Comment: I call Rand a NeoLib.

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I call Rand a NeoLib.

Like the neocons, the neolibs support whatever wars and sanctions that Israel asks them to.

Like the neocons, the neolibs give lip service to cutting spending, but when push comes to shove, they support the warfare/welfare state.

What makes neolibs different from neocons? Well, the neolibs give lip service to civil liberties issues of course! However, the only neolib actions are supporting laws or amendments that don't actually change existing laws, or the occasional protest vote that doesn't impact anything.

I would love to see what Rand would actually do if his vote alone would determine the outcome of something like raising the debt ceiling. My guess is he would vote for perpetuating the debt problem, then offer some excuses and hand wringing about why he had to do it. Just like the neocon G. H. W. Bush did when he said he had to destroy the free market in order to save it.

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

-C. S. Lewis