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Was Gary Hart Set Up?
The Atlantic ^ | Oct 18 | James Fallows

Posted on 10/19/2018 11:50:29 AM PDT by seanmerc

In the spring of 1990, after he had helped the first George Bush reach the presidency, the political consultant Lee Atwater learned that he was dying. Atwater, who had just turned 39 and was the head of the Republican National Committee, had suffered a seizure while at a political fund-raising breakfast and had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. In a year he was dead.

Atwater put some of that year to use making amends. Throughout his meteoric political rise he had been known for both his effectiveness and his brutality. In South Carolina, where he grew up, he helped defeat a congressional candidate who had openly discussed his teenage struggles with depression by telling reporters that the man had once been “hooked up to jumper cables.” As the campaign manager for then–Vice President George H. W. Bush in 1988, when he defeated Michael Dukakis in the general election, Atwater leveraged the issue of race—a specialty for him—by means of the infamous “Willie Horton” TV ad.

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: atwater; conspiracytheory; donnarice; garyhart; hart; leeatwater; msmnonsense; rice
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Latest attempt by the "MSM" to tar and feather Republicans before the midterms. I'm sensing their desperation. Perhaps the oft-predicted blue wave is not materializing as they had hoped?
1 posted on 10/19/2018 11:50:29 AM PDT by seanmerc
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Gary Hart set himself up.


2 posted on 10/19/2018 11:51:33 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (Maxine Waters for House Minority Leader!!)
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The Atlantic, Economist and Guardian are the 3 stooges of UK-based MSM garbage.


3 posted on 10/19/2018 11:52:10 AM PDT by max americana (Fired libtard employees 9 consecutive times at every election since 08'. I hope all liberals die.)
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4 posted on 10/19/2018 11:52:36 AM PDT by seanmerc
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If that was a setup, he looks pretty happy about it.


5 posted on 10/19/2018 11:53:21 AM PDT by seanmerc
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They must have MADE HIM have sex with that woman


6 posted on 10/19/2018 11:53:56 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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twater leveraged the issue of race—a specialty for him—by means of the infamous “Willie Horton” TV ad.

That was Algore's ad....................

7 posted on 10/19/2018 11:54:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (Nikki Haley is 100% Indian!.....................)
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Gary Hart set himself up.

Exactly, Hart dared the press to follow him and find any inappropriate activity and the following weekend he was spotted on a speed boat holding a model not his wife.

Idiot

8 posted on 10/19/2018 11:54:53 AM PDT by DannyTN
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Atwater leveraged the issue of race—a specialty for him—by means of the infamous “Willie Horton” TV ad.

We will overlook that it was brought up in the Primary by democrats.

9 posted on 10/19/2018 11:55:07 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice, and somewhere else the tea is getting cold.)
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Speaking of Congressmen who cheat on their wives... does anyone remember THIS poor aggrieved woman? (she was SO not guilty!!)

I was prepared to offer he tons of sympathy.

10 posted on 10/19/2018 11:57:19 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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Donna was a really cute girl back then. I’m not sure how much he needed to be “set up” for these events to have occurred. And wearing the “Monkey Business Crew” shirt? I suppose that he was tricked into wearing something so stupid.


11 posted on 10/19/2018 11:57:53 AM PDT by irishjuggler
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Known as ‘the b1tch set me up’ Democrat defense


12 posted on 10/19/2018 11:59:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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Gary Hart was “set up” by his own lust, hubris and lack of self discipline.

Even media liberals in the 1988 campaign thought he was a weirdo, and they wanted someone else.


13 posted on 10/19/2018 12:03:10 PM PDT by Reverend Wright (I am a Putin bot. (they, their, theirs))
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Donna Rice endorsed Donald Trump so it must’ve been a vast right wing conspiracy!

https://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/donna-rice-hughes-voting-donald-trump-230786


14 posted on 10/19/2018 12:04:11 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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“Hello Donna Rice, Goodbye Hart.”


15 posted on 10/19/2018 12:06:14 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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Gary Hart dared the press to follow him and they did.

16 posted on 10/19/2018 12:06:59 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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thanks for the link. Didnt realize she turned right.


17 posted on 10/19/2018 12:07:59 PM PDT by max americana (Fired libtard employees 9 consecutive times at every election since 08'. I hope all liberals die.)
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If he would have sexually assaulted her ..he might have been President?


18 posted on 10/19/2018 12:09:04 PM PDT by Leep (Thanks)
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Gary Hart set himself up.

"Catch me if you can," he said, while I smooch with my friend Donna Rice on the yacht "Monkey Business."

He sure did!

19 posted on 10/19/2018 12:11:37 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ("It's always a party when you're eating the seed corn.")
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I gottta say. At least Gary Hart had good taste in women. Donna Rice was a smoke show. She was hot!

Not a all like some of the dogs that Billy Bob Clinton went after.


20 posted on 10/19/2018 12:12:05 PM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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