Friday, June 29, 2012

Our Inept LNC

The National Libertarian Party issued a statement about the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, and made the interesting argument that the best thing we can do is get divided government.

Not once did it tout its' own candidate, Gary Johnson.

Look carefully. You won't see the words 'Gary' or 'Johnson', not together or in any form, in the entire press release.

Supreme Court Obamacare Decision Highlights Why a President Romney Would be More Dangerous than President Obama
A President Mitt Romney would not undo ObamaCare. He’d make it permanent.

The Supreme Court Ruling on ObamaCare does not matter. It will make little difference to America in the short run, and no difference in the long run.

Why? Because almost all elected Republicans and Democrats are Big Government politicians – in all things – including health care. After this Supreme Court decision, they will get back to work expanding government involvement in all things – especially health care.

One thing could make things worse. Electing Republican Mitt Romney President.


Republicans fiercely oppose, and often defeat Democratic Party attempts to massively expand government involvement in Health Care – such as HillaryCare.

But Democrats usually vote for Republican Party legislation to massively expand government’s role in Health Care.

Republican President George Bush’s $1.1 Trillion Government Prescription Drug Program was voted into law by Republicans and Democrats.

Republican Governor Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts state government expansion into Massachusetts health care – RomneyCare – was voted into law by both Republicans and Democrats. With virtually no resistance.

A Republican-controlled House of Representatives and US Senate would oppose Democratic President Barack Obama’s health care proposals.

But a Republican majority House of Representatives and US Senate would support and vote for a Republican President Mitt Romney’s Big Government health care proposals. And most Democrats in the House and Senate would, too.

What Republican Governor Romney did to Massachusetts’ health care, a Republican President Romney would do to America’s health care.

A President Mitt Romney would not undo ObamaCare. He’d make it permanent.

A first-term President Mitt Romney would be far more dangerous to small business, the private sector, and taxpayers than a lame-duck President Obama – no matter what the Supreme Court decided.

Hey dummies! Don't call for the status quo. We have a candidate!!! What say you promote him? Hell- mention him, even?!

Update: I brought this to the attention of an LNC member via email, in a very cordial exchange. I'm sure it helped that I left out the 'inept' adjective. The wind-up is that the press releases are the domain of Executive Director Carla Howell. The LNC Chair has some input on them, but the LNC members themselves do not. To the credit of the LNC, they are being mindful not to be micromanagers of the ED. At the same time, a political party MUST, MUST, MUST promote its candidates. I was told this would be a topic for discussion within the LNC. I hope that takes place soon.

1 comment:

patriot paul said...

I've seen attempts by good libertarians to upright a floundering emphasis in press releases and conventional attitudes, but the people in charge are singing their own tune.