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The Winter of Conservative Discontent

IsraelFirsterSecond Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 2:43 AM
Geez, another reference to Goldwater. Please stop.
PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 3:49 AM
Yes! I thought blaming Bush for yesterdays bad experience with the DMV was bad enough but now we find Goldwater is still trying to get our subsidized Battery Company sold to the Chinese? Those Republicans just never give up!
As the white flag rises above Republican redoubts, offering a surrender on taxes, the mind goes back to what seemed a worse time for conservatives: December 1964.

Barry Goldwater had suffered a defeat not seen since Alf Landon. Republicans held less than one-third of the House and Senate and only 17 governorships. The Warren Court was remaking America.

In the arts, academic and entertainment communities, and national press corps, conservatives were rarely seen or heard. It was Liberalism's Hour, with America awash in misty memories of Camelot and great expectations of the Great Society to come in 1965.

That year, however,...

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