Came up in context to this:
.@moelane “He likes weed, he must be a libertarian!” is likely the totality of their thinking, which is myopic, obviously.
— Schmuck In a Truck (@TomInATruck) October 12, 2015
Here’s the thing: Bernie Sanders ain’t that big on weed.
He’s actually pretty timid when it comes to his views on legalization. At least 70 percent of liberals and a majority of moderates have supported legalizing marijuana for the entirety of the 2010s, according to Gallup, but Sanders said he prefers to look at what happens in Colorado and other states that have legalized it for recreational use before commenting on his policy views. He does think things have to change with our drug enforcement, however.
…Big whoop; when it comes to drug enforcement, so do I. But that doesn’t make him a libertarian. That makes him an old dude who has been dealing with potheads his entire political life (Vermont, remember?), and who probably secretly loathes the practice with all the intolerant, puritanical fury of a committed socialist. The difference is important, and not even remotely subtle.