Wednesday, September 4, 2013

BIG: Matt Drudge Breaks With Republicans, Joins Libertarians

Welcome to the fight, Matt!

ActivistPost.com reports:
Matt Drudge, the founder of the enormously popular conservative news aggregator DrudgeReport.com, tweeted today that since there are no real differences between Democrats and Republicans the only two real political parties are Authoritarians and Libertarians. "It's now Authoritarian vs Libertarian," Drudge tweeted. "Since Democrats vs. Republicans has been obliterated, no real difference between parties..." Drudge also asks his followers why anyone would still vote Republican. "Who are they?!" he asks. "Raised taxes; marching us off to war again; approves more NSA snooping."







(ht Walter Block)

14 comments:

  1. Finally. People are getting it.

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  2. Welcome indeed. Drudge struck me as a closet Ron Paul sympathizer during the campaign. He would post favorable coverage, without openly coming out in support.

    I guess he's finally had enough and I bet he isn't the only one.

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  3. Better late than never, the more the merrier.

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  4. This is obviously a business decision.

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    1. Yes, because we all know that deciding on a philosophy that represents 10-15% of the political spectrum instead of the 40% you previously championed and targeted your business model towards is a great "business decision".

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    2. 10-15% is a gross underestimation. Who gets the big crowds now, politically? Obviously not Obama. Nor the McCain/Graham/Boehner/Cantor Republicans (unless you count protestors, which you obviously can't).

      No, politically it's Cruz. Rand. Gowdy. Stockman. Gomert. Media-wise, especially on talk radio, all of the hosts are moving to a more libertarian-friendly, more non-interventionist ideology. Even Levin, the Israel-first warmonger, Ron Paul hater, is sounding more and more like the good Doctor No.

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    3. ah...here we go with the ever changing definition of "libertarian", not withstanding that no one really knows what Drudge's self labeling really means(at this point in time).

      Let me assure you though, Cruz, Rand, Gowdy & Gomert don't qualify.

      Rand himself denied he was a libertarian, right? Would you like to now contradict him and his claims?

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  5. The question is, "Does he understand what libertarianism is?" He's got one part right, libertarianism stands ideologically opposed to authoritarianism. Quick, someone send him some Rothbard!

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    1. lol...I did as soon as I saw this pop up...LRC, mises.org, & EPJ

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  6. I'll take the cynical road here. Is this a case of someone of influence labeling himself a libertarian for purposes of endorsement? A "libertarian" endorsement makes a candidate libertarian. Both sides angle for the king-making votes.

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  7. How great would it be if he dedicated a block of links on his site to libertarian works (past and present). That would be huge a contribution to the fight.

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  8. RW, this would be a good time to use your "Drudge Formula" and get some stories linked to by that guy.

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  9. I think Drudge is my favorite kind of libertarian: paleo (he covers race and immigration exactly the opposite of the MSM). Further, his use of photos to convey his opinions is just sublime (see his catalog on Big Sis Janet Napolitano for the LOLs).

    Obviously this fits his business model which is why it's so easy to root for him and his success.

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  10. Drudge has always had a soft spot for Libertarians giving them a fair amount of play on his site. Be it Ron Paul, Rand or Amash, or Alex Jones.

    So, I'm definitely happy for him, if he can fully embrace Libertarianism, and get rid of some of his Israeli sympathies.

    I certainly trust him more than Glenn Beck, that guys a Zionist shill and a total Neocon on foreign-policy, and flip-flops like mutha'!

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