Friday, October 31, 2014
Proof the Texas Libertarian Party is retarded
"Understand, you senseless among the people; And you fools, when will you be wise?"
San Antonio -- Did you know Joe Straus has a Libertarian opponent?!?
Neither did we.
The Libertarian 'party' loves to (justifiably) complain about the two party system, but never does anything to become a credible alternative. While they run spoiler candidates in U.S. Senate races, they are woefully ignorant of the down ballot races that can serve as a foundation for future victories. State rep races are a perfect example of said down ballot races.
HD-121 would have been a fantastic place to start.
It's not a secret that the Tea Party can't stand the Republican incumbent. Almost 40% of Republican primary voters voted for the other guy. Yet what has the Libertarian party done to reach out to disaffected Republicans in a district that is clearly full of them?!?
[Sidenote: Ditto Byron Cook's race.]
Obviously, it's too late to do anything about it this cycle, but a credible Libertarian challenge to Straus could have captured interest around the state. It would have been a mutually beneficial outcome: the Tea Party would fet Straus out of the picture, the LP would have gotten their first state rep. But why take tangible steps toward an achievable goal when you can yammer on about Kathie Glass?!?