Libertarian fantasyland


Democrats and Republicans keep making noises about working together to accomplish great things. But that’s not what Americans voted for. They voted for gridlock.

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Whatever they do the next two years, I won’t be here to kick them around. This is my last column on the Op-Ed page. I’ve enjoyed the past couple of years in Washington, but one election cycle is enough. I’m returning full time to the subject and the city closest to my heart: science and New York. I’ll be writing a column and a blog for the Science Times section.

I hate to abandon my libertarian comrades here fighting in the belly of the beast, but this is the right moment to leave. After six years of libertarians reluctantly electing Republicans as the lesser of two evils, we’ve finally had enough. We’ve voted out big-government conservatism, and the result is the happy state of gridlock. For now, our work is done. See you in January in a new column on a new page.

Uh, could someone sit Tierney down and gently explain to him that while libertarians are disproportionately represented online, in reality they represent a miniscule fraction of the voting population and have about as much impact on the outcome of elections as the LaRouchies or the Socialist Workers Party?

Also, how far up your ass does your head have to be to believe that this election was about “gridlock” as opposed to, say, THE IRAQ WAR?

What a moron. Good riddance.

(First paragraph of Tierney column added for clarity.)