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The Hard Right (John W. Dean unhinged)
The Perfidious NY Times ^ | July 30, 2006 | NICK GILLESPIE

Posted on 07/31/2006 3:16:15 PM PDT by neverdem

En route to getting shellacked by historic proportions in the 1964 presidential race, the Republican challenger, Senator Barry Goldwater, suffered through a smear job every bit as oversize and ugly as Lyndon B. Johnson’s gallbladder scar. Not the infamous “daisy ad” circulated by the Johnson campaign, in which a young girl innocently pulled the petals from a flower until a mushroom cloud filled the frame. While setting a new standard for negative campaigning, that TV commercial was at least rooted in Goldwater’s loose talk about using “low yield” atomic bombs in the escalating Vietnam War.

The truly low blow came in the pages of Fact magazine, which claimed to have asked some 12,000 psychiatrists whether Goldwater was “psychologically fit to serve as president of the United States.” Among the more than 1,800 replies were long-distance diagnoses pronouncing the challenger a “dangerous lunatic” and a “compensated schizophrenic” similar to Hitler and Stalin. The year after the election, Goldwater sued in federal court for defamation of character and won $75,000 in punitive damages.

The ghost of Barry Goldwater hovers over “Conservatives Without Conscience,” the new study of “authoritarian” Republicans by the Watergate-era White House counsel John W. Dean. The book, whose title is a play on the senator’s 1960 polemic, “The Conscience of a Conservative,” was conceived as a collaboration between Goldwater and the Nixon administration’s most famous heretic. Dean shared the senator’s dislike of the “so-called social conservatives” who have risen to prominence within Republican ranks over the past several decades, and the pair planned a book for which they would talk “with people like Chuck Colson, Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell” and “attempt to understand their strident and intolerant politics.”

The project was cut short by Goldwater’s death in 1998, but Dean remained dedicated to unmasking what he sees as...

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: barrygoldwater; dean; goldwater; johndean; johnwdean; unhinged

1 posted on 07/31/2006 3:16:16 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem
Nice picture of Howard Dean here
2 posted on 07/31/2006 3:18:39 PM PDT by jon747
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To: jon747

How about this one?
3 posted on 07/31/2006 3:21:04 PM PDT by MarkeyD (The patriotism of the New York Times = The humanity of an Islamic terrorist.)
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To: neverdem

We're hard to beat. Just ask sKerry, Dashle, and Gore


4 posted on 07/31/2006 3:22:28 PM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: neverdem
John Dean, while working as a Rolling Stone stringer, outed Earl Butz by publishing an "off the record" joke. The man can't be trusted, ever.
5 posted on 07/31/2006 3:23:56 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: neverdem

A mind is a terrible thing to waste.


6 posted on 07/31/2006 3:25:35 PM PDT by Mark (REMEMBER: Mean spirited, angry remarks against my postings won't feed even one hungry child.)
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To: neverdem

When is this loser's 15 minutes going to be up?? He's still got his feelings hurt from Nixon and wants to blame all Republicans for Nixon's excesses. Get a life.


7 posted on 07/31/2006 3:33:31 PM PDT by MikeA (Not voting out of anger in November is a vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House)
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To: jon747

Wrong era.

The articles about JOHN W.DEAN not Howard Dean. They are both missing gray matter though between the ears.


8 posted on 07/31/2006 3:34:22 PM PDT by AmeriBrit (Spreading the truth - Doing the job the MSM won't do!)
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To: neverdem

Is Gordon Liddy still alive?


9 posted on 07/31/2006 3:35:44 PM PDT by sport (cognizes)
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To: jon747

.......common mistake.....John Dean...not Howard Dean.. one a screaming megalomaniac....the other.....a soft spoken megalomaniac......who both hate conservatives....they could be cousins I guess


10 posted on 07/31/2006 3:37:25 PM PDT by NorCalRepub
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To: neverdem

They told me that if I voted for Goldwater we would be up to our ears in Vietnam.

I did and they were right.


11 posted on 07/31/2006 3:37:49 PM PDT by CPOSharky (MSM - Live hizbozo = fierce fighter. Dead hizbozo = innocent civilian.)
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To: neverdem
How did this get printed in the New York Times? Is this April 1?
12 posted on 07/31/2006 3:41:41 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: neverdem

John Dean would have to climb quite a few rungs on the ladder of slime to reach "scum". One wonders why he bothers?


13 posted on 07/31/2006 3:42:19 PM PDT by Richard Axtell
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To: sport
Is Gordon Liddy still alive?

G. Gordon Liddy hosts a radio show. It's not bad, except he butchers the pronunciation of common words on a regular basis.

http://www.liddyshow.us/

14 posted on 07/31/2006 3:43:29 PM PDT by highimpact
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To: Mark

A mind is a terrible thing to waste.
= = =

Where'd he find one to waste? Rummaging around in the Walter Reed Morgue, no doubt.


15 posted on 07/31/2006 3:47:05 PM PDT by Quix (BIBLE says it's coming; prophecies indicate our era; Shrillery is eager; Global tyrannical gov looms)
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To: ncountylee
If I remember correctly, Earl Butz was Saint Jimmy Carter's Secretary of Agriculture. He remarked, in so many words, so to speak, ah, oh never mind, . . . I don't want to banned from FR.
16 posted on 07/31/2006 3:57:41 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Democrats soil institutions.)
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To: ncountylee

It was John Dean who orchestrated the Watergate break-in. The whole thing had something to do with his prostitute wife and her roommate.


17 posted on 07/31/2006 4:03:19 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: MarkeyD
My hardwired mind instantly said forearm/elbow shot first to release the cat, and then standard operating procedure to 'stop the perp'.

I don't even like photoshopped pictures of violence to catz.

/johnny

18 posted on 07/31/2006 4:06:17 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (D@mmit! I'm just a cook. Don't make me come over there and prove it!)
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To: neverdem
a smear job every bit as oversize and ugly as Lyndon B. Johnson’s gallbladder scar.


19 posted on 07/31/2006 4:06:40 PM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: neverdem

I saw this is already on the NY Times Bestseller list. We just got a local bookstore where I live and though it is small, the front table is nothing but anti Bush, war, and conservatives in general books. They are pulling out all the stops.


20 posted on 07/31/2006 4:07:47 PM PDT by ladyinred (It is now a crime to say what you think.)
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To: Jacquerie

The loose shoes story.


21 posted on 07/31/2006 4:13:52 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: ladyinred
I saw this is already on the NY Times Bestseller list.

I wonder who cares enough to buy it much less read it. Too bad that the NYT Bestseller list is not based on actual purchases.

22 posted on 07/31/2006 4:16:48 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: neverdem
John Dean, Howard Dean, who cares?

Because you know the old saying

"Two Dean's don't know the Right"

23 posted on 07/31/2006 4:21:53 PM PDT by tophat9000 (If it was illegal French Canadians would La Raza back them? Racist back their race over country)
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To: neverdem
I listened to Dennis Prager absolutely destroy John Dean on his show last week.

Moon bat doesn't even begin to describe Dean

24 posted on 07/31/2006 4:33:23 PM PDT by Popman ("What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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To: highimpact

Thanks for the info.

Back several years ago before he [Liddy] was taken off the local radio station, John Dean kept a low profile like the coward he is.He would not make public appearances where Liddy could confront him.

Liddy called him a serial perjuer.


25 posted on 07/31/2006 5:45:40 PM PDT by sport (cognizes)
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To: neverdem
There's an interesting review here. Robert Altemeyer of the University of Manitoba is Dean's "authoritarianism guru." I don't think his work really stands up because he doesn't accept that the left could be authoritarian. "Right-wing authoritarianism" is a fixed expression in Altemeyer's intellectual vocabulary. He sees it where he looks for it, but he doesn't really break the concept down. Googling Altemeyer and authoritarianism will reveal more to those who are interested.
26 posted on 07/31/2006 5:56:39 PM PDT by x
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To: Jacquerie

he was a Republican. What he said would have never been reported on a democrat, much less have cost his job. He served under Nixon and Ford.


27 posted on 07/31/2006 6:07:14 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Jacquerie

Ford's AG Secty not Carter's.


28 posted on 07/31/2006 6:17:37 PM PDT by WOSG
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To: x

Very good book review.


29 posted on 07/31/2006 6:31:46 PM PDT by WOSG
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To: x

Thanks for the link.


30 posted on 07/31/2006 6:36:21 PM PDT by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: ncountylee
The man can't be trusted, ever.

True. An opportunistic sociopath with no scruples and no regard for human decency. I would need to see a lot of evidence before I would believe Goldwater ever sought to collaborate with this worm. I think that's a clintonesque lie.

31 posted on 07/31/2006 8:05:13 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: ncountylee; Jacquerie
I believe it involved the "N" word.

And shoes.

32 posted on 07/31/2006 8:35:03 PM PDT by happygrl
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To: Popman
I heard that interview also.

Dean made a fool of himself.

Later that day, he canceled out on Hugh Hewitt.

Coward.

33 posted on 07/31/2006 8:37:08 PM PDT by happygrl
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To: jon747
NO not THAT Dean. The John W. Dean of Nixon fame. Interesting background from Nick Gillespie, who works for the Libertarian-oriented Reason journal. Barry Goldwater in his dotage morphed from a conservative to a libertarian. And of course all those "holy rollers" types never sat well with those in the Republican Party who don't give a damn about values issues. They see those Republicans who genuinely believe in them as Hard Right authoritarians. So maybe Dean is channeling Goldwater; who knows.

(Go Israel, Go! Slap 'Em Down Hezbullies.)

34 posted on 08/01/2006 4:11:29 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: neverdem

I might not think Dean was a total idiot if he could name one thing he disagrees with modern liberals about.


35 posted on 08/01/2006 8:17:57 PM PDT by Democratshavenobrains
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