Wednesday, November 7, 2012

As the Republican Party disintegrates . . .

This is painful to watch, but as enthralling as a slow-motion accident.

A Tea Party editorial compares Romney's loss to Confederate defeat:

Along a ridge at a cemetery, a stone wall marks the farthest advance of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Pickett’s Charge at the battle of Gettysburg marked what historians call the high watermark of the Confederacy, the crowded moment when the war to preserve America’s constitutional system would prevail or die. Lincoln’s Army of the Potomac held the stone wall and stopped Lee’s attempt to preserve the South’s slaveocracy. 
Tuesday night, America’s political right and the Republican Party hit a stone wall and, like Lee’s army, they will never recover. In spite of extraordinary get-out-the-vote efforts by the Tea Party and Republican activists, President Obama sailed to an easy victory over his rival Mitt Romney. Election night analysis showed that access to free contraception and abortion-on-demand were key elements explaining Obama’s victory. Suburban women accomplished what King George III, the Kaiser, Hitler and Stalin failed to do – end America.

I think it’s time for the so-called “Tea Party” to leave the Republican party completely and go off on its own.
I know those are words of heresy to many but the concept of some sort of bastardized political party where we incorporate Democrats and call them Republicans is not what Conservatives in this country want. 
Nationally, Libertarian Republican publisher Eric Dondero gives up on the entire political process and embraces everything from de-friending Democrats on Facebook to armed insurrection:
Secondly, today starts a new course for my life. I've soured on electoral politics given what happened last night. I believe now the best course of action is outright revolt. What do I mean by that?
Well, to each his own. Some may choose to push secession in their state legislatures. Others may choose to leave the U.S. for good (Costa Rica, Switzerland, Italy, Argentina, Hong Kong, Israel). Still others may want to personally separate themselves from the United States here in North America while still living under communist rule' the Glenn Beck, grab your guns, food storage, build bunkers, survivalist route. I heartily endorse all these efforts.
That means we can look forward to an unprecedented federal assault on individual liberties and states’ rights, as the Obama administration strives to control everything from private education to county-level marriage licensing. We can look forward to attempts to censor the Internet in the name of combatting terrorism, piracy, and corporate control. We can look forward to more wars in oil-rich countries, and more spy drones in the skies over our neighborhoods and schools. We can look forward to carefully planned, historic inflation, as the Federal Reserve quantitatively eases the economy towards an inevitable currency collapse. We can look forward to attacks on religious liberty, as more people of faith are forced to fund activities which violate their convictions.
Get it?  The country is dead.  America died yesterday at the ballot box.  Those damn suburban women used their wicked ways to kill the Confederate Republicans at Cemetery Ridge, when all the Romney Rebels wanted to do was stand up for the right of the government to define legitimate rape.

Irony?  You want irony?  I will give it to you, although it will only make sense to folks who actually live in Delaware.

I just want to congratulate all of the winners, in all of the races.  I will be putting up a more in-depth post later, but right now I am operating on about eight hours of sleep in the last forty-eight hours. 
  I will just say that between the local wins and the state and national losses, it is a bitter-sweet day, but we are Americans and we will get up go to work, we will see our mistakes and attempt to correct them, because after all, we are still the greatest nation, with the freest system of governance in the world. 
 God Bless us all and the United States of America ! 
Thank you, Frank Knotts, apparently the sanest Republican in Delaware the day after election day.

16 comments:

pandora said...

Oh my! Such dramatics.

I actually agree with Pat Fish - The Tea Party should leave the Republican Party. Of course, there wouldn't really be much of a Republican Party left if the Tea Party walks... after behaving like rowdy Frat boys who trashed the place.

Duffy said...

It's not over and all the bluster about fleeing, revolution and such are histrionics that will blow over.

pandora said...

Which still leaves you with a big problem, Duffy. How do you get the factions within the GOP to agree on a platform? Do you go with being more conservative? More moderate? More Libertarian? Where do you see these factions coming together?

And while you're figuring that out, how do you see the GOP growing their demographics beyond the older, while male vote? Will the GOP change its platform on immigration, abortion, etc.? Because that has to happen if the Republican Party plans to exist.

paulie said...

A picture is worth a thousand words, so:

http://www.kcconfidential.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Crying+Baby+Natural+High+for+Some+Moms.jpg

As for me - I am pretty happy. Message from John Mills below the dashes:

-------------------------


Wow! What an election night.

I have been a political activist with the LP now for almost 40 years - dating to my vote for Roger McBride in '76.

Almost always - without fail - I find myself on the losing end of every vote on everything. It's the life of the avant-garde - always pushing forward into the future, but never having the support of the vision-less masses mired in the past.

BUT THIS YEAR, WOW!

OK, Gary Johnson did not win, but he got well over a million votes - even while being totally shut out and ignored by all major media. OK, Richard Sanders (Washington State's overtly libertarian supreme court justice) did not win . . . hmmmm. BUT in Washington State:

I-74 the same-sex marriage initiative PASSED. (Endorsed by LPWA,)
I-502 legalizing pot PASSED. (Endorsed by LPWA.)
Charter schools PASSED. (Endorsed, I think, by LPWA.)
The supermajority to raise taxes PASSED (again, and by almost a 2-1 margin). (Endorsed by LPWA,)
On both advisory votes as to tax increases approved by the legislature last year - both bills were REJECTED by voters.
In Pierce County (where I live) a proposal to raise taxes to fund mass transit - REJECTED

In short, I find that on almost everything, I'm on the WINNING side of the election. YIKES!!

Forty years ago, when I was confronted often with people who asked "Why to the librarians need a political party?" and when I was arguing for legalized pot and social tolerance, together with fiscal sanity, the voting results today were kind of "over the rainbow" - I was hoping with hard work, maybe my kids would see those things come to pass. But, here it is, happening right now.

And, to top it - the faux-liberty party, the ersatz-liberty party, the dang spoiler for our cause, the Rs, IMPLODED, showing that their socially intolerant agenda dooms them to failure, thus paving the way for our eventual success. I mean, really, if they can't win the presidency this year, they are really cooked. Wow!

Plus, in what just really rows my boat, the blowhard Wayne Root, along with the insufferable Michael Medved,who both predicted a sweeping Romney victory, were bitch-slapped - basically given the "sit down and shut up" treatment.

And, to top all that - look at http://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/results where you will see state-by-state vote totals reported . . . for Obama, Romney - AND JOHNSON!!!!! Forty years ago, that would be unimaginable.

We are rapidly arriving in the promised land. I think, it could be summed up in Gary's tag-line: America: "You are Libertarian."

I know that you all put in hours and hours of mostly thankless work; often without any real feedback that's positive.

Just wanted to say: You Rock!

One other tidbit - in my state senate district, a guy named Jack Connelly ran. He's a very, very wealthy lawyer who is basically a Republican in a heavily D district. He put (rumor has it) nearly a million dollars into his campaign - way off the charts for state house. He lost - thereby proving, once again, that money alone doesn't win elections.

J. Mills

paulie said...

A picture is worth a thousand words, so:

http://www.kcconfidential.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Crying+Baby+Natural+High+for+Some+Moms.jpg

As for me - I am pretty happy. Message from John Mills below the dashes:

-------------------------


Wow! What an election night.

I have been a political activist with the LP now for almost 40 years - dating to my vote for Roger McBride in '76.

Almost always - without fail - I find myself on the losing end of every vote on everything. It's the life of the avant-garde - always pushing forward into the future, but never having the support of the vision-less masses mired in the past.

BUT THIS YEAR, WOW!

OK, Gary Johnson did not win, but he got well over a million votes - even while being totally shut out and ignored by all major media. OK, Richard Sanders (Washington State's overtly libertarian supreme court justice) did not win . . . hmmmm. BUT in Washington State:

I-74 the same-sex marriage initiative PASSED. (Endorsed by LPWA,)
I-502 legalizing pot PASSED. (Endorsed by LPWA.)
Charter schools PASSED. (Endorsed, I think, by LPWA.)
The supermajority to raise taxes PASSED (again, and by almost a 2-1 margin). (Endorsed by LPWA,)
On both advisory votes as to tax increases approved by the legislature last year - both bills were REJECTED by voters.
In Pierce County (where I live) a proposal to raise taxes to fund mass transit - REJECTED

In short, I find that on almost everything, I'm on the WINNING side of the election. YIKES!!

Forty years ago, when I was confronted often with people who asked "Why to the librarians need a political party?" and when I was arguing for legalized pot and social tolerance, together with fiscal sanity, the voting results today were kind of "over the rainbow" - I was hoping with hard work, maybe my kids would see those things come to pass. But, here it is, happening right now.

And, to top it - the faux-liberty party, the ersatz-liberty party, the dang spoiler for our cause, the Rs, IMPLODED, showing that their socially intolerant agenda dooms them to failure, thus paving the way for our eventual success. I mean, really, if they can't win the presidency this year, they are really cooked. Wow!

Plus, in what just really rows my boat, the blowhard Wayne Root, along with the insufferable Michael Medved,who both predicted a sweeping Romney victory, were bitch-slapped - basically given the "sit down and shut up" treatment.

And, to top all that - look at http://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/results where you will see state-by-state vote totals reported . . . for Obama, Romney - AND JOHNSON!!!!! Forty years ago, that would be unimaginable.

We are rapidly arriving in the promised land. I think, it could be summed up in Gary's tag-line: America: "You are Libertarian."

I know that you all put in hours and hours of mostly thankless work; often without any real feedback that's positive.

Just wanted to say: You Rock!

One other tidbit - in my state senate district, a guy named Jack Connelly ran. He's a very, very wealthy lawyer who is basically a Republican in a heavily D district. He put (rumor has it) nearly a million dollars into his campaign - way off the charts for state house. He lost - thereby proving, once again, that money alone doesn't win elections.

J. Mills

paulie said...

A picture is worth a thousand words, so:

http://www.kcconfidential.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Crying+Baby+Natural+High+for+Some+Moms.jpg

As for me - I am pretty happy. Message from John Mills below the dashes:

-------------------------


Wow! What an election night.

I have been a political activist with the LP now for almost 40 years - dating to my vote for Roger McBride in '76.

Almost always - without fail - I find myself on the losing end of every vote on everything. It's the life of the avant-garde - always pushing forward into the future, but never having the support of the vision-less masses mired in the past.

BUT THIS YEAR, WOW!

OK, Gary Johnson did not win, but he got well over a million votes - even while being totally shut out and ignored by all major media. OK, Richard Sanders (Washington State's overtly libertarian supreme court justice) did not win . . . hmmmm. BUT in Washington State:

I-74 the same-sex marriage initiative PASSED. (Endorsed by LPWA,)
I-502 legalizing pot PASSED. (Endorsed by LPWA.)
Charter schools PASSED. (Endorsed, I think, by LPWA.)
The supermajority to raise taxes PASSED (again, and by almost a 2-1 margin). (Endorsed by LPWA,)
On both advisory votes as to tax increases approved by the legislature last year - both bills were REJECTED by voters.
In Pierce County (where I live) a proposal to raise taxes to fund mass transit - REJECTED

In short, I find that on almost everything, I'm on the WINNING side of the election. YIKES!!

Forty years ago, when I was confronted often with people who asked "Why to the librarians need a political party?" and when I was arguing for legalized pot and social tolerance, together with fiscal sanity, the voting results today were kind of "over the rainbow" - I was hoping with hard work, maybe my kids would see those things come to pass. But, here it is, happening right now.

And, to top it - the faux-liberty party, the ersatz-liberty party, the dang spoiler for our cause, the Rs, IMPLODED, showing that their socially intolerant agenda dooms them to failure, thus paving the way for our eventual success. I mean, really, if they can't win the presidency this year, they are really cooked. Wow!

Plus, in what just really rows my boat, the blowhard Wayne Root, along with the insufferable Michael Medved,who both predicted a sweeping Romney victory, were bitch-slapped - basically given the "sit down and shut up" treatment.

And, to top all that - look at http://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/results where you will see state-by-state vote totals reported . . . for Obama, Romney - AND JOHNSON!!!!! Forty years ago, that would be unimaginable.

We are rapidly arriving in the promised land. I think, it could be summed up in Gary's tag-line: America: "You are Libertarian."

I know that you all put in hours and hours of mostly thankless work; often without any real feedback that's positive.

Just wanted to say: You Rock!

One other tidbit - in my state senate district, a guy named Jack Connelly ran. He's a very, very wealthy lawyer who is basically a Republican in a heavily D district. He put (rumor has it) nearly a million dollars into his campaign - way off the charts for state house. He lost - thereby proving, once again, that money alone doesn't win elections.

J. Mills

paulie said...

A picture is worth a thousand words, so:

http://www.kcconfidential.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Crying+Baby+Natural+High+for+Some+Moms.jpg

As for me - I am pretty happy. Message from John Mills below the dashes:

-------------------------


Wow! What an election night.

I have been a political activist with the LP now for almost 40 years - dating to my vote for Roger McBride in '76.

Almost always - without fail - I find myself on the losing end of every vote on everything. It's the life of the avant-garde - always pushing forward into the future, but never having the support of the vision-less masses mired in the past.

BUT THIS YEAR, WOW!

OK, Gary Johnson did not win, but he got well over a million votes - even while being totally shut out and ignored by all major media. OK, Richard Sanders (Washington State's overtly libertarian supreme court justice) did not win . . . hmmmm. BUT in Washington State:

I-74 the same-sex marriage initiative PASSED. (Endorsed by LPWA,)
I-502 legalizing pot PASSED. (Endorsed by LPWA.)
Charter schools PASSED. (Endorsed, I think, by LPWA.)
The supermajority to raise taxes PASSED (again, and by almost a 2-1 margin). (Endorsed by LPWA,)
On both advisory votes as to tax increases approved by the legislature last year - both bills were REJECTED by voters.
In Pierce County (where I live) a proposal to raise taxes to fund mass transit - REJECTED

In short, I find that on almost everything, I'm on the WINNING side of the election. YIKES!!

Forty years ago, when I was confronted often with people who asked "Why to the librarians need a political party?" and when I was arguing for legalized pot and social tolerance, together with fiscal sanity, the voting results today were kind of "over the rainbow" - I was hoping with hard work, maybe my kids would see those things come to pass. But, here it is, happening right now.

And, to top it - the faux-liberty party, the ersatz-liberty party, the dang spoiler for our cause, the Rs, IMPLODED, showing that their socially intolerant agenda dooms them to failure, thus paving the way for our eventual success. I mean, really, if they can't win the presidency this year, they are really cooked. Wow!

Plus, in what just really rows my boat, the blowhard Wayne Root, along with the insufferable Michael Medved,who both predicted a sweeping Romney victory, were bitch-slapped - basically given the "sit down and shut up" treatment.

And, to top all that - look at http://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/results where you will see state-by-state vote totals reported . . . for Obama, Romney - AND JOHNSON!!!!! Forty years ago, that would be unimaginable.

We are rapidly arriving in the promised land. I think, it could be summed up in Gary's tag-line: America: "You are Libertarian."

I know that you all put in hours and hours of mostly thankless work; often without any real feedback that's positive.

Just wanted to say: You Rock!

One other tidbit - in my state senate district, a guy named Jack Connelly ran. He's a very, very wealthy lawyer who is basically a Republican in a heavily D district. He put (rumor has it) nearly a million dollars into his campaign - way off the charts for state house. He lost - thereby proving, once again, that money alone doesn't win elections.

J. Mills

paulie said...

A picture is worth a thousand words, so:

http://www.kcconfidential.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Crying+Baby+Natural+High+for+Some+Moms.jpg

As for me - I am pretty happy. Message from John Mills below the dashes:

-------------------------


Wow! What an election night.

I have been a political activist with the LP now for almost 40 years - dating to my vote for Roger McBride in '76.

Almost always - without fail - I find myself on the losing end of every vote on everything. It's the life of the avant-garde - always pushing forward into the future, but never having the support of the vision-less masses mired in the past.

BUT THIS YEAR, WOW!

OK, Gary Johnson did not win, but he got well over a million votes - even while being totally shut out and ignored by all major media. OK, Richard Sanders (Washington State's overtly libertarian supreme court justice) did not win . . . hmmmm. BUT in Washington State:

I-74 the same-sex marriage initiative PASSED. (Endorsed by LPWA,)
I-502 legalizing pot PASSED. (Endorsed by LPWA.)
Charter schools PASSED. (Endorsed, I think, by LPWA.)
The supermajority to raise taxes PASSED (again, and by almost a 2-1 margin). (Endorsed by LPWA,)
On both advisory votes as to tax increases approved by the legislature last year - both bills were REJECTED by voters.
In Pierce County (where I live) a proposal to raise taxes to fund mass transit - REJECTED

In short, I find that on almost everything, I'm on the WINNING side of the election. YIKES!!

Forty years ago, when I was confronted often with people who asked "Why to the librarians need a political party?" and when I was arguing for legalized pot and social tolerance, together with fiscal sanity, the voting results today were kind of "over the rainbow" - I was hoping with hard work, maybe my kids would see those things come to pass. But, here it is, happening right now.

And, to top it - the faux-liberty party, the ersatz-liberty party, the dang spoiler for our cause, the Rs, IMPLODED, showing that their socially intolerant agenda dooms them to failure, thus paving the way for our eventual success. I mean, really, if they can't win the presidency this year, they are really cooked. Wow!

Plus, in what just really rows my boat, the blowhard Wayne Root, along with the insufferable Michael Medved,who both predicted a sweeping Romney victory, were bitch-slapped - basically given the "sit down and shut up" treatment.

And, to top all that - look at http://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/results where you will see state-by-state vote totals reported . . . for Obama, Romney - AND JOHNSON!!!!! Forty years ago, that would be unimaginable.

We are rapidly arriving in the promised land. I think, it could be summed up in Gary's tag-line: America: "You are Libertarian."

I know that you all put in hours and hours of mostly thankless work; often without any real feedback that's positive.

Just wanted to say: You Rock!

One other tidbit - in my state senate district, a guy named Jack Connelly ran. He's a very, very wealthy lawyer who is basically a Republican in a heavily D district. He put (rumor has it) nearly a million dollars into his campaign - way off the charts for state house. He lost - thereby proving, once again, that money alone doesn't win elections.

J. Mills

paulie said...

A picture is worth a thousand words, so:

http://www.kcconfidential.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Crying+Baby+Natural+High+for+Some+Moms.jpg

As for me - I am pretty happy. Message from John Mills below the dashes:

-------------------------


Wow! What an election night.

I have been a political activist with the LP now for almost 40 years - dating to my vote for Roger McBride in '76.

Almost always - without fail - I find myself on the losing end of every vote on everything. It's the life of the avant-garde - always pushing forward into the future, but never having the support of the vision-less masses mired in the past.

BUT THIS YEAR, WOW!

OK, Gary Johnson did not win, but he got well over a million votes - even while being totally shut out and ignored by all major media. OK, Richard Sanders (Washington State's overtly libertarian supreme court justice) did not win . . . hmmmm. BUT in Washington State:

I-74 the same-sex marriage initiative PASSED. (Endorsed by LPWA,)
I-502 legalizing pot PASSED. (Endorsed by LPWA.)
Charter schools PASSED. (Endorsed, I think, by LPWA.)
The supermajority to raise taxes PASSED (again, and by almost a 2-1 margin). (Endorsed by LPWA,)
On both advisory votes as to tax increases approved by the legislature last year - both bills were REJECTED by voters.
In Pierce County (where I live) a proposal to raise taxes to fund mass transit - REJECTED

In short, I find that on almost everything, I'm on the WINNING side of the election. YIKES!!

Forty years ago, when I was confronted often with people who asked "Why to the librarians need a political party?" and when I was arguing for legalized pot and social tolerance, together with fiscal sanity, the voting results today were kind of "over the rainbow" - I was hoping with hard work, maybe my kids would see those things come to pass. But, here it is, happening right now.

And, to top it - the faux-liberty party, the ersatz-liberty party, the dang spoiler for our cause, the Rs, IMPLODED, showing that their socially intolerant agenda dooms them to failure, thus paving the way for our eventual success. I mean, really, if they can't win the presidency this year, they are really cooked. Wow!

Plus, in what just really rows my boat, the blowhard Wayne Root, along with the insufferable Michael Medved,who both predicted a sweeping Romney victory, were bitch-slapped - basically given the "sit down and shut up" treatment.

And, to top all that - look at http://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/results where you will see state-by-state vote totals reported . . . for Obama, Romney - AND JOHNSON!!!!! Forty years ago, that would be unimaginable.

We are rapidly arriving in the promised land. I think, it could be summed up in Gary's tag-line: America: "You are Libertarian."

I know that you all put in hours and hours of mostly thankless work; often without any real feedback that's positive.

Just wanted to say: You Rock!

One other tidbit - in my state senate district, a guy named Jack Connelly ran. He's a very, very wealthy lawyer who is basically a Republican in a heavily D district. He put (rumor has it) nearly a million dollars into his campaign - way off the charts for state house. He lost - thereby proving, once again, that money alone doesn't win elections.

J. Mills

paulie said...

A picture is worth a thousand words, so:

http://www.kcconfidential.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Crying+Baby+Natural+High+for+Some+Moms.jpg

As for me - I am pretty happy. Message from John Mills below the dashes:

-------------------------


Wow! What an election night.

I have been a political activist with the LP now for almost 40 years - dating to my vote for Roger McBride in '76.

Almost always - without fail - I find myself on the losing end of every vote on everything. It's the life of the avant-garde - always pushing forward into the future, but never having the support of the vision-less masses mired in the past.

BUT THIS YEAR, WOW!

OK, Gary Johnson did not win, but he got well over a million votes - even while being totally shut out and ignored by all major media. OK, Richard Sanders (Washington State's overtly libertarian supreme court justice) did not win . . . hmmmm. BUT in Washington State:

I-74 the same-sex marriage initiative PASSED. (Endorsed by LPWA,)
I-502 legalizing pot PASSED. (Endorsed by LPWA.)
Charter schools PASSED. (Endorsed, I think, by LPWA.)
The supermajority to raise taxes PASSED (again, and by almost a 2-1 margin). (Endorsed by LPWA,)
On both advisory votes as to tax increases approved by the legislature last year - both bills were REJECTED by voters.
In Pierce County (where I live) a proposal to raise taxes to fund mass transit - REJECTED

In short, I find that on almost everything, I'm on the WINNING side of the election. YIKES!!

Forty years ago, when I was confronted often with people who asked "Why to the librarians need a political party?" and when I was arguing for legalized pot and social tolerance, together with fiscal sanity, the voting results today were kind of "over the rainbow" - I was hoping with hard work, maybe my kids would see those things come to pass. But, here it is, happening right now.

And, to top it - the faux-liberty party, the ersatz-liberty party, the dang spoiler for our cause, the Rs, IMPLODED, showing that their socially intolerant agenda dooms them to failure, thus paving the way for our eventual success. I mean, really, if they can't win the presidency this year, they are really cooked. Wow!

Plus, in what just really rows my boat, the blowhard Wayne Root, along with the insufferable Michael Medved,who both predicted a sweeping Romney victory, were bitch-slapped - basically given the "sit down and shut up" treatment.

And, to top all that - look at http://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/results where you will see state-by-state vote totals reported . . . for Obama, Romney - AND JOHNSON!!!!! Forty years ago, that would be unimaginable.

We are rapidly arriving in the promised land. I think, it could be summed up in Gary's tag-line: America: "You are Libertarian."

I know that you all put in hours and hours of mostly thankless work; often without any real feedback that's positive.

Just wanted to say: You Rock!

One other tidbit - in my state senate district, a guy named Jack Connelly ran. He's a very, very wealthy lawyer who is basically a Republican in a heavily D district. He put (rumor has it) nearly a million dollars into his campaign - way off the charts for state house. He lost - thereby proving, once again, that money alone doesn't win elections.

J. Mills

paulie said...

A picture is worth a thousand words, so:

http://www.kcconfidential.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Crying+Baby+Natural+High+for+Some+Moms.jpg

As for me - I am pretty happy. Message from John Mills below the dashes:

-------------------------


Wow! What an election night.

I have been a political activist with the LP now for almost 40 years - dating to my vote for Roger McBride in '76.

Almost always - without fail - I find myself on the losing end of every vote on everything. It's the life of the avant-garde - always pushing forward into the future, but never having the support of the vision-less masses mired in the past.

BUT THIS YEAR, WOW!

OK, Gary Johnson did not win, but he got well over a million votes - even while being totally shut out and ignored by all major media. OK, Richard Sanders (Washington State's overtly libertarian supreme court justice) did not win . . . hmmmm. BUT in Washington State:

I-74 the same-sex marriage initiative PASSED. (Endorsed by LPWA,)
I-502 legalizing pot PASSED. (Endorsed by LPWA.)
Charter schools PASSED. (Endorsed, I think, by LPWA.)
The supermajority to raise taxes PASSED (again, and by almost a 2-1 margin). (Endorsed by LPWA,)
On both advisory votes as to tax increases approved by the legislature last year - both bills were REJECTED by voters.
In Pierce County (where I live) a proposal to raise taxes to fund mass transit - REJECTED

In short, I find that on almost everything, I'm on the WINNING side of the election. YIKES!!

Forty years ago, when I was confronted often with people who asked "Why to the librarians need a political party?" and when I was arguing for legalized pot and social tolerance, together with fiscal sanity, the voting results today were kind of "over the rainbow" - I was hoping with hard work, maybe my kids would see those things come to pass. But, here it is, happening right now.

And, to top it - the faux-liberty party, the ersatz-liberty party, the dang spoiler for our cause, the Rs, IMPLODED, showing that their socially intolerant agenda dooms them to failure, thus paving the way for our eventual success. I mean, really, if they can't win the presidency this year, they are really cooked. Wow!

Plus, in what just really rows my boat, the blowhard Wayne Root, along with the insufferable Michael Medved,who both predicted a sweeping Romney victory, were bitch-slapped - basically given the "sit down and shut up" treatment.

And, to top all that - look at http://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/results where you will see state-by-state vote totals reported . . . for Obama, Romney - AND JOHNSON!!!!! Forty years ago, that would be unimaginable.

We are rapidly arriving in the promised land. I think, it could be summed up in Gary's tag-line: America: "You are Libertarian."

I know that you all put in hours and hours of mostly thankless work; often without any real feedback that's positive.

Just wanted to say: You Rock!

One other tidbit - in my state senate district, a guy named Jack Connelly ran. He's a very, very wealthy lawyer who is basically a Republican in a heavily D district. He put (rumor has it) nearly a million dollars into his campaign - way off the charts for state house. He lost - thereby proving, once again, that money alone doesn't win elections.

J. Mills

paulie said...

A picture is worth a thousand words, so:

http://www.kcconfidential.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Crying+Baby+Natural+High+for+Some+Moms.jpg

As for me - I am pretty happy. Message from John Mills below the dashes:

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Wow! What an election night.

I have been a political activist with the LP now for almost 40 years - dating to my vote for Roger McBride in '76.

Almost always - without fail - I find myself on the losing end of every vote on everything. It's the life of the avant-garde - always pushing forward into the future, but never having the support of the vision-less masses mired in the past.

BUT THIS YEAR, WOW!

OK, Gary Johnson did not win, but he got well over a million votes - even while being totally shut out and ignored by all major media. OK, Richard Sanders (Washington State's overtly libertarian supreme court justice) did not win . . . hmmmm. BUT in Washington State:

I-74 the same-sex marriage initiative PASSED. (Endorsed by LPWA,)
I-502 legalizing pot PASSED. (Endorsed by LPWA.)
Charter schools PASSED. (Endorsed, I think, by LPWA.)
The supermajority to raise taxes PASSED (again, and by almost a 2-1 margin). (Endorsed by LPWA,)
On both advisory votes as to tax increases approved by the legislature last year - both bills were REJECTED by voters.
In Pierce County (where I live) a proposal to raise taxes to fund mass transit - REJECTED

In short, I find that on almost everything, I'm on the WINNING side of the election. YIKES!!

Forty years ago, when I was confronted often with people who asked "Why to the librarians need a political party?" and when I was arguing for legalized pot and social tolerance, together with fiscal sanity, the voting results today were kind of "over the rainbow" - I was hoping with hard work, maybe my kids would see those things come to pass. But, here it is, happening right now.

And, to top it - the faux-liberty party, the ersatz-liberty party, the dang spoiler for our cause, the Rs, IMPLODED, showing that their socially intolerant agenda dooms them to failure, thus paving the way for our eventual success. I mean, really, if they can't win the presidency this year, they are really cooked. Wow!

Plus, in what just really rows my boat, the blowhard Wayne Root, along with the insufferable Michael Medved,who both predicted a sweeping Romney victory, were bitch-slapped - basically given the "sit down and shut up" treatment.

And, to top all that - look at http://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/results where you will see state-by-state vote totals reported . . . for Obama, Romney - AND JOHNSON!!!!! Forty years ago, that would be unimaginable.

We are rapidly arriving in the promised land. I think, it could be summed up in Gary's tag-line: America: "You are Libertarian."

I know that you all put in hours and hours of mostly thankless work; often without any real feedback that's positive.

Just wanted to say: You Rock!

One other tidbit - in my state senate district, a guy named Jack Connelly ran. He's a very, very wealthy lawyer who is basically a Republican in a heavily D district. He put (rumor has it) nearly a million dollars into his campaign - way off the charts for state house. He lost - thereby proving, once again, that money alone doesn't win elections.

J. Mills

paulie said...

A picture is worth a thousand words, so:

http://www.kcconfidential.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Crying+Baby+Natural+High+for+Some+Moms.jpg

As for me - I am pretty happy. Message from John Mills below the dashes:

-------------------------


Wow! What an election night.

I have been a political activist with the LP now for almost 40 years - dating to my vote for Roger McBride in '76.

Almost always - without fail - I find myself on the losing end of every vote on everything. It's the life of the avant-garde - always pushing forward into the future, but never having the support of the vision-less masses mired in the past.

BUT THIS YEAR, WOW!

OK, Gary Johnson did not win, but he got well over a million votes - even while being totally shut out and ignored by all major media. OK, Richard Sanders (Washington State's overtly libertarian supreme court justice) did not win . . . hmmmm. BUT in Washington State:

I-74 the same-sex marriage initiative PASSED. (Endorsed by LPWA,)
I-502 legalizing pot PASSED. (Endorsed by LPWA.)
Charter schools PASSED. (Endorsed, I think, by LPWA.)
The supermajority to raise taxes PASSED (again, and by almost a 2-1 margin). (Endorsed by LPWA,)
On both advisory votes as to tax increases approved by the legislature last year - both bills were REJECTED by voters.
In Pierce County (where I live) a proposal to raise taxes to fund mass transit - REJECTED

In short, I find that on almost everything, I'm on the WINNING side of the election. YIKES!!

Forty years ago, when I was confronted often with people who asked "Why to the librarians need a political party?" and when I was arguing for legalized pot and social tolerance, together with fiscal sanity, the voting results today were kind of "over the rainbow" - I was hoping with hard work, maybe my kids would see those things come to pass. But, here it is, happening right now.

And, to top it - the faux-liberty party, the ersatz-liberty party, the dang spoiler for our cause, the Rs, IMPLODED, showing that their socially intolerant agenda dooms them to failure, thus paving the way for our eventual success. I mean, really, if they can't win the presidency this year, they are really cooked. Wow!

Plus, in what just really rows my boat, the blowhard Wayne Root, along with the insufferable Michael Medved,who both predicted a sweeping Romney victory, were bitch-slapped - basically given the "sit down and shut up" treatment.

And, to top all that - look at http://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/results where you will see state-by-state vote totals reported . . . for Obama, Romney - AND JOHNSON!!!!! Forty years ago, that would be unimaginable.

We are rapidly arriving in the promised land. I think, it could be summed up in Gary's tag-line: America: "You are Libertarian."

I know that you all put in hours and hours of mostly thankless work; often without any real feedback that's positive.

Just wanted to say: You Rock!

One other tidbit - in my state senate district, a guy named Jack Connelly ran. He's a very, very wealthy lawyer who is basically a Republican in a heavily D district. He put (rumor has it) nearly a million dollars into his campaign - way off the charts for state house. He lost - thereby proving, once again, that money alone doesn't win elections.

J. Mills

paulie said...

A picture is worth a thousand words, so:

http://www.kcconfidential.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Crying+Baby+Natural+High+for+Some+Moms.jpg

As for me - I am pretty happy. Message from John Mills below the dashes:

-------------------------


Wow! What an election night.

I have been a political activist with the LP now for almost 40 years - dating to my vote for Roger McBride in '76.

Almost always - without fail - I find myself on the losing end of every vote on everything. It's the life of the avant-garde - always pushing forward into the future, but never having the support of the vision-less masses mired in the past.

BUT THIS YEAR, WOW!

OK, Gary Johnson did not win, but he got well over a million votes - even while being totally shut out and ignored by all major media. OK, Richard Sanders (Washington State's overtly libertarian supreme court justice) did not win . . . hmmmm. BUT in Washington State:

I-74 the same-sex marriage initiative PASSED. (Endorsed by LPWA,)
I-502 legalizing pot PASSED. (Endorsed by LPWA.)
Charter schools PASSED. (Endorsed, I think, by LPWA.)
The supermajority to raise taxes PASSED (again, and by almost a 2-1 margin). (Endorsed by LPWA,)
On both advisory votes as to tax increases approved by the legislature last year - both bills were REJECTED by voters.
In Pierce County (where I live) a proposal to raise taxes to fund mass transit - REJECTED

In short, I find that on almost everything, I'm on the WINNING side of the election. YIKES!!

Forty years ago, when I was confronted often with people who asked "Why to the librarians need a political party?" and when I was arguing for legalized pot and social tolerance, together with fiscal sanity, the voting results today were kind of "over the rainbow" - I was hoping with hard work, maybe my kids would see those things come to pass. But, here it is, happening right now.

And, to top it - the faux-liberty party, the ersatz-liberty party, the dang spoiler for our cause, the Rs, IMPLODED, showing that their socially intolerant agenda dooms them to failure, thus paving the way for our eventual success. I mean, really, if they can't win the presidency this year, they are really cooked. Wow!

Plus, in what just really rows my boat, the blowhard Wayne Root, along with the insufferable Michael Medved,who both predicted a sweeping Romney victory, were bitch-slapped - basically given the "sit down and shut up" treatment.

And, to top all that - look at http://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/results where you will see state-by-state vote totals reported . . . for Obama, Romney - AND JOHNSON!!!!! Forty years ago, that would be unimaginable.

We are rapidly arriving in the promised land. I think, it could be summed up in Gary's tag-line: America: "You are Libertarian."

I know that you all put in hours and hours of mostly thankless work; often without any real feedback that's positive.

Just wanted to say: You Rock!

One other tidbit - in my state senate district, a guy named Jack Connelly ran. He's a very, very wealthy lawyer who is basically a Republican in a heavily D district. He put (rumor has it) nearly a million dollars into his campaign - way off the charts for state house. He lost - thereby proving, once again, that money alone doesn't win elections.

J. Mills

paulie said...

A picture is worth a thousand words, so:

http://www.kcconfidential.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Crying+Baby+Natural+High+for+Some+Moms.jpg

As for me - I am pretty happy. Message from John Mills below the dashes:

-------------------------


Wow! What an election night.

I have been a political activist with the LP now for almost 40 years - dating to my vote for Roger McBride in '76.

Almost always - without fail - I find myself on the losing end of every vote on everything. It's the life of the avant-garde - always pushing forward into the future, but never having the support of the vision-less masses mired in the past.

BUT THIS YEAR, WOW!

OK, Gary Johnson did not win, but he got well over a million votes - even while being totally shut out and ignored by all major media. OK, Richard Sanders (Washington State's overtly libertarian supreme court justice) did not win . . . hmmmm. BUT in Washington State:

I-74 the same-sex marriage initiative PASSED. (Endorsed by LPWA,)
I-502 legalizing pot PASSED. (Endorsed by LPWA.)
Charter schools PASSED. (Endorsed, I think, by LPWA.)
The supermajority to raise taxes PASSED (again, and by almost a 2-1 margin). (Endorsed by LPWA,)
On both advisory votes as to tax increases approved by the legislature last year - both bills were REJECTED by voters.
In Pierce County (where I live) a proposal to raise taxes to fund mass transit - REJECTED

In short, I find that on almost everything, I'm on the WINNING side of the election. YIKES!!

Forty years ago, when I was confronted often with people who asked "Why to the librarians need a political party?" and when I was arguing for legalized pot and social tolerance, together with fiscal sanity, the voting results today were kind of "over the rainbow" - I was hoping with hard work, maybe my kids would see those things come to pass. But, here it is, happening right now.

And, to top it - the faux-liberty party, the ersatz-liberty party, the dang spoiler for our cause, the Rs, IMPLODED, showing that their socially intolerant agenda dooms them to failure, thus paving the way for our eventual success. I mean, really, if they can't win the presidency this year, they are really cooked. Wow!

Plus, in what just really rows my boat, the blowhard Wayne Root, along with the insufferable Michael Medved,who both predicted a sweeping Romney victory, were bitch-slapped - basically given the "sit down and shut up" treatment.

And, to top all that - look at http://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/results where you will see state-by-state vote totals reported . . . for Obama, Romney - AND JOHNSON!!!!! Forty years ago, that would be unimaginable.

We are rapidly arriving in the promised land. I think, it could be summed up in Gary's tag-line: America: "You are Libertarian."

I know that you all put in hours and hours of mostly thankless work; often without any real feedback that's positive.

Just wanted to say: You Rock!

One other tidbit - in my state senate district, a guy named Jack Connelly ran. He's a very, very wealthy lawyer who is basically a Republican in a heavily D district. He put (rumor has it) nearly a million dollars into his campaign - way off the charts for state house. He lost - thereby proving, once again, that money alone doesn't win elections.

J. Mills

paulie said...

A picture is worth a thousand words, so:

http://www.kcconfidential.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Crying+Baby+Natural+High+for+Some+Moms.jpg

As for me - I am pretty happy. Message from John Mills below the dashes:

-------------------------


Wow! What an election night.

I have been a political activist with the LP now for almost 40 years - dating to my vote for Roger McBride in '76.

Almost always - without fail - I find myself on the losing end of every vote on everything. It's the life of the avant-garde - always pushing forward into the future, but never having the support of the vision-less masses mired in the past.

BUT THIS YEAR, WOW!

OK, Gary Johnson did not win, but he got well over a million votes - even while being totally shut out and ignored by all major media. OK, Richard Sanders (Washington State's overtly libertarian supreme court justice) did not win . . . hmmmm. BUT in Washington State:

I-74 the same-sex marriage initiative PASSED. (Endorsed by LPWA,)
I-502 legalizing pot PASSED. (Endorsed by LPWA.)
Charter schools PASSED. (Endorsed, I think, by LPWA.)
The supermajority to raise taxes PASSED (again, and by almost a 2-1 margin). (Endorsed by LPWA,)
On both advisory votes as to tax increases approved by the legislature last year - both bills were REJECTED by voters.
In Pierce County (where I live) a proposal to raise taxes to fund mass transit - REJECTED

In short, I find that on almost everything, I'm on the WINNING side of the election. YIKES!!

Forty years ago, when I was confronted often with people who asked "Why to the librarians need a political party?" and when I was arguing for legalized pot and social tolerance, together with fiscal sanity, the voting results today were kind of "over the rainbow" - I was hoping with hard work, maybe my kids would see those things come to pass. But, here it is, happening right now.

And, to top it - the faux-liberty party, the ersatz-liberty party, the dang spoiler for our cause, the Rs, IMPLODED, showing that their socially intolerant agenda dooms them to failure, thus paving the way for our eventual success. I mean, really, if they can't win the presidency this year, they are really cooked. Wow!

Plus, in what just really rows my boat, the blowhard Wayne Root, along with the insufferable Michael Medved,who both predicted a sweeping Romney victory, were bitch-slapped - basically given the "sit down and shut up" treatment.

And, to top all that - look at http://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/results where you will see state-by-state vote totals reported . . . for Obama, Romney - AND JOHNSON!!!!! Forty years ago, that would be unimaginable.

We are rapidly arriving in the promised land. I think, it could be summed up in Gary's tag-line: America: "You are Libertarian."

I know that you all put in hours and hours of mostly thankless work; often without any real feedback that's positive.

Just wanted to say: You Rock!

One other tidbit - in my state senate district, a guy named Jack Connelly ran. He's a very, very wealthy lawyer who is basically a Republican in a heavily D district. He put (rumor has it) nearly a million dollars into his campaign - way off the charts for state house. He lost - thereby proving, once again, that money alone doesn't win elections.

J. Mills