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Reason poll: Young libertarians favored
Obama over Romney by 10 points

Hot Air, by Allahpundit

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/12/2012 4:51:42 AM

Some conservatives I know think libertarianism is less a serious ideological commitment than an affectation of certain social liberals who relish the idea of political independence. Why be something as banal as a Democrat when you can embrace Democratic social policies while leveraging the romantic intellectual outsider libertarian brand instead? This won’t change their minds, I’m thinking:(Snip for graphic)Obvious caveat here: The voters described as “libertarian” didn’t self-identify that way. They’re presumptive libertarians based on the fact that they prefer small government and legal weed — not a bad rough gauge of political sympathies, but surely not foolproof.

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We´re doomed. Even the libertarians voted "gimme".

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pickle1, 12/12/2012 5:05:21 AM     (No. 9060877)

If they vote Obama, they are not anything near independence.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: locarno, 12/12/2012 5:17:52 AM     (No. 9060889)

Personally, I´m not really buying into this. According to the article, these voters did not self-identify as Libertarians, they´re merely being grouped into that label by the pollster. So there´s a large grain of salt right there on this. Nevertheless, the chart accompanying the article was quite illuminating. So, basically they´re saying that voters who lean Conservative, want to ban pot, and favor free markets over government meddling still voted for Obama over Romney?

That leaves only two possibilities: One, the voters of this country are hopelessly stupid and the country is totally screwed. Two, the media succeeded in pulling the wool over uninformed sheeple who simply voted for whom the media told them to vote for. God help us.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/12/2012 5:21:49 AM     (No. 9060894)

I´m sure a lot of Ron Paul supporters wound up voting for Obama because he´s their next best chance at legalizing pot.

Supposedly these same people don´t want us doing world interventions but middle east uprisings and overthrows,supported by Obama are fine.

Libertarians also didn´t seem all that upset about Obamacare either which tramples on people´s freedom of choice.

I have a strong libertarian streak myself but it´s based on free enterprise and people making the most o fthe opportunity this country presents.We´re importing people from far away lands that are more American in their work ethic than Americans themselves.

Samuelson´s article about a lost generation of workers wasn´t a condemnation of Obama´s anti-capitalism policies but the "economy" as an inert entity took the blame.

This country would have already been feeling revived if Romney got elected because he proposed real hope. People sitting on their butts wanting a government rescue will be the real Obama victims at some point.Once your 25 or so and have no work experience,you´re dead meat in the workforce,especially if you´re a stoner..

Binge drinking by young people isn´t getting the attention it should either.When you have people in their early 20´s who are already alcoholics,who pays for their upkeep as they get older and more useless?

Liberatrians to some exptnt think everything is Ok as long as you don´t infringe on other people´s rights. That´s fine in theory as long as you have responsible people in the process. But progressive libertarianism is a free for all inflicting damage on taxpayers or family members at some point.

These people push sex free for alls and now we see STD´s skyrocketing in NYC. Some taxpayer will have to pay for this treatment.These are the type people that will be added to medicaid expansion under Obamacare.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: Kane Toad, 12/12/2012 6:02:19 AM     (No. 9060917)

"To keep your republic you need a free press and educated voters."

we have neither.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mws50, 12/12/2012 7:01:45 AM     (No. 9060972)

The 65 million incredibly ignorant voters that elected our Buffoon-in-Chief is a problem. It is not our major problem.

The 82 million lazy, clueless eligible voters that did not bother to vote seems to be a larger problem. 31.5% of the "eligible" voters re-elected the dufus.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 12/12/2012 7:16:21 AM     (No. 9060981)

These "young Libertarians" are NOT Libertarians.

Minimum Government. Maximum Freedom.

That is a Libertarian. Look it up.
http://www.lp.org/


The Media is once again distorting the facts.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: ramona, 12/12/2012 8:35:57 AM     (No. 9061113)

How fine is the line between a Libertarian and a Libertine?
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 8 - Posted by: kahunavol, 12/12/2012 8:40:39 AM     (No. 9061120)

Early morning snifter clink to #7!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/12/2012 9:37:57 AM     (No. 9061227)

Now that defines Losertarian!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: William1, 12/12/2012 10:34:20 AM     (No. 9061369)

I think I understand now. Apparently a majority of the "libertarians" are asking us to pay for their portion of the government they don´t want.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: toddh, 12/12/2012 10:48:10 AM     (No. 9061408)

This is one of the many reasons (haha, see what I did there?) Ayn Rand despised Libertarians.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: zoidberg, 12/12/2012 11:14:42 AM     (No. 9061488)

Libertarians: Free Minds, Free Markets.
Libertines: Dope and Strange!

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