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Gary Johnson--Libertarian for President-Proven Budget Cutter From New Mexico
The Financial Survival Network ^ | 07/24/2012 | Kerry Lutz

Posted on 07/24/2012 1:18:59 PM PDT by appeal2

www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com presents

We met up with Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico and present Libertarian candidate for President. Gary was a former governor of New Mexico. During his two terms in office, of an overwhelmingly Democrat state, he vetoed 750 bills and exercised thousands of line item vetos. He was so effective that his opposition referred to him as Governor Veto. He ran for the Republican nomination this year, but he was kept out of the early debates by CNN and CNBC rules, which were created to keep out minor candidates. As a result, he never attained the status of serious candidate as far as the Main Stream Media was concerned. While his odds of winning the nomination are virtually non-existent, his message is compelling, and he has provided a road map for other fiscally sane candidates to shake things up.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: election; garyjohnson; libertarian; libertarians; medicalmarijuana; newmexico; president; rockymountainhigh

1 posted on 07/24/2012 1:19:13 PM PDT by appeal2
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To: appeal2

Read the rest of his agenda. He is a massive nut job.


2 posted on 07/24/2012 1:25:21 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: appeal2

Gay Johnson?

Oops. I meant Gary.

In any event - Are you series? He’s a freaking Libertarian. And see my tagline for what I think of them.


3 posted on 07/24/2012 1:25:57 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: appeal2

What sort of things did he do to reduce the New Mexico budget?


4 posted on 07/24/2012 1:26:11 PM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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To: appeal2

Also proven unelectable, and any vote for him is NOT a vote that might remove the sitting president


5 posted on 07/24/2012 1:26:14 PM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: MNJohnnie

“Read the rest of his agenda. He is a massive nut job.”

True. Shame, that.

I do so wish the non-pot smokers could take over the Libertarian Party or the Republican party could get back to the Reagan roots of cutting government, as chosing between socially conservative statists and liberal statists is not much of a choice.


6 posted on 07/24/2012 1:31:06 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: appeal2

A vote for my cat would have more of a chance of succeeding.


7 posted on 07/24/2012 1:32:25 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: appeal2

...and he won’t even take NM in the general election.
What he might succeed in doing is keep NM as a blue state for Obummer.
Thanks for nothing.


8 posted on 07/24/2012 1:34:12 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: appeal2

Headline should read: Gary Johnson (Obama), because a vote for him is a vote for Obama.


9 posted on 07/24/2012 1:35:39 PM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: appeal2

The left is pushing hard for Gary Johnson. You will soon see a movement to get him to appear in debates as well. They know if he takes 3-4 from Romney, game is over. Obama wins.

Look at Rasmussen Reports today. In Michigan 5% prefer “someone else in the race.” The only “other” is Johnson. If not for Johnson, Romney would be tied with Obama in Michigan.

And nationally, 6% prefer “some other” candidate. That is Johnson. If not for that, Romney would be up 51-44 nationally, instead of 45-44.


10 posted on 07/24/2012 1:46:18 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Gary Johnson on Immigration

2 year grace period for illegals to get work visas. (Nov 2011)
1 strike & you’re out for legal immigrants who violate terms. (Nov 2011)
Let some, but not all, illegal immigrants stay in US. (Nov 2011)
We educate the world’s best & brightest; why send them back? (Jun 2011)
Open the border; flood of Mexicans would become taxpayers. (Jan 2001)
Mexican immigrants are pursuing same dreams we all have. (Jan 2001)
Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)

http://www.ontheissues.org/gary_johnson.htm#Immigration


11 posted on 07/24/2012 1:51:30 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: MNJohnnie
RKBA? Private property Rights? Lower taxes? Real republican Federalism with a return of power to the States?

Oh heavens... The horror... :-|

Granted, he's no John McCain or Willard Romney, but that isn't a bad thing either.

12 posted on 07/24/2012 1:54:20 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Looking at the quotes from Gary, his position is to the political Right of this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6_ktWZZmSo


13 posted on 07/24/2012 1:56:45 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dead Corpse

waiting for the crowd to call you a dope smoking hooker loving fag in 3...2...1...

( i have been called all of the above when talking of constitutional rights violations by the fed )..


14 posted on 07/24/2012 1:59:44 PM PDT by joe fonebone (I am the 15%)
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To: appeal2

Hey, maybe it wouldn’t be so bad having a librarian for a president. A librarian might know a lot more than a Libertarian.


15 posted on 07/24/2012 2:00:10 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: joe fonebone
Won't be the first time. They know they don't have valid arguments for supporting their liberal RINO's... Pejoratives and red herrings are all they have ever had.

Gary isn't my first choice. He wasn't even my 5th choice. He's just a better choice than either Willard or Zero...

16 posted on 07/24/2012 2:01:57 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dead Corpse

What are you, some kind of dope smoking hooker loving fag?


17 posted on 07/24/2012 2:02:48 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: righttackle44
Doubtful. Most librarians I know are flaming liberals that are too nuts to cut it in academia.

Shows you don't spend a lot of time in a library though...

18 posted on 07/24/2012 2:03:44 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: dfwgator

Er... No.

I do like vodka though, you can ask my Wife of 16 years about that.


19 posted on 07/24/2012 2:05:05 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: joe fonebone
waiting for the crowd to call you a dope smoking hooker loving fag in 3...2...1...

Did I make it in time?

20 posted on 07/24/2012 2:05:56 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Dead Corpse
In other news, holy crap...

What am I going to do for our 16th anniversary? Sept 14th...

Normally I would have had something planned out by now.

21 posted on 07/24/2012 2:06:41 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
(NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)

Good point. This means no Gary Johnson and no Mitt Romney. A vote for Romney is an endorsement of Commiecare.

22 posted on 07/24/2012 2:11:43 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: JimWayne
A vote for Romney is an endorsement of Commiecare.

And assault weapons bans, and Federally subsidized abortion mills, and more UN control over us, and...

23 posted on 07/24/2012 2:16:19 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: appeal2

Gary Johnson....disaster in waiting


24 posted on 07/24/2012 2:47:06 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

Gary Johnson was my govenor in NM.

For a wacky large-L libertarian, he was OK in a lot of things.

Off the rails on a lot of others, however.

For the record, he is not pro-abortion on the federal level. He is pro-reversal of Roe v. Wade and returning the issue to the states. (Where he goes of the rail is that he thinks abortion is OK at the state level.)

Given I refuse to vote for the Romney joke, I may vote for this guy if the Constitution Party doesn’t get on the ballot in NM.


25 posted on 07/24/2012 3:04:49 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: appeal2

26 posted on 07/24/2012 3:17:31 PM PDT by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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To: nhwingut
From a perusal of your tagline

Sarah Palin 12... No One Else

I gather that you intend to write in Palin in November.

Is that correct? And if so, how is that any different in impact on a Romney-Obama race than would be a vote for Johnson?

27 posted on 07/24/2012 3:47:24 PM PDT by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: MNJohnnie
There are a few issues on which Gary Johnson and I strongly disagree.

There are also a few issues on which Virgil Goode and I strongly disagree.

Either of them are preferable to a Democratic candidate with whom I disagree on everything or a Republican candidate who has no definitive views upon which I can form a judgment.

28 posted on 07/24/2012 3:59:48 PM PDT by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: Dead Corpse
Guess you might want to look beyond the sound bites and feel good rhetorical tricks and look at his real positions

Gary Johnson on Energy & Oil
Click here for 8 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other candidates on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.

Alternative energy good; ethanol subsidies bad. (Nov 2011)
Supports nuclear power. (Aug 2011)
Current policy prevents common-sense energy development. (Jul 2011)
No cap-and-trade; no taxing carbon emissions. (Jul 2011)
I accept global warming but not cap-and-trade. (Jun 2011)
Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions. (Aug 2001)

29 posted on 07/24/2012 4:21:41 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: MNJohnnie

Still better than Willard. Try again...


30 posted on 07/24/2012 7:05:54 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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