Back to the Future

I forgot how amazingly insane the Radical Right was during the Clinton Administration. I must say this: The Republican Party really didn’t go completely insane until Nixon’s successful Southern Strategy coupled with President Johnson’s embrace of Civil Rights led Southern Democrats to switch parties and drive Black Southern Republicans out of the Republican Party. It was as if Southerners were reaping vengeance on President Lincoln by destroying his party from the inside and to fulfill their oft-spoken threat that “the South would rise again”.  But only in the ranks of the Republican Party.

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