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I don’t agree that there’s such a thing as an Alt-right that is distinct from The Right. However, I do understand why Clinton used the term in her speech directed to any Republicans who still maintain that they’re only in it for the small government and lower taxes and they’re just shocked by all of this racism thingy that just cropped up. Tossing anchors at people while yelling Swim little froggies! at them wouldn’t be presidential.

I also wonder if she was yanking their chains, just a little.

Twenty years ago, when Bob Dole accepted the Republican nomination, he pointed to the exits and told any racists in the Party to get out.

Ran against Bill Clinton, lost. (And now endorses Trump.)

The week after 9/11, George W. Bush went to a mosque and declared for everyone to hear that Muslims “love America just as much as I do.”

Is widely regarded as one of the worst things to ever hit the White House and that includes the British back in 1812.

In 2008, John McCain told his own supporters they were wrong about the man he was trying to defeat.  Senator McCain made sure they knew – Barack Obama is an American citizen and “a decent person.”

Was squished by Obama.

We need that kind of leadership again.

Yes. Republican leaders who lose to Democrats or remind people what a disaster it is to let Republicans near the levers of power.

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