Sneaky Democrats support Libertarian candidate to tilt Arizona election results

We’re just 24 hours away from the very important midterm elections of 2014 — and we know there will be some shenanigans — well, there already have been. One of the suspect aspects of recent elections has been the planting of supposed Libertarian and Independent candidates.

Now, I’m not trying in any way to delegitimize the true libertarian movement, but there have been some fairly questionable actions surrounding some declared Libertarian or non-party candidates. Take for example the Libertarian candidate in the Virginia gubernatorial race, who siphoned off some 8 percent of the vote where Republican candidate Ken Cucinelli ended up losing by less than 2 percent to Terry MacAuliffe. It was later revealed the Libertarian candidate had received substantial financial support from Democrat operatives in Texas.

In this current election cycle, it has come to light that Senate Democrats pressured their actual nominee to drop out of the Kansas Senate race resulting in a two-person race between Republican Senator Pat Roberts and “Independent” Greg Orman. Of course it has been revealed that Orman was a Democrat who voted for and financially supported Barack Hussein Obama, and seems to refuse to state positions on issues. He too has been receiving Democrat support.

And now what’s happening in Arizona is a clear indicator that Democrats are using “Libertarian” candidates in races to siphon votes from Republicans in close senate, congressional, and even gubernatorial races.

As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, “The Arizona Democratic Party is mailing out flyers touting the policies of a Libertarian running as a third party candidate in an election for a close House seat currently held by Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema. The mailer sent by the Democrats does not mention Sinema. It instead features Powell Gammill, the Libertarian candidate in the race, according to images of the mailer obtained by the Free Beacon.”

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So why would the Democrat Party of Arizona send out a mail piece touting a Libertarian candidate? Possibly because it was a successful tactic from two years ago.

The Beacon says, “The race in Arizona’s 9th District in 2012 was too close to call on election night, but Sinema wound up defeating her Republican opponent by fewer votes than were pulled in by Gammill. Sinema won by just over 10,000 votes, and Gammill pulled in 16,620 votes. Sinema, who is openly bisexual and describes herself as “a Prada socialist,” is facing a tough challenge from Republican Wendy Rogers — a fifth generation retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and one of the first 100 female pilots in the US Air Force, flying C-141 and C-21 aircraft. Gammill could again prove to be the deciding factor in the race, as polls currently show Sinema leading the race by a smaller margin than Gammill pulled in 2012.”

By the way, the Allen West Guardian Fund has endorsed Wendy Rogers.

And just in case you believe this is all made up, at the sender label for confirmation. “The Arizona Democratic Party told the Arizona Republic that the mailer is part of a strategy to draw voters away from Rogers. Obviously we prefer Kyrsten Sinema,” said DJ Quinlan, executive director of the Arizona Democratic Party. “Our calculation is there are probably a lot of conservative voters who realize [Gammill] is a far more consistent conservative than Wendy Rogers.”

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As you can see from the mailer, it’s highly unlikely stands such as “eliminate all government funding for abortions” and “eliminate all gun control laws” would be appealing to Democratic voters. Clearly this mail piece from the Arizona Democrat Party is not intended for Democrats — it is clearly meant to draw away conservative voters. And I pray voters will come to understand this is a tactic being used by Democrats in other elections across the country.

Again, it’s not my intent to detract from libertarian ideals, but to warn against Libertarians being used as pawns by Democrats in order to maintain their power and control of contested elections. As well, the Republican Party has some culpability, in that they must recognize this effort and not allow Democrats to create a gap they can exploit. The 2012 numbers from the Arizona Congressional district-9 election are proof positive — Gammill secured a vital 16.620 votes that would have easily precluded Sinema from being victorious. And one has to wonder — what is Gammill’s motivation for running again in 2014?

With the progressive socialists of the Democrat Party it’s easy — just follow the money. If retired Air Force LTC Wendy Rogers is defeated in a close race, go back and examine the Gammill differential — and do some FEC report analysis of Gammill. Rep. Krysten Sinema is an avowed socialist who supports releasing GITMO detainees — and we all know where those fellas end up — are those REALLY the values of Arizona’s CD-9?

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Susie is embarrassing herself
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Susie is embarrassing herself

So maybe the mediocre GOP party should get behind the Libertarians so there’s a party worth voting for again. In many ways we’d be better off if the socialist liberals won another election; eventually even the most obtuse sheeple will understand that democrats are actually fascists, and will embrace any options to remove their influence from our culture.

InRussetShadows
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You are dwelling in fantasy. The GOP will not get behind the libertarians. Now, do you have any other ideas?

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lookatthisdamncomment

FIRST: win the senate and keep the house, THEN, demand the republicans concentrate on limited government and more individual freedoms, and thus, in doing so, we all win. Libertarians, unfortunately, will only get their way through the GOP. Vote GOP as a libertarian, and change it from within, just like the liberals have taken over the democrat party, only this time it’ll be for the better for the country, and not like with the liberals, for the worse. As a conservative, I’m all for libertarian ideologies.

Mohammed's pink swastika
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Mohammed's pink swastika

Even after the war, the German people did not believe the atrocities committed by the Nazis. Until they were forced to see with their own eyes.

Randy Miller
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Great analogy

Jan
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and Virginia does NOT like mcauliffe.

Stosh
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The Demoncrats have seen how effective it was in electing Bill Clinton twice, and it has become their SOP.

GRBW
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You lost me when you held up Ken Cucinelli as your lead example. Ken Cucinelli lost because he screwed Bill Bolling out of the race and he acted like a arrogant snob, while doing so — and throughout the campaign. Even though I’ve voted R and have actually ran for the statehouse as an R; frankly, I’ve grown tired of the R’s slow, but consistent move toward crony capitalism and away from limited government. Lovers of liberty have argued and will continue to argue that if we don’t elect R’s that we’ll only have something worse. Maybe they have it… Read more »
InRussetShadows
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That strategy hasn’t been effective so far — how long do you want to wait until your theory is proven correct? Maybe it’s time for the Libertarians to see what they can do to break out of the single digit basement, but I suspect that would be asking too much of the party of abortion and pot.

GRBW
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Don’t get me wrong. I could care less if we elected members of the Tea Party, the Constitution Party, America’s Party or any of several other political parties that lean toward smaller, less intrusive government. Neither do I begrudge wealth play makers for using $ to try to influence elections, primarily toward what they perceive as their benefits (he who has the gold makes the rules?). However, with few individual exceptions (Cruz? Paul?), neither Democrats nor Republicans have fought to reduce the overall size and scope of government. As far as Libertarians, re: abortion and pot; abortion’s not a party… Read more »
Mango
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Robert Sarvis took 6.5% of the vote, Cucinelli lost by 2%. The fact is, we don’t know how many of those votes would have gone to Cucinelli had Sarvis not been in the race. But the real problem is that Sarvis was funded by an Obama campaign bundler, so the idea that this guy was worth a single vote is what’s insulting. The head of the so-called “Libertarian Booster PAC” that was responsible for getting Sarvis on the ballot is a top Obama campaign bundler. Can’t just vote Libertarian or Independent because you’re tired of the Republicans, we have to… Read more »
pcisbs
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Yes good points. But as I pointed out to the Leftist troll above – Sarvis’s policy platform had absolutely no resemblance to Libertarian-ism. His positions were unequivocally Hard-Left.

Mango
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Yes, that’s true, and with about 5 minutes of research into him you would have found that out and not voted for him if you’re really a Libertarian. That’s what made it clear he was nothing more than a shill for the Democrats. So that’s my main point, can’t just throw your vote to someone who calls themselves a Libertarian because the Republican candidate isn’t conservative enough or not impressive to you. If just half of the votes that went to Sarvis actually went to Cucinelli, we’d have a Republican governor in VA. But the Dems got what they wanted… Read more »
GRBW
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I know of Sarvis and I appreciate your position, regarding this specific case. However, I only agree with your conclusion that we have to vote Republican to keep Democrats out of office, when we view governance from a “one election cycle” perspective. The ONLY way to get Republicans candidates and policymakers to collectively lean back to the right will include voting 3rd party until they do so. Otherwise, they have no incentive and no motivation to change.

Mango
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Oh, I agree that Republicans need to get back to the right, they’ve ventured too far over to the left for sure. I think the way to do it though is to support and vote for conservative Republican candidates, not necessarily Libertarians representing a so-called third party that most Republicans aren’t willing to get behind . The reason that the GOP establishment is demonizing the TEA party is because they are terrified they’ll lose their status and power to people like Ted Cruz who are committed to real conservative values. Conservative Republicans and/or TEA Party candidates are the way forward… Read more »
Thomas L. Knapp
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“The head of the so-called ‘Libertarian Booster PAC’ that was responsible for getting Sarvis on the ballot is a top Obama campaign bundler.”

Um, no. The head of the PAC in question was former (and now again) executive director of the Libertarian National Committee. A top Obama bundler DONATED to the PAC, but has never at any time been a principal or director of said PAC.

Mango
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Fair enough, but that top Obama bundler is the Libertarian PAC’s MAIN benefactor, as in providing more than half of the PAC’s total revenue at the time of Sarvis’s fake campaign.

GaylePutt
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Isn’t this tactic akin to fraud? To represent a candidate as something he/she’s not, to lure people with lies and unrealistic promises is tantamount to lying and intentional deceit. Why is this sort of misrepresentation permitted?

Tony Hunt
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Fraud? I don’t see how this draws away conservatives. If a conservative turns around and votes libertarian, then their not a real conservative in the first place. It sounds like. Mr.West thinks so little of his party, that he doesn’t think they’re smart enough to know who they’re voting for.

GaylePutt
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Horse pucky. I think this ruse is aimed mainly at Democrats who are disappointed and disillusioned with the direction the Democrats are taking us. The party doesn’t want them to vote GOP which they’ll do if they are going to reject the Democratic candidate. Instead, they’re hoping the low info voters will think, “well, we don’t like the GOP or the Dems so let’s try the Libertarian!” Trouble is, that Libertarian is a ringer, a Democrat in Libertarian clothing. They’ll probably catch some Republicans in their net but I think they’re trying to keep the Democrats in the fold. There… Read more »
RedStateJoe
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Why does it seem that every article West writes starts with a lie? Here’s what he wrote: || Take for example the Libertarian candidate in the Virginia gubernatorial race, who siphoned off some 8 percent of the vote where Republican candidate Ken Cucinelli ended up losing by less than 2 percent to Terry MacAuliffe. It was later revealed the Libertarian candidate had received substantial financial support from Democrat operatives in Texas.|| Couple of things – one, learn how to spell “Cuccinelli” and “McAuliffe.” I’m just a guy on a computer and I know these things, why can’t a man who… Read more »
pcisbs
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Hey Shameless RedstateJoe, it’s obvious you’re a clueless leftist drone. How much are you guys paid to spew delusions on non-Democrat websites? Anyone with a brain saw that the issue positions taken by the so-called Libertarian candidate in VA were not Libertarian what-so-ever! Regardless of what he ran as, not only was he not a Libertarian – his positions advocated Big Government statism, gun-control and Government control of the economy. Propagandists like you, depend on ignorance to proliferate your lies, unfortunately for you, many of us pay attention.

RedStateJoe
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I use fact, you use insult. Who is the drone?

pcisbs
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You do nothing of the sort – you have no facts; and you
refuse to explain why the so-called Libertarian ran on Hard-Left Obama Democrat positions, completely antithetical to Libertarianism?

RedStateJoe
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That part where I wrote where the money came from, identified the man and his organization, and then linked to his rebuttal. Those are considered facts.

It’s a fact that the money came from a long-time Libertarian.

Your argument is as loony as your insults.

Running a liberal democract in the Libertarian slot would siphon votes from the (D), not the (R), which is the fanciful complaint West makes.

The guy supported a person he thought would fit the Libertarian ticket.

Earl Lee
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Can you say DEBUNKED boys and girls! The reason Allen (rob these loons blind) west post these LIES on a daily basis is he KNOWS that his supporters are too STUPID to look up anything themselves!! He is just here to exploit their STUPIDITY!!!

pcisbs
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Are you and Marxist Dem RedStateJoe the same person or simply employed by the same Soros affiliated group?

Robert Masengale
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Your comments as a whole seem to be utterly useless… You do nothing but throw insults and buzz-words without even truly discussing any issues.

You are what is wrong in politics.