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Two Cheers For Rebranding

Roll Tide Libertarian Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 11:54 AM
Please don't lump RINO's with us libertarians. We are not even close. RINO's believe in government solutions, just like Democrats, they only differ on what government should be solving. Libertarians believe the role of government should be limited, both in how much it interferes with your life and how much it spends. RINO's have no principles. Libertarians do, they are just different from those held by Christian social conservatives.
Roy323 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 7:38 PM
Roll Tide-I am NOT questioning your credentials. Iwill be the first to agreer that "there is no Republican political philosophy". Thank you for the feed-back (I need all the encouragement I can garner Re the "republican" philosophy!)
goldilocks Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 10:05 AM
A, thanks.

of course libertarians are RINO's and not welcome in the GOP.
Roll Tide Libertarian Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 8:17 AM
I have voted Republican all my life and at times have been a registered Republican. The first President I ever voted for was Reagan. I support the party when it espouses fiscally conservative values as it has done in the past.

If you think I am a RINO because I follow the libertarian political, then you do not understand the distinction between party and political philosophy. By your definition, someone who supports the TEA party is a RINO.

There is no Republican political philosophy. There is the party platform and much of it I can agree with. RINOs don't agree with the platform, they just put an R after their name to get elected.
Roll Tide Libertarian Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 8:02 AM
I have been a libertarian who has voted Republican all my life. And with 20 years in the military, I understand the need of fighting the enemy where he lives. Libertarianism is not a monolithic political philosophy and many libertarians disagree on this point. It is the main reason I am not a member of the Libertarian Party. Libertarianism and the Libertarian party are not one in the same.
Roy323 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 12:50 AM
roll Tide-You slick talking rascal U--Just converted me to the "Libertarian" fold! NOT. BUT, in reality I'm up for grabs if the Libertarians would forsake their ISOLATION mandate; if I didn't learn anything else in my 25+ Military years, I learned (and PREACH) "If we gotta fight 'em, fight 'em OVER THERE" . And sometimes if U don't do it "over there" THEY will be over here!
AZYaateeh Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 6:35 PM
If you're a libertarian, but you want into the GOP, you are by definition YOURSELF a RINO. The GOP is not and never has been a libertarian party, so OF COURSE you're not welcome there.
goldilocks Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 2:12 PM
R, as a libertarian, I also

don't want to be lumped

with RINO's.

But "we" are not welcomed on Townhall and in the GOP!

Ever since Mitt Romney lost the presidential election, there's been a lot of talk about how the Republican Party needs to "rebrand" itself.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal wants, among other things, for the GOP to stop being "the stupid party." Rep. Paul Ryan has concluded that the watchword for the Republican Party needs to be "prudence." Sen. Marco Rubio is the front man for the most tangible aspect of the rebranding effort: getting on the right side of the immigration issue. In the process, he's become something of the de facto point person for the party.

The latest entrant into this...