Month: January 2012

Who are the victims of this ‘class warfare’?

“Since when do we in America accept this alien and discredited theory of social and class warfare? Since when do we in America endorse the politics of envy and division?” — Ronald Reagan, 1982 ** ** ** When Ronald Reagan spoke those words, the American economy was still a colossus astride the globe — its…
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Ron Paul still opposes Martin Luther King’s legacy

“We can thank (Ronald Reagan) for our annual ‘Hate Whitey Day.’ ” — 1990 Ron Paul newsletter on MLK holiday It’s tempting to simply forget Ron Paul’s unfortunate history on racial issues, especially since he seems to be trying to forget it himself. He won’t be the Republican nominee, and his years in Congress have…
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Rick Santorum, welfare and race-baiting politics

Rick Santorum — who gained the media spotlight after coming in a close second to Mitt Romney in Iowa — has long been a hard-right social conservative: opposed to reproductive rights, adamantly homophobic, hostile to contraceptive use. But he hasn’t previously been known as a race-baiter. The scion of a working-class Pennsylvania family, he spent…
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