Tony Norman reflects on teabagger nostalgia. A nugget:
Before the civil rights movement challenged the status quo, America was dominated by white males. Those in power subscribed to laissez-faire economics, a muscular foreign policy that sought to expand markets overseas, a knee-jerk accommodation to corporate power and a toothless Christianity that preached contempt for the poor.
Racial and religious minorities, women and homosexuals were relegated to the margins of society or reduced to second-class status in their homes. Even children were considered just a notch or two above property.
This is the era that commentator Pat Buchanan and his terminally nostalgic colleagues at Fox News think of as “the good ol’ days.”
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