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The Difference Between Libertarians And The Tea Party

by @ Thursday, December 2nd, 2010. Filed under Libertarians, Political Parties, Politics, Republicans

Yea, this pretty much explains it:

H/T: Jason Pye

Libertarian Party Co-Founder David Nolan Dies

by @ Monday, November 22nd, 2010. Filed under Libertarians, Political Parties, Politics

One of the men behind the birth of the Libertarian Party passed away over the weekend:
David Nolan, one of the founders of the Libertarian Party and recent U.S. Senate candidate, has died at the age of 66.
One of Nolan’s closest friends told CBS 5 News that Nolan was driving in Tucson Saturday when he had [...]

Dear Mike Huckabee: We Libertarians Don’t Like You All That Much Either

by @ Monday, November 8th, 2010. Filed under Libertarians, Mike Huckabee, Political Parties, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has taken upon himself on many occasions to directly attack the libertarian wing of the Republican Party.
For example, in the aftermath of his failed bid for the 2008 GOP nomination Huckabee, had this to say:
The greatest threat to classic Republicanism is not liberalism; it’s this new brand of libertarianism, [...]

Chris Christie: It’s Time For The GOP To Put Up, Or Shut Up

Yet another reason why Chris Christie is one of my favorite politicians at this moment:

A Warning To The GOP: It’s Not About You

by @ Monday, November 1st, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Elections, Political Parties, Politics, Republicans

Pollster Scott Rasmussen takes a look at the expected results of tomorrow’s elections and notes that they have a message for Republicans, but not the one they may think:
The reality is that voters in 2010 are doing the same thing they did in 2006 and 2008: They are voting against the party in power.
This is [...]

Republican Congressman: GOP Is Getting A Second Chance, But We Don’t Deserve It

by @ Tuesday, October 19th, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Elections, Libertarians, Political Parties, Politics, Republicans

California Republican Tom McClintock isn’t among those who believes that his party has learned their lesson yet:
Speaking at an event last week in Orange County, CA, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) said he expected big gains for his party at this year’s election, but said he worried that Republicans would squander the [...]

The Conservative Message To Libertarians: Sit Down, And Shut Up

by @ Monday, October 18th, 2010. Filed under Libertarians, Political Parties, Politics, Republicans

Over at Liberty Pundits, Melissa Clouthier responds to my post from yesterday about libertarian disenchantment with the GOP in a post provocatively entitled Libertarians: Still In Search Of Their Perfect World, Practically Irrelevant:
I have come to believe that Libertarians are worthless. Before them, a crop of wonderful, small government candidates sit and will likely [...]

On (Small-L) Libertarians, Conservatives, And The Republican Party

by @ Sunday, October 17th, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Elections, Libertarians, Political Parties, Politics, Republicans

Earlier this week at The Daily Beast, Tunku Varadarajan pondered the question of just how enthusiastic libertarians ought to be about Republican victories in the mid-term elections, specifically concerning candidates like Sharron Angle, Carl Paladino, and Christine O’Donnell, all of whom seem to be far more closely allied with the GOP socially conservative wing than [...]

GOP Hypocrisy On Health Care Reform

Let’s take a look at this ad from the National Republican Senatorial Committee that’s running in West Virginia:

In case you missed it, Alex Knepper points out the problem with this ad:
“Manchin supports Barack Obama’s big government agenda…Manchin supported the government takeover of healthcare that cuts Medicare…”
The words “Government takeover of healthcare” are actually juxtaposed with [...]

Christine O’Donnell Thinks She Can Help “Pray Away The Gay”

by @ Tuesday, September 21st, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Dumbasses, Elections, Political Parties, Politics, Religion, Republicans

More evidence that Christine O’Donnell is far, far outside the mainstream:

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