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Tom DeLay’s wife is supporting Bob Barr. Time to start forming Patti Davis support groups?
Third Party Watch ^ | June 7, 2008 | Stephen Gordon

Posted on 06/08/2008 11:22:50 AM PDT by Captain Kirk

According to the video below, former House Majority Leader Dick Armey has said that “many Republicans will vote for Libertarian candidates in House races.”

The Washington Times is reporting that former House Whip Tom DeLay’s wife plans to pull the Bob Barr lever on Election Day:

Tom DeLay will vote for John McCain but the former House Republican leader said his wife, Christine, is planning to vote for Libertarian presidential nominee Bob Barr.

“I’m trying to convince my wife not to do that,” the Texas Republican told editors and reporters at The Washington Times on Friday. “She said it publicly yesterday.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thirdpartywatch.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; aclu; armey; barr; bobbarr; delay; electionpresident; libertarianparty; libertarians; losertarians; lp; professionalspoilers; rnc; sideshowbob; thirdparty; tx2008
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1 posted on 06/08/2008 11:22:50 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Captain Kirk

Maybe the wimpy RINOs will get a clue when even their own spouses won’t vote for them. :)


2 posted on 06/08/2008 11:25:45 AM PDT by Politicalmom (I've left the Grand Ol' Plantation. / GOP '08,- NO Soup for YOU!)
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To: Captain Kirk

And I have a strong suspicion that James Carville’s wife will NOT be voting for Barack Obama.


3 posted on 06/08/2008 11:26:24 AM PDT by weegee (In 1988 Lenora Fulani was the 1st black woman to appear on presidential ballots in all 50 states)
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To: Politicalmom

with all due respect.....Tom Delay is nowhere near a RINO.


4 posted on 06/08/2008 11:27:09 AM PDT by wardaddy (it's hot as hell again in Dixie)
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To: Captain Kirk
BEFORE THE ELECTION:

"Ha! You Losertarians will never get more than .0001% of the vote! Go smoke some pot or look at child porn!

AFTER THE ELECTION:

"Waaaa! Why did you Loserdopians cause our RINOs to lose! Waaaa!"

5 posted on 06/08/2008 11:27:50 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Bipartisanship: Two wolves and the American people deciding what's for dinner)
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To: wardaddy
with all due respect.....Tom Delay is nowhere near a RINO.

Yeah, but McCain is. She's got more guts than Tom.

6 posted on 06/08/2008 11:31:11 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: wardaddy

I didn’t say he was, and his wife didn’t say she wouldn’t vote for him.

Geeze.


7 posted on 06/08/2008 11:34:03 AM PDT by Politicalmom (I've left the Grand Ol' Plantation. / GOP '08,- NO Soup for YOU!)
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To: Captain Kirk; zencat

Folks . . . I can't wait to see the RINO extermination hunt take place on Tuesday November 4th, 2008. I plan to wear this shirt to the polling station. It's message will be lost on most !!!

I haven't decided yet whether I'm going to vote for Bob Barr or write in Fred Thompson


8 posted on 06/08/2008 11:34:45 AM PDT by GravityFree (Death is not the end, nor the beginning of the end, but only the end of the beginning.)
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To: Captain Kirk; zencat

Awww . . . family photos like this one warm the cockles of my little ole black heart !!!

Makes me proud to be a TRUE conservative ! ! !


9 posted on 06/08/2008 11:44:29 AM PDT by GravityFree (Death is not the end, nor the beginning of the end, but only the end of the beginning.)
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To: Captain Kirk

She must be a liberal. Who else would vote for a former ACLU attorney?


10 posted on 06/08/2008 11:54:39 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Captain Kirk

Pathetic.

I will hate living in the Obamanation. The guy will be praised by the media and the left, our enemies will take advantage of us, our military will be demoralized, and our economy will tank.

Those of us who criticize will be labeled racists, and steps will be taken by the super-majority Democrat operatives in Congress to shut us down. It’ll start with the “Fairness Doctrine”, and may end up with the Congress authorizing three or more NEW justices to the Supreme Court, creating a court of 12 justices...the Messiah Obama will name them, and our SCOTUS will turn socialist for the next 50 years.


11 posted on 06/08/2008 11:57:10 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (Just say NObama!)
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To: wardaddy
“with all due respect.....Tom Delay is nowhere near a RINO.”

He is worse. He is totally incompetent. Through egotistical bungling, he managed to turn his District (TX-22)over to a liberal democrat in 2006. He and Newtie are poster boys explaining the GOP slow motion train wreck 1996 through 2006. Most of he and his colleague's turned pimp. Bob Bar is a ACLU pimp. Newtie is a publicity hound. Tom turned lobbyist pimp. We have two good Congressmen in the Houston area: Ted Poe and John Culverson

12 posted on 06/08/2008 11:59:42 AM PDT by texican01
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To: GravityFree

Isn’t he some kind of a gay activist?


13 posted on 06/08/2008 11:59:53 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Lesser likelihood but still a chance things come out the same with McCain as President. Choose your poison.

Barr doesn't appear half bad under these conditions.

14 posted on 06/08/2008 12:02:25 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: raybbr
Yeah, but McCain is. She's got more guts than Tom.

McCain has ticked me off plenty but mindlessly labeling him as a "RINO" is not accurate. On some issues he is a flaming liberal. On other issues he's a solid conservative. If one takes the emotion out of it by looking at ACU ratings you see his lifetime rating is 82 and Obama's is 9.

15 posted on 06/08/2008 12:03:12 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Captain Kirk
According to the video below, former House Majority Leader Dick Armey has said that “many Republicans will vote for Libertarian candidates in House races.”

I'm somewhat sorry to say that Dick is correct. I can assure you that this particular lifelong Repub will be sending as loud a message as I can.

16 posted on 06/08/2008 12:05:47 PM PDT by Cold Heat (NO! (you can infer any meaning you choose))
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To: plain talk
McCain is solidly conservative on many issues.

Problem is...he's wacko on others (my main peeves being his stand on global warming and stem cell research).

That being said, I will have NO problem pulling the lever for him in Nov. McCain is miles better than the Dems.

17 posted on 06/08/2008 12:07:10 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Captain Kirk

Does anyone really care who Tom’s wife votes for or against?


18 posted on 06/08/2008 12:16:01 PM PDT by politicalwit (AKA... A Tradition Continues...Now a Hoosier Freeper)
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To: plain talk
McCain has ticked me off plenty but mindlessly labeling him as a "RINO" is not accurate. On some issues he is a flaming liberal. On other issues he's a solid conservative. If one takes the emotion out of it by looking at ACU ratings you see his lifetime rating is 82 and Obama's is 9.

I don't disagree. By the way his ACU rating has been all over the place.

In '99 it was 77.

In 2000 it was 81.

In 2001 it was 68.

In 2002 it was 78.

In 2003 it was 75.

In 2004 it was 72.

In 2005 it was 80.

In 2006 it was 65.

Is he a RINO? I think he is. One day he'll "cross the aisle" and he won't come back.

19 posted on 06/08/2008 12:25:11 PM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: Brilliant

How many ACLU attorneys have lifetime ACU ratings of 98%?


20 posted on 06/08/2008 12:33:49 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: plain talk
If one takes the emotion out of it by looking at ACU ratings you see his lifetime rating is 82 and Obama's is 9.

And Barr's is 98%. This should be a "no brainer" for any conservative serious about restoring the Republic.

21 posted on 06/08/2008 12:36:18 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: Captain Kirk

The Elephant in the room is as good as extinct as the Whigs.

22 posted on 06/08/2008 12:38:50 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (No mas Juan "Traitor Rat" McAmnesty)
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To: Captain Kirk

So, where does Tom DeLay’s wife vote? Virginia or Texas?


23 posted on 06/08/2008 12:56:29 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Brilliant

You must support McCain/Finegold. The ACLU led the court fight against it, joined by numerous groups I’m sure you think are liberal, like the NRA, American Conservative Union, Americans for Tax Reform, the Free Congress Foundation, the Second Amendment Foundation, Christian Coalition, Gun Owners of America, the Family Research Council, the Southeastern Legal Foundation, the Business-Industry Political Action Committee, the National Right to Life Committee. So by your standards these groups must be liberal too.

Congressman Dick Armey also worked with Bob Barr and the ACLU to protect our Constitutional rights. I guess you think he’s a liberal too.

Are you saying that everyone who is on the same side as the ACLU now and then is a liberal?

Do you refuse to work with people when they agree with you on an issue because you disagree with them on other issues?


24 posted on 06/08/2008 12:56:56 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: GravityFree

Why not just vote for Obama?


25 posted on 06/08/2008 1:04:17 PM PDT by DugwayDuke (A true patriot will do anything to keep a Democrat out of the White House.)
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To: Cold Heat

The “message” you will be sending is that you want a veto-proof socialist majority in Congress, a Constitution-hating SCOTUS for decades (long enough to finish the destruction of America), and a Marxist as CinC of the U.S. armed forces, the CIA, FBI, NSA, and the rest. I suggest you think your options through a little more thoroughly.


26 posted on 06/08/2008 1:30:24 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: raybbr
Take a look at the ACU ratings for all the Demonrats in the Senate. There is almost no overlap in numerical ratings between D and R Senators. The D's are mostly in the single digits and teens. Even the worst RINOs are in the 40s. That's about twice the rating of almost any Demon, and half of McCain's lifetime rating.
27 posted on 06/08/2008 1:33:48 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: hellbender
So, with McCain, we only get the socialist Majority in Congress and the Constitution-hating SCOTUS?

(sarc)What a bargin!(/sarc)

28 posted on 06/08/2008 1:36:06 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: SUSSA

The ACLU makes a habit of being on the liberal side of every issue, whether it furthers civil liberties or not. It only cares about civil liberties when they further its liberal agenda. The Scouts are a good example. The Supreme Court has ruled that the Scouts have a right to freedom of association under the Constitution—which is a civil liberty. Even though the Court has ruled against the ACLU’s position, it continues to sue the Scouts in an effort to force them to conform to its liberal opinions.

Barr could have associated himself with an organization that truly believes in civil liberties. Instead, he associated with an organization whose primary motivation for championing civil liberties is only to force liberal political and social views on the American people.


29 posted on 06/08/2008 1:48:34 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant
And Keating-5/Gang of 13/McCain-Feingold/McCain-Kennedy is a better choice than an attorney who worked on citizen privacy Rights issues?

In what alternate Universe?

30 posted on 06/08/2008 1:50:32 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: Dead Corpse

Gang of 14. Dumb fingers...


31 posted on 06/08/2008 1:50:58 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: DugwayDuke
Because I am . . .

SICK . . . TIRED . . . and . . . FED UP

. . . of voting for the lesser of two evils candidates for 30+ years and as long as we keep rewarding the Rockefeller wing of the GOP by voting for whatever country club member is up for POTUS were going to continue to get candidates from the same mold I say

BREAK THE MOLD


32 posted on 06/08/2008 1:52:53 PM PDT by GravityFree (Death is not the end, nor the beginning of the end, but only the end of the beginning.)
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To: Dead Corpse

Not just a privacy attorney. An ACLU attorney.

The ACLU has little credibility on privacy, by the way. Ask the Scouts.


33 posted on 06/08/2008 2:01:10 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Captain Kirk

Bob Barr, like Keyes, is not a candidate he’s a guy looking for donations.


34 posted on 06/08/2008 2:27:41 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
"Ha! You Losertarians will never get more than .0001% of the vote! Go smoke some pot or look at child porn! "

Oh! Oh! I know who that is! It's Mike Off-his-meds-ved, right?

35 posted on 06/08/2008 3:06:09 PM PDT by E. Cartman (Just say "No" to mug-whores.)
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To: Brilliant

So you agree with McCain/Feingold because the ACLU led the fight against it?

All those rock solid conservative groups are now liberal because they’ve worked with the ACLU? I suppose you think all the FReepers who oppose McCain/Feingold and were hoping the ACLU suit would get it overturned are liberals in your mind too.

Barr and Armey have lifetime ACU ratings of 98% and 97% respectively, but you think they are liberal?

I guess in your world the Republicans who side with Loserman on the war are liberals too and should not work with him on that issue. You can’t have it both ways.

I suppose you have no problem supporting McCain even though he works with Soros and takes money from him. But Barr, who is far and away more conservative than McCain, you have a problem supporting because he worked on the same side as the ACLU, Dick Armey, American Conservative Union, Americans for Tax Reform, the Free Congress Foundation, and the Second Amendment Foundation, on the same issue. Do you also have a problem supporting those groups?

It makes no sense to me at all to refuse to work with someone or some group who agrees with you on one issue just because they disagree with you on everything else.


36 posted on 06/08/2008 3:06:51 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: GravityFree
I haven't decided yet whether I'm going to vote for Bob Barr or write in Fred Thompson

Let me suggest Lou Barletta or Joe Arpaio.

37 posted on 06/08/2008 3:07:26 PM PDT by E. Cartman (Just say "No" to mug-whores.)
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To: E. Cartman

I reference post #32 above.


38 posted on 06/08/2008 3:12:39 PM PDT by GravityFree (Death is not the end, nor the beginning of the end, but only the end of the beginning.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Oh, my! You’re post makes me want to curl up and die!


39 posted on 06/08/2008 3:15:27 PM PDT by BlueAngel
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To: Brilliant

The cases Bob was working on all involved the FedGov over stepping it’s bounds under the Homeland Security provisions and trampling the 4th Amendment. I’m not real crazy about our new Big Brother organization so anyone making their lives interesting in the legal arena is OK in my book.


40 posted on 06/08/2008 3:23:00 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: wardaddy

He sure isn’t. I miss ole Tom.


41 posted on 06/08/2008 3:26:15 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: SUSSA

I would not say that they “led the fight against it.” They got the labor union restrictions and the media restrictions thrown out as unconstitutional. The rest of us, though, are still prohibited from making any meaningful contribution to the political process. The result of their efforts was to tilt the system to the left, just what you would expect from a liberal organization.


42 posted on 06/08/2008 3:53:33 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: GravityFree

You didn’t answer the question: “Why not vote for Obama?”

“SICK . . . TIRED . . . and . . . FED UP”

And I’m “SICK . . . TIRED . . . and . . . FED UP” with ‘real conservatives’ complaining about having to choose between the ‘lesser of two evils’.

NEWS FLASH! ‘THIS JUST IN!’ JESUS CHRIST ISN’T RUNNING!

All politicians are imperfect. Any vote you cast is a vote for the ‘lesser of two evils’.

Get used to it.
Get over it.
Quit complaining about it.


43 posted on 06/08/2008 3:56:47 PM PDT by DugwayDuke (A true patriot will do anything to keep a Democrat out of the White House.)
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To: DugwayDuke

I don’t vote for liberals from EITHER party. Barack Obama is a nonstop flight to political and social perdition. John McCain is the same thing with a brief layover in purgatory. If you ask me whether I prefer to drink poison or concentrated poison I’m going to say a polite NO THANK YOU TO BOTH ! ! !


44 posted on 06/08/2008 4:00:47 PM PDT by GravityFree (Death is not the end, nor the beginning of the end, but only the end of the beginning.)
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To: Captain Kirk

I take it that there is bad blood between McCain and Tom Delay. It sounds as though it is very personal, personal enough that Tom Delay’s wife hates McCain more than Tom.


45 posted on 06/08/2008 4:03:54 PM PDT by Eva (CHANGE- the post modern euphemism for Marxist revolution.)
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To: DugwayDuke; zencat

When I walk into a restaurant and they tell me I have my choice of compost crepes or manure muffins and THAT’S IT ! ! ! I’m going to exercise my God given right to get up and leave the restaurant and go to Ruth’s Cris or some place that serves Allen Brother’s steaks. The RNC is already morally and ideologically bankrupt and IF THEY DON’T CHANGE THE MENU THEY WILL BE FINANCIALLY BANKRUPT and then we can replace them with something of better character.


46 posted on 06/08/2008 4:10:29 PM PDT by GravityFree (Death is not the end, nor the beginning of the end, but only the end of the beginning.)
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To: GravityFree
I haven't decided yet whether I'm going to vote for Bob Barr or write in Fred Thompson

Don't write in anyone. That vote won't count and won't even be reported. If you're not going to vote for McCain, vote for Barr or Baldwin, whoever is on your ballot. That way the vote will be reported. If you're going to cast a protest vote, make sure your protest is known.

47 posted on 06/08/2008 4:27:41 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (My book is out. Read excerpts at http://www.thejusticecooperative.com)
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To: DugwayDuke
NEWS FLASH! ‘THIS JUST IN!’ JESUS CHRIST ISN’T RUNNING!

As someone else so eloquently said before, "Just because you can't have a completely sterile operating room, doesn't mean you should perform surgery in a sewer." And with MacQueeg, we're already in the sewer. Time to do what we should have done years ago: Tell the GOP, "Not this time."

I swallowed their 5h!+ sandwiches too many times. MacCain was the last straw (or turd).

48 posted on 06/08/2008 4:31:12 PM PDT by E. Cartman (Just say "No" to mug-whores.)
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To: JoeFromSidney

Probably a good idea. It would go toward insuring ballot access for the Libertarians in the next election cycle.


49 posted on 06/08/2008 4:41:16 PM PDT by GravityFree (Death is not the end, nor the beginning of the end, but only the end of the beginning.)
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To: Dead Corpse
If you had paid any attention to the original post, you would have known that it dealt not with McCain but with Libertarians siphoning off Republican votes in Congressional races. So it is the Liberaltarians who will help elect the socialist majority in Congress with their frivolous candidates. Neither you nor any of your ilk can refute the ACU numbers I cited, which show that Republicans in Congress are significantly better than Demonrats. I don't know your personal motivation, but it's looking more and more as if some of you McCain-haters are really subversive agents provocateurs for the Left.
50 posted on 06/08/2008 5:26:34 PM PDT by hellbender
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