Eric Dondero’s spectacular post-election flameout, embarrassment to libertarians

So, Eric Dondero of has always been a controversial figure in libertarian circles because he liked to speak his mind in an abrasive manner. This past week, he blew a gasket over the election results. And by “blew a gasket,” I mean he published an “it-would-be-scary-if-it-wasn’t-so-looney” screed before resigning permanently from his own blog. Some of the juciest details:

…today starts a new course for my life. I’ve soured on electoral politics given what happened last night. I believe now the best course of action is outright revolt. What do I mean by that? …

Express your hatred, shame, and outright disgust with anyone you know who voted Democrat.

All family and friends, even close family and friends, who I know to be Democrats are hereby dead to me. I vow never to speak to them again for the rest of my life, or have any communications with them. They are in short, the enemies of liberty. They deserve nothing less than hatred and utter contempt.

I strongly urge all other libertarians to do the same. Are you married to someone who voted for Obama, have a girlfriend who voted ‘O’. Divorce them. Break up with them without haste. Vow not to attend family functions, Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas for example, if there will be any family members in attendance who are Democrats.

Do you work for someone who voted for Obama? Quit your job. Co-workers who voted for Obama. Simply don’t talk to them in the workplace, unless your boss instructs you too for work-related only purposes. Have clients who voted Democrat? Call them up this morning and tell them to take their business elsewhere.

Have a neighbor who votes for Obama? You could take a crap on their lawn. Then again, probably not a good idea since it would be technically illegal to do this. But you could have your dog take care of business. Not your fault if he just happens to choose that particular spot.

He even went so far, pre-election, to suggest that families refuse to give candy to Democrat kids. (As if we should punish and embarrass children for things they do not understand or have control over.)

New York Mag caught wind of Dondero’s spectacular implosion, and decided to interview him. Dondero plays right into their trap, confirming the bias in their minds that libertarians/Republicans are wackos and sore losers.

You come upon a neighbor — whom you know to be a Democrat — drowning in a lake. You’re the only person in the vicinity. Do you help him?
Whew! Now that one is really, really tough. I honestly do not have an answer for that one. You could always be a smartass about it I suppose. Scream: “Hey Joe, you sure you’re a Democrat? Just say the word, ‘Obama sucks,’ simple as that. Just mouth the words ‘Obama sucks’ and I’m in the water.”

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