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Why McCain Has Lost Our Vote

Serendipity. Just yesterday, I was lamenting to a friend that the current incarnation of the Republican party makes me long for the days of Barry Goldwater.

Man, that must sting McCain something fierce. If this doesn't get him to do some soul-searching, nothing will.

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sagcat
Oct. 24th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)
I find it interesting in a schadenfreude kind of way to watch traditional conservatives bail on McCain (ala Buckley) but to be quite frank, I don't think much of conservative philosophy, and I give little weight to the goldwaters of the world.

Maybe that's just me being a prick as we "run up the score in the 4th quarter" (that's for your decrying of sports metaphors last week) but to paraphrase Jon Stewart, fuck the conservatives.
kebechet
Oct. 24th, 2008 07:48 am (UTC)
I don’t like Barry Goldwater’s policies, and I don’t share his political philosophies, but I can respect his libertarian views and I do believe that he possessed integrity, a rare commodity in today’s conservative base. He stood against Nixon after the Watergate scandal. By today’s standards, he could certainly qualify as a social liberal. He spoke out in favor of gays in the military and the legalization of medicinal marijuana. He favored a woman’s right to choose, and opposed the mobilization of the Christian Coalition within the party in the 80’s. He loathed the Moral Majority. My favorite quote? “Every good Christian ought to kick Falwell right in the ass."

The Republican party of the 60’s isn’t the Republican party we have today.

So, fuck the conservative movement as it manifests now. Fuck the narrow-minded and hateful, fuck the liars and mudslingers. But we don’t necessarily have to fuck CC Goldwater or her grandpa. =)
alicia_stardust
Oct. 24th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
That was a beautiful article, but anytime I see something like that I realize that there's a pit in my stomach. I am so very nervous for Election Day results. =(
kebechet
Oct. 24th, 2008 07:19 am (UTC)
So am I. =P~ Refreshing 538 is keeping Ted sane, but it isn't cutting it for me.
alicia_stardust
Oct. 24th, 2008 07:19 am (UTC)
538?
kebechet
Oct. 24th, 2008 07:49 am (UTC)
alicia_stardust
Oct. 24th, 2008 07:53 am (UTC)
Ah, thanks!

I'm too much of a worrywart for that to comfort me much. I'm staying up all night after the election if it takes that long to call it.
kebechet
Oct. 24th, 2008 07:55 am (UTC)
Have you watched Recount?
alicia_stardust
Oct. 24th, 2008 08:02 am (UTC)
Nope. ?
beeooll
Oct. 24th, 2008 04:15 am (UTC)
Yeah, I wouldn't vote for him. However, it was the antics under the Bush administration that caused me to become fed up with being a Republican.

The whole intelligent design, rampant deficit spending, war mongering, security theater, flag waving moments of the past few years are going to be nice to eventually leave behind.

It's funny how soon people will forget it all. Heck, a lot of people already have.
kebechet
Oct. 24th, 2008 07:18 am (UTC)
I'm tellin' you, hunny... if McCain is elected, I'm going to start having wet dreams about Reagan and Goldwater.

LOL!
keshaphim
Oct. 24th, 2008 05:48 am (UTC)
Just wow. I am reposting this. Thank you.
kebechet
Oct. 24th, 2008 07:55 am (UTC)
Great endorsement, huh? =)
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