The lady never learns. “I am a Republican stalwart!”
The biggest current danger for Republicans is that idiots will vote for Libertarian candidates in do-or-die Senate elections, including Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina and Colorado. (That’s in addition to the “Independent” in Kansas who’s a Democrat.) Democratic candidates don’t have to put up with this crap — they’re even trying to dump the official Democrat in Kansas to give the stealth Democrat a better shot.
When we’re all dying from lack of health care across the United States of Mexico, we’ll be deeply impressed with your integrity, libertarians.
Which brings me to my final assignment this week: If you are considering voting for the Libertarian candidate in any Senate election, please send me your name and address so I can track you down and drown you.
What has the Republican Party done for liberty lately?
In foreign policy? (How about war?)
In federal spending? (Remember Bush II’s drug prescription law?)
Deficits? (Remember Reagan? Remember Bush II?)
Supreme Court? (Chief Justice “ObamaCare” Roberts?)
But we are supposed to vote for them, no matter what. We must sanction them. We must give them legitimacy.
And when they sell us out, we are supposed to stay quiet and re-elect them.
Fifty years ago, I learned this rule: “If a politician thinks you are in his hip pocket, you will get sat on.” This rule is never violated.
How does a small voting bloc keep from getting sat on? By voting for a third party in tight races. By inflicting pain on the sellouts.
Electoral politics is all about inflicting pain.
The voters in New Hampshire and Florida who voted for Ralph Nader as a Green Party candidate instead of voting for Al Gore defeated Gore. The Democrats had pretended the greens were in their hip pocket. Dumb move. Nader sent them a message. They learned it well. When was the last time since November 2000 that a Democrat opposed the greens’ agenda?
Tea Party Republican voters whose candidates are defeated by centrist big spenders in the spring should vote libertarian in November. Every time.
Send them a message. “Don’t sit on us!”
Either they play ball with us, or we make sure they lose in November.
Thar’s hard ball.
Miss Coulter plays softball. Miss Coulter is a Republican stalwart.
If you do not want to be sat on, do not become anyone’s stalwart.
It’s not the next election that counts. It’s the election after that, when the sellout has been defeated, and there is no Republican incumbent. Libertarian voters threw the election to the Democrat the last time.
This is the message: “Give us what we want, or else you will lose in November. You saw what happened last time.” They saw very clearly what happened last time. They got the message.
Then take out the Democrat.
Any Republican who tells you that the next election is what counts is a Republican stalwart. “Sit on me!”
Vote Libertarian instead. Send the Republican stalwarts a message. “Give us what we want, or else you will lose.”
Fear. It’s all about fear. Either you inflict it, or else you are a victim of it.
The best election in November is where the Republican sellout loses by 1%, and the Libertarian gets 2%.
Stalwarts think “November election.” Ideologues think: “Don’t sit on us. If you want us back two elections from now, give us reasons.”
Don’t be afraid of Ann Coulter. Don’t be a Republican stalwart. It’s not the next election that counts. It’s the election after the next election.