Skip to comments.Rep. Peter King: Libertarians in GOP Risk Destroying Party (and RINOs like King donít?)
Posted on 07/28/2013 1:00:46 PM PDT by Olog-hai
If Republicans dont quash the libertarian streak shown recently by some of their members they risk following the destructive lead of Democrats in the 1960s, says GOP Rep. Peter King of New York.
When you have Rand Paul actually comparing [NSA leaker Edward] Snowden to Martin Luther King or Henry David Thoreau, this is madness, King said Sunday on CNNs State of the Union. This is the anti-war left-wing Democrats of the 1960s that nominated George McGovern and destroyed their party for almost 20 years. I dont want that happening to our party.
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I don’t like libertopians or liberal RINO’s. Imagine my predicament.
Rinos like King need no help destroying the GOP. They are doing the job all by themselves.
Everyone needs to do their research about Ronald Reagan and libertarian beliefs. He had them. ‘Little l’ libertarian are the core of our party. Rand Paul is a lot closer to Reagan than most of the party core today. His dad is off the reservation on a number of things foreign policy related, but Rand differs from his dad. The war of the RINOs has moved from attacking social conservatives to now attacking conservatives who don’t believe in an all-powerful police state. In that battle, I will stand with freedom and privacy 100% of the time.
I have noticed that both of the critics of the “libertarian” type of Republicans are both East Coast “moderates”. I suppose it doesn’t occur to them that the Libertarian streak types plays better in the rest of the country than the Country Club East Coast Elitist types.
Bubble boy was the first congressman to start screeching for laws protecting congressman from their constituents after the Giffords shooting.
Its all I’ll ever need to know about him.
So exactly how do you plan on quashing it, Pete?
Sorry Peter but the GOP amnesty bill coming in October is what will destroy the Republican Party. You buffoons are about to flood the country with “11 million” illegal “valedictorians” who are all going to vote DemocRAT. Think about it.
It has nothing to do with libertarianism.
I’m no libertarian and I think protecting the constitution comes before my own personal safety. I also think the GOP would do themselves an enormous favor if they stopped being the Any war, Anywhere, Anytime for Any reason party.
Here we go again. The eastern liberal establishment rears its ugly head. Rockefeller Republicans blah blah blah. First Christie and now King. I’m going to puke. First all over Christie. New Jersey is still a looser state. And when Snowden does his data dump King is going look like the blowhard he is.
Every time I see a sensible post I look below and see it’s from you. Stop typing what I think! ;-)
You claiming that Reagan had the same anti-Israel bent as Ron Paul?
Hey Peter, it didn’t quite work in Boston now, did it?
Snowden is just a distraction. King is an Establishment RINO. It’s OK to mention the Constitution to get re-elected but one should forget that old pile of paper when marching lock step with the Lib’s on Amnesty, raising the debt ceiling, not defunding 0bamacare etc.
What Party is King talking about?Is he taking about the party that is constantly surrendering to our politjcal opponents.Is he talking about the party that appears to be afraid to take the most incompetent President in U.S.History to the woodshed and prosecute him and his administration for their misdeeds?
The GOP as we know it is dead and unless the big shots in the party wake up its going to stay that way.
They are doing the job all by themselves.
The party “elite” are ignoring the membership.
This is similar to the democrats only their
membership is calling for communism NOW instead
of constitutional government.
It may be time to talk about a third party if
that convinces the gope that we are serious.
They can either respond or we will leave them
to the dust of history.
There are some libertarian ideas that I appreciate and some that I reject.
The libertarian insistence on declarations of war, on warrants for searches and seizures, on the right of the people to petition and assembly, the right to keep and bear arms, these are not really libertarian arguments. These are the warp and woof of the bill of rights in our own Constitution.
So, I tend to support Rand Paul on these subjects.
The government shouldn’t be engaging in wars not authorized by congress, it shouldn’t be snooping on its own citizens, and forcing its decisions about everyday life choices down people’s throats.
Was the Democrat party nearly destroyed by the Libertarians back in the 1960’s?
I missed that memo. Libertarians do not destroy political parties, they act as something of a conscience, a trait that has largely atrophied in a wide swath of the voting public, and is reflected in the “low-information” voter phenomenon.
America definitely needs a better class of voters, unafraid to spurn both major parties if necessary to assert their personal beliefs. There is little hope that the Democrats would ever respond to such pressure, but the Republican party is still somewhat amenable to such reasoning.
Maybe not for long, though. Whigs still abound at high levels.
Libertarianism only exists because they can’t see any difference between the RNC and DNC.