Monday, February 13, 2006
Well, the point is proved
Point being that those straying from the GOP party line get labeled as "liberal" as soon as they do it. In his followup post, Glenn Greenwald has scads of examples of it being done to him.
I also got an honest answer from commenter prunes (note: calls self conservative, criticizes Bush) regarding my question on how the principle of limited government got to be labeled a conservative principle. The answer, found in a article by Murray Rothbard (caution: pdf), had two parts.
a) It really was a reaction to FDR's New Deal
2) The right was (and is) a lot more fragmented than the media lets us see
It isn't a complete answer, but the complete answer is probably too long for a comment forum.
edit: p.s. Link whoring works.