Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

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Remember last fall when I wrote the GOP needs less crackpots? This is what I meant: A close aide to Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) who co-wrote the senator’s 2011 book spent years working as a pro-secessionist radio pundit and neo-Confederate activist, raising questions about whether Paul will be able to transcend the same fringe-figure […]

I think a certain number of self-professed libertarians are garden-variety, not terribly well-informed liberals who simply want to emphasize that they’re not just garden-variety, not terribly well-informed liberals. – Jim Geraghty, Morning Jolt 1/21/13 Print this entry

Tonight at the American Enterprise Institute, Jonah Goldberg vs Matt Welch on the role of libertarians in the conservative movement. If you’re like me and you’re not planning on being out in Washington DC tonight at 6:30 PM EST (5:30 PM CST), you can watch it live as it happens. I’m betting Goldberg’s couch makes […]

Apparently the organizers of CPAC need to set a minimum age requirement for libertarians attending the conference.  I suggest 40. The ballroom for big events fills up many minutes in advance. In this instance, the people who wanted to hear Rand Paul speak at 3:45 had to arrive around 2:30, and stay there. If they […]

I had to laugh at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Eugene Kane the other day when he announced, “Ron Paul, my new hero.” Did you hear how Republican congressman Ron Paul smacked down all those folks who are fear-mongering against the so-called Ground Zero mosque? Frankly, he’s my new hero. Given Ron Paul’s history when it […]

The Libertarian Party sinks to a new low: When members of the San Bernardino County Libertarian Party elected Matthew Barnes as the group’s vice chairman for 2010, they knew he was a registered sex offender. “The members of the party that voted for him, they voted for him knowing he had completed his time and […]

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting Ed Thompson, the brother of former Governor Tommy Thompson, is running for state senator as a Republican.  Senate Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) told reporters Monday that Thompson will announce later this week he is running against Sen. Katheleen Vinehout (D-Alma).  Thompson is best known as the Libertarian candidate […]

Nick Schweitzer, in justifying his endorsement of the Libertarian candidate for president, claims everyone in Washington D.C. was responsible for the current financial mess. Nick’s solution is to vote for Bob Barr… who represented Georgia’s 7th congressional district as a Republican from 1995 to 2003. Sorry Nick. I guess you’re voting for Ralph Nader. Let […]

I had a nice conversation with a retired veteran in the Menomonee Falls area, Joe Sturmberg, who called State Representative Sheldon Wasserman (Dem) after Wasserman left a note on his door saying he had been in the area. Wasserman is campaigning for state senate against the incumbent Senator Alberta Darling (Rep). Sturmberg told me he […]