Beefcake Iraq anti-war vet and deep-fried Libertarian Adam Kokesh has been a declared Congressional candidate for only a week, and already he’s embroiled in controversy.
For not being Libertarian enough.
Make no mistake, Kokesh knows his Galt from his Roark. And he proudly displays an endorsement that proudly references libtard strokefest V for Vendetta.
But Kokesh, who hasn’t yet declared a party affiliation, is also happy to pick up the endorsement of something called the Modern Whig Party.
You remember the Whigs. Abe Lincoln’s pals, before everyone deserted them. Or as the anonymous leader of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Libertarian Faith considers them, fucking statists:
I cannot fathom why anyone would be happy to be endorsed by the Whig Party. The 1800s Whig Party was the predecessor to modern corporatism: guys like Lincoln and Clay basically thought that the government existed to provide money to their cronies. It morphed into the Republican Party, which was the party of Lincoln, of course. Then, as now, the Republican Party was truly the War Party: Lincoln started a war that killed over 600,000 Americans (not counting the civilian deaths) and ignored the U.S. Constitution at virtually every opportunity.
Whew. That’s enough to give us vapors.
And that’s why the Libertarian movement will inevitably deteriorate into factions, a Judean Paultard Front here, a Paultard Front of Judea there. They’re faster to excommunicate than Catholics, and there’s no room for forgiveness.