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Thread: How did the Libertarian Party do this election?[W:89]

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    Re: How did the Libertarian Party do this election?[W:89]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I haven't checked the color of the country's Libertarians. And what's the relevance anyway? And more importantly - why would I care to discuss the racial makeup of the Libertarian party in this thread?
    Whether you've "checked" it or not is irrelevant.

    The fact that more than 90% of libertarians are White remains true.

    It's relevant by simply being another aspect as to why the Libertarian Party will never be a player.

    It mostly appeals to young, white, single, childless males.

    This is a transition group .. and thus libertarianism is a transition "philosophy" .. which accounts for why it has never been nor ever will be a player.

    I just thought you, being a libertarian, might want to comment on why you thought your ideology appeals so out-of-proportion to Whites and not to other races?

    Since that appeal is obvious, it's relevant.
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    Re: How did the Libertarian Party do this election?[W:89]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ontologuy View Post
    If you don't like armchair psychology, you shouldn't engage in it.

    Your "jingoism", "xenophobia", and "homophobia" erroneous hyperbole is based on the left-wing social issue ideology's (which includes libertarianism, obviously) over-the-top emotional reaction to the conservative opposition to the left-wing social issue ideology.

    Employment of these terms is simply an extremist reaction to disappointment, nothing more.

    It's politics as usual between the left and the right.

    None of it is to be taken seriously.

    It's simply the same old winger-typical heightened emotional response orienting from unresolved family of origin issues transferred and displaced onto the public political arena where the winger acts out his/her past drama in the futile hope of this time creating a different outcome to the original family of origin problem.

    Those who employ such epithets simply reveal themselves for who they are.
    You sound like a psychology 101 student who brought a thesaurus to class. As the previous commenter said, armchair psychology is corny.

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    Re: How did the Libertarian Party do this election?[W:89]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ontologuy View Post
    It mostly appeals to young, white, single, childless males.
    What I find funny about your debate style is: despite the fact that you've admitted that you cannot back up this claim in any way, you still continue to make it. Continually. In every post.

    Give it up. It's a baseless claim.

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    Re: How did the Libertarian Party do this election?[W:89]

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    And just how do you propose to build a viable third party - especially the LIBERTARIAN PARTY - when libertarians are more than eager to put on the Halloween costume of the Republican every election day? They seem to hate Democrats far more than the love their own ersatz ideology.


    More baseless claims. More partisan BS.

    Just another day on DP.

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    Re: How did the Libertarian Party do this election?[W:89]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Wut?

    I live in NH which was the state identified over a decade ago by the Libertarians as the best state in this country to set up a cohesive movement for Libertarian candidates and philosophy. 20,000 people moved here to set up the Free State Project. I can assure you, it is not only NOT 90% men, it appeals to women from all walks of life - single, married, kids, gay, etc. I am not an active member but I know many people who are and am close personal friends with a powerful member of our state legislature who is an active Free Stater who took the pledge to uphold Libertarian ideals in our state. There were a whole lot of women, myself and quite a foew of our female friends, who were actively involved in his re-election campaign.

    I don't think you understand Libertarianism.
    Hey Tres

    The libertarians up there in NH are awesome! Incredibly nice and smart people. Admittedly I don't agree with all the ideals they espouse, they tend to come from the other side of the libertarian aisle, but they are doing a good thing. There's a reason NH is so prosperous! That's because it's the closest we have to a yellow state.

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    Re: How did the Libertarian Party do this election?[W:89]

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post


    More baseless claims. More partisan BS.

    Just another day on DP.
    the real yawn is your inability to refute anything I stated.
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    Re: How did the Libertarian Party do this election?[W:89]

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    the real yawn is your inability to refute anything I stated.
    You provided no base for your claim. There is nothing to refute but your opinion. Unless, of course, you've done "sample polling" like Onto did.

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    Re: How did the Libertarian Party do this election?[W:89]

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Hey Tres

    The libertarians up there in NH are awesome! Incredibly nice and smart people. Admittedly I don't agree with all the ideals they espouse, they tend to come from the other side of the libertarian aisle, but they are doing a good thing. There's a reason NH is so prosperous! That's because it's the closest we have to a yellow state.
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    Re: How did the Libertarian Party do this election?[W:89]

    Maybe in local government they can make a difference, but the national
    picture is far more troubling when we vote a bunch of yahoo's with no
    idea's into office
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    Re: How did the Libertarian Party do this election?[W:89]

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    You provided no base for your claim. There is nothing to refute but your opinion. Unless, of course, you've done "sample polling" like Onto did.
    Sample polling.

    Is it appropriate for me to now point and laugh?
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