There seem to be a lot of takeaways from the Special Election in Pennsylvania, but there's one I haven't seen in the media: how the people of that notoriously Republican district were willing to vote for a...........................libertarian?
OK, so not one who 'calls' himself a Libertarian. No, Drew Miller got less than 1% of the vote. But look at this Lamb-guy. 49.8%!! Wow, when is the last time you saw a Libertarian get nearly 50% of a vote? Even at their own elections?
Now, if you listen to Lamb, he's a moderate Democrat, but if you listen to Trump? Well, first you'll go crazy from having to discount every other word as a lie......
An old Kliban cartoon presaging the courtship of Trump and Stormy Daniels.
....but then you have to see there is some truth to it. (You know like the way a genie, leprechaun, or demon tells the truth.) He accused Lamb of running as a Republican. But Lamb is as much of a Republican as any Libertarian......and as much of a Democrat. So Lamb says he's a Democrat. Trump says he's a Republican. And I say he's a "small 'L'" Libertarian. So who are you going to believe? ;-)
That's kind of what Libertarians are, the moderate best of what both parties have to offer without all the hypocrisy and pandering attached. And people seem to like it.......as long as it's called something else. Call it what it is......and you can expect to get 1% of the vote.
Now I'm not saying there weren't other reasons at play here. Despite Lamb's assertion that this wasn't about Trump, I think at least some of it was. And some could be that Saccone wasn't the best Republican candidate. But it does seem odd that everyone is talking about this election and Conor Lamb and Doug Jones and what it means for the Democratic 'model' going into the midterms, and yet no one seems to want to point out that this "new Democratic model" is eerily close to the platform Gary Johnson ran on.
As for me? I just find it amusing. I feel like the guy at the party who's among only a few that know that the chocolate mousse everyone is 'enjoying' is really a bowl of whipped shit.