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View Diary: One Wing to Rule Them All: How Conservatives Betrayed the Republican Party (104 comments)

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  •  Southern strategy less racist than today's GOP (7+ / 0-)

    The original Southern Strategy, as outlined by Phillips, was very much geared towards the working class. Note some of the ideas that Phillips thought could appeal to the "emerging Republican majority" - national health insurance, guaranteed employment, reviving the Civilian Conservation Corps, etc. No Republican would ever promote these ideas today.

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