Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Et tu Bob?

I was seriously considering voting for Libertarian candidate Bob Barr for president in November. I decided some time ago that I have one litmus test for 2008 presidential candidates: Global Warming. If a candidate supported that hoax, I was not going to vote for them, since obviously they are too stupid to be president. Of Obama, McCain, and Barr, only Barr passed that test.

Until now.

From the LRC Blog:
On the Glenn Beck show, in early June, Barr said, "Global warming is a myth. And yet it`s being used by the environmental folks, by the internationalists. A lot of the pressure is coming from the United Nations and other countries. Some of which, like China, of course, are pushing the Kyoto Protocol. Why? Because they`re exempt. It`s going to saddle us. And what is McCain doing? He`s out there buying into this global warming, carbon emission cap and trade."

Now Barr says, "Former Vice President Al Gore and I have met privately to discuss the issue of global warming, and I was pleased and honored that he invited me to attend the 'We' Campaign event. Global warming is a reality as most every organization that has studied the matter has concluded, whether conservative-leaning, liberal oriented or independent."

He gives the caveat that he is "aware that scientists differ on its causes, impact and remedies" and is "firmly committed to free market solutions and innovations to address this issue; not tax-driven policies."

Sorry Bob, you just lost my vote.


William R. Barker said...


There's just nothing else to say, Ed.

God damn these politicians to Hell.


EdMcGon said...

I don't think I'd go that far. But I would say that "wishing for Hell" (i.e. Global Warming) won't make it so.

William R. Barker said...

O.K. - compromise! How'bout Purgatory for a few centuries?

Ya know though... frustration aside... while Barr certainly threw the Left a big wet kiss with him flip-flop on the existance of Global Warming, he didn't exactly join the Green Party.

On issue after issue both Bob Barr and Ron Paul are right where McCain (and obviously Obama too) are wrong.

I really hope you do either refuse to pull the lever for any one of the presidential nominees on Election Day or write-in someone of your own choosing.

I'm telling you, Ed... and telling you and telling you and telling you... McCain's election would be the death knell of the GOP as a conservative free market non-internationalist Party - PLUS... it would set up HRC for a successful run in 2012.