View Full Version : Another Moronic Slander from Jamie Kirchick, Acquiescence from Beltway Libertarians

04-18-2008, 12:22 PM
Being a libertarian who actually lives in the beltway (and a proud DC delegate candidate for Dr. Paul), I try not to pick on "Beltway libertarians" even when I disagree with them.

But the latest "Inside Washington Weekly" podcast (http://www.americasfuture.org/podcast/episodes/022837.php) from the America's Future Foundation (http://americasfuture.org), a network of DC libertarians and conservatives was too a bridge too far.

I think my comment on the blog speaks for itself:

I wasn't surprised when, after [Reason Editor] Dave Weigel mentioned seeing Ron Paul signs all over Pennsylvania in the lead-up to the primary, Jamie Kirchick immediately commented on the number of white supremacists in the state. It doesn't surprise me that Jamie continues to slander the dedicated "lumpenlibertariat" of Ron Paul supporters by writing them all off as bigots, but I was shocked that not one of the other panelists took the slightest offense at this and that Dave Weigel intead wise-cracked that the white supremacists were splitting their vote between Paul and Clinton.

You don't have to be a fan of Dr. Paul to recognize how grossly unfair this is to the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have supported Paul's unprecedentedly libertarian campaign. Shame on all of you. Silly me for thinking that AFF was supposed to be in any way a libertarian organization.

I look forward to hearing more from Mr. Kirchick about how anyone who doesn't agree with his neo-conservative, openly militarist and imperialist pseudo-libertarian agenda is a bigot.

I am, to say the least, disappointed in AFF, an organization I have enjoyed participating in.