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Do you remember the Barry Goldwater campaign?

My parents were ardent supporters. They were never so excited about a candidate, before or after. His loss in 1964 absolutely devastated them. It was the closest Daddy ever came to crying, at least in my presence. Mother never took a heavy interest in politics after that. Daddy tepidly supported Nixon in ‘68.

What are your memories?

by Anonymousreply 4804/16/2019

I remember a bumper sticker: AuH20

by Anonymousreply 104/15/2019

My daddy was crying too.

by Anonymousreply 204/15/2019

They gave me a can of “Goldwater” but it was just ginger ale. I was very disappointed.

by Anonymousreply 304/15/2019

I was a preteen when my mom took us kids to a Goldwater rally in Wichita Kansas. We were 5 of the total of 14 people there. We went because my mom wanted us to see a political rally and nobody of any party ever came to Wichita. My parents were Adlai Stevenson and Hubert Humphrey Democrat’s, as am I and siblings. Goldwater was a good speaker but mom said he was a wackadoodle. I got the morning off school so I still like the old(dead) gas bag! DJT is an even bigger nut and even gassier. I wouldn’t cross the street to see the old crap pants.

by Anonymousreply 404/15/2019

I admired Goldwater (still do) and probably would have voted for him if I'd been old enough (had to be 21 then and I was 16). My previous political hero (when I was 9) had been Adlai Stevenson, so LBJ's politics were closer to mine but he was a conniving liar -- I objected to Goldwater being a hawk but at least he was honest about that, whereas LBJ pretended to be anti-war but "escalated" all over SE Asia as soon as he was elected. A guy like Goldwater would be so welcome now and, after what we've all (in both parties) been through lately, I doubt that many would disagree with me.

by Anonymousreply 504/15/2019

Goldwater was mean...but now I know what mean really is.

by Anonymousreply 604/15/2019

[quote] My parents were Adlai Stevenson and Hubert Humphrey Democrat’s, as am I and siblings

You still are?

by Anonymousreply 704/15/2019

I don’t understand how he was a “whackadoodle.” Seemed to have good common sense policies. What’s mean or crazy about that?

My father may have been a man of his generation in some ways, but he was very intelligent and would not have given his support to a “whackadoodle.”

by Anonymousreply 804/15/2019

LBJ campaign ad. Goldwater was toast after this.

Girl with Daisy and Atomic Bomb Explosion (1964) - Lyndon B. Johnson Campaign Ad

Infamous Lyndon B. Johnson presidential campaign advertisement featuring a girl with a daisy and an atomic explosion from 1964.

by Anonymousreply 904/15/2019

If my parents told me he was mean, it was because he never supported workers and he was a racist.

by Anonymousreply 1004/15/2019

That infamous ad only aired once, but once was enough.

by Anonymousreply 1104/15/2019

[quote] My father may have been a man of his generation in some ways, but he was very intelligent and would not have given his support to a “whackadoodle.”

Did your father in his heart know Goldwater was right?

by Anonymousreply 1204/15/2019

R10, Goldwater was against Communists, if that’s what you mean by “workers.” I don’t believe he was a racist, he just wasn’t for extremists, which were very prevalent in the ‘60s. I don’t remember much about it, as I was a VERY young child.

R12, of course he did.

by Anonymousreply 1304/15/2019

Among Goldwater's other attributes, he despised Richard Nixon and accurately described him as a "lying SOB" who couldn't be trusted.

by Anonymousreply 1404/15/2019

Legendary pussy hound

by Anonymousreply 1504/15/2019

Goldwater was mos def a whackadoodle. He’s the reason for the Goldwater rule. Whacko and racist.

by Anonymousreply 1604/15/2019

Barry Goldwater opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Goldwater was mostly a nutty ultra conservative and would be a Libertarian. He was a best friend of Koch Bros. Years ago.

by Anonymousreply 1704/15/2019

Was about to ask that r16. Wasn’t the Goldwater rule instated because he was such a lunatic?

by Anonymousreply 1804/15/2019

I was just about the only student at my high school who supported Goldwater. I knew nothing of politics; I only knew that LBJ was ugly and Goldwater looked and sounded better by comparison. I proudly wore a large Goldwater pin to school every day until the election and was one of only two students who volunteered to take the Goldwater side in a civics class debate. I was crushed when my hero lost in a landslide. The day after the election, classmates rubbed salt in my wounds by teasing me unmercifully That was the last time I ever supported a Republican.

by Anonymousreply 1904/15/2019

My dad referred to Goldwater as something you see in the toilet bowl. As a 7 year old, I was was shocked.

by Anonymousreply 2004/15/2019

R17 Goldwater, didn't oppose the Civil Rights Act of 1964 because he was racist, but because he saw it as federal overreach, he supported both the 1957 and 1960 Civil Rights Acts, and he supported the original Senate version of the 1964 act, his problem with the act was that he felt that Articles II and VII of the final act was an illegal encroachment on the rights of individuals to not do business with whomever they chose.

Many people forget that in retirement he was one of the first politicians of either party to endorse homosexuals to be allowed to serve openly in the military saying "Everyone knows that gays have served honorably in the military since at least the time of Julius Caesar" and "You don't need to be 'straight' to fight and die for your country. You just need to shoot straight." He was also a supporter of Medical Marijuana.

by Anonymousreply 2104/15/2019

He wasn’t any bigger a lunatic than LBJ or Nixon

by Anonymousreply 2204/15/2019

If you were five years old in 1964, you're 60 this year.

And you refer to your father as "Daddy"?

by Anonymousreply 2304/15/2019

Hilary Clinton was a Goldwater Girl!

by Anonymousreply 2404/15/2019

R24, are you also R5?

by Anonymousreply 2504/15/2019

What exactly is a ‘Goldwater girl’?

by Anonymousreply 2604/15/2019


Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 2704/15/2019

A square dancing outfit?

by Anonymousreply 2804/15/2019

“Who all” as in “Who all is going to the barn dance?”

by Anonymousreply 2904/15/2019

R23 My mama and her siblings are in their 70's and they say mama and daddy, because they could never imagine calling their parents by their name, as that is disrespectful. I could never call my parents anything other than mama and daddy, either, because no matter how old I am, I will always be their child never their equal.

by Anonymousreply 3004/15/2019

His campaign slogan was "In your heart, you know he's right." And Democratic billboards went up with the response: "Yes...extremely right."

by Anonymousreply 3104/15/2019

Bless your heart

by Anonymousreply 3204/15/2019

R30 Do you find "Mom" and "Dad" disrespectful?

And you called her "Mother" in your original post, OP

And if Mama is in her 70's now, so she was a teenager in 1964? I mean, Hilary was in high school then.

by Anonymousreply 3304/15/2019

R33 I will say mom or dad, or even mother or father, when talking about them to third parties, but when talking to them I say Mama and Daddy, because that is who they have been my entire life, and I'm not going to change just because I've aged, and because others have decided to make daddy sexual. I am bisexual and I abhor the use of daddy in a sexual context, I've hooked up with guys and gals that want to use it during sex and it does nothing but ruins the mood, for me.

Also, I'm R21 and R30, not OP, I was just replying to R23, who was saying that it is weird to call your father daddy.

by Anonymousreply 3404/15/2019

[quote] His campaign slogan was "In your heart, you know he's right." And Democratic billboards went up with the response: "Yes...extremely right."

Yes...far right.

by Anonymousreply 3504/15/2019

No, the phrase was "extreme right."

by Anonymousreply 3604/15/2019

When did DL turn into GOP central?

What the fuck is this conservative shit doing on DL? Is some old queen really here reminiscing about his conservative parents’ politics from over half a century ago?

by Anonymousreply 3704/15/2019

R30, you sound ridiculous. Your parents fucked and you’re their spawn, get over it. You sound fucking infantile.

by Anonymousreply 3804/15/2019

Wasn't there another anti-Goldwater slogan that went something like "In your gut, you know he's nuts"

by Anonymousreply 3904/15/2019

His distant relatives are still leeching off his name all over Arizona.

by Anonymousreply 4004/15/2019

R38 You sound insufferable. I believe in respecting my elders, who did more than just fuck and spit me out. They provided me with love, food, clothing, and a home. They have supported me in all ways. They didn't mind that I was a boy who would prefer to cook or act in plays rather than play sports. They took me to museums, even though they find them boring. They bought me books whenever I asked. They were willing to deny themselves pleasures, to provide me with the best of opportunities. No matter what, I could never repay them for all they have done. So I repay them by showing them the respect that they have earned.

by Anonymousreply 4104/15/2019

[quote]You sound insufferable.

Said by the person writing their third post about how wonderful and special their “mama and daddy” are.

by Anonymousreply 4204/15/2019

[quote]Is some old queen really here reminiscing about his conservative parents’ politics from over half a century ago?

My mother and father have been gone for a long time and I like remembering them. Daddy died relatively young of a heart attack, and Mother followed a few years later. They said she had cancer, but she really just lost the will to live after Daddy was gone.

by Anonymousreply 4304/15/2019

My sister only speaks of our parents to trash them to my niece, who never knew them. I like to remember the good things.

by Anonymousreply 4404/15/2019

His running mate was the father of liberal (and lesbian) radio talk show host Stephanie Miller.

by Anonymousreply 4504/15/2019

Any relation to the GoldDust Twins?

by Anonymousreply 4604/15/2019

Based on R21's post, Goldwater would likely support so-called religious freedom laws to ensure fundies could discriminate against gays.

No thanks, OP

by Anonymousreply 4704/16/2019

Well, in my day we kept all our hairpins in place, so we usually didn’t have that problem. However, today I think we should just open our own bakeries, etc. No need to go where you aren’t wanted.

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