Calls for the GOP to Break Out of Its "Media Cocoon"

Orange Impostor11/12/2012 11:34:28 am PST

re: #34 HappyWarrior

I still have no respect for Reagan at all for opening his 1980 presidential campaign where Goodman, Chaney, and Schwerner were kidnapped and later killed and talking about “states rights.” And I still contend that as bad as Watergate was that the Southern Strategy is the greater blemish on Nixon’s record in public life.

Don’t forget about Nixon also being responsible for giving credibility to Pat Buchanan. His role in Nixon’s “dirty tricks” group, coupled with his helping engineer the “Southern Strategy” - Buchanan is the person who actually coined the term “silent majority” - earned him a spot as one of the people in Ronald Reagan’s inner circle.