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Republican Wall of Shame is up

Staff at LP blog:

The "Republican Wall of Shame" page is active.

Take a look and learn why people should not believe Republican rhetoric about "cutting government," and also learn some good reasons to join the Libertarian Party.


The wall has been graphically redesigned from the earlier version, but the content is still the same.

The original can be seen at the link above. The version below has been slightly modified so the text is legible (that is, not overlapping text on the IPR sidebar), causing the borders and spacing within the wall to be altered.


     
  Republican Wall of Shame plackard  
 

Republicans claim they want less government, but . . .

 
       Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney: Created "RomneyCare" program, similar to ObamaCare.

       Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee: Supported five tax increases as governor, prompting the Club for Growth to label him a "liberal."

       George Bush

President George W. Bush: "I’ve abandoned free market principles to save the free market system."

      

 
  Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich: "The evidence is sufficient that we should move towards the most effective possible steps to reduce carbon loading in the atmosphere."

  question mark

Which Republican president signed massive spending bills that grew federal spending to the largest percentage of GDP in post-WWII history? (Click here for answer.)

  John McCain

John McCain: Famously suspended his campaign for President to rush back to Washington and vote for bailouts.

 
 
  Paul Ryan

Congressman Paul Ryan: Supported 2003 Medicare expansion, No Child Left Behind Act, TARP, GM & Chrysler bailouts, ethanol subsidies.

 

 Republican Record:

  • Cash for car companies
  • War in Iraq
  • 2003 Medicare drug plan
  • Patriot Act
  • $3 trillion budgets
  • $600 stimulus checks
  • No Child Left Behind Act
  • TARP bailouts
  • Huge deficits
  • Paulson for Treasury
  • Farm & ethanol subsidies

 

  Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger: No comment necessary.

 
 
Libertarians stand for:
 

  • Free Markets
  • Civil Liberties
  • Peace

 

Dear Friend of Liberty,

We need your help. Click here to join the Libertarian Party today. The Republicans and Democrats don’t believe in liberty. Unlike their rhetoric, Republicans won’t support free markets, and Democrats won’t support civil liberties and peace.

Here are some facts about the Libertarian Party:

  • We are America’s third-largest political party.
  • Many Libertarians serve in elected office and directly implement Libertarian policies.
  • We have affiliates in all 50 states.
  • We run hundreds of candidates for all political offices from President down to U.S. Congress and city councils.

A Zogby poll found that 44 percent of respondents agreed they were "fiscally conservative and socially liberal, also known as libertarian."

Right now there’s a "budget battle" going on in Congress, but neither the Republicans nor the Democrats are taking the situation seriously. They’re arguing over peanuts. The future of our children and grandchildren is very much at risk. We must make major cuts to government spending across the board — including entitlements and military spending — but the Republicans and Democrats simply won’t do it. Their philosophy is based on politics, not principles.

If you want more freedom and less government across the board, we’re the party for you.

Sincerely,

Wes Benedict
Executive Director
Libertarian National Committee

P.S. We need your help to fight back against the Republicans and Democrats, and for liberty and justice.


For background:

See previous IPR discussions and comments:

LNC Receives Proposed Budget

“Republican Wall of Shame” ad updates

Libertarian Party: Shall we spend $30k for “Republican Wall of Shame” ad?

Libertarian Party Monday Message: Video from CPAC 2011

Libertarians at CPAC present Republican Wall of Shame

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28 Comments

  1. Ayn R. Key Ayn R. Key March 15, 2011

    I wonder what the “Reagan Libertarian” has to say about the center spot of this Wall of Shame…

  2. Porn Again Christian Porn Again Christian March 14, 2011

    You may well be right.

  3. Zane, LP member Zane, LP member March 13, 2011

    I’m going to guess they have not actually placed the online ad, otherwise it would be part of the announcement.

  4. paulie paulie March 13, 2011

    They must be sending the checks to the wrong address.

  5. FKC FKC March 13, 2011

    Stop complaining and ask them Paulie. It’s what IPR pays you to do. And don’t even say they don’t, LOL.

  6. paulie paulie March 13, 2011

    Wayne is not the party spokesperson, but you can ask him. I’m not sure if he would answer.

    I don’t like to pester the national office too much, and I’m already doing it probably more than enough, so maybe someone else can ask them this time.

  7. Jill Pyeatt Jill Pyeatt March 13, 2011

    Maybe the party spokesman, Wayne Allyn Root will know. Let’s ask him!

  8. paulie paulie March 12, 2011

    No word so far. C’mon, with everybody that reads IPR, someone’s gotta know something. Don’t keep us in the dark 🙂

  9. Matt Cholko Matt Cholko March 12, 2011

    In glad to see this up and running. I’m curious about ad support as well.

  10. paulie paulie March 12, 2011

    If anybody knows the answer to that or finds out, please let us know.

  11. George Whitfield George Whitfield March 12, 2011

    Is this also running in the online Washington Post?

  12. Mashed Potato with a Twist Mashed Potato with a Twist March 11, 2011

    So does this mean the online ad is running in WaPo now?

  13. paulie paulie March 11, 2011

    Agreed.

  14. George Phillies George Phillies March 11, 2011

    Paulie,

    Thanks for putting these up. I do believe that the top version, identifying each of the Republican leaders by name, was a distinct advance. Some of the people, e.g., Gingrich, Bush, are immediately recognizable, but identifying governors of remote states may be more trying to many Americans.

    George

  15. paulie paulie March 11, 2011

    I did width=500 on that to fit it in our middle column, but you can play with that depending on where you post it.

  16. Ayn R. Key Ayn R. Key March 11, 2011

    Make it one big jpg, that way I can post the sucker all over the web.

  17. paulie paulie March 11, 2011

    TFCAJSTM,

    If only bloopers were the worst part of the Dubya record.

  18. paulie paulie March 11, 2011

    Wes Benedict deserves a raise for this one.

    ——>>>>>this guy? Libertarian response to State of the Union and Republicans: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YepUKUdX6Ek&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

    Yep, that guy.

    And that was a well-written and on target response, done the same day as the speech, which is important in getting into the news cycle. The idea of getting it on video was a good one as well. Kudos for the idea and effort. The execution of the video was not that great, which is why the LP now has a teleprompter, lighting, podium, etc. Also good. Next time will be better. So, yeah, that guy.

    —-> this guy ?

    Gary E. Johnson (R-NM) A former 2-term Governor in the 2-1 registered Democratic swing state of NM on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_E._Johnson

    Yep, that’s the one. Is there something you meant/implied by the question? I’m not sure what your point was in pointing to the wikipedia article.

  19. FKC // Mar 11, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Wes Benedict deserves a raise for this one.

    ——>>>>>this guy? Libertarian response to State of the Union and Republicans: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YepUKUdX6Ek&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

    One Who Knows // Mar 11, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Waste of time and money. Simpler to take Ron Paul and Gary Johnson and exempt them from the wall and put up the satanic elephant for the rest.

    —-> this guy ?

    Gary E. Johnson (R-NM) A former 2-term Governor in the 2-1 registered Democratic swing state of NM on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_E._Johnson

    President George W. Bush: “I’ve abandoned free market principles to save the free market system.”

    —-> this guy?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEbZqvMu2cQ&feature=related

  20. paulie paulie March 11, 2011

    Simpler to take Ron Paul and Gary Johnson and exempt them from the wall and put up the satanic elephant for the rest.

    You missed the point completely.

    Doing so would do nothing to tell Republicans what’s wrong with their other leaders.

  21. paulie paulie March 11, 2011

    It’s about time!

    Good job LP.

    I love it, especially the question mark–

    Awesome.

    Same here.

  22. Erik G. Erik G. March 11, 2011

    Awesome.

  23. One Who Knows One Who Knows March 11, 2011

    Waste of time and money. Simpler to take Ron Paul and Gary Johnson and exempt them from the wall and put up the satanic elephant for the rest.

  24. Jill Pyeatt Jill Pyeatt March 11, 2011

    I love it, especially the question mark–

  25. FKC FKC March 11, 2011

    Wes Benedict deserves a raise for this one.

  26. Porn Again Christian Porn Again Christian March 11, 2011

    It’s about time!

    Good job LP.

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