Seriously, how can any libertarian watch the right-wing pander-parade of gay marriage amendments, flag burning amendments, and the chilling array of other social and fiscal atrocities by Republicans in power and then take this Townhall editorial seriously (via Wonkette):
Ham’s col, posted at conservative portal site Townhall, contends that right-wingers are kinder to politically hybrid (read: libertarianish) bloggers than are left-wingers.
I can’t help but think that, as blogs continue to become a bigger part of electoral politics and the parties inevitably become more practiced at working with them, this difference in approach doesn’t bode well for Democrats. As much as the Left blogosphere likes to accuse the whole center-right of existing only to parrot the command-and-control messages of Chimpy McBushitler, it is the Left blogosphere that has seemed so intent on alienating itself and the Democratic Party from political hybrids and moderate Democrats of late, and doing so in dramatic, nasty fashion.
And yet somehow, most libertarians are aligned more with the left on social issues like drug decriminalization, civil liberties and a handful of issues where we want the government out of our personal lives. Of course we’re rightfully incredulous at both parties for their petty lip-service to anything that resembles fiscal restraint anymore.
So thanks conservative columnist who thinks we’re aligned with them, maybe you were just aligned with us and didn’t realize it.
Update: Hey, porn star Mimi Miyagi, running for Nevada governor as a Republican“The Republican Party is about individualism and people who support free speech”¦it only makes sense to fall into that Party.”
Holy shit… a porn star Republican said it, so it must be true!
Seriously, they say Libertarians run unqualified candidates, freaks and other embarrassments? Who are they, and why are they so quiet these days?