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Your Monday Message: Independents not buying Obama's rhetoric
Posted on May 11, 2009
Not only is Libertarian Party membership growing, new polls show there are millions more potential Libertarians out there.
One poll released this morning by Rasmussen shows, despite a deep financial crisis and the election of a left-wing president since they last asked in 2006, political independents still see “big government” as a greater threat than “big business” by a two-to-one margin.
The poll asked 1,007 adults “which of the following will be the biggest threat to the country in the future –”big business”, big labor or “big government?” Fifty-nine percent (59%) of politically independent Americans viewed “big government” as the greatest threat, virtually unchanged from the 60 percent measured the last time the question was asked in 2006 – before the financial crisis and election of Barack Obama.
That’s great news.
Independent voters believed Candidate Obama when he said he would be mainstream. Their trusting votes gave him a narrow victory.
But now that the real Barack Obama has revealed himself, they’re not following his bootlegger turn toward the radical left. They still believe the same Big Government that Obama promises as our global salvation will be America’s undoing.
Here’s the better news.
Only one party in America agrees with independent voters, and that is the Libertarian Party. Republicans spent 14 years fattening government with their ever-escalating budgets. Even the Republican “alternative budget” called for massive deficits and bigger spending.
Once again, Libertarians are the only mainstream party in America. Only Libertarians will reduce the size and cost of government.
Opposition to “big government” grew among grassroots Republicans, though their party leadership doesn’t seem to share that view, based on their “alternative budget.” In 2006, Republicans feared “big government” more than “big business” by a 68 percent to 18 percent margin. That grew in 2009 to 80 percent to 10 percent.
It’s no secret grassroots Republicans -- and some Democrats -- oppose Big Government and want a party that agrees with them. Once again, the Libertarian Party is the only party that proposes cutting spending. We don’t follow the still-vibrant Republican tradition of making government bigger and costlier each year.
Are you on board with America’s only mainstream political party, the only party that still agrees with Americans that Big Government threatens our liberty and prosperity?
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