Thursday, August 07, 2014

The Libertarian Moment?

From NYTimes Magazine...

“Let’s say Ron Paul is Nirvana,” said Kennedy, the television personality and former MTV host, by way of explaining the sort of politician who excites libertarians like herself. “Like, the coolest, most amazing thing to come along in years, and the songs are nebulous but somehow meaningful, and the lead singer kills himself to preserve the band’s legacy. 

“Then Rand Paul — he’s Pearl Jam. Comes from the same place, the songs are really catchy, can really pack the stadiums, though it’s not quite Nirvana. 

“Ted Cruz? He’s Stone Temple Pilots. Tries really hard to sound like Pearl Jam, never gonna sound like Nirvana. Really good voice, great staying power — but the whole is not greater than the sum of its parts.” 

Oy.  No.  Ted Cruz is not Stone Temple Pilots.  Ted Cruz is Vanilla Ice, at best.

Nod to RS.


Jeanne said...

I would even venture to say Cruz is Milli Vanilli

Angus said...

So Kurt Cobain was a racist xenophobe????

BR said...

Oh Angus, you're such an emotionalist sometimes. I'd vote for Samir Shabazz if he said the right things about minimizing government and had a 20+ year voting record to back it up.