We’re all Republicans because we think the Republican party is the party of limited government, the party of obeying the Constitution.Robert then used the following chart to demonstrate that both Republican and Democrat administrations have expanded government spending...
...and made the point that Republican presidents have been some of the largest violators of the Constitution.
Point taken. Republicans are as guilty of growing the federal government as Democrats. And Rand did lie. But I'd bet dollars to donuts that he was thinking the following when he spoke:
As I argued in a previous post, Rand is playing nice with the Republican establishment so he can spread libertarianism to the Republican party. As I've also argued previously, the United States was designed to be 2 party system, and right now the only way libertarians can have a presence in Washington is by influencing the Republican Party. Rand understands this, and, as the first libertarian elected to the Senate, he's making friends with the Republican elite in order to make room in the party for other libertarians. Politics is a dirty game, and, unfortunately, Rand has had to sully his ideological purity in order to advance the cause. But fear not, dear readers. He's doing what he's doing--including stretching the truth--for the greater good.We’re all Republicans because we think the Republican party could be the party of limited government, the party of obeying the Constitution.