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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Bob Barr for President

Run Bob Run!

At last! Now, conservatives have a CHOICE! As they say on the Right, the White House is currently being fought over by two Democrats and a Communist.

Let’s face it, McCain is just another Big Government tax-and-spend liberal. He even sponsored legislation for Communist Indoctrination Campaign Finance Reform! Sure he’s “changed his mind” now, but can we ever trust him again?

McCain has been divorced and remarried. And that’s not all — he swears and takes the Lord’s name in vain. Are these the Family Values we want in the White House?

On the other hand, Bob Barr was one of the ringleaders of Bill Clinton’s impeachment. He spoke for millions of decent Americans when he expressed his shock — horror! — that the President of the United States could have an affair.

And now Bob Barr is running for President. [swoon] Finally, we have a chance to elect a president who stands for Family Values and Limited Government.

In 2000, liberals had a real choice — Ralph Nader. Conservatives only had one option: Republican George W. Bush. And we all know there’s no difference between the two parties. But millions of liberals were able to assuage their consciences by voting for their ideal candidate.

And now it’s our turn. Millions of us will have a chance to vote for Libertarian Bob Barr instead of Republican Lite McCain. Isn’t this great?!?!?!?!?

Check out this hilarious video: Sean “Dude Where’s My Forehead” Hannity throwing a hissyfit at Bob Barr.

cross-posted at Bring It On!

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Blogger Lew Scannon said...

Isn't Bob Barr Roseanne's first husband?

May 13, 2008 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Lew: LOL. They'd make a pair.

May 13, 2008 at 1:32 PM  
Anonymous vice said...

This is going to be good. Real good! Paybacks are a bitch, hey McCain?

May 13, 2008 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Vice: That's right, it's payback time. It's the Right's turn to get Nadered.

May 13, 2008 at 4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't he the one what brought his mistress to the impeachment hearings, cording to the Enquirer?

May 13, 2008 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger kip said...

Sean seems a little upset that a third-party candidate might make his nominee lose.
Funny, he sure raked us over the coals back in 2000.

May 13, 2008 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Ron: I wouldn't doubt it. I think he also was a member of some hardcore White Supremacist organization.

Kip: Yeah, it sure is poetic now to have the shoe on the other foot.

May 13, 2008 at 10:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this guy is taking votes away from McWar, I'm all for it. But somehow, I always become frighten during election season because you never know what Americans are gonna do. I mean they did elect Bush twice and made McWar the GOP nominee so i'm holding my breath on this one. Hopefully the Dems come through because Obama does not seem like the flip-flopping, war-hungry lunatic like the rest of those in the field.


May 14, 2008 at 12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Guy is no Liberatarian,

I have followed Libertarians for years. The Right Wing likes them because they are for smaller and local Government. The Left because they do away with laws on drugs, sex, abortion and pornography.

But this guy is a Southerner which really makes me nervous.

Barry Goldwater said in the 60's his Liberatarian beliefs would not let him support a national Civil Rights bill so he became a state- righter and carried the Deep South in the 1964 election.

So you could ask what was the difference between Barry Goldwater and Strom Thurmond?


After that Many Southern Conservatives have adopted Liberatarian Values to mask their state rights opposition to Civil Rights.

Barr is using it to supplement his Arch-conservatisms and if he became President he would use it to take away regulations on Business and let them run free (Hello Ronald Reagan).

Years ago Libertarians were a fairly agreeable bunch you can talk to. Now it seems it shifted over to the right wing.

You can bet he will be able to raise some cash.


May 14, 2008 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jo: That's what I like best about Barr, that he'll hopefully siphon votes away from McCain. He's spoken out against the Patriot Act and other Big Brother activities since 9/11, but I don't know if that makes him a Libertarian. But I hope a lot of rightwing Republicans vote for him.

Erik: Yeah, his "Libertarian" credentials are pretty lame. I don't know if you looked at that video with Sean Hannity chewing him out, but Barr's responses were pretty vague. He says he's still against abortion and drugs and all that, but these laws should be decided by states and not the federal government. That doesn't sound "Libertarian" to me. I'm pretty sure Libertarians are against laws like that regardless of whether they're passed by the states or the feds.

But he also says there's a lot of variety and disagreement within the Libertarian Party. That's probably true. A lot of pro-war bloggers claim to be Libertarian, but that sounds contradictory to me. A small hands-off government here at home, and then we invade other countries -- doesn't compute.

May 14, 2008 at 3:07 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Bob Barf? Heh!

Whenever I think of him, I don't think first of his role in the Clinton impeachment, I think of his role in "Borat".

May 14, 2008 at 5:10 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: Damn, he was in Borat? I saw the movie but I didn't know (or else I forgot) that Barr was in it. It's probably the most constructive thing he's done.

May 14, 2008 at 8:26 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

And now Bob Barr is running for President. [swoon] Finally, we have a chance to elect a president who stands for Family Values...

Dana Milbank's column, "A Spoiler, by Way of the Dairy Case" is a timely read. Here's some tidbits from it.

"As a Republican candidate for the House in 1994, he rose to national attention when reports alleged that he had licked whipped cream off the breasts of two women at a charity event.

"As a congressman from Georgia, the thrice-married Barr returned attention to the whipped-cream episode when, speaking in support of the Defense of Marriage Act, he argued that 'the flames of self-centered morality are licking at the very foundations of our society.'

"As one of the managers of Bill Clinton's impeachment, Barr gained enough prominence to attempt a run for the Senate in 2002. But that effort fell apart at about the time Barr accidentally fired a .38-caliber pistol through a glass door at a fundraising reception."

Thrice married? Breastlicking? Careless gun handling? Whose family values, Henry Hyde's? David Vitters'? Dick Cheney's?

I think your enthusiasm is misplaced.

May 14, 2008 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

S.W.: Actually, uh, my "enthusiasm" that you refer to is mostly tongue-in-cheek. The only thing I like about Barr is that he'll probably siphon off votes from McCain.

I don't know much about Barr, but if he's like most of those "family values" hypocrites, all the things you've said about him are quite typical. I just hope that with Barr and McCain fighting over the same voters, the White House will go to the Democratic candidate.

May 15, 2008 at 12:40 AM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Whew! Glad to hear it.

May 15, 2008 at 1:34 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

I don't know about you guys, but I can't wait for the day when we finally legalize heroin and crack.

May 15, 2008 at 7:33 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Randal: You'll have to leave now; we don't allow any drug-using Democrats at this site :)

May 15, 2008 at 10:28 AM  
Anonymous Kvatch said...

Ah...a little touch-o-Nader tailor made for the 'Thuglicans.

May 15, 2008 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Kvatch: Yup, how poetic. It's time for the Right to get Nadered this year.

May 15, 2008 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Thomas said...

I doubt Bob Barr will have much of an impact outside the south. However, in the south, he just might tip the scales in favor of Obama in Virginia.

May 16, 2008 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Thomas: True, it's hard to tell how much impact Barr will have on the race. After all, Pat Buchanan was running on a third party in 2000 and Republican voters ignored him. But that video was so poetic, seeing Sean Hannity go hysterical over Barr running for president and supposedly sabotaging McCain.

May 16, 2008 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

From Slant magazine's film review of "Borat":

"...if such a thing applies to an endeavor in which former Georgia senator Bob Barr is offered cheese and then, once it's in his mouth, informed that it was made from the milk of Borat's wife's breast."


THAT is how I choose to think of Bob Barr! Heh!

May 16, 2008 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: Works for me. There are certainly kinkier things that Biblehumpers have done when they think the cameras are off.

May 16, 2008 at 10:51 PM  

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