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The first #SouthernStrategy started long before the 60’s

It was a strategy to wipe out Black Republican power in the South, and it was waged by white-racist Republicans on behalf of white-racist-Democrats. It started in the 1800’s and ended in the 50’s.

nytimes.com/1903/02/17/arc…
After waging a brutal war on Black Conservatism in the South, the Lily White colonization process begins.

Free of the black-race-conscious narrative, It could rest, it could now pass the torch to her racist & demonic sister “Lily White” Evangelicalism.

forbes.com/sites/chrislad…
Race, not abortion, was the founding issue of the religious right

bostonglobe.com/opinion/2018/0… via @BostonGlobe
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The George Bush/Dan Quayle campaign's official Willie Horton themed ads in 1988 were racist and divisive. The man behind the ads was southern strategy mastermind Lee Atwater, who worked with Roger Stone & Paul Manafort. #Racism #Maddow
Dog whistle politics was Lee Atwater’s specialty. The Bush-Quayle campaign's Willie Horton-themed ads were racist & played on racial fear. This ad didn't picture or name Horton specifically, but there was only inmate who looks directly into camera. #Maddow
Donald Trump has been courting a run for prez since the late 90’s. He’s known Roger Stone & Paul Manafort for over 30yrs. They were known as the “Torturer’s Lobby”. They helped craft the southern strategy w/Lee Atwater for Reagan & H. W. Bush. They crafted Trump’s hate. #Maddow
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you want to know what happened, i can show you.
first @thedemocrats and @GOP swapped places.

this was called the #southernstrategy and is what got Reagan elected.

anyone remember the #moralmajority? (which was neither, btw)
then, @TheDemocrats proceeded to sidle up to the corporations, eventually over taking the role of corporate money funnel to drain the 99% of any hope for retirement, health security, or peace.

all whilst while china wealthy and building their middle class.
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