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Did you vote in 1960 / '64 for POTUS?

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Salty, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Salty

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    1) Did you vote in 1960?

    I'm sure you remember that one of the big issues was that JFK was Catholic.

    Did his religion have any effect on your vote?



    2) In 1964 LBJ led you to believe that Goldwater was going to do away with Social Security?

    Did that issue effect your vote?
     
  2. Robert Snow

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    I was only eight years old in 1960, but I remember my parents voted for Kennedy. In 1964 I'm pretty sure they voted for Johnson. They were both workers so they were Democrats, like me!
     
  3. targus

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    What does this mean?

    Republicans don't have jobs?
     
  4. DiamondLady

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    They don't let five year olds vote, but I know my parents voted for Kennedy and his Catholicism had no bearing on their choice. They also voted for Johnson. I do recall a chant we schoolchildren took up in 64....Johnson in the White House, rah, rah, rah. Goldwater in the toilet, flush, flush, flush......amazing what children can come up with based upon their parent's politics.
     
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    I was definitely not old enough to vote in '60 or '64, but I do recall some of the campaign rhetoric from Goldwater and LBJ and I did watch the fallout of Kennedy, including his assassination (which I can still recall).

    My first political activity was for Nixon in 1968 (and I was still to young to vote, but I was a "Young Republican" by then). I recall that most of the time my parents voted Democrat, not because they actually were Democrats, but more because they were so ill-informed and the "chicken in every pot" sort of campaign appeal mostly offered by Democrats most often sounded better to them, so that is whom they supported.

    Generally it was only after the fact that they discovered that the "chicken" that the neighbors got was taken out of our farmyard... They have since become Republican, but like many are disenfranchised by RINOs who do not actually do what they promise, whether from inability or from lack of desire -- both are in play with most Republican candidates since Reagan.

    I am no longer a "Republican" but rather a "conservative" with a rather narrow platform. I will vote for the best person for the job regardles of party, but in most cases that will be the Republican candidate as the lesser of two evils. I am still longing and hoping for a true conservative candidate to take office and have with him a supermajority in Congress as did Obama, who has literally overhauled America in a Marxist direction in less than 4 years. And no, Paul is not that candidate... Thanks! :laugh:
     
  6. billwald

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    Can't remember and no.
     
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    My parents weren't old enough.
     
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    :laugh:


    And I was going to make some smart alec comment about not being born until 1974. :tear: my poor joke never had a chance.
     
  9. OldRegular

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    All Republicans are multi millionaires, don't you know!
     
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    I am a Conservative Republican so Kennedy's religion was not an issue! I voted for Nixon. He lost because the democrats stole the election [Illinois, Missouri, Texas].


    I was raised in the coalfields of Southwest Virginia and Eastern Kentucky. My father worked in the mines and was a member of the union. He was a Republican, surrounded by democrats, because he did not like big government. I don't like big government either!

    The democrats have been lying about Republicans killing Social Security since dirt and still are. They have screamed "HOOOver Times" since 1932. Turns out that Roosevelt extended the depression through excess government spending until WWII! Obama is doing the same thing!

    I voted for Goldwater. I worked at that time and if "OOOBAAma Times" continue may have to start again!!
     
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  11. Robert Snow

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    No, I mean they were both working class people. My father was a machinist; I followed in his footsteps.
     
  12. just-want-peace

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    1 This fact didn't garner any favor with me, but it was his politics that I voted against!

    2 I have no doubts that these purveyors of misinformation will garner a very special place in HELL for their abuse of power, but again his over-all politics (liberal!!) was the deciding factor for a vote AGAINST!!

    I do remember one of the liberals famous campaign slogans in this election was: "If you vote for Goldwater, we'll go to war in Viet-Nam!" And someone humorously stated well after the election, "Sure enough, I voted for Goldwater and we went to war in Viet-Nam!!"!
     
  13. exscentric

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    I was living in Hawaii when Goldwater ran. I don't know if it happened country wide but there the young republicans distributed a book called "None Dare Call it Treason" which discussed with good foot noting as I recall the large number of communists living undercover in the US at that time.

    Have wondered often if it was true and they all stayed undercover till recent years :)

    Recall many worried (in midwest) about the Kennedy religious issues.
     
  14. Salty

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    Back in the 1916 Election didn't Wilson say something similar


    None Dare Call it Treason
     
  15. ktn4eg

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    I was only in the 9th grade in 1960 so I couldn't vote then.

    In 1964 I was still too young to vote. (The 26th Amendment, which lowered the voting age to 18, wasn't ratified until 1971.)

    OTOH, I was active in the 1964 campaign in my suburban Philadelphia home area. The official PA GOP refused to endorse Goldwater (PA had GOP Bill Scranton as gov, who'd ran a short-lived campaign against Goldwater.) As a result, we had to form a "Citizens for Goldwater-Miller Committee. The nearest C4G-M office was in a neighboring town about 10 miles from my hometown, and whenever I could, I'd drive over to it to help out in whatever way I could. I worked there until September, 1964 when I enlisted in the USAF. As a result of my being assigned to Davis-Monthan AFB outside of Tucson from 1965-67, I did get the opportunity to meet Sen. Goldwater at a rally in downtown Tucson.

    As a side note, it was while working at the C4G-M office that I first encountered some born-again Christians who encouraged me to go to their IFB church (Calvary Baptist in Lansdale, PA). I never took them up on their invitations, but about two years later while stationed in Tucson I recalled their interest in John A. Stormer's book, None Dare Call It Treason, and attended one of his meetings at a local Baptist church in Tucson. It was there where I first really "heard" the Gospel, and in April, 1966, I received Jesus Christ as my Savior! :godisgood:
     
  16. David Lamb

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    No, I didn't vote in 1960 - I was only 11 at the time :). But even if I had been old enough to vote, I would not have been able to do so in American Presidential elections!
     
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    I was in the USAF in 1960 - 1964 (4 years active, 2 inactive) but voting was not yet a priority in my life.

    HankD
     
  18. targus

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    So then it is your belief that "working class" and "Republican" are mutually exclusive?

    One can not be working class and vote Repbulican?
     
  19. OldRegular

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    Just what is the Working Class? In last night's debate Newt Gingrich said something to the effect that only the elites don't like working for money.

    As a lifelong Republican I have two concerns, well at least two:

    1. The economic middle is disappearing from America as business transfers manufacturing jobs overseas. Strange isn't it? Japan, South Korea, and Germany are busy building auto plants in the US.

    2. The Republican politicians are so busy toadying to the Wall Street and corporate elites, who support the left wing democrats, that they are in danger of losing the economic middle in America.
     
  20. Bro. Curtis

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    I was born in 1961. But I can assure you, my parents DID vote for JFK, being from Massachusetts, I grew up with his picture everywhere, at everyone else's house, all over the stores....everyone loved him.

    Being from a strong union factory town, (The Starrett Micrometer Factory, Union Twist Drill, Rodney-Hunt, and hundreds of furntiture makers), they probably voted forJohnson.

    Now, the factories are all gone, after decades of democrat rule, and those factories were among the first in the nation to go.
     
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