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Lee Atwater

US Political Strategist

Died when: 40 years 31 days (481 months)
Star Sign: Pisces

 

Lee Atwater

Harvey LeRoy "Lee" Atwater (February 27, 1951 – March 29, 1991) was an American political consultant and strategist for the Republican Party.He was an adviser to US presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.

W.Bush and chairman of the Republican National Committee.Atwater aroused controversy through his aggressive campaign tactics.Featured in 2016 Film 13th explaining the Southern Strategy as campaign strategy adviser to Ronald Reagan -"Y'all don't quote me on this.

You started out in 1954 by saying nigger, nigger,nigger.By 1968 you can't say that nigger hurts you.It backfires so you say stuff like forced-bussing, states rights and all that stuff.You are getting so abstract now.

You're talking about cutting taxes.And all of these things you're talking about are totally economic things.And the by product of them is blacks get hurt worse than whites."


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