Monday, January 12, 2009

Libertarian, my butt.

Remember what I said about Bob Barr being willing to bite the head off a live chicken for any party that would make him their presidential nominee? How his newfound "pro-freedom" stance was about as stable as Shirley MacLaine's mental state?

Well, just in case you needed further proof that Bob Barr wouldn't know a civil liberty if he was beating one unconscious with a riot baton, here you go.

(H/T to Sebastian.)


Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

What a shock.

Crucis said...

Not so much of a shock. I never cared much for Bob Barr to begin with. He is a classic opportunist whose core value change according to prevailing winds.

It seems to be a fatal disease to all who spend more than a weekend in the cesspit on the Potomac.

Anonymous said...

I thought Bob Barr was a better judge of the Constitution than that.

I'm getting so tired of hearing about " Republican war crimes " that I'd like to punch the next person in the head...

( Comments section - 3rd or 4th down.)

Joe R.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Crucis, that's the problem with electronic communication. It's hard to signify sarcasm or irony without an emoticon :)

I assure you that Bob Barr has failed to shock me for years.

Anonymous said...

IN 2008 POTUS results:

Obama 49.9%
McCain 49.0%
Barr 1.1%


Not that it would have mattered in the full race, but at least I wouldn't be hearing the 'Indiana's a blue state!' BS.

Chas S. Clifton said...

If you followed his attitudes towards freedom of religion in the 1990s, you would not be surprised.

WV: ghticap -- always worn turned backwards?

Anonymous said...

Bob Barr a Libertarian? Hmmmm, let's use the three prong test of Libertiness as the Court used in Ron Paul vs. The Purple Water Bong:

1) Is Bob unemployed or underemployed at in the IT field? Check!
2) Living in his Mom's Baement while wearing facial hair? Check!
3) Sits around watching sci fi and reading books with Deus Ex Machina plot devices? Check!

Conclusion: Bob Barr is a Libertarian and I haven't even seen him in a Wookie suit.

Shootin' Buddy (I kid, I kid)

Sebastian said...

I think it's safe to say Barr won't be getting my vote for NRA board again.

Scott said...

This is why I held my nose and voted McCain.

Tam said...

Any bets McCain's not behind Holder, too?

This last election was a turd sandwich, all 'round.

Sebastian said...

I have little doubt McCain is a likely yes vote. Sometimes he'll surprise you though. If you looked up squirrely in the dictionary, there'd be a picture of McCain. He's one of those guys who I think the Senate has kind of driven insane. That seems to happen if you're in too long. Specter is crazy too. Kennedy lost his marbles a long time ago.

the pistolero said...

Kennedy lost his marbles a long time ago.

Assuming he ever had any, that is...