The Stab-in-the-Back is the most fulfilling narrative that defeated political campaigns adopt.
In 2000, Al Gore "lost" the Presidency because too many Floridians voted for Ralph Nader. That's the easy sloppy narrative that many progressives seem to believe when the truth is that Gore ran a poor campaign and Republicans in Florida shut down the recount so that Gore v. Bush would be decided by the Reactionary Heavy SCOTUS. Which dutifully handed the Presidency to the Worst Man to ever hold the office.
Of course, in the alternate US where the winner of the 2000 Presidential election, Al Gore, took office September 11th would have led to an immediate call for Impeachment and a Right-Wing Military Coup attempt led by Lt. General William Boykin to overthrown President Gore would follow.
Right-Wing fanatics are super mad that Ken Cuccinelli lost to Terry McAuliffe in Virginia. It can't be because of the reprehensible beliefs which Cuccinelli and his choice for Lt. Governor espoused.
No no! It's because Hillary Clinton got a "Fake Libertarian" onto the ballot who siphoned votes away from Cuccinelli and stole the election.
First off, Libertarianism was founded to dupe working class white people into voting against their interests. In 1972 the term "Libertarian" barely won the nod as title of the Party over "New Liberal Party".
In 1980 David H. Koch, of the Koch Brothers, was the Libertarian VP nominee. The party received 1% of the Nationwide vote.
Since, then Libertarians have worked hard to reinvent themselves to be palatable to left-wingers. But, Libertarian is just a scam term Ultra Reactionary's use to dupe middle class people to vote to enslave themselves into Corporate Bondage and Wage Slavery.
Now, any Libertarian who espouses the I vote Libertarian because I want to be left alone! There's No such thing as a Free Lunch! The principle of Zero-Aggression! Ron Paul!!! is either woefully misinformed or a right-wing liar.
Ron Paul has no problem with the Government oppressing you. He just wants the Power of Oppression to be vested in the Hands of the States instead of the Federal Government. And Oppression was exactly what Ken Cuccinelli promised.
Ken Cuccinelli, whom Ron Paul not only endorsed but campaigned for, asserted as Attorney General that the 2003 SCOTUS decision Lawrence v. Texas did apply to Virginia. He attempted to get Sodomy Laws reapplied to the State and wanted to arrest Men and Women who engaged in Sexual acts he deemed abnormal. Demanding that local Law Enforcement officers invade peoples' homes and conduct wide-ranging inspections into their sexual mores.
Cuccinelli also declared his administration would reduce Virginia Women to broodmare status and considered any Federal law which helped to provide health care to women to be illegal and unconstitutional.
But, of course, that's not a problem for Libertarians, who are overwhelmingly young white males, who could care less about women's issues and declare themselves Libertarians as an expression of the fury that White Male Privilege no longer holds Supremacy in America.
How's your principle of Zero Aggression going to hold up when David Koch dumps 4000 tons of Petcoke next to your house one day? Who will you turn to?
And therein lies the whole tale of Libertarianism. The Young White (Protestant) Males can not envision a day when the Corporate Plutocracy treats them the same way it treats minorities and women.
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