AEI’s Danielle Pletka pens a cover version of Goldwater’s 1975 editorial on Jimmy Carter

Danielle Pletka want you to know she doesn’t like Trump. She has no interesting in defending Trump. But she may be “forced” to vote for him because the Democrats haven’t done enough to convince her that they aren’t crazy socialists. Crazy socialists who nominated -checks notes- Joe Biden. Danielle Pletka is practicing Chickenshit Conservatism; a bad faith tactic for turning an indefensible position into an unquestionable status quo.

I fear that former vice president Joe Biden would be a figurehead president, incapable of focus or leadership, who would run a teleprompter presidency with the words drafted by his party’s hard-left ideologues.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-cant-stand-trump-but-democrats-may-force-me-to-vote-for-him/2020/09/14/1cf10518-f6c4-11ea-a275-1a2c2d36e1f1_story.html

Buttiegieg made a fantastic point in July of 2019 when he said “The GOP will call us crazy socialists no matter what our policies are”. With that in mind, let’s look at what Barry Goldwater said about Jimmy Carter in 1976.

https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1976/11/01/75642702.html?pageNumber=39

Either we stick with the steady, responsible and proved leadership of President Ford, or we gamble on an untried, unsure challenger committed to a program of state‐controlled socialism.

Jimmy Carter passed the largest industry deregulations to date. The Motor Carrier Act that deregulated trucking. The Airline Deregulation Act. The 1978 Homebrew Act is seen as the start of craft brewing in the US. All of this was before the Regan revolution.

This is why it is safe to ignore just about anything a Republican says. It’s been the same fucking script for the past 50 years.