This is like a fat person telling an ugly person they can lose weight, eventually, but there's no time like the present for the Dems.
When will people realize that they are being hustled? There is no difference between the two. With Shrub's eight years (Bush 2's two terms), we now have AMPLE evidence that the R's are NOT the party of smaller government. They fooled you didn't they. Not me! I voted Libertarian. AND, Clinton's two terms demonstrates, that while the D's during those eight years weren't as bad as Shrub's eight years, they aren't going to give you smaller less-intrusive government.
No, for all the flaws and foibles of the Libertarian Party, they are the Party of Principle. That principle is liberty. You have to be free. Free to make your own decisions. Good decisions, bad decisions, and personal decisions.
The Federal Government is both FAT and UGLY!
Fat in that they are involved in everything. A bloated organization, which really is the gang that can't shoot straight, where one out every five Americans relies on the government for employment. (Five may not be exactly right but it's close. It's definitely single digits.) They have run up an enormous debt (that we need to grow ourselves out of), inflated the currency that eviscerates our savings and impoverishes pensioners, run the Social Security Ponzi scheme for their own spending, and have citizens fighting each other over scraps (to preserve this or that program).
Ugly in that they have destroyed our Constitutionally recognized, Intelligent Designer given, inalienable rights. Lets itemize a free of the more obvious ones: (1) First Amendment free speech zones; (2) Second Amendment gun seizures in NOLA; (4) Fourth Amendment "war on drug" raids and airport searches; (5) Fifth Amendment Kelo decision; (6) Tenth Amendment Medical Marijuana State laws abrogated. AND that is just off the top of my head. Don't forget we are fighting and undeclared war. Don't forget we have a President who says that he doesn't have to follow the law. Don't forget that we have an out of control bunch of private gangs running around like the BATF, every darn agency has guns with "police" power (like Department of Agriculture), and tax laws that are enslaving us.
I no longer consent to this government!