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The Southern Strategy - The Lee Atwater Interview


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#61 Chimera

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:00 AM

George Wallace agrees!


George Wallace, isn't that the guy who ran against Richard "Southern Strategy" Nixon?

#62 FurdTurgason

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:45 AM

Atwater died in 1991.

#63 NanuqoftheNorth

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:57 AM

George Wallace, isn't that the guy who ran against Richard "Southern Strategy" Nixon?


The same, he ran to the right of Nixon. He out Southern-ed Nixon's "Southern Strategy" as a third party candidate.

Just like today, the "Southern Strategy" back then was somewhat of a misnomer, as it attracted people throughout the nation that were typically more rural and conservative.

#64 FurdTurgason

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:09 AM

Race didn't cause the Repubs the election. Their tie-in to the religious right costs them more votes than anything else. The two idiots who made the rape comments should be sent bouquets by Obama.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:12 AM

white people: pro-preferential treatment for century after century until it started benefitting blacks.

#66 FurdTurgason

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:33 AM

I didn't realize that white people lived for hundreds of years.

#67 Frash Brastard

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:17 AM

does delhommey bring up race at social gatherings to the point that his acquaintances start hiding from him? because it seems to be the only thing he talks about on here...

#68 Gazi

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:11 AM

The death of Southern Strategy

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#69 Chimera

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:17 AM

The same, he ran to the right of Nixon. He out Southern-ed Nixon's "Southern Strategy" as a third party candidate.

Just like today, the "Southern Strategy" back then was somewhat of a misnomer, as it attracted people throughout the nation that were typically more rural and conservative.


Well 1968 was well before I took my first breath on this earth, so I won't say what the campaign was all about. But judging by the election map, Nixon seemed to run a "nationwide" strategy. He won practically everything except the northeast and the gulf coast.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:23 AM

does delhommey bring up race at social gatherings to the point that his acquaintances start hiding from him? because it seems to be the only thing he talks about on here...


Let's just say if I was on a message board of Holocaust deniers, I'd mostly bring that up.

#71 SZ James (banned)

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:40 AM

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this kinda makes liberals look like the jerks. we should be above this kinda stuff.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:40 AM

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pocket pool.

#73 Gazi

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:45 AM

this kinda makes liberals look like the jerks. we should be above this kinda stuff.

In the meantime, he's wondering if you opened those Obama gifts yet, cause his gas needs pumping

#74 FurdTurgason

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:55 AM

Liberals are NEVER above that kind of stuff.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:57 AM

You get butthurt over a gas station photo in a thread titled Southern Strategy? :lol:


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