PART XVI: The Libertarian Take-Over of the GOP


The GOP has a little libertarian problem.

The problem is the fact that, with the exception of a few courageous statesmen like Lindsey Graham, Tom Coburn, Daniel Inhofe, most Republicans are abject cowards when it comes to dealing with libertarians.  They are bullies.  They lie, cheat, and probably steal.

They are destroying the GOP.  Of course The Pink Flamingo thinks that is part of their plan – destroy the GOP and remake it in their perverted image.

It’s like this.  The GOP is bowing to pressure of the libertarian backed tea parties – and we are going to lose the House and Senate, it looks like today.  People don’t like extremists.

They don’t really care about anything but their personal desires.  They are spoiled, selfish, and brutal.  They have no earthly idea how this country works.  But – that doesn’t matter.  What’s a little temper tantrum and ruination of the GOP among friends?

They’ve assimilated the far right.  Let’s face it, Rush Limbaugh has made a fool of himself the past couple of days.  We’re dealing with rude arrogant demigods who have no comprehension of the Constitution, only how they sound on FOX.

Pat Dollard

There is no reality in their existence.   What can you expect when Ayn Rand is their patron god?

“…We’ve seen what a sham the budget deal is. Here’s NRO’s pathetic pat on the back for itself and the Boehner Republican’s reckless spending and big government. Look at how weak they reveal themselves to be. Victory is no longer winning; it’s not being beaten too badly. But Boehner and the House Republicans were beaten very badly, in large part because they aren’t leading on anything. They are less than worthless because they’re counter-productive to the cause of getting government and government spending under control. Is it any wonder that they are now polling so badly, there’s no assurance they can even hold the House in 2012?…”

These people are extreme.

“…The key to this strong movement back toward the Democrats right now is the same as the key to the strong movement away from the Democrats last year- fickle independents quickly growing unhappy with the party in power. Exit polls showed independents supporting the GOP by a 19 point margin last year at 56-37. Now only 30% of those voters think that the Republican controlled House is moving things in the right direction, compared to 44% who think things were better with the Democrats. Given those numbers it’s not much of a surprise that independents now say they’d vote Democratic for the House by a 42-33 margin if these was an election today, representing a 28 point reversal in a span of just five months.

These poll numbers also point to the reality that Republicans taking control of the House may have been one of the best things that could possibly have happened for Obama’s reelection prospects. Although we found the President with slightly negative approval numbers on this poll, when asked whether they had more faith in Obama or Congressional Republicans to lead the country in the right direction 48% of voters picked Obama to only 42% who went with Congressional Republicans. Voters may not love Obama as once they did but they’re finding him to be more reasonable than the alternative and that means it will be hard for the GOP to knock him off next year without a top notch nominee….”

We are dealing with people like Rand Paul who appear not to know the difference between reality the fictional meanderings of a very disturbed woman.

“…Paul offered an amendment to remove the appliance bill’s enforcement authority, but first he turned his attention to Rand’s 1937 novel “Anthem.”

“In that novel,” Paul said, “individual choice is banned and the collective basically runs society.”

Paul gave a brief summary of the circumstances surrounding the novel’s protagonist, named Equality 7-2521, and the lack of the freedoms he must endure.

“Over time, he discovers the subway and rediscovered the incandescent light bulb,” he said. Paul described how the novel’s character then takes the light bulb to a leadership council and “they take the light bulb and, basically, it’s crushed beneath the boot heel of the collective.”..”

One of the real problems with losertarians is the fact that they constantly harp on how evil the GOP is, ignoring their own lies of duplicity.  One of the most dishonest is Jack Hunter, who had a tendency to write for some really  nasty publications with white supremacist associations.  He worships Ron Paul.

“…Now many of these same Republicans expect grassroots conservatives to be satisfied with a paltry $57 billion in cuts. Paul isn’t completely alone. Joined by Mike Lee of Utah and Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Paul was one of only three Republican senators to reject the GOP’s budget plan as being so weak it means virtually nothing. Not surprisingly, Paul, Lee and DeMint make up the Tea Party Caucus in the Senate, a group ….Any real conservative movement would be up in arms that more Republicans didn’t join Paul, Lee, and DeMint in rejecting the GOP’s joke of a budget. …The Senate Republicans who voted for the GOP budget proposal proved once again that they are not the revolutionaries they pretend to be. They are liars. And the Tea Party must not forget it….”

Hunter is right at home with FOX Business hacks like Andrew Napolitano.  Evidently the tea parties want to get rid of John Boehner.

Too bad losertarians don’t have the courage or the honor to be real libertarians.  No, they must lie and cheat and take over the GOP.

“…Why are certain Republican representatives proposing bills that would reduce revenue at a time when our state is desperately trying to save money? Why are they attacking the middle class they vowed to support?

Many of these representatives are Republicans in name only; their actions reveal a libertarian agenda.

They ran as Republicans, campaigning for fiscal reform and job creation. They told you what you wanted to hear. They won seats by pretending to have the same agenda as the mainstream GOP….If you don’t share these goals, let your representative know. Do some research before the next election – this is not your father’s Republican Party. It is now splintered and radicalized.

Most importantly, they know they cannot be elected without deceiving you. Don’t be a stooge…”


The Pink Flamingo has been telling you that the libertarian branch of the Ron Paul Bots are trying to manipulate the straw polls.  Want proof?

The Daily Paul

It is about manipulating young people.  It is about FOX promoting Ron Paul.

The Daily Paul


The GOP is being manipulated by hard-line libertarians.

“…But for one difference. This time, the libertarian movement is a lot bigger, both in numbers and in resources. Even more important, it is infinitely more principled and hardcore than it was in the early days: the Rothbardian perspective evidenced in the Lehr-Rossetto piece was by no means the only or even the dominant tendency back then. It took a long and often fierce battle – an educational battle – before the essential third pillar of the libertarian “trinity” was finally cemented firmly in place. Today, in spite of a few backsliders and marginal renegades, the libertarian brand has been identified as intransigently anti-war on account of the efforts of Ron Paul and the movement he created. Or, rather, recreated – only bigger, and better, this time.
Rep. Paul is my favorite politician for the simple reason that he never fails to bring in the foreign policy angle: he takes every opportunity to bring up the ruination that militarism is visiting on our nation, the waste and fraud it enables, the damage it does to our constitutional system of limited government, the dark shadow it casts over the prospects for liberty in our time. This is hardly surprising, as Rothbard was one of Paul’s mentors right up until the great libertarian theorist’s death in 1995.

With this movement in place, and growing by the hour, libertarians are facing the current crisis – the twin crisis of fiscal insolvency and imperial decline – armed as never before. Yet we should not approach the battle with any thought that it will be any easier than it was when we were just a bunch of crazy (in a good way!)  teenagers out to “smash the State.” Indeed, it will be a lot harder, because we are charged not just with building our own movement but with building a much broader resistance to incipient authoritarianism and perpetual war….”

How much of this is a great big scam?

Roll Call

3 thoughts on “PART XVI: The Libertarian Take-Over of the GOP

  1. The Tea Partiers will not tolerate your opinion if you disagree with them. They’ll do to you what they did to me yesterday. I commented on one of those articles denigrating Lindsey Graham. All I said was that the author should get the beam out of his own eye before he complained about the splinter in his neighbor’s eye. I got this blistering e-mail from the moderator, in which he told me to shut the h–l up. He told me my comments were not welcome and not to visit his site again unless I had something intelligent to say. Hello? I’m not intelligent if I say someone should not throw stones at his neighbor?

  2. That’s like American Thinker. They refuse to allow my comments. Their censorship is remarkable. They don’t believe in anything but their own opinion. Scary.


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