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  •  One strategy might be... (0+ / 0-)

    I have been saying for a while that I think the Democratic party should try to be more appealling to libertarians.  I think also that  we have an opportunity to go on the offense here.  We can put the GOP on the defensive and simultaneously court libertarians by attacking the Repugnicans as the party of Intrusive Government much like they keep trying to pin the party of big government label on democrats all of the time. The use of the term Intrusive government is important framing in my opinion and I think that it touches a nerve that is basic to the American consciousness.

    Personally, I would love to see this strategy used to some success and then made more specific.  If, after the strategy takes hold, we can connect intrusive gov't with having it's roots in pandering to fundies then I think we will really have forced the GOP into a pidgeon hole.  They will have to acknowledge that their failure to keep church and state seperate has left them isolated.  They will have to stop doing it in order to be relevant again.

    •  Oh, you mean like seat belt laws and speed limits (0+ / 0-)

      Who is it pushing for tougher seat belt laws and lowering speed limits (to protect the environment) around the Nation?

      Democratic State Legislators aligned with the Neo-Fascists in Mothers Against Drunk Driving.  

      It's only Republicans who are bravely standing against these horribly intrusive laws.  

      Smoking bans?  You guessed it.  The Democrats again.  

      Keeping the 21-year old Drinking Age Laws?  Yupper, the Democrats.  

      Cameras in our downtowns?  Democrats again, like Houston Mayor Bill White and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley.  

      You want Nanny-State intrusive Government.  Look to the Dems.  

       

      Eric Dondero www.mainstreamlibertarian.com

      by ericdondero on Thu Feb 01, 2007 at 05:01:33 AM PST

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