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  • What Liberals Still Don’t Understand About Fox News

    05/26/2015 1:30:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | May 24, 2015 | Jack Schafer
    Annd it came to pass that the earth turned and another campaign season spun into view and the liberal commentariat rose from its siesta to begin its usual moping about the perverse political powers wielded by the Fox News Channel. This time, the sentinel waking the commentariat to the alleged Fox menace is not a liberal but a self-described conservative, Bruce Bartlett. Bartlett, a prolific writer on politics and economics who has worked for congressional Republicans (Ron Paul and Jack Kemp), Republican presidents, (Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush) and conservative and libertarian policy shops, broke with his party a...
  • Is Ted Cruz Eligible for the Presidency?

    03/28/2015 4:05:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 188 replies
    The Daily Signal (Heritage Foundation) ^ | March 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Slattery
    Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s announcement Monday that he will run for president has Donald Trump, the ladies on “The View,” and others in the birther crowd questioning Cruz’s eligibility to be president.Born in Alberta, Canada in 1970, Cruz is the son of an American mother and Cuban father. Anticipating these questions, Cruz released his birth certificate in 2013 and officially renounced his dual Canadian citizenship in 2014.This isn’t the first time a candidate’s eligibility has been questioned—the issue dogged President Obama in 2008, George Romney in 1967, and President Chester Arthur in 1880. But is there any merit in...
  • What history says about Ted Cruz' chances (First Joe McCarthy, now Barry Goldwater)

    03/22/2015 11:44:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | March 22, 2015 | Julian Zelizer
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will announce Monday that he is launching his campaign to become the 2016 Republican nominee for president. Cruz has been positioning for this nomination almost since he entered the upper chamber in 2012. His announcement takes place at a bastion of conservatism, Liberty University, the institution founded by evangelical leader Jerry Falwell. Cruz is going to run from the right. He has spent much of his short career in Washington blasting the "mushy middle" of his party (which might be news to most Democrats) which he dismisses as a "failed electoral strategy." During a recent visit...
  • Matthews: Reckless, Racist Republicans Ready to Go All Goldwater

    03/02/2015 6:39:20 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Say "1964." and those of us old enough might remember the appearance on Ed Sullivan's show of some little British group called the Beatles. But Chris Matthews recalls something else: the decision of the Republican party to nominate Mr. Conservative, Barry Goldwater, and his ensuing wipeout by LBJ. On his MSNBC show tonight, Matthews suggested that Republicans are in a similarly reckless mood, and might well nominate a true conservative, electoral consequences be damned. And, oh yeah, Chris contended that the GOP would do so out of racist motives. View the video here.
  • Erza Klein Reveals How He Became an Idiot

    11/03/2014 6:28:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2014 | John Ransom
    Ezra Klein has a new raison d'ętre. He wants to get the politics out of everything. Yes, the guy who set up a website to coordinate the attacks on Sarah Palin in 2008; the guy who used his blog on the Washington Post to argue many false arguments on behalf of Obama, including all the stuff he got wrong on Obamacare; the guy who cemented the Post’s place as the largely irrelevant, largely laughable post-internet dinosaur and press office for Democrat policies, says that everything has become politicized. And he deplores it. He quotes a report from Stanford:"Partisans discriminate against...
  • Reagan's Campaign Speech Continues to Reverberate 50 Years Later

    10/28/2014 5:41:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2014 | Michael Barone
    On Oct. 27, 1964, 50 years ago Monday, a movie actor and television host delivered a 30-minute speech on primetime national television in support of the presidential candidacy of Barry Goldwater. There were no visual diversions, and the production values by today's standards were primitive. Few if any viewers realized it, but they were watching a future president of the United States. But perhaps Ronald Reagan, the man on screen, had an inkling. Higher-ups in the Goldwater campaign didn't want him on the air, for fear he would distract attention from the current candidate. But Reagan, using the negotiating skills...
  • "Where, Oh Where, Is Barry Goldwater?"

    06/30/2014 6:04:41 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 33 replies
    BurtPrelutsky.com ^ | 06/30/2014 | Burt Prelutsky
    I realize that the late Sen. Goldwater is anathema to liberals, even to those who only know him as the unfortunate victim of a famous TV spot in which a little girl picking a flower appears to be vaporized by a nuclear bomb. The vile message in 1964 was that Goldwater was a nutburger who was anxious to get us involved in a nuclear showdown with the Soviet Union. Because most voters 50 years ago were just as dumb as they are today, 61% of them voted for LBJ, who took that as a signal to sink us even deeper...
  • New York Times Columnist: Obama Has a ‘Manhood Problem’ in the Middle East (W/Video)

    04/21/2014 7:44:58 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 20, 2014 | By Oliver Darcy
    New York Times columnist David Brooks said Sunday that President Barack Obama has a “manhood problem” in the Middle East. “[L]et’s face it,” he said. “Obama, whether deservedly or not, does have a — I’ll say it crudely, but a manhood problem in the Middle East. Is he tough enough to stand up to somebody like Assad, somebody like Putin?” “I think a lot of the rap is unfair, but certainly in the Middle East, there’s an assumption that he’s not tough,” Brooks added during a roundtable discussion on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
  • Dreaming of 'President Ted Cruz' will turn into a nightmare for the GOP

    03/12/2014 2:33:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 11, 2014 | Noemie Emery
    As with most things, there are good and bad aspects of the Tea Party movement. And all the bad ones were on display March 6 in a speech by Ted Cruz to the Conservative Political Action Conference that replayed every silly thing ever said by conservatives and added some riffs of his own. He began with a mocking refrain about "presidents" Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney (two of them veterans impaired by their trauma), chiding them for not being his kind of conservative. He also asked if we remembered their reigns. Well, we do remember, and we remember...
  • George Will: When liberals became scolds

    10/12/2013 9:51:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 9, 2013 | George Will
    “Ex-Marine Asks Soviet Citizenship” — Washington Post headline, Nov. 1, 1959 (concerning Lee Harvey Oswald) “He didn’t even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights. It’s — it had to be some silly little Communist.” — Jacqueline Kennedy, Nov. 22, 1963 She thought it robbed his death of any meaning. But a meaning would be quickly manufactured to serve a new politics. First, however, an inconvenient fact — Oswald — had to be expunged from the story. So, just 24 months after the assassination, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., the Kennedys’ kept historian, published a thousand-page history of the thousand-day...
  • CATO Institute: Yes, Ted Cruz Can be President

    08/30/2013 12:02:15 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,032 replies
    CATO Institute ^ | Aug 26, 2013 | By Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow In Constitutional Studies, Cato
    By Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow In Constitutional Sudies and Editor-In-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review As we head into a potential government shutdown over the funding of Obamacare, the iconoclastic junior senator from Texas — love him or hate him — continues to stride across the national stage. With his presidential aspirations as big as everything in his home state, by now many know what has never been a secret: Ted Cruz was born in Canada. (Full disclosure: I’m Canadian myself, with a green card. Also, Cruz has been a friend since his days representing Texas before the Supreme Court.) But...
  • Bridge to Goldwater Movement

    05/01/2013 1:34:38 PM PDT · by TeaPartyJakes · 6 replies
    Clarence Manion, the retired dean of the Notre Dame School of Law, became one of the most thoughtful conservatives from the mid-1950s through the 1970s. The “Manion Forum” began broadcasting in 1954 and continued until his death in 1979. In 1952, Manion would head the “Democrats for Eisenhower” organization. President Dwight D. Eisenhower named him as the chairman of a commission to study how to return to states the power that the federal government had taken away under the Roosevelt and Truman administration. When Manion did not back away from his support of something the administration opposed, Eisenhower fired him....
  • Desegregation, before Brown - Barry Goldwater and the forgotten campaign in Phoenix

    04/29/2013 6:08:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 29, 2013 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The Supreme Court’s 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education is one of the great landmarks of American history. It is also a good example of the fact that the law is not about the law. Maybe one in 500 college students ever has read the decision, and probably very few Americans could tell you much about the legal questions involved in Brown, but the moral question at the heart of the case — whether an apartheid regime of “separate but [formally] equal” would be allowed to stand in these United States — is well understood. It was well...
  • Conscience of a Majority (Lessons from Barry Goldwater on renewing the energy of the GOP)

    11/25/2012 9:34:51 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 34 replies
    Conscience of a Majority - Barry Goldwater, 1971 While liberal columnists and commentators were busily reciting the death rites for the GOP and lamenting the possible end of a two-party system in the United States, interested political investigators began to notice that historic and significant changes had been wrought in the Republican Party as a result of my candidacy. These observers took a hard look at the GOP, past and present. They saw that after decades of winning prior to 1930, and years of losing after 1930, the Republican Party had simply dried up at the roots. They found that...
  • Talk Radio and Presidential Elections - New Book Illustrates Influence

    10/28/2012 2:26:22 PM PDT · by TeaPartyJakes · 6 replies
    PRBuzz.com ^ | Oct. 11, 2012 | Don Bracken
    Talk radio was paramount in building the conservative movement's role in presidential elections. This can be found with Barry Goldwater, the 1964 Republican presidential nominee and one of the intellectual leaders of the conservative movement. Political minds are wondering if it can help push Romney into the White House. for Romney. The Right Frequency by Fred V. Lucas chronicles talk radio's impact on presidential elections and politics from the days of Walter Winchell to modern day hosts such as Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. The book is published by History Publishing Company. The author is available for interviews. It was...
  • McGovern & Goldwater: Losers or Winners?

    10/26/2012 5:52:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    Early in Ronald Reagan's second term, Bill Rusher, the publisher of National Review, was interviewing the president in the Oval Office for a documentary on the conservative movement. Rusher asked how he would describe Barry Goldwater's role. Reagan thought a moment and replied: I guess you would have to call him the John the Baptist of our movement. I resisted the impulse to lean in and ask, "Sir, if Barry Goldwater was John the Baptist, who would that make you?" The death of George McGovern brought back thoughts of these two men who suffered two of the greatest defeats in...
  • It's Almost a Time for Choosing

    10/04/2012 3:59:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    In order to win next month, Republican nominee Mitt Romney will have to articulate the reason why the choice for him is right. The choice has to be about more than Mitt Romney, and really about more than President Barack Obama. The compelling choice should contrast the very different futures each man would seek to create. The ability to describe and contrast two potential visions of the future -- one under Obama and the other under Romney -- will likely prove key to who wins. Ronald Reagan had this linguistic ability, which he honed over decades of work. In October...
  • Like Father Like Son, George and Mitt Romney

    04/24/2012 6:07:32 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 11 replies
    RightPundits ^ | Feb. 12, 2012 | Andrew Zarowny
    After edging out Rockefeller 51% to 49% in the winner-take-all race in California, Goldwater had a huge majority of delegates, enough to easily win the nomination at the Republican convention. George Romney set about denouncing Goldwater, and even raised a stink at the convention to have Goldwater′s delegates disqualified. Romney was accusing many of Goldwater′s delegates as being everything from racists, members of the Ku-Klux-Klan, the John Birch Society and even accused some of being Communists! Imagine that! Once Goldwater was named the presidential nominee, George Romney still worked to undermine his campaign, refusing to endorse or support him. So...
  • Americans Are Worrying About the Constitution Again

    04/04/2012 11:36:19 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 9 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 4-4-12 | Michael Barone
    "I don't worry about the Constitution," said Rep. Phil Hare, Democrat of Illinois, at a town hall meeting where voters questioned his support of the legislation that became Obamacare. You can find the clip on youtube.com, where it has 462,084 hits. That was before the 2010 election, in which Hare, running for a third term in a district designed by Democrats to elect a Democrat, was defeated 53 to 43 percent by Bobby Schilling, proprietor of a pizza parlor in East Moline. A lot of politicians are worrying about the Constitution these days. Liberal commentators were shocked this past week...
  • Santorum - Republicans no longer the party of Goldwater and small government

    03/19/2012 4:42:09 AM PDT · by Def Conservative · 31 replies · 2+ views
    September 3, 2008 Interview with TPMtv - Santorum says that the GOP has moved away from the Goldwater, "small government" ideas. The full interview can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=3uqZSih_wYU
  • Howard Dean Thinks Romney Could Carry Fewer States Than Goldwater

    03/14/2012 9:01:30 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    Could Howard Dean be the worst political prognosticator ever? Could a former DNC Chairman really be this clueless about the electoral map? Apparently. On MSNBC's Ed Show this evening, Dean claimed it was possible that in a match-up against Barack Obama, Mitt Romney might win fewer than the six states Barry Goldwater carried in 1964. Seriously, Dr. Dean? You see President Barack Obama carrying, oh, I don't know, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Nebraska and Idaho--all states Goldwater lost--plus some others Goldwater won. Utah, maybe? View the video here,
  • Rick Perry: GOP savior or Goldwater II?

    08/26/2011 5:56:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 08/26/2011 | Robert Mann
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s suggestions that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s monetary policies are “treasonous” might be just a rhetorical speed bump on his road to the White House. The tough-talking Texas governor is likely to be far more careful about what he says and how he says it – especially after the message delivered via a POLITICO story on Friday (“Perry’s loose lips worry Hill Republicans”). “This is a very critical period for Perry,” Oklahoma Rep. Tom Cole told reporters Jonathan Martin and Jake Sherman. “He’s got to prove he won’t self-destruct.” However, Perry’s controversial statements – about Texas...
  • Would a “Candidate Paul Ryan” be the second-coming of Goldwater, or a “black swan” President?

    04/29/2011 7:02:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/29/2011 | Patrick Ishmael
    This isn’t so much an analytical post first, but an invitation to a conversation. Paul Ryan’s supporters have been making waves the last few days by raising the possibility that he might run for President. So, let’s talk about it, both here and on Twitter. Conventional wisdom portrays entitlements as the “third rail” of American politics. Entitlement reform is a notoriously risky political minefield, and so most politicians usually don’t bother trying. Yet despite the CW, Paul Ryan has rolled out a plan to address this very issue, and one that has garnered considerable support from his partymates.But where is...
  • Roots of Academic Bias

    08/20/2010 10:54:37 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 20, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    With everybody but college professors acknowledging the left-wing bias in academia, the next question becomes, when did it start? Well, it goes back at least a half a century. “While teaching at Ohio State University in the 1960s, I had a bumper sticker that read, Bury Goldwater and was shunned by colleagues until one took a close look at it and said, ‘Ah, it says Bury Goldwater, we thought it said Barry Goldwater,’” author Alston Chase remembered. “Would you like to go to a party?,” the colleague asked Chase. Despite the image of the 1960s as one in which left-wing...
  • The Goldwater Lesson (stick to our principles)

    02/24/2009 6:40:31 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 46 replies · 677+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | February 24, 2009 | Jeffrey Lord
    "The Republicans have a simple choice. If they want to continue to define themselves as conservatives, they'll be defining themselves into oblivion. If they want to save themselves, they may have to create a third party of moderates." -- Pollster John Zogby, November 16, 2008 "The Republican Party has paid a shatte ring price for the erratic deviation from our soundly moderate 20th century course. That ill-advised, badly-led swing to the extreme right has been decisively vetoed by the American voters, hundreds of thousands of Republicans among them." -- Fred Young, NY GOP State Chair, November 5, 1964 "The undertakers...
  • The Paid Soviet Agent Behind Axelrod and Obama

    11/01/2008 8:33:51 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 38 replies · 3,127+ views
    New Zeal blog ^ | Oct 31, 2008 | Trevor Loudon
    Barack Obama's chief campaign strategist David Axelrod, once worked for a man who was an identified member of the Communist Party USA, a registered agent of the Soviet Union and a paid disseminator of Soviet black propaganda. This man went on to become a key Chicago political fixer who helped elect communist linked politicians including the late Chicago mayor Harold Washington and former US Senator Carol Moseley Braun. This man knew Barack Obama and was a key member of an organisation which endorsed Barack Obama in his 2004 US Senate race. Barack and Michelle Obama were active members of this...
  • Barry Goldwater is Back in Town

    09/09/2008 6:42:16 AM PDT · by The_Tick_01 · 3 replies · 98+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 9-9-2008 | Paul R. Hollrah
    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...
  • Presidential Personality Cult Deconstructed

    04/25/2008 7:28:51 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 10 replies · 60+ views
    Campus Report ^ | April 24, 2008 | Malcolm Kline
    Presidential Personality Cult Deconstructed by: Malcolm A. Kline, April 25, 2008 So many generations have been taught that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt ended the Depression that it has become an article of faith for historians in and out of academia and, naturally, their media acolytes. “The life of Franklin Roosevelt has been well-analyzed through the lens of politics and policy,” the editors of U. S. News & World Report write in the April 28/May 5 issue of the magazine. “As the president who lifted the country out of economic despair and stood up to foreign military aggression, FDR offers historians...
  • FredHeads: "The Rumors Of Our Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated"

    02/19/2008 9:27:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies · 343+ views
    The Jawa Report ^ | February 18, 2008 | Ragnar Danneskjold
    A few weeks ago, Fred Thompson exited the race for President. In the wake of that decision, the FredHeads and the members of DraftFredThompson.com engaged in a whole lot of soul-searching and vigorous discussion as to what to do next. Fred's candidacy may have come to an end, but our faith in the principles that originally drew us to Fred was as strong as ever. The product of that soul-searching and vigorous discussion is Conservatives for the Advancement of the Reagan Coalition, a new organization formed to advance the key conservative principles articulated by men like Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan...
  • Goldwater in '08!

    12/22/2007 10:34:49 PM PST · by BnBlFlag · 35 replies · 86+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | 12/18/07 | William Murchison
    Goldwater In '08 I've just now figured it out — the right conservative candidate for these confused and disturbing times. I'm voting for Barry Goldwater, and nothing can stop me. Save — I admit — the inconvenience of Barry's residence in a venue other than the land of the living. Still, I want to suggest to perplexed conservatives sorting through the credentials of Romney-Huckabee-Giuliani-Thompson-Paul-McCain that no one matches in substance and appeal the man who, in our hearts, we knew to be right: Barry himself. I want to suggest this not by way of whomping up some sentimental pilgrimage back...
  • Undeniably Conservative (Fred Thompson)

    12/18/2007 11:53:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 155+ views
    Let Freedom Ring ^ | December 18, 2007
    That’s the verdict rendered in this article. It’s just another example of the case conservatives should be making on Fred’s behalf. Here’s one of the key sections of the article: In short, Thompson holds the same conservative positions of all the other candidates combined, and has none of their flaws. In fact, any close observer of the campaign season would tell you that Thompson has been on the receiving end of barely any substantive attacks on policy issues. This is no coincidence. And it is the reason he has had to bear the brunt of shallow attacks about his demeanor,...
  • Why the GOP should welcome gays into the party

    08/20/2007 10:30:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 183 replies · 3,108+ views
    northjersey.com ^ | STEVE LONEGAN
    SOMETIMES tragic occurrences force us to stop and think – those are the moments that crystallize our perceptions of human relations. I found myself in such a state with the passing of a constituent, friend and fellow conservative who also happened to be gay. Our conversations convinced me that my beliefs in limited government can be shared across the chasms that liberals and conservatives perceive to separate us – ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation. That conclusion is not popular on either side of the left-right spectrum: Liberals don't believe gays should be conservative and conservatives don't believe gays can be...
  • The Goldwater Myth: He didn't become a libertarian until his twilight years.

    01/11/2006 4:20:56 AM PST · by Mike Bates · 23 replies · 650+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 1/11/2006 | ANDREW E. BUSCH
    "During the campaign of 1964, [he] was our incorruptible standard-bearer," recalled William F. Buckley Jr. in his 1998 obituary of Barry Goldwater, the career senator from Arizona, 34 years after the watershed. Goldwater, of course, was defeated resoundingly on Election Day, winning only six states. "It was the judgment of the establishment that Goldwater's critique of American liberalism had been given its final exposure on the national political scene," Buckley continued. "But then of course 16 years later the world was made to stand on its head when Ronald Reagan was swept into office on a platform indistinguishable from what...
  • The Hard Right (John W. Dean unhinged)

    07/31/2006 3:16:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 34 replies · 2,276+ views
    The Perfidious NY Times ^ | July 30, 2006 | NICK GILLESPIE
    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...
  • Barry Goldwater: The Most Consequential Loser

    01/01/2006 9:16:21 PM PST · by Fiji Hill · 51 replies · 1,342+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | December 1, 2005 | Lee Edwards
    Barry Goldwater: The Most Consequential Loser Lee Edwards, Ph.D. Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought The Heritage Foundation Barry Goldwater was the most consequential loser in modern presidential politics. His conservative candidacy forty-one years ago has had a more enduring impact on our politics and our nation than the losing candidates usually mentioned in the history and political science texts--Theodore Roosevelt in 1912, Al Smith in 1928, George Wallace in 1968, George McGovern in 1972, and Ross Perot in 1988. This judgment might be challenged by some, given that Goldwater received less than 39 percent of the popular vote and carried...
  • Goldwater nephew to run for governor (Arizona)

    07/30/2005 2:57:08 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 16 replies · 630+ views
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | July 30, 2005 | HOWARD FISCHER
    PHOENIX -- A Phoenix area Republican is hoping to parlay his family name and GOP roots into becoming the state's next governor. Don Goldwater confirmed Friday he is seeking his party's nomination to challenge Democratic incumbent Janet Napolitano. Goldwater has planned announcements Tuesday in Sun City, Phoenix and Tucson. Goldwater, the nephew of former U.S. Senator and presidential hopeful Barry Goldwater, has been active in state party politics for years. He heads the GOP committee for his legislative district and has been a delegate to the Republican National Convention. He is joining what could become a crowded field that already...
  • Was Howard Dean behind a Daring Art Theft?

    02/08/2005 10:23:03 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 27 replies · 2,160+ views
    Special to FreeRpublic ^ | 12 February 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Last August, Edvard Munch’s famous masterpiece, “The Scream,” was stolen again. Armed gunmen took the painting from the Oslo Munch Museum in Norway. Saturday, the Democratic National Committee will elect former Governor Howard Dean as the Chairman of the DNC. Are these events connected? Sometimes, reality is its own parody. As the satirical website ScrappleFace.com reported this week, “Faced with the fact that former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean is the only person still seeking the chairmanship of the Democrat National Committee (DNC), the nine-member panel of elected officers announced today that it had posted the job on CareerBuilder.com, and would...
  • Dear Mr. President: Send me my money

    02/06/2005 10:20:10 AM PST · by qam1 · 63 replies · 1,823+ views
    Pittdburghlive ^ | 2/6/05 | Bill Steigerwald
    It's no accident I've hated Social Security for 40 years. That's exactly how long the federal government has been skimming money from my paycheck and putting it into its Social Security "lockbox" for my retirement. In 1964, the summer I made $547 as a stock boy in Eat 'n Park's warehouse, I heard Barry Goldwater boldly declare that Social Security should be voluntary. I dug that message at age 17 and I still do, though at 57 I know I'll never live to see it happen. In fact, I'd bet my 401(k) no one will ever live to see Social...
  • Heritage Foundation President's Essay on The Conscience of a Conservative

    12/22/2004 2:14:36 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 15 replies · 487+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | Dec. 22, 2004 | Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D.
    PRESIDENT'S ESSAY The 2004 Essay: The Conscience of a Conservative by Barry Goldwater Foreword by Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D. Among the many analyses about the 2004 Republican National Convention, one offered by the eminent conservative columnist George F. Will caught my eye. "Barry is back," he wrote, referring to Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona, who won the Republican presidential nomination forty years ago but was then crushed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in the general election, receiving only 38.5 percent of the popular vote and carrying just six states. Notwithstanding his resounding defeat in the fall of 1964, wrote Will,...
  • The Warbling of the Desperate Ignorati - (Love it!)

    12/18/2004 9:04:13 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 700+ views
    I have been watching with amusement as the left has been vainly struggling to describe American conservatism, in a sort of know-your-enemy exercise, in order to attack the ideology due to their monumental loss at the polls last month. The amusing thing is that none of them seem to have the first clue what American conservatism even is. They lack the first idea how different American conservatism is in comparison to the concept in other countries. They think that conservatism is some “new” phenomenon ginned up by a sly class of demagogues and liars to lead the “stupid” public by...
  • The Constitution Doesn’t Mention Sports or Steroids.(Judson Cox at his best!)

    12/17/2004 8:58:05 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 527+ views
    I am a baseball fan – especially of the Atlanta Braves - so you might expect me to decry the evils of steroid use. Well, I don’t particularly care whether or not Gary Sheffield used steroids; he is still one of the most amazing athletes to ever step onto a diamond. Maybe athletes shouldn’t use anabolic steroids; maybe baseball should be purged of steroids – but, that should be up to baseball. Congress is threatening legislation to ban steroid use in professional baseball. Okay, let me dig out my copy of the Constitution…”We the people”…….etc., etc., “Congress shall make no...
  • William F. Buckley, Jr.: What Did Goldwater Mean?

    12/12/2004 2:19:17 PM PST · by wagglebee · 45 replies · 1,385+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 12/10/04 | William F. Buckley, Jr.
    Phoenix — They continue to celebrate Barry Goldwater. An Institute, now 16 years old, gets in speakers, most of whom reflect on the achievements of their favorite son. Goldwater was an enormously accomplished man, indulgent of life’s amenities and challenged by its perversities. He attracted an extra-political following by cultivating pursuits not easily done by those more timorous than he. He inclined to do that which was risky, including national politics, and he emerged in the early 1960s as spokesman for the conservative wing of the Republican party. A question arose at the Goldwater Institute’s proceedings last week when the...

    10/06/2004 4:34:51 PM PDT · by thepace · 1 replies · 343+ views
    Pacetown ^ | 10.06.2004 | Jeremy Chrysler
    Earlier this week, fellow Homespunner Chris Berg published the text of a very funny Barry Goldwater speech the other day, promting Steve Green to call BG "The funniest, most self-deprecating bloodthirsty warmonger ever." Listen to the speech by clicking the following link
  • Not Nixon's War - Something Else (John Kerry's Killing Fields)

    01/27/2004 3:09:12 PM PST · by Nix 2 · 69 replies · 1,651+ views
    MensNewsDaily ^ | Jan.27, 2004 | Bruce Walker
    Not Nixon's War - Something Else Bruce Walker, 01/27/04 The day after the Iowa caucus, I wrote an article entitled "Is John Kerry a Good Democrat? Is John Kerry a Good Man?" It took me only one day to answer both question. In his victory speech after the Iowa triumphant, Kerry spoke of "Richard Nixon's War." That, sadly, answered every question about this particular incarnation of Leftist evil. Richard Nixon's War? Kerry served in Vietnam when Lyndon Baines Johnson was president not when Richard Nixon was president. The Vietnam War had been a big political issue, but that issue was...
  • Races of the Week: South Dakota U.S. Senate Race: Thune v. Daschle

    06/07/2004 7:32:03 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 332+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 06-07-04 | Gizzi, John
    South Dakota U.S. Senate Race Races of the Week: Thune vs. Daschle by John Gizzi Posted Jun 7, 2004 The last time a Senate leader of either party went down to defeat in his home state was in 1952, when Majority Leader Ernest McFarland (D-Ariz.) lost re-election in a spectacular race against a young merchant named Barry Goldwater. McFarland was perceived as too much a part of "the mess in Washington," by Arizona voters, who were willing to jettison his political clout in favor of a fresh candidate with very different ideas. Now, in what is shaping up as the...
  • Kerry Went to Extreme Lengths to Back Communist Ortega and Undermine U.S.

    05/19/2004 5:23:03 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 45 replies · 1,349+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5/20/04 | Dave Eberhart,
    Most of us old enough to have been reading newspapers and watching television in the mid-1980s remember when the Soviet-backed Marxist-Leninist junta “Sandinistas” were battling the anti-communist guerrilla army of “Contras” in Nicaragua. And who could forget the overblown Iran-Contra affair, the attempt to arm the Contras through a deal to swap arms for hostages with the mullahs in Iran. What might be hazy in the memory after 20 years, however, is the Keystone Kops, I-want-to-play-president role of the freshman senator from Massachusetts, John Forbes Kerry. Still humming his “Give peace a chance” mantra from Vietnam days, Kerry jumped into...
  • Bonnie Erbe: Conservative intrusions (CLUELESS ALERT)

    04/08/2004 7:44:20 PM PDT · by MegaSilver · 8 replies · 144+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | 15 March 2004 | Bonnie Erbe
    (SH) - Too bad Barry Goldwater is no longer with us to opine on the offal of the conservative political revolution. Events in Utah might not only prompt him to exit the grave but to explode right out of it and launch a counterrevolution. Goldwater led the battle for individual liberties and stood as a bulwark against government intrusion into citizens' private lives. He embodied the finest traditions of "quarantine" conservatism (my term for keeping the government out of private concerns). As such, he would probably liken the prosecution of Melissa Ann Rowland (described by her lawyer as seriously mentally...
  • The Seminal Restraint of Conservatism (The Conscience of a Conservative book review)

    12/07/2003 11:13:49 AM PST · by MegaSilver · 11 replies · 151+ views
    Amazon.com ^ | 11 June 2003 | brothersjuddotcom
    I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. -Barry Goldwater (1964 Republican Convention Acceptance Speech) If, as Oscar Wilde opined, homosexuality is "the love that dare not speak its name," then we might say that Conservatism is "the political philosophy that dare not speak the truth." Liberals are wont to bathe the masses in comforting but demonstrably false platitudes, because at the root of their political philosophy they maintain a series of fictions, like: (1) we're all essentially...
  • The Conscience of a Conservative - The Conservative Sixties

    The Conscience of a Conservative - The Conservative 1960's From the perspective of the 1990s, it's the big political story of the era by Matthew Dallek The year 1960, though, brought a turning point for the conservative movement. That year Barry Goldwater published The Conscience of a Conservative. Generally dismissed in the national media, the book stands today as one of the most important political tracts in modern American history. As the historian Robert Alan Goldberg demonstrates in Barry Goldwater, his fine new biography, The Conscience of a Conservative advanced the conservative cause in several ways. Building on William F....
  • Anti-War Group Revives 'Daisy' Ad

    01/15/2003 5:25:00 PM PST · by GeneD · 44 replies · 549+ views
    AP via Lycos.com ^ | 01/15/2003
    Revisiting a jarring television commercial from the Cold War era, a grass-roots anti-war group has remade the 1964 "Daisy" ad, warning that a war against Iraq could spark nuclear Armageddon. Like the original, the 30-second ad by the Internet-based group MoveOn.org depicts a girl plucking petals from a daisy -- along with a missile launch countdown and a nuclear mushroom cloud. The original ad was produced by President Johnson's campaign to paint his Republican rival, Barry Goldwater, as an extremist who might lead the United States to a nuclear war with the Soviet Union. The ad created such negative reaction...