Monday, August 26, 2013


Rick Perlstein really is a reliable source, unlike Mark Levin, and had an amazing revelation on MSNBC's UP with Steve Kornacki: (from 1:05 in the video)
PERLSTGEIN:>> let's go to ronald reagan. do you know what he said after martin luther king's assassination?
KORNACKI:>> tell us.

PERLSTEIN >> he said, he had it coming. he said it's the sort of great tragedy when we begin compromising with law and order and people started choosing which laws they would break. he's referring to civil disobedience. this was pretty much a consensus view on the right among the same people who celebrate martin luther king now. frankly, martin luther king had to be forgotten before he could be remembered. martin luther king called himself a socialist. jesse helms wasn't pulling that out of nowhere. his associate, daniel levinson, probably had been a communist. and the main demand of the march for jobs and freedom was a phrase that was resounding at the time but we don't remember it now, a marshal plan for the cities, which meant a massive federal investment in developing the depressed areas of america. which i don't think we heard in washington.

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