Banestar66 t1_jegswc8 wrote

Reply to comment by Unmissed in Barry Goldwater, 1967 by FNTM_309

I know and disagree with all those things. I’m glad he didn’t become president. But he’s on a different planet than Reagan and Buckley. He actually believed in his philosophy however misguided I think it is. Reagan and Buckley were just out to enrich themselves.

I wouldn’t even count Eisenhower as a conservative. He was basically a centrist.


Banestar66 t1_jefpch1 wrote

Reply to comment by idliketoseethat in Barry Goldwater, 1967 by FNTM_309

That’s hilarious. Goldwater voted for the 1957 Civil Rights Act and was highly racially progressive for the time.

His stance on the ‘64 CRA was a mistake for sure as even he later admitted. But it’s plainly clear the guy was just devoted to an anti communist and economic conservative outlook to a nutty degree.


Banestar66 t1_jefoyz4 wrote

Reply to comment by SoylentGrunt in Barry Goldwater, 1967 by FNTM_309

Goldwater was kind of an anomaly within the conservative big three of him, Reagan and Buckley. The guy was by all counts an honorable guy who mostly had sane assessments of the world especially by his later days.

It was really a couple nutty beliefs in his younger days that screwed him. Meanwhile, Buckley and Reagan were really just grifters.