Much ink has been spilled in the last week or two over Bruce Bartlett and Andrew Sullivan and the whole crew of born-again fiscal conservatives who've finally seen the light that George Bush ain't no flippin' fiscal conservative.
But at least one can still identify some economic conservatives, even if they are becoming increasingly marginalized and shut out of the party. What I'd much rather know is...wither social liberals? When's the last time you can recall seeing such an animal? Remember back in the old days, when liberals actually seemed to believe in things like privacy and autonomy and personal choice?
Thankfully, Barney does:
But Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Barney Frank, the top Democrat on the House committee, opposed the bill. He said Congress should not seek to control how adults spend their money just because some lawmakers oppose gambling.
"Adults are entitled to do with their money what they want to do," he said.