Podfisking the President

Andrew Sullivan does a “podfisk” — a line-by-line response to the President’s radio address on the proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. He’s a little long-winded in his replies — but it is interesting stuff. So has the conservative blogosphere totally renounced Andrew Sullivan yet? And when is he going to finally admit that he is basically a social liberal with libertarian leanings?

2 thoughts on “Podfisking the President

  1. You know, this whole ‘libertarian’ thing to me is simply intellectually dishonest. Being a ‘libertarian’ seems to be a bit like believing in Santa Claus. The whole libertarian thing seems to be an aversion to taxes. Well guess what? We live in a complex society, and regulating & caring for that society costs money. Plus, I haven’t met many self-professed libertarians who aren’t in the upper reaches of the income strata, either. It’s sort of like: I got mine so keep yer darn hands off.

    So that leaves Mr Sullivan as a social liberal who doesn’t want to pay for the gov’t he wants; hence, the intellectual dishonesty. And let’s remember that he was a huge supporter of the war, which costs a lot of money. I wasn’t as familiar with his stuff back then, so I wonder how he proposed to pay for it. Don’t get me wrong–I agree him on a lot of social issues, but it seems that he needs to be a bit more rigorous in his analyses of fiscal issues.

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