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13. While he was awful, I think the real shift happened because of Gingrich
Sun Feb 19, 2023, 12:31 PM
Feb 2023

Don't forget, Reagan worked with a Democratic congress and Tip O'Neill to enact his policies. There was at least some level of cooperation.

It was Gingrich, Whitewater, and the impeachment which really turned the dial up to crazy. They realized impeaching a president for a blowjob was effective enough to get their guy within striking distance of the White House. Add to that Florida's rise as crazy central in 2000, plus the Supreme Court and we have a trifecta.

All of that lead to 9/11 and the Iraq war, which was where the real shift happened.

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