The Republican narrative does not change over fifty years. “Not one of us”, the UN as overlords, anti-Christian BS. Stirring up hate is their script.
Context: “Thousands of fliers accusing Kennedy of being a communist sympathizer were distributed in Dallas ahead of his visit.” 1963
The only thing that has changed is that Extremist Republicans have the Fox “News” network working 24/7 to spew their hatred and lies. And they have the Internet. 50 years ago, it just took longer to spread the hatred, since it had to be done on paper.
No, this is incorrect. While extreme rhetoric has always been part of the political process in this country, it has never led to the level of government impasse and dysfunction as it has in recent years. And that is the crucial difference; whilst voices from the extreme have been heard on both sides, never before have those voices taken control of the political process to such an extent.
There are multiple reasons for this, but let’s be clear — what we live in today is not “business as usual,” and the danger in believing so is enormous.
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