Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Venting after the Iowa Caucus Results

So conservatives pick Romney and Santorum? I just cannot get over the fact that there was a Tea Party movement that wanted reduced government and these guys win in Iowa?

In his last Congress (2005-2006), he had one of the biggest spending agendas of any Republican -- sponsoring more spending increases than Republicans Lisa Murkowski, Lincoln Chafee and Thad Cochran or Democrats Herb Kohl, Evan Bayh and Ron Wyden.

Writes David Boaz at the Cato @ Liberty blog:
[Santorum] declared himself against individualism, against libertarianism, against “this whole idea of personal autonomy, . . . this idea that people should be left alone.” And in this 2005 TV interview, you can hear these classic hits: “This is the mantra of the left: I have a right to do what I want to do” and “We have a whole culture that is focused on immediate gratification and the pursuit of happiness . . . and it is harming America.”

“One of the criticisms I make is to what I refer to as more of a Libertarianish right,” Santorum said. “They have this idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do, government should keep our taxes down and keep our regulations low, that we shouldn’t get involved in the bedroom, we shouldn’t get involved in cultural issues. That is not how traditional conservatives view the world.”

He concluded, “there is no such society that I am aware of, where we’ve had radical individualism and that it succeeds as a culture.”


I would like to make this longer but I am disgusted and dont want to waste any more time on this today. These guys are for big government and militarism/world policing. Those who claim to be "conservatives," yet support neocons are right-wing progressives (and hypocrites).

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