Monday, August 28, 2006


Some interesting facts about Barry Goldwater, the founder of modern conservatism:
1. he was pro-choice
2. he was pro-gays in the military
3. Hillary Clinton campaigned for him.

That helps bring into perspective just how far right national discourse, especially the rightwing version, has drifted. Goldwater's positions on some issues fall to the left of many of today's Democrats.

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