In Republican primary politics, the libertarian brand carries cachet, which explains why many of the GOP’s presidential candidates are battling to position themselves as the one true standard-bearer of small government conservatism. But a funny thing is happening on the way to the Republican primaries: The whole notion of small government libertarianism has been hijacked by politicians who often represent the opposite.

For all their lofty rhetoric, the party’s leading candidates have a very selective interest in small government

The House of Representatives voted Thursday to give a tax break worth $269 billion to the richest few thousand estates in the country, and add that cost to the federal debt.

Called the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015, the bill would end the nearly 100-year-old federal estate tax. All but three Republicans voted in favor, while all but seven Democrats voted against. The legislation passed 239 to 179.

The measure benefits only the top .2 percent of the population because the other 99.8 percent of the country doesn’t own enough wealth to ever pay the tax. Only estates worth more than $10.9 million for couples and $5.4 million for individuals fall under the tax.

Thus far, the GOP Presidential candidates are...

1) The guy who thinks “Whites only” businesses should be constitutionally protected

2) The guy who marched under a confederate flag to the white house and then demanded that the first black president and his family come out with their hands up. 

3) The guy who even Ann Coulter thinks is racist.

Well played, guys. Well fucking played. 

Stop with this "We want our America back" nonsense.

“We want our America back.”
That’s what people like “Dr” Rand Paul like to proclaim.
Nobody took it from you, you mewling infant.
You weren’t mugged. It wasn’t stolen.
You lost it. Twice. In an election. Twice.
Because your ideas were rejected overwhelmingly.
So stop with the entitled whining, stop using the language of a victim, stop with the not-so-subtle racial undertones.
You may “want your America back” but your America was rejected… by America.
- Steve Marmel