Skip to comments.Bucking The System
Posted on 05/09/2010 7:10:36 AM PDT by scottteng
I recently had the opportunity to interview Alexander Snitker, the Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate in Florida. My editor, who had heard Snitker speak at a campaign stop, gave me the assignment to interview him. I want you to really work him over. Hit him hard on the issues, he told me in stereotypical editor fashion. So I dutifully set out to do just that.
I had heard the name, but I knew almost nothing about him. After doing a bit of homework on Snitker, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Some of his positions seemed like they were straight from conservative talk radio airwaves, while others sounded like chatter on the liberal blogs. I started out with a couple of softballs before trying to poke some holes in his positions. ........... Going into the interview, I thought that I might be dealing with a fringe candidate with delusions of grandeur. Over the years, I've seen my share of tin-foil hat candidates that either shrink at a tough question, or rant for hours on some obscure tangent.
But Snitker surprised me on several levels. He was well versed on the issues, and didn't shy away from the tough questions. He spoke like a man who has the confidence of his convictions. If he gets a chance to go head-to-head with the big three candidates in this race, it could make for a very interesting election season in Florida.
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As a long time Libertarian I am amazed more people do not realize what is going on. I have watched for 30 years as people fall for the Good Cop Bad Cop routine.
So instead they should fall for the “No Cop” Anarchist dogma of the Libertarians?
Typical “Vote for me I am not them” long on slogans short of actual agenda items he would enact Libertarian spoiler.
Let the buyer beware baby.
Spending all your time screaming “Vote for me just because I’m not them” is hardly a serious campaign
You are playing a game you can never win.
Long on nice sounding rhetoric and slogans but rather short of any "here is how I would do this" concrete examples of how he would achieve his agenda items
The admirable thing is that Mr Snitker has a clear idea of the things that the federal government should not be involved in leaving those decisions to the states and the people. The telling line is still:
“I realized at that point that the career politicians would never enact any law that caused them to lose power, and I realized that it would take ordinary citizens in office to achieve this.”
The next is “Remember, I’m running for United States Senate. In that regard, I’m just pointing out that the federal government has no business and no authority to make or enforce laws regarding what people put into their bodies. I just want to give that authority to the individual states, where it belongs. “
Snitker is obviously the best candidate. I agree with every point. I think I will vote for him. Rubio is psychobabbling about Amnesty and has not named any government programs he will eliminate.. Crist is a dead skunk in the middle of the road and Meeks is a communist.
Rubio could get my vote if he comes around but I doubt it. He will probably do the normal Republican 2 step.
Did you not notice ‘audit the fed’.
Oh but that right, even if by some miracle a Libertine got elected, he will be a single lone voice in Congress who, like Ron Paul, can make bombastic speech but actually accomplish nothing.
But I guess the Freeper Purists think it is better to mindlessly cling to their emotion based 100%er dogmas and be completely political irrelevant then actually ever DO anything that makes a difference politically.
I thought “Conservatives” were the ones who THOUGHT, not just felt, their political principals,. Apparently that is not so.
I am a natural Libertarian but always vote Republican because they are not as bad as Democrats.
It is the sort of rationalization dreamed up by those too lazy, or too ignorant, to bother learning even the most basic facts about how our Constitutional Republic works.
They use this dogma of "no one is pure enough for me: as an excuse to absolve their failure to get off their butts and participate in a meaningful way in the political process. Since the process is not perfect, they are excuse to sit on their asses bitching instead of getting involved.
Only God is perfect, nothing made by men ever will be. Sitting around waiting for the perfect is a gutless excuse for inaction, not a serious program for political success.
80% of something is way better then 100% of nothing as any adult rational assessment of what has happened in this country since the Democrats took over Congress in Jan 2007 would tell you.
Rather then dreaming up absurd nonsensical purist doctrines that are NEVER going to happen, people should be getting off their asses and working hard to send those on OUR side in DC reinforcements.
That is why I hold my nose and vote for dumb ass Republicans like Bush and Crist. UGGH!
That is what I refuse to do any longer is cast a vote for Socialist slower rather than Socialist now. The GOP had their chance and they liked the feeding trough with all the Rats. I did not and will not vote for the tax collector for the welfare state.
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