Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Libertarians Never Get To Win

After publishing my Harry Reid parody of "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," I sent out an e-mail to a few of my friends to ask them to promote it.

I shared the link to it and wrote: "Share this with everyone you know! We have got to take our country back and laugh these lunatics to scorn!"

Well one of my friends forwarded the link and message to her cousin who responded: "Fortunately, we just accomplished taking our country back from the lunatics."

That attitude is so prevalent among Democrats and Republicans alike (that the people in "that other" party are the clueless ones), even though the leadership of both parties over the past couple decades has been virtually indistinguishable, that I felt the need to share the comment with you along with my response.

In truth my Harry Reid song, my e-mail accusation of lunacy at our highest levels of leadership, and this entire website as a whole are not partisan rants directed at the Democrats. I equally criticize and ridicule the leaders of both parties because they are often both equally inclined to support critically flawed and ridiculous policies.

Anyways, here was my response to my friend:

I think your cousin means that the Republicans are the lunatics- sadly I think in a lot of cases your cousin is correct! That's just it- I don't take sides- I harshly criticize both because both parties are leading us down the wrong path. I wish your cousin could see that the Democrats are doing all the very same things that probably irk your cousin when the Republicans do them. I wish I could feel like your cousin, that we have taken our country back from the wrong kind of leadership, but every four years one half or the other of this country feels that way and I never get to feel that way! I always just lose : (

=W=

5 comments:

Lance T. Pfeifer said...

I feel the same way. :( Whoopee! The Republicans are going to win back seats in 2010.

While it will be nice to have a counter balance to the extreme left-hand tilt that we have right now, it will end up being more of the same in the end I'm afraid.

As always, most of the GOP candidates will espouse Libertarian principles to win elections. Then, once firmly ensconsed in their comfy seats...they will do do their part to grow the size and power of government.

The Tea Party movement is the only possible interesting variable in 2010, but we'll just have to wait and see what it wants to be when it grows up.

Alexander James Fremont said...

Two Chreers for bi-partisan insults!

But remember: The Democrats tell you that they're going to take away your freedom and the Republicans lie about it

W. E. Messamore said...

What both of you are saying is the reason why I am trying to take as active a role as possible in the Republican Party right now and supporting the correct candidates within its primaries. The GOP will probably gain seats- the question is whether or not true libertarians will fill those seats.

Todd said...

Oh, I think that libertarian philosophy will increase in the political areana.

There are plenty of 'liberal-socialist' that will work with libertarians on many issues.

The FED, wars, and privacy rights to name a few.

W. E. Messamore said...

I think you're probably right. I certainly hope so.

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