Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:16 AM
egbertowillies (1,141 posts)
(VIDEO) GOP Lee Atwater Detailing Southern Strategy “By 1968 You Can’t Say Nigger” But?
Many of the Republican operatives like to hide from the strategy they have decided to embark on. The Southern Strategy practiced by Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush, and George W Bush was always done subliminally. They stay behind closed doors and ensure that their hate is promoted in an abstract manner.
Even today it continues even more fiercely with the attempt to make the President “the other” or “the foreign” in this election. While it is denied continuously, slowly but surely evidence of the evil perpetrated by these people are starting to see the light. The following recording was somehow dug up by President Carter’s grandson James Carter IV. Listen and be enlightened to the modus operandi.
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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:55 AM
EmeraldCityGrl (4,310 posts)
1. To further document what a heartless man lacking
anything approaching remorse I read that in the months leading up to his death from a brain tumor, Atwater offered
the following for a Life magazine article as an apology to Michael Dukakis for the "naked cruelty" of the 1988 presidential election campaign.
My illness helped me to see that what was missing in society is what was missing in me: a little heart, a lot of brotherhood. The '80s were about acquiring — acquiring wealth, power, prestige. I know. I acquired more wealth, power, and prestige than most. But you can acquire all you want and still feel empty. What power wouldn't I trade for a little more time with my family? What price wouldn't I pay for an evening with friends? It took a deadly illness to put me eye to eye with that truth, but it is a truth that the country, caught up in its ruthless ambitions and moral decay, can learn on my dime. I don't know who will lead us through the '90s, but they must be made to speak to this spiritual vacuum at the heart of American society, this tumor of the soul.
Atwater claimed to have converted to Catholicism. But following his death...
Ed Rollins, however, stated in the 2008 documentary Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story, that " was telling this story about how a Living Bible was what was giving him faith and I said to Mary (Matalin), 'I really, sincerely hope that he found peace.' She said, 'Ed, when we were cleaning up his things afterwards, the Bible was still wrapped in the cellophane and had never been taken out of the package,' which just told you everything there was. He was spinning right to the end.