Libertarians Get Exposed By Trump

May 29, 2024
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Libertarians Get Exposure from Donald Trump. Did they capitalize? 

Much has been said about Donald Trump’s appearance at the Libertarian Convention this past weekend. There’s redundant commentary all over ‘Streamville’ and ‘Podlandia.’

I won’t be repeating the same tired things you can get elsewhere.

Everyone else is missing important angles to this story, so that’s what I’ll cover.

I was a state chair and paid press secretary to a party presidential nominee. I’m a multi-decade professional observer of the Libertarian Party. Therefore, my commentary on the Convention has niche awareness, and my “takes” are even more unique.

Episode 98 of Gracearchy with Jim Babka is titled, “What did Donald Trump reveal about the Libertarians?”

Exposed by Trump

Our analysis covers…

A. Did everyone get what they wanted out of Trump’s appearance? We explain why the surprising answer is Yes in all cases.

B. The ostensible purpose for the invite was huge exposure by Trump. Check! But was the Party ready to capitalize on it? We grade the result on four things. {You’ll want to SEE this part of the interview, not just listen.}

But the most important part of the show is the destruction wrought by the Thick-libertarian vs Thin-libertarian debate. And…

Libertarians, of all people, should be the least surprised that there’s a “third way” to approach the thick-thin debate!

However, the present interparty climate is driven by warriors. Their strategies and actions have damaged what was special and even beautiful about libertarianism. So, we provide four steps toward healing and effectiveness…

Watch on Rumble


Not everyone is going to like what I have to say because…

  • Unfortunately, criticism of past actions is too often considered an attack on a person or group. My intent is constructive.
  • Worse, politics tends toward tribalism. Therefore, offering a kind word about someone on the other team invites rejection, attack, cancelation, or even violence.

Nevertheless, someone must say these things. That entity probably needs to be a caring outsider who knows many of the participants.

It falls to a podcast with a name like Gracearchy.

You can listen while you work or drive on these podcasting platforms: Pandora * iHeart * Spotify

We’re featuring today’s episode on…


ZAP The State and have a nice day,

Jim Babka
Host, Gracearchy with Jim Babka
Co-creator, Zero Aggression Project

Jim Babka is the Zero Aggression Project co-creator. Yet the views expressed in the show are not necessarily those of the board, staff, or supporters of the Zero Aggression Project (Downsize DC Foundation).


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