Whenever libertarians need a laugh they can always look to the defenders of the Republican or Democrat wing of the Republocratic Party.
One sincerely earnest but unintentional humorist scored big while writing about the Brown-Coakley-Kennedy Senate results in Massachusetts with this headline:
“Small-government candidate wins, no thanks to Libertarian Party.”
Where are all the ‘small government’ voters?
Politicking as usual in the Commonwealth
Playing the Political Victim card – Lesson 2
The first response might be puzzlement. The Independent Joe Kennedy won? In Massachusetts? Running against Brown and Coakely?
But then, reading into the second paragraph, “If you’re an advocate of smaller government and reducing the federal debt, Brown was the clear choice…”
…and great gasping guffaws erupt as one realizes the writer is referring to the Republican Party winner, Scott Brown, as the “small government candidate.”
Isn’t everyone clear by now that for decades the government and the debt keep getting bigger no matter which wing of the Republocrats is in power?
The Libertarian Party, who backed Kennedy’s candidacy, “was willing to risk spoiling the election in Coakley’s favor,” charges the writer, even though, as noted libertarian Tom “The [email protected]” Knapp pointed out, “The polling numbers said that Coakley, not Brown, was the second choice of Kennedy voters by a margin of 2 to 1.”
So maybe Coakley and Brown spoiled the election for Kennedy?
The writer disses the Libertarians for several paragraphs before getting around to tisk-tisking his delightful little Republican scalawags. They “spent too much money” while in power, he grants, and they “messed up,” he admits, and “Those who participated deserve a good scolding,” he concedes.
Yes, scold the endearing little rascals!
“But they’ve been behaving themselves better over the past year,” he retorts.
Well, yes, they’ve been out of power over the past year, haven’t they?
But the Grand Old Party protector persists: “Just because the Republicans screwed up in the past doesn’t mean they definitely will in the future.”
Meaning, apparently, that they’re all going to be honest and play nice from now on.
More good chuckles and chortles can be plucked from the overly long piece, but some knees may be getting sore from all the slapping, so let’s just wind it up with this:
“Republicans and Libertarians first need to work together to thwart the Democrats,” exhorts our writer, a demand which of course always translates to, “Libertarians should do what Republicans say.”
But that leaves an obvious question hanging in the air: Who then will thwart the Republicans?
Reference: “Small-government candidate wins, no thanks to Libertarian Party” – Dan Sherrier, The North Star National
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