An old Lyndon Johnson campaign ad has been making the rounds online for its eerie similarity to modern day politics.

It features a faithful Republican who feels alienated and frustrated about the rise of a candidate who is supported by the KKK, and who seems to thrive on anger.

“This man scares me.”

The man then recounts a reoccurring issue where a reporter will quote the candidate, Goldwater, and then the man will deny ever having said the quote. This voter is frightened by that lack of logic.

“You’ll hear a lot about what these guys are against – they seem to be against just about everything. But what are they for?”

hmmm. Watch.

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at