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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Libertarians are RINOs? Huh?? Conservatives could come after us liberty-lovers next

LETTER TO A COMMENTS SECTION OF THE DAY!!

by Eric Dondero

As many LR readers are aware, I'm a former Delawarean. So, I follow Delaware politics pretty closely. This appeared at DelawarePolitics.net about the Novemember election results. Some context: Delaware is two states in one. It's New Castle County (ultra-liberal, Philly suburbs), and then downstate (southern, agricultural, leans conservative).
Frank Knotts

WP, exactly. We have two years to find, vet, and prepare candidates to run for all levels of government. The way we fix it is, we have to understand that not everyone will love every candidate.

We here in Sussex have to undesrstand that the candidates that can win down here, cannot win in NCC and stop beating them up from afar. On the state level we must learn that we have a wide spectrum of ideological views from Selbyville to Wilmington, and it will always be difficult to find a candidate for state wide who can appeal to all. But not impposible, if we recognize this and work together to find the best choice we can and then all push in the same direction.

However there is a vocal minority of preppers that will never like anyone that is put forth that does not preach doom and gloom, end of the world. Unfortunately this faction currently has a media mouth piece to keep them and their narrow political views stirred up. But even he has been marginalized due to recent media landscaping. We must be willing to recognize these RINOs, who are really libertarians in republican clothing and identify them and isolate them, the republican (small r) and libertarian(small l) ideology cannot cohabitate in one party for long. On the surface there seems to be similar views, but when examined more closely, it is easy to see that the two are far apart on how to achieve the goals of conservatism and the role of government.

In large part this has come about due to the TEA movement that has attempted to co-op the GOP machine, while the GOP has attempted to ride the wave. I believe that this “partnership” is near its end, neither partner is really happy and have begun turning on each other giving the wins to the Democrats, something I predicted here a long time ago about the involvement of the TEA movement.

Maybe at the meeting, instead of seating us by RDs, they should seat us based on whether we see the cup as half full or half empty. (Emphasis added)
We need moderates in the Party like Mike Castle, to win elections in the northeast, and California. After all, look at where supporting Christine O'Donnell, a downstater in philosophy, got us in upstate-controlled Delaware.

And some caution here for fellow liberty-lovers who join with conservatives to start "huntin' RINOs." I remember a day when we libertarians were barely let inside the GOP tent. When we were denounced as "drug legalizers" (which we are.) Moderate Republicans back then, William Weld, Ann Stone of Republicans For Choice, were our only friends. They were right by our side, fighting social conservatives for our right to be included.

So, for all y'all anxious to go after moderates, remember, the conservatives may come after us next.

1 comment:

mitsukurina said...

"We must be willing to recognize these RINOs, who are really libertarians in republican clothing and identify them and isolate them, the republican (small r) and libertarian(small l) ideology cannot cohabitate in one party "

A recipe for the Republicans never again winning the Senate, never again winning the Presidency, and losing the House within an electoral cycle or two. Crazy fuckers.