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  •  And In Defense Of The Tea Party, Laura Ingraham (10+ / 0-)

    seems to forget that the Southern Strategy was enacted via a dishonest and racist code that stoked ethnic division while camouflaging the GOP's assault on the working classes' economic interests.  

    “If the reaction to the election is let’s dig into our core principles and try to remake them, I think the GOP will lose even more seats in 2014,” Ingraham told Fox News host Chris Wallace. “If it becomes a bidding war with Republicans in either this group or that group — whether it’s Latinos or women — we’re going to give you more stuff or we’re going to do amnesty plus… it’s not going to work.”

    “The Republicans have to take a lesson from — and I hate to bring up Reagan again — when Goldwater got shellacked in ’64, Bill Buckley and Brent Bozell Sr. and all these conservatives got together and they said, we’re going to figure out how to sell this idea of economic conservatism and the conservative framework to new voters. And they went into the South and they transformed Mississippi and Alabama, all these places where people had never voted Republican before.”

    Repackaging and re-enacting the Southern Strategy to promote economic policies that, to this day are not popular in the now-Republican South, will require that the hate-mongering Money Party find another scapegoat and new(er) code words to mesmerize the gullible.

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