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Quite a prescient comment by RFK  on the subsequent domination of GDP on discourse within Reaganomics.  However Nixon should have destroyed the credibility of Republicans for a generation.  That he did not do so says little for the Democrats.  Reagan came in from the far right and mainstreamed it in a way that Goldwater could not do earlier.  The truth is, perhaps, that the US system favours money, power and privilege over minorities and working class Americans.  You can blame corporatism and the MSM but perhaps there is also a materialist and authoritarian streak in many American's which makes Reagan Bush so attractive to them.

RFK represented old money - the liberal Eastern WASP establishment - which made an alliance with minorities and MLK.  "Middle America" wouldn't wear it - which is why JFK/RFK/MLK had to be killed.  Has the US really changed all that much, or will Obama go the same way?

"It's a mystery to me - the game commences, For the usual fee - plus expenses, Confidential information - it's in my diary..."

by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Jun 12th, 2008 at 12:21:18 PM EST

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