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Libertarians relish spoiler role in Kentucky
governor’s race as Bevin trails

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Posted By: Moritz55, 11/6/2019 2:40:05 PM

Kentucky’s Libertarian Party appears to be relishing its role as a potential spoiler in the state’s gubernatorial contest – as incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin trails the state's Democratic attorney general in the results of the closely watched contest Tuesday. "We are always happy to split the vote in a way that causes delicious tears. Tonight there are plenty of delicious tears from Bevin supporters," the party said in a Facebook post Tuesday night.


What’s sad is the joy they take in enabling bad government.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: hammondb3 11/6/2019 2:42:55 PM (No. 228500)
Libertarians just lost at least 3 notches on my respect stick.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: NYbob 11/6/2019 2:47:14 PM (No. 228505)
Every libertarian I've known has a major issue with Republicans far more than rats. They just can't admit they are drones for rats. Their grasp of the big picture and battles vs a war is an inch wide and a hair's width deep.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 11/6/2019 3:04:50 PM (No. 228524)
My Libertarian friend used to refer to himself as "The party with principle". Thanks for clearing this up.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: TexaTucky 11/6/2019 3:06:16 PM (No. 228527)
The guy who thinks he's so much smarter than people who don't think like he does is usually the liberal. The guy who thinks he's so much smarter than absolutely everyone everywhere is usually the libertarian. And his lips are permanently pursed. Maybe that’s just from the doobies.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: jimincalif 11/6/2019 3:07:07 PM (No. 228529)
I changed my registration to libertarian in the late 80s, when it became apparent to me that even Reagan wasn't really rolling back government, and the difference between R and D is just how quickly we hand over our total control of our lives to government. I am not a member of the L party and I typically vote for viable conservative candidates. From my perspective Donald Trump is the first president in my 60 years who is actually implementing some libertarian principles. I am happy to support him. I hope he survives and remakes the Republican party into something that is a true alternative to big government dems/socialists. I don't like my vote to be a spoiler, but I also think conservative small government ideas are damaged by RINOs.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 11/6/2019 3:14:15 PM (No. 228532)
What's interesting is there are enough problems with the election that it will probably be decided by the State Legislature under Kentucky laws -- who would then be required to appoint the Attorney General (the conservative black guy) as the Governor. Blevins is not a great guy and not a good candidate. The AG? Just won statewide in a landslide. That's better than a straight up win.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Starboard_side 11/6/2019 3:26:18 PM (No. 228539)
Libertarians could have more clout if they worked within the Republican party as they'd be a solid block of voters. But, they also tend to be the group who are single-issue, and the "take my ball home" types when they don't get their way. As far as #5's concerns about rolling back government, that's not so easy to do. Reagan couldn't remove the Dept. of Education which was just established a couple years before he became president. There is still the Rural Electrification Department, and I'm sure we have completed that endeavor decades ago. And, once Harry Reid installed the CR (Continuing Authorization) process and no one needed to propose or vote on a budget (making difficult decisions) there was no real mechanism to use the power of the purse any longer.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Highlander 11/6/2019 3:34:05 PM (No. 228541)
We got eight years of Bill Clinton thanks to so-called independents and libertarians. All the libertarians I met were mostly crotchety misanthropes. Remember, I wrote “ mostly.”
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Reply 9 - Posted by: 66Strat 11/6/2019 3:36:51 PM (No. 228542)
I wonder how much relish they will feel living under Socialism - the inevitable result of their hissy fits.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: valinva 11/6/2019 3:46:00 PM (No. 228544)
Libertarian: def 1. A Democrat without the D def 2. an AHOLE
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Reply 11 - Posted by: edgar 11/6/2019 3:59:38 PM (No. 228547)
I guess a KY Libertarian wants more government in their life. So, mission accomplished. Enjoy higher taxes, more regulations to do such things as: outlaw the use of straws, create sanctuary cities, outlaw gun ownership, and create a socialist society with more government control and less individual responsibility. Those delicious tears can be a beotch.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: HerbVA 11/6/2019 4:06:35 PM (No. 228550)
Now I get it: the party opposed to big government enables the election of a democrat. Darn Libertarians really are a smart bunch.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: planetgeo 11/6/2019 4:11:39 PM (No. 228553)
Hard to take ANY Libertarian seriously any more of they are happy that they helped elect a Democrat. Libertarians can't on the one hand stand on the principle of less government and on the other hand help elect the candidates who want total government control over every aspect of our lives. If so, your claims of being the real conservatives are fake, fake, fake.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: fayebeck 11/6/2019 4:13:41 PM (No. 228556)
Delicious tears? What drivel. But, Libertarians are RIGHT. Just ask one of the obnoxious ones.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 11/6/2019 4:23:45 PM (No. 228559)
#3 Or losers, as I like to call them.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 11/6/2019 4:35:48 PM (No. 228567)
I despise Libertarians. They are destructive, foolish children, with silly, impractical view which cannot actually accomplish what they perport to want. This is what is wrong with Rand Paul. There is something like a 50-60% overlap between conservatives and Libertarians, so it is easy to get fooled into supporting them. But they WILL stab you in the back...."accidentally" of course, as they pig headedly stick to their stupid ideas REGARDLESS of the real world results of their actions.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: 49 Ford 11/6/2019 5:06:06 PM (No. 228585)
Libertarianism is an essentially self-centered and myopic notion. I've never had much respect for those people. They have handed many state and congressional races over to the Dems. In thirty years of living in what used to be electoral knife's edge Virginia I saw that happen many times. And # 7 is right about the size of government. There will never be a national consensus to shrink it. "Less intrusive" is a much more realistic goal than shrinkage.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: BarryNo 11/6/2019 7:35:17 PM (No. 228704)
I had always heard Libertarians wanted more freedom. This response suggests its just another label of the Alt.Left.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: cactus 11/6/2019 8:32:55 PM (No. 228728)
If it’s going to be a close race, count on a Libertarian and/or Green Party candidate running too. I’m convinced the Democrats will find someone to run on that ticket. I’ve seen too many Republicans lose when that happens. That’s how Bill Clinton won and also, Gabby Giffords, from my district in Arizona.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Chuzzles 11/6/2019 8:40:04 PM (No. 228730)
Can we watch them explain face to face why they are so interested in destroying the success of others? Isn't their philosophy supposed to be everyone should be left to live their own lives the way they want to? Please explain libertarians, why its okay to interfere in other's lives? You are all a bunch of loathsome hypocrites
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