Libertarians are such stinking hypocrites. They talk endlessly about the evils of big government, but when it comes down to elections they will fling themselves on the biggest government they can find, as long as it promises to protect them from the big, bad, social conservative. Roger Simon over at PJ Media http://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2012/02/09/the-santorum-surprise/2/ joins in the chorus of libertarians shocked that the statist Romney is being challenged by gasp, horror a man who believes the Bible about homsexuality. No not that! Anything but that!
This is libertarianism? Supporting Gov. Romney-care? The man who thinks government should be in charge of every employer/employee relationship. The man who thinks the government should force every adult to purchase health insurance. The man who thinks the government should be involved in every medical decision made by doctor or patient. This is the man “libertarians” want, because the thought of a social conservative makes their poor delicate libertarian hearts all a flutter.
Look I am not happy about Sen. Santorum’s record on spending. He is a compassionate conservative, which Pres. Bush showed us means watch your wallet tax payer. But he isn’t defending the indefensible of socialized medicine as Gov. Romney continues to do to this day. Santorum is a compassionate Conservative, but he IS a Conservative. Romney is, as I said, nothing a man of no principles, whose only reason for going to DC is to “make Washington work.” I don’t want Washington to work, I want Washington to get out of the way so the American people can get back to work.
None of this matters to “libertarians.” Their love of liberty ends when social conservatives express Freedom of Speech. They rallied to the genuine, unquestionably statist Obama in 08 and they will again, because What PJ O’Rourke said about liberals and liberty applies to libertarians as well. ”The only freedom they want is the freedom to say bad words and put anything they want in their mouths. It is the freedom of two year old.”