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  Lee Atwater - SourceWatch
Atwater was a trusted advisor of U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
Atwater's aggressive tactics were evident in 1980, when he was a consultant for Republican candidate Floyd Spence in his campaign for Congress against Democratic nominee Tom Turnipseed.
Atwater's tactics in that campaign included push polling in the form of fake surveys by "independent pollsters" to "inform" white suburbanites that Turnipseed was a member of the NAACP.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Lee_Atwater   (721 words)

  
  Lee Atwater
Harvey Leroy "Lee" Atwater (February 26, 1951 - March 29, 1991) was a Republican National Committee chairman during the latter part of the 1980s.
Atwater was a trusted advisor of both President Ronald Reagan and President George H. Bush.
Those who opposed him described Atwater as "the Darth Vader of the Republican party", "the happy hatchet man", and "the guy who went negative for the sheer joy of it." At the same time, there is little doubt Atwater understood the politics of his generation, and how to act upon them.
www.abacci.com /wikipedia/topic.aspx?cur_title=Lee_Atwater   (337 words)

  
 Lee Atwater   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Atwater was a trusted advisor of U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
Atwater's opponents characterized him as "the Darth Vader of the Republican party", "the happy hatchet man", and "the guy who went negative for the sheer joy of it."
In 1991, Atwater was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.
www.mywiseowl.com /articles/Lee_Atwater   (227 words)

  
 Lee Atwater and the Destruction of Black Music
Lee Atwater was Ronald Reagan’s campaign manager during the 1980 presidential election and he had a huge influence over just where we are with today’s music.
Lee Atwater knew that he could create vivid images via Ronald Reagan of a country where somehow lazy & shiftless welfare queens & kings with CETA jobs were somehow buying lobsters with food stamps donated by the poor & suffering white folks.
Meanwhile Lee Atwater was saying that none of this was racist because he loved Black music and culture because he was a "Blues fan" and that "Blues" was "real/authentic Black music" (enter the "Blues Brothers"), as opposed to disco.
www.soul-patrol.com /funk/lee_at.htm   (1906 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: "I'm Still Lee Atwater"
Lee said that he loved her, and there would be a place for the two of them together when this was over.
Lee had made it his life work to understand his enemies, but not to the extent that he could empathize with them, because then he couldn't do what needed to be done.
Lee's favorite spot at GW was the chapel, where he often went for a morning visit in his wheelchair to pray aloud.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/style/longterm/books/bckgrnd/atwater.htm   (10428 words)

  
 Lee Atwater at AllExperts
Atwater was a trusted advisor of U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. Bush.
Atwater's most noted campaign was the 1988 presidential election.
Atwater was accused of having initiated these rumors, although there is no direct proof that he did so.
en.allexperts.com /e/l/le/lee_atwater.htm   (1520 words)

  
 WHAT LEE ATWATER LEARNED AND THE LESSON FOR HIS PROTÉGÉS  By Tom Turnipseed The Washington Post Tuesday
Thanks to the late Lee Atwater, my electroshock treatments for adolescent depression 35 years ago have probably been the most publicized political incident of its kind since Sen. Thomas Eagleton of Missouri was replaced as vice presidential candidate on the Democratic ticket in 1972, because he had a "nervous breakdown" in his past.
Atwater, as you probably read in his recent obituaries, made me one of his targets on his way to establishing himself as a gunslinging political operative who exploited any perceived vulnerability in his opponent.
Atwater's antics included phony polls by "independent pollsters" to "inform" white suburbanites that I was a member of the NAACP, because my congressman opponent was afraid to publicly say so, and last-minute letters from Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) warning voters that I would disarm America and turn it over to the liberals and Communists.
www.turnipseed.net /atwaterart.htm   (627 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: Bad Boy: The Life and Politics of Lee Atwater
Lee didn't really want another baby, either, but she was so adorable--now he found himself competing with her as well as with his dead brother for the attention that he craved.
Lee was the emcee, the impresario, the delegator of wit and awards.
Lee watched in wonder one day as his father dismantled an entire toilet to locate a face towel that had been flushed, accidentally to be sure, by Some Culprit in a hurry.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/style/longterm/books/chap1/badboy.htm   (10257 words)

  
 My 3 Phone Calls In The Night From Lee Atwater
I told Atwater I was as incredulous as on the day of our first encounter to discuss his burgeoning theological understanding of prayer.
I paused before saying to Chairman Lee, "What is your understanding of what we're fighting for?" It was then his turn to pause before uttering a truism that has remained with me in all the years since.
Years later I would leave the Republican Party in complete disgust, convinced (correctly I believe) that the European model of power and the insidious Statism it inevitably represents is so pervasive in both of the major political parties in America that the two groupings and their accompanying policies are virtually indistinguishable and mutually reprehensible.
www.rense.com /general29/calls.htm   (2703 words)

  
 republican @$$hole    the Lee Atwater fanlisting
Lee Atwater was a republican campaign strategist (and Republican National Committee chairman in the late 1980s) who perfected the art of negative campaigning (anybody remember the Willie Horton ads?).
Atwater died in 1991 of a brain tumor at the age of 40, and to this day many wonder what he would do were he still alive.
Atwater was a trusted advisor of U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. Bush.
atwater.alekwasframed.com   (377 words)

  
 Lee Atwater's sorrow for the road taken | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Atwater was a mentor to Karl Rove, the current President Bush's longtime adviser, and the kinds of tough campaign tactics that have become common today are a key part of the late strategist's legacy.
Like Atwater, Myers is a Southerner, and he felt a kinship with his subject when he began working on the play, not long after the death of the man who had risen to chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Atwater was especially baffling because those who knew him best say he was no racist, and the way he lived his life seems to bear that out.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20060519/news_1c19fixin.html   (1339 words)

  
 Karl Rove, Lee Atwater and the GOP Legacy | Redstate
For those of you who may not remember Lee Atwater was a native South Carolinian who came into prominence as the chief political advisor to President Ronald Reagan.
Granted Atwater had a much stronger candidate and President to work with in Reagan than Rove has had in Bush, but there are several fundamental differences in the way Atwater worked and Rove.
Atwater was ruthless when it came to standing firm against the opposition and did not cave or compromise which has almost been a trade mark with many of the conservative ideals while Rove has been at the White House.
www.redstate.com /blogs/ken_taylor/2007/aug/14/karl_rove_lee_atwater_and_the_gop_legacy   (1569 words)

  
 Bad Boy: The Life and Politics of Lee Atwater. - book reviews Washington Monthly - Find Articles
Lee Atwater was a man who was obsessed with Lee Atwater, and now here's this book obsessed with the same thing.
Atwater had a whole staff to generate stories about himself, to spin his past in order to weave his future, and some of that whole cloth has apparently been accepted here as fact.
Here you really get a sense of the kind of guy Lee Atwater was, and it all dovetails around the details of his death and the spinning of his legacy.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1316/is_n1-2_v29/ai_19034242?lstpn=article_results&lstpc=search&lstpr=external&lstprs=other&lstwid=1&lstwn=search_results&lstwp=body_middle   (788 words)

  
 Lee Atwater and the Fundraiser
Atwater was riding high, basking in the success of his meisterwork, running the 1988 Presidential campaign.
As Lee was explaining some 'stops' in the Chuck Berry song (a tune I had played a billion times and knew cold), my eyes wandered, taking in the scene.
It was this wandering attention that for a fleeting moment brought Atwater's native intensity to bear.
rhumba.com /atwater/atwater.html   (1262 words)

  
 G21 Silver Surf Interview: The Lee Atwater Invitational Dead Pool
We speak from experience, as you'll soon see, but the important thing is not to lose sight of the fun side of death and all the rewards it can bring.
We had announced the death of a actor, Lee Mathis, who apparently was big in soap operas.
So what the Lee Atwater tries to do is be an antidote to that kind of vain attempt to fill some hole.
www.g21.net /dead.html   (1522 words)

  
 Lee Atwater, The Specter Of South Carolina (Washington Post)
And the ghost of Lee Atwater is hovering.
The ghost of Atwater has always hung heavy on this campaign, because the last time a Bush was trying to win the White House -- Dad's 1988 campaign -- the mercurial young Atwater was assigned a minder.
Atwater arranged to have the South Carolina primary moved to a Saturday, before the first big multistate extravaganza.
www.jessejacksonjr.com /issues/i02170095.html   (1157 words)

  
 PolySigh: The Revenge of Lee Atwater
The cause of this error is simple--it's the revenge of Lee Atwater.
Republican operatives like Atwater were so successful in convincing voters to at least suspect that Democrats were, to not put too fine a point on it--weird.
Lee Atwater's genious was in allowing the opposition to hang themselves by attempting to explain their way out of situations.
polysigh.blogspot.com /2004/08/revenge-of-lee-atwater.html   (1410 words)

  
 Lee Atwater, Father of Smear, Slime, Rove, Mentor to Junior Bush
Atwater is notorious as the very definition of smashmouth politics, in which every effort is made to destroy the reputations, careers and lives of political opponents.
Atwater was a trusted advisor of U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H. Bush.
This appointment was controversial, but Atwater's time as chairman was short, for in 1990, he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.
journals.aol.com /wdharry99/ThePoliticsofaRebel/entries/2005/09/07/lee-atwater-father-of-smear-slime-rove-mentor-to-junior-bush/922   (1211 words)

  
 Lee Atwater - Biography of Lee Atwater
During the election, a number of false rumors were reported in the media about Dukakis, including the claim by Idaho Republican Senator Steve Symms that Dukakis's wife Kitty had burned an American flag to protest the Vietnam War, as well as the claim that Dukakis himself had been treated for a mental illness.
Atwater is frequently accused of having initiated these rumors, although there is no direct proof that he did so.
During that election, future president George W. Bush, the then vice president's son, took an office across the hall from Atwater's office, where his job was to serve as "the eyes and ears for my dad," monitoring the activities of Atwater and other campaign staff.
www.spiritus-temporis.com /lee-atwater   (1496 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: Lee Atwater on the 1984 Campaign - August 23, 1996
LEE ATWATER: Well, we're certainly pleased to be where we are in the polls.
ATWATER: Well, very fortunately for us, we have a candidate named Ronald Reagan who I think is the most exciting political candidate in the last two decades.
ATWATER: No, and I think a lot of people are trying to fan those kind of fires.
www.pbs.org /newshour/convention96/retro/atwater.html   (1292 words)

  
 Harvey Leroy "Lee" Atwater, was a Republican political consultant. » Propeller
Harvey Leroy "Lee" Atwater, was a Republican political consultant.
Politics – Atwater was a trusted advisor of U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
Atwater's opponents characterized him as "the Darth Vader of the Republican party", "the happy hatchet man", and "the guy who went negative for the s
politics.propeller.com /story/2006/11/07/harvey-leroy-lee-atwater-was-a-republican-political-consultant   (130 words)

  
 A Thousand Years as Yesterday When It Is Past—My 3 Phone Calls in the Night from Lee Atwater By Mark Dankof
I told Atwater I was as incredulous as on the day of our first encounter to discuss his burgeoning theological understanding of prayer.
I paused before saying to Chairman Lee, "What is your understanding of what we’re fighting for?" It was then his turn to pause before uttering a truism that has remained with me in all the years since.
Years later I would leave the Republican Party in complete disgust, convinced (correctly I believe) that the European model of power and the insidious Statism it inevitably represents is so pervasive in both of the major political parties in America that the two groupings and their accompanying policies are virtually indistinguishable and mutually reprehensible.
www.markdankof.com /lee_atwater.htm   (2758 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Bad Boy: The Life and Politics of Lee Atwater: Books: John Joseph Brady
Atwater may be called the master of negative politics, but after watching the latest episode in Florida and recalling the impeachment ordeal, I doubt that this is what will distinguish him in the pantheon of political masterminds in years to come.
Atwater was pretty much a moral scumbag, but the father of politics as we know it today.
...Lee Atwater was and is my hero, he was the ne plus ultra of the business that is at the center of my soul, and I personaly saw the difference between the Lee Atwater run Bush...
www.amazon.com /Bad-Boy-Life-Politics-Atwater/dp/0201627337   (1474 words)

  
 10 O'Clock News | [Lee Atwater visits Massachusetts]
Meg Vaillancourt reports that Atwater visited Massachusetts for a fundraiser; that he was not afraid to attack former rival Michael Dukakis (Governor of Massachusetts).
Vaillancourt reports that one of Atwater's goals is to increase minority membership in the Republican Party; that Atwater was recently forced to resign from the Board of Trustees of Howard University when African American students staged a three-day protest.
Atwater says that he hopes the Party will win the election in Wyoming; that "all is not lost" if the Party loses the election.
main.wgbh.org /ton/programs/6466_02.html   (524 words)

  
 Bush the Mudslinging Extremist -- MagazineWatch -- 02/22/00 -- Media Research Center
It began: "The ghost of Lee Atwater ruled in the toxic-politics GOP S.C. primary.
Evan Thomas and Martha Brant raised the ghost of disparaged Republican operatives of the past: Bush aide Warren Tompkins "was an old colleague of the late Lee Atwater, the self-described ‘Bad Boy’ of South Carolina politics who had been instrumental in electing Bush the Elder in 1988.
Pooley also channeled Atwater’s ghost: "The architect of whatever-it-takes politics, the late Republican strategist Lee Atwater, helped turn South Carolina, his home state, into the most reliably Republican place in the country.
www.mediaresearch.org /magwatch/00/mag20000222.asp   (1715 words)

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