Wake up, GOP!

Libertarian Party logo 2By Lynn R. Mitchell

I am a Republican, not a Libertarian, something I’ve noted even before Libertarians began their stealth takeover of the Republican Party. Like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, they joined GOP ranks and took over leadership positions because, unable to make anything of their own Libertarian Party, they chose a hostile takeover of the GOP, harnessing tea party voters while purging long-time GOP volunteers and leaders, all part of the reason for a string of losses that have occurred in recent years.

Keep in mind that my number one issue is national security. Without it, nothing else is possible in America. The terrorist attacks of 9/11 were not some bad dream but a reality that killed more people than the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. You can kiss a strong national defense good-bye if Libertarians are in charge.

Wake up, GOP!

The Republican Security Council’s exposé on Libertarian Matt Kibbe of the Libertarian FreedomWorks group is a must-read for all Republicans. If you didn’t know what was going on before, this will open your eyes. Kibbe opposed and would not endorse the 2012 GOP candidate Mitt Romney. He and his group of Libertarians undermine Republicans instead of going after Democrats. He had a falling-out with Senator Dick Armey who worked closely beside him before realizing Kibbe was undermining the GOP.

Among the tidbits in this Republican Security Council piece:

Matt Kibbe, president of the libertarian group FreedomWorks and a prominent foe of the national security community, is leaving the organization in July to help run a super PAC backing Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). The new group, Concerned American Voters, already has 40 paid staffers in Iowa.

Kibbe has been with FreedomWorks for 17 years and is the author of “A Libertarian Manifesto.”

They always gave a low priority to national security concerns, and bragged about their refusal to endorse Romney in the 2012 general election.

In the primaries, they produced an in-depth report attacking Romney, and Kibbe frequently praised radical libertarians as ideal leaders of the GOP.

Kibbe says his favorite GOP lawmaker is Rep. Justin Amash (MI), who is to the left of the Obama administration on defense, foreign policy and war on terror issues.

Armey and various Board members wanted to avoid participating in several GOP primaries where one conservative was opposing another, but Kibbe committed the group without their approval.

FreedomWorks endorsed Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) over then Rep. Ben Quayle (R-AZ) in their primary, even though Quayle had a stronger record on national security issues.

Kibbe said Quayle had been too “reliable” a vote for the House Republican leadership.

Despite the Board dissent, Kibbe also had the group oppose Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), who that year had a 100% rating from the American Conservative Union.

Armey was annoyed that after opposing former Gov. Tommy Thompson (R-WI) in the 2012 Senate primary, FreedomWorks refused to back him in the general election even though he was running against a radical liberal.

FreedomWorks will be actively opposing Jeb Bush in the presidential race.

Very telling. Virginia’s Eric Herr, GOP chairman of the 1st Congressional District, is on record stating he would form a third party if Jeb Bush is the Republican nominee. And the beat goes on….

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