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David Walsh
History PhD student . "General socialist troublemaker" according to . Bylines , ,
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David Walsh 1m
Also, I’d be very careful who this guy is calling “looks like Gary Busey” based on his avatar.
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David Walsh 1h
One of the mitigating factors against the utterly deranged homophobia in magazines like "National Review" in the 1980s and early 1990s was that homophobia was normative in elite political society writ large.
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David Walsh 1h
Replying to @puremalarkey
"If only the Speaker knew!"
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David Walsh 1h
Like, it's welcome and appreciated, but I am struggling to figure out why , of all brands, is chiming in here with grilling tips.
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David Walsh 1h
Replying to @DavidAstinWalsh
Hahahaha just kidding the "rule of law" in this country is a complete joke.
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David Walsh 1h
Don't worry -- the Democrats will hold him in double-secret probationary contempt. That'll learn him!
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David Walsh 3h
Replying to @joshshepperd
“World Peace is None of Your Business” indeed.
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David Walsh 5h
Replying to @max_read
I hate you.
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David Walsh 16h
Replying to @DavidAstinWalsh
Oh, now they're talking seriously about a caller's suggestion that anyone who receives government assistance should be disenfranchised.
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David Walsh 16h
Replying to @DavidAstinWalsh
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
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David Walsh 16h
Replying to @DavidAstinWalsh
And *JESUS CHRIST* in this 1986 clip they're talking about Joe Biden's presidential aspirations.
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David Walsh 16h
I'm watching old C-SPAN videos for research this evening, and it warms my heart to know that its callers were ALWAYS crazy old people who are just barely choking back racial slurs.
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David Walsh 21h
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David Walsh 22h
Replying to @DavidAstinWalsh
Oh, and funny story -- two days after Thurmond's switch/endorsement, Goldwater gives a speech in which he doubles down on his calls to privatize the Tennessee Valley Authority!
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David Walsh 22h
Replying to @kchoudhu
You learn stuff as you do this, though. I didn't know that Thurmond literally stole the quote from Hayek to justify his decision to switch.
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David Walsh 22h
Replying to @DavidAstinWalsh
Thurmond even said that he was compelled to support Goldwater because the Democratic Party was marching down the "road to serfdom." Thurmond literally cited Hayek to justify his decision to switch parties!
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David Walsh 22h
Replying to @DavidAstinWalsh
...he very famously switched his party affiliation to the Republican Party in September 1964, *explicitly* to support Barry Goldwater. In a speech justifying his switch, he labeled the Democratic Party as "socialist."
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David Walsh 22h
Replying to @DavidAstinWalsh
Not only did Thurmond run against Harry Truman on the "State's Rights Party" ticket *EXPLICITLY* because of Truman and the Democratic Party's (tepid) embrace of civil rights...
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David Walsh 22h
Dude, the Dixiecrat candidate for president in 1948 was Strom Thurmond.
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David Walsh 22h
Replying to @studentactivism
This reads like an outtake from the Doors’ “The End” session. “Father?” “Yes, son?” “I want to kill you.” “So do those ghost Vietnamese ships in Tonkin, son!”
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