Steve G.

The Onion: ‘Bob Barr on Two-Party System’

In Libertarian, Libertarian Party-US, Media, Politics on October 28, 2008 at 8:45 am

From The Onion:

Bob Barr On Two-Party System: “Waaah! Waaah!”
In a speech delivered to a small group of supporters in Pennsylvania, Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr made a number of statements regarding the unfair nature of the two-party system and generally whined and moaned like a huge baby. “Waaah! Waaah! I want my own special party because I don’t like altering my positions to attract voters. Waaah!” Barr said, his panties reportedly all in a bunch. “I believe in a lot of Republican and Democratic ideologies, but not all of them! Boo-hoo. I want my name on the ballot! I waaaaaant it!” According to the Federal Election Commission, during the time it took Bob Barr to throw his 20-minute temper tantrum, John McCain and Barack Obama collectively amassed another $12.2 million in campaign funding.

  1. Panties? Yikes! Like J.Edgar? You meant diapers now didn’t you?

  2. The Onion is a complicated journal. I got lost in the archives for a while, but managed to ‘break’ free from the past and back to the present to find two (2) pieces on Bob Barr.

    Bob Barr On Two-Party System:

    Bob Barr (POTUS candidate profile)

    With two (2) pieces, we now have a choice.

  3. Barr’s web site apparently isn’t allowing this comment, but here’s a link to the NBC interview

  4. What, complaints about the two party monopoly and the “dance” required for third parties to get on the ballots are illegitimate?

    What’s a real crime is opening the Penna. League of Women Voters guide this morning. The LP of Penna. collected thousands of signatures (and spent how much $$?) to get on the ballot. They have three candidates running for statewide offices. TWO OF THE THREE DIDN’T RESPOND TO THE QUESTIONAIRE!! All the other party’s candidates did. How the hell does that make it look to one’s friends and acquaintances when you are asking them to vote Libertarian!
    “Your candidates care so little that they ignore responding to the LWV who are going to publicize them in every frigging paper in the State.” What the hell is happening to the LP????

  5. Well, if you donate to Barr’s campaign now, you have a change to win an autographed shotgun.


    No, I’m not making this stuff up. I’m a novelist, but even my imagination isn’t that good. Or weird.

  6. An autographed shotgun?

    That’s ….. strange.

  7. Voter Conscience Poll

    For the past week, I’ve been conducting a poll comparing voters’ conscience votes compared to their actual planned vote for president.

    The results have been very surprising so far. I am doing this for research purposes and want to capture as much data as possible by election night.

    Add your voice and please tell others about the poll.

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