“What Richard Nixon muttered behind closed doors, Wallace shouted into a microphone, often to the tune of the live country music acts that accompanied his chaotic rallies. His speeches were disjointed, mixing references to Alabama, Vietnam and whatever state he was campaigning in. But they consistently invoked the victimhood of his audiences, assuring them their troubles arose from ‘silver-spooned brats’ agitating for social justice, a Supreme Court whose civil rights rulings would ‘destroy constitutional government in the country’ and inner-city criminals who ‘turned to rape and murder ’cause they didn’t get enough broccoli when they were little boys.'” WaPo (Gift Article) with an interesting look back at George Wallace, the angry White populist who paved the way for Trump. Of course we know that none of this new. It’s old. That’s the point.