The problem with Libertarians is that they’re children who don’t understand that they have to play with the big kids. That’s reductive, sure. But reducing everything to the level of public-private-business-non-business…it’s just so childish.
And that theory of letting state governments run everything with limited government interference is a great theory. Bobby Jindal loved that theory, too. Then BP decided to dump a bunch of oil in the water off Louisiana and now he can’t wait to get the big money in there.
But back to Dr. Paul. This morning on “Good Morning America” he said that the media talking points are that he’s for repealing the Civil Rights Act of 1964. False. The question was not if he wanted to repeal it, but why he criticized it. Ugh, talking points. And also this, from — natch — Talking Points Memo:
On Good Morning America today, Paul also steered the conversation toward something more recent, President Obama’s criticism of BP following the oil spill. Paul said: “This sort of, you know ‘I’ll put my boot heel on the throat of BP,’ I think that sounds really un-American in his criticism of business.”
What’s un-American? Wanting to make BP pay, financially and regulations-wise, for the spill? Or skirting the few regulations there are to try to earn as much money as possible and just perhaps putting the ecosystem and the company’s employees at risk?
Ugh. Un-American. OK, Rand Paul. Big problem for this guy: He has a lot of his father’s crackpot ideas without the charisma. One thing that’s completely American about Rand Paul? His whining. Totally, totally American.