Tag Archives: libertarians

To rebuild the movement, avoid conservative talk radio

The first step to rebuilding will require new sources of information. Conservative talk radio in Boston cannot be allowed to set the agenda or strategy for political candidates. It cannot be an unchallenged filter for political information. Howie Carr needs to retool his act. It’s clear from the data that the “fake Indian” meme hurt Scott Brown. The Senator should…

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Who knew? Tea Party more Libertarian than Social Con, “More Paul than Santorum”: Heads may explode!

David Kirby of FreedomWorks along with Emily Eakins have published an op-ed about their research on the success of the Tea Party movement. “We argue the tea party has pursued a strategy that is functionally libertarian, by generally avoiding divisive social issues and sticking to economic issues.” This should be required reading. Republican candidates must increasingly win over both Paul…

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Suggested reading: More on libertarians versus social conservatives

Did Ryan Sorba’s outburst against gay rights and GOP-Proud signal the beginning of the end of the Tea Party’s momentum. If we assume that the Tea Party is built operationally on libertarian ideals and dedicated to opposition to the enlargement of the federal government, can it withstand those who take a less than nuanced view of “ordered-liberty” based almost exclusively…

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Libertarians, Joe Kennedy, Scott Brown, And The Tea Party

I finished this piece before the election but did not release it before the election because I was so busy keeping up with everything going on. After a lackluster and gafftastic campaign from their nominee, Attorney General Martha Coakley, liberals and Democrats are desperately trying to salvage what could be the deciding vote in the national health care debate.  They’re…

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