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March 28, 2014

ERICKSON: The San Francisco Democrats take charge

In 1984, Jeane Kirkpatrick, a lifelong Democrat who Ronald Reagan appointed ambassador to the United Nations, took to the stage at the Republican National Convention in Dallas. She roundly mocked the unseriousness of the Democrats who wanted to replace Reagan. Calling them “San Francisco Democrats.” The Democrats had held their convention in San Francisco and Kirkpatrick delivered many broadsides that still ring true today. As she said of these San Francisco Democrats, “they always blame America first.”

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