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  •  Difference between Goldwater and today's Repubs... (13+ / 0-)

    ...can be found in your comment right here:

    And when a young woman got up and started spouting truly extremist right-wing ideas, he verbally took her down.
    Both in 2008 and 2012, one thing that we've repeatedly seen and read about are instances where someone on the right says something truly nutty and extreme...and there's nary a smackdown from the Republican party leadership or it's presidential/VP candidates.

    More to the point...would you trust McCain or Romney to handle that extremist the same way Goldwater did all those years ago?

    Political Compass: -6.75, -3.08

    by TexasTom on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 08:33:58 AM PST

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    •  In a word (0+ / 0-)

      No.

      We can live in today or live life not understanding yesterday is a cancelled cheque, tomorrow but a promise all while we piss on today.

      by TtfnJohn on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 04:11:58 PM PST

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    •  Goldwater said one thing I agree with: (0+ / 0-)

      “There is no position on which people are so immovable as their religious beliefs. There is no more powerful ally one can claim in a debate than Jesus Christ, or God, or Allah, or whatever one calls this supreme being. The religious factions that are growing throughout our land are not using their religious clout with wisdom. They are trying to force government leaders into following their position 100 percent. If you disagree with these religious groups on a particular moral issue, they complain, they threaten you with a loss of money or votes or both. I'm frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me ... that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in A, B, C, and D. Just who do they think they are?”  — Senator Barry Goldwater, R-Arizona

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