The Poorman on libertarian Republicans:
Asking oneself “why do they keep playing me for a chump?” is a question that chumps are always asking themselves, a question which answers itself, chumps.
I wonder about people sometimes. Okay, I'll be honest, I think people are pretty fucking stupid. And what always amazes me, inter alia, is that people who really and truly want smaller government because they think it will make the country a better place also believe that the people who run the Republican Party are on their side.
John Cole, et al.: The GOP is for the bigots and for the rich. You may have thought your interests and the interests of the rich were identical, but you don't own large chunks of multinational corporations. As Fitzgerald said, life's different when you can buy citizenship anywhere in the world (paraphrasing). The fact is, only one side of the aisle is interested in that "make the country a better place" thing, and it's not the side you are currently on.