It looks like genuine libertarians have long since thrown Bush and the Republicans overboard. What I can’t fathom is that those with a libertarian bent are even more loathe to embrace Democrats, whom they stereotype as “personally libertarian but economically oppressive.” Hogwash. Clinton had a good record on the economy from any standpoint, including a libertarian one. If it wasn’t for a few glitzy media events, the kind of thing high-minded Libertarians claim not to obsess over (Waco, Ruby Ridge, and Elian), they would have to grant that Clinton was the closest thing we’ve had to a Libertarian president in 100 years.
But this senseless wiretapping issue, going around the NISA court needlessly, is just stupid. Why do the Republicans hate our Constitution? They thrive on fear. Cue the Roosevelt.