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(1/7) Since @DineshDSouza refuses to do"takebacks" (despite getting schooled daily by @KevinMKruse & his fellow #twitterhistorians) & since I still can’t believe that @CandaceOwen denied the GOP’s Southern Strategy, I’m reposting this short thread of evidence to the contrary.
(2/7) In a 2005 speech to the NAACP, the former head of the GOP, Ken Mehlman, apologized for his party’s Southern Strategy. At the time, Bob Herbert called it an empty apology in the @nytimes because it was still going on. It still is. nytimes.com/2005/07/18/opi…
(3/7) Some quotes: Scholars Murphy & Gulliver on Nixon: he “hoped to woo Southern support so ardently that there might once again develop a solid political South—but this time committed as firmly to the Republican party as it once had been to the Democratic party.” @KevinMKruse
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