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Rand is giving the left lots of ammo

I hear my liberal friends say that they have admiration for Ron Paul on many issues but think Rand is a monster.

He's hitched his brand explicitly to the tea party. His budget cuts the dept of Education, which while I like, seems like a liberal pox. And he's recently compared the light bulb restriction to abortion choice -- which regardless of the validity of the comparison is a very uglyish and gosh way to voice it.

And the civil liberties/Maddow thing. And the media's (and his own) understating of his anti-war/imperialism position.

BUT if you read his new book, he comes off as very sensible and much more far North libertarian. I don't think he is a summary of the Tea Party's views, he's trying to inseminate their view with his. This is good.

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