Barry Goldwater, a massive right winger, saw the destructive future of Constitution shredding, Bible thumping GOP theocrats. 

The lack of compromise was made ‘GOP scripture’ by human tree stump, George Bush. Bush made his fellow morons the favorite puppet among billionaire donors. 


Get out your buttons, bumper stickers, hats, and banners and join us for #ElectionCollection, a weekly challenge to feature your campaign memorabilia!

The Presidential Libraries of the National Archives and American Experience PBS invite you to share your stories and election memorabilia. Starting tomorrow, we’ll publish a new #ElectionCollection challenge every Tuesday on Instagram from July 26 until the Presidential election on November 8.

We can’t wait to see if you have drawers full of slogan-covered buttons or if your mom saved that can of (Barry) Goldwater. (It was a real beverage! Stay tuned.)


Talking picture unit designed by the Transport Publicity Corporation for Herbert Hoover’s 1928 campaign. Hoover Presidential Library and Museum.

Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman campaign button, 1944. Truman Presidential Library and Museum.

Carter gold donkey pin, 1976. Carter Presidential Library and Museum.

Sunglasses designed and manufactured by A. Dean Watkins Co. for Gerald R. Ford’s 1976 presidential campaign. Ford Presidential Library and Museum.


EXCERPTS >|< Daisy (1964)

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A series of GIFs excerpted from Daisy, the most famous of all campaign commercials, known as the “Daisy Girl” ad, ran only once as a paid advertisement, during an NBC broadcast of Monday Night at the Movies on September 7, 1964. Without any explanatory words, the ad uses a simple and powerful cinematic device, juxtaposing a scene of a little girl happily picking petals off of a flower (actually a black-eyed Susan), and an ominous countdown to a nuclear explosion. The ad was created by the innovative agency Doyle Dane Bernbach, known for its conceptual, minimal, and modern approach to advertising. The memorable soundtrack was created by Tony Schwartz, an advertising pioneer famous for his work with sound, including anthropological recordings of audio from cultures around the world. The frightening ad was instantly perceived as a portrayal of Barry Goldwater as an extremist. (Continue on The Living Room Candidate)

We invite you to watch the full video HERE

Excerpts by OKKULT Motion Pictures: a collection of GIFs excerpted from open source/unknown/rare/controversial moving images.
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They think I’ve turned liberal because I believe a woman has a right to an abortion. That’s a decision that’s up to the pregnant woman, not up to the pope or some do-gooders or the religious right. It’s not a conservative issue at all.
—  Barry Goldwater

This notorious presidential campaign ad (entitled “Daisy”) appeared in 1964, designed to attack incumbent Lyndon B. Johnson’s opponent Barry Goldwater for his comments that appeared to support the use of nuclear weapons in Vietnam. 

It aired only once, and it was attacked for, one, showing the disturbing image of a girl being blown up by a nuclear weapon, and two, for quite blatantly accusing Goldwater of trying to start nuclear war. Despite criticism, the scare tactic apparently proved effective, and Johnson won the presidency by a landslide.