Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Not the Party of Goldwater And Reagan

If Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan were alive today, they would would look on today's GOP with disappointment and disgust.
Agree with them or not, both Goldwater and Reagan had a libertarian vision of conservatives. They wanted less government(with the exception of the military) and meant it.
Most self-described "conservatives" these days are followers of McCarthy and Jerry Falwell, not Goldwater and Reagan.
Take a close look at leading right wing pundits such as Bill O’Reilly, Ann Coulter and Jonah Goldberg. They are authoritarian in their worldview, not conservative.
And the fact that Coulter is a bestselling author and O’Reilly should give us all pause.


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