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Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama (2012)

by Ann Coulter

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-Lee Atwater, Republican Politician, Campaign Strategist for Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. Died of a brain tumor in 1991. (Full audio of interview can be found here.)

In this 41 minute interview, Lee Atwater, the ancestor of Boss Karl Rove, details the Republican campaign strategies as he saw them from the inside. His remarks are eerily prescient, even almost echoing Mitt Romney's 47% gaffe last year. (He got 47.2% of the vote, in another coincidence.)

Now I am well aware Ann Coulter is unpleasant reading for anybody to the left of Joseph McCarthy. But only a brief summary of her hypothesis and the few chapters I skimmed were all consistently bad and physically revolting. After such repeated evidence to the contrary, after 95% of black voters went Democrat in 2012, 75% of Latinos, and 70% of Asians, after the racism of the Tea Party was beaten so soundly, how could you not realize that racial politics are now firmly slanted against the Republican policies, and that blaming the minorities in question is not a feasible way to gain votes? How the desperate claims of one pundit saying, "We're not racist," are drowned out by the masses of racist Tea Party furor?

Could anyone explain to me how such persistent untruth is sold, how vast media enterprises have inundated large segments of the American people with this dreck, promising such big lies about history? Is it spite? Hatred? Fear? hhis nation changed forever ( )
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The Democrats' slogan during the Bush years was: Dissent is patriotic. Under Obama, it's: Dissent is racist.
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Ann Coulter fearlessly explains the real history of race relations in this country, including how white liberals twist that history to spring the guilty, accuse the innocent, and engender racial hatreds, all in order to win politically.

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