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2011-04-22 :: madlibertarianguy // election
Things Get Interesting

I think it’s safe to say that for those who want liberty and not (government granted) license, this presidential race just got interesting with Gary Johnson now officially running (especially if Ron Paul enters as well). I wonder how long until the media starts showing pictures of dead babies and the elderly eating cat food […]

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2011-04-18 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Education + election
Crocodile Tears

Since SCOTUS ruled last year in Citizens United v Federal Elections Commission, the terminally libertarded have been crying about the corporate takeover of America blah blah blah. Of course it didn’t take long to get proof that all of that crying was no more than crocodile tears. Reason Magazine: Which helps explain why teachers unions […]

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2011-04-14 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + election + Government
Empty Rhetoric

The Wall Street Journal on Obama’s “debt reduction” speech: Mr. Obama did not deign to propose an alternative to rival Mr. Ryan’s plan, even as he categorically rejected all its reform ideas, repeatedly vilifying them as essentially un-American. “Their vision is less about reducing the deficit than it is about changing the basic social compact […]

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Progressive Statist: The Citizen’s United decision is the beginning of the end of our democracy! It allows corporations and stuff to say things about my fellow progressives. That is except when my side does it.

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2010-11-09 :: madlibertarianguy // election + Government + Tea Party
No More Pork

Newly voted-in Tea Party congressmen are moving for a ban on all earmarks. This is good idea for two reasons: 1) It will not allow congressmen to be bribed in to voting for bills they are opposed to. Earmarks have long been used to sway a particular person’s vote when he/she would otherwise not support […]

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2010-11-09 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + election
On Political Violence

I thought it was those far right wing tea fucking rat baggers who represented the threat of violence in America. Way to change your tune so quickly from denouncing Tea Party participants as whiny children ready to incite violence on O’Limbeclin’s marching orders, to advocating it yourselves And before a single tea party politician has […]

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2010-11-07 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + election + Government
A Mandate

The Washington Post on Obama’s disconnect from the average citizen in wake of the Democrats’ vast losses in Congress: As Democrats try to get back on their feet and adjust to the new reality of divided government, they say there are opportunities to be found in the next two years. Anxious, impatient, dissatisfied voters, they […]

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2010-11-06 :: madlibertarianguy // election + Gary Johnson
A Politician I Can Stand Behind (for now)

There are very few politicians I can legitimately support. The Libertarian Party party is known for putting political non-starters and intellectual duds on ballots, and principled Team Donkey or Team Elephant candidates are about as common as Sasquatch. But here’s a guy that I can put some weight behind. Gary Johnson (former governor of New […]

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2010-11-04 :: madlibertarianguy // election + Journalism
Is There an Echo In Here?

Both “L” and “l” libertarians have been saying this for years: Having pushed back against the conventional wisdom on the Tea Party costing Republicans, I will say this: conservatives ought to seek out higher quality candidates as their standard-bearers. If Joe Miller comes up short in Alaska, he won’t have lost because he was too […]

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2010-11-04 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + election + Journalism
Leftist Elitism Just Won’t Die

Bill Press of The Hill in his reaction to Tuesday’s elections: Even before Tuesday’s midterm elections, a lot of adjectives were used to describe American voters today: frustrated, disappointed, angry, betrayed. Looking at the results, I suggest there are two adjectives missing: fickle and dumb. And we even get a bonus “you ignoramuses are ungovernable”. […]

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2010-11-03 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + election
A New Direction

WaPo on message sending voters: There is no blunter way for voters to send a message. For the third election in a row, Americans kicked a political party out of power. Now if only they could read their own handwriting and come to the logical conclusion that simply swapping parties every two years doesn’t fix […]

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2010-11-03 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + election + Government
Still Stuck on Stupid

The New York Times on the democratic response to last night’s smearing by republicans: The question that will dominate the conversation among Democrats in the days ahead is how it came to this, especially since Republicans offered little to voters beyond an emphatic rejection of the president’s policies. Some Democrats believe they fell victim to […]

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2010-11-02 :: madlibertarianguy // election + War on Drugs
A Welcome Step

It’s refreshing to see an overtly conservative leaning publication come out in favor of California’s Proposition 19 which would make marijuana legal for recreational use. The American Spectator: I find the current consensus against legalized marijuana nearly as baffling. As Conrad Black argued the other day at National Review, it’s pretty clear that our current […]

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2010-10-29 :: madlibertarianguy // Constitution + Dumbassery + election + SCOTUS
No Agenda Here

Oh, fuck. Clearly WaPo isn’t trying to push across its own political agenda here or anything. Since John G. Roberts Jr became chief justice five years ago, focus has been on the Supreme Court’s changing makeup and shifting ideology. In the coming months, the Washington Post will examine the real-world consequences of the court’s rulings […]

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2010-10-27 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + election
Flocking Away From the Sinking Ship

The New York Times on voters flocking away from Obama’s sinking ship: Critical parts of the coalition that delivered President Obama to the White House in 2008 and gave Democrats control of Congress in 2006 are switching their allegiance to the Republicans in the final phase of the midterm Congressional elections, according to the latest […]

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One of the prominent and infinitely fucking annoying libertarded memes of the last few weeks is the idea that the elections are being hijacked by “outside groups” that are able to anonymously fund political speech because of a nefarious SCOTUS decision (Citizens United v Federal Election Commission (PDF)) which enables these groups to spend unlimited […]

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The New York Times concerning Obama’s begging of plea to Hispanic voters: In a radio interview that aired on Univision on Monday, Mr. Obama sought to assure Hispanics that he would push an immigration overhaul after the midterm elections, even though he has not been able to attract Republican support. This should certainly be thought […]

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2010-10-25 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + election
For the Love of Whomever

Jeebus fucking X. It’s nice to see Team Blue and their media lap dogs setting up the reason for why the enlightened ones will lose the election. It has nothing to do with bad policy decisions along strict party lines which were against the will of the vast majority of the people, it’s those abusing […]

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Did someone say something about “outside groups” contributing money to republican campaigns at a far higher rate than democratic campaigns? Ah, yes. Here it is. Oh wait. Sorry. It must have been something about how eeeeeeeeeeeeeeevil it is to accept political contributions from groups that “regularly take in money from foreign corporations”. Got it. No. […]

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2010-10-22 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + election + Journalism
A Perfect Example

Apparently, Steve Pearlman of The Washington Post thinks that the reason people are leaning Republican this election has nothing to do with really shitty policy and strict party line votes on highly unpopular bills in defiance of the will of the people, but because we’re too stupid to resist our feelings. As for the details […]

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