First the all-conservative roundtable, now this. Man, no one serves up the red meat like Beck. I take MM’s point about housing not being a civil right, but this goes back to what I said the other day about stimulus polls: When the economy’s in crisis, the only politicians who’ll be willing to vote en masse against entitlements and be portrayed as “callous” are ideologues of a Reagan/Paul degree of libertarian purity. And it’s going to be a long, long time before they’re a majority of the GOP again. However fine this argument is theoretically, politically it’s a non-starter.

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