Skip to comments.GOP Suing to Keep Third Parties Off Ballot in November
Posted on 09/07/2012 12:49:32 PM PDT by huldah1776
"Around the country, the Republican Party is mounting legal challenges to keep third-party candidates off the ballot in November.
Writer Karl Dickey reports in the Examiner that in recent weeks, with the full support and legal assistance of the Republican Party, [Gary] Johnson's ballot status has been challenged in Michigan, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, Iowa and now Ohio." Gary Johnson (pictured) is the former governor of New Mexico and the Libertarian Partys candidate for president of the United States. As of this writing, Johnson is on the ballot in 43 states."
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Oh brother. I thought anybody could beat Obama. We were told during the primary that we could put up anybody and guarantee a win. So we ended up with the worst nominee in history of the Republican party and now they are running scared and suing the third party folks. Good Lord this party sucks. We seriously need a Tea Party nominee next round.
Johnson is a POS. He ran in the GOP primary. Got wiped out fair and square. And now he’s trying to undermine the party that rejected him. He’s a poor loser.
If you don’t meet the criteria you shouldn’t be on the ballot. There will NOT be a run by Palin so quit drooling and get to work
The GOP is the party of cowardice.
No doubt about it. Your post is the post of the week for sure.
At this point, most of the real libertarians will be voting for Romney, and the most of the ones voting for the LP will be the potheads that would otherwise either not vote or vote for Obama.
They do everything they can to keep third parties off the ballot, often times succeed, then turn around and squawk about how third parties can't get a foothold with the electorate.
Well, no wonder....
Not saying I love the whole GOP leadership. But, by way of analogy, much as it infuriates me to read how Patton was mistreated and exiled by Eisenhower et al, both before and after D-Dayespecially when he was right about the Soviet Unionthat doesn't mean I would have wanted to divide American forces so the Germans would win.
My analogy falls down in one respect: Obama is much more dangerous to American freedom than was Hitler.
The sad part about this is there are people here on FR who would rather lose so that they could wag a finger and tell everyone how right they were, like in 2008. Remember how the emaculation of 0bama was going to give us the next Reagan?
Good. One more thing to help defeat 0bama.
Now can we do something about ACORN?
Nah, it's known as the stupid party for a reason.
I read rumors about Palin and a third party, so thought I would throw this out there because this just seems wrong to me.
The LAST THING that Sarah Palin would espouse would be a third party Presidential campaign. She loves her country too much for that, is too pragmatic and actually wants to move toward a conservative takeover of the bulk of the Republican party. And, with assistance of folks such as Palin, considerable progress is being made toward moving the makeup of our Republican elected candidates from RINOs toward true conservatives.
My guess is that the main thing this thread will serve will be as a magnet for those FReepers who are either foolish & shortsighted “I’ll only support 100% PURE conservatives” types or, in some cases liberal/progressive sleepers/saboteurs who are doing whatever they can to increase Obama’s chances of retaining office. This is IMHO.
Are they so arrogant that they think limiting choices will force people to vote for them?
I guarantee that 99% of the people who are voting for Johnson will either sit the race out or vote for Obama if Johnson is removed as a choice. To make matters worse, many of those people would have tended republican in downticket races.
Really? Somebody has posted expressing the desire that 0bama win?
No what is wrong is Soros and other uber wealthy Democrat fascists running around paying 3rd party fringe stooges to run as “Conservative” candidates in the hopes of splitting the votes.
FReepers will figure it out pretty quickly after the election. I believe Romney will win and turn on conservatives almost immediately and all his apologists will react with surprise.
Mittens and the GOP-e don't want conservative Republicans to win congressional races - they might force President Mittens rightward.
Waste of time.
The GOP is about as democratic as the Dems
Seems the Republican Party is becoming more and more like the Democrat Party with each passing day, also a party of corruption and intolerance. Let them keep morphing into a liberal intolerant party of wrong headed ideas, it will not stop the rising up that is happening by more right-thinking conservative Americans growing more tired of the blue blood Republicans Party country club Elites tactics and its continuing move to the left of center politics.
Yup. Both big parties are guilty.
It demonstrates insecurities with their own parties.
But, why should they care? 95% of voters will keep voting for them and always vote for them no matter what they say, do, or who they nominate.
Americans have been conditioned to believe there are two parties and only two parties.
GOP wouldn’t need to worry if “Conservatives” were smart enough not to fall for Soros paid stooges who scream the slogans they want to hear despite having a long history of being Democrat party clowns.
The GOP is the party of cowardice.
so, so true.
GOP wouldnt need to worry if Conservatives were smart enough not to fall for Soros paid 3rd party stooges who scream the slogans they want to hear despite having a long history of being Democrat party clowns.
But I know, you sour grapes whiner would rather get 100% of nothing then be 85% of something. That way you can rationalize your political cowardice and laziness as “principal”.
What it actually is is actively campaigning for the Democrat Fascist candidate. You people are the useful idiots of the Democrat propaganda machine
Amazing you people have been screaming this same stupid slogan every election since 1986. Back then your sort of dogmatic purists were busy squealing about Reagan “selling out the Conservative movement”.
And then you people wonder why you always lose.
Spare me—there’s nothing fiscally conservative about a candidate who favors open borders.
rumors , .
The libertarians and the Pauls bots can have their guys run but not on a republican ticket, it is about time they stopped trying to hyjack our party so they can spew their message.
Let them have their own platform, their own convention, their own nomination.
I intend to beat the apologists like red-headed stepchildren every time their chosen liberal mis-steps.
I made my decision on the presidential ace after the changed the delegate allocation rules the night AFTER the primary in Michigan.
If they want to play Obama style election games, I’ll treat them like Obama.
If you object to being treated like an idiot, stop acting like one.
Nothing in life is ever perfect. Sitting at your keyboard squealing day in and day out for perfection is the behavior of a petulant child, not a rational adult
“.....My guess is that the main thing this thread will serve will be as a magnet for those FReepers who are either foolish & shortsighted Ill only support 100% PURE conservatives types or, in some cases liberal/progressive sleepers/saboteurs who are doing whatever they can to increase Obamas chances of retaining office. This is IMHO.”
I was right—the usual fools and saboteurs are making their usual appearances.
Good, get rid of that douchebag Goode.
LOL! Really? Read from where?
Palin isn't running as a third-party candidate. You can put the Vaseline away.
Besides, your liberal boy is going to win, likely, anyway.
Sounds as if your statement accurately reflects the traditional RNC campaign political playbook strategy for screwing the faithful base of the party before the ink is even dry on the ballots. Touché.
It's brave and energetic to support RINOs?
And then you people wonder why you always lose.
I don't - we lose because too many "conservatives" can be counted on to drink the RINO Kool-Aid every election cycle.
exactly, Johnson is a libertarian let him run as one and not as a republicans seing as he is not one.
the left have been running candidates and pretending they were republicans, hell they even did it in my county.
Soros is so desperate to get this next term when they have nothing to lose and sadly we have some who fall for his crap.
Sadly too that we have some who saw their guy lose and cannot come to terms he lost so therefore they whine on here.
BTW I wanted Newt but do remember a couple who was so much behind their candidate that they are still not seeing clearly
while Romney is no conservative and you saw your guy lose then wil you sit out in this election and watch maybe obama win another term?
Pretty much what was being said back in 2007-08. Is it 2012 yet?!
Unlike you, I have no master who owns my vote. Now mind your cotton boy.
Third parties have been around forever. They are meaningless as long as the two parties represent the views that their members want. No need for fascist tactics.
I remember how the moderate RINO’s hated Reagan and backed Bush in the primaries. The mods tried to treat Reagan like they treated Palin.
When Mod/RINO’s don’t get their way they try and sabotage the conservatives. Some things never change.
But then none of you want to actually do the hard work of moving the political ball down the field, you just want to be able to sit on your asses and bitch about those who DO do the work.
So the GOP is willing to sue third party candidates, but will not challenge the democrat party on the validity of their candidate???
Who is REALLY in charge of the GOP???
Looks to me like the GOP is secretly being taken over by the democrats.
again you come out with soem twisted weird answer, all it took was a yes or no.
Again seeing as your guy did not win then are you going to stay at home and not vote at all ?
simple frigging question even if you want to harp on about plantations and cotton for some weird bizarre reason.
yes or no will you vote in this election even though what you have seen in the last 4 years.?
await your one word answer
Where have the true conservative presidential tickets gone gone?
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