You guys may be Goldwater Conservatives but recall they were able to portray Goldwater as a war mongering nutball back then.
These days the attack machine is a ubiquitous & finely tuned machine.
They could destroy someone like Goldwater much more easily these days.
Look what they're doing to Cruz ... You yourselves called him a nut bag and a crazy so you're buying into it.
Not a good sign.
As for Goldwater, he took on the religious right extremists, and even said that Jerry Falwell needed his butt kicked. As far as being called a war monger, anyone that chooses to protect this country and its interests using the military is called that... including now by some on the far left... Obama himself.
... consider this ...
- Ted Cruz mounted a filibuster over defunding Obamacare ... something that affects every one of us ... I presume that filibuster is one of the things that got him the nut bag appellation ... the media and Democrats took him apart.
- Wendy Davis, State Senator, in Texas mounted a filibuster over abortion ... the entire media apparatus portrayed her as a hero ... and that was over State legislation.
And look at how they're going after Christie and he's hardly a Conservative.
It matters less what the person stands for than who the person stands against.
Hypocritical BS, as usual.
Does it really matter-- republican or democrat? Both parties are doing an exemplary job of draining the life of this country. I see them as figureheads.. a diversion of some kind.
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