Monday, October 6, 2008

Libertarian Obama Gear

Check out the new page art: the new "libertarians for Obama" yard sign that the campaign created. For a mere $41.99 (ugh) you can order one here and have it up in your yard by election day (via Carrie Tomko). Even with the high price, I have a feeling that these are selling a lot better than the official "African Americans for McCain" T-shirts.

Democratic Stuff sells all sorts of Obama T-shirts and buttons, including "Bee Keepers for Obama," "Beer Brewers for Obama" and "Moustaches for Obama." Much better than these racist anti-Obama buttons from the Republican Party of Texas.

Here's an email I wrote to Democratic Stuff a few weeks ago. I'm still waiting for a response.

To Whom It May Concern:

I have been a Barack Obama supporter for over a year now, but only today did I discover your site. I'm already a big fan, and I am considering purchasing either a Vegetarians for Obama or Oil Tycoons for Obama button (or possibly Hipsters for Obama, but I'm not sure if I qualify). What I really want, though, is a Libertarians for Obama button, which I did not see on your site. You may not be aware that, according to polling firm Rasmussen, four percent of Americans are libertarians (believers in limited government and personal freedom) and this group supports Barack Obama over John McCain, 53% to 38% (source: I'm sure that I'm not the only libertarian who would love to demonstrate his support for Obama with a button. A Statue of Liberty image would be appropriate, but a Liberty Bell, picture of Thomas Jefferson or "Don't Tread on Me" picture would also be a good fit. Please let me know what you think of my proposal.

Libertarian for Obama

P.S. If you start selling Libertarians for Obama buttons, I would be happy to include a link from my Libertarians for Obama blog (


Anonymous said...

Mark: also has libertarians for Obama yard signs that are printed on both sides for only $15.99:

Brian said...

I suggest that anyone who says they are a "libertarian for Obama" does not understand libertarin philosophy or they have absolutely no clue as to what Obama stands for.

No libertarian could defend Obama's beliefs or his voting record.

He is the most liberal, pro big government nominee since George McGovern.

You really should change the name of your blog.

Mark said...

Thanks for the link, Pam. As a fiscally responsible libertarian, I'm all about saving $25 on a yard sign.

Brian: Do you have any suggestions on a new name for this blog? If so, I'd love to hear them.

Brian said...

Mark, how about "Ex Libertarians For Obama" is the new name for your blog.

As I said, if you are supporting Obama, then you no longer are a libertarian by any standard definition of that term.

Mark said...

Okay Brian, I'll play this game. Let's hear your "standard definition" of a libertarian.

Brian said...


A libertarian is a person who upholds the principles of individual liberty, smaller government, lower taxes and more freedom.

Government interference in personal, business and family decisions should be kept to a bare minimum.

Mark said...

What if someone believes in those things but also thinks that Barack Obama is the best person running for president this year? Do they become an ex-libertarian automatically? Or do you just think that when a person supports a candidate they automatically change all of their political opinions to line up with that candidate's opinions?

Brian said...

Mark, I fail to see how anyone who TRULY believes in those things could think Obama is the best person running for president.

McCain is far, far from an ideal candidate, but he is closer to those ideas than Obama has ever been.

How can you support someone who is diametrically opposed to those values?

Anonymous said...

This is almost as bad as Bill Maher calling himself a Libertarian. =)

Anonymous said...

A Libertarian would support the libertarian candidate... or ron paul. Obama is no where near anything libertarian. is this blog a joke? do you even know what a libertarian is?