Three decades after his own presidential race, Barry Goldwater himself understood that the views he once championed were wrong. And Tea Party conservatives would foist these views upon the nation regardless.
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Many conservatives argue that because Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson has been argued for his racist and anti-gay comments, his free speech is under attack, but there's no evidence to support that claim.
By allowing the majority of Senators to "advise and consent" on executive branch nominees -- without giving Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell a virtual veto, the Senate could allow major progressive change in an array of areas beyond just the federal courts.