She is exactly right.
She is also right that Libertarian voters may have a spoiler opportunity in November. While the Libertarians I know are clearly on the side of the Constitution and would prefer judges who respect the Constitution as it was written, it is also their nature to exploit any opportunity to make themselves heard. Even at the expense of the Constitution. They chose that latter option in 2012, and should be expected to do so again in November.
Ann - Your 'To Do' List to Save America:
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.Ann needs to learn what I've recently come to accept. Libertarians cannot be defined, and are therefore immune from criticism. Each has his own political priorities, and as a group they straddle the "R" and "D" spectrum. As PJ O'Rourke recently said, "If we marched we'd go in all different directions."
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.
Ann should know that Libertarians cannot be shamed (trust me, I've tried), and any attempt will only embolden their ranks. Ann, dissenters are gonna dissent. Anarchists are going to choose anarchy.
If we need votes to stop the destruction of the US courts, we either have to motivate a larger-than-normal "R" turnout, or pull from the "D's". Or both.
Here is a project I've been working on for a while. While some may think it is meant to inflame, it is actually an objective exercise. How does the Libertarian Party and the Gay Political movement compare?
The only row that I struggled with was the demonize row. Libertarians are on record screaming "Both parties SUCK!" But, outside of a few anonymous comments at blogs and on YouTube, I've never heard one actually get personal.
Did I get these right? Any suggestions for more rows, or another comparison?