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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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2010-10-27 :: 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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2010-08-01 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + POTUS
Methinks ’tis Also So

By the time Bushie turned in to a political liability1 for congressional Republicans during election season, he was fuckin’ hated by most voters. Methinks ’tis also so for Obama. _______________ 1. Political liability in the sense that active support is more harmful for a particular candidate than being uninvolved.

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Dan Balz and John Cohen on Obama’s sinking popularity with the voting American public: Overall, a slim majority of all voters say they would prefer Republican control of Congress so that the legislative branch would act as a check on the president’s policies. Those most likely to vote in the midterms prefer the GOP over […]

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2010-06-14 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Rand Paul
The More I see, The Less I Likey

And no I’m not talking about ObamaCare this time, but Rand Paul.  I was of the mind that he represents a very good chance at getting a consistently pro-liberty senator in the federal government.  But with each piece of news I hear since his slaughter of republitard establishment favorite Grayson, I lean more towards the […]

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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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2010-05-28 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Rand Paul
NTSA: Abortion Edition

Though it seems that bloggers have stopped shitting themselves en masse over Rand Paul’s supposed racism, Reason’s Hit-n-Run blog, generally very good (and home of the absolute best blog commenters I have encountered) has moved on to yet another topic which was effectively settled nearly 4 decades ago: Rand Paul’s position on abortion.  I had […]

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2010-05-25 :: madlibertarianguy // Libertarian Party
An LP Poll

The Libertarian Party is hosting a poll in order to determine their new slogan which will officially represent the party.  First, the options: – Fiscally Conservative, Socially Liberal – Fiscally Responsible, Socially Tolerant – Free Markets and Civil Liberties – More Freedom, Less Government – Smaller Government, Lower Taxes, More Freedom It my estimation, the […]

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From a poll concerning the utter fucking lack of public support for ObamaCare released May 24, 2010: The Political Class continues to be a strong supporter of the plan, however. While 67% of Mainstream voters believe the plan will be bad for America, 77% of the Political Class disagree and think it be good for […]

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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 + Kentucky + Rand Paul
Better Days for Liberty

Tad DeHaven via Cato-at-Liberty: I’d prefer to believe Paul’s victory last night was a repudiation of the GOP establishment as much as it was a repudiation of Washington in general. Popular discontent with the statist Democrat establishment in Washington is well recognized. But if Kentucky Republicans just signaled their displeasure with the statist Republican establishment, […]

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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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2010-05-19 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Rand Paul
I Don’t Know What Is

If a 24 point victory for the “outsider” isn’t a sign that the GOP establishment is in trouble, I don’t know what is.

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2010-05-19 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Rand Paul
The Only Losers Are the Neocons

David Boaz via Cato-at-Liberty: The big-government Republican establishment rallied to Grayson’s side against the previously unknown opthalmologist from Bowling Green. Late in the campaign, Grayson ran ads featuring endorsements from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Cheney, Rick Santorum, and Rudy Giuliani. That’s more raw tonnage of Republican heavyweights than you’d see on a […]

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Though Rand Paul can hardly be called a captivating speaker,1 it’s nice to see the underlying message and not the glossy rhetoric. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kjs3APrZek _______________ 1.  In fact, one would be more accurate in saying that his speaking is boring as fuck.

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2010-05-18 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Rand Paul
One Down, One to Go

Paul wins the Kentucky primary.  Only one more vote to go. Roger Alford and Bruce Shreiner via the Associated Press: Rand Paul defeated Republican establishment favorite Trey Grayson in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, a closely watched race that was a test of the tea party movement’s strength. I don’t agree with every position […]

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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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2010-05-16 :: madlibertarianguy // Government
Prickly?

I wonder when The Wall Street Journal is going to start choosing more applicable adjectives to describe voters?

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2010-05-13 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + War on Drugs
Your Tax Dollars at Work

Via the Marijuana Policy Project: The agenda for the publicly funded conference, held at the prestigious U.S. Grant Hotel from May 10 through May 13, is not available to the public. In fact, the conference is under the close guard of about a dozen San Diego Police officers and even some military personnel. We do […]

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2010-05-13 :: madlibertarianguy // Government
The Pendulum Swings

Though I’m not sure it’s a good thing.  If it’s true, let’s just hope that those the American people choose are actually Republicans and not Republitards.

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