… wished it’d never tried to co opt the Tea Party movement. And I also bet most Tea Partiers wish Joseph Farah didn’t consider himself an ally of the movement.
Reminds me of an old libertarian joke I blogged about a couple of years ago:
There’s really no libertarian blueprint. That much is clear if you take even a sidelong glance at the big-L Libertarian Party. It’s full of all manner of cranks, malcontents, isolationists, druggies, tax dodgers and then a whole lot of otherwise average people who just want the government to stay out of their way.
I don’t participate in any party activities for a variety of reasons, most importantly I don’t think the Libertarian Party is honestly serious enough to achieve any real policy goals.
Here is a paraphrase of a common joke among party participants — I’ve read this somewhere, but can’t recall where. Maybe on Wendy McElroy’s blog.
(This block quote is just the joke, not a quote from anyone’s blog)
First time Libertarian Party meeting participant, “Oh my god, look at that table of Nazis!”
Old vet, “Yep, there’s always at least one.”
First-timer, “What? Nazis?”
Vet, “Nope, someone who bitches about ‘em.”