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Wayne Root defects from LP to GOP (Endorses Romney)
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Posted on 09/07/2012 7:08:05 AM PDT by Perdogg

On Thursday, 2008 Libertarian vice-presidential nominee Wayne Allyn Root announced that he was resigning from his positions within the Libertarian Party and joining the Republican Party. In the public letter he wrote, Root explains that his decision is much like those of previous Libertarian Party candidates, including David Koch (VP, 1980) and Ron Paul (President, 1988); both of whom left the LP to become influential Republicans.

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1 posted on 09/07/2012 7:08:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Barr/Root was an abomination. Neither was particularly “libertarian”. Come to think of it, the way they ran? Neither was particularly “conservative” either...


2 posted on 09/07/2012 7:11:03 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dead Corpse

Root sure has the goods on Obummer. He says he was at Columbia the same time as Obummer and never heard of him back then, and can’t find any of his friends from Columbia that ever heard of the fraud in chief.


3 posted on 09/07/2012 7:18:41 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: Perdogg

I do not know who Root is, will he be another thorn in the side of the GOPe or he is more of the conservative libertarian kind of person.


4 posted on 09/07/2012 7:18:55 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw
He is probably a conservatarian
5 posted on 09/07/2012 7:20:34 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: svcw

Gonna be a lot of thorns and a lot more people who pretend to be innocent victims.


6 posted on 09/07/2012 7:28:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Perdogg
To add insult to injury, Root announced that he is endorsing Republican nominee Mitt Romney, saying, “I don’t deny that Romney and Ryan aren’t libertarians, but Romney is a pro-business capitalist and Obama is a Marxist-socialist. The economy has been trashed. This is about my kids’ future, it’s about my businesses. There is no hope for America if Obama is re-elected.”

The stampede away from Obama is now a visible dust cloud on the horizon ......

7 posted on 09/07/2012 7:38:43 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: NKP_Vet
"Root sure has the goods on Obummer."

Probably. ;)

8 posted on 09/07/2012 7:39:56 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Perdogg

Wayne served as best man when my mom married my (very conservative) stepfather a few years ago. He’ll be an excellent candidate for Senate in 2016.


9 posted on 09/07/2012 7:44:38 AM PDT by SquarePants
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To: svcw

I’ve heard Wayne Allen Root on several occasions. He was very impressive, & I think he’ll be a good addition to Republican politics. He’s more TEA Party than a lot of TEA Partiers I’ve met. :-)


10 posted on 09/07/2012 7:46:53 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Perdogg

This will help sway other Libertarians and some independents to NOT help the Hoax-In-Chief, by default, by voting Libertarian or some kind of “independent”.


11 posted on 09/07/2012 7:47:02 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Perdogg

Why are some Libertarians supporting Mitt Romney? Mitt isn’t a “small government conservative”!


12 posted on 09/07/2012 8:05:02 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: Perdogg; All

Now if only we can get the Constitution Party jerk off the ballot in Virginia. He stands a good chance of being a spoiler in that state and giving the race to Obama.


13 posted on 09/07/2012 8:18:33 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Maybe they finally get the “big picture” now.


14 posted on 09/07/2012 8:20:40 AM PDT by ILS21R (The time is nigh.)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
Why are some Libertarians supporting Mitt Romney? Mitt isn’t a “small government conservative”!

If the American people vote for Obama's re-election there is not a snowballs chance in hell there will ever be a small government President elected. Regardless of Romney's past he is running now against big government and that is how he is being potrayed by Obama. Most independents have no clue about conservatives fears about Romney and see him as more conservative than Obama. If they vote for Obama anyway then it's all over for conservatives at the national level.

15 posted on 09/07/2012 8:25:53 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: bkepley
If the American people vote for Obama's re-election there is not a snowballs chance in hell there will ever be a small government President elected. Regardless of Romney's past he is running now against big government and that is how he is being potrayed by Obama. Most independents have no clue about conservatives fears about Romney and see him as more conservative than Obama. If they vote for Obama anyway then it's all over for conservatives at the national level.

I think you're putting the cart before the horse - don't beliefs determine votes and not the other way around?

16 posted on 09/07/2012 8:29:36 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: Perdogg
Wayne Root leaves Libertarian Party, backs Romney
17 posted on 09/07/2012 8:36:00 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: rwfromkansas
Why would Romney have to worry about losing conservative voters? Something in his record, perhaps?

/johnny

18 posted on 09/07/2012 8:40:47 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
Why are some Libertarians supporting Mitt Romney? Mitt isn’t a “small government conservative”!

From the legal dictionary (http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Mitigation+of+Damages):

Mitigation of Damages

The use of reasonable care and diligence in an effort to minimize or avoid injury. Under the mitigation of damages doctrine, a person who has suffered an injury or loss should take reasonable action, where possible, to avoid additional injury or loss. The failure of a plaintiff to take protective steps after suffering an injury or loss can reduce the amount of the plaintiff's recovery. The mitigation of damages doctrine is sometimes called minimization of damages or the doctrine of Avoidable Consequences.

When you nail plywood to your windows or put sandbags around your house prior to a storm, you are technically damaging your house and creating work for yourself (as all this will have to be undone at a later time), but you are preventing the greater damage that would be done by a storm breaking out your windows and flood waters getting into your house.

Voting for Romney is how you protect against the damage a 2nd Obama term would do.

Mitigating damages is smart.

19 posted on 09/07/2012 8:45:59 AM PDT by Brookhaven (The Democratic Party has become the Beclowning Party)
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To: Brookhaven

Well said!


20 posted on 09/07/2012 8:50:48 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

>>Why are some Libertarians supporting Mitt Romney? Mitt isn’t a “small government conservative”!<<

Possibly because either Romney or Obama will be the President for the next four years and Obama is a big government socialist/Marxist, sort of the opposite of what Libertarians stand for?

Gary Johnson is an interesting candidate and would make a far better President than Obama, but voting for him now just helps Obama win. Elections are about choices, and we don’t always get our personally preferred candidate onto the final ballot.


21 posted on 09/07/2012 8:58:49 AM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: Norseman

I tried telling some people here that 4 years ago and I was accused of trying to scare people into voting for McCain.


22 posted on 09/07/2012 9:37:14 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Brookhaven

Your post certainly made me think. But I think that doing small damage over and over does not solve the long term problems. It would be smarter raise the foundation and install storm shutters. This Country needs to change direction, not just go down the same road slower.


23 posted on 09/07/2012 9:48:17 AM PDT by brightright
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To: brightright

It would threrfore be a brilliant move to let Obama win???
God save us from this twisted logic.


24 posted on 09/07/2012 10:38:42 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: brightright
This Country needs to change direction, not just go down the same road slower.

The road disappeared in 2008.

25 posted on 09/07/2012 10:47:05 AM PDT by Misterioso (The truth is not for all men but only for those who seek it. - Ayn Rand)
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To: brightright

Yes, but you don’t start raising the foundation the day before the storm hits.


26 posted on 09/07/2012 11:19:31 AM PDT by Brookhaven (The Democratic Party has become the Beclowning Party)
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To: MEG33

Well we certainly don’t want anyone to think about the dilemma we are in now. If Obama wins, [and I pray he does not} it will be because we ran another liberal candidate. If Romney wins so do the liberals. We have given the liberals a big win, smaller win situation. Yes God save us from those that think looking for solutions is twisted logic.


27 posted on 09/07/2012 11:42:21 AM PDT by brightright
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To: Brookhaven

I agree but after the 2nd or 3rd storm and nothing is done it might be time to think about long term solutions. Kind of like having a roof that leaks. It can’t be fixed when it is raining and when it is not raining it is not leaking so why fix it.


28 posted on 09/07/2012 11:58:16 AM PDT by brightright
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To: brightright; Brookhaven

Using your house analogy, more accurately IMHO:

Is it better, when there is some termite damage in the house, to take out the rotten timbers, replace with new wood, and apply Timbor to kill the remaining termites?

Or burn it to the ground, bulldoze the smoking ruin aside, and hope to build a better one after?

Any rational person sees that the first choice is the rational choice. Fire may not stop with the house, the trees may catch, all the landscaping, maybe even the garage, and precious belongings will burn, along with the still useful parts of the house. You’ll be homeless for a long time, too.

Use your brain.


29 posted on 09/07/2012 4:11:50 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: brightright

So the long term solution is to get the rotten commie/muzzie/racist/illegal/faggot out of the WH and then vote in Constitutional respecting conservatives to every office possible - House, Senate and State governments. And try for an actual conservative next election, which will probably work very well.


30 posted on 09/07/2012 4:13:19 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

Well I guess there is no problem we already have a severely conservative candidate.


31 posted on 09/07/2012 5:06:28 PM PDT by brightright
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To: brightright

Okay, all diseases are bad.

Would you rather have the flu or cholera?

A cold or cancer?

Tachycardia or a heart attack?

How old are you?


32 posted on 09/07/2012 5:24:43 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

I never suggested burning the house down. Using your termite example, no preventative or repairs will be done as long as the homeowner refuses to believe there is a problem. After all they are small, they only do a little damage, you can still live in the house with them that is till the roof falls in.


33 posted on 09/07/2012 5:35:43 PM PDT by brightright
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To: little jeremiah
And always turn the pilot lights off. :)
34 posted on 09/07/2012 5:46:12 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: little jeremiah

I am old enough to have to apologize to my Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren for not leaving them the great Country I was privileged to grow up in. I take responsibility for not being able to change the liberal tide. I believe people will vote for what they think is best for the Country. I only suggest they do it with their eyes open. As to the other question I choose good health, I don’t accept that the only choices I have are what others give me


35 posted on 09/07/2012 5:59:20 PM PDT by brightright
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