posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 06:29 PM
Originally posted by maddog99
reply to post by milominderbinder
Have I been paying attention?
The Ron Paul r3VOLution is in the RepubliCAN Party, which is part of the liberty movement, but the liberty movement is not part of the Ron Paul
Gary Johnson, while having similar ideas and who I feel is a better candidate than Romney is there for people who don't have the guts to follow Ron
Paul or really don't understand the message and the movement. Johnson will be running right back to the GOP after November...mark my words!
So go ahead and vote GJ or cry for Ron Paul to go third party. That's exactly what the GOP wants.
This is not about Romney, Obama or making a statement. It's so much bigger than that.
This is about Restoring America to Constitutional Government.
Ron Paul is way smarter than you and me!
So, have you been paying attention?
Yeah...you're probably right about Gary Johnson going back to the GOP at some point...and you're DEFINITELY right about Gary Johnson not winning the
All the more reason to vote for the Libertarian Party...isn't it? It's only since WWII that we have had a two-party system across the board.
Christ...the "republican" party THEMSELVES were originally a FOURTH major political party themselves. They called themselves the "Know-Nothing
Party" (seriously) and went up against the Whigs, Federalists, and the Democratic-Republican party (Yes...Democrats and Republicans were once upon a
time a SINGLE party).
Andrew Jackson split the Democratic-Republican Party and his Jacksonian Democrats became the modern Democratic Party whilst the upstart Know-Nothings
latched onto a strong current of Nativism amidst the Irish immigration and joined up with the tattered remanants of those who didn't jump on
Jackson's bandwagon. They became the "Republican Party" because they were the Republican half of the Democratic-Republican Party and admittedly
the name "Know-Nothings" was just too damn easy to make fun of.
Besides...if the Liberty movement is actually going to be successful you are going to need Democrats as well. Whether you like it or not...you have a
much better possibility of attracting republicans and democrats alike by offering a fresh start.
Last election I voted for Obama because I was appalled at Bush's illegal and unwinnable wars in the Middle East, the practice of tortue, and the
erosion of civil liberties under the Patriot Act. Clearly...Obama was a bad choice so this time around I voted Ron Paul. However...even though I DID
vote for Paul in my states primary...I have to admit...I almost vomited on my shoes in the polling booth when the realization that I was actually
voting for a member of a political party that prizes ignorance as virtue and thinks that denying science is a utopian ideal.
How many votes did Paul NOT get simply because the "R" after his name conjures images of Sarah Palin not knowing what the hell she's talking about?
I think there were A LOT of them. My wife was one of them, in fact....she voted for Obama again in the primary. It's not that she likes
him...it's that she couldn't get herself past the Republican parties all-consuming fetish with who's doing what with their genitals and waving a
bible around like a sh^tty TV evangelist every chance they get.
Sooner or later you get to the point where it just makes more sense to buy a new car instead of continuing to patch up the one that broken. What are
you going to do...push for Rand Paul in 2016 only to have them pull the exact same sh^t again?
Me? I'm starting over. Your welcome to join me if you like...but I really can't see myself ever voting for a Demlican or a Republocrat again.