Hat tip to Reverse Spin for unearthing this incredible quote from a 1995 interview

The right wing, the Christian right, has done a good job of building these organizations of accountability, much better than the left or progressive forces have. But it’s always easier to organize around intolerance, narrow-mindedness, and false nostalgia.

It does seem to me that it’s not just contempt there but some lesson learning. Change the object of the intolerance, appeal to other hatred (women?) and , voila! You can “build” too!

Reading throughout the so called interview – a puff piece designed to build the already designated to be financed Obama, one sees his language evolved towards the 2001 “wealth redistribution” . The notion is there to be sure only is dubbed “getting our fair share”

“Now an agenda for getting our fair share is vital.

The interview is an exercise in whitewashing – the Alice Palmer strong-arming ended on the cutting floor – and only her ‘blessing” survived from the revealing episode.

It also showed how the demagogic rhetoric evolved – he was still talking then about AA community, attempting a hazier version of the “wealth redistribution” idea. It was an agenda, nevertheless.