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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 02:01 AM

10. What went wrong? Ronald Reagan.

Not him personally, but all the evil he represented. I've been around longer (69 years young) and life kept expanding (civil rights, women's rights, environmental awareness, man on the moon, the Great Society, the New Deal) and with Reagan it came to a screeching halt. Real attempts to treat drug problems became, "Just Say No." Reagan's first act was to remove Carter's solar cells from the WH roof. The social safety net began to be shredded. Profits took precedence over the environment. Ketchup counted as a vegetable for school lunches.

When the Dems had power, things would get better or at least hold steady. When the Repukes were in charge, it was a race to the bottom, with each successive Repuke president accelerating the process until we have Donnie Two Scoops, who is committed to destroying the world (except for Russia, of course) and the nation as fast as possible.

Actually, the assassination of JFK probably is the turning point. The triple blow to liberalism -- the assassinations of JFK, RFK and MLK -- felt like a body blow to hope. By the time we had gotten a handle on our grief, the Republicans were in control and the long slide downward had begun.

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