Saturday, October 29, 2016

Fact of the Day: Liberal Goldwater

Arguably one of the most conservative presidential candidates of the 20th century, Barry Goldwater had a bit more liberal views in the 1990's which was long after he lost his bid to be president. He alienated many of his Republican supporters during the last years of his life. He endorsed a Democrat for a Arizona congressional election. He also told Republicans to not attack Bill Clinton over the Whitewater controversy. He also thought the U.S. military's policy of not allowing LGBT members to serve was wrong. And he grew very highly-critical of how the religious-right was taking over the Republican Party. 

10 comments:

Kay said...

That's pretty amazing! I had no idea!

stephen Hayes said...

He was an interesting guy, with opinions you might not expect.

Christine said...

Interesting

Pat Hatt said...

Tried to have common sense and got burned for it.

Martha said...

People do change their opinions sometimes.

bj said...

He tried to work with both parties and this is the way it SHOULD be. When I was younger, it worked more like that...now Republicans and Democrats seem to hate ea others guts and fight and bicker and spread lies all over the place.

Lowcarb team member said...

Interesting read, thanks

All the best Jan

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Interesting that someone would grow LESS conservative with age...

Huggybear said...

Good God - a second Lazarus!!!

And a further second miracle seems to have occurred in Lubbock, Tx.
May the Lord be praised.
Colin



Katie Mansfield said...

Interesting. I had no idea.