What if there was a U.S. right-wing third party that was as big as the Green Party?
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« on: June 22, 2022, 04:01:06 PM »

Or bigger?

So the Libertarian Party is right-wing in certain ways, but the one that resembles the GOP/American conservatism more is the Constitution Party, which is by far the least popular compared to the LP and the GP. So what if instead of the LP, the CP, or a different right-wing third party, played the role for the GOP that the Greens do for the Democrats? As in, "similar social/economic general alignment, except much further?"
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2022, 06:26:03 AM »

real ones will remember
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2022, 07:03:18 PM »

Southern segregationists were an independent-minded voting bloc who regularly caused trouble in primaries and elections from 1948 to 1968. Maybe you could craft an alternate history scenario where George Wallace puts effort into the American Independent Party as a populist alternative rather than a means of deadlocking the electoral college for leverage on segregation, and it shrinks to just the right size to stick around into the present.
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2022, 06:16:53 PM »

I feel like the LP has become more and more of what you describe since Ron Paul's 2008 campaign and the Tea Party emergence
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2022, 06:25:21 PM »

I feel like the LP has become more and more of what you describe since Ron Paul's 2008 campaign and the Tea Party emergence
The thing is the Libertarian party’s independence from the Republican party is under threat. They’re withdrawing from even safe R races just because the Mises caucus hates democrats and selling their headquarters, they’re risking to become separated and divvied up to what the constitution party is now or what labor and the Vermont progressives are to the democrats. It’s sad what could have been is being strangled by the current leadership.
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2022, 07:00:59 PM »

I feel like the LP has become more and more of what you describe since Ron Paul's 2008 campaign and the Tea Party emergence
The thing is the Libertarian party’s independence from the Republican party is under threat. They’re withdrawing from even safe R races just because the Mises caucus hates democrats and selling their headquarters, they’re risking to become separated and divvied up to what the constitution party is now or what labor and the Vermont progressives are to the democrats. It’s sad what could have been is being strangled by the current leadership.

For sure, the party is slowly becoming more of a republican shell corporation than its own entity. I wouldn't be surprised if the constitution party emerged as the go to for libertarians in the next 10 to 20 years.
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2022, 11:39:24 PM »

I feel like the LP has become more and more of what you describe since Ron Paul's 2008 campaign and the Tea Party emergence
The thing is the Libertarian party’s independence from the Republican party is under threat. They’re withdrawing from even safe R races just because the Mises caucus hates democrats and selling their headquarters, they’re risking to become separated and divvied up to what the constitution party is now or what labor and the Vermont progressives are to the democrats. It’s sad what could have been is being strangled by the current leadership.

For sure, the party is slowly becoming more of a republican shell corporation than its own entity. I wouldn't be surprised if the constitution party emerged as the go to for libertarians in the next 10 to 20 years.
A significant amount of constitution voters have applied entryist tactics into the libertarian party, and Blankenship already kowtowed to trump.
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2022, 12:24:09 AM »

Republicans would do everything in their power to to get such a party off the ballot.
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