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Oh, GOP, just do whatever you like…

From Reason’s Hit and Run. I suggested that they build the GOP on Rock and Roll, as Jefferson Starship was able to build an entire city. My comment seemed less insightful and more irritating to the other folks in the thread, however.

Senator Graham’s comments are quite counterproductive, but not nearly as amusing as Cheney’s recent bout of “everybody’s in a giant conspiracy against us.” Which is similarly illogical being that a conspiracy generally a minority and done in secret.

On the same token, marijuana (pun intended) is what most americans are interested in policy-wise:

Forget about the economic crisis, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and saving Social Security: An online opinion survey released by the White House this week ranks legalizing pot, playing online poker and cracking down on Scientologists as far more important issues.

The results are part of a “Citizen’s Briefing Book,” which compiles the results of an online project launched by President Obama’s transition office to solicit policy ideas from the citizenry. More than 125,000 users submitted 1.4 million votes during the wide-open process, leading to results that clearly do not align with recent scientific polling.

Legalizing marijuana, for example, ranked as the most popular issue. Ending federal prosecutions for medicinal marijuana also ranked high, as did ending the war on drugs. “We must stop imprisoning responsible adult citizens choosing to use a drug that has been mislabeled for over 70 years,” said one respondent named “Matt.”

The fact that people might want their liberty back isn’t that shocking, really. And here, amidst all this, Cheney is going on about a non-existent war with Iran (okay, it may escalate to that if we pay them any attention) and GOP headliners are deriding libertarianism. No wonder people hate the GOP. The kicker is that Libertarians get lumped in with them enough to make them unappealing to folks who vote Democrat but who might be persuaded to vote LP.

And I suspect that if the LP ever got big enough to be a threat to either, they will infiltrate and destroy it from the inside. Pat Buchannan did it to the Reform Party, and quite elegantly.

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