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2010-11-05 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + Journalism + Tea Party
Concerned Troll is Concerned

WaPo on the concern over whether anti-Washington politicians elect might be co-opted by politics in Washington, DC: But as the Republican revolutionaries of 1994 have demonstrated, there’s something about coming to Washington that alters even the purest of intentions. Many of the 73 GOP members of Congress who won office in that huge anti-Washington electoral […]

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2010-09-07 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery
A Perfect Example

This piece seems a perfect example of one of my theories: most of those who side with demotards come voting time don’t do so out of reverence for their fiscal policy or their love of big government, but because they fucking hate how so-con motherfuckers have turned the GOP in to the party of self […]

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2010-08-12 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Libertarian Party
Libertarianism in Politics

David Boaz via Cato@liberty: You can see in both the Paul op-ed and the Johnson interview that major-party politicians are nervous about being tagged with a label that seems to imply a rigorous and radical platform covering a wide range of issues. But if you can call yourself a conservative without necessarily endorsing everything that […]

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Great.  Not only are lawmakers “doing something” in an attempt to fix what was messed up the last time they did something, but they’re doing it tense, tired, and trying to make a joke of a serious matter.

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2010-06-17 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + POTUS
Oh, I See.

Jon Stewart of The Daily Show on Obama’s hypocrisy of taking up of Bush era policies after decrying them in the run up to his election: Oh, I see.  You used to have a little.  Now you have a lot.

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2010-06-14 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Legislation
Nice to Know

It’s nice to know that sometimes people do what they think is ‘right’, not what is expected of them.

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2010-06-09 :: madlibertarianguy // Government
The Lesser of Two Evils

Naftali Bendavid, Valerie Bauerlein And Stephanie Simon of The Wall Street Journal: Ms. Lincoln avoided becoming the third senator this year to be defeated by her own party. Labor unions and liberal groups had sought to make an example of Ms. Lincoln for her deviation from liberal positions, putting millions of dollars behind Lt. Gov. […]

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2010-05-21 :: madlibertarianguy // Government
The 70/30 Nation

Arthur C. Brooks via The Washington Post: If we reject the administration’s narrative, the 70-30 nation will remain strong. If we accept it, and base our nation’s policies on it, we will be well on our way to a European-style social democracy. Punitive taxes and regulations will make it harder to be an entrepreneur, and […]

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2010-05-19 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Tea Party
Apparently Neocons are Now “Centrists”

Gerald F. Seib via Captital Journal of The New York Times: Meanwhile, on the Republican side, the tea-party movement is pushing Republicans to the right en masse. Even in places where tea party-styled candidates don’t win, they are likely to force more-traditional Republican candidates off center ground to survive. In what fucking world can we […]

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2010-05-18 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Rand Paul
The Deaf and Blind GOP

Dan Balz via The Washinton Post: In Kentucky, Republicans waited to see whether Rand Paul — an ophthalmologist, son of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) and favorite of the tea party movement — could carry his outsider’s campaign against Trey Grayson, the secretary of state. Paul had a strong lead in polls. On Monday, Grayson showed […]

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2010-05-17 :: madlibertarianguy // Government
Dear Political Class:

Can you spot the political disconnect?  For the sake of the American people, let’s hope not.  At least not before the mid-term elections.

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2010-05-12 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery
Churlish?

I don’t know about you, but my “political mood” certainly wouldn’t be described as churlish. I would say that “bellicose” may be more accurate.

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