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    Re: Is the libertarian think tank Cato Institute a socialist/communist organization?

    Throwing these "socialist" / "communist" labels around is something that parrots do the moment they reach their computers, after having just heard a shreiking pundit. It's tempting to do the same thing in order to make some kind of "point," but that foolish game is just that.
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    Re: Is the libertarian think tank Cato Institute a socialist/communist organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Simple.

    Soros is liberal Democrat.

    The Cato Institute is libertarian. Libertarian, as a third party, sucks more votes away from Republicans than Democrats.

    Soros aids libertarian think-tank -> fewer votes for R.

    At least, that's probably what he thought when he did it.... assuming the decision wasn't made by some flunky rather than Soros personally.
    This is just silly and way off the mark, the money given was NOT campaign money. Besides libertarians more often than not vote Republican.


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    Re: Is the libertarian think tank Cato Institute a socialist/communist organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    No its more that Republicans and Conservatives for the most part are still hypocritical statists, despite the rethoric.
    And libertarians can't get into office. Get a clue!
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    Re: Is the libertarian think tank Cato Institute a socialist/communist organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    And libertarians can't get into office. Get a clue!
    ummm.. we have Rand Paul
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    Re: Is the libertarian think tank Cato Institute a socialist/communist organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    ummm.. we have Rand Paul
    Finally, after 500 years, they get one single freaking libertarian (running as a Republican) into office. Either their platform sucks or their candidates do. Constantly pissing and moaning, besmirching Republicans and acting like Republicans are worse than Democrat have gotten them the reward they deserve. Don't confuse most libertarians with constitutionalists. IMO libertarians like Rev are more like constitutionalists (e.g., Tea Partiers), but some of the others are crazy anarcho malcontents who spend their days bashing the Republican Party and smoking pot.
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    Re: Is the libertarian think tank Cato Institute a socialist/communist organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I think you make a good point. Sometimes I wonder who hates Republicans more, Democrats or Libertarians. Libertarians (the pothead and anarcho types) hate Repbulicans because they feel their existence keeps Libertarians from the prominence they are due.
    Libertarians hate Republicans for a few reasons.

    1) The Republican party is socially conservative, which is in direct oppostion to libertarian social ideas.
    2) The Republican Party continually promises "smaller government" and "fiscal conservatism" but all we get is an ever expanding federal budget.
    3) The Republican Party has embraced neo-conservative foreign policy again a position that is in direct opposition to the libertarian posiiton of non-interventionism.

    Of the three reasons I outlined, number two is my biggest issue. At least the Democrats are honest enough to more or less openly embrace big government. Republicans keep saying one they agree with us and then do the opposite.

    Even the Tea Party, which I had so much hope for, is mostly full of hot air. They say they want to cut government, but polls show Tea Partiers don't want the military or entitlements cut. That's 2/3 of the freakin' budget! What exactly do they want to cut?
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    Re: Is the libertarian think tank Cato Institute a socialist/communist organization?

    Just to add more fuel to the discussion

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    Re: Is the libertarian think tank Cato Institute a socialist/communist organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Simple.

    Soros is liberal Democrat.

    The Cato Institute is libertarian. Libertarian, as a third party, sucks more votes away from Republicans than Democrats.

    Soros aids libertarian think-tank -> fewer votes for R.

    At least, that's probably what he thought when he did it.... assuming the decision wasn't made by some flunky rather than Soros personally.
    Based on the last few presidential elections, the Libertarian Party brand is so worthless that they are not sucking votes from either party. They are not even a pimple on the ass of the body politic.
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    Re: Is the libertarian think tank Cato Institute a socialist/communist organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Embarrassing moment? Not on you life pal, my tongue was firmly placed in my cheek when I started this thread. It's not about Cato, but (((GB))).

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    I do not consider Glenn Beck a popular representative of modern American libertarian thought. Stossel (who's a bit of a yellow journalist) is more close to being the nationally-televised representative of modern American libertarianism. Beck is an idiot, in my personal opinion.

    And what amazes me is that Soros actually made such a donation. Doesn't that upset you, or liberals in general?

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    Re: Is the libertarian think tank Cato Institute a socialist/communist organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The CATO Institute is proof that both Hell and the Devil exist.
    Right. Comparing the leading institute for individual freedom to the most wicked angel ever thought up in the history of human mythology. Do you care to make a point worth debating?

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