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    No Democrat has won the majority of the white vote since 1964, when Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. Of course it's about race.

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    Racism is the glue that held the country together. As long as both parties were a bit racist, we could build bridges and dams and highways.

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    When both parties were a little bit racist, government could do big things like Social Security, Medicare & GI bill on a bipartisan basis.

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    Shortly after the Democrats aligned with the civil rights movement in 1964-1965, government became the enemy for many white voters.

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    After signing the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Lyndon Johnson reportedly told Bill Moyers that Dems would lose the south for many years to come.

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    Nixon exploited white fears with his "southern strategy" in 1968. Reagan used "states' rights" & Cadillac-driving "welfare queens" in 1980.

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    George W. Bush used "Willie Horton." Newt Gingrich used "food stamps." And all Donald Trump had to say was "make America great again."

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    As GOP's Lee Atwater said, you start by saying "nigger." You end up talking "tax cuts," but it's all the same thing. thenation.com/article/exclus…

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