Barry Goldwater's Grandaughter: I'm supporting Obama

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    I know you right wingers will get upset that I'm posting a HuffPost article, but it's a column written by CC Goldwater, not one of their Leftist spin articles.

    CC Goldwater: Why McCain Has Lost Our Vote

    Why McCain Has Lost Our Vote

    Being Barry Goldwater's granddaughter and living in Arizona, one would assume that I would be voting for our state's senator, John McCain. I am still struck by certain 'dyed in the wool' Republicans who are on the fence this election, as it seems like a no-brainer to me.

    Myself, along with my siblings and a few cousins, will not be supporting the Republican presidential candidates this year. We believe strongly in what our grandfather stood for: honesty, integrity, and personal freedom, free from political maneuvering and fear tactics. I learned a lot about my grandfather while producing the documentary, Mr. Conservative Goldwater on Goldwater. Our generation of Goldwaters expects government to provide for constitutional protections. We reject the constant intrusion into our personal lives, along with other crucial policy issues of the McCain/Palin ticket.

    My grandfather (Paka) would never suggest denying a woman's right to choose. My grandmother co-founded Planned Parenthood in Arizona in the 1930's, a cause my grandfather supported. I'm not sure about how he would feel about marriage rights based on same-sex orientation. I think he would feel that love and respect for ones privacy is what matters most and not the intolerance and poor judgment displayed by McCain over the years. Paka respected our civil liberties and passed on the message that that we should conduct our lives standing up for the basic freedoms we hold so dear.

    For a while, there were several candidates who aligned themselves with the Goldwater version of Conservative thought. My grandfather had undying respect for the U.S. Constitution, and an understanding of its true meanings.

    There always have been a glimmer of hope that someday, someone would "race through the gate" full steam in Goldwater style. Unfortunately, this hasn't happened, and the Republican brand has been tarnished in a shameless effort to gain votes and appeal to the lowest emotion, fear. Nothing about McCain, except for maybe a uniform, compares to the same ideology of what Goldwater stood for as a politician. The McCain/Palin plan is to appear diverse and inclusive, using women and minorities to push an agenda that makes us all financially vulnerable, fearful, and less safe.

    When you see the candidate's in political ads, you can't help but be reminded of the 1964 presidential campaign of Johnson/Goldwater, the 'origin of spin', that twists the truth and obscures what really matters. Nothing about the Republican ticket offers the hope America needs to regain it's standing in the world, that's why we're going to support Barack Obama. I think that Obama has shown his ability and integrity.

    After the last eight years, there's a lot of clean up do. Roll up your sleeves, Senators Obama and Biden, and we Goldwaters will roll ours up with you.
     
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    Goldwater would have sat this one out.
     
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    Yeah, and?
     
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    Don't you guys see all these core conservatives moving to the left and voting for Obama?

    There's a story.

    There was a great flood one day and a man climbed to the roof of his home. A helicopter came by and the pilot told the man to grab the ladder. "No thanks, I'm waiting for God to save me." The helicopter went off. 5 minutes later as the water kept rising, a guy in a boat came by "Jump in the boat!" The guy said, "No thank you, I'm waiting for God to save me." The water rose and the man drowned. In heaven he angirly marches up to God questioning why God didn't save him. God replied, "What do you think the helicopter and the boat were for?"

    Cornbread, how many people that refused to jump from the sinking Titanic survived? Answer? Zero. If you refuse to jump a sinking ship, expect to drown.
     
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    I want what she's smoking.
     
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    Obama is not the Core conservative that Goldwater would have voted for. I like CC Goldwater, but just because she Is my political hero's granddaughter, it does make her a core conservative. Hell, Reagan's kids are all liberals, all except his adopted son.

    My point was that with the two given candidates and the extensive research that I have done on Goldwater, he would have either sat this one out or voted for Barr, but he would not have voted for Obama.
     
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    Would he have voted for McCain?
     
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    Not in this election cycle. Maybe in 2000, but not this one.
     
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    Aboslutely.

    Barry Goldwater Jr. endorsed Ron Paul during the primaries, just for the record.
     
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    CC Goldwater is not Barry Goldwater. Also, later in life Goldwater became much more liberal than he was when he started out, didn't he? CC Goldwater is her own person and entitled to her own opinions. Good for her that she's voting for Obama. If he wins she'll get exactly the gov't that she deserves.


    BTW, nice joke. I've heard it many times to emphasis the need for accepting Jesus into one's heart. Weird that you use to emphasis the "need" to support Obama. Smacks of more "Messiah" comparrison. I'm just saying...
     

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