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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 03:58 PM

27. He was another right-wing pseudo-populist-oligarch. He would be a Teahadi now, or McCain.

A Senator From Arizona.

The usual simple-minded Randian economic bullshit, hasn't changed much since the 50s really, but in the context of a much different country with strong infrastructure. That was when we were going to the moon and building the Interstate highway system, and the government actually wanted a well-educated citizenry, as opposed to one with necessary job skills.

And belligerent and yet ignorant meddling in foreign affairs, which undercut the public's trust in his judgement, which is what LBJ killed him with, and what Obama is now going to kill Mitt with, if he needed it. As it is, I don't think that will come up.

One real difference is that at that time, the Republican party was not the party of racism, like it is now. Back then it was "The Party Of Lincoln", and 100 years ago Republicans were the social progressives, FDR changed that.

Edit: so you can easily argue that in the long run of things, the Pubbies have destroyed themselves by moving Right, and in fact I've made that argument here more than once.

But Goldwater never had a chance anyway, he could have defended the brand, and he chose to make an ideological statement instead. Mitt on the other hand, had a chance, Obama was not unbeatable.

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