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Barry Goldwater is Back in Town
The New Media Journal ^ | 9-9-2008 | Paul R. Hollrah

Posted on 09/09/2008 6:42:16 AM PDT by The_Tick_01

In the wake of the 2006 congressional elections, in which Republicans received a well-deserved drubbing at the polls, Republican members of Congress spent a weekend together at an east coast resort. Either as testament to their mind-numbing political insensitivity, or as a cruel joke on their constituents, they even had the temerity to call their weekend meeting a “retreat.”

With the political “earthquake” of 1994, Republicans were given the opportunity for leadership that millions of activists had worked toward since the close of World War II... the opportunity to lead the nation according to time-honored conservative principles. They went to Washington and for four years, under the leadership of Speaker Newt Gingrich, the House of Representatives actually acted as if it were the “People’s” House... as the Founding Fathers intended.

But then, in 1998, Gingrich decided not to seek reelection after having his reputation tarnished over a book advance from Rupert Murdock. When the 106th Congress was seated in January 1999, House Republicans elected Dennis Hastert as Speaker – a man who couldn’t buy an appearance on a network news program and who never saw a spending bill he didn’t like.

Meanwhile, in the Senate, after conducting a sham trial of Bill Clinton in 1999, Majority Leader Trent Lott was driven from his leadership position in December 2002 after making a racially insensitive remark at Strom Thurmond’s 100th birthday party. Lott was succeeded by Bill Frist, a heart surgeon from Tennessee. Frist was a totally honorable, totally decent man who, being unaccustomed to dealing with the likes of Ted Kennedy, Tom Daschle, and Harry Reid, quickly became the Democratic leadership’s favorite breakfast food.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barrygoldwater; congress; fiscalconservative; republican; sarahpalin; ussenate

1 posted on 09/09/2008 6:42:17 AM PDT by The_Tick_01
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To: The_Tick_01

Barry and Reagan have to be up in heaven totally PUMPED over this election.


2 posted on 09/09/2008 6:53:37 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (Sarah never did give em hell, she just told the truth and they thought it was hell !)
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To: The_Tick_01

I really miss Barry. Now we have Sarah! Thank the good Lord who watches over stupid Republicans.


3 posted on 09/09/2008 10:43:23 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: Don Corleone

In Your Heart, You Know She’s Right!


4 posted on 09/09/2008 10:50:44 AM PDT by dandelion
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