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Sat May 21, 2022, 03:59 PM

17. I don't know...

The foundations were laid in the late Ď40ís and early Ď50ís by Kirk, Strauss and, to borrow from Laugh-in, FBuckley. Many say Goldwater wouldnít be welcome in todayís GOP nor would Reagan. I say that that is bullshit. Sure, Goldwater didnít like the religionists but that didnít stop him from opposing civil rights. Reagan was so fucking tone-deaf to civil rights as well as AIDS and gays as to be considered stupid. No, the Republican Party started down this path 70+ years ago. What has happened is both a direct result of simplistic solutions and sloganeering, a willingness to turn a blind eye to hatred and absolute fear over shifting demographics. Fear sells. They have sold it so well that they are starting to reap the whirlwind. Unfortunately, the rest of us are also caught in that whirlwind.

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