Barry Goldwater’s line from his 1964 Republican presidential nomination acceptance speech is often misquoted and more often intentionally misinterpreted.

What Goldwater actually said was, “I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!  And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!”  What the founder of modern conservatism and inspiration for Ronald Reagan meant was that Americans should value their freedoms enough to struggle for them, as long as those liberties were virtuous. 

Lyndon Johnson refused to debate Goldwater during the ’64 campaign for the presidency.  Instead, with no substantive basis, Democrats painted the senator from Arizona as an extremist of the worst kind who would start World War III and deploy nuclear weapons in Viet Nam. 

Johnson Museum and Library  Toward that end of smearing Goldwater, Democrats deployed the most infamous, extremist advertisement in national political history, a picture of a young girl picking daisies with an atomic explosion in the background. 

The ad also featured Johnson saying, “These are the stakes.  To make a world in which all of God’s children will live, or to do into the dark.  We must either love each other or we must die” and concluded by showing “Vote for President Johnson on November 3rd.” 

The ad ran only once but once was sufficient.  Mission accomplished.  Johnson defeated Goldwater in a landslide and went on to send 63,000 American soldiers to their deaths in ‘Nam.      

If we define extreme as the outer limits, most removed from the center, beyond the average sense of moderation, that one minute ad was the epitome, not only a bald-faced lie but a distortion which helped cause those needless fatalities. 

Having learned the effectiveness of lies and distortions though not their immorality, many statements and actions by liberals and indeed by today’s Democrat Party must be labelled extremist yet, practicing the same underhanded techniques as those employed against Goldwater, they succeed in establishing them as truth thanks to a complicit media. 

There have been so many examples of extremist Democrat rhetoric and actions during the brief reign of President Barack Hussein Obama rivaling the venom of the Goldwater campaign that it’s impossible to detail them all in the limited space available here. 

Virtually all of them, from MSNBC commentators wishing death for conservatives, to union thugs visiting mayhem on opponents, to administration functionaries preaching  racial hatred and defying authority, to the Wall Street Occupiers creating social chaos, are designed with one goal in mind: re-electing the president. 

The thinking seems to be that anything, any words or activities that serve to subvert the American value system, also serve to undermine the Republican Party and to insure four more years of the extremist, socialist domestic policies and foreign policies which cater to the most extreme elements in America. 

Why else would Obama and other Democrats wink at their vile MSNBC lackeys, their invective-spewing unionists, their un-elected officials making a farce of law, and endorse the OWS anarchists? 

Thanks to liberal brainwashing as to the rightness and entitlement to legal abortion and residency in the White House of the most pro-abortion president in history, there is no more contentious issue on the American scene today. 

For Democrats, the abortion issue fills their needs to appear sensitive, at the same time they conceal their gross insensitivity to life.  It enables them to lock-in a powerful segment of the electorate, at the same time it constitutes an infringement on the rights of the pre-born.  It affords them the opportunity to claim a sense of superiority, at the same time it satisfies the contemporary fixation on selfishness. 

As such, the liberal sacrament of abortion has become the domestic foundation of the Democrat Party.    

Debbie Wasserman Schultz has  Though far from the worst exemplar of Democrat distortionists, the new chairman of the Democrat National Committee and new abortion standard bearer, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has learned well the technique of articulating outrageous lies in the belief that if she tosses a sufficient quantity of excrement against the wall, some of it will stick. 

In an attempt to blunt the movement by Republicans to amend the Constitution to recognize the personhood of pre-born infants, to effectively confer on them the right to life as constitutionally guaranteed, and to oppose Obama’s sick predilection for abortion,  Wasserman Schultz recently said, “For the vast majority of Americans, including people on both sides of the abortion issue, this is an extreme and radical step.” 

First of all, the majority of Amercans do not concur with unrestricted termination of human life, second, the conservative side does not at all agree and, third, to characterize protecting pre-born life as “extreme and radical” is itself both extreme and radical, except to “sacramental” liberals. 

Wasserman Schultz wasn’t done. 

She also criticized proposed personhood amendments and efforts to de-fund the busiest abortionists in America, Planned Parenthood, as  a “divisive, dangerous, and destructive” attack on women. 

She contended that “personhood amendments–[were] divisive, dangerous, and destructive laws which would cripple a woman’s right to choose, limit access to birth control, and put the lives of women with difficult pregnancies at risk.”  (http://bit.ly/rA2Qhg)

Wasserman Schultz was thereby engaging in Adolph Hitler’s “Big Lie” technique, later adopted by Communists the world over, the belief that if the lie you tell is huge enough and repeated often enough, that people would come to believe it.  

The “Big Abortion Lie” is but one extreme tactic in the arsenal of Obama’s Democrats.  They have loads more.  When they resort to a Goldwater-era television ad depicting an abortion survivor detonating a nuclear weapon over New York City, we will know Democrats have reached their ethical rockbottom.