Why Not to Vote For a Party

Neal Boortz ran the following item in his “Neal’s Nuze” online column today…

I HAVE NO IDEA WHY I EVEN GOT STARTED ON THIS LIST

Who knows .. .maybe I’ll include it in “Somebody’s Gotta Say It”! At any rate … it just occurred to me that it might be a good idea, being the negative person we all know that I am, to post some reasons why you shouldn’t’ vote for a particular political party. Everyone seems to be telling you why you should .. so here’s your why you shouldn’t list.

    Why you shouldn’t vote Republican

They have absolutely no fiscal discipline whatsoever. No congress has ever blown money on vote-buying programs quite like the current Republican congress has.

There are far too many Republicans who want to take their personal religious blueprints for behavior and make them law.

The seem unwilling to press the advantage when it is theirs to press.

They’re prudes.

Stem cell research.

Donald Wildmon

The McCain-Feingold Campaign Reform Act.

Democrats think that it’s odd that the jails are so full while our crime rate is going down.

The Medicare Prescription Drug benefit for the Gimme Generation

If they had their way, Terri Schiavo’s soul would still not be at rest.

They pay more attention to K Street than they do to the American workers and businessmen carrying the load.

They can’t even protect America’s borders.

Do you want your kids to come home from a government school and tell you that the Earth is only 6000 years old?

    Why you shouldn’t vote Democrat

They clearly will not defend America from Islamic Fascism … not now … not until the price of that defense is catastrophic.

They think terrorism is a law enforcement problem.

Their war against individualism.

They think America is great because of its government.

They seem to think that income is distributed, not earned.

They promote class warfare.

They have almost single-handedly destroyed black culture in America.

Hillary Clinton.

They’re joined at the hip with teacher’s unions.

Taxes can never be too high for Democrats.

They fully intend to destroy talk radio.

Their love of mob rule.

The fully intend to turn illegal aliens into Democrat voters.

Like the Republicans; they refuse to protect America’s borders

    Why your shouldn’t vote Libertarian

With over 50% of the American people harboring strong libertarian feelings, they can’t manage to mount a viable third-party campaign. How would they manage to govern?

Not only will they not defend America’s borders, they don’t really think the borders need defending.

Though philosophically they’re right, they fail to see that their “legalize drugs” agenda isn’t exactly a winner with the American people.

They never jumped on eminent domain abuse as the party agenda. People will react when they think their property rights are being threatened …. and the Libertarians couldn’t take advantage of this.

Have you seen the way some of the people at their convention dress?

17 Responses to “Why Not to Vote For a Party”

  1. Kyle B Says:

    I don’t get the Talk Radio comment about Democrats. is that really a reason not to vote for them. Disagree with his other statements about Democrats also. only one I agree with is “hilary clinton” If she is the Democratic nominee in 08 then this Democrat will be voting for someone else

  2. Richard Winger Says:

    If Neal Boortz thinks the Libertarian Party is so inept, why doesn’t he join it and take on a leadership role, and improve it? Anyone can stand back and criticize. A hero does something about it.

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  4. Sean Scallon Says:

    Boortz has been a fraud all his life. In the end he’ll vote for the Republicans and encourage others to do so regardless of how long the list is. If he had any integrity, he would start a campaign to tell conservative and libertarian voters not to vote for Republican incumbents to teach them a lesson because they’ll learn nothing if they win again.

  5. Daniel Ong Says:

    The LP’s new platform plank on immigration, which I voted for at the convention in Portland, seems to address the issue in both principled and realistic ways. Free trade should include freedom of movement of labor, but we should take appropriate measures to screen for dangerous persons.

    Incremental drug legalization is a winner at the polls. Denver legalized possession of small amounts of marijuana last year, to the surprise of most political observers, and Colorado and other states might follow this year. Everyday citizens are increasingly seeing the folly of concentrating police efforts on countering a created black market, leading to an increase in crimes of violence by suppliers and police alike.

    Emminent domain and other real property restrictions are a powerful motivator. I first became politically active (lobbying city council) when I looked into copying a home improvement my neighbor had and found it was now illegal for me (my neighbor’s property was grandfathered in) due to various “snob zoning” restrictions.

    And I talked briefly with Starchild at the LP Platform Committee meeting. He was dressed conventionally then, but I thought his later costume as the Statue of Liberty with an “I Miss America” sash was rather creative and colorful and a suitable political statement.

  6. Daniel Ong Says:

    The LP’s new platform plank on immigration, which I voted for at the convention in Portland, seems to address the issue in both principled and realistic ways. Free trade should include freedom of movement of labor, but we should take appropriate measures to screen for dangerous persons.

    Incremental drug legalization is a winner at the polls. Denver legalized possession of small amounts of marijuana last year, to the surprise of most political observers, and Colorado and other states might follow this year. Everyday citizens are increasingly seeing the folly of concentrating police efforts on countering a created black market, leading to an increase in crimes of violence by suppliers and police alike.

  7. Daniel Ong Says:

    Emminent domain and other real property restrictions are a powerful motivator. I first became politically active (lobbying city council) when I looked into copying a home improvement my neighbor had and found it was now illegal for me (my neighbor’s property was grandfathered in) due to various “snob zoning” restrictions.

    And I talked briefly with Starchild at the LP Platform Committee meeting. He was dressed conventionally then, but I thought his later costume as the Statue of Liberty with an “I Miss America” sash was rather creative and colorful and a suitable political statement.

  8. Daniel Ong Says:

    Here’s a related article I think readers might be interested in:

    “Take this Test! (Non-voting with a difference!)”
    by Dennis D. Hayes

    If you are considering not voting at all, Dennis suggests you cast a vote for a third party simply as a way of reminding those in power that you are there and can remove them from power if enough of you organize.

    Some do not vote at all as a matter of principle, that it just encourages them, the politicians. But third parties exist partly to provide a way to send a message to the two major parties. And they even win now and then.

  9. Joey Dauben Says:

    I don’t know much about this Starchild child, but that’s definitely the kinda kook that keeps the LP from holding credibility in places.

    I’m surprised the Texas media hasn’t picked up on Badnarik’s campaign, but maybe it’s just the Dallas media not carrying anything.

  10. Nigel Watt Says:

    Dallas media is owned by Belo, which has a mysterious fear of talking about Libertarians.

  11. Eric Sundwall Says:

    Most candidates have to make some deal with a party in order to even run. Very few are wealthy enough to afford the petitioning process.
    Thus, the idea of not voting for a party is kind of superfulous.

    On would imagine that if the LP were to assume power, that a great deal
    of time would be spent deconstructing. Thus reducing the possibilities of government wrong doing would do down on an aggregate level.

    If Starchild is not accepted, who’s next ?

  12. Chris Campbell Says:

    Thanks for noting he is a fraud. He is far more NeoCon then LP. He is war mongerer and is for the fraud known as Flat Tax (never mind how high that will go, as few do NOT buy something Occ). ANother chance for Feds to grab money and spend like no 2-morrow. take the $$$ from them and deprive them of all funding otherthan 18 things laid out in Articles of Constitution.

  13. undercover_anarchist Says:

    This is interesting, though. I have only heard his show a few times, in which he exposed himself to be a genocidal racist. I saw him on CSPAN pimping the bogus “Fair Tax.” I have rarely, if ever, heard him express a libertarian idea. So it was refreshing to see him criticize the GOP from a mostly (though not entirely) libertarian perspective. He now ranks a 2 on a scale from 1-100, up from a 0.

  14. Chris Campbell Says:

    Every…save you is
    1.Theocrat
    2.racist
    3_ phobe

    You are right, though, he rarely is a Libertarian.

  15. Eric Dondero Says:

    Right on Neal We luv ya man. This commentary was ABSOLUTELY 100% RIGHT ON

    But Neal misses the obvious choice:

    Vote Republican Liberty Caucus

    Can’t bring yourself to vote for Religious Right GOPers who are not fighting the War on Islamo-Fascism hard enough, just vote for the RLC-backed libertarian Republicans.

    Neal is dead on about the Libertarian Party. So much lost opportunity.

    But then again, what can you say about a political party who believes that Michael Badnarik and George Phillies are just as qualified to run for President as an elected Libertarian like Sheriff Masters, Judge Gray, Mayor Ed Thompson, City Councilman Andy Lochridge or Federal Appointee Tom Knapp.

  16. Eric Dondero Says:

    Slight criticism of Neal’s piece. He overplays the religious right influence in the GOP these days. Yeah, they’re there, but they are in no way dominant like they were back in the 1980s and even in the 90s.

    Look at Bush. He himself appointed a Pro-Choicer Ann Davidson as RNC Co-Chair. His Administration just virtually legalized RU-486.

    Bush & Co. mouthe the RR line sometimes. But these days it’s the libertarian wing that’s gaining more dominance.

    Hell, a guy who is not a libertarian, but who has a very libertarian image, Rudolph Guiliani may in fact be the next GOP Presidential candidate. He’s definitely NOT from the religious right wing.

  17. Eric Dondero Says:

    Comment to Richard Winger:

    Boortz did attend the LP National Convention in Atlanta and was protested for speaking by some radical Libertarians, because he favored the War on Islamo-Fascism.

    Why do you think Boortz would be more welcome in the LP these days?

    There’s a whole constituency in the electorate that not’s being well-represented:

    Fiscally conservative/socially tolerant yet Pro-Defense voters.

    The only SINGLE HOME they have is with the Republican Liberty Caucus. The LP could have these voters but chooses to side with the Anti-American, Islamo-Fascist loving foreign policy Left-wingers.

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