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Old 11-08-2012, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Far SW Denver/SE Lakewood
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Well, as a long time Republican, I am very much interested now in the Libertarian party. Could you provide me some good links where I can educate myself?

But I honestly have to say your childish, classeless, tasteless, name calling does NOTHING to sell most people on anything. Just FYI.
I can help you out...it is a list of the most visited libertarian websites.

The Most Visited Libertarian Websites
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:29 AM
 
Location: South East
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I can help you out...it is a list of the most visited libertarian websites.

The Most Visited Libertarian Websites
Thank you!!

I will start reading this evening.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:30 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I kind of like the idea of the Republicans letting all the crazy Tea Partiers and evangelical neo-conservative form a new party. That would let the moderate Republicans rebuild their party to what it used to be before, when we didn't have a dysfunctional, non-compromising House standing in the way of moving this country forward. I liked it days when you go into the voting booth knowing that which ever presidential candidate won, the country would be in good, caring and qualified hands. The Republican field of candidates only had two good candidates this time around and they didn't make it out of the primaries.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:38 AM
 
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Packing the crazies and racists away into their own party won't work. That's basically what the Tea party was but the people who control the silver purse strings (Koch bros) will force the groups back into a whole or astroturf it because otherwise the Republican vote will be too split to get any candidates voted in.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:50 AM
 
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We need a Cain Party and the mascot could be a Pikachoo
hahahhahahahha!!!

Leave it too us New Jerseyians to still have a "sense of humor"!
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Cain just realized that the republican party will never nominate a black man.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY/Bayonne, NJ
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hahahhahahahha!!!

Leave it too us New Jerseyians to still have a "sense of humor"!
Well I am from all over the country, only been in New Jersey for the summer. I was raised in Virginia, made Oregon my adult hometown, and migrated to NYC and found myself on the New Jersey side....though I will say, Jersey people get a bad rep, you guys are some great people and I have really enjoyed my time on this side of the Hudson.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:09 AM
 
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I kind of like the idea of the Republicans letting all the crazy Tea Partiers and evangelical neo-conservative form a new party. That would let the moderate Republicans rebuild their party to what it used to be before, when we didn't have a dysfunctional, non-compromising House standing in the way of moving this country forward. I liked it days when you go into the voting booth knowing that which ever presidential candidate won, the country would be in good, caring and qualified hands. The Republican field of candidates only had two good candidates this time around and they didn't make it out of the primaries.

Coming from an Obama supporter, Romney was not a bad candidate. He's a smart, polished guy. He only has a very small part in the blame for his loss...the secret video was a bad, that's on him. However, if the President had shown up to the first debate awake, that would have had almost as much value for Obama as the video.

The following things are as or more important than Romney's strength as a candidate
1) refusing to raise taxes on the wealthy, no matter what.
2) A number of frighteningly dumb and/or scary comments by Republican Senate candidates about women.
3)The Republican platform on immigration which many Latinos view as being against them.

I think if you could get Chris Christie on a diet and have him back off a bit on the gruffness, he'd be the perfect candidate for the new GOP post dumping the Tea Party. He can make inroads in the Midwest and Northeast.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:53 AM
 
Location: California
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Well, as a long time Republican, I am very much interested now in the Libertarian party. Could you provide me some good links where I can educate myself?:
If you didn't vote for Ron Paul in the primaries then your values probably aren't a libertarian. I think it's funny how all these Republicans who are dissatisfied with their parties election performance are now trying to call themselves libertarian, instead of just voting for better candidates in their own party.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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If you didn't vote for Ron Paul in the primaries then your values probably aren't a libertarian. I think it's funny how all these Republicans who are dissatisfied with their parties election performance are now trying to call themselves libertarian, instead of just voting for better candidates in their own party.
Exactly. Gary Johnson also started the race as a Republican and changed horses when he realized he wasn't going to get any support from within his party.
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