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  • True Border Security is Not About the Wall, It is About the Will

    04/13/2016 9:15:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2016 | Bob Barr
    Last month, two men were caught on video climbing over the border wall with Mexico and into the United States, carrying with them two large back packs apparently loaded with illegal drugs. The climbers, who were also caught on government surveillance approaching the wall in Mexico before even setting foot on it, easily scaled down into the U.S. within a few yards of not one, but three U.S. Border Patrol vehicles. The Border Patrol officers, although clearly aware of the illegal fence climbers, did nothing. The men re-scaled the wall back into Mexico only after realizing a media crew was...
  • Government Case Against Apple is “Pure Applesauce”

    03/02/2016 5:50:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2016 | Bob Barr
    “The Constitution sometimes insulates the criminality of a few in order to protect the privacy of us all.” These were not the words of a radical social justice warrior from “Black Lives Matter,” or even a liberal Democrat in Congress. They were the deliberate and percipient observations from one of the most substantive and constitutionally faithful of Supreme Court Justices -- the late Antonin Scalia. The tragedy of Scalia’s untimely passing is amplified by the need for voices such as his in the current fight between iPhone manufacturer Apple and the federal government, over forced access to an encrypted phone...
  • The Peasant King of Crass Leads the Field

    02/10/2016 11:54:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Bob Barr
    While delivering remarks in New Hampshire this week critical of Ted Cruz's thoughtful position on the use of waterboarding, one of Donald Trump's supporters yelled out to him that this made Cruz a word not fit for pages of this site. Not wanting such a crude, but biting, criticism of his opponent to be left hanging in the air, Trump did what we all could have guessed he would do -- stop his speech, chuckle, and then repeat it into the microphone to make sure every person and media representative present heard. It was classic Trump. To say that Trump's...
  • Let’s Hope the GOP is Serious About Sentencing Reform

    07/15/2015 7:50:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Joly 15, 2015 | Bob Barr
    Last Friday, President Obama wrote 46 letters to men and women across the United States that will change their lives. “Dear Jerry,” Obama wrote to one man, “I wanted to personally inform you that I will be granting your application for commutation.” Jerry, like the others, is a convicted drug offender who, Obama claims, should long ago have served his time and been released back into society. Instead, tens of thousands of other low-level drug offenders continue to fester in federal prison; the consequence of overzealous, 1980s-era mandatory minimum sentencing requirements that have led to dangerous overcrowding in the federal...
  • Former Libertarian Presidential Nominee Supporting Ted Cruz

    01/13/2016 3:34:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Resurgent ^ | January 12, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    The other day, Steve Hayes had this piece up at the Weekly Standard. In it, he noted that Cruz was running a video positing himself as the heir to the Ron Paul Revolution. You'd never even know Rand was running. Rand Paul, after all, was the fusion candidate who was going to bring libertarians and conservatives together along for a ride against the left. It has not happened. Rand Paul's campaign has imploded. And now, if you scroll down in this article towards the end you will find this blurb: "Former Georgia congressman and Libertarian candidate for president Bob Barr...
  • Clinton Transition Left $15,000 Damage, GAO Says

    12/29/2015 4:26:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    L. A. Times ^ | June 12, 2002 | MICHELLE MUNN
    A yearlong investigation into whether Clinton administration aides left the White House in fraternity-party disarray as they vacated the presidential premises has turned up about $15,000 in damage, according to a government report released Tuesday. Rep. Bob Barr (R-Ga.) asked the General Accounting Office last June to look into allegations that Clinton staffers had ripped phone cords from walls, left obscene voicemail messages, defaced bathrooms and vandalized computer keyboards by removing the "W" keys when they left the White House. A number of items, including a 12-inch presidential seal and several antique doorknobs, were assumed stolen. "The Clinton administration treated...
  • Cruz For President Announces Second Amendment Coalition

    12/04/2015 2:36:39 PM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 12/04/15
    Totaling an astounding 24,030 membersHOUSTON, Texas - Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz today rolled-out his Second Amendment Coalition at a rally in Johnston, Iowa. The group represents gun rights advocates across the country who believe in the fundamental constitutional right to bear arms for the purpose of self-defense. The coalition already has 24,030 members, including 1,084 members in the four early primary states. The coalition will be co-chaired by Gun Owners of America President Tim Macy, former Congressman Bob Barr, President and Co-Founder of Heroes Hunting Sgt. Patrick Perkins, Richard Rogers and Dave Funk."The right to self-defense is an essential component...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Bizarre Gay Marriage Revisionism Doesn’t Fool Those Who Remember

    11/02/2015 8:15:28 AM PST · by Alfred O. Bama · 5 replies
    Reason ^ | 10-26-15 | Scott Shackford
    As President, Bill Clinton infuriated many in the gay community by signing into law the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which blocked federal recognition of same-sex marriages, and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," which required gay members of the military to remain in the closet about their sexual orientation or be ejected from service. Arguably, Clinton didn't exactly have a lot of room to maneuver. DOMA passed by an overwhelming, veto-proof majority. While it was introduced by Republicans in 1996 (by Bob Barr, who would eventually run for president as a Libertarian Party candidate in 2008 and apologize for sponsoring the...
  • Ted Cruz names Bob Barr head of outreach effort to Ron Paul supporters and libertarians

    09/29/2015 12:30:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Independent Political Report ^ | September 29, 2015
    via The Iowa Statesman. Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz today named former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr the National Chair of the “Liberty Leaders for Cruz” coalition. The campaign also released a video of eight leaders in the Liberty movement who are actively working for the Cruz campaign, featuring their personal stories of why they supported Ron Paul, and why in 2016, they support Ted Cruz for President. Additional coverage at Reason. – Fmr. Rep. Bob Barr (R-GA) was the Libertarian nominee for President in 2008, winning on the sixth ballot at a divided and fractured convention. After a...
  • Sen. Cruz: The Real Story of What Is Happening in Washington (Video & Transcript)

    09/29/2015 7:32:34 AM PDT · by Isara · 102 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | September 28, 2015
    Reminds leadership to keep their promises to the American people WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor highlighting the many examples of Republican leadership surrendering to President Obama’s demands, including funding Planned Parenthood and the catastrophic Iran nuclear deal. Sen. Cruz’s speech followed an attempt to permit a vote on his amendment to end taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood and the Iranian nuclear deal. His colleagues refused to allow him the courtesy of a roll-call vote on his motion, which would have allowed for consideration of his amendment.  The text of...
  • Ted Cruz snags former Ron Paul supporters

    09/29/2015 7:22:54 AM PDT · by Isara · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 29, 2015 | Katie Zezima
    For months, the presidential campaign of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) has quietly been courting libertarian-leaning supporters -- people who once supported Ron Paul and ostensibly would have been inclined to back his son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in the 2016 race. On Tuesday, Cruz released a video showing eight former Ron Paul liberty movement supporters -- a number of them from Iowa -- who are now backing Cruz. The campaign announced that former Congressman Bob Barr will chair a Liberty Leaders for Cruz" coalition comprised of libertarian-leaning Republicans. As Paul's campaign has floundered and Cruz remains in the middle of...
  • Ted Cruz Climbs to Top of This Week’s Fox News 2016 Presidential Power Index

    09/29/2015 7:12:37 AM PDT · by Isara · 26 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 09/29/15
    Cruz #1 in Fox News’s Weekly Analysis of Candidates’ Ranking in 2016 RaceHOUSTON, Texas – Yesterday, in the weekly update of Fox News’s Presidential Power Index, Digital Politics editor Chris Stirewalt offered his analysis on America’s Newsroom with Gretchen Carlson for why Ted Cruz replaces Jeb Bush as this week’s number one pick to win the 2016 GOP Primary, citing Cruz’s strong positioning to compete against the party’s establishment candidate.To view the full TV segment, please click here. Excerpt of segment transcript included below:Gretchen Carlson: Time now for the 2016 Presidential Power Index, where we look every week at who’s...
  • Ted Cruz names Bob Barr National Chair of “Liberty Leaders for Cruz” Coalition

    09/29/2015 6:59:15 AM PDT · by Isara · 11 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 09/29/15
    Releases Video of Former Ron Paul Organizers Endorsing Ted Cruz for PresidentHOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today named former U.S. Congressman Bob Barr National Chair of the “Liberty Leaders for Cruz” coalition. The campaign also released a video of eight leaders in the Liberty movement who are actively working for the Cruz campaign, featuring their personal stories of why they supported Ron Paul, and why in 2016, they support Ted Cruz for President.Watch the video“The U.S. government is crushing liberty at nearly every turn. Our Constitutional rights are under attack like never before and we must fight...
  • Conservatives, Be Careful What You Wish For In the “Kim Davis” Case

    09/09/2015 9:32:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/09/2015 | Bob Barr
    Imagine waking up to the news that a Quaker county sheriff is denying concealed carry permits to citizens because of his religious objection to violence; or, a Muslim DMV supervisor in Dearborn, Michigan has ordered his staff to refuse to issue driver’s licenses to women out of a religious objection to women behind the wheel. These are among the realities that await should we make Kim Davis, the embattled County Clerk from Rowan County, Kentucky, an archetype for “religious freedom” in America. In 1802, Thomas Jefferson replied to a letter from the Danbury Baptist Association of Connecticut in which he...
  • Defund and Repeal Military Gun Free Zones Now!

    07/22/2015 2:01:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Bob Barr
    On September 16, 2013, civilian contractor Aaron Alexis entered a building at the Washington Navy Yard, where he walked to the fourth floor bathroom and loaded a shotgun. Within six minutes of the first shots fired, Alexis had murdered 10 people; and before police killed him more than an hour later, the death toll would rise to 12. It was the second deadliest shooting on a U.S. military base in American history; occurring only four years after Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist turned radicalized Muslim terrorist, killed 13 service men and women in Ft. Hood, Texas. When the news broke...
  • Flashback: Ron Paul Endorses Cynthia McKinney, Ralph Nader For President

    01/01/2012 3:29:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Brian's Right Perspective ^ | December 26, 2011 | Brian
    As if there are any more reasons to show that Ron Paul should not be the GOP Presidential candidate, there is this bit from 2008 in which Paul endorses four(!) candidates for President, including the Marxist whack-job Cynthia McKinney and Ralph Nader. How unhinged to you have to be, intellectually, to endorse not only four people, but four whom also hold diametrically opposing views on the role of government. This alone shows that Ron Paul is not a serious thinker. In fact it shows him to be a reactionary flame thrower, willing to completely abandon principles when he doesn't get...
  • Barr picks up Arpaio endorsement, blasts GOP immigration blueprint

    02/19/2014 9:16:39 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 12 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Feb. 6, 2014 | Jeremy Redmon
    Republican congressional hopeful Bob Barr picked up the endorsement of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Thursday and criticized a key part of the House GOP blueprint for overhauling the nation’s immigration laws. “He was a great U.S. attorney, a great congressman,” Arpaio said. “That is why I am here to help him.” A former Libertarian presidential candidate, Barr is competing in a crowded Republican primary to replace U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey in Georgia’s 11th congressional district. Barr called Arpaio an “international spokesman for good, solid, tough law enforcement.”
  • KNUS: Obama's Forged Birth Certificate; Selective Service Card; Media Blackout(MCSO leak?)

    02/19/2014 6:04:08 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 106 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | February 19, 2014 | Mike Volin interviewed by Peter Boyles
    From Sharon Rondeau's notes on the audio of Boyles' interview of Volin at the link: Regarding his Sheriff’s Kits, Volin said “I have doctors calling me and asking for 20 copies.” He said that Obamacare is slashing work hours and that people are “getting angry” about Obama’s actions, which then translate to their looking harder at the questions surrounding Obama. In response to Boyles’s question about an announcement from the Cold Case Posse next month, Volin responded that new information will be released, perhaps in “the middle of March,” and that prosecutions will follow. In December, Tea Party Power Hour...
  • For The Sake Of Our Constitution, Holder Must Go

    02/05/2014 10:59:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2014 | Bob Barr
    As Lewis Carroll reminded us in 1872, “The time has come, the walrus said, To talk of many things: Of shoes – and ships – and sealing wax – Of cabbages – and kings – And why the sea is boiling hot – And whether pigs have wings.” Here we are, 142 years later, and the time has come to talk not of cabbages, kings, or pigs with wings, but the rule of law in America. The time has come to talk of removing Attorney General Eric Holder. When President Barack Obama nominated Eric Holder to serve as our country’s...
  • The Justice Department Should Leave Zimmerman Alone

    07/17/2013 10:31:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2013 | Bob Barr
    They’re at it again. The U.S. Department of Justice is getting set to meddle in a local criminal matter. The office of the Attorney General of the United States was created in 1789, but it was not until nearly one century later, in 1870, that the federal Department of Justice was formally established. In the decades since, as the federal government has grown from one of limited and focused powers, to a leviathan reaching into virtually every aspect of our lives and businesses, the Justice Department has increased in size, scope and power accordingly. Much of the work in which...
  • Obama Scandals To Haunt Democrats As Marley’s Ghost Spooked Scrooge

    05/23/2013 7:52:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2013 | Bob Barr
    If Richard Nixon were alive today, he would likely be fielding midnight phone calls from Barack Obama. Not since Richard Nixon was driven from office by the Watergate scandal four decades ago, has the American public been privy to such an unfolding spectacle of scandal and corruption in a presidential administration. From “Operation Fast and Furious,” to the Benghazi debacle and cover-up, to the IRS harassment of conservative organizations, to the Department of Justice campaign against the Associated Press, and now reports the Department has used its power to intimidate FOX News reporters -- the hits just keep on coming....
  • Former Georgia Rep. Bob Barr to run for Congress

    03/31/2013 11:23:45 AM PDT · by Impy · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-29-13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former Georgia Rep. Bob Barr, an outspoken conservative who lost his seat more than a decade ago, thinks the time is right for a new run at political office. He announced a campaign for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Phil Gingrey, who’s running for Senate. Roll Call reports that Mr. Barr has already established a campaign team and has reached out to Capitol Hill politicians — including House leadership — for support.
  • The Inside Story: Why a Ron Paul Disciple Left His Ranks

    David Bahnsen of Newport Beach, California is a Senior Vice President of Morgan Stanley, and also serves on the Board of Advisers of the California Recovery Project with Dr. Arthur Laffer. Bahnsen has abandoned his earlier support of the Ron Paul crusade, and now describes himself as an "economically literate Republican." He is the author of "The Undiscerning and Dangerous Appreciation of Ron Paul." Bahnsen says "It is the ironic that Ron Paul's alleged praiseworthiness comes from his devotion to the Constitution, when in fact, he has emphatically rejected it." Bahnsen has many family and business connections with libertarians. His...
  • Bob Barr: Libertarians should vote for Gingrich

    02/29/2012 12:31:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 28, 2012 | Steven Nelson
    Former Georgia Republican Rep. Bob Barr supports Newt Gingrich’s campaign for president, and told The Daily Caller other libertarians should consider joining him.Barr was elected to Congress in 1994 and worked alongside Gingrich as he became Speaker of the House. Barr left office in 2003 and in 2008 ran as the Libertarian Party’s presidential candidate, receiving more than 500,000 votes nationwide. Explaining his support for Gingrich, a politician not often considered a libertarian darling, Barr told The Daily Caller, “I’m very comfortable and happy supporting Newt,” adding, “it’s not to say that other candidates like Ron Paul don’t have very...
  • Bob Barr: "Get off Michael Vick's ass"

    09/12/2011 6:53:29 AM PDT · by martosko · 55 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/12/2011 | Bob Barr
    The 2011 NFL season is barely underway, and already handicappers are predicting who will play in next February’s Super Bowl XLVI; some are picking the Philadelphia Eagles to represent the NFC. At the same time, certain football moralists are ragging against the new contract inked by the Eagles’ quarterback, Michael Vick. They should get off Michael Vick’s rear end and let him play football. [ ... ] Liberals and conservatives alike frequently speak in support of rehabilitation and second chances; but such rhetoric often falls victim to prejudices against individual persons who have been convicted of crimes. In this instance,...
  • Critics of Obama way off base on this one (Bob Barr Barf Alert)

    01/07/2010 1:59:12 PM PST · by mnehring · 7 replies · 469+ views
    Yes — the not-so-bright, would-be terrorist from Nigeria got though international and domestic security mechanisms supposed to have stopped him long before the jerk lit his underwear afire before landing in Detroit. And yes — the incident happened during the administration of President Barack Obama. But the sniping at the president by Republicans, including former Vice President Cheney, and by conservative radio and TV commentators, borders on — if not passing into — asinine. The criticism has included such childishness as blasting Obama for waiting a few days before making a national speech on the incident. For heaven’s sake, the...
  • Libertarians on Drug Liberalization

    07/30/2009 12:28:29 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 8 replies · 388+ views
    Campus Report ^ | July 30, 2009 | Emily Kanyi
    Libertarians on Drug Liberalization by: Emily Kanyi, July 30, 2009 President Barack Obama’s new drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske, picked up the mantle on the drug war scene by expressing a desire to shift from the descriptive language often used to refer to the drug problem. During an interview with the Wall Street Journal on May 14, Kerlikowske described the terminology “war on drugs” as unhelpful. “Regardless of how you try to explain to people ‘it’s a war on drugs’ or a ‘war on a product,’ people see a war as war on them. We’re not at war with the people...
  • Watch lists, guns and government

    06/29/2009 12:49:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 79 replies · 2,357+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 29, 2009 | Bob Barr
    The secret government “Terrorist Watch List,” reportedly already swelled to more than 1.1 million names, will have an addendum, if gun control advocates in Congress have their way. This new addendum — also to be cloaked in secrecy — would empower the U.S. Attorney General to deny a person the ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights to purchase a firearm. While it is not surprising that some members of Congress are again using fear of terrorism to implement a gun-control agenda, the openly unconstitutional legislative language proponents are employing is troubling. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) is leading the effort...
  • The Libertarian Downfall: Conspiracy Theories

    06/27/2009 6:51:39 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 88 replies · 2,697+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 06/27/2009 | Mike Volpe
    Did you hear the one about how the Federal Reserve controls the world? In fact, the Federal Reserve chairman is merely a puppet. They are always controlled by a super secret group of power players. No one, of course, knows exactly who they are because no one knows exactly who actually owns the Federal Reserve. In fact, the president is also merely a puppet. It is this super secret group of power players that ultimately puppeteer the world. It's all part of their goals to create a one world government and ultimately control that government. Furthermore, this is no new...
  • Bob Barr: GOP in 'Very Deep' Trouble

    05/02/2009 2:13:27 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 52 replies · 2,201+ views
    CNN ^ | May 2, 2009 01:52 PM ET | Kristi Keck
    Former Georgia Rep. Bob Barr said Saturday it’s hard to “overestimate the damage” that’s been inflicted on the Republican Party — not only with this week's defection of Sen. Arlen Specter, but also the “lack of any coherent philosophy, vision or leadership.” “The Republican Party is in very deep trouble right now,” Barr said in an interview with CNN. Barr, who was once a loyal soldier in the GOP, joined the Libertarian Party in 2006 and was the party’s presidential candidate in 2008. The ex-Republican said he doesn’t feel like he relates to Specter's reasons for switching to the Democratic...
  • ‘Fusion center’ data draws fire over assertions Politics, banners seen as suspect.

    03/14/2009 5:48:43 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 27 replies · 1,691+ views
    columbia tribune ^ | 03/14/09 | T.J. Greaney
    Tim Neal of Miller County was shocked recently when he heard a radio program about a strategic report compiled by state and federal law enforcement agencies to combat terrorism. Titled “The Modern Militia Movement,” the report is dated Feb. 20 and designed to help police identify militia members or domestic terrorists. Red flags outlined in the document include political bumper stickers such as those for U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, talk of conspiracy theories such as the plan for a mega-highway from Canada to Mexico and possession of subversive literature. But when Neal read the report, he couldn’t help but think...
  • Octuplets’ mother becomes the latest reality freak show

    02/04/2009 4:14:49 AM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies · 1,352+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 2/4/2009 | Bob Barr
    The case of the 33-year-old California woman still living with her parents, and who just gave birth to eight —- count ‘em, eight —- babies, has captured the attention of the country, if not the world. As the details of this unusual medical event become known, more and more Americans are expressing surprise if not shock at the manner in which the woman became soooo pregnant, and of her background. They shouldn’t be. The strange case of Nadya Suleman is but the latest example of a society in which the unusual is glorified; the most extreme behavior rewarded; and the...
  • Barr hails Obama orders on Guantanamo, torture, tribunals

    01/24/2009 10:24:29 PM PST · by BillyBoy · 41 replies · 1,768+ views
    Libertarian Party website ^ | January 23, 2009 | Andy MacPherson
    Press Release For Immediate Release Friday, January 23, 2009 Barr hails Obama orders on Guantanamo, torture, tribunals Says steps start process to restore rule of law in America Former Republican Congressman and Libertarian Presidential Candidate, Bob Barr, today issued a statement praising executive orders signed yesterday by President Obama ordering the closure of the military detention center at Guantanamo, restoring the practice of treating detainees according to legal norms, firmly stopping the practice of waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques," and doing away with the military tribunals that denied fundamental due process to detainees since their creation shortly after...
  • Barr Supports Closure of Guantanamo Prison - Endorses Obama Proposal

    01/14/2009 7:32:45 PM PST · by BillyBoy · 18 replies · 672+ views
    Libertarian Party website ^ | Wednesday, January 14, 2009 | Andy MacPherson
    Press Release For Immediate Release Friday, January 14, 2009 Barr Supports Closure of Guantanamo Prison Endorses Obama Proposal Former Congressman Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party's 2008 nominee for president, issued a statement Wednesday morning applauding President-elect Obama’s reported plan to close the controversial military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where many suspected terrorists have been held, often without hearings, since shortly after 9/11. “If there are detainees there as to whom the government has evidence they pose a serious danger to the United States, then house them at the Super Max federal prison in Florence, Colorado and prosecute them....
  • Wedding blues

    01/07/2009 8:41:04 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 6 replies · 542+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2009-01-05 | Bob Barr
    The author of the federal Defense of Marriage Act now thinks it’s time for his law to get the boot – but for political reasons, not in support of gays. In 1996, as a freshman member of the House of Representatives, I wrote the Defense of Marriage Act, better known by its shorthand acronym, DOMA, than its legal title. The law has been a flash-point for those arguing for or against same-sex marriage ever since President Clinton signed it into law. Even President-elect Barack Obama has grappled with its language, meaning and impact. I can sympathize with the incoming commander...
  • Barr Votes Would Have Given GOP Wins in North Carolin and Indiana

    11/10/2008 12:33:31 PM PST · by BlueStateBlues · 232 replies · 890+ views
    If Barr's votes had gone to Palin and her running mate they would have won North Carolina and Indiana. North Carolina: Obama 49.9%, Palin 49.5%, Barr 0.6$ Indiana Obama 49.9%, Palin 49%, Barr 1.1% This would have been more important in a closer election, but it caught my interest when I looked the figures up.
  • Barr brags over Tuesday showing (LOL ALERT)

    11/06/2008 8:03:34 AM PST · by Impy · 28 replies · 1,453+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 11-05-08 | Foon Rhee
    Barr brags over Tuesday showing Email|Link|Comments (19) Posted by Foon Rhee, deputy national political editor November 5, 2008 07:05 PM Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr is crowing after his showing in Tuesday's election, where he won enough votes -- not in his home state of Georgia, but in North Carolina -- to hold the balance of power. In North Carolina, which remains too close to call, Democrat Barack Obama has a 12,000-vote lead over Republican John McCain, and Barr, a former Republican congressman from Georgia, has 25,181 votes, or 1 percent. In Georgia, McCain won with 52 percent of the...
  • Barr costs McCain the election in IN and VA

    11/04/2008 10:03:04 PM PST · by PhiloBedo · 65 replies · 4,035+ views
    self | 11-4-08 | sef
    Looking at the tallies, all those Bob Barr supporters, knowing full well he didn't have a chance in hell of winning anything, cost McCain IN and VA. Thanks a lot!
  • Don’t allow your economic/social future to be dictated by the stupid and the foolish [vanity]

    11/04/2008 4:53:19 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 2 replies · 495+ views
    self | 11/4/08 | NewJerseyJoe
    “I will not allow my economic and social future to be dictated by the votes of the stupid and the foolish!”-NewJerseyJoe, 11/4/08 Ron Paul and Bob Barr supporters -- trust me, I understand your frustration. The candidate is not perfect. But consider 4 years of having to fight a flawed president -- compared with 4 years of a communist president who has stated on various occasions that he wants to take away your ambition/initiative, rule your personal economy and budgets, make you "be fair," stifle your right to publicly state your ideas, and take away your right to protect yourself.......
  • Former Ron Paul Senior Aide & Bob Barr backer,makes plea to Libertarians to back McCain/Palin

    11/03/2008 5:07:09 AM PST · by PlainOleAmerican · 60 replies · 2,049+ views
    Right Side News ^ | November 3, 2008 | Eric Dondero
    I have been a lifetime Libertarian Party activist, for over 25 years. I've served in numerous capacities, including on the Libertarian National Committee, as a Libertarian State Rep. candidate, and as Ron Paul's Personal Travel Aide in his 1988 Libertarian Presidential campaign. I've also served as Ron Paul's Congressional Campaign Coordinator and as his Senior Congressional Aide for 7 years, 1997-2004. This election year, I've been supporting Libertarian Presidential candidate Bob Barr. As a matter of fact, I'm the very guy who recruited his running mate Wayne Root into the race. Since the Spring, I've been the Party's lead petitioner...
  • Some final thoughts on Tuesday's election

    11/02/2008 4:37:37 AM PST · by rellimpank · 5 replies · 732+ views
    Las Vegas review-Journal ^ | 2 nov 08 | VIN SUPRYNOWICZ
    In Tuesday's presidential election, I know who I "should" vote for. I disagree with the Libertarian Party platform's endorsement of the current congressional abdication of responsibility to control immigration. (Don't we have the same right to control access to our welfare programs as we have to block some stranger from breaking down our door and sleeping on our couch?) I further disagree with this year's choice of standard-bearer Bob Barr -- who has violated the Libertarian platform (both the real one and the current, "airbrushed" version) by putting people in prison for exercising their constitutional right to traffic in "controlled"...
  • We Can Win The Election, It’s Up To You

    10/31/2008 11:29:22 AM PDT · by Kukai · 12 replies · 349+ views
    CFP ^ | October 31, 2008 | JR Dieckmann
    I’m not kidding. We have victory within our grasp. And all you have to do to assure a Republican victory is show up to vote. This election is too important to sit out and let others carry the load. America’s future as a free country is at stake. Now I know that many of you don’t like John McCain. I was one too who said I would never vote for McCain, but it is what it is and we have no other viable choice. The horrors of electing Barack Obama are unthinkable to any rational thinking American. This election comes...
  • Georgia On My Mind (Bob Barr Predicts Obama Win)

    10/26/2008 2:30:20 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 70 replies · 1,473+ views
    AOL Political Machine ^ | October 26, 2008 | David Knowles
    Former Georgia Congressman, and Libertarian candidate for president, Bob Barr made a stunning prediction this week: Barack Obama will beat John McCain in the deep red state that Barr once represented. That idea is very hard for some Republicans to take seriously. After all, George W. Bush took Georgia by a margin of 16.7% in '04. But Obama has been steadily chipping away at McCain's lead. Witness the latest trend line from Pollster: (Chart at link)
  • Bob Barr relishes spoiler role

    10/26/2008 11:22:51 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 31 replies · 890+ views
    Sunday, October 26, 2008 Cincinnati — The campaign plane touches down and John McCain emerges to the booming chorus of “Eye of the Tiger” and the raucous cheers of 3,000 supporters. TV cameras record every “Joe the Plumber”-referencing moment by the Republican presidential nominee, whose airport rally will dominate local newscasts. At the same time, Bob Barr is making his own campaign appearance a few miles away. The Libertarian nominee for president from Cobb County is clearly outmanned — about 200 people have shown up for his speech at the University of Cincinnati student center. And outspent — his campaign...
  • Third Party Presidential Debate to be Aired Live by C-SPAN

    10/23/2008 3:54:54 PM PDT · by Sopater · 30 replies · 519+ views
    Watch tonight (Thursday, October 23) at 9pm ET Check your local listings for the channel. Chuck Baldwin will have an opportunity to share his views in a debate scheduled for Thursday, October 23, at 9:00 PM ET in Washington DC. Baldwin, along with other third party candidates will show voters they don’t have to settle for the socialist policies of Obama or McCain. Chuck will detail his vision for a return to Constitutional government in a 90 minute forum. This was the press release on the debate: WASHINGTON, DC- Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-TX) choice for President is among those invited...
  • Libertarian Barr says he scares McCain

    10/20/2008 10:04:33 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 29 replies · 678+ views
    Libertarian presidential nominee Bob Barr says Republicans are so afraid that he will spoil things for Sen. John McCain that the Republican presidential nominee is shadowing him, scheduling appearances in battleground states to match Mr. Barr's own campaign events. Keith Smiley/The Washington Times THREE'S A CROWD: Bob Barr says he wants to show Americans that they have another choice. "I suppose it's a compliment," Mr. Barr told editors and reporters at The Washington Times. "It confirms that the states where we are spending our time are really the critical ones, in which the gaps between Senators McCain and [Barack] Obama...
  • Bob Barr Implodes (Russ Verney mismanaged campaign)

    10/01/2008 10:58:03 PM PDT · by Kurt Evans · 33 replies · 1,976+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | September 22, 2008 | Daniel McCarthy
    Bob Barr Implodes: Two weeks ago the Libertarian nominee pulled out of a press conference Ron Paul had called with the four leading third-party candidates (Barr, Baldwin, Nader, McKinney) to highlight their common ground. Barr decided to hold a press conference of his own down the hall. He also sent Paul a snide note — transmitted to Barr's e-mail list as well — suggesting that Paul ought to replace the hapless Wayne Allyn Root as Barr's running mate. This ploy could hardly have been more ham-handed: If Barr wanted to appear generous, he should have offered Paul, obviously by far...
  • Bob Barr: Obama Can Debate Me

    09/25/2008 9:08:52 AM PDT · by steve-b · 17 replies · 668+ views
    New York Sun ^ | 9/25/08 | Russell Berman
    Bob Barr has finally sensed his opening. With Senator McCain calling for Friday's debate to be postponed, the former Georgia congressman and Libertarian Party nominee says he is eager to fill in as a replacement. "Given Senator McCain's political stunt to avoid the debate, I ask that Friday's debate moves forward without him, as I am more than willing to step in to participate," Mr. Barr said in a statement this morning...
  • Bob Barr, Texas, John McCain, and Barack Obama - What’s REALLY Going On

    09/18/2008 6:52:10 AM PDT · by andymin · 12 replies · 216+ views
    All American Blogger ^ | September 18, 2008 | Andrew Min
    Yesterday, Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr announced that he was filing a lawsuit against the Texas Secretary of State, proclaiming that since John McCain and Barack Obama had both missed the candidacy filing deadline under Texas law 192.031, both were ineligible and both should be knocked off of the ballot. Obviously, in a state with 34 electoral votes (and a state where John McCain leads by 21 points), this is big news. However, there are some inconsistencies in Barr’s case that should be hammered out.
  • Bob Barr wants McCain, Obama off Texas ballot

    09/17/2008 7:36:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies · 271+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 9/17/2008 | SCOTT SHEPARD
    Libertarian presidential nominee Bob Barr’s campaign filed suit Tuesday seeking to remove Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama from the ballot in Texas, alleging that the two major candidates missed the deadline for officially filing to be on the ballot. The lawsuit by the former Republican congressman from Georgia claims that neither McCain nor Obama met the requirement of Texas law that all candidates provide “written certification” of their nomination “before 5 p.m. on the 70th day before election day,” because neither had been formally nominated by their respective parties in time. The suit was filed in the Texas...