The Boone County Tea Party bulletin asks: Also for next week -- please send us your thoughts on what we do about Senator McConnell's race? Support? Oppose? We'll compile any of your responses and include them in the newsletter. Permit me to respond here publicly to your question.
In any political race between a Republican and a Democrat, I vote Republican. In any three-way race I will also vote Republican. My reason is simple, to do otherwise will help get a Democrat elected.
I was disgusted when Sen. John McCain was nominated to run against Barack Hussein Obama in 2008. Many of my Republican friends decided to stay home on election day because they couldn't see voting for McCain. I went out and cast my vote for the Republican.
The same thing happened in 2012. The Republicans nominated another weak candidate who, like McCain, was unable to define the evils in the Democratic Party candidate. But I realized that there are more good Republicans than bad ones.
You can call Mitt Romney or John McCain the lesser of two evils but even still 50% good is better than 100% bad.
We have too few chances left to right the wrongs in Washington. We cannot risk allowing another Democrat get elected to the Senate. Not voting for the Republican will only benefit the Democrat.
The story in the Washington Examiner should be discussed among all Tea Party groups because it proves my point why I only vote for Republicans. To support and/or vote for a third party candidate only helps Democrats get elected.
My final thought on that last sentence explains why Democrats often financially support Libertarians as they did in Virginia.This Libertarian pizza deliverer could cost Republicans the Senate
By Betsy Woodruff | June 6, 2014 | 6:00 am
A bushy-eyebrowed pizza deliverer from Durham, N.C., might keep Republicans from winning the Senate.
Sean Haugh isn't a household name and probably never will be. But he's a libertarian candidate for Senate in North Carolina, and his name is on the ballot, and recent polls shows he's doing, well, not terrible. They also show that he siphons off votes from the Republican nominee. So Democrat Kay Hagan, one of the Senate's most vulnerable incumbents, potentially stands to benefit a lot from Haugh's candidacy.
Haugh’s central goal is to get onstage for debates. A representative of the North Carolina Broadcast Association, which plans to host a debate, confirmed that the group requires candidates to have 10 percent or more in the three polls held closest to the day of the debate. And recent polling suggests that’s not totally unrealistic; a May 30 poll from the Civitas Institute, a conservative think tank, gave Haugh 8 percent in a survey of 600 registered voters.
That poll also showed Republican nominee Thom Tillis' lead growing when Haugh's name was taken out. And a PPP poll of 877 registered voters from early May gave Haugh 11 percent of the vote.
If Haugh keeps getting numbers like PPP showed, he might snag a spot onstage with Hagan and Tillis. And that situation could give Eastern Seaboard Republicans painful flashbacks. Last year, libertarian Robert Sarvis won 6.6 percent of the vote in Virginia's gubernatorial contest, a tighter-than-expected race that Republican Ken Cuccinelli lost to Democrat Terry McAuliffe by less than 3 points.
Chris LaCivita, Cuccinelli’s consultant in that race, isn’t pleased with Haugh’s candidacy.
“Libertarians and quote unquote libertarian-minded Republicans exist for one purpose and one purpose only, and that is to keep Republicans from winning general elections,” he said.
“From a political standpoint, those individuals are Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi's best pals,” he added.