Thursday, October 23, 2008

Holy S%@#! Barry Goldwater's granddaughter backs Obama

Some time back, I just shook my head in disbelief when Richard Nixon's daughter Julie came out and contributed the maximum donation to Barack Obama's campaign. Now it gets even more stranger: CC Goldwater, the granddaughter of Barry (the first arch-conservative GOP candidate for President, back in 1964), says she is not supporting her fellow Arizonian John McCain -- rather she's behind Obama. From her op-ed in HuffPo:

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.

If this many Republicans, and top name elephants at that, are abandoning their top of ticket candidates at such a rapid rate, then we truly are living in the end times.

Or not. I can only imagine what the phone calls between the Nixon sisters (Julie and Tricia, the latter who is supporting McCain) are like these days; or for that matter the Reagan brothers (Michael and Ronald Jr.).

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow. The Republicans REALLY don't want McCain to become Prez.