Originally Posted by Dexter
There really isn't a whole lot I disagree with here. Republicans aren't as fiscally conservative as they say, but the more libertarian ones sure can be. I'd like for them to be consistent. You can't call yourself fiscally conservative, and spend billions of dollars on wars, and nation building.
Libertarians with social values would demolish Democrats, if they could get the red states to vote for them.
That would be an impossibly hard sell. Red state voters are about as socially conservative (the exact opposite of social libertarianism) as it gets.
The red staters who vote GOP already embrace libertarian economic philosophy, which is about as extreme as it gets (Ayn Rand is the model.)