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To: dirtboy

Except no one in the party listens to Goldwater’s example anymore. I’ve even see so called conservatives on this site label Goldwater a “liberal” because well, as a true conservative, he could no more well tolerate federal intervention on the side of right-wing issues than he could for the intervention on left-wing issues.

That being said, I don’t see 2008 as an offhand loss for the Republicans. The Red-Blue dynamic is not about to break up, unless the Dems do something bold like nominating Biden or Edwards, which seems less and less likely. The truth is, there are 10 states that will decide this election, as it has been since 2000, and we have just as good a shot as we have previously.


9 posted on 08/07/2007 12:11:53 PM PDT by AzaleaCity5691
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To: AzaleaCity5691
I’ve even see so called conservatives on this site label Goldwater a “liberal” because

Because Goldwater became a liberal in his dotage, that's why.

Goldwater died an abortion-promoting, gay-rights promoting, Sandinista-supporting, UFO conspiracy theorist.

In other words, a left-wing disgrace.

21 posted on 08/07/2007 12:22:09 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the Constitution?)
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To: AzaleaCity5691

######I’ve even see so called conservatives on this site label Goldwater a “liberal” because well, as a true conservative, he could no more well tolerate federal intervention on the side of right-wing issues than he could for the intervention on left-wing issues.#####

Goldwater supported quite a bit of federal intervention to support leftist policies in his old age. Check out the quote below about 85 year old Goldwater from the Washington Post (full link below):

“This month he signed on as honorary co-chairman of a drive to pass a federal law preventing job discrimination against homosexuals. The effort, dubbed Americans Against Discrimination, is being spearheaded by the Human Rights Campaign Fund, the influential gay lobbying organization.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/daily/may98/goldwater072894.htm


46 posted on 08/07/2007 12:35:18 PM PDT by puroresu
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