|Rodham home in 2007, Park Ridge, IL|
"I know some of you have never voted for a Democrat before; I get that," Clinton said. "My dad was a Rockefeller Republican, but I learned at our dinner table that we can disagree without being disagreeable."
The idea of Hillary Clinton sitting calmly during a political discussion at the family dinner table tests even the most vivid imagination, but let's leave that point aside for now. By all accounts Hillary's father, Hugh E. Rodham, was a staunch supporter of Barry Goldwater's 1964 doomed presidential campaign, during which the Arizona conservative famously declared, "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice." Goldwater repeated that phrase during the 1984 Republican National Convention, when Ronald Reagan was running for his second term in office.
Hillary peaked early--she was a Goldwater Girl in '64.
Nelson Rockefeller, the big-spending, big-government governor of New York in 1964, was the leader of the liberal wing of the GOP. By 1980 the nascent Reagan Revolution had chased out most of the elements of what were known as the Rockefeller Republicans from GOP leadership. Nelson himself died in 1979.
Let me get back to Clinton's dad. In her autobiography, Living History,she described her father as a "rock-ribbed, up-by-your-bootstraps, conservative Republican and proud of it."
He was not a Rockefeller Republican. Hillary can't even be truthful about her father.
Park Ridge, Illinois surrounded by farms? A Hillary fib?