Re: OT: sponge burning!
* Paul Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 11:38:59AM -0800, Paul Johnson wrote:
> >> Name five American national-level politicians in your lifetime that had
> >> moral fortitude. You can't get that far in US politics without being a
> >> scumbag.
> > Reagan
> Absolute liar. ...He makes Barry Goldwater look good.
I can't really argue much about Reagan or his legacy, i.e. W, but I am
surprised at the comparison here to Goldwater. Most of the
neoconservative movement, beginning somewhat with Reagan personally
and very much with the immediate post-Reagan period, has been nothing
more than outrageously expensive fascism, read 'law and order'
Republicanism. But, Goldwater always seemed much more legitimately
conservative to me, with what appeared to be a very sincere interest in
true small government. Is there something I have missed about him?