Friday, October 24, 2008

So Barry Goldwater wouldn't be a Republican today, Junior?

Goldwater's son is pretty oblivious:

My father would never endorse a candidate or a party that wanted to grow government, raise taxes or in any way step on our freedoms.

No. Never. Wait, which party is he talking about? Actually, while his argument is a bit fallacious I do think the narrower point is true. Barry Goldwater did have principles, and his son pretty much states them correctly here. I doubt he'd be a Republican if he were alive today.

The Man, The Myth, The Bio

East Bay, California, United States
Problem: I have lots of opinions on politics and culture that I need to vent. If I do not do this I will wind up muttering to myself, and that's only like one or two steps away from being a hobo. Solution: I write two blogs. A political blog that has some evident sympathies (pro-Obama, mostly liberal though I dissent on some issues, like guns and trade) and a culture blog that does, well, cultural essays in a more long-form manner. My particular thing is taking overrated things (movies, mostly, but other things too) down a peg and putting underrated things up a peg. I'm sort of the court of last resort, and I tend to focus on more obscure cultural phenomena.