Libertarians in VA: Know who you are voting for

There is a heated gubernatorial race underway in Virginia, with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden coming out to support Democrat Terry McAuliffe, the TEA Party throwing its support behind Republican Ken Cuccinelli, and a growing group lending its support to so-called libertarian Robert Sarvis.

In fact, Sarvis has amassed so much support and fractured the Republican, conservative, libertarian voting block so greatly, McAuliffe may very well come out on top. While Glenn is certainly not opposed to third-party candidates, he warned his listeners in Virginia to do their homework on the candidates before casting their vote tomorrow.

“Terry McAuliffe looks like he may win in Virginia, if conservatives don’t come out in droves. If you don’t do everything you need to do,” Glenn said on radio this morning. McAuliffe’s Republican opponent, Cuccinelli, gained a tremendous amount of favorability in Virginia as attorney general after he was the first litigator to file a lawsuit against Obamacare, but a victory in tomorrow’s election is anything but certain.

“And so the first litigator against it you would think would be a shoo-in but, no, not necessarily,” Glenn said. “And here’s why: Because you got this libertarian who has taken nine points off, but he’s not really a libertarian… Do not be fooled… Libertarians, if you indeed are voting for this guy, you need to know who he is, at least what he’s saying because he doesn’t sound like any libertarian I have ever met.”

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Last week, Charles C. W. Cooke, a columnist for National Review, wrote a fascinating piece, “Sarvis a Libertarian? Nope,” about Sarvis and his past that seems to indicate he is a far cry from libertarian. In the article, Cooke describes Sarvis a “social liberal.”

As evidence, Cooke cites interviews Sarvis did with Reason magazine and NBC’s Chuck Todd, in which he describes his economic policy:

In a recent Reason interview, Sarvis explained that he was “not into the whole Austrian type, strongly libertarian economics,” preferring “more mainstream economics” instead. The candidate expanded on this during an oddly defensive interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, in which he seemed put off not so much by “strongly libertarian economics” as by libertarian economics per se. As governor, Sarvis told Todd, he would be hesitant to cut taxes, unsure as to how he might “reduce spending,” and open to indulging the largest piece of federal social policy since 1965 by expanding Virginia’s Medicaid program.

“A libertarian that doesn’t want to cut taxes,” Pat asked.

During an interview with the Virginia Prosperity Project, Sarvis as also expressed interest in increasing gas taxes and for establishing a “vehicle-miles-driven-tax.”

“Totally libertarian, Glenn joked. “Someone should have exposed him a long time ago… And I have no problem winning or losing on principle, but a guy who says, ‘Well, Austrian [economics] sounds kind of harsh. It’s cold, those Austrians and their economic theory.’ What is libertarian, at least financial libertarian, what is that if it’s not Austrian economics? I mean, jeez, for the love of Pete. A libertarian that doesn’t believe in Austrian economics and likes taxes, and wants, you know, GPS tracking to be able to find you – that’s not a libertarian. That’s a liar. No seriously, do you know of a libertarian that is for that?”

“Don’t be fooled in Virginia,” Pat concluded. “Don’t be fooled.”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Sounds like we found a new species of politicians, a new derivative of RINO’s: the LINO – Libertarian in name only.

    He does not want to cut taxes, unsure how to cut spending, and more as cited in the article: warning, warning, warning, false flags are flying. Sounds like a fifth columnist.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    If he is Libertarian than I am Sam Fisher and not someone just using fictional Tom Clancy character name.

  • Anonymous

    Where does he get his funding? The DNC?

  • Stephen H

    This NEEDS to be on the Front page of The Blaze and it’s not.

  • Stephen H

    Or Dem-Lite

  • Sara Nichols

    If I was on twitter, I would give this fake libertarian Sarvis a piece of my mind.

  • Anonymous

    It sounds like he’s just a libertarian when it comes to gay marriage.

  • Anonymous

    Depressing. The Democrat Party candidate wins whenever the truth is obscured, when dead people, non-citizens and felons vote, and when elections commissions look the other way on “unusual” ballots or vote-counting procedures: Democrat Party wins. Most folks, Libertarian or otherwise, don’t remember the presidential candidacy of Ross Perot and how Mr. Clinton became president with less than a majority. It will only be news in the future when a conservative wins an election.

  • Anonymous

    I sure hope many Virginians heard you this morning, Glenn. Maybe, this so called “libertarian” was put in by the left to divide and conquer. Many people do not want a Republican in office, but do not like the lefties either. So, they vote libertarian not realizing that this way, the Left wins again.

  • Anonymous

    Follow the money ! Soro’s tentacles are woven all over the place.. Manchurian candidate anyone?

  • Thomas J. Zaleski

    MOST Libertarians ARE Social liberals: Pro abortion, pro gay marriage, etc. Are they not?

  • 12thraven

    This is the fallacy of the perception of libertarians. It’s not their views on the issues, it’s their views on the government’s place, role and authority regarding these issues. True libertarians are NOT for homosexual marriage, for instance. A true libertarian asks, “What the heck is government doing in the marriage institution at all – whether it be homo or heterosexual?”.

  • Anonymous

    Sarvis has the educational track of the hyper liberals like Obama and the Clintons; Harvard, Cambridge, and New York University. Government is his solution to many issues. Sarvis is a wolf in sheeps clothing, not a libertarian.

  • soybomb315

    Sounds to me like the establishment and Glenn Beck are freaking out. Of course, we are used to seeing Glenn Beck act tough until elections come around and he pretends he is doing a public service.

    Glenn Beck – the spinmaster…..Finally a libertarian somewhere makes some waves and Glenn releases his full attack squad….No wonder why Glenn has no credibility among libertarians….ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK

    http://www.robertsarvis.com/issues/jobs

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2013/09/20/robert-sarvis-the-other-choice-in-the-virginia-gubernatorial-race/

  • Xavian Draper

    I just lost all interest in following glennbeck.com — when you’re done regurgitating half-truths and out-of-context quips, maybe I’ll come back. These attacks are from a panicked and fractured Republican Party, and you’re lending them credibility.

    Xave Draper, 1st Congressional District Chair, Libertarian Party of Virginia

  • soybomb315

    Dont be fooled beck listeners – just listen to Glenn and his merry band of sheep – they know what is up…..Just follow the neocon establishment websites – dont do your own homework, just listen to Glenn

  • soybomb315

    So libertarian party should not run any candidates because the republican party is so unpopular?

  • soybomb315

    he has no funding. he drives around in his minivan. Yeah, what a dangerous guy.

    Seriously – this crap Glenn Beck pulls has to stop

  • soybomb315

    “Most folks, Libertarian or otherwise, don’t remember the presidential
    candidacy of Ross Perot and how Mr. Clinton became president with less
    than a majority”

    Earth to catdaddio…..Did it ever occur to you that maybe republican party should have learned the lesson during Ross Perot and reformed the election system so that president/governor cant be elected outright with less than 50% of the vote????

  • kpalm

    Seriously? Is Glenn Beck the authority on all that is libertarian now? I never thought Beck was all that libertarian himself, though perhaps moving toward it; keeping with John Stossel on that one (http://www.dailypaul.com/281311/john-stossel-goes-after-glenn-beck-for-claiming-to-be-libertarian). Everything I see in this article, like the similar pieces, is either false or taken completely out of context. You couldn’t find any fair criticisms? Like how young Sarvis is? Plus, all of these points have been addressed time and time again, both by Sarvis and others. Aren’t you guys tired of repeating yourselves yet?

    Sarvis’ response: https://soundcloud.com/monticellomedia/interview-with-libertarian#new-timed-comment-at-299725

    Other articles:

    http://www.varight.com/news/is-there-a-smear-campaign-against-robert-sarvis/

    http://theconstitutionworks.blogspot.com/2013/10/has-smear-campaign-been-launched.html

  • soybomb315

    How much money does Sarvis have?

    Sarvis has raised a grand total of $80,000…..Yeah, hardly the work of George Soros. Give me a break, you are so poorly informed and it is irresponsible to make such a statement

    http://www.nbcwashington.com/blogs/first-read-dmv/Terry-McAuliffe-Out-Fundraising-Ken-Cuccinelli-in-Final-Days-of-Virginia-Governor-Race-229633741.html

  • soybomb315

    Cuccinelli went to University of Virginia which is just as liberal as the ones you mentioned – but you wouldnt know that because conservative media does not talk about UVA. Cuccinelli also went to George Mason, which is in the heart of the empire and closest to the cancer…..Not to mention Cuccinelli has been a government employee since 2002…..

    But yet you say Sarvis is a big-government wolf in sheep’s clothing???? HAHA – low information!

  • soybomb315

    “MOST Libertarians ARE Social liberals: Pro abortion, pro gay marriage, etc. Are they not?”

    What is in the water around here??? Did you not know Glenn claims to be libertarian????

    In general, libertarians are not “pro” anything….They are “ANTI” Thomas J. Zaleski telling anybody else what to do with their lives

  • soybomb315

    for what? Wouldnt you first let him talk to see whether Glenn Beck was pulling a fast one on you?

    http://www.robertsarvis.com/issues/jobs

  • soybomb315

    Amazing how Glenn Beck pretends to be a voice of truth and patriotism but at the drop of a hat he will stoop to the lowest depths in order to attack the thing he claims to like the most

  • Anonymous

    You should be ashamed to count this guy as a libertarian. Where is his stand on the constitution? What is his point in getting into this race? To be the spoiler…probably being paid by Terry and the lying liberals that support him.

  • Anonymous

    The fact that Ron Paul is supporting the Republican candidate should tell it all. If he felt the “spoiler” had value, we know Paul would have supported him. Paul follows the “beat of his own” drum…so he would not be supporting the Republican if he felt the libertarian was the better candidate. The libertarian has probably being supported by Terry and his gang of mischief, just like ole’ Claire Mccaskill did in Missouri last fall. These democrats will pull out all the stops to win…they have no honesty…no honor!

  • kpalm

    No actually that really tells nothing at all. Ron Paul has always endorsed Republicans. Give me ONE example of when he has endorsed a Libertarian because I’ve never found one. The only way he would’ve ever endorsed Sarvis is if he had run as a Republican. This says nothing constructive about Sarvis when Paul is only doing as he has always done. Also, Rand is attempting to build alliances in Virginia for his presidential run. It wouldn’t help him for Ron to endorse anyone who wasn’t running as a Republican. You may want to look at the Republican party a little harder. I’m not convinced they are any more honorable or honest than the Democrats. Also, Sarvis is pulling a lot of Democrats because of his social tolerance policies. Heck, a lot of Republicans are calling him a social liberal. Explain to me how that benefits the Dems in any way that would suggest he is a pawn of theirs.

  • http://www.joshuascottmccullough.com/ Josh McCullough

    Liars…and I thought Glenn had turned a new leaf!

  • soybomb315

    Ron Paul did not endorse Gary Johnson but we all know Gary Johnson was better than Romney. But Ron Paul endorsed Chuck Baldwin in 2008.

    History is showing that ever since Rand Paul came into senate, Ron Paul is willing to play politics in order to help his son.

  • Anonymous

    Not if they have no chance of winning. I grant you the Republicans need to mend their ways, but splitting off votes will hand the left a win.

  • soybomb315

    Glenn, you claim to be a man of principle and honesty. You are shamed

  • soybomb315

    “Always vote on principle even if you vote alone”
    - John Quincy Adams

    It matters not who wins. My job is to vote for the best candidate. If the republicans cared about vote-splitting, they should reform the election laws and stop using Saul Alinsky smear campaigns against libertarians and constitutionalists

  • Xavian Draper

    You should be ashamed to pose as a Libertarian. I was at the statewide LP nominating convention – you were not. If you had an issue, that was the place to bring it up, not the week prior to the election.

  • soybomb315

    “You should be ashamed to count this guy as a libertarian.”
    -Why? Did you not do your homework?
    http://www.varight.com/news/is-there-a-smear-campaign-against-robert-sarvis/
    http://www.robertsarvis.com/issues/jobs

    “Where is his stand on the constitution?”
    -http://www.robertsarvis.com/issues/civil-liberties

    “What is his point in getting into this race?”
    -Because the republican party is corrupt, as shown in this article and the Saul Alinsky tactics of Glenn Beck

    “probably being paid by Terry and the lying liberals that support him.”
    -Saul Alinsky tactic

  • soybomb315

    The old stumbling block called elections and political parties….

  • Anonymous

    That was then and this is now. I wish we could vote for the best candidate, but what if he tells lies? Look what happened in 2012. How many thought that Obama was the best choice and now? People should look what the party stands for and do a lot of research before they cast their vote. But, unfortunately, they mostly vote by name recognition or who promises them the most free stuff.

  • soybomb315

    “People should look what the party stands for and do a lot of research before they cast their vote.”

    Precisely. And now that the evil motives of the republican party are on full display in this article and Glenn Beck show, the fix is in. As i said, if republicans cared about not splitting votes, they would fix the election laws. Their laziness does not mean i am forced to vote for them.

  • Anonymous

    Could it be like; a wolf in sheeps clothing. Where has all the moral, character and honesty gone? Some Americans have lost the meaning of what we stand for.

  • http://www.joshuascottmccullough.com/ Josh McCullough

    Wow, just watched the video – you are really quite a … jerk … if I can put it that lightly. You’re taking lies spread by the Republican crew and acting as if they’re facts. You’re taking quotes out of context and helping this smear campaign along.

    - Sarvis wants to ELIMINATE income tax.
    - Sarvis NEVER said a thing about a “GPS tracker” – you realize your car has an odometer, right?
    - Sarvis doesn’t want to just willy-nilly create new taxes, he wants to create BETTER taxes and get rid of blanket taxes (like income tax) and business taxes.
    - Need I go on? Do some research next time, you hack.

    You’ve officially lost all of my respect. How dare you, sir?

  • AccountantCas

    People are fooled so easily these days.

  • Mike Nelson

    This is a tiresome scenario.

    I don’t know any person who votes libertarian who didn’t first LEAVE the “I Vote For Republicans Because Democrats Are Worse” camp.

    THe fact is, the R’s threw in with the D’s long ago, and voting for either of them is voting for BOTH of them. The more people vote Libertarian, and the more the numbers grow, the greater the faith people will have that they are a viable party.

    You will never get the Old Men out of the GOP or change the mentality of an Ass, but (since our votes don’t matter anyway) you can surely support someone who is against them both.

    If the R’s aren’t living up to your views of what they should be, and you settle for them anyway, THAT is the scenario that most closely reflects the condition of our country right now. I have said it before and I’ll say it again: if you are not a proponent of change, you are a victim of it.

    R’s as a voting block have settled for far too long, and now a generation of upstarts can see the emperor has no clothes, and is taking you to task for it, and all you can do is cry that people who don’t vote like you are the problem, rather than changing your behavior to support something you actually want, rather than merely not supporting something you DON’T want.

    Grow up.

  • Anonymous

    As I said the Republicans need to mend their ways. Maybe the Tea Party will breath new life into the party and we need to vote the old bums out. As long as the libertarian party is not viable it will split the vote and the left will win. (again!)

  • Anonymous

    Remember who we wound up with the last time! Don’t vote just to make a point think of the consequences.

  • Mike Nelson

    See, that’s the difference between us when we vote: I think of NOTHING BUT the consequences… and the consequences of voting R (as the best, shiniest of two turds) led me to W, McCain, and a litany of other failures on the statement that, “We can’t have D’s in power!”

    To me, when I vote in protest against the D’s and I don’t vote my heart, I am making a statement that I will settle, and in so doing I give that attitude power in the world, and join the flow of all the others who don’t like it, but fear worse things.

    Well, screw that. I’m done with voting for R’s because they are R’s. Gary Johnson WAS the BEST candidate in the race last time, and a lot more than 1% of the voters knew it as fact – or should have, if they were learning about the candidates rather than listening to punditry.

    Voting R in the current political climate in the US, is a failure to support liberty, period.

  • jon baker

    After reading some of the comments and then doing my own research I think I have to finally admit it. Glen Beck is not a libertarian, he is here to co-opt us for the mainline republican party! He pays us a lot of lip service but look who he continually backs (Mitt Romney anyone). I’ve noticed that ever since the tea party formed there has been a significant push to move the libertarian party towards being just another arm of the Republican party. We are not, and should not allow ourselves to become, just more “extreme” Republicans. We are libertarians and we are a separate party because neither party has stood for what we believe in for a very long time.
    Maybe I am wrong. Glenn has said a lot of things I agree with recently but actions speak louder than words and if we judge by actions than i would have to say there is no way Glenn should be called a libertarian voice. After this attempted hit job i don’t think there can be much question about this

  • jon baker

    Libertarians are not alternative republicans. we are a separate party from both the reps and the dems because both don’t support our views. It is not our place to step aside to help the republicans win

  • Anonymous

    Sarvin is a Libertarian through and through. One does not need to 100% be a follower of the Austrian school to be a Libertarian.

    This is a worthless smear campaign against the better candidate, what do you expect from a worthless scumbag like Glenn Beck.

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  • Ty Lynn Ocell

    Smear campaign! All to twist Sarvis words and steal the Libertarian label. Sorry folks but Libertarians belong to the Libertarian Party. Republicans belong to the American Taliban party (Republican Party)! We are the only fiscal conservatives and social liberals! Don’t be fooled by this big government Beck!

  • Ty Lynn Ocell

    What ever happened to the GOPs old spirit of competition? Instead of putting up liberty candidates they put up candidates that can’t win and then blame Libertarians! No wonder the GOP is DEAD!

  • Ty Lynn Ocell

    Stop voting for bad candidates because you hate the other party more. Vote for liberty!

  • Ty Lynn Ocell

    If Republicans wanted to win they should put up good candidates! Stop whining about splitting the vote. They did it to themselves!

  • http://www.snitker2010.com Alexander Snitker

    Glenn,

    In all the time that I have heard you there is not one time that you have ever come out in support of the Libertarian candidate in an election. You have always been opposed to it and have tried to justify it in some way or another.

    This is one of the main reasons why many Libertarians do not believe you are sincere in your support for libertarianism. For all of your talk you remain a GOP firster. You can try to dress it up with your “defund the GOP ” crap but in the same segments you tell people to stay in the GOP and speak out against third parties.

    I know that this will confuse people and there is nothing Libertarians can do about it. The freedom of speech that Libertarians fight for is the same one that allows you to mislead the public about Libertarianism.

    Not that is matters because Libertarians have work to do. Many people welcome the message and it is on us to go to the voters directly and convince them to switch to Libertarian.

    It is sad when people like you hijack the message and mislead people as to what a Libertarian is. It is good that you have people like Penn Jillette on (just about the only Libertarian you have had on) but if you could just admit that you are GOP through and through and you only use libertarianism it would be helpful.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    Seeing how Obama campaign bundler supporting Robert Sarvis. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3087695/posts?page=38

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    Seeing how Obama campaign bundler supporting Robert Sarvis. You guys are no better than Obama zombies. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3087695/posts?page=38

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    Seeing how Obama campaign bundler supporting Robert Sarvis. Stop blindly following a party. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3087695/posts?page=38

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    Seeing how Obama campaign bundler supporting Robert Sarvis. Poor blind followers of the Libertarian party think for yourself and stop blindly following a party like Obama zombies. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3087695/posts?page=38

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher
  • Jeremy Boggs

    This is a completely mislead argument. Sarvis was NEVER for the miles driven tax. He simply mentioned it as part of a variety of things he would debate and consider. Maybe Glenn should stop taking things out of context.

    ***
    STRAIGHT FROM HIS WEBSITE:

    Second, we need to simplify and streamline the tax system so that
    revenue raising is transparent and least burdensome to individuals,
    families, and businesses alike. I propose:

    Eliminating the Car Tax, which is unpopular;

    Eliminating the BPOL, Machine & Tools, Merchant Capital and
    other business taxes that hide the cost of taxation, burden employers,
    and reduce business activity;

    Eliminating, or dramatically reducing, the income tax, which reduces employment and lowers take-home pay;

    Moving to a uniform consumption tax on all final retail sales of goods and services.

    Reforming property taxes by excluding, or lowering the rate applied to, improvements to land;

    Prefering, where possible, user fees to general taxes.

    ****

    And more for you here : http://www.varight.com/news/is-there-a-smear-campaign-against-robert-sarvis/

    Do your homework Glenn following sheep. Glenn is NOT Libertarian.

  • cor2879

    Ron Paul ran as a Libertarian in 1988. I’m pretty sure he endorsed himself.

  • cor2879

    Also he endorsed Chuck Baldwin in 2008, who ran for the Constitution Party (which is, frankly, far more libertarian than the Libertarian party is as often as not).

  • cor2879

    I’m not a Beck fan. The way he came after Ron Paul, Ron Paul supporters, and liberty Republicans in general is pretty reprehensible. But he is right about this one.

  • greywolfrs

    Except the part you forgot. If Republicans were following the Conservative principles, Libertarians would be NO WHERE. So, you are saying that Libertarians and Independents should vote for a candidate simply because they have an R after their name? It seems to me that this is exactly how the country got into this mess in the first place. Whether Sarvis is a “true” Libertarian or not I do not know. Since I am not in Virginia, I do not really care either, but to keep running this line is false.
    I will not vote for someone simply because they have an R after their name or because I do not want a democrap to win. That is voting for the “lesser of two evils.” That is the problem with this country. Besides, since I am Libertarian, the Republican is NOT my party anyway, so why should I vote for them, I shouldn’t and neither should other Libertarians.
    If you want to blame someone for Republicans losing elections, blame should be put where it is deserved, ON REPUBLICANS. If the Republicans would put up a real candidate, not clowns like Romney or McCain, they would win elections. The largest voting block in the country is Independents, either side has to have them to win an election. The Republicans are NOT putting up candidates that appeal to those people. They have no one to blame but themselves.

  • greywolfrs

    Did you really just say this? OK, you really should look up what the Tea Party are saying, then go to the Libertarian website. You may be shocked that the Tea Party are saying what Libertarians have been saying since 1971. The Tea Party did not have an original idea and those ideas have been forwarded by LIBERTARIANS.

  • greywolfrs

    So, vote for a person who does not believe as I do so I don’t get someone who doesn’t believe as I do? How exactly does that make any sense?

  • Ty Lynn Ocell

    Shows how Libertarians are everywhere! We take from the left and the right because the 2 party system has failed America! Go Sarvis!

  • greywolfrs

    The only person who can not win is the one who does NOT run. Last time I checked, we have FREE elections and anyone on the ballot can win, all they need to do is get enough votes.

  • Ty Lynn Ocell

    Shows how Libertarians are everywhere! Taking from the left and the right because the 2 party system has failed Americans! The sheeple need to wake up and stop supporting the repubs and dems!

  • Anonymous

    Sarvis is a liberal plant as a libertarian to siphon votes from conservative minded voters. Sarvis never speaks of the Constitution or reigning in government power. Sarvis’ campaign has been bankrolled by a democratic bundler. Hellooo?

  • Ty Lynn Ocell

    The only zombie are those who support dems and repubs. Libertarians are wide awake!

  • Ty Lynn Ocell

    Slander to get a big government republican elected!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    Than vote for the commie then don’t say I did not warn you.

  • Sara Nichols

    You think Glenn’s playing me like a fiddle.

  • Sara Nichols

    You are attacking Glenn Beck, soy!

  • Sara Nichols

    Glenn is not a GOP firster, you know that he is a libertarian through and through. You think I’m lying which I am not.

  • Sara Nichols

    Robert Sarvis is a leftist plant, you idiot! Funded by Obama cronies. I’m a registered Libertarian but I vote GOP because the people we put as candidates will split Democrat votes. You should be ashamed of yourself by putting this guy up a candidate in your state. What in the f**k is wrong with you?

  • Sara Nichols

    Get lost, you hater. You are a hater.

  • Sara Nichols

    Glenn is a LIBERTARIAN!! END OF STORY!!

  • greywolfrs

    Glenn is NOT a Libertarian, he is a registered Independent, as he has stated many times.

  • greywolfrs

    Except that Glenn has stated many times that he is a REGISTERED INDEPENDENT, so I guess that shoots your stupidity out of the water.

  • greywolfrs

    What the fuck is wrong with you, if you are just going to vote for the Republican, why call yourself a Libertarian. You are NO Libertarian, you idiot.

  • greywolfrs

    No, most Libertarians are FOR individual rights, regardless whether we agree with them or not. The Constitution says everyone has three rights: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. We realize that our rights end where everyone else’s rights begin. We are NOT trying to dictate morality, unlike Republicans. We are not trying to force others to pay someone else’s health insurance, unlike Democraps.
    Understanding that the Constitution protects EVERYONE’S rights does not mean being for anything other than EVERYONE’S RIGHTS.

  • greywolfrs

    Glenn does NOT claim to be a Libertarian, he has stated MANY TIMES that he is a registered Independent. He has said that he agrees with some Libertarian ideas, but that does NOT make him a Libertarian.

  • Sara Nichols

    yep, who is conservative libertarian leaning.

  • greywolfrs

    Wrong, Gary Johnson was for open borders and said so on many occasions. He shot himself in the foot.

  • Sara Nichols

    Hahaha, you are stupid!

  • greywolfrs

    “Leaning” does NOT make him a Libertarian, no matter how hard you try to push that, dipshit.

  • greywolfrs

    Sounds like you speak from experience, dipshit.

  • women99

    NO!
    However Conservatives and Libertarians need to band together and ferret OUT the Phonies in both parties. After all we are for AMERICA NOT A PARTY RIGHT?

  • women99

    It was people like YOU who ALLOWED OBAMA TO WIN.
    WE, the people you and me need to think of America FIRST and NOT some ties to a party
    So you didn’t vote for Romney you voted for who Jon Hunter
    and NOW WE HAVE OBAMA. Your principal vote got you a Marxist in the WH

  • women99

    Jon
    Are you voting for a party or YOUR COUNTRY?
    UNTIL WE you and me can put in the best man for OUR country both Rep, Conservatives and Llibertarians will ALWAYS LOSE TO THE UNPRINCIPAL DEMOCRATS/SOCIALIS/MARIXIST

  • Sara Nichols

    U are an idiot, go listen to some Alex Jones, loser!

  • greywolfrs

    Learn to spell, dunce. And while you are at it, get your whole head in front the shotgun, dipshit.

  • greywolfrs

    Why, you are a Republican, so what does it have to do with you? Piss off, dipshit.

  • Anonymous

    I am so disgusted by the political system. Falsely raising a 3rd candidate in the hopes of fracturing the opposition?

    Well, I should expect nothing less from the Party that has no problem with voter fraud, and certainly doesn’t want ID necessary to vote.

    Beyond vile.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn Beck hasn’t met any libertarians, is definitely NOT a libertarian, and has no idea what he is talking about. He is an embarrassment and us libertarians want NOTHING to do with him.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, that’s why Gary Johnson *is* a libertarian. We don’t resign people to poverty forever because they were born within the borders of a terrible country. Libertarian = liberty = freedom to move from one country to another. So you are most definitely not a libertarian either.

  • Anonymous

    The Republicans won’t “mend their ways” unless we force them to suffer some embarrassing losses.

    Go ahead, GOP, keep running bigots like Cuccinelli and you’ll keep losing elections. Ignorant old white people are dying off, and younger voters are FAR more libertarian than the Republican party currently is.

    Those younger voters just got burned pretty bad by Obama’s warmongering and screwing them over with the ACA. They are ripe for the taking, but then the GOP runs a couple of bigots for Gov and Lt. Gov. in VA.

    Exit polls have Sarvis with 18% of the under 30 vote.

  • Anonymous

    Sarvis has an MA in economics from GMU, the same degree that I have. Despite being near the heart of darkness that is DC, the Economics department there is actually VERY libertarian. Austrian economists, pro Hayak, pro Mises, anti-Krugman, anti-Keynes.

  • Anonymous

    Funny, I’ve seen him speak 3 times and he always talked about reigning in government power and reducing regulations. HELLOOOoOOO?

  • Anonymous

    Agree completely, but a more practical libertarian realizes that if removing government control of marriage is impossible, a marginal improvement is to allow anyone to marry.

  • greywolfrs

    B S, if you or Gary Johnson are stupid enough to believe there are no people out there that would do the U S harm then you are both fools. You and Gary Johnson are not looking at the big picture. There would be NO prisons in any other country if you did that. Why would any other country ever house a prisoner? All they would need to do is drop them off here. Since they have committed no crime here, we can’t imprison them. Then, we have to wait for them to commmit a crime, which they will and OUR crime rate goes up. Being Libertarian does not mean being naive, which you certainly seem to be.

    Libertarian does NOT mean that and you do not know what you are talking about. True Libertarians are FOR the Constitution. The Constitution applies to US citizens. It has nothing to do with moving between countries freely. It’s about PERSONAL FREEDOM. S T F U.

  • Anonymous

    Amen

  • WASP

    This applies to EVERYONE, stupid people shouldn’t be allowed to vote, you need to know at least the name of the person you are voting for and what they stand for, this is what brought us to this SEEMINGLY impossible task of reversal. But by God we have God through Jesus Christ, each other, HIS Word/HIS Sword, the Constitution and the constitution to do it.

  • Jeremy Boggs

    LOL ok. Keep eating out of your republican puppet’s hand. Just keep listening to him and do not EVER do your own homework or search for independent sources. Heaven forbid you grow a brain, I know the republican party (especially glenn beck) would not approve.

  • Jeremy Boggs

    Because he is.

  • Jeremy Boggs

    No he isnt. Lets see him endorse a non republican for one race anywhere in the country. He wont. He’s a republican puppet.

  • Sara Nichols

    Whatever, you Paulbot!

  • David Leavitt

    The headline should read “Libertarians Everywhere: If you Don’t Belong to the Libertarian Party then You are Not a Libertarian so Don’t Trust People Like Glen Beck Who is an Entertainer to get Ratings and NOT a Libertarian in any sense of the definition”.

  • Jeremy Boggs

    LOL. I’m not going to be voting for Rand Paul thank you very much. And Ron Paul endorsed Cuccinelli. This is just another example of your stupidity.

  • Wr4th

    wikipedia says: “Sarvis supports universal school choice, drug policy reform,[14] right-to-work laws,[15] and protecting gun rights. That seems pretty libertarian to me

  • Wr4th

    I’m with soybomb. Eventually, the country will catch on to the flaws of having only two parties which basically serve the same purpose and want nothing more to do with them. Even if it has to get REALLY bad before things get better, it’s better to vote on principle. You might even inspire people to start thinking for themselves.

  • kpalm

    Another misrepresentation of the facts. The funding this refers to was not directly given to Sarvis. It was part of the general funding that had been donated to the PAC 2 YEARS ago before Sarvis ran, before the LPVA even knew whether they wanted to run a candidate or not (since they hadn’t since 2001). Plus, it was only about 10k-11k, and much more was raised from everyday supporters with Sarvis himself putting up over 35k of his own money. Also, it ignores the possibility that someone with democratic ties could support libertarianism in general. I used to call myself a democrat before learning about libertarianism, so it’d be great if the GOP would stop conveniently forgetting we exist as well. Cuccinelli would have lost whether Sarvis was in this race or not. The GOP needs to stop wasting time making up nonsense about Sarvis/the LP and start looking for better candidates for future elections.

  • kpalm

    We were discussing candidates running as Libertarian, so this is irrelevant.

  • kpalm

    Similar to what I said below, we were discussing candidates running as Libertarian who Ron Paul endorsed, so this is again irrelevant. What candidate doesn’t support himself? That doesn’t contribute anything to this discussion.

  • Sara Nichols

    I don’t have time for THIS. WITH MY BUSINESS PLEASE DON’T MESS, IDIOT!