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240 is Back:
 former Georgia congressman who helped spark President Clinton's impeachment has quit the Republican Party to become a Libertarian, saying he is disillusioned with the GOP on issues such as spending and privacy.
Bob Barr, who served eight years as a Republican congressman before losing his seat in 2002, announced Friday that he is now a "proud, card-carrying Libertarian." And he encouraged others to join him.

"It's something that's been bothering me for quite some time, the direction in which the party has been going more and more toward big government and disregard toward privacy and civil liberties," said Barr, 58, a lawyer and consultant living in Atlanta. "In terms of where the country needs to be going to get back to our constitutional roots ... I've come to the conclusion that the only way to do that is to work with a party that practices what it preaches, and that is the Libertarian Party."

Dos Equis:
The biggest loon in Congress along with Cynthia McKinney.  Shame on voters who put both of those crackpots in office.

Mr. Intenseone:
Bob who??

Dos Equis:

--- Quote from: 240 is Back on December 16, 2006, 11:47:34 AM ---Why group him with her?  LOL @ being unable to let the fact stand alone that Repubs elected him 4 times.

Predictable.  Given something about the repubs you pull a left wing lib into the convo.

The real question should be - what is Barr talking about when he says he was driven from the party by Republican spending and privacy issues?

And have you ever declared Barr a loon before today, or is it only once a person leaves the party that you can see his madness?

--- End quote ---

What the heck are you talking about?  I'll "group" people in any way I deem fit.  You upset because I called the only nut in Congress who said Bush knew about 911 is going home? 

I've never liked Barr.  He's a doofus.  So is McKinney. 

Dos Equis:
YAWN.   ::)


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