Senate Okays Jurist Who Called Reagan a Bigot

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    Reagan was a bigot. The nominated judge was a college student when she made the1989 statement. Reagan had opposed the Civil Rights Act, The Voting Rights Act and The Fair Housing Act in the 1960's and as President tried to prevent the bills from renewal in the 1980's. In addition, he vetoed the anti-apartheid bill and to top things off, ignored the aids epidemic and allowed massive numbers of Americans to suffer and die because the disease concentrated on gay men and drug users and the babies of aids victims.
     
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    FDR was a bigot!
    And yet you far left drones seem as a hero!

    But then again the far left loves to spout religious dogma not connected to reality!
     
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    So bigot is now defined as someone not doing what you think he should do?
     
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    Not at all. History determines whether a leader or historical figure was bigoted and puts the bigotry in the perspective of time periods in question. Did FDR have massive protest and criticism for his bigotry or did his bigotry coincide with the culture and attitudes of the time? Is he judged by standards of the 1930 or more modern times when the nations perspectives changed? What were the cultural attitudes of the time during the Reagan period? Did he meet the attitudes and cultural changes or did he try to remain in the past and hold on the outdated norms?
     
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    Depends on who writes the history books.

    FDR was a bigot because the sole motivation for the internment of Japanese Americans, many of whom were citizens, was heritage. That's a bigot.

    Sounds to me as if you try to justify FDR's bigotry.
     
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    Perhaps, but FDR was in a precarious position. The General and commander in charge of security for the west coast wanted the Japanese removed from the west coast. Even though some intelligence reports downplayed the possibility of sabotage, it is hard to imagine that a President would ignore the General tasked with keeping the country safe and risk the consequences of an attack after being warned.
    The real ugliness should be assigned to the California businessmen and politicians who pressured authorities out of greed for the Japanese properties.
     
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    I find it just as ridiculous for today's Republicans who keep invoking how great Reagan was when in fact he would be in serious trouble with conservatives! He would not be their fave if he was still alive and President today! They need to stop nauseating me with their faux praise! ;) :) :rolleyes:
     
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