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White Liberals Tell Black Lies about Civil Rights

Agent Crawfish Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 11:11 AM
Technically ... Ronald Magnus kicked off his Presidential campaign in 1975 when he sought the nomination for the first time. Yeah. History.
inkling_revival Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 11:20 AM
Slight difference in nomenclature. I was talking about his national campaign as the Republican nominee for President in 1980. That's the one that progressives today claim -- falsely -- he "kicked off" with his speech in Philadelphia, MS, "proving" that Reagan intended to woo the southern racists in order to win the Presidency.

But, yes, he was running for the nomination before July 18, 1980. He announced his campaign for the 1980 election in New York on Nov 13, 1979. And yes, he threw his hat into the ring back in 1975, trying to displace Gerald Ford, who had never won an election to become President. Ford replaced Spiro Agnew as Nixon's VP in Oct 1973, and took office when Nixon resigned in Aug 1974.

Liberals ignored my book Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama throughout the fall. Now that I'm safely home from my book tour, they feel free to jabber on about their make-believe history of the civil rights movement with abandon.

In the hackiest of all hacky articles, Sam Tanenhaus, the man responsible for ruining The New York Times Book Review, has written a cover story in The New Republic, titled: "Original Sin: Why the GOP is and will continue to be the party of white people."

MSNBC has been howling this cliche for a decade --...