The LNC has given every indication that we, the small “L” libertarian blogging community, will remain marginalized and will only be patronized in order to try and appease us.
To paraphrase a proverb: if we can’t go to the LP, we’ll make the LP come to us.
Here’s the plan:
I will be working with a small group of people over the next month (Stephen Gordon included of course) to develop and test a collaborative libertarian website along the lines of what we would have liked to do for the LP (minus specific state applications). This will be a multi-user and multi-poster website much like DailyKos, MyDD and RedState, only it will feature the libertarian community. We will use this site to raise the overall libertarian profile and awareness, promote libertarian candidates and campaigns that are well run and can win, and to act as a “hive” that can sting our opponents with the barbs of opposition research and negative exposure and reward our allies with the honey of contributions and praise.
Anyone will be able to sign up and start their own journal, or integrate an existing blog into the site via RSS or permanent migration and redirection (I will eventually be migrating Hammer of Truth into the new site permanently). While there will of course be issues that we still have not tackled, we hope to create a central meeting place for libertarians in order to harness the numbers we do have and grow the potential numbers at our horizon.
This will begin the jumping point for the masses of libertarianism to grow as a political voice, regardless of whether our own stuffy relic of a political party wants to let control be wrenched from its hands or not. Sadly, there is one thing they should have realized: they never had a choice.
If you have exceptional skills in PHP, MySQL, HTML/CSS or graphic design, we can always use an extra hand (we had about 14 people working on the Badnarik Web Team at some point or another). Drop a comment here and I’ll respond to the email address used.
UPDATE: Stephen Gordon has(we’ve been busy tonight): “I?Ã„Ã´d like to announce that we have a national PAC, to be directed by George Phillies, at our disposal for bank deposit, reporting and money distribution purposes.”
UPDATE: The PushLiberty Web Team has been established, we are hitting the ground running.