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  • why the Libertarian Party Fails

    08/21/2014 8:34:41 AM PDT · by Nelson Hultberg · 17 replies
    Americans for a Free Republic ^ | August 14, 2014 | Nelson Hultberg
    Many in America’s freedom movement still hope that the Libertarian Party will one day become a power on the political scene to challenge the Democrat-Republican monolith. But in 42 years it hasn’t happened, and it probably won’t happen. There are some very distinct reasons why the LP and all other alternative / independent parties fail. This essay will examine them. Let’s take, for example, the top independent parties out there: the Libertarian Party and the Constitution Party. Even though each of them haveappeared at times to be a start toward genuine political reform, they repeatedly fail because they have structured...
  • Ferguson response shows libertarian divide between Paul and Cruz

    08/17/2014 1:55:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | August 17, 2014 | Kevin Cirilli
    Rand Paul and Ted Cruz’s differing tone in response to the Ferguson riots could provide clues for the divergent trails they're forging to woo libertarian voters in 2016. Both the Kentucky and Texas Senate Republicans urged that civil liberties be protected in statements following unrest in Ferguson, Mo.. After an officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an 18 year old African American teen, last weekend, riots have erupted and police have been criticized for using overly-aggressive force against protesters and reporters calling for answers. Strategists say Paul struck a more provocative tone against in his TIME op-ed, calling for the...
  • 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...
  • UK: Top Labour Party MPs Lobbied to End 'Oppression' of Pedophiles, Lower Age of Consent to FOUR

    02/25/2014 3:35:17 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Three British liberals are feeling the heat these days, as well they should: Harriet Harman (Deputy Leader of the Labour Party), her MP husband Jack Dromey, and former minister Patricia Hewitt have been found by a Daily Mail investigation to have supported and promoted the agenda of a group called the PIE (Pedophile Information Exchange) through the NCCL (National Council for Civil Liberties). All three were 'leading officials' of the NCCL in the 70s/80s, which worked for four years with the PIE, a group of shameless, predatory child-molesters who lobbied to lower the age of consent to just four years old. The BBC...
  • Libtard Gary Johnson Cost Romney FL and OH

    11/06/2012 9:51:53 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 74 replies
    Hover over Google's state map at link.
  • Johnson Hurting Romney in Florida (vanity)

    11/06/2012 7:24:23 PM PST · by gotribe · 30 replies
    Florida live results.
  • Gary Johnson: Obama will win. (GREAT, Vote for Gary = Obama +1)

    11/05/2012 6:47:06 PM PST · by carlo3b · 80 replies
    Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson said Monday he thinks President Barack Obama will defeat Mitt Romney to win a second term. “I think Obama’s going to win, that’s what I think,” Johnson told POLITICO in an interview. “[My vote is] really spread out, meaning I don’t think there’s any state that I’m going to do better than another.” Johnson, who’s on the ballot in 48 states and the District of Columbia, hovers in single digits in the polls. The former two-term New Mexico governor declined to single out any state where he expected to do particularly well but said...
  • Gary Johnson-Mitt Romney Vote Swap

    11/05/2012 9:20:13 AM PST · by 92nina · 19 replies | November 5, 2012 |
    Gary Johnson voters in swing states and Mitt Romney voters in uncontested states now have a way to swap votes, resulting in a win-win for both sides. Go to to connect. This could make a difference in this very close election. Conservatives in safe states are NEEDED.
  • Larry King to moderate third-party debate

    10/18/2012 11:07:59 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    AP via CBS News ^ | October 17, 2012
    Larry King, the celebrated talk show host accustomed to A-list interview guests, has agreed to moderate a debate featuring a squad of minor-party presidential candidates.
  • Voting for Romney (D-Mass.): The Worst Mistake a Conservative Could Make

    05/16/2012 2:51:31 PM PDT · by xzins · 353 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 7 Apr 12 | LD
     Thanks to LD for allowing me to publish this lengthy article that is mirror-posted at The Country Thinker. It will be shocking to some, but I have been accused (politely) of being crazy, insane, and a variety of similar expressions over my political positions. This is my rebuttal to explain in detail why I am not.I don’t normally post on Saturday, but I had a conversation with a political consultant friend of mine on Thursday and what we discussed is just too critical to let slide. (I can’t mention his name because he does paying work for the Big Two;...
  • Open Letter to Sarah Palin, Gary Johnson and the Libertarian Party

    04/16/2012 7:25:14 AM PDT · by mongrel · 84 replies
    vanity | 4/16/2012 | mongrel
    I would appeal to Sarah Palin, Gary Johnson, and the Libertarian Party to make Sarah Palin the candidate for President at the Libertarian Party convention next month. The Libertarian Party has never has a candidate that had a viable chance of winning. There is no reason to think that it will be different this year with Gary Johnson. Palin, however, has been vetted and would draw together a coalition of disenfranchised voters that would put her over the top above Romney and Obama. Romney has zero enthusiasm and hardly any group that could be considered his base. Only 25% of...
  • Longshot Republican candidate mulls third-party run [Gary Johnson]

    11/26/2011 3:38:31 PM PST · by freespirited · 61 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/26/11
    Disgruntled former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson says he is considering leaving the Republican slate and running as a third-party candidate in the 2012 presidential election. "I feel abandoned by the Republican Party," Johnson, who has been left out of most of the Republican debates, told the Sante Fe New Mexican newspaper this week, saying he might seek the Libertarian Party's support. "The Republican Party has left me by the wayside," said Johnson, whose polling numbers have recently been so low that they are often not even being picked up by pollsters. "If I'd have been included in 16 of...
  • David Nolan, a founder of Libertarian Party, dies

    11/22/2010 9:10:11 AM PST · by misterrob · 14 replies
    AZ Star ^ | 11/22/10
    David Nolan, who helped found the Libertarian Party in his Denver home and watched it grow into a force with national influence, died unexpectedly Sunday. The Tucson resident was 66. Nolan, whose friends described him as a "guiding light" of the Libertarian Party, opposed expansive government and had pledged to abolish personal income taxes if elected to office. In 2006, Nolan unsuccessfully ran against Gabrielle Giffords for a seat in Arizona's 8th Congressional District. This year, he challenged John McCain for his Senate seat and racked up 63,000 votes - in a state with only 24,000 registered Libertarians. "Dave was...
  • Libertarian won't give spot to Murkowski

    09/12/2010 10:09:29 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 12, 2010 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Alaska's Libertarian Party candidate for Senate said in an interview Sunday that he will not give up his line on the ballot to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who was upset in the Republican primary last month by "tea party"-backed challenger Joe Miller and has been considering a third-party run for her job. But once again in Alaska, it's not over even when it really looks like it's over. "I will not be stepping down to allow Sen. Lisa Murkowski or anyone else to take my place as the Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate from Alaska," David Haase told The Washington...
  • Tea Party Express: We Told You Murkowski Was a RINO

    08/27/2010 2:13:22 PM PDT · by Syncro · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | August 27, 2010 | Levi Russel
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2010CONTACT: Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or via email at: Levi@FrontLineStrat.comTea Party Express: We Told You Murkowski Was a RINOANCHORAGE - During the GOP primary campaign for U.S. Senate in Alaska, the Tea Party Express (website: regularly referred to Sen. Lisa Murkowski as a RINO (Republican In Name Only) when communicating with our supporters.In doing so, the Tea Party Express was repeatedly attacked by some in the Republican establishment, and the news media, for questioning Sen. Murkowski's loyalty to the principles of the Republican Party - as defined by the party's platform. Today, several news media accounts detail actions...
  • Libertarians may run Senate candidate in Ky.

    05/27/2010 8:06:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies · 832+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | May 26, 2010 | Roger Alford (Associated Press)
    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."
  • Constitution Party National Platform (Prolife Libertarians, why not join the Constitution Party?)

    04/21/2010 6:35:41 PM PDT · by Sun · 16 replies · 271+ views
    Constitution Party ^ | Unknown | Staff
    Sanctity of Life The Declaration of Independence states: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness". The Preamble of the Constitution states a purpose of the Constitution to be to: "secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity". We declare the unalienable right of Life to be secured by our Constitution "to ourselves and our Posterity". Our posterity includes children born and future generations yet unborn. Any legalization of the termination...
  • Libertarian Party Plan Scraps IRS, Curbs Tax Hikes and Prohibits Bailouts

    04/15/2009 6:37:15 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 18 replies · 497+ views
    The Voice Magazine ^ | April 15, 2009 | Jennifer LeClaire
    On the eve of Tax day – a day when the grassroots movement that is witnessing more than 2,000 TEA Parties across the United States makes its voice heard – the Libertarian Party is proposing a new plan for America. This plan would abolish the income tax, enact a balanced budget amendment to the U..S. Constitution and eradicate corporate welfare. The Libertarian Party National Chair William Redpath is correct when he says that tens of millions of Americans are angry, fed up and demanding real reform. The question is, is his party’s three-point plan the solution to keeping the government...
  • Root (Libertarian VP nominee) to appear on 'Savage Nation,' (tonite)

    03/04/2009 2:17:15 PM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies · 497+ views
    Libertarian Party ^ | 3-4-09 | Libertarian Party
    LAS VEGAS -- Libertarian 2008 Vice Presidential nominee Wayne Allyn Root will present a commentary called “President Obama's War on Small Business” on Michael Savage's national radio show "Savage Nation" on Wednesday 3/4/09. Root will appear in the 3rd hour of Savage's show. Root is now a regular weekly commentator on Michael Savage's popular show. "Savage Nation" is the third most popular radio talk show in America, reaching over 8.25 million listeners each day. Root, author of the upcoming book, “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts” will suggest that self...
  • 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 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Barr Files Suit To Remove Obama And McCain From Texas Ballot

    09/16/2008 4:43:54 PM PDT · by pissant · 169 replies · 679+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 9/16/08 | 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. That would have been Aug. 25. Obama...
  • Bob Barr Shows Leadership to Unify Liberty Movement (Ron Paul)

    09/10/2008 4:12:38 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 32 replies · 344+ views
    Barr 2008 ^ | 9/10/08 | Shane Cory
    Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party nominee for president, has invited GOP Congressman Ron Paul to be his running mate in the upcoming election. In a letter sent to Paul, Barr called Paul one of the “few American patriots” who exist in today’s society, and asked him to “seriously consider this final offer as an opportunity to show true, lasting leadership beyond party politics.” Barr cited Paul’s 1987 letter to then-GOP Chairman Frank Fahrenkopf, in which Paul stated that, “after years of trying to work through the Republican Party both in and out of government…[Paul] concluded that [his] efforts must be...
  • Bob Barr asks Ron Paul to be his running mate (Developing on Fox)

    09/10/2008 1:43:26 PM PDT · by jrooney · 26 replies · 104+ views
    Fox News | 09-10-08 | Neil Cavuto
    Bob Barr asks Ron Paul to be his running mate. Paul has not responded yet. Will he accept?
  • Bob Barr on CNN(5:20 CDT, 8/31/08) saying that Gov. Palin wasn't vetted enough

    08/31/2008 4:21:41 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 179 replies · 965+ views
    CNN | 8/31/08
    Bob Barr saying that Gov. Palin is another Eagleton.
  • Barr: Goal is to impede chances of McCain, Obama being elected

    08/24/2008 4:03:21 PM PDT · by Principled · 52 replies · 916+ views ^ | Sunday, August 24th 2008 at 3:24pm | staff
    ATLANTA – Bob Barr, a former Georgia congressman and the Libertarian Party’s nominee for president, responds to concerns that he’ll siphon votes from Republican John McCain. “The fact of the matter is the Republican Party has problems that go far deeper than Bob Barr,” he said. Barr is fundraising in Georgia over the weekend. “Our goal is to impede the chances to be president for both Sen. McCain and Sen. Obama,” Barr added. Barr is one of two former Georgia congressional representatives running on third party tickets. Cynthia McKinney is the Green Party’s presidential nominee.
  • Voters Want Barr In Debates

    08/20/2008 7:49:54 AM PDT · by steve-b · 64 replies · 371+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/20/08 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    A majority of voters say Libertarian Bob Barr, a potential spoiler for Republican John McCain's presidential hopes, should be included in the three presidential debates scheduled in the fall between Barack Obama and Mr. McCain, a recent Zogby poll says.... The online poll of 3,339 likely voters found that 55 percent of voters nationwide - including 50 percent of Republicans and 69 percent of independents and 52 percent of Democrats - want Mr. Barr, a Republican turned Libertarian, to participate in presidential debates... Mr. Barr is sensitive to allegations that he is playing the same spoiler role for Republicans that...
  • Barr stands with South Ossetia...(Barr On Putin's Side in This)

    08/19/2008 12:08:29 PM PDT · by mnehring · 107 replies · 304+ views
    “The Saakashvili government in Georgia made a foolish mistake by initiating hostilities in its breakaway province of South Ossetia,” says Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr in a press release entitled No Foreign Aid for Georgian War. “American taxpayers should not have to pay for that mistake. After all, they already are paying $10 billion a month for the administration’s mistaken invasion and occupation of Iraq. They cannot afford to pay the price for other people’s wars as well.” In response to the press release, Liberty Maven says: It is comforting to know that Barr is quick to point out...
  • Historic Libertarian Congressional Primary

    08/18/2008 11:13:17 AM PDT · by mukraker · 6 replies · 373+ views ^ | August 18, 2008 | Kerry Thomas
    History will be made September 9 in Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District, as two Libertarian candidates square off in the first Libertarian Congressional primary in the party’s history. Ben Olson III and Kevin Barrett are vying to become the Libertarian Party of Wisconsin’s candidate in this Congressional race. The winner will face Democrat incumbent Congressman Ron Kind and Republican challenger Paul Stark in November. Olson, from Wisconsin Dells, works as a builder, sawyer and bartender. He is running on the limited government and personal responsibility platform endorsed by the national Libertarian Party. Barrett, from Lone Rock, is a leader in the...
  • ACLU sues on Libertarian's(Bob Barr's) behalf

    08/06/2008 8:11:46 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 256+ views ^ | August 6, 2008 | by Foon Rhe
    The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts announced today it is suing the Secretary of State's office for refusing to put Libertarian Bob Barr on the presidential ballot in November.
  • Texas Libertarian Senate Candidate is a Scientologist

    08/01/2008 7:04:09 PM PDT · by metanoia · 17 replies · 305+ views
    In Texas June 2008 the Libertarian Party selected Yvonne Adams Schick as their candidate for the US Senate. Libertarian for US Senate against incumbent John Cornyn (R), & Rick Noriega (D). Yvonne Schick is a Scientologist who has reached the level of "Operating Thetan VI" in Scientology, and was once the head of Scientology's anti-income tax front group Citizens for an Alternative Tax System. Unsurprisingly, she has not openly stated that she is a Scientologist.
  • Why not Bob Barr? (Vanity)

    07/28/2008 5:19:27 PM PDT · by wastedpotential · 302 replies · 862+ views
    7/28/2008 | Wasted Potential
    In 1992, I was a conservative, Republican college student fighting for George H. W. Bush's re-election. I could not understand how he was losing after being so popular during the Iraq war. Sure, he had gone back on the whole "Read my lips" thing, but hey, what politican didn't break his word once in a while. Then, I spoke to my grandfather, a seaman in the navy during World War II and a blue collar Republican his whole life. He told me he was voting for Perot. I was shocked and dismayed. I tried everything I could think of to...
  • Barr: War with Iran would be a disaster

    07/24/2008 12:19:12 PM PDT · by pissant · 54 replies · 261+ views
    Istock Analyst/UPI ^ | 7/24/08 | staff
    Bob Barr, the U.S. presidential candidate of the Libertarian Party, said the Bush administration's diplomatic engagement with Iran is "long overdue." Iran appears to be years away from possessing nuclear weapons, giving time for diplomacy to work, Barr said in a release. He said that war with Iran would be a disaster. "American troops in Iraq would be at risk. U.S. citizens would be targeted for terrorist acts," he said. "Tehran could retaliate against Israel. Oil shipments would be disrupted, causing energy prices to soar even higher. Allied states in the Persian Gulf would be vulnerable to attack. Chances for...
  • He's Bob Barr, and he's running for president (says Bush is worse than Bill Clinton)

    07/23/2008 9:46:18 AM PDT · by FocusNexus · 52 replies · 265+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 22, 2008 | Faye Fiore
    In fact, as much as he despised Clinton, Barr thinks President Bush is worse. "What George W. Bush has done to the fabric of our constitutional government, to separation of powers, to a government of limited powers is absolutely unforgivable," he said. That prospect is greatest in Barr's home state of Georgia. Obama is already running ads targeting an untapped pool of African Americans and younger voters. State polls suggest Barr's single-digit following pulls mostly from McCain. "If Barr can win 5 or 6 points of the total vote -- it's an if but it's conceivable -- then Obama could...
  • Bob Barr to put Georgia, North Carolina in play for Obama?

    07/08/2008 2:00:47 PM PDT · by mnehring · 54 replies · 229+ views
    Hot Air ^ | June 4th
    All part of his daring master plan to make his name as widely reviled among the right as Ralph Nader’s is among the left. Polls in Georgia and North Carolina over the last two weeks show Mr. Barr winning 8 percent and 6 percent respectively of the presidential vote, and in both cases helping keep likely Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama within striking distance of Mr. McCain in those states — which, taken together, account for more electoral votes than Florida, Pennsylvania or Ohio… [InsiderAdvantage pollster Matt] Towery said North Carolina and Georgia are exactly the places that Mr....
  • Bob Barr on Brody File: McCain Can't be Trusted on Judges (CBN)

    07/08/2008 1:49:33 PM PDT · by Kurt Evans · 48 replies · 287+ views
    Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | July 8, 2008 | David Brody, CBN News Senior National Correspondent
    Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr tells the Brody File that when it comes to judges John McCain cannot be trusted. Basically what he is saying is that voters shouldn’t just accept the line that McCain will nominate judges like Roberts and Alito. Watch above [link in post #2]. Read below. Bob Barr: “I know that many conservatives for example say well we have to vote for McCain even though we don’t like him because he’ll give us better judges. Well, ask people to think a little bit about what they’re saying. John McCain gave us McCain/Feingold which is the most...
  • Libertarian Barr Says GOP Is Played Out

    06/29/2008 1:53:38 PM PDT · by Kleebo151 · 69 replies · 590+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 29, 2008 | Zachary A. Goldfarb
    Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr, a former Georgia congressman, said today that the Republican Party has utterly failed to present a "new program, new leadership or vision." "What's wrong with John McCain is symptomatic of what's wrong with the Republican Party in these first years of the 21st century," Barr said on "Fox News Sunday." "They talk one thing but do something different, and that's become very obvious to the American people." Barr said that he tends to agree with Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on issues of civil liberties, while he tends to agree with McCain, a senator from Arizona,...
  • A Candidate Runs to a G.O.P. Chorus of ‘Don’t’ (Bob Barr)

    06/28/2008 7:27:30 AM PDT · by mngran2 · 177 replies · 253+ views
    New York Times ^ | 6/27/08 | Julie Bossman
    He has been called a spoiler. A would-be Ralph Nader. A thorn in the side of Senator John McCain and the Republican establishment. None of it bothers Bob Barr, the former Republican congressman from Georgia turned Libertarian Party candidate for president, who gleefully recounted what he says a group of Republicans told him at a recent meeting in Washington: Don’t run. “ ‘Well, gee, you might take votes from Senator McCain,’ ” Mr. Barr said this week, mimicking one of the complainers, as he sat sipping Coca-Cola in his plush corner office, 12 stories above Atlanta. “They all said, ‘Look,...
  • Plouffe: Barr could make the difference

    06/25/2008 4:27:56 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 21 replies · 90+ views ^ | June 25, 2008 | Ben Smith
    Barack Obama's campaign manager said former Georgia Rep. Bob Barr, running for president on the Libertarian line, could play a crucial role in winning Obama the presidency. He said Barr could play a particularly large role in two states: Alaska and Georgia. Alaska is "one of the states where we think Barr can get 6,7, 8 percent," Plouffe said. "Barr will get some votes [in Georgia,. If barr were to get two percent in most states, our belief is he’ll get four percent here, most of it coming out of McCain’s hide."
  • Bob Barr effect? (Glenn Beck tonight, June 25)

    06/25/2008 3:46:35 PM PDT · by Kurt Evans · 58 replies · 74+ views
    CNN ^ | June 25, 2008
    John McCain's trailing Barack Obama in new poll by quite a solid margin. Is the presence of libertarian candidate Bob Barr in the election only adding to that deficit? Watch tonight, 7 and 9 ET.
  • GOP Says Barr Could Play Role of Spoiler

    06/22/2008 7:36:10 PM PDT · by Deek1969 · 134 replies · 1,040+ views
    News Room America ^ | 06/22/2008 | News Room America
    Former Republican Rep. Bob Barr of Georgia has accepted a presidential nomination from the nation's third-largest political party and GOP officials say that could mean trouble for their party in the fall election. The Libertarian Party has selected Barr, also a former federal prosecutor, as their candidate, and Republicans think he could siphon off votes from their party's presumptive nominee, Sen. John McCain of Arizona. Though is bid is definitely a long shot, Barr - who made a name for himself in leading the U.S. House's impeachment of President Bill Clinton - could exploit unease felt by traditional conservatives leery...
  • Poll to Freep: Who would be worse for the country? John McCain or Barack Obama

    06/08/2008 9:41:11 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 87 replies · 140+ views
    Libertarian Party ^ | June 8, 2008 | the eagle has landed
    The question is at the bottom of the page, the effect on Conservatism is a tough call unless McCain changes the type of politician he's been over the last decade or more. Conservatives would probably unite if Obama is President but Obama will use typical divide a conquer strategies against the leadership of the opposition to say and the media will broadcast the message loud and clear. If you support my oppositions position you are radical, right wing, redneck, racist. Otherwise known as the 4 R's of the Republican Party.
  • Tom DeLay’s wife is supporting Bob Barr. Time to start forming Patti Davis support groups?

    06/08/2008 11:22:50 AM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 79 replies · 208+ views
    Third Party Watch ^ | June 7, 2008 | Stephen Gordon
    According to the video below, former House Majority Leader Dick Armey has said that “many Republicans will vote for Libertarian candidates in House races.” The Washington Times is reporting that former House Whip Tom DeLay’s wife plans to pull the Bob Barr lever on Election Day: Tom DeLay will vote for John McCain but the former House Republican leader said his wife, Christine, is planning to vote for Libertarian presidential nominee Bob Barr. “I’m trying to convince my wife not to do that,” the Texas Republican told editors and reporters at The Washington Times on Friday. “She said it publicly...
  • Bob Barr on Glenn Beck 06/06/2008 - Part 1

    06/06/2008 10:44:42 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 38 replies · 139+ views
    In case you are interested. Of Course there is a Part 2 and 3.
  • Bob Barr to hold June 10 press conference on Iran

    06/06/2008 2:05:57 PM PDT · by pissant · 10 replies · 63+ views
    IPR ^ | 6/6/08 | staff
    On Tuesday, June 10, 10:30 a.m., Bob Barr will be holding a press conference at the West-Side Terrace of the House Canon Office Building. The title of the conference is “Time to Talk with Iran.” Thus far, Bob Barr’s press statements have largely reflected general libertarian principles, even as they have conflicted with statements the former congressman made before winning the LP nomination. Most Libertarians hope that Barr’s opinion on Iran has changed, as well. IPR contributor Tom Knapp posted the following excerpt of a Barr statement on Iran from late last year: Should Washington simply sit back and leave...
  • Barr to Join ACLU

    06/07/2008 6:46:23 AM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 40 replies · 862+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 27, 2002 | Fox News
    Ousted Rep. Bob Barr, R-Ga., is heading over to the American Civil Liberties Union to work on informational and data privacy issues, the organization announced Monday. The firebrand conservative -- a gun rights advocate, anti-gay rights activist and prosecutor in the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton -- told Fox News on Tuesday that the collaboration is not as strange as it might appear at first blush. "We have actually worked very closely with conservative groups and with the ACLU on a number of issues over the last few years, very successfully in stopping some of the government snooping programs,"...
  • Bob Barr On Glenn Beck (full hour tonight, 06/06/2008)

    06/06/2008 2:40:17 PM PDT · by Kurt Evans · 13 replies · 161+ views
    Below The Beltway ^ | June 6, 2008 | Doug Mataconis
    Bob Barr appeared on Glenn Beck’s CNN/Headline News program last night for a discussion about energy independence [link to video in post #2]. Barr will be back tonight for an hour-long interview.