Apparently, some Libertarians believe the key to electoral success is to go dumpster diving in the Demopublican trash heap.
As Democrats appear on the verge of ditching Senator Joseph Lieberman, a Mr. Eric Rittberg urges the Connecticut Libertarian Party to endorse this Senator who can’t deliver his own party.
Below is the unedited notice from Mr. Rittberg, as sent over the Libertarians for Peace Yahoo Group, which in turn copied it from the Jewish Libertarians Yahoo Group. (I’m assuming Mr. Ritteburg identifies himself as part Jewish in order to explain his presence on the latter group):
Original Message ——–
Subject: [JewishLibertarians] Libertarians for Lieberman
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 16:39:13 -0000
From: Eric Dondero Rittberg
Anyone else interested in assisting with Joe Lieberman’s campaign for US Senate as an Independent?
Any chance of the Libertarian Party of CT endorsing his effort?
I support Joe, because he is a fierce opponent of Islamo-Fascism. He’s one of the ONLY decent Democrats in the Nation.
Call me on my cell at 979-799-7077 if you’re interested in helping out with Libertarians for Lieberman.
Eric Dondero Rittberg (the Rittberg half is Jewish).
Now, in my opinion, there is nothing libertarian about Lieberman. His economic policies are socialist. His foreign policy is interventionist. And his social policies are the kind of social engineers advocated by social conservatives.
What’s more, Lieberman probably wouldn’t want to run on the Libertarian Party ticket, as it likely has too much baggage and issues for his taste. Lieberman would sooner run as an independent.
It’s sad and pathetic to see Libertarians trying to recruit non-libertarians who don’t even want Libertarian support.