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  • Psychiatry group tells members they can defy ‘Goldwater rule’ and comment on Trump’s mental health

    07/25/2017 11:23:08 AM PDT · by DFG · 60 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 07/25/2017 | Sharon Begley
    A leading psychiatry group has told its members they should not feel bound by a longstanding rule against commenting publicly on the mental state of public figures — even the president. The statement, an email this month from the executive committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association to its 3,500 members, represents the first significant crack in the profession’s decades-old united front aimed at preventing experts from discussing the psychiatric aspects of politicians’ behavior. It will likely make many of its members feel more comfortable speaking openly about President Trump’s mental health. The impetus for the email was “belief in the...
  • Remarkably, Sarah Palin Plays Goldwater in Trump’s Reagan Revolution

    11/10/2016 6:33:38 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 35 replies
    Libertarian Republic ^ | Nov. 10, 2016 | Josh Guckert
    Conservative columnist George Will is often keen on saying that Barry Goldwater, the man who suffered one of the most catastrophic defeats in American political history, was actually the victor. Will often states that, “We — 27,178,188 of us — who voted for him in 1964 believe he won, it just took 16 years to count the votes.” Will is of course referring to the massive landslide which Ronald Reagan won in 1980, thus leading to a phenomenon known as the “Reagan Revolution.” Un-coincidentally, Goldwater gave Reagan his start in politics with the former’s failed presidential campaign. Reagan famously made...
  • Trump vs. the Establishment

    08/23/2016 1:03:23 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 August 2016 | William F. Jasper
    Hedge fund billionaires, Wall Street mega-bankers, Hollywood movie moguls, RINOs (Republicans In Name Only), ultra-Left “Progressive” Democrats, and Big Media journalistas have all ganged up on one man. Together with an AstroTurf army of neocon pundits, radical academics, student activists, and street agitators funded by the Big Foundations and Big Government, they have united to stop that one man: Donald J. Trump.George Soros, David Rockefeller, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Michael Bloomberg, Steven Spielberg, Jeff Bezos, and a bevy of other uber-rich titans have teamed up with National Review, the Weekly Standard, the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC,...
  • Like Father, Like Son: Mitt Romney Shivs Donald Trump Like his Dad Knifed Barry Goldwater

    07/01/2016 5:08:29 AM PDT · by blam · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Neil W. McCabe
    Neil W. McCabeJune 30, 2016 Former Massachusetts governor W. Mitt Romney told “Face The Nation” host John Dickerson Wednesday that his conscience would not allow him to vote for his party’s presumptive nominee Donald Trump, reports Atlantic.com. “It’s a matter of personal conscience,” he said. “I can’t vote for either of those two people,” he said at the Aspen Ideas forum, co-sponsored by Atlantic and the Aspen Institute. Romney also allowed that his wife Ann would be an ideal president and he could write in her name, or failing that, he would write in the name of a third-party candidate....
  • McConnell: Trump could alienate Latinos as Goldwater did black voters

    06/02/2016 5:35:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/2/16 7:07 PM | Anna Giaritelli
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted in a Thursday interview he is worried Donald Trump could push Latinos away from the Republican Party. McConnell compared it to the impact Barry Goldwater’s vote against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 did with African-American voters. …
  • Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, ousted in tea party wave, has died

    05/04/2016 7:58:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 4, 2016 10:56 PM EDT | Michelle Price
    Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, of Utah, who shied away from the spotlight but earned a reputation as someone who knew how to get things done in Washington, has died. He was 82. Bennett assistant Tara Tanner said he died Wednesday from complications of pancreatic cancer and a recent stroke. The Republican was first elected in 1992 and was widely seen at home as politically moderate, which at times put him at odds with Utah’s highly conservative Republican base. His middle-of-the-road reputation led to his ouster in 2010 at the state convention by delegates fueled by tea party anger. …
  • Here’s Why Clinton Will Lose the Election to Donald Trump

    05/12/2016 7:38:46 AM PDT · by AuntB · 62 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | May 11, 2016 | Liz Peek
    Here’s how Hillary Clinton plans to beat Donald Trump: She will replay the very successful 1964 campaign against Barry Goldwater. That is, she will scare the bejeezus out of Americans by describing Trump as a “loose cannon,” someone who cannot be trusted with America’s nuclear arsenal. At the same time, she will convince Republicans, alarmed at the prospect of a Goldwater-scale defeat, that backing her is the sensible choice. Her surrogates in the media are already spreading this narrative, which may prove as empty as Clinton’s record as secretary of state. Goldwater was the conservative presidential candidate who went down...
  • Who the heck is Ted Cruz? (vanity)

    04/17/2016 5:52:53 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 60 replies
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    Consider all the Republicans who have won the presidency since Ike. What did they all have in common? The average Joe knew ahead of time who they were! Joe knew who Ike was, he knew who Nixon was, etc. Sure, the true believers know who Cruz is. But Joe Six-Pack does not. So should Cruz be the GOP nominee, Joe will vote as the media - or his family tradition - tells him to. Cruz will lose in a landslide, just as Goldwater did.
  • Suddenly It’s 1964: How the Stop-Trump Drive Resembles the Past

    03/13/2016 4:30:05 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/13/16 | Roger Stone
    Suddenly, it’s 1964. That’s the year the Republican Establishment ignored the prairie fire started by the conservative supporters of Barry Goldwater, who systematically grabbed control of the GOP by scoring in precinct meeting state caucuses, delegate conventions and ultimately the big California Primary. By the time the GOP insiders woke up, it was too late, but they launched a furious last minute attack on the Senator from Arizona. He was a “warmonger,” “not fit to be President,” “a bigot,” “a racist,” “mentally unstable,” “would push the nuclear button,” and his supporters were “Nazis.” Does this sound familiar?
  • Limbaugh: Romney's Attack On Trump "Is Nothing New," "They Tried To Deny Reagan"

    03/06/2016 6:33:49 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 82 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | March 6, 2016
    National Radio Talk Show host Rush Limbaugh joins Chris Wallace for an exclusive interview discussing his take on the feud between Donald Trump and Mitt Romney, and Trump's prospects in the election going forward. "His dad did much the same thing against Barry Goldwater with a cabal of Republicans, establishment guys, back in 1964," Limbaugh said about Romney. "This is not new. The establishment not wanting outsiders, not wanting conservatives is not new... They were this way with Ronald Reagan before Reagan was elected. They tried to deny Reagan in '76 and they tried to deny Reagan in 1980. They're...
  • LIMBAUGH: Mitt Romney’s Dad Did the Same Thing to Goldwater in 1964 as He did to Trump (Video)

    03/06/2016 7:41:17 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 107 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 03/06/16 | Jim Hoft
    Rush Limbaugh went on FOX News Sunday to discuss the contentious Republican primary and recent developments including Mitt Romney’s scurrilous attacks on Donald Trump this week.Rush Limbaugh told Chris Wallace – while Mitt Romney was listening – that Mitt did the same thing to Trump as his father did to Barry Goldwater in 1964. Chris Wallace: Let’s start with Mitt Romney’s speech this week in which he basically joined the anybody but Trump movement. You say that that is going to backfire with Trump supporters and other voters are going to see it as the establishment trying to tell them...
  • The Conscience of a Conservative, Chapter 1, by Barry Goldwater

    03/05/2016 6:17:29 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies
    The Conscience of a Conservative | 1960 | Barry Goldwater
    I have been much concerned that so many people today with Conservative instincts feel compelled to apologize for them. Or if not to apologize directly, to qualify their commitment in a way that amounts to breast-beating. “Republican candidates,” Vice President Nixon has said, “should be economic conservatives, but conservatives with a heart.” President Eisenhower announced during his first term, “I am conservative when it comes to economic problems but liberal when it comes to human problems.” Still other Republican leaders have insisted on calling themselves “progressive” Conservatives.1 These formulations are tantamount to an admission that Conservatism is a narrow, mechanistic...
  • A Choice Not An Echo

    02/16/2016 11:43:19 AM PST · by don-o · 13 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | 11/4/2012 | Bradley J. Birzer
    One of the little known aspects of recent American history is that Russell Kirk served as one of Barry Goldwater's most important intellectual advisors, 1959-1964. The two talked frequently, met frequently, and strategized frequently. In private and public, Goldwater acknowledged Kirk's role a number of times. Only recently, however, did I discover that Kirk wrote a number of speeches for Goldwater. The one that intrigued me most (as Goldwater praised Kirk innumerable times for writing it; Goldwater considered it one of the best speeches he ever delivered) was the talk that Goldwater gave in February 1962. After a very exhausting...
  • Why is Ted Cruz's campaign studying a long-lost book about Barry Goldwater?

    01/29/2016 5:11:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Yahoo! Politics ^ | January 29, 2016 | Andrew Romano
    For the past few months, political observers on both the left and right have been comparing Ted Cruz to Barry Goldwater, who lost to Lyndon Johnson by a staggering 434 electoral votes in the 1964 presidential election. The thinking goes like this: Cruz is an unyielding movement conservative, just like Goldwater. Given his strength in the South -- again, just like Goldwater -- he could very well win the Republican nomination. But ultimately Cruz is too extreme to appeal to the broader electorate, and the GOP will suffer an ideological blowout of Goldwater-like proportions in November if it selects the...
  • Is Ted Cruz like Goldwater or Reagan?

    12/18/2015 12:49:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/18/2015 | Jerry Newcombe
    Ted Cruz is beginning to surge significantly in the polls in Iowa. Surely the evangelicals in Iowa are the key factor. Already, some of the political pundits are writing him off, likening him to Barry Goldwater, the libertarian-leaning firebrand, who was soundly defeated by Lyndon Johnson in 1964. Goldwater lost by a landslide. But, by the same token, Ronald Reagan won by landslides in 1980 and in 1984. And Reagan was perhaps more conservative than Goldwater. The question many are asking about Ted Cruz and his conservative values is: Will he be the new Goldwater or the new Reagan? Reagan...
  • How Goldwater and Reagan Responded to Defeat

    07/02/2015 5:11:03 PM PDT · by gwjack · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 7/2/2015 | Lee Edwards
    In the wake of the Supreme Court’s devastating opinions on same-sex marriage and Obamacare, some conservatives are asking themselves: Has America reached the point when we have become like ancient Rome in its final days, all bread and circuses, that we cannot make our way back to the ideas on which we were founded? Do the actual words of the Constitution matter anymore? Should we give up the fight for limited, constitutional government and simply accept that the left has won? Of course not! Conservatives have never been quitters as two of our greatest heroes—Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan—demonstrated when...
  • George Will challenges Ted Cruz’s ‘theory’ for running

    04/04/2015 11:25:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 2, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Conservative columnist George Will says that Sen. Ted Cruz’s theory for running for the White House — that he can get “more votes from traditional Republican constituencies” — was “slain” by the outcome of the 1964 presidential race and simply doesn’t add up. “The 1964 theory was that many millions of conservatives abstained from voting because the GOP did not nominate sufficiently deep-dyed conservatives,” Mr. Will wrote this week in The Washington Post. “So if in 1964 the party would choose someone like Arizona Barry Goldwater, hitherto dormant conservatives would join the electorate in numbers sufficient for victory.” Mr. Will...
  • Who Created This Mess Anyway?

    04/02/2015 7:44:46 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-2-2015 | MOTUS
    The notable thing about Culture War 4.0 is its consistent rejection of tolerance in favor of government enforced morality. Remember your Muad’Dib: “When I am weaker than you, I ask you for freedom because that is according to your principles; when I am stronger than you, I take away your freedom because that is according to my principles.”  - Ben Domenech, The Federalist  Ed Driscoll succinctly summarizes the emergence of the new liberal fascism in his recent post, and provides an example: REID: I don’t regret that at all. The Koch brothers — no one would help me. They...
  • Is Ted Cruz The Republican Who'll Do What Others Couldn't?

    04/01/2015 9:25:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 1, 2015 | George F. Will
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was born in 1970, six years after events refuted a theory on which he is wagering his candidacy. The 1964 theory was that many millions of conservatives abstained from voting because the Republican Party did not nominate sufficiently deep-dyed conservatives. So if in 1964 the party would choose someone like Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, hitherto dormant conservatives would join the electorate in numbers sufficient for victory. This theory was slain by a fact — actually, 15,951,378 facts. That was the difference between the 43,129,566 votes that President Lyndon Johnson received and the 27,178,188 that Goldwater got...
  • LETTERS: Ted Cruz, Cruising to Victory or Unguided Cruz Missile?

    03/29/2015 8:54:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 30, 2015 | Various
    Regarding your editorial “The Cruz Candidacy” (March 24): Shades of 1964! For those of us old-timers who worked in the Barry Goldwater camp during that campaign, we see an ominous parallel shaping up because all of the ingredients are there. As ardent conservatives we admired the charismatic retired Air Force general who projected all of our conservative values. Sadly, as history reminds us, he attracted far too few votes from centrist and liberal Republicans, from the independent sector and from middle America in general during the 1964 campaign. This led to one of the worst electoral debacles in our country’s...