NY Times: “Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, a libertarian-minded Republican”

January 5th, 2014

I won’t comment on the fact that Rand Paul is in favor of working on a plea bargain with Edward Snowden, while Chuck Schumer would not. What’s more fascinating is how the Times had to refer to Paul as a “libertarian-minded Republican.” Talk about cognitive dissonance. I’ve commented before how I’ve seen a surge in the libertarian wing of the Republican party. Maybe Orin right that the party out of power becomes more libertarian. But for the foreseeable future, the GOP will hew libertarian.