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A Theory on American Voters

At this point, despite the fact that he is clearly not a Republican, Trump appears to be set to win the nomination for the Republican party.  So I’d like to propose a theory, sort of a unified theory of American voting. That is, that American voters belong to three parties… but we only have two parties to choose from. (Perhaps due to the constant, and idiotic, political binary of right-left-center.) The three actual parties are socialist, populist and small-r republican. But what we have are the Democratic and the Republican parties.

I suspect that roughly 1/4 -1/3 of both the Republicans and the Democrats are actually populists. And Trump is the ‘Populist party’ nominee. This would explain how he manages to get roughly a third of the primary vote every single time.

To push this further, I think that the populists in the country, not having any party apparatus through which to express their political desires, generally gravitate to belonging to whatever party, Democrat or Republican, that runs a given state if that party is dominant enough. So, for example, in Alabama, where the Democrats are becoming an endangered species, the populists (roughly 33% of the electorate) vote something like 80/20 republican/democrat. But in New York state, the populists vote roughly 80/20 democrat/republican. This isn’t just a cynical ploy on their part. Anyone who would be a ‘Populist party’ politician at the state level would have to run and get elected in the dominant party.

If we did actually have a populist party, we might have states that are ~40% republican, and about 25-30% each democrat and populist (like maybe Texas) and some other states with ~40% democrat and the other split (like maybe Pennsylvania) and some that are run by the populist party… Not sure if this would disproportionally harm either the Republican party or the Democrat party since I suspect that every state has at least 20% populists…

Anyway, the main problem (other than the 20-?% of the country that are socialists) is that while our country has voters for a Leftist party, a populist party and a republican (small r again) party, we are governed by a small cadre of senators and representatives and bureaucrats who are in their own little, powerful and power-hungry ‘globalist party’…

Anyway, its a theory and it isn’t a conspiracy, which already puts it far above the general fever-swamps of Internet theories…

 

 

 

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The Libertarian Fad

Wow, a second article in a row ripping Libertarians, I need to watch it, people will think that is all this blog is about 🙂

I have a beautiful dream sometimes: where the two national parties both believe in limited government and the rule of law and we have long national debates on how best to secure Liberty to our children, rather than the ideological civil war between the Bureaucratic state full of moral busybodies and do-gooders versus Americans who want to be left alone. When I read that in Louisiana, Libertarians outnumbered Democrats in congressional races (Challenging 5 of 6 versus the Democrat’s 3, according to Libertarian Republican) I thought that this is how it could start. In those states where Democrats have less and less chance of winning, rather than Republicans getting lazy and careless (and RINO), the Libertarians could get strong enough on a statewide level to compete, and between the two parties (Republican and Libertarian) constantly drive for smaller and less intrusive government.

What a lovely world that would be, state after state, the libertarians keeping Republicans honest enough long enough to develop into one of the two party system. And then I remember the sad miserable truth about Libertarians. They seem to almost never be like the Vodkapundit, they always seem to be moonbats and cultists focused one panaceas like eliminating the Federal Reserve and massive American demilitarization, without a single thought about the consequences of their actions, or the possibility that the problems America faces are far more complicated and will require other solutions as well. I have commented before on the frightening similarity of Ron Paul libertarians and cultist organizations. The biggest thing I notice is the all-encompassing desire to be ‘in the know’ that is fed by Ron Paul and his fans, and eventually pushes them to believe in things like Chemtrails.

However, in the last month or so, another side of the Libertarians has been revealed. They apparently are obnoxious, petty, and spiteful. First, Ron Paul manipulates every loophole to steal a majority of delegates from a number of states that clearly voted in a majority against him. But Oh, foolish Republicans, actually thinking that the vast majority voting in a non-binding primary or caucus for someone would mean that that person would or should take the delegates. According to Libertarians, apparently, democracy and the voice of the people are only important when they vote for libertarians. And now, in petulant anger over a rules change that appears to me to be an attempt to keep people from stealing delegates, some Ron Paul supporting Electors are threatening to withhold their vote from Romney even if he wins their state. So now we find out that in every way, the Ron Paul supporting Libertarians behave almost identically to the worst of the democrats. They care nothing for the rule of law, they seem to only want legalized drugs and prostitution, and ultimately care nothing for the founding principles of the country, merely using them as cover and engaging the Alinsky tactic of holding Republicans to their idea of the Constitution while never allowing themselves to be held to the same interpretation.

Until Libertarians reject the Ron Paul cult, they will be an annoying fad, and not actually a valuable part of any party, let alone be able to grow into a party that can stand on its own.  For a less ranting discussion of this idea, read: More on Why Ron Paul’s Libertarian Fans Need to Support Our Constitution…and Romney.  And so I echo the warning from this article. If Libertarians want to be something other than a political fad, they need to abandon the Ron Paul fixation, recognize that on the national level, after you have your say in the primary, it is time to beat the Statists, and whether they like it or not, either Romney or Obama will be president in 2013.  Lastly they need to stop behaving like manipulative, petulant, and slimy Democrats. Because right now, the cultural behavior of the Libertarian brand is almost identical to that of the Democrats, while the stated political belief is only compatible with the Republicans. This dichotomy alone has the power to destroy the Libertarian party.

Well, rant over. Next time, I’ll talk about books or cotton candy or something, otherwise I will be in a political rut.

Related:
Cults: The Mind Enslaved
Escaping Cults: The Mind Enslaved, Part II

Echoes

Just for my readers here, I wanted to let everyone know that I have written an article for Aquilon’s Eyrie about Mitt Romney, Republicans and Fremont.

If he [Romney] does [what I say :)], our job of defending the best ideas in the history of the world, those of free people with individual rights from their Creator, not collective privileges from government, will be a tad easier. Fighting for these ideas, for free markets and free people is fighting from the Republican party’s heart and soul.

It is kind of fun to block quote myself, but I wanted to encourage everyone to go over and read it, and perhaps check out the other posts there, it is new (as if I am not 🙂 ) and in the words of the initial post:

Here’s a little blog which I’m developing in collaboration with several friends of mine.  We intend to write about American Heritage, how America has lost its way in modern times, and the virtues necessary to restore both local communities and the country itself.  So, the articles will be mainly historical, political, and didactic.  We hope that this blog will accrue a large following of patriots, lovers of history, people who delight in great men and their deeds, foreigners who love the principles America stands for, people holding the same political ideology, and even people critical of the American experiment.  In any case, this promises to be a very interesting blog with many great contributors.

That was not me, by the way, though I will occasionally be contributing there. Again, here is the link, I hope you enjoy it:Aquilon’s Eyrie