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    Re: Liberal Vermont Senator Sanders may seek U.S. presidency in 2016

    Especially the conservatives you'll be voting with in 2016, since you have broadcasted that decision.
    And Nixon would be called every name in the book for instituting EPA after Love Canal and all the other Superfund sites .
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    Goldwater would be called an Evul Leebrul by some in here. He was fantastic on conservation and the environment.
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    Re: Liberal Vermont Senator Sanders may seek U.S. presidency in 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I meant financially. It's the folks who ain't rich and ain't poor getting squeezed right now. As always.
    Yup, just another decade in the good old USA.

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    Re: Liberal Vermont Senator Sanders may seek U.S. presidency in 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    "I'm frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen 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? And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me?"

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    Dude is needed 50 years later. Great quote - glad you shared this.

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    Re: Liberal Vermont Senator Sanders may seek U.S. presidency in 2016

    When Rand Paul gets his very own Sheldon adelson, he will run 3rd party, in 2020 .
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    Rand Paul will not have the juice to change any of that. RP will have even less support on Gitmo, NSA, FISA Court...ect. than Obama from both the GOP and DEM.
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    Re: Liberal Vermont Senator Sanders may seek U.S. presidency in 2016

    NOTE: My favorite Goldwater quote......

    If you don't mind smelling like peanut butter for two or three days, peanut butter is darn good shaving cream.

    ~Barry Goldwater.


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    Re: Liberal Vermont Senator Sanders may seek U.S. presidency in 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    He was fantastic on a lot of things. I was way too young at the time to support him (I was only 2), but my parents loved him and he was my first real introduction to politics because they talked about him for years.

    His ideas on curbing pollution were trend setting.
    My father took me to the Republican convention in Cleveland in 1964. I got to shake Goldwater's hand. I was 14 years old.
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    Re: Liberal Vermont Senator Sanders may seek U.S. presidency in 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    "I'm frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen 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? And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me?"

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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Liberal Vermont Senator Sanders may seek U.S. presidency in 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    My father took me to the Republican convention in Cleveland in 1964. I got to shake Goldwater's hand. I was 14 years old.
    Now that is something very cool. I would have loved to meet him. Love the peanut butter quote by the way!

    Goldwater was very similar to Sanders in that he was what he was, and put out there what he was and/or what he wanted. Goldwater was a good man. This country could really use him right now.

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    Re: Liberal Vermont Senator Sanders may seek U.S. presidency in 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Now that is something very cool. I would have loved to meet him. Love the peanut butter quote by the way!

    Goldwater was very similar to Sanders in that he was what he was, and put out there what he was and/or what he wanted. Goldwater was a good man. This country could really use him right now.
    Goldwater was very different on economic policies. He would be considered a Libertarian today, but he was not an anarcho-capitalist, as so many Libertarians are now. He believed in Social Security, and the safety net. He was almost knocked out of the running in 1964. William Scranton, a Senator from Pennsylvania, tried to get George Romney to run and take the nomination away from Goldwater. Romney refused. Nelson Rockefeller also did some nasty things, such as starting a whispering campaign against Goldwater just before the convention started. This is why Goldwater lost to Johnson in 1964. The "Daisy" commercial, claiming that Goldwater would bring nuclear devastation to America, was started by pissed off Republicans after he won the nomination, and of course, the Democrats played that piece over and over. Understand that Republicans in the Northeast at that time were mostly to the left of center, so they quietly supported Johnson. Goldwater got even, though, by turning Ronald Reagan from a Democrat into a Republican, and the rest is history. LOL.
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    Re: Liberal Vermont Senator Sanders may seek U.S. presidency in 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Goldwater was very different on economic policies. He would be considered a Libertarian today, but he was not an anarcho-capitalist, as so many Libertarians are now. He was almost knocked out of the running in 1964. William Scranton, a Senator from Pennsylvania, tried to get George Romney to run and take the nomination away from Goldwater. Romney refused. Nelson Rockefeller also did some nasty things, such as starting a whispering campaign against Goldwater just before the convention started. This is why Goldwater lost to Johnson in 1964. The "Daisy" commercial, claiming that Goldwater would bring nuclear devastation to America, was started by pissed off Republicans after he won the nomination, and of course, the Democrats played that piece over and over. Goldwater got even, though, by turning Ronald Reagan from a Democrat into a Republican, and the rest is history. LOL.
    Nelson Rockefeller was a POS. Ah yes, the Daisy commercial. My parents spoke of it often and the damage it did to him. Yup, Reagan was a Goldwater disciple.

    you're depressing me now by reminding me what we don't have in DC anymore!!

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