Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Matt Drudge Breaks Up With Republicans, Joins Libertarians

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Matt Drudge, the founder of the enormously popular conservative news aggregator DrudgeReport.com, tweeted today that since there are no real differences between Democrats and Republicans the only two real political parties are Authoritarians and Libertarians.

"It's now Authoritarian vs Libertarian," Drudge tweeted. "Since Democrats vs. Republicans has been obliterated, no real difference between parties..."

Drudge also asks his followers why anyone would still vote Republican. "Who are they?!" he asks. "Raised taxes; marching us off to war again; approves more NSA snooping."


Is this a turning point for conservative politics? Is the Liberty Movement of peace and privacy set to be catapulted into the mainstream?



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42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mah Man Matty!!

Anonymous said...

Authoritarian vs. libertarian...

well said.

Anonymous said...

You're spot on Matt!

Anonymous said...

get real. it's just a setup for rand "i love israel" paul in 2016.

Anonymous said...

Democrats and Republicans are like a sports team. The team is divided in two, wears different colored jerseys (let's go with red on one side, blue on the other) and they scrimage. On game day, they are one team with the same colors. The American political parties can be summed up in this way. No one is actually opposing anyone. They simply give the impression that they are. What we need to find out is, who are their masters and when can we get them imprisoned. Peace.

Anonymous said...

Democrats and Republicans are like a sports team. The team is divided in two, wears different colored jerseys (let's go with red on one side, blue on the other) and they scrimage. On game day, they are one team with the same colors. The American political parties can be summed up in this way. No one is actually opposing anyone. They simply give the impression that they are. What we need to find out is, who are their masters and when can we get them imprisoned. Peace.

Anonymous said...

What took him so long?

Cyber Durden said...

Republicrats.

Anonymous said...

Good.

Hopefully by "Libertarian" he means 'individualist'. And not the "Libertarian Party", which is largely Koch Brothers run and funded, who play a double-game. Backing Neocons on one hand, and Libertarian Party'ers on the other.

P.S. The "Libertarian Party" should be renamed 'Libertine Party'.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Things finally massing up. Just last week I read that Michael Savage quit his neoCon ways, and Zionist ways -- at least partially. He even criticizes Israel now. Hell just froze over.
Paul W of Stamford

Anonymous said...

Good Going Mat!!!! I also have left the
Republican Party after many years. Nothing
but corruption, corruption and more corruption.
Don't forget both parties have sold us all out
and our nation for decades.

Sheryl Anne

Anonymous said...

This could be sincere. He was pretty good friends with the guy Obummer heartattacked.

Anonymous said...

Democrats and Republicans are just 2 different pockets on the same pair of pants. It is time to change pants.

Anonymous said...

Politics is like professional wrestling. They go out in the public arena, call each other names and beat each other up. Then they to their back rooms, cut deals and laugh all the way to the bank

Anonymous said...

Different wings of the same bird. If they want war so bad put their kids on the front line. For one the evidence is tainted and deserves an investigation into all evidence. I'm so happy that so many are realizing that the only way to fix our problems is to vote out the incumbents. They have already been bought and paid for to promote their own agenda which is to get re-elected. This is the best time to wake up folks. Tomorrow may be to late. Remember how your representative votes on this issue. If they vote in favour then vote them out!!!

Anonymous said...

Republican and Democratic political lifers both are not only evil and corrupt, but they judge shop to make their case and screw another nail into the U.S.Constitutional coffin. I choose to be a libertarian and Free-market anarchist. Our founding fathers fought and died for our absolute freedoms under the articles of confederation and once the banks were found to be selling out the country a upheaval created our constitution by the people and for the people.

GET THE LOBBYISTS AND CORPORATE MONEY OUT OF OUR GOVERNMENT! STOP LIFE-LONG-POLITICIANS!

Anonymous said...

Welcome Mr. Drudge...... HEAT IT UP!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Re-Elect Nobody.

Anonymous said...

You lost me at the first sentence. Why must everyone fit into a neatly placed box? (conservative, liberal, dem, rep)

I for one don't even recognize politics as a legit profession. I put them somewhere between the mob and that white stuff that accumulates in the corner of you lips..

The sooner you people realize that, the sooner we can move pass this oppression that has plagued America since it's founding.

There is umpteen quotes by ex-presidents/senators etc. stating that there is a shadow gov that really runs things in the US. Can you not read, and comprehend?

Now run out in 2016 thinking your vote means anything... see how that works out for you...how did it work out for you in the past? no wonder we are where we are..

good day

Anonymous said...

Actually more appropriate to define as Collective vs Individualism.

dale said...

On the vote to go to war with Iraq, Republicans voted 97% for, while 60% of Democrats voted against. Only if war is peace is there no difference between the parties.

If the Democrats had their way, we would have had a national healthcare plan 60 years ago.

The Democrats suck a lot (especially their current leaders defending war and spying), but it is a total lie to claim that there is no difference between the parties.

As for libertarians, Ron Paul voted, with the herd, to go to war in Afghanistan, tho it totally violated his previous rhetoric. Rand Paul said its ok if drones take out robbery suspects in America.

The greatest difference is not between libertarians and authoritarians, but between libertarians of the right, which have accepted corporate tyranny as acceptable, and libertarians of the left, who reject both public and private forms of tyranny.

Drudge, a bottom feeder of the cultural wars, creates a false choice.

Democrats, for all their flaws, gave us Social Security, Medicare, the 8 hr work day, health and safety regulations, and, to repeat, voted against the war in Iraq.

They may be on the verge of returning to the hawkish days of Vietnam, when liberal hawks escalated the war in Vietnam, as did Nixon when he ruled. Conservatives supported that criminal war which killed 5 milllion innocents, as well as liberal hawks.

Right libertarians would enable the corporations to rule; left libertarians would shrink both the power of the national security state and the corporatocracy.

Drudge is too dense to understand the difference...so he takes up arms against an Orwellian enemy called "authoritarians" while joining with a group that wants to go back to the days of White Only establishments and make only corporate tyranny legal.

dale said...

What is more collectivist than the tyranny of a private corporation which has total domination over its employees, herding them around like cattle with no rights?

These false alternatives mask the many alternatives which already exist for ways to tame both government and corporate despostism.

Right libertarians defend the right of corporations to rule with tyranny, which shrinking state regulatory power only amplifies.

We've seen this deregulation strategy create many economic collapses, most recently in 2008.

There is an alternative which rejects both public and private authoritarianism, and that is socialist (or left) libertarianism, which seeks to minimize the power of both the government and the corporate oligarchs. This alternative is banned from the corporate media and the right libertarians pretend it doesn't exist, tho it is the original libertarianism, born in the 19th Century, as an anti-state, anti-corporation movement of anarchists committed to a society free of tyranny, practicing democratic self-government in both the political and the economic sphere.

Hide Behind said...

Well there comes another AIPAC spokesman and there makes the Libertine Party more LIBERTINE than ever.
AIPAC and a few Ultra wealthy resource exploiters will bring that wwe.com to its knees.
Drudge has always been no more than a beltway gossip columnist, and political hitman for powerfull interest.

Anonymous said...

President George Washington warned in his farewell address about political parties, foreign influence, and corruption:

[..]
"I have already intimated to you the danger of parties in the state, with particular reference to the founding of them on geographical discriminations. Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party, generally.

This spirit, unfortunately, is inseparable from our nature, having its root in the strongest passions of the human mind. It exists under different shapes in all governments, more or less stifled, controlled, or repressed; but, in those of the popular form, it is seen in its greatest rankness, and is truly their worst enemy.

The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty.

Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind, (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight,) the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.

It serves always to distract the Public Councils, and enfeeble the Public Administration. It agitates the Community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which find a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.

There is an opinion, that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the Government, and serve to keep alive the spirit of Liberty. This within certain limits is probably true; and in Governments of a Monarchical cast, Patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party. But in those of the popular character, in Governments purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency, it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose. And, there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be, by force of public opinion, to mitigate and assuage it. A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume."

http://www.earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/milestones/farewell/text.html

Anonymous said...

the sooner libertarians across the political spectrum find common ground to thwart the corporate control of govt the better.

what is the push to attack syria? fundamentally, it's just another business opportunity for the military industrial complex, which is eating up most of your federal taxes & doing nothing to rebuild your infrastructure, or take care of other urgent domestic business. join together for liberty & dismantle the national security state.

freedom.

Anonymous said...

He sounds like Thomas Jefferson now...

"Men by their constitutions are naturally divided into two parties: 1. Those who fear and distrust the people, and wish to draw all powers from them into the hands of the higher classes. 2. Those who identify themselves with the people, have confidence in them, cherish and consider them as the most honest and safe, although not the most wise depositary of the public interests. In every country these two parties exist, and in every one where they are free to think, speak, and write, they will declare themselves. Call them, therefore, Liberals and Serviles, Jacobins and Ultras, Whigs and Tories, Republicans and Federalists, Aristocrats and Democrats, or by whatever name you please, they are the same parties still and pursue the same object. The last one of Aristocrats and Democrats is the true one expressing the essence of all." --Thomas Jefferson to Henry Lee, 1824. ME 16:73

"An elective despotism was not the government we fought for, but one which should not only be founded on true free principles, but in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among general bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend their legal limits without being effectually checked and restrained by the others." --Thomas Jefferson: Notes on Virginia Q.XIII, 1782. ME 2:163

"When all government, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Hammond, 1821. ME 15:332

"The greatest [calamity] which could befall [us would be] submission to a government of unlimited powers." --Thomas Jefferson: Declaration and Protest of Virginia, 1825. ME 17:445

"Consolidation is the present principle of distinction between republicans and the pseudo-republicans." --Thomas Jefferson to William Johnson, 1823. ME 15:421

"In the convention which formed our government, [the monarchists] endeavored to draw the cords of power as tight as they could obtain them, to lessen the dependence of the general functionaries on their constituents, to subject to them those of the States, and to weaken their means of maintaining the steady equilibrium which the majority of the convention had deemed salutary for both branches, general and local." --Thomas Jefferson to William Johnson, 1823. ME 15:441

"We will breast... every misfortune save that only of living under a government of unlimited powers. We owe every other sacrifice to ourselves, to our federal brethren, and to the world at large to pursue with temper and perseverance the great experiment which shall prove that man is capable of living in society, governing itself by laws self-imposed, and securing to its members the enjoyment of life, liberty, property and peace; and further to show that even when the government of its choice shall manifest a tendency to degeneracy, we are not at once to despair, but that the will and the watchfulness of its sounder parts will reform its aberrations, recall it to original and legitimate principles, and restrain it within the rightful limits of self-government." --Thomas Jefferson: Declaration and Protest of Virginia, 1825. ME 17:445

"I have never dreamed that all opposition was to cease. The clergy, who have missed their union with the State, the Anglomen, who have missed their union with England, and the political adventurers, who have lost the chance of swindling and plunder in the waste of public money, will never cease to bawl on the breaking up of their sanctuary." --Thomas Jefferson to Gideon Granger, 1801. ME 10:259

Stop Bush said...

@dale: I'm a left-libertarian as well - but for the time being, I think we don't have the manpower to fix things all by ourselves, so coming to some agreement with right-libertarians, meeting in the middle where necessary, is probably our best option.

As for Democrats vs. Republicans, I don't think the claim that they're identical is that far off -- yes, Democrats were much closer to voting against the Iraq war, but was that because they actually don't want war, or because the president pushing for the war happened to be a Republican? (Look at how they're calling for war with Syria now that the warmonger president is one of them...)

This may well have been a setup to create the impression that there's a difference -- make sure the warmongers win, but allow some "opposition" people to express views against it so if the warmongers are voted out, they'll be replaced with mostly identical puppets.

There are good people inside both the Democratic and Republican parties - but they aren't the ones who get to run, and ultimately they'll all have to wake up and leave their faction of the War Party.

Sherrie Questioning All said...

WOW Awesome! It is about time he saw the light. Maybe he will begin to put some more of the very important things happening that has been lacking.. I had noticed he didn't put banking fraud up, etc. Welcome to the Light Matt!

R4F1 said...

Good.

Hopefully by "Libertarian" he means 'individualist' (libertarian individuals, be it Paul, Amash or independents).

And not the "Libertarian Party", which is largely Koch Brothers run and funded, who play a double-game: backing Neocons on one hand, and Libertarian Party'ers on the other.

P.S. The "Libertarian Party" should be renamed 'Libertine Party'.

Anonymous said...

I appreciate this site very much. I always learn a lot. Not just from the articles, which are well though out and courageous, true journalism, but from the comment section as well. Thoughtful community.

hp said...

Drudge wouldn't know a libertarian if he tripped over one.
Neither would most libertarians.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I have subscribed to Ron Paul's radio paper - ronpaul.com.

Several years ago, I decided there was only one political party here and it is the "Cabal" Party.

Anonymous said...

Drudge has always had a soft spot for Libertarians giving them a fair amount of play on his site. Be it Ron Paul, Rand or Amash, or Alex Jones.

So, I'm definitely happy for him, if he can fully embrace Libertarianism, and get rid of some of his Israeli sympathies.

I certainly trust him more than Glenn Beck, that guys a Zionist shill and a total Neocon on foreign-policy, and flip-flops like muthafucka!

NY Cynic said...

Eh Im not sold on it, conservatives will do anything to paint libertarians as secret liberals. Infiltration isn't above them, Drudge has to do more than some sympathetic tweets towards libertarians. The fact he uses Republican and Democrat as opposed to Conservative and Liberal makes me skeptical.

Anonymous said...

I always find it interesting how someone will find something negative to comment about almost anything. Deriding Druidge because he doesn't conform perfectly with your exact political desires when he on target with so many excellent issues is akin to bad mouthing God for creating death for so many before they can get into Heaven.

If you p[eople are waiting for political perfection, it doesn't exist.

I do know I can no longer support the Republican Party, and it is certain I could never support the Democrats. Yet, to be effective we must band together under some banner to elect better government representatives. Libertarian may very well be the answer.

I do tire of those who hold a myopic view of some pet issue and are ever so anxious to attack anything regardless of the worth of the overall effort based on some portion of that effort they disagree with - infinitesimal as it may be in relationship to the overall issue at hand.

Are constitutional conservatives really Libertarians? Ronald Reagan though so ---
"I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism...The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description of what libertarianism is." Ronald Reagan, 1975





Anonymous said...

I'm with you Matt! There is no difference between the two controlling parties, they both work for the globalists. We need our country back!

Anonymous said...

Love Drudge, but WHY soooo slow?
Waited too long, kinda like Fukushima.

I guess, better late than never.

P.S. - Took three tries to comment because of
site 'filtering' (censorship)... Thinkaboutit.

Anonymous said...

Those who will use big government to boss people around and take their money, vs. those who resist. This is the conflict of our time.

Anonymous said...

drudge is proof that gay men can make correct choices about politics and leave the republican party.

Anonymous said...

Lindsey Graham Warns Of Nuclear Strike On Charleston S.C. After Military Whistle Blower Sounds The Alarm About An Off The Record Transfer Of Nukes From West TX Military Base to S.C.

http://www.infowars.com/sen-graham-warns-of-nuke-strike-after-missing-nuke-report/

It Looks Like The Entire State of S.C. May Be Being Held Hostage By The NWO.

Anonymous said...

Well said Matt! Glad you are waking up.

Now if people will only realize that their votes are just as useless as the division of parties, then we will be well on our way to fixing the problem.

Anonymous said...

Golly, what a shock, knock me over with a feather...

Truth to be told though, it is fascist "libertarians" vs everyone else.

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