Next time you hear some third party/ Libertarian type complain about the mess in Washington, remind him or her that they are partly to blame. Here's a good example. Mia Love, a bright new star who had the potential to be the first black female GOP member of Congress was defeated in a close election because a Libertarian siphoned off just enough votes for the Democrat to win.
From the L.A. Times:
With 100% of precincts reporting, 49.3% of the vote went to Matheson and 48.1% went to Love. Libertarian candidate Jim L. Vein took 2.6% of the vote, possibly contributing to Love's loss.Libertarians have just as much an ego problem as Todd Akin, the hopelessly flawed GOP Senate candidate in Missouri who stayed in the race after making idiotic comments about rape and giving the Democrats a big win in the Senate.
Soviet Leader Josef Stalin called people like Libertarians "useful idiots." They gave the appearance of a democratic process in Soviet Russia. I prefer to call them Third Party fools. They stand on principle only to see everything they believe in overturned by Democrats!