Libertarian Takeover of Republican PartySubmitted by Hollow Daze on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 12:17
For the umpteenth time in as many years this weekend, a member of the Paul family will win the presidential straw poll in a runaway at the Conservative Political Action Conference. But this time, the winner will not be cranky, eccentric Rep. Ron Paul, but his more politically capable son Sen. Rand Paul – who seeks to make a change instead of merely in making a point.
For three decades, the locus of the Republican Party family debate has been over social issues. Today, there is no such fight – and that’s the bad news for all of us social and foreign policy conservatives.
The central introspection for the GOP today is whether it will be a party that includes libertarians or a party dominated by them.
Is the "full spectrum conservative a.k.a. right wing collectivist" element of the Republican party on the run? Let's hope so...