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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Right-wingers have an odd penchant for comparing anything they don’t like to slavery
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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Some Republicans have a hard time dealing with the issue of slavery. In many cases, it’s just a matter of mistaken history.

For example, I saw something the other day about how it was the Republicans who ended slavery while the Democrats favored its preservation. That’s true, but it ignores the fact that the Republican and Democratic parties long ago traded places on issues of states’ rights and matters related to race. That’s why segregationist Democrats like Strom Thurmond switched to the Republican Party. It’s also why the GOP is now dominant in the Old Confederacy, while Democrats prevail in ...

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