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Who Killed the New Majority?

tpeters Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 7:53 AM
Actually... it was Nixon's opening to China that kick started the last 40 years of globalization and the exportation of US middleclass jobs. We've lost many many times more jobs to China than because of any illegal immigration. Moreover, Nixon was also responsible for creation of the EPA, whose regulations are now the chief impediment to an expanding US economy. Buchanan is an emotional bigot who always reconstructs history to support his preferred prejudices.
Ryan_M Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 9:28 AM
Illegal immigration has played hell in certain industries like construction, but I suppose you are one of those who believe these are jobs Americans won't do. Many did and made enough of a living to have and support a family.
RoyClinton Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 8:31 AM
Pat Buchanan is one of the smartest man in America today, and I will always defend him. I disagree with him on the social issues but he is correct on many other economic issues and foreign policy issues. Opening up to China doesn't mean that we surrender manufacturing to them. Why are you blaming Nixon for our current insane free trade policy? That would be like blaming Ronald Reagan for the immigration mess we have now. Don't do that. You have to blame the current and recent politicians for the trade & manufacturing mess we're in - Clinton, Bush, and Obama, and the people in the House and Senate.
Ryan_M Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 9:30 AM
I do blame Reagan for today's mess. It was he who signed Simpson-Mazzoli. From past experience in dealing with these people he should have known better.
Marie150 Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 8:25 AM
1973 has to go down as the worst year in our nation's history.

The Republican National Committee has produced an "autopsy" on what went wrong in 2012, when the party failed to win the White House and lost seats in Congress.

Yet, the crisis of the Grand Old Party goes back much further.

First, some history. The Frank Lloyd Wright of the New Majority was Richard Nixon, who picked up the pieces of the party after Goldwater's defeat had left Republicans with just a third of the House and Senate.

In 1966, Nixon led the GOP back to a stunning victory, picking up 47 House seats. In 1968, he united the Rockefeller and...