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It's Just a Shame
posted at October 20, 2012 4:35 AM EDT
First: October 13, 2012
Last: June 15, 2013
I'm a Libertarian. I get a news letter each week from the Party. Got this one, and wanted to share it with you all. I was once a Republican. I had enough before G.W. Bush came up for his second election. I left and sought out the Libertarians, because I am still a conservative. I know most Republican citizens have nothing to do with this type of thing, and you still hold your beliefs. But the Republican Party is not what it once was. I am not naive, and I realize that a third party candidate is a long shot. But that is by design of the big 2. We have been excluded from the election process.
Anyway, this is the email I received.
Dear Fellow Libertarian,
Today, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Senior Judge James Gardner Colins is expected to rule on the Republican Party’s final attempt to nullify the Libertarian Party’s hard-won ballot status for 2012.
How did the Republicans try to nullify LP ballot status? They falsely claimed that we falsified thousands of petition signatures.
The truth? According to legal testimony and documents filed with Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, Pennsylvania Republicans hired Reynold Selvaggio, “a private investigator to pose as an FBI officer and visit people who had gathered signatures for the Libertarian Party, offering them $2,000 in exchange for saying in court that the petitions they had gathered were falsified.”
Bribery? Suborning perjury to knock the Libertarian Party off the ballot?
That’s what we’ve been up against. That’s what we have to overcome.
Do you think that’s the end of the Republican Party’s Dirty Tricks to undermine and sabotage the Libertarian Party during this 2012 Election?
Republicans have mounted a targeted stealth campaign to neutralize, compromise, and con our voters into staying home – or voting for Mitt Romney.
Which voters? Libertarian Party members, Ron Paul supporters, fiscal conservative independents, and True Blue Tea Party loyalists in razor-close Tipping Point states – New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Nevada, Colorado – and even Montana.
Hundreds of these stealth Republicans, pretending to be Libertarians or Ron Paul activists, are regularly calling into Talk Radio shows, and telling listeners why they just can’t, can’t let Obama win – why they must, must vote for Mitt Romney.
These Republican Judas Goats are trying to use ‘Social Proof’ – a manipulation strategy – to trick liberty lovers into voting for Big Government Mitt Romney for President.
We have reports from Colorado and Montana of boiler room telephone operations – with fakers, counterfeits, and imposters pretending to be ‘tormented,’ ‘struggling,’ and ‘torn’ over whether to vote for Gary Johnson or Mitt Romney…and deciding that they must, must vote for Republican Mitt Romney.
Are YOU torn between voting for Libertarian Presidential candidate, Governor Gary Johnson – and Republican Mitt Romney?
Then there’s the direct mail flood from “Libertarians” for Romney, “Ron Paul Activists” for Romney, “Tea Partiers” for Romney. All trying to wear you down. Trying to convince us that Big Government Mitt Romney is really on our side. Trying to plant doubts, undermine our resolve, weaken our efforts – so we give up and stay home, or, vote Republican.
Talk Radio, phone calls, direct mail – and, of course, all over the Internet and Social Media.
Lies, half truths, and cons to talk our supporters out of voting Libertarian. To shut us up, grind us down, and demoralize us during these last 3 weeks before Election Day.
Republicans are working hard to drive down voter turnout for Libertarian Party candidates up and down the ticket.
The Mitt Romney Republicans will say anything and do anything to silence your voice for liberty. Your vote for liberty. And the votes of everyone that you and I win over to the cause of freedom.
Especially to push down the votes and turn out for our Libertarian Presidential Ticket: 2-Term Governor Gary Johnson and 25-Year Superior Court Judge Jim Gray.
Yours in liberty,
Carla Howell, Executive Director
The Libertarian's have not asked anyone to vote Republican or Democrat. We beleive in Gary Johnson and Jim Gray.
And, you know, this isn't a football game. We are trying to get this country working again. If the Republican candidate was really the right man for the job, this kind of non-sense wouldn't be necessary. You vote from your heart and mind, and I hope you are right. For all of us.
Re: It's Just a Shame
posted at October 21, 2012 3:48 PM EDT
First: December 1, 2011
Last: June 18, 2013
Americans should NOT participate in that farce==our election. The sad thing is that most of them do not care.
i have no idea whose dirty tricks these are, my guess is part of GOP and Romney's attorneys.
First they cheated all Ron Paul supporters now it is Gary Johnson's....
All are Americans.
(Republican party has been hijacked by neocons who ruin these county with endless undeclared wars. After Tampa's blatant cheating of Ron Paul I wodered if I shouln't quit but decided to stay and mess their plans a bit)