Trippi is an old time Democratic consultant who is very smart and his analysis here is interesting. This is a video well worth watching for those who care about the massive political changes going on right now especially on the so called American “Right.” He sees the libertarian movement as perhaps the most important movement in American politics and a movement which will change (and is changing) the political landscape.
He, in my estimation makes a mistake however early in the interview and it is one I see with my liberal friends often. He argues that the “libertarians” and the Tea Party are distinct groups. I think this is wrong. There is much cross pollination. In fact I would say that the heart of the Tea Party is libertarian. The Tea Party is the Taxed Enough Already party. That is fundamentally libertarian. And people forget that Ron Paul founded the Tea Party.
Liberals always focus on the perceived socially conservative elements within the Tea Party, and though those elements exist they are less and less important with each passing year. I see the Tea Party as increasingly classically liberal, especially as people educate themselves about the Constitution and about what “small government” actually means.
That aside Trippi’s take on how technology is changing business and politics is right on.
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