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Archive for the 'Bob Barr' Category

Arizona’s Constitutionally Troubling Immigration Law

Bob Barr has a piece this morning in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the persistent Constitutional problems with Arizona’s new immigration law:
Arizona’s new immigration enforcement law, just days old, already is sparking challenges and extensive controversy. Most Republicans, including many self-proclaimed “conservatives” who might otherwise oppose expanding government police powers, have lined up squarely behind [...]

Bob Barr Joins Prominent Conservatives In Endorsing Obama On Gitmo Detainees

Former Libertarian Party Presidential candidate Bob Barr was joined by David Keene, founder of the American Conservative Union, and Grover Norquist, President of Americans For Tax Reform, along with others in endorsing the Obama Administration’s recent moves in the War On Terror
As it moves to close Guantanamo and develop policies for handling terrorism suspects going [...]

Another Reason I’m Glad I Didn’t Vote For John McCain

by @ Thursday, August 27th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, Bob Barr, John McCain, Politics

He’s decided he wants to be the next Ted Kennedy:
“Obviously, if there is health care reform, Ted Kennedy has a long history of being involved in this issue in a variety of ways,” he said. “I would hope his example of working together and coming together in the spirit of compromise for the sake and [...]

Reason.tv Interviews LP Presidential Candidate Wayne Allyn Root

by @ Friday, August 21st, 2009. Filed under 2012 Election, Bob Barr, Libertarians, Politics

Wayne Allyn Root was Bob Barr’s Vice-Presidential running mate in 2008 and has already stated that he’s running for the Libertarian Party’s Presidential nomination for 2012.
Here he is being interviewed by Matt Welch of Reason:

Was The Barr Campaign Good Or Bad For Libertarians ?

by @ Thursday, August 13th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, 2012 Election, Bob Barr, Politics, Ron Paul

Robert Stacey McCain and Thomas Knapp engaged in an interesting back-and-forth last week over the impact of the Bob Barr campaign on the libertarian movement in general and the Libertarian Party specifically.
It started when McCain made this comment in a broader post about, well, I’m not quite sure, but that doesn’t matter:
In a universe of [...]

FEC Releases Final Election 2008 Results

by @ Sunday, August 9th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Bob Barr, John McCain, Politics

The Federal Election Commission has released the final, verified, results from the 2008 Presidential Election:

Barack Obama (Democrat) 69,498,516 [52.93%]
John McCain (Republican) 59,948,323 [45.65%]
Ralph Nader (Independent, Peace and Freedom) 739,034 [0.56%]
Bob Barr (Libertarian) 523,715 [0.40%]
Chuck Baldwin (Constitution/Reform/U.S. Taxpayers) 199,750 [0.15%]
Cynthia McKinney (Green, Independent, Mountain) 161,797 [0.12%]
Write-In (Miscellaneous) 112,597 [0.09%]
Alan Keyes (America’s Independent) 47,746 [0.04%]
Ron Paul (Constitution, [...]

Don’t Blame Me Just Because I Voted For Bob Barr

by @ Monday, July 20th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, Bob Barr, John McCain, Libertarians, Politics, Republicans

Over the weekend, Melissa Clouthier took the time to take to task those of us who refused to compromise our principles last November and voted for Bob Barr over the atrocious McCain/Palin ticket:
[P]eople are coming out of the woodwork saying, “Don’t blame me! I voted for Bob Barr!” I ask you, Is that something to [...]

Former Republican Congressman Says The GOP Is “In Very Deep Trouble”

by @ Saturday, May 2nd, 2009. Filed under Bob Barr, Politics, Republicans

Former Republican Congressman and 2008 Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Bob Barr talked with CNN about the state of the GOP three months into the Obama Administration:
(CNN) — Former Georgia Rep. Bob Barr said Saturday it’s hard to “overestimate the damage” that’s been inflicted on the Republican Party — not only with this week’s defection of [...]

An Update On The MAIC Report

by @ Saturday, March 21st, 2009. Filed under Bob Barr, Individual Liberty, Politics, Ron Paul

Glenn Beck and Penn Jillette talked the other day about the Missouri “terrorism” report that informed officers that supporters of Ron Paul and Bob Barr, among others, should be considered threats:

H/T: Jason Pye

Ron Paul Meets Sasha Cohen

by @ Tuesday, March 17th, 2009. Filed under Bob Barr, Celebrities, Politics, Ron Paul

Apparently Bob Barr isn’t the only American libertarian politician to fall victim to Sasha Cohen’s unique brand of comedy:
Presidential candidates will do almost anything for publicity. But Ron Paul’s appearance in Sacha Baron Cohen’s upcoming Bruno movie suggests he draws the line at making sex tapes with gay Austrian TV hosts.
In a five-minute scene, comedian [...]

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