Exhibit A: The logical fallacy of Libertarian votes “belonging” to RepublicansColumnist Michael Warren Davis goes right to the logical fallacy. The fallacy: that Republicans were entitled to every single vote that was cast for Libertarians. Here’s a look:
According to the latest figures, the Libertarian candidate for president, Jo Jorgensen has spoiled the election.
Never at any point in history has any Democrat or Republican been entitled to anything. You are not entitled to my vote, which has gone consistently Libertarian since 2010. The only exceptions were two Democrats who would be allied with the Libertarian Party when it came to social issues. Let’s move along:
The number of votes [Jo] received in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and Pennsylvania exceeds Joe Biden’s margin over Donald Trump in all those states.Upon Nevada’s certification of election results Monday, Jorgensen no longer exceeds the margin of victory. (She earned 14,783 votes for 1.1%.) In Arizona, the case is still valid. Jorgensen earned 51,465 votes for 1.5%. The same is also true in Georgia. However, it’s no longer accurate in Pennsylvania. Jorgensen earned 62,138 votes in Georgia for 1.2%, while earning 79,397 votes in Pennsylvania for 1.1%. The keyword is that she earned every single vote. No vote was stolen from Trump or Biden.
In other words, had the Libertarians in each of those states voted for Mr. Trump, he would have been reelected handily.Not exactly true. I just blew a hole in your logic regarding Nevada and Pennsylvania. Even with the Trump campaign being 0-55 regarding election lawsuits, he had no path to win those states. But to assume those who voted Libertarian would have voted Trump? That’s just downright delusional.
Exhibit B: Some delusional BS on voting, false accusations toward LibertariansDavis continues to berate Jorgensen supporters, calling them neckbeards and assumed some drank gasoline. What a delirious loon. So, he continues to state that voting is not a right, but rather a duty.
Libertarians didn’t do their duty. They didn’t exercise their vote for the good of the country.We did our duty by exercising our right to vote. (See? Look at the hole I put in your argument right there.) We voted for someone who was not a statist and was anti-authoritarian. Donald Trump and Joe Biden are authoritarian statists who aren’t really that different.
They’re not like us statist sheeple, who voted for the lesser of two evils.I’ve never been a statist. I will die before I ever become one.
Exhibit C: Author’s delusion that the duopoly doesn’t exist
I get it: everyone hates the ‘two-party system’. And third parties are fun!Except you jerk yourself off by attacking third parties. Meanwhile, the Catholic author is sucking off the Republican Party. A church that continues to be embroiled in a child molestation ring. Who mostly gets off on child molestation? Democrats. Who’s intentionally protecting them from serious prison time and massive lawsuits? Republicans. Can you see right through the hypocrisy of the article’s author?
I’m partial to the Constitution party myselfOf course, you love a political party that wants to push a theocracy on America. There’s such a thing as the separation of church and state, you dipshit. Davis continues to continue onward regarding the party’s nominee Don Blankenship. He praises the man for telling the truth about Kentucky Sen. “Cocaine” Mitch McConnell. And then, Davis slips into another state of delusion:
But, like human rights, the two-party system doesn’t really exist. Republicans are not a party in any meaningful sense of the term. We’re a loose coalition of people who hate the Democrats.Hilarious! Yes, the duopoly exists. How do I know? Try sitting through objection cycles in Illinois for the past three major cycles. It’s always been one of the two major parties trying to kick Libertarians off the ballot. This year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, it was both Democrats and Republicans plotting to kick alternative choices off the ballot. Of those who filed for the Nov. 3 general election, only eight objections were upheld. While county results are mostly certified, the state certifies their totals on Friday.
Exhibit D: Davis does not like Ron Paul…or LibertariansDavis continues by referring to the 2012 GOP primary, bashing Dr. Ron Paul for not endorsing eventual nominee Mitt Romney. Why would the good doctor endorse him? Romney was flip-floppity as governor and is flip-floppity in Congress. He continues by calling Libertarians dummies and attributes Trump’s loss to them.
Shutting down Davis’ remaining BS assumptions, part 1Here’s a quick rundown of other bullshit assumptions that I’ll go through quickly:
Most of [Jo’s] voters are not libertarian ideologues: they’re liberal ‘Rockefeller Republicans’.I wouldn’t know the first thing about Rockefeller or the Republican Party. I’ve never been one. Never will be. Too statist, too pro-Big Government, and authoritarian for my tastes.
The election wasn’t spoiled by principled champions of small government and personal freedom. It was spoiled by entitled, elitist brats who still read George Will unironically.Sorry to tell you, dumbass, but I’ve never read a single column from George Will in my life. I read Paul Krugman’s drivel just to mock his Keynesian brainwashing. I’ll read Reason if I really want to be informed. The same is also true for Libertarian columnists like John Stossel, Matt Welch, and Larry Elder.
Liberal Republicans have no future in the Trumpified GOP…And yet your party is now on life support because of the Trump presidency. See, running a Democrat as a Republican doesn’t work, does it?
Shutting down Davis’ remaining BS assumptions, part 2
and the Libertarian party has no future, period.Of course, we do, dumbass. We have over 350 elected officials across America, and we intend to build on that momentum in 2021 and 2022. (2021 for the states who hold local elections and few state legislative. 2022 is the next major election cycle.)
They might be able to join forces and create a milquetoast centrist party, like Britain’s Liberal Democrats.Davis fails to realize that the Liberal Democrats were founded on the same principles as the U.S. Libertarian Party.
They could embrace their role as pampered vandals and content themselves with suicide bombing conservatives every four years.I think Republicans and so-called conservatives do a well enough job is suicide bombing their own party every two years, not just every single presidential election year.
Or they can come back to the Anti-Democrat party.AKA the Republican Party. No thanks. Hard pass.
Shutting down Davis’ remaining BS assumptions, part 3
They can do what the rest of us do: choke down our cocktails and pretend we don’t hate each other just long enough to prevent the Democrats from taking the White House. They can do the hard work of winning hearts and minds in the GOP, as Goldwater did in 1964 and Buchanan in 1992.Funny you mention that. That is all Libertarians have been doing every cycle. Former New York gubernatorial candidate Larry Sharpe does a near-daily radio program with that very intent. The tried-and-true Libertarians consider Keene, N.H. as the Liberty media capital of America. Why? They don’t subscribe to the bullshit of the duopoly. The intent of every single state affiliate, as well as DC, has been to change hearts and minds. With the exception of 2020, we’ve kept beating voter totals cycle-over-cycle. It was much more difficult with a six-way presidential ticket and a five-way U.S. Senate race. But we’ll enjoy your salty tears as your party continues to die.
Sorry, Jorgensen voters, but you should know what the rest of us are thinking. To quote the bard, ‘You don’t have any friends. Nobody likes you.’Also very funny. I have plenty of friends. And they’re not just Libertarians. But thank you very much, you’ve got me on a Showbread fix for your ignorant ramblings. (Although I am being sarcastic. Showbread is good shit, unlike your “article”, Mr. Davis — if that is indeed your real name.)
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