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The Southern Strategy - The Lee Atwater Interview

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no agenda, no astroturfing, no parroting.

Got it, carry on.

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http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57350990-503544/santorum-targets-blacks-in-entitlement-reform/

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weird how I had only heard the term 'southern strategy' about twice in my life until we elected a black president. Since then I've heard it 23984843587243 times.

Must be a coincidence.

A lot of younger people have no idea how rare republicans were in the south 40-50 years ago or why it suddenly changed.

Before the Southern Strategy, finding a republican in North Carolina outside of Mecklenburg County was about as easy as finding a hen with teeth. No self respecting southerner would vote for the "Party of Lincoln". Republicans were primarily rich businessmen/bankers and transplanted yankees from the big city of Charlotte.

Didn't take long after civil rights legislation for the National Republicans to make inroads into a region that they had largely ignored since reconstruction.

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oh i don't doubt the validity of the southern strategy and its roots in the republican party.

I just think the frequency and vigor that it's mentioned in paralleling today's political climate seems like a pretty well-coordinated effort to portray the presidents detractors as a large group of racists stuck in the 1950s.

Rings of a Karl Rove-style hit parade.

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A lot of younger people have no idea how rare republicans were in the south 40-50 years ago or why it suddenly changed.

Before the Southern Strategy, finding a republican in North Carolina outside of Mecklenburg County was about as easy as finding a hen with teeth. No self respecting southerner would vote for the "Party of Lincoln". Republicans were primarily rich businessmen/bankers and transplanted yankees from the big city of Charlotte.

Didn't take long after civil rights legislation for the National Republicans to make inroads into a region that they had largely ignored since reconstruction.

My grandmother used to say that she'd vote for a yellow dog as long as it was a Democrat. Her kids changed their views with the Southern Strategy storm and always voted Republican

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Jase you are all over it. I have been watching msnbc all week and they have made a concerted effort to portray this. Sure they get to the middle east and fiscal cliff but the lead stories are still election focused and pouring more dirt on mitts coffin.

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so we've got a former RNC chairman and the guy who more or less won the 1988 election for bush talking about how his party used and continued to use dogwhistles to lure racists to the republican party.

but it's really all about the liberal media

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It is and here's why. Part of what I wanted to see aybody tackl on the Ron Paul thread. The dems/media don't want the rep party to change or adapt or learn from their mistakes. It takes away so much of their angst and reason for living if the reps get their act together.

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Maybe they don't want them to because it's a big reason the Republicans lost the 2012 election?

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