Social conservatives are crafty. It is always 'I believe in small government "except for...." ' and then the liberals chime in: "I have a few exceptions in mind too." And we are off to the races.


Note: This was originally part of a comment to Eric's If I may strain a strained analogy, how many "legs" are under the Tea Party "stool"?

Commenter Kathy Kinsley liked it so I thought I'd give it a wider audience.

Let me add that Eric's A marginalized Tea Party acceptable to both "sides"? is in the same vein and also was part of the prompt for this post.

Cross Posted at Power and Control

posted by Simon on 11.03.10 at 11:36 PM


Earlier I read that Republicans are always libertarians when they're out of power.

And once they get power it becomes a "yes, but"!

Eric Scheie   ·  November 3, 2010 11:48 PM

Too true. Which is why I liked that 'crafty' remark of yours.

Kathy Kinsley   ·  November 5, 2010 7:52 PM

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