Lost Thought 00: For better or worse, he does seem to stick to true Libertarian values, rather than just Republican Light
xanadian: Now, if he comes up with a way to slash entitlement spending without harming beneficiaries
bmongar: The only way to end the Republican party's old guard establishment grip on the presidential election process is to vote Libertarian something other than Republican.
Headso: "There are a lot more people in this country that describe themselves as libertarian than vote libertarian," says Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.Because they aren't really libertarian, they are just people ashamed to call themselves republican.
Jackson Herring: xanadian: Now, if he comes up with a way to slash entitlement spending without harming beneficiariesand a unicorn
Lenny_da_Hog: Headso: "There are a lot more people in this country that describe themselves as libertarian than vote libertarian," says Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.Because they aren't really libertarian, they are just people ashamed to call themselves republican.They're Republicans who like to smoke dope.
Lenny_da_Hog: Libertarians remind me of a pharmaceutical commercial."Vote Libertarian! Smoke pot! Enjoy Freedom and privacy! No more wars and meddling in foreign affairs!"Side effects may include economic ruin, social chaos, under-education, reduced literacy, and slavery to unchecked capitalist monopolies.....
quatchi: "You are a libertarian. How about voting just this way one time."[3.bp.blogspot.com image 599x358]Would love it if all self described Libertarians voted for Gary Johnson.Realize that's not gonna happen because in the main American self described Libertarians are really just embarrassed Republicans that want to smoke pot./Image is hot like an angry Paulistinian.
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coco ebert: Um, no. See, I've been to countries that are functioning social democracies, with strong state investment in infrastructure, education, and health care, and (relative to the U.S.) low military spending. And guess what- the people there are pretty farking free.So no, no thanks.
Vegan Meat Popsicle: the Ron Paul bandwagon
canyoneer: The only solution to our multiple problems is to continue voting for the two parties that control the electoral machinery, openly take bribes, allow lobbyists to write legislation, and use their tenure in the halls of power to amass wealth and engage in legalized insider trading. Yes sir, keep on voting for Republicans and Democrats, because they obviously have done such a magnificent job of running the country in these last few decades. Keep on voting for the establishment that has led us into our current situation. I mean, what could go wrong? It's clear that they'll turn things around any day now.
Lenny_da_Hog: get involved with the existing party infrastructure.
Lenny_da_Hog: Or maybe -- Just maybe -- get involved with the existing party infrastructure. Show up to caucuses , change the platforms, change the spending rules, and clean and join the corruption from the inside.
mrshowrules: If I was a super rich Liberal American wanting to influence the election in favour of the DNC, I would be donating buckets of money to the Libertarian Party.Ralph Nader stole just enough votes from Gore to hand Dubya the election (plus voter fraud in Florida of course).
xanadian: Lost Thought 00: For better or worse, he does seem to stick to true Libertarian values, rather than just Republican LightThat's what I was thinking. He's definitely progressive on defense spending, equality issues, drugs, and a few other things, but he's "woah" on entitlements, women's issues (actually, he's somewhere in the middle there), business regulation, and monetary policy.I believe that the government should have as little impact as possible in everyone's lives. But there are some entities that need extensive regulation lest they REALLY go overboard. I.e., repealing that banking regulation helping to cause this current downturn.
canyoneer: Lenny_da_Hog: Or maybe -- Just maybe -- get involved with the existing party infrastructure. Show up to caucuses , change the platforms, change the spending rules, and clean and join the corruption from the inside.FTFY.Yeah, the brave reformer is going to "clean up" these entrenched, powerful, criminal organizations from "the inside." That's my plan for battling the drug cartels in Mexico: I'm going to join up as a recruit and convince them to renounce violence "from the inside."I suppose you might have been joking. If so, I salute your sense of sarcasm.
wingnut396: Seeing as there is no way my State will not vote Rmoney, this guy may be on shortlist for an otherwise throwaway vote. Unless there is someone very entertaining on the ballot.//The good thing about living in a State locked into one party or another, is that I'm not bombarded by the tiresome political adverts nearly as much as those in swing/battle States.
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