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Libertarians may run Senate candidate in Ky.
GOPUSA ^ | May 26, 2010 | Roger Alford (Associated Press)

Posted on 05/27/2010 8:06:18 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The Libertarian Party is considering running a candidate in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race, saying GOP nominee Rand Paul -- the son of a former Libertarian presidential candidate -- has betrayed the party's values.

Party Vice Chairman Joshua Koch said Wednesday that Paul has been a black eye for Libertarians because of stands he's taken on issues, including his criticism of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Koch said Paul is not a Libertarian. He called Paul and his Democratic opponent, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, "faces of the same bad coin."

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: candidates; civilrightsact; democrats; establishment; gop; jackconway; joshuakoch; libertarianparty; libertarians; lp; outsider; professionalspoilers; randpaul; republicans; teaparty
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1 posted on 05/27/2010 8:06:18 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

And this is why the LP will never get more than 1% of the vote. Because they make the GOP actually look smart sometimes.

}:-)4


2 posted on 05/27/2010 8:07:44 AM PDT by Moose4 (November 2, 2010--the day that "YES WE CAN" becomes "OH NO YOU DIN'T")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The Libertarian Party is considering running a candidate in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race because they are just that *ucking stupid.


3 posted on 05/27/2010 8:07:45 AM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Joshua Koch is a very noble shill :-)


4 posted on 05/27/2010 8:10:03 AM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific!)
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To: Grunthor

Hey, maybe they can get Ross Perot to run, too...


5 posted on 05/27/2010 8:11:59 AM PDT by jessduntno (If someone calls me a racist I tell them, "you're just saying that because I'm white.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Legalize weed. That’s Koch’s hot button.


6 posted on 05/27/2010 8:12:09 AM PDT by Praxeologue (io)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Party Vice Chairman Joshua Koch said


I wish some one in KY would kick the a-hole in the shorts and make him see the light. F’ing moron.


7 posted on 05/27/2010 8:12:54 AM PDT by pgkdan (I Miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Koch had strong criticism for Paul, who won the Republican Senate nomination last week by trouncing the GOP establishment candidate, Secretary of State Trey Grayson.

"He had gone from being an outsider candidate to a tea party candidate to an establishment candidate in the past nine months," Koch said. "It's a complete identity crisis. I've never seen anything like it."

He must not have been looking very heard, then. Most "outsider" politicians undergo that metamorphosis -- in many cases, the time required is closer to nine days than to nine months.
8 posted on 05/27/2010 8:12:56 AM PDT by reaganairport
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

So Rand Paul isn’t a liberaltarian? And here I thought being a disciple of Ayn Rand automatically made you one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD-R_OeP6tU
http://www.vision.org/visionmedia/article.aspx?id=15468


9 posted on 05/27/2010 8:14:28 AM PDT by aSeattleConservative
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To: Moose4
Because they make the GOP actually look smart sometimes.

They are doing it on purpose in this case.

10 posted on 05/27/2010 8:16:32 AM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific!)
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11 posted on 05/27/2010 8:25:19 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Losertarians about to fratricide their own. Then smugly claim it wasn’t their fault.


12 posted on 05/27/2010 8:28:02 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Grunthor

And you are far, far too kind.


13 posted on 05/27/2010 8:28:33 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
And here we see yet another reason why my Party membership has been lapsed since 2001.

The National LP took a hard Left turn into kook-ville and never looked back.

Sad, because libertarianism itself isn't a bad political philosophy and meshes quite well with the Constitution despite it's detractors constant attempts to malign it.

14 posted on 05/27/2010 8:31:53 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The Libertarian Party Platform calls for anarchy.

It has no connection with the Founding Fathers.


15 posted on 05/27/2010 8:33:07 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Considering half the Libertarian voters in Kentucky will be voting for Ron Paul, I predict that the order for the next gathering of Libertarians will be two, instead of three, large meat lovers pizzas and a single order of breadsticks at the corner table in the North Paducah Pizza Hut. The three pitchers of beer will not be affected, however.
16 posted on 05/27/2010 8:51:32 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Sorry, Rand Paul, not Ron Paul. (Learn to proofread ASB!)


17 posted on 05/27/2010 8:52:45 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

So the LP in Kentucky does not believe in the ‘right to association’? They believe in the Federal government dictating to private businesses who they must associate with?


18 posted on 05/27/2010 9:17:21 AM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

Bump


19 posted on 05/27/2010 9:17:24 AM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Libertarians may run Senate candidate in Ky.

Are these idiots on crack??!! They've finally got a libertarian-ish guy running on one of the two major tickets and they're doing the best they can to make sure he doesn't' get elected! D'oh! Talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

20 posted on 05/27/2010 9:25:50 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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