Here he is proclaiming himself a libertarian-Republican. Try doing that dance some day after telling the media that the libertarian tag is an albatross.
Look, Rand wants to be president, that's why he will take any position on anything, including whether he is libertarian. More important, slick mainstream media, like Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity label him as libertarian to co-opt the libertarian movement. This is why it is very important to smash Rand everytime he takes a non-libertarian position. Rand is not Nancy Pelosi, no one is going to mistake her for a libertarian, but when Rand proposes a phony "privatization" of the TSA, it has to be made clear that he is not taking a libertarian position when he is doing so.
Jeff Tucker may write:
To all people who are sending me evidence of Rand Paul’s various heresies, you can save your bandwidth.
But that is not EPJ. Tucker may want to close his eyes and stick his fingers in his ears so he can promote a Rand Paul that doesn't exist, but that is not going to happen at EPJ.