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View Diary: Hillary praised Barry Goldwater last year (UPDATE) (378 comments)

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  •  Goldwater decried "the evils of socialism" (8+ / 0-)

    in a speech at the '76 GOP Convention.  I recall watching it on TV.  The specifics have blurred over the years, but the kind of "socialism" he was decrying was things like Medicare and the EPA.  He was decrying the kinds of things that HRC was defending in her attack on Obama's Reagan comments today.

    I recall Peter Jennings interviewing Goldwater on election night 1984.  The theme of the interview was that Reagan's landslide re-election was the ultimate triumph of the movement that Goldwater had launched 20 years earlier.

    The point of this diary, which I entirely agree w/, is that, if HRC's going to attack Obama on his Reagan comments, she's wide open for attack on her Goldwater comments.

    Some men see things as they are and ask why. I see things that never were and ask why not?

    by RFK Lives on Fri Jan 18, 2008 at 02:30:43 PM PST

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