View Full Version : Rudy Giuliani just told Anderson Cooper the GOP needs to be libertarian on social issues

11-07-2012, 07:44 PM
After saying all this about Ron Paul?


Occam's Banana
11-07-2012, 08:01 PM
Meh. Ghouliani has a bit of a rep for being somewhat more liberal on social issues than your standard-issue Republican.

But the bastard has no business profaning the word and concept "libertarian" by using it to describe his own position on anything whatsoever.

He is in no way, shape or form "libertarian" on *any* issue. The man is an outright fascist and thorough-going authoritarian when it comes to economic & civil liberties.

The fact that he has no particular objection to, say, gay marriage, has *nothing* to do with libertarianism.

It has everything to do with gauging the cultural & socio-political winds and subsequently trying to co-opt a word that has become somewhat "hipper" since Rudy's bete noire (aka Ron Paul) made the scene.