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Bob Barr Polling at 6% nationally according to Rasmussen

A few weeks ago it was at 4% now it’s at 6%! We’re making strides, if we can get that up to 8 or 9% by the time the major parties have their conventions Bob could into the debates and let the whole world see the libertarian perspective on the big stage. Very exciting. Here is the link

http://blog.bobbarr2008.com/2008/05/19/rasmussen-shows-barr-currently-at-six-percent/

May 20, 2008 Posted by | Politics, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Limbaugh coming out against the neocons?

My line of work affords me ample opportunity to listen to the radio. I was cruising the stations on Friday and came across Limbaugh’s program. I listen in occasionally to see what he’s ranting and raving about. Sometimes it gives me things to write about on this blog. I don’t agree with alot of his positions but he can be entertaining at times. Much to my surprise at approximately 12:30 eastern time yesterday he went into a tirade against neocons! He didn’t mention anyone by name I don’t think but said something along the lines of “Neocons have infiltrated the republican party and are destroying it”. He said most of them are “former democrats” and other big government “compassionate conservatives”. I find that amusing because Bush described himself has a “compassionate conservative” when he was running in 2000. And Limbaugh is always making excuses for W. Think maybe Rush has finally seen the light? I don’t know. But one can only hope. I know from years of on and off listening that he is a “Goldwater conservative”. So I hope his values finally won out over party loyalty. Like him or not he has alot of pull with people. When he speaks his mind alot of things he says sound like things Ron Paul says except for the war on terror and other “social conservative” things. But he would never admit to liking Ron Paul. They would drum him out of the party and insert Sean Hitler Hannity in his place. I only caught the last 60 seconds or so of this tirade against neocons so if anyone heard the whole thing please comment below or if you have audio post a link!

Also on another note Rush fielded a call from a woman the other day, Wednesday or Thursday where the woman said something along the lines of “Instead of operation chaos (Limbaugh’s attempt to keep Hillary in the race) you should be having all of us switch our party affiliation to Libertarian”. Rush, sounding a little like Ron Paul and said (paraphrasing) ” I don’t think a third party is the answer we need to fix this from the inside” then he lamented on the direction the republican party is going in and talking about needing to fix it while not really going into any great detail.

These are just a few interesting things I heard from a guy I thought was onboard with the neocon uprising. If Rush keeps this up it could spell doom for McCain. His listeners are very loyal and will do just about anything he wants. If he keeps going on like this people will leave McCain and where will they turn? Probably to Bob Barr!

May 17, 2008 Posted by | Politics, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Bob Barr vs. the radical Libertarians

I’ve seen alot of blogs on the internet by hardcore radical LPers suggesting they wont accept Barr as the nominee. I find this to be ridiculous. Has Bob done things in the past that aren’t libertarian? Absolutely. Does he hold some positions now that aren’t 100 % in line with the LP? Yes.

Is he our best chance for achieving legitimacy in the eyes of millions of voters? YES! Like it or not Americans will never take us seriously until we achieve some level of success. Bob will deliver far more voters than we’ve ever had. If his polling numbers are good he could sneak into a debate. In the 2 days since he’s officially announced his candidacy he’s garnered more media attention than the LP has had since the 80’s. In the past two days Bob Barr has had stories written about him in every major newspaper in the country. He’s been on the nationally televised Glenn Beck program on headline news. Glenn said he’d like to have Bob back to go more in depth in the future. He’ll make more “talking head” show appearances in the coming weeks i’m sure. There is no one else who can deliver our ideals to the masses the way he can. I like Ruwart personally, but if we run her what happens? Another 400,000 votes and what? The same old dog and pony show we always get from the major parties. I say make Mary the veep so that when people take a look at Barr, they will look at her too and can see the “radical” point of view.

 We have a handful of mayors and city councilmen in office but that means squat in changing the course toward totalitarianism that we are on now with the major parties. Ross Perot was able to tap into a large amount of dissatisfaction with the major parties back in the 90’s unfortunately for him he was unable to capitalize on it afterwards. His party imploded when it was invaded by Pat Buchanan. Our party is established, We’ve been around for 37 years. We have the capability to transfer large amounts of public interest into future success. We can’t pass on this opportunity. We can no longer afford to sit on our high horses and laugh at the idiots who are destroying this country while we slide deeper into socialism. Bob Barr gaining success and notoriety on our behalf can only help us in the future.

 The time to act is now! Ron Paul opened the door now we need to rush in before it closes.

May 14, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Bob Barr makes it official!

As I’m sure most of you have heard by now Bob Barr WILL in fact be running for president on the Libertarian party ticket. As a Libertarian I am very excited about this, the media attention from today alone has eclipsed media coverage of a Libertarian candidate for as far back as I can remember (about 10 years).

We finally have a avenue to expose people to what we believe in. We have a opportunity to disrupt the two party monopoly in our nation.

While I seriously doubt he can win. A good showing will expose alot of people to what we believe in and will force Libertarian candidates and beliefs to be taken seriously in the future. As well as helping out with those ballot access problems we have.

And for those who would say he is nothing more than a spoiler for McCain, It will help you in the future maybe next time you wont nominate a nazi and you wont have a candidate for freedom stealing your votes.

Read the AP story at this link http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jGwp22QlX2kmePoy02e4pTBLwWwAD90K90480

May 12, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The reasons that marijuana should be legal

Before you dismiss me as some pothead just take a second to read what I’m writing. I do not use marijuana or any other illegal drug. Budweiser and Marlboro’s work just fine for me! The line of work I am in requires random drug testing, and I like money more than I like getting a buzz.

The fact that our government is spending billions upon billions of dollars to chase after people who like to smoke a little dope before they hit up the taco bell drive through is ridiculous. If a grown adult chooses to smoke their braincells away why shouldn’t they be permitted to do so? It’s their brain and their problem. Alcohol also destroys brain cells. It also destroys marriages, friendships and alot of people’s lives in general but they can have commercials on TV!

You may be yelling at your computer screen by now “WHAT ABOUT OUR KIDS DIPSHIT!!” “MARIJUANA IS A GATEWAY DRUG!!!!” To that I would say, You’re right. It is a gateway drug. 

Do you know why so many teenagers use marijuana? Because it’s easier for them to get a bag of weed than it is a wine cooler! If you go to any high school, public or private I guarantee 90% of the kids know who to go see if they want to buy some pot. While maybe 20% of the kids may have a connection to get alcohol. These stats are simply based on my memories from about 10 years ago when I was in high school. And I went to school in a good neighborhood also.

If you legalize marijuana and sell it at 7-11 who of legal age, be it 18 or 21 is going to buy it from the dealer on the corner? No one! The corner dealer makes a high % of profits on weed, and benefits from marijuana being a gateway to other things. But if marijuana is sold in the store, HE GOES OUT OF BUSINESS! He’ll have to get a real job. That guy on the corner won’t be able to survive without selling marijuana, he’ll be done for.

The government needs to quit wasting our tax money and reevaluate the laws on the books.

May 10, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Could Bob Barr win it all?

There is a scenario that has been going on inside my head where it may be possible for potential Libertarian party candidate Bob Barr to win the election this year. I know it’s far fetched but just hear me out.

If Hillary Clinton makes a strong showing in the democratic primaries tomorrow she will gain even more momentum going toward the convention. If she keeps it tight and loses by a narrow margin at the convention she could continue on as a independent candidate. We all know she’s a very headstrong woman that doesn’t easily put aside her political ambitions. She did stay married to Bill after all the crap he put her through after all. If she feels she has the momentum she could go for it. That would effectively split the Democratic vote down the middle.

You may say. “Wouldn’t this just favor McCain?’ and it could potentially. But with the dems split it would be theoretically possible to take the presidency with 25% of the popular vote. Republicans would run away from McCain and toward Barr so fast it would make your head spin. The only reason so many republicans are sticking with McCain is because they see it as the lesser of two evils. With the dems split voting for a 3rd party candidate wouldn’t be “throwing your vote away”. It would be a legitimate choice. Barr could also pick up votes from civil liberties democrats who would be sick of the fighting between Obama and Hillary. And don’t forget about the millions who sit home every election cycle because they are tired of picking the lesser of two evils. They could come out in droves!

While this scenario is a extreme longshot, probably the product of my having to much free time today. It would be nice to see it play out this way. I wonder what kind of odds I could get from Vegas on this? Maybe I’ll call Wayne Allyn Root and ask him!

May 5, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bob Barr speaks on the issues in a reason.tv video interview

Reason.tv has posted a video of potential Libertarian party candidate Bob Barr. It’s about 15 minutes long and covers a number of potent issues including the patriot act, the war in Iraq, the war on drugs and other issues important to libertarians and everyone else. I think he answers alot of the questions and concerns libertarians have about him. I personally am satisfied with alot of the answers, I know some of you will not be but I think most will be happy with it. Check it out it is well worthwhile. Just follow the link below.

http://reason.tv/video/show/398.html

April 29, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What a mess

Are you freakin kidding me?

 We are the most powerful, wealthiest nation in the world. There are about 300 million people within our borders. And you mean to tell me we can’t come up with anything better than the 3 stooges we’ve narrowed ourselves down too in our major party primaries?

What we’ve managed to snag ourselves are: two socialists and one big spending freedom limiting war waging maniac. Voting for the major party candidates this year is like playing Russian roulette with a fully loaded weapon.

This has been a wacky presidential season from early on. From the get go on the Democrat side it was Obama and Hillary. They didn’t have much competition. Richardson and Edwards made some noise but that petered out. And on the Republican side John McCain was pretty much the nominee by default. Mitt Romney looked and sounded like a Wall St. stock broker that leapt forward in time from 1986. Mike Huckleberry looked and sounded like the bible thumping yahoo he is. My boy Ron Paul never had a snowballs chance in hell because he’s trying to bring a party back to roots it has long forgotten. The current crop of bible thumping, big spending, morality dictating and foreign manipulating republicans have no interest in his Libertarian message of freedom and limited government.

But I digress. What we are left with is a cranky old man who may just wake up one day and want to bomb Uruguay. We have a shape shifting lady strait out of the xmen movies who changes her shape and beleifs in accordance with what the polls say. And we have a guy who beleives we need a change……. to socialism.

In our time of greatest need. In a time of war and economic trouble THIS IS ALL WE GOT!?!!?!? We need a strong libertarian candidate. Look in my other posts I make what I think is a good case for Bob Barr.

It is time to eject the Republican and Democrat monopoly. Find a 3rd party that represents what you beleive in. Wether it’s the greens, the reform party the socialist party or my personal political affiliate the libertarian party find one of them. Just do a google search for political parties there are plenty. Thirdpartywatch.com is a good resource also.

April 23, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Bob Barr should be the Libertarian candidate

 

Why Bob Barr should be the Libertarian candidate

I would like to start by saying in any other election season I would be pulling for Mary Ruwart big time. I love what she stands for but I think right now is the time for Bob Barr.

Bob Barr can accomplish more for the Libertarian party in this election than all of his predecessors combined. His exploratory committee polled him at 7% while zogby polled him at 2%. He has a level of mainstream traction without even announcing his candidacy. It is safe to say he will receive more face time with the media then his predecessors or opponents. He’s already been on a couple of programs including fox news prime time “Hannityand Colmes”. Although that nazi bastard Sean Hannity wouldn’t let him talk. If he’s polling well enough he could even manage to sneak into the debates as Ross Perot did. He can expose a world of people who have never heard of the Libertarian party to our message. There are alot of people with Libertarian ideals who think they are Republicans or Democrats. So many out there are stuck on the idea that there are only two viable parties and Bob could shake all that up in a big way. From what I’ve seen the media is in love with Barak Obama. They could give Bob Barr alot of publicity if they think it will eat away at McCain. Besides, the media loves a good show and likes to make it interesting. More publicity for Barr is good for every other Libertarian running for all levels of office nationwide. The more the word gets out about our principles the more people will like what they hear.

Bob will bring the Paulites. Ron Paul’s supporters of which I can count myself will support Bob Barr. Will they support other LP candidates? I’m not sure a percentage of them probably will but many will go back to their dorms and stay home election day or write in Ron’s name which will not accomplish much. The Paulites bring alot of energy and generous campaign donations. Bob Barr will have a bankroll the likes of which the libertarian party has never seen. I suspect it would be possible for Dr. Paul to endorse Bob Barr after the Republican convention. Mr. Barr also has the respect of alot of pissed off Republican voters who can’t stomach McCain. He could be a viable outlet for them to cast protest votes.

If Bob Barr can have some measure of success such as getting 10% of the popular vote. I beleive 10% is a reachable number just with the paulites and pissed off Republicans. Or maybe just maybe (I’m probably dreaming) take a libertarian leaning state like Alaska or Montana it would solve our ballot access problems for years to come.

I’m not a fan of some things he’s done in the past. He has gone a long ways toward redeeming himself. He’s worked with the ACLU. He’s worked with Marijuana groups. He’s worked with the NRA. I believe in his conversion because I underwent a similar one about 6 years ago. He’s burnt his bridges with the GOP. He’s introduced Al Gore of all people at a function. He has stood behind Ron Paul’s campaign and introduced him at CPAC. He’s railed against the Bush administration several times. He’s been against the Patriot Act, even though he voted for it on the condition that it include a sunset clause. Any one of those is more than enough to get your membership in the GOP permanently revoked.

Even if he isn’t in perfect lockstep with the platform I’d say he’s at least 90% let’s not let the other 10% get in the way. I know he’s come out in favor of the “fair tax” that we all hate but we will not go from all the taxes we have now to no taxes overnight. I think the “fair tax” is probably a way to “ween” government and people off of taxes. I think it would produce far less revenue for the federal government which would force them to live within a smaller budget by eliminating programs. After that we can continue to take it further. We have a chance to make a impact and to bring our party into the limelight and advance our cause. Put our views up to mainstream scrutiny and see if we pass the test. I suspect we shall.

Thank you for reading! Please feel free to comment on whatever the hell you feel like. I would never dream of restricting anyones first amendment rights. I do ask however for some constructive criticism this is my first blog let me know what you think!

April 18, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , | 4 Comments