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Pearl, Cut and Shoot, Tx.

Barry Goldwater was a Republican and a conservative. Sadly, the fight he fought "every step of the way" - was LOST bigtime. Today's Republican Party is influenced more by Sun Myung Moon's movement than by anything Goldwater stood for. That makes sense because Moon has outspent Scaife the last 25 years making that happen. Goldwater is spinning around in his grave like Tarzan hanging onto a crock. quoting: The Arizona Republic, May. 31, 1998 , Conservative pioneer became an outcast. Goldwater had won support of abortion opponents in his 1980 U.S. Senate re-election campaign, but in his final term, he voted consistently to uphold the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion. Later in life, he was honored by Planned Parenthood. * In 1981, Goldwater assailed the founder of the Moral Majority, the Rev. Jerry Falwell. Responding to Falwell's statement that all good Christians should be concerned about the Supreme Court nomination of Arizonan Sandra Day O'Connor, he said, ''I think every good Christian ought to kick Falwell right in the ass.'' * In 1987, Goldwater, who had described then Gov. Evan Mecham as ''hardheaded,'' called on the Republican maverick to resign. * In 1989, Goldwater said the Republican Party had been taken over by a ''bunch of kooks,'' a reference to forces supporting TV evangelist Pat Robertson and Mecham. * In 1992, he endorsed Democrat Karan English for Congress over Republican Doug Wead. * In June 1993, Goldwater declared that the military should lift its ban on gays in the military. He also railed against discrimination against gays and lesbians in the workplace.

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