“So what was the difference between Goldwater and Reagan? Had the country changed that much in 16 years?
The social issues were the difference. Reagan agreed with Goldwater on fiscal and national defense issues, but by 1980, social issues loomed large and Reagan came down mightily on one side — the opposite side as Goldwater, as it turned out.
Unlike abortion-loving Goldwater, Reagan said, “We cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide.”
And unlike gay-marriage-loving Goldwater, Reagan said: “Society has always regarded marital love as a sacred expression of the bond between a man and a woman. It is the means by which families are created and society itself is extended into the future. … We will resist the efforts of some to obtain government endorsement of homosexuality.”
As long as liberals are going to keep gleefully citing Goldwater’s love of gay marriage and abortion, his contempt for Christian conservatives, and his statement that ‘every good Christian should line up and kick Jerry Falwell’s ass,’ maybe they could ease up on blaming Christian conservatives for Goldwater’s historic loss.
Goldwater wasn’t our guy; Reagan was.”
It’s just a damn shame that GOProud’s Coulter-honoring benefit has already sold out. We simply live for spending our Saturday nights with our government-endorsed homosexuality partner, listening to straight people tell us to vote against our civil rights and interests.
Who knows, maybe the GOProud event will go on so long that it will creep right into Rev. Ruben Diaz‘s Sunday church breakfast (one egg and one sausage per couple, never two of either)