Friday, October 29, 2010

Tea Party not libertarian
I’m highly skeptical of this claim that 48% percent of tea partiers are libertarian. Add war and monetary policy to your criteria and then see what you have left. Or abolishing entitlement programs, the Department of Education, or the war on drugs. How many tea partiers are on board with even one of those things? I’m amazed at the great strides libertarianism has made thanks to Ron Paul, but they aren’t that great — yet.

It’s interesting, by the way, that the beltway types wanted nothing to do with the libertarian Ron Paul because his supporters supposedly weren’t “cosmopolitan” enough. Yet they embrace and want to claim as “libertarian” the tea party movement, which is loaded with Muslim-and-Mexican-hating warmongering bigots and promotes candidates who aren’t libertarian at all.
From the LRC blog.

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