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Forget LBJ’s ‘Daisy’ Ad. Watch Goldwater’s Campaign Film Choice
PJMedia ^ | 1/29/2014 | Kathy Shaidle

Posted on 01/31/2014 8:07:05 AM PST by rktman

I haven’t seen the new documentary MITT and I’m not sure I can bring myself to do so.

Living in the real-life aftermath of Romney’s failed presidential campaign is depressing enough without sitting through a cinematic autopsy, too.

Some say that if this documentary or something like it had been screened before election day, Romney’s chances would’ve improved.

Obviously we can’t know that for certain.

I feel more confident declaring that had an infamous but little seen Barry Goldwater campaign film called Choice aired in 1964, he still wouldn’t have won.

That’s because Goldwater had no chance of winning anyhow.

Americans weren’t going to dishonor their recently assassinated Democratic president by failing to vote for his successor. Period.

It didn’t help that the elites had successfully painted Goldwater as a racist, warmongering loony.

(Here’s an exhaustive history of the Democrats’ legendary “Daisy” commercial that made such a libelous liberal case against the Republican opponent — for one thing, it was Democrat JFK who brought America closest to nuclear war.)

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History; Society
KEYWORDS: 1964; barry; documentaries; goldwater; movies
WOW! Talk about a blast from the past. The 28 minute video is chock full of goodies. P.S. The lincoln is supposed represent lbj not teddy "the chap man" kennedy.
1 posted on 01/31/2014 8:07:05 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

Goldwater was 100% correct in voting against the version of the civil rights act that passed.

Just ask any bakery owner who refuses to make a cake for a gay wedding.


2 posted on 01/31/2014 8:20:29 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rktman

Will watch later.


3 posted on 01/31/2014 8:21:14 AM PST by Richard from IL
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To: rktman

***That’s because Goldwater had no chance of winning anyhow.

Americans weren’t going to dishonor their recently assassinated Democratic president by failing to vote for his successor. Period. ****

Bunkum. Goldwater lost because he said we might have to send troops to SE Asia.

Johnson replied...(It’s been 50 years, but I think this is it)...”I will not send American boys to Vietnam to fight a war that Vietnamese boys should be fighting!”

From an old article I read back around 1970, Goldwater approached Johnson and said...”You know we will have to send troops to Vietnam.”

Johnson’s reply was...”I know, but I’m trying to win an election!”


4 posted on 01/31/2014 8:31:09 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

“I was told if I voted for Goldwater, we’d get into a long, unwinnable war and have riots in the streets....Well I voted for Goldwater, and darn if they weren’t right.”


5 posted on 01/31/2014 8:32:04 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: rktman

I also remember the political add of the little girl eating the ice cream cone while a voice over tells about all the bad things nuclear fallout will bring if Goldwater was elected.


6 posted on 01/31/2014 8:32:55 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: rktman

I’ll watch it later. Thanks


7 posted on 01/31/2014 8:34:45 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

WHAT! You mean the demokkkrats were lying back then too? LOL! Yeah, I know all to well about the “not sending our boys to VN”. How’d that little police action work out for us? And to think the spitters and garbage tossers are now the ones in charge. Bizzaro America.


8 posted on 01/31/2014 8:36:45 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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9 posted on 01/31/2014 8:43:33 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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***WHAT! You mean the demokkkrats were lying back then too? ***

HE KEPT US OUT OF WAR! VOTE WOODROW WILSON! DEMOCRAT. (1916)

I didn’t raise my boy to be a soldier,

I brought him up to be my pride and joy,

Who dares to put a musket on his shoulder,

To shoot some other mother’s darling boy?

Let nations arbitrate their future troubles,

It’s time to lay the sword and gun away,

There’d be no war today,

If mothers all would say,

I didn’t raise my boy to be a soldier.


10 posted on 01/31/2014 8:46:58 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: rktman
See also ... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2905627/posts

and

http://books.google.com/books?id=swXwayxxY_gC&q=goldwater+billboard+ad%2Bnow+you+know+he+was+right&dq=goldwater+billboard+ad%2Bnow+you+know+he+was+right&hl=en&sa=X&ei=s9DrUoqbHYSGyAHTq4HACg&ved=0CFEQ6AEwBw

Lee Edwards - 1997 - ‎Snippet view - ‎More editions

By 1967, from one end orAmenca to another, conservatives were grimly joking: "I was told that if I voted for Goldwater, we were going to war in Vietnam. Well, I did ... It was put succinctly in a giant billboard along the Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago. ... Just before the 1966 elections, it read: "Now You Know He Was Right.

11 posted on 01/31/2014 8:47:54 AM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of ObamaÂ’s America)
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To: rktman

The Twist Dance seems to have started the downfall of America, Chuck Berry likely never knew what that song and dance would bring. However, it is illustrated very well in this movie.


12 posted on 01/31/2014 8:50:10 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

I was living in Carlsbad NM back in 1960-62. Ever so often the school would have a dance, and the TWIST was officially banned from it.

It reminds me of an old Harold Lloyd movie where there is a sign in a dance hall “No SHIMMY DANCING!


13 posted on 01/31/2014 8:57:39 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

That was a little before my time but from this movie, I can see why The Twist Dance would have been banned.

All those people are listening to blaring rock & roll music doing The Twist and the next thing you know people are jumping in swimming pools, the people are then rioting and knocking down police barricades and men are dancing almost naked.

Our world fell apart so quick from 1960 to 1964 when this Pro Goldwater and Pro American film was produced.

And now look at us, look where we are, from the Twist to this Twerking craze all now on color TV and Gay Marriage now being legal in a few states and government all so much bigger to enforce the design of 1960’s socialists who all began by dancing the Twist.


14 posted on 01/31/2014 9:12:08 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

Simmer down, Olivia. It sounds like you’re going all Talybahn on us here but I’m hoping you’re just being sarcastic. Back in those days, kids liked to dance. There were dance shows on TV in the late afternoon hours right after school to keep us up to speed with the latest dance craze. The Twist had remarkable staying power. It lasted from the early 1960s into the early 70s. Then came disco.

Dancing wasn’t the problem. The problem was Democrats with their socialism and their VN War, Godlessness and demise of the family unit.


15 posted on 01/31/2014 9:50:46 AM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of ObamaÂ’s America)
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To: Oliviaforever

Needless to say, someone on a balcony above accidentally spills a glass of ice and it goes down Harold's back. Guess who gets thrown out.

16 posted on 01/31/2014 9:58:02 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Oliviaforever

Maybe I missed something along the way, but as I recall, it was simply called “The Twist” and its singer and demonstrator was Chubby Checker, not Chuck Berry.


17 posted on 01/31/2014 11:04:36 AM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: rktman

LBJ....the man who made the phrase “My Fellow Americans” a insult.


18 posted on 02/01/2014 7:09:40 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Yorlik803

Same guy who said in private “give them “n’s” just enough and we’ll have them voting demokkkrat for a hundred years.” Looks like that worked out pretty well for the dems. (short for DEMonic?)


19 posted on 02/01/2014 7:17:10 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: rktman

sounds like they did something right. The Dems love to buy votes and people. Blacks don’t even realize they are still slaves.


20 posted on 02/01/2014 7:21:28 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Yorlik803

Sounds like some of the “community organizers” in chi-town ain’t too happy with their boy anymore based on their response to his mistake of the union address Tuesday night. Geez, it only took them 5 years to figure out they are being lied to. DOH! And now the “lyin’ king” is on the verge of losing the envirowackos too. At least he still has the is-lamish vote.


21 posted on 02/01/2014 7:25:06 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Yorlik803

Here’s the link:

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2014/01/31/black-activists-from-chicago-tell-obama-just-quit-after-watching-the-sotu-n1787822


22 posted on 02/01/2014 7:28:26 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: rktman

Other than watching the conventions and being fascinated, going door-to-door for Goldwater as part of YAF in my teens was my first political action.


23 posted on 02/01/2014 7:35:11 AM PST by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: KC Burke

Boo Yaa. And now look at ya! LOL! Thanks for your conservatism after all these years. ;>}


24 posted on 02/01/2014 7:49:14 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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