So when Bernie Sanders says he’s for easing drug laws, reducing drug sentences, auditing the fed and has forever been against interventionist and reckless foreign policy he gets the “not very serious” liberal label. But Rand Paul, and his father Ron Paul, often made similar arguments which were chalked up to good ole fashioned libertarianism. You know the types, the Very Serious liberty loving fiscal conservatives.
I’m just curious as to why both Rand and Ron Paul get a free pass on this type of commentary. As does the GOP when they occasionally go down the same road as party.
If when Dems say something oh so very crazy like we shouldn’t be bombing people into supporting us and then calling it democracy, the media immediately jumps on the liberal socialist hippy line. There’s no differentiating with the Dems and the liberals or whatever. But when Republicans say the very same stuff, they not only get the Very Serious Libertarian treatment, they get placed into a whole other political party. The GOP doesn’t get to own its “crazies” but liberals do.
So how is one a liberal for saying it and the other a libertarian? In all honesty, Rand Paul is no more libertarian than Ralph Nader. He just gets to play one on TV and we all get sucked into it.