to honesty but I can't know his motivation for telling the truth so much. I know he's imperfect but he's taken on the biggest pack of destructive liars in our country (the mainstream media) and I admire him greatly for that.
 
Old 07-31-2019, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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1971........really. I am so tired of hearing about the snowflake melting things said by historic figures in the days long before political correctness being made issue of today. 1971 was 48 years ago. Reagan was elected nearly 40 years ago. You millennials should stay out of the 20tg century, you wouldn’t like it much there. Too much free speech, to much capitalism and it was way to white
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