Shorter Bruce Bartlett - I'm going to talk about the Democratic Party's racism in the long-ago to distract from the Republican Party's racism in the here-and-now.
Look, over there - an albino donkey! Just don't look at the big white elephant behind you!
Is it just me or does it seem like a case of bartlett, one of Reagan's domestic issues advisors, protesting too much about that infamous Reagan speech? Did he write the "state's Rights" line or something?
And exactly how did Ron Paul feel about such matters when Bartlett was working with the then congressman back in '76? Enquiring minds want to know.