Want to know what gave birth to the Republican cesspool that exists today? “The Boogie Man”, a documentary about Lee Atwater, I believe, will help you understand. Atwater has been described as the charming, Machiavellian godfather of modern take-no-prisoners Republican political campaigns; as the strategist who increased Republican support by appealing to racism against African Americans; as a mastermind and a rogue, a genius and a charlatan, a visionary and a liar. Watching the story of his rise to power as the Republican Party Chairman will be eye-opening, to say the least.
My research online turned up several sources for streaming this movie. Check out Internet Archive (archive.org ) My personal opinion is that I would pay a fee to watch it had I not been given a copy as a gift several years ago. I have watched it several times. It reminds me not to falter in my resolve to help elect as many Democrats, particularly women, as I can. That battle never ends. Now that battle is compounded by Republican attacks on voter rights in state after state. The excuse they make could have come right out of Atwater's playbook.