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Why the GOP?

Isnt it time we regroup and consider all Liberty candidates?

Other than Ron Paul's memberhsip in the republican party, after November 2012, what good reason is there for us to continue discussing how we remake the gop?

screw the gop, lets see who in the democrats wants our support?

there are two choices.
give money to folks who dont deserve it - welfare
or KILL folks who dont deserve it - WARFARE

which is a more moral/principled ground to be coming from?

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Um, it looks like somebody

forgot our current Drone War president is a Democrat.

I think

this needs further discussion.

We need to open our field of view.
Can anyone tell me why we'd keep our support in the gop and not move to the democrats?

Jackson County Georgia

War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
Thomas Jefferson

You are talking about starting from scratch

Friend, we worked so hard to get where we are. We elected comrades to party positions in every state, even up to the position of national committeemen. It was hard and took about five years. This was the most successful libertarian campaign of all time and it has profoundly affected the party -- albeit not enough! You suggest we walk away from what we have built in order to ... to what? Build it again with another color label?

Beyond this, have you ever actually tried to hold a libertarian event or even booth with the Democratic Party? Or are you just talking? I ask because it is HARD. Remember, the GOP has a small government (largely rhetorical) tradition but the Dems do not. They seem to like us when we are causing problems for Republicans, but get ready for some serious exclusion went we try to enter their tent!

Dem politicos are not cool like our non-political Democrat friends or even radical ideological types. The Dem establishment is WORSE. True.

I dont necessarily disagree, however . . .

you said - "profoundly effected the party".
I say - ahahahahahahahahah!

HOW? Please enlighten me as to anything that has changed. Heres a hint.
Begin with the following topics:
- WAR
- Budget/government size cuts
- civil rights - dont forget NDAA and patriot act extensions

Jackson County Georgia

War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
Thomas Jefferson

We should support all candidates who support our views.

Right now, there is a Democratuc Senatorial candidate in TN who was a Ron Paul supporter.

who is it?

and should we money bomb for this person?

we dont have to take over the democrat party, but we could help liberty minded candidates.

Jackson County Georgia

War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
Thomas Jefferson

I don't remember his name. He's running against Coburn.

The chances of getting a moneybomb going for liberty candidates is virtually impossible because most of them running disagree with Ron Paul on one or two issues. Most here on the DP demand sinless perfection.