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Video: 1964 “Confessions of a Republican” Ad Rings Eerily True Today


Just substitute the name “Donald Trump” (or “Ted Cruz” for that matter) for “Sen. Goldwater” and this rings eerily true to today. A few key quotes:

*”But when we come to Sen. Goldwater, now it seems to me we’re up against a very different kind of a man; this man scares me.”
*”Now maybe I’m wrong; a friend of mine said to me, listen just because a man sounds a little irresponsible during a campaign doesn’t mean he’s going to act irresponsibly – you know that theory that the White House makes the man. I don’t buy that.”
*”So many men with strange ideas are working for Goldwater. You’ll hear a lot about what these guys are against – they seem to be against just about everything – but what are they for?”
*”Often I can’t figure out just what Goldwater means by the things he says…”
*”I wouldn’t have worried so much about party, because if you unite behind a man you don’t believe in, it’s a lie.”
*”I mean, when the head of the KKK – with all these weird groups – come out in favor of the candidate of my party – either they’re not Republicans or I’m not.”

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