Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Libertarians for Obama?

Alex Tabarrok at Marginal Revolution makes the case that, if you're a libertarian (socially liberal people who are fiscally conservative and want the government to get the fuck outta their lives), you should vote for Obama.  I was really struck by this quote in particular:
A country cannot long combine unlimited government abroad and limited government at home.  The Republican party has become the party of war and thus the party of unlimited government.
Agreed.  George W. Bush, the Republican, has presided over the biggest government in the history of the United States - unprecedented spending, unprecedented deficits, unprecedented abuse of American power abroad and here at home.  Ever hear of the Patriot Act?  Small government, my ass.

The Republicans know nothing but their own thirst for power.  Their entire party - and the McCain campaign by extension - has devolved into a foolish sideshow of pandering hypocrites.  They have encouraged the big government road this President has gone down, and then they have the nerve to declare themselves the party of "change," blame the Democrats for the failures of the last eight years and proclaim that they want smaller government.

We can't let these guys win.  The only thing scarier than the Republicans trying to run on "change" and their laughable claim that they are fiscal conservatives with an eye on small government is the fact that, right now, millions of Americans believe them.  And that is just ridiculous.

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