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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
(4/7) And it wasn’t a flash-in-the-plan strategy. It was a Long Southern Strategy that continued. Remember when Reagan launched his presidential campaign in Mississippi? Guess who ran his southern campaign? Paul Manafort. @KevinMKruse #LongSouthernStrategy
(5/7) Remember the infamous Willie Horton ad the GOP ran against Dukakis? Guess who made that? Roger Stone & Roger Ailes. You can read all about it in my new book, The Long Southern Strategy, coming soon from @ouppress @KevinMKruse #CandaceOwens amazon.com/Long-Southern-…
(6/7) In the meantime, check out Chait’s 2017 piece in @NYMag where he notes that Jeff Sessions, Stephen Miller, & Steve Bannon met & decided “the path to Republican dominance lay not in tamping down racial polarization but in ramping it up” @KevinMKruse nymag.com/intelligencer/…
(7/7) P.S. Thomas Hofeller’s redistricting efforts fit into this story too. But more on that in another thread later this week. #LongSouthernStrategy
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