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March 14, 2009

Defining Both Major Parties in Twenty Words or Less

by Stephen Gordon

Over at AmSpecBlog, Robert Stacy McCain has launched a contest to see who can best describe the Democratic Party in 20 words or less.  Considering that I’m a libertarian, I’m sure my entry won’t win — but here goes anyway: Of the big-government political parties, the Democrats are the ones who favor donkeys over elephants.

I’m wondering how other libertarians might describe the Republican Party, too.  My entry for the latter contest is pretty much the same: Of the big-government political parties, the Republicans are the ones who favor elephants over donkeys.

So who has some better definitions of both major parties?

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  • http://freestateproject.org ArmedPorkypine

    I’ll give it a shot.

    Republicans are pro-war statists who disregard the civil liberties which don’t get them re-elected.

    Democrats are pro-war statists who disregard the civil liberties which don’t get them re-elected.

  • http://gordonunleashed.com/blog/ Stephen Gordon

    I forgot about this Scott Bieser classic:

  • http://www.bigheadpress.com Scott Bieser

    Hey, thanks for the shout-out, Stephen, though I should give credit for the “Boot On Your Neck Party” idea to L. Neil Smith.

  • Akston

    They could share the same three word slogan:

    “We’re not them!!”

  • http://www.libertarianrepublican.blogspot.com Eric Dondero

    Democrats = Fascist Party

    Republican = Libertarian Party

    Libertarian Party = Republicans who don’t win elections

  • http://www.belowthebeltway.com Doug Mataconis

    Democrats want to control your money.

    Republicans want to control your mind.

  • http://www.no-treason.com Joshua Holmes

    Democrats = Fascist Party

    Republican = Libertarian Party

    Heh.

    Heh heh.

    *snort*

    *chuckle*

    *guffaw*

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-hahahaahahahahahaahhahahahahahahaahahaha

    *sniffle*

    hahaahahahhaahahahahahaahahahahahahaahahahhaha

    Donkey, you are way too much fun.

  • http://pith-n-vinegar.blogspot.com/ Quincy

    Simple:

    Democrats – Consistently anti-freedom.

    Republicans – Inconsistently anti-freedom.

  • John

    As regards life and death:

    Democrats will kill you before you are born, but not after you are born, unless you want to die.

    Republicans will not kill you before you are born, but will after you are born unless of course you want to die.

    Not original, can’t remember where it came from, but it stuck.

  • http://www.dispatchpolitics.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2008/10/14/copy/debate12.ART_ART_10-14-08_B1_QHBJJVP.html?adsec=politics&sid=101 Steven R Linnabary

    My bumpersticker:

    With the Democrats, it’s man against man,
    With the Republicans, it’s just the opposite.

    PEACE

  • http://computerworksbysteve.com Steven Wood

    Politicians, special interests, and zionist media colluding to insure the status quo, blind minion voters argue details whilst being fleeced.

    ;>}

  • Sam Watts

    Republicans= Want to waste your money
    Democrats= Want to waste more of your money.

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