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Libertarians Predicted Tea Party Betrayal in January

August 2, 2011

Press release from the Libertarian party

WASHINGTON – On January 17, 2011, the Libertarian Party (LP) asked the 90,000 readers of its weekly email message to take a poll asking, “When will we know that Republicans successfully fooled the Tea Partiers?”

59% of respondents chose the option, “When they raise the debt limit without real spending cuts.”

View the poll results here.Read more ...

Ballot Access News provides official vote count from NY-26 special election

From Ballot Access News:

New York State held a special U.S. House election on May 24, 2011, to fill the vacant 26th district seat. The official results by party: Democratic 42.77%; Republican 32.15%; Tea Party 9.03%; Conservative 8.18%; Working Families 4.67%; Independence 2.14%; Green 1.06%.

In November 2010, the results in this same seat had been: Republican 58.99%; Democratic 26.39%; Conservative 9.41%; Independence 5.21%.… Read more ...

David Colborne: Wayne Root Votes In Favor of Big Government

On May 5, 2011, at 7:54 pm, the Libertarian Party of Nevada had over sixty members, three active county-level affiliates, and enjoyed constantly increasing momentum month after month. Each local affiliate proudly hosted events at least once a month. With the weather improving and convention season beginning, each local affiliate was putting its booth staffing plans into place, purchasing outreach brochures, printing membership packets, and generally doing all of the little things necessary to get the word out.… Read more ...

KY GOP Chair Threatens Over LP Candidate

Kentucky GOP Chair threatens Republican primary candidates

Even as Texas Governor and Republican Governors Association Chair Rick Perry encouraged Republican unity in the Kentucky gubernatorial race, saying that “there are those out there who will say 2010 was a fluke” and that Kentucky Republicans need to “send a strong message across this country that 2010 was real,” the Chair of the Kentucky GOP began threatening Tea Party-backed Republican candidates.… Read more ...

John Jay Myers: My Thoughts On the LNC (Or Off the LNC)

Posted as a note to Facebook early morning Sunday, April 17:

This weekend I was supposed to speak at the Mississippi Party’s State Convention, something I was looking forward to, but instead I made the trip to Washington D.C. to try and fill the slot that was left vacant on the Libertarian National Committee by my friend David Nolan.… Read more ...

Chris Rickert: A good time to consider third-party alternatives

From Madison.com:

Ben Manski, the Green Party candidate who lost his bid for a West Side Madison Assembly seat to Democrat Brett Hulsey last year, has great ideas for opening up the political system and correctly identifies the existing redistricting process as “an incumbency protection racket.”

But on the collective bargaining issue, Democrats are on his side, and the current conflict should not be about “building any party at the expense of progress,” he said.

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Wayne Root: Obamageddon: Signs That Obama’s Great Depression Has Begun

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and Author of “The Conscience of a Libertarian”

The best professional poker players in the world earn millions by reading and reacting to “tells,” their opponents’ verbal and nonverbal traits. They notice the way an opponent is smiling, frowning, laughing, tapping their hands, sweating, or blinking their eyes.… Read more ...

Limbaugh: disgruntled tea partiers could bolt the GOP to form a third party

Kenric Ward in Sunshine State News, by way of the Florida TEA Party:

…Limbaugh… tweaked establishment Republicans by predicting that disgruntled tea partiers could bolt the GOP to form a third party.

“They know they’re a majority in the country. If they conclude that they have no influence with the current crop of Republicans, they’ll go third party,” Limbaugh opined.… Read more ...

Salon.com: Tea Party hit by Democratic Party Con

From an article by Justin Elliott over at Salon.com:

This one does not look good for the Democratic Party in Michigan: Two county-level party officials have been hit with felony charges in an alleged scheme to put bogus Tea Party candidates on the ballot to draw votes away from Republicans.… Read more ...

Independent, Green Party, and Tea Party candidates set to shake up Western New York district special election after Republican Congressman resigns in sex scandal

Following the sex scandal driven resignation of Republican Chris Lee in NY-26, Scott Walker’s prank caller Ian Murphy (see previous IPR story) is described by Steve Peoples at Roll Call as “likely to capture the the Green Party ballot line” according to state Green Party co-chairman Peter LaVenia:

“The local out in western New York has talked to a number of different candidates, and they forwarded the recommendation,” LaVenia said.

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Florida Tea Party responds to State of the State address

Press release emailed to IPR:

“I was pleased with the tone and subjects covered by the Governor. We strongly support Governor Scott’s efforts to bring the state budget under control and be on the side of the taxpayers of Florida.”

“Governor Scott will have a tough fight on his hands to overcome the forces of special interests to implement his bold initiatives.… Read more ...

NY: Tea Party Groups Vow to Run Third Party Candidate in Special Congressional Election

From Roll Call via Third Party and Independent Daily:

New York state Assemblywoman Jane Corwin was chosen Monday to be the GOP’s representative in the special election to replace Rep. Chris Lee (R) in the Empire State’s 26th district.

The nomination of the establishment favorite, while celebrated by local Republican officials Monday night, drew an ominous warning from western New York tea party activists who immediately vowed to pursue a third-party candidate.… Read more ...