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Response to hifiguy (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 04:15 PM

4. Absolutely. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, our side doesn't do it.

Of course, the GOP continues the practice, although things have gotten more sophisticated.

In 1988, Pruneface Reagan, on behalf of Poppy and Potatoeboy, gave his thoughts on Michael Dukakis seeking psychological treatment after Dukakis' brother was killed in a hit-and-run accident. "I'm not going to pick on an invalid," Reagan said, and then smiled and winked at someone in the crowd where he said it. At the time, Duke had the lead in the polls. For some reason, Willie Horton and Boston Harbor included, it steadily diminished thereafter.

About the best I can find, sans Lexis/Nexis:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1370&dat=19880804&id=z2YVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=aQsEAAAAIBAJ&pg=2567,320427

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