This bizarre conversation between libertarian financier (now turned radio talk-show host after his failed run for elected office) Peter Schiff and the utterly vile Dick Morris (who Lawrence O’Donnell wickedly described as being, “A desperate guy who’s public record with prostitutes makes him unemployable anywhere else”) is perhaps indicative of some of the deep fissures that can be expected to materialize between various factions of the right-wing in America as 2012 election fever ramps up.
I wonder if anyone on Fox News will take their sleazebag contributor to task over his truly remarkable contention (before he abruptly hung up on Schiff) that “every high school student should be drug tested” in order to more effectively wage the hapless “War on Drugs” in America. This, from someone who pretends to advocate “small government” and incessantly rails against its obnoxious intrusion into people’s lives (at least, under the allegedly “socialist” Obama administration).
It’s truly an inexplicable contradiction, but sadly one that’s not at all uncommon amongst faux “conservatives” of the right-wing, as evidenced by the irrational proclivity of these cynical miscreants to zealously advance restrictive legislation concerning gay marriage, abortion, and any number of other social matters that impinge on the rights of others.
I’ve got no problem with conservative libertarians like Schiff, the folks at the CATO Institute, and the Ron Pauls of the world (even though I may vehemently disagree with them in many respects) because at least they’re somewhat consistent in their ideological convictions. By contrast, unprincipled mercenary hacks like Morris are little more than bottom-feeding scum that shamelessly pander to the lowest common denominators and most idiotic elements of the American polity.