Not content with having made off with the term liberal, the left is now attempting to commandeer the term libertarian.
To paraphrase Captain Picard:
We’ve made too many compromises already, too many retreats. They invade our party, and we fall back. They assimilate entire ideologies, and we fall back. Not again. The line must be drawn here — this far, no farther.
[Tongue slightly in cheek.]
I suppose in a way it’s flattering.