The Republican party has gone so far to the right, that they are now in the throes of being hijacked by the denizens of libertarian wingnutistan.
ASPEN, Colo. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Thursday offered a clear broadside against Republicans drifting toward a more libertarian view of foreign policy, lumping Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in with them and suggesting they explain their position to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.Rand Paul, as most of you know, is the son of Ron Paul. Ron Paul is a racist who has ties to white supremacist groups as diaried here on DK before:
Rand Paul has (laughably) likened traitor Edward Snowden's actions as civil disobedience.
Edward Snowden is a jerk, and by his actions, his only motivation are to make Obama look bad. Snowden, as it turns out, also donated money to the Ron Paul campaign in the past. There is clearly a conflict of interest at play here.
Rand Paul is a phony. We all remember him for his self-serving filibuster against drone policy (the following makes an excellent case that filibusters should be abolished, if only to stop windbags from bloviating to score cheap political points).
If the Republican party wants to stand a chance in the 2016 elections, they would be be wise to nominate a moderate with broad appeal like Chris Christie instead of catering to the anti-American Teahadists like Rand Paul.
Chris Christie courageously put politics aside in the 2012 election by standing side by side with Obama during the Sandy flood crisis. Chris Christie, his repulsive politics aside, is a true patriot unlike Rand Paul.