May 15, 2008
Black Blowback

Is this the end of Nixon’s Southern Strategy? (Incidentally, note the lapel pin in the photo below. Do we see a pattern emerging here? For instance, did Mussolini wear a lapel flag?)

The result in Mississippi, and what Republicans said was a surge in African-American turnout, suggested that Mr. Obama might have the effect of putting into play Southern seats that were once solidly Republican, rather than dragging down Democratic candidates.



Posted by Jerome Doolittle at May 15, 2008 12:09 PM
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Benito (named after Benito Juárez, the Mexican revolutionary, and an ardent anarchist in his youth) never wore a lapel flag, but a lot of military decorations, although he used to be a draft dodger.

So he may have had something in common with George Walker, after all. Like a lot of fake balls.

Posted by: Peter on May 15, 2008 12:52 PM

Where does one buy a flag pin? And where are they made?

Posted by: Cynthia on May 15, 2008 3:27 PM

It is the end of the Republican party.

Posted by: Michael on May 15, 2008 5:53 PM

I bought mine on the net, because I wanted to get one as big and tacky as the ones Bush wears. A picture of it is at

Unfortunately I don't remember the supplier, but just Google "lapel flags." No clue where the things are made, but I imagine you wouldn't go broke if you bet on China or Taiwan.

Posted by: Jerry Doolittle on May 15, 2008 6:00 PM
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