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Is Chicago the code word for Democratic lawlessness?

 
 
Reply Wed 12 Mar, 2014 06:45 am
"Sixteen years ago in 1952, I was nominated for vice president in Chicago at the Republican National Convention. And then eight years ago, I was nominated for president of the United States in Chicago at the Republican National Convention. And today, as I begin this campaign tour, I would have to say I've received the greatest political reception that I've ever received in my life in Chicago." Over and over, a half dozen times, he repeated that code word for Democratic lawlessness: Chicago.

The "he " in this paragraph is Nixon.
Why is Chicago the code word for Democratic lawlessness? What does that mean?
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Reply Wed 12 Mar, 2014 07:22 am
In some people's minds. There had been the "roaring twenties" and there had been violence in the streets during the '68 GOP convention. Depending which sort of ax was being ideologically ground, the writer was referring to one of those two situations.
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Reply Wed 12 Mar, 2014 11:15 am

Chicago: Where the Dead come out to vote.
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Reply Wed 12 Mar, 2014 11:51 am
@JustinXujia,
This may help you.

http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/conventions/chicago/facts/chicago68/index.shtml

Nixon was the GOP Presidential nominee in 1968 running against the Democratic nominee. There were riots at the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago.
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wmwcjr
 
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Reply Wed 12 Mar, 2014 12:07 pm
@oralloy,
oralloy wrote:
Chicago: Where the Dead come out to vote.



You mean like these guys? Razz

http://swordattheready.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/ron-paul-zombies.jpg

(I'm just joking! Cool Laughing Mr. Green )
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Wed 12 Mar, 2014 03:10 pm
@oralloy,
They vote early and they vote often.
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