Kwiatkowski: Words matter, but actions and effectiveness matter more

Virginia libertarian Karen Kwiatkowski wrote today about a local “town hall” type meeting, and reviewed congressman Bob Goodlatte’s talking points.  This article was published in the Harrisonburg, VA Daily News-Record.

[Congressman Bob Goodlatte] was asked about his support for the Patriot Act, legislation that admittedly he and the rest of Congress never even read when they originally passed it in late 2001.  He then became upset, and left abruptly. In that moment, it was easy to forget that our 10-term incumbent is also a lawyer…

It seems that the long-term 6th District incumbent is trying to put some daylight between himself and the big spending, big government establishment Republicanism that has largely been his political home for over twenty years.  He is saying more of what his constituency wants to hear, about federal oversight, and auditing the Federal Reserve…”

Read the entire article here or here.

20 thoughts on “Kwiatkowski: Words matter, but actions and effectiveness matter more

  1. AroundtheblockAFT

    Goodlatte starting to talk the talk, now make him walk the walk. Karen should attend all his Town Halls, keep embarassing him, and then
    run against him in 2012.

  2. Thomas L. Knapp

    Bob @2,

    You don’t have a ticket yet. You’ve just got an aspiration to a ticket.

    A ticket starts with a campaign.

    A campaign starts with a candidate.

    A candidate is someone who actually does things, not someone who sits around promising to do things if a Winnebago and a woman fall out of the sky and land on him.

    I told you how to become a real candidate with a real campaign yesterday. Have you thought it over yet?

  3. Robert Capozzi

    I do believe I agree that actions speak louder than words. So now I’m totally confused by KK. She seems more interested in “principle” as she defines it, that “popularity” doesn’t count. The popular generally are the ones in the position to take action, pontificators almost never do.

    Which is it?

  4. Milnes Is a Cream Puff

    If Thomas Knapp and Paulie — two average guys — “running me down” is all it takes to paralyze Milnes into inaction, then how does he expect to withstand the pressures of being president?

    If elected, will President Milnes lie in bed all day, because the previous day some 12-year-old criticized President Milnes on Facebook?

  5. Thomas L. Knapp


    I’m not running you down.

    I’ve even offered to help you if you’re willing to get serious (not because I support you but because I think maybe giving it a real try might help you get it out of your system, and because it might be interesting, and because there might even be a bit of money in it).

    But I see no reason to humor you when you insist on just fucking around, as you have for six years now.

    If you want to run for president, run for president instead of bellyaching about running for president.

    And as I pointed out in my strategy memo to you the other day, the precursor to running is walking.

  6. Thomas L. Knapp

    There was another article by Kwiatkowski. It was not posted by me.

    If you look to your right, you’ll see it in the sidebar under “recent entries.”

    Or you could type “Kwiatkowski” into the search form right there at the top of the site.

    I’m giving you those two hints instead of just directly linking to it because I believe it’s better to show a guy how to do things for himself than cater to his desire to have everyone else do everything for him.

  7. Robert Milnes

    Just woke up. Asked a groggy fool question. Got rapped on thehead by Tom’s ruler.
    But as usual, Tom’s correcting me is not completely correct itself.
    Article in question is no longer in recent entries posted on IPR homepage. In my mind I remembered 2 KK articles consecutive. One posted by Tom. I stand corrected on the difference between one posted by & one written by.
    BUT, the other was posted by Bruce Cohen. Known Root rooter/rightist.
    Now THAT makes me a little more uneasy about KK.
    For some reason I hadn’t read it. Well now I have.

  8. Thomas L. Knapp


    Don’t assume that because someone posts an article by X, that someone supports X.

    Most of IPR’s editors post stuff they think is newsworthy, whether they agree with it or not.

  9. Catholic Trotskyist

    Hello Hello Heloo, I am drunken, posting drunken, I don’t really care about Karen Kwkaowtkowski, but Robert Milnes is much more important, and I thin we shod work with the all party systme including PLAS and Constitution Party, god bless Obama, amen.

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