KRISTI KIRK (PATRIOTS AND PAULIES POLITICS & NEWS) – Whatd’ya get when you cross a Libertarian with a Republican? A “liberty Republican?” Or a “Libertarian Republican” perhaps?I prefer, “Republitarian.” But then I think the elephant-porcupine hybrid makes a ‘cute mascot.’
According to the Washington Times, in polite circles, Republicans who borrow a few pages from the Libertarian Party playbook are called “Libertarian leaning” Republicans — which a new poll reveals is now about 41% of the GOP voter base (or closer to 80 percent if you include Republican-leaning Independents.)
Yes, you read it correctly.
Republicans in record numbers are leaning more toward the ideals and principles of Libertarianism — and if you are a fiscally conservative Republican with a moderate social conscience, chances are you’re one of them!
(PolicyMic.com) – During the 2008 Presidential campaign, I (along with many others) tried to argue that there was no legitimate difference between the grumpiest old man John McCain and the constitutional law professor turned Hope and Change motivator Barack Obama. It was clear that neither candidate was going to rollback the war profiteering military industrial complex. McCain’s hawkish attitude towards oil rich foreign lands, including his infamous “Bomb, Bomb, Iran” ditty, and Obama’s foreign policy adviser of choice, Zbigniew Brzezinski, who founded Al-Qaeda (at that point as a foil against the Soviets in Afghanistan) and authored The Grand Chessboard were tell-tale signs that the imperialist foreign policy would continue unabridged. It was also clear that neither candidate intended on curtailing the runaway casino financial system that benefits the 0.1% at the expense of the taxpayer. Both McCain and Obama stressed the urgency of the bailouts that sent trillions to Wall Street — who just happened to be the main campaign contributors for both candidates.
Today, exposing the false Left-Right paradigm is much easier. Goldman Sachs (R) vs. Goldman Sachs (D). Romneycare or Obamacare? Neither candidate is offering peace. More wars. More big government. The same old song and dance.