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Linkmeister

The conspiracy gets some ink in Joshua Green's "Devil's Bargain," his book about Bannon and Trump. It was kept afloat after WJC's Presidency by David Bossie and a small(ish) network of websites and radio shows.

lingin

There is only one book that is worth reading regarding the Clinton presidency and that is "The Hunting of the President" by Joe Conason and Gene Lyons, the only journalists I would trust on the subject.

FDChief

And there's a huge difference in this, too:

Clinton was personally a skeevy sleaze who thought with his dick. Politically he was firmly in the New Deal tradition that had brought us the "middle class" America that most of us grew up with, the America where if you got good grades and worked hard you could earn a decent living and hope for more for your kids. If you were white...but that was kind of kept on the downlow (unless you WEREN'T white, when you knew...but couldn't do anything about it).

Gingrich was a New Gilded Ager, one of the earliest; a plutocratic, oligarchic, theocratic, racist, sexist, corporatist shitheel who wanted the nigras and beaners and wimmens and homos and...well, pretty much everyone except straight white Christian men...back in their hovels bowing and scraping as the nobles - and you bet your sweet ass he saw himself in that caravan - rode by.

So the tradeoff was pretty stark; kick Bill "I Ain't Nuthin' But A Hounddawg" Clinton down the stairs so that Newt "Did I Tell You You Could Stop Bowing To ME, Peasant?" Gingrich could ascend.

For a peasant like me, that was no choice at all.

IMO the single biggest thing that has changed since the 1990s is that back then the GOP had to at least pretend that what they were doing was for the "middle class". Now? They don't even lie convincingly. They could care less. They know their army of reprogrammable meatbags will vote for them regardless of how close the sorry proles are to the chute that will turn them into Soylent Green.

Nope. Sadly, we're completely fucked. No popular democracy can survive when something like 40% of the voting public will cheerfully vote for their own extermination because of their fears that someone will tell them to surrender their gun and stop saying "nigger".

Mutaman

When is someone going to ask Senator Gillibrand to explain/justify her partnership with David Boies?

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