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Response to Squinch (Reply #1)

Sun May 31, 2020, 05:24 AM

8. Tricky Dick was able to parlay the 1968 riots into political capital

The US was majority-white back in 1968, and despite the racial and economic divisions of the time, most voters thought that things were fundamentally pretty good and that the politicians had their interests at heart, even if the righties of the time thought they were too left-wing and airy-fairy.

Also, love him or hate him, Richard Nixon was a far cleverer politician than the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Fast-forward to 2020. The country isnít so white anymore, the good times are over, most people are scared about their future, and most people realize that Donald Trump doesnít give a ratís rump about them.

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