Thursday, November 04, 2010

Will Libertarians Stay In the Tent Now?

Prof. Glenn has a VERY interesting comment from a reader here that I will cut and paste. Voila:
"I was a three term Republican Precinct Chairman from George W’s first run for Governor until I retired from active politics due to my health. I say this because I have a certain amount of experience in working politics.
During those three terms I noticed who did what. The Country Club Republicans put up most of the money and provided meeting places. Important.
The religeous right provided a lot of work. It was they that walked precincts and they that worked phone banks. Very important.
The libertarians talked. The libertarians also complained. They were always too busy taking and complaining to do any work.
Perhaps things are different now, I don’t know. I have been retired for twelve years. Yet from what I have read, it’s still the same, the RR folks working, the CC folks contributing and the libertarians talking about how the other two groups are RUINING EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!
I would like to say that this has changed for I have a pretty big “leave me alone” streak when it comes to politics. I got involved through my work with a shooting club, the 2A is my big issue. Yet I see no trace of a change. The libertarian wing will suck the hind tit until y’all stop talking and start working."

Although I don't see myself as part of either group, I would also add another virtue of the Country Club Republicans and the Religious Right is that they don't easily get bamboozled by slick politicians. Obama got elected because core traditional Republicans stayed home AND (nobody talks about this) what I call the Great Libertarian Flake Out.


Blogger D.W. Drang said...

My friend Joe Waldron (COL, USMC, Ret., "Our Man In Olympia) describes a Libertarian as "someone who can argue esoteric political theory all day, but has to wear velcro shoes, because he can't handle laces."

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