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

    Wow! A hearty Congrats Stephen. Surfing the blogosphere and news websites, you have sparked a nationwide news frenzy by breaking this story. CNN just picked it up 45 minutes ago.

    I bet you’re on Cloud 9, and deservedly so.

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

    Stephen, just gave you a very nice write up and hat tip for breaking this huge story over at Libertarian Republican blog.

    You are officially the HERO OF THE WEEK, (perhaps month?) of the entire libertarian movement.

    I haven’t always agreed with you, but I gotta tell you dude, you just hit a friggin’ Grand Slam!

  • To Mr.Gorden

    WHAT are you doing on MSNBC!!!!!!! WITH OF ALL PEOPLE THAT TWIT Rachael?? You are a fool does Ron know you did this???? So what if you think Fox has got a hold of The Tea Party, you made Ron look like a weiner and all of us who support Paul!!!! FOOL, FOOL, FOOL! I think it will take a long time to make this up!!

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

    Since when does a free person such as myself need to get Ron Paul’s permission for anyfreakingthing?

    BTW, the last name is spelled G-O-R-D-O-N. If you are going to rant at me, please spell my name correctly.

  • Akston

    I’ve never watched Rachel Maddow’s program, but watched tonight. I noticed that when she first referenced the Tea Parties, she related them to the Republicans and her tone was drippingly derisive. This may well be her normal style. To be sure, the recent history of drunken-sailor-spending by Republicans is rightfully judged as hypocrisy, but I still found her style repulsive.

    When she introduced the segment where Stephen was the guest, her tone changed. Did I note a hint of impartiality there? Certainly, there seemed to be less jeering. She correctly reported the grassroots origins of recent Tea Parties as stemming from Ron Paul supporters.

    I found Stephen’s swipes at the Republican astroturfers more directed and entertaining than Ms. Maddow’s. I enjoyed the sweetener references.

    All in all, I think it’s important to emphasize the genuine grassroots nature of these events and resist allowing opportunists from diluting the message. Getting coverage from any national program is good, provided it highlights the concepts which fueled these events in the first place.

    Unfortunately for me, I still feel like I need a shower after watching either Fox News or MSNBC.

  • RandRoid

    Gordo scored big time on this one. His Tea Bag swinging jab at Newter and Chuckabee had me laughing my ass off.

    Better still was his response to the “caught me off guard moment when Maddow had to say “touche” on his Alan Keyes response.

    I keep asking Steve to run for president. What do I have to do, start a website or something?

  • RandRoid

    I just found some video here. I was right. Check this out.


  • http://thelibertypapers.org/ Brad Warbiany

    Good work, Stephen.

    One thing that I thought when I watched it was Rachel’s question about Republicans courting libertarians, and the response I would have made was this:

    “Well, the Republicans court libertarians quite a bit — every time they’re out of power, it seems. Once they gain a majority, though, they forget us and proceed to use their majority to grow the size of government, as we’ve seen over the last 8 years.”

    Between you on MSNBC and Jason on Fox, I’m wondering when I get my day in the sun… Who wants to interview the radical who will publicly admit to having anarchist leanings?

  • Chieftain1776

    Mr. Gordon,

    You should have left the teabags at home imo. Ana Marie Cox and Maddow have taken the lead on the Left in mocking its double meaning for a while now. They even gave Ron Paulers credit for not using the “teabag” concept. And what do you do? Bring teabags and, um, flail them around.

    You were better towards the end and took a nice potshot at Alan Keyes. Good stuff nonetheless…especially for your first time.

    Take a look at the show from the night before to see what I mean.

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

    Actually, to say Republicans “forget libertarians,” after they’re elected is not true in the slightest. Immediately after they took control of Congress in 1994, and for months afterward, they rolled out the red carpet up on Capitol Hill for Roger MacBride and the Republican Liberty Caucus, even sponsoring some of our legislation – to end the Draft – and forming a “Liberty Caucus” in the House at our request.

    It might be true to say that the Libertarian Party has little influence with Republicans on The Hill, but not true of the RLC, even to this day. If anything the complete opposite is true. Libertarian Republicans get treated far more friendlier and with greater respect in Congress, than even conservatives. I suspect, cause we’re more unique, plus it’s “cool” to associate with libertarians.

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

    Just watched the YouTube video of Maddow’s coverage and the Ron Paul connection.

    Seems like their squirming to come up with a viable opposition position on this. On one hand they say that Ron Paulists are not supporting the events, and then they admit that Ron Paul himself will be attending one of the Tea Parties.

    Can’t have it both ways.

    Clear sign that the Far Left represented by Maddow, is just beside themselves over the Tea Parties, and don’t know how to respond.

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

    Just watched Stephen video. Gotta say, it’s hilarious how Maddow tries to weave in Ron Paul into the Tea Party rallies, when the rallies, had little if anything to do with him. They were originally sponsored by the Libertarian Party, Sam Adams Alliance, and Americans for Propsperity. Don’t recall Ron Paulists having anything at all to do with the Tea Parties.

    Also funny, how she throws around the words “Ron Paul,” and “Libertarian Party,” in the same sentences, and completely ignores Bob Barr.

    Paul refuted the LP numerous times in 2008. But to Maddow, Libertarian Party, Ron Paul, it’s all the same.

  • http://www.thelibertypapers.org/ Stephen Littau

    Great job Mr. Gordon! I also noticed her change of tone when you came on.

    I never watched her show before; you were the only reason it was worth watching (nothing put a left wing circle jerk up to that point). Rachel Maddow is a twit.

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  • Aimee

    Stephen, thank goodness for DVR because that woman is obnoxious. You did a good job. I noticed before you were introduced that she quoted Jason too. Congratulations.