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GOP Suing to Keep Third Parties Off Ballot in November
The New American ^ | Sept 5, 2012 | Joe Wolverton, II

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 Party’s candidate for president of the United States. As of this writing, Johnson is on the ballot in 43 states."

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I read rumors about Palin and a third party, so thought I would throw this out there because this just seems wrong to me.
1 posted on 09/07/2012 12:49:38 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776
The GOP shouldn't be worried about losing conservative votes, unless they did something stupid like pushing a liberal as their candidate... Oh, wait.

/johnny

2 posted on 09/07/2012 12:52:02 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: huldah1776

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.


3 posted on 09/07/2012 12:52:46 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: huldah1776

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.


4 posted on 09/07/2012 12:54:14 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: JRandomFreeper

LOL


5 posted on 09/07/2012 12:54:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: huldah1776

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


6 posted on 09/07/2012 12:54:27 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: napscoordinator

The GOP is the party of cowardice.


7 posted on 09/07/2012 12:57:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

No doubt about it. Your post is the post of the week for sure.


8 posted on 09/07/2012 12:59:33 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: nhwingut
Why does the GOP worry about it? Don't they have a staunch conservative as a nominee? They shouldn't lose any conservative voters, should they?

/johnny

9 posted on 09/07/2012 12:59:58 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: huldah1776

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.


10 posted on 09/07/2012 1:00:06 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: huldah1776
Republicans and Democrats shamelessly do this every four years (at a minimum).

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....

11 posted on 09/07/2012 1:01:54 PM PDT by gdani
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To: huldah1776
Sorry to say this: At this moment, this idiot is my country's enemy.

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-Day—especially when he was right about the Soviet Union—that 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.

12 posted on 09/07/2012 1:05:25 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: SamuraiScot

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?


13 posted on 09/07/2012 1:09:23 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: huldah1776

Good. One more thing to help defeat 0bama.

Now can we do something about ACORN?


14 posted on 09/07/2012 1:14:50 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: Perdogg
Perhaps the GOP could push a conservative, knock off bashing conservatives (Rove), quit playing dirty (Virginia, Florida, et al), and they wouldn't have to worry about losing the conservative vote.

Nah, it's known as the stupid party for a reason.

/johnny

15 posted on 09/07/2012 1:15:38 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: huldah1776

I read rumors about Palin and a third party, so thought I would throw this out there because this just seems wrong to me.
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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.


16 posted on 09/07/2012 1:17:59 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: napscoordinator

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.


17 posted on 09/07/2012 1:18:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Perdogg
The sad part about this is there are people here on FR who would rather lose

Really? Somebody has posted expressing the desire that 0bama win?

18 posted on 09/07/2012 1:20:48 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: huldah1776

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.


19 posted on 09/07/2012 1:23:34 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: JRandomFreeper

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.


20 posted on 09/07/2012 1:24:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
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.

Mittens and the GOP-e don't want conservative Republicans to win congressional races - they might force President Mittens rightward.

21 posted on 09/07/2012 1:26:53 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: huldah1776

Waste of time.

The GOP is about as democratic as the Dems


22 posted on 09/07/2012 1:30:01 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: huldah1776

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.


23 posted on 09/07/2012 1:30:01 PM PDT by Ron H. (Ahh, how's that multi-culturism thing working out for you these days?!)
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To: cripplecreek
Are they so arrogant that they think limiting choices will force people to vote for them?

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.

24 posted on 09/07/2012 1:30:48 PM PDT by gdani
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To: JRandomFreeper

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.


25 posted on 09/07/2012 1:30:58 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: cripplecreek

The GOP is the party of cowardice.


That is why I may not vote, if Obama wins it’s all but over for the U.S.A.. If Romney wins, he’ll go warp speed to the center/left and it will take a little longer to ruin the nation. Is it 2016 yet, may be too late no matter what.
The GOP-E could still hand this over to Obama over the stupidest little thing. Rant over....


26 posted on 09/07/2012 1:33:36 PM PDT by yield 2 the right (2012, the election year that stinks!)
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To: JRandomFreeper
The GOP shouldn't be worried about losing conservative votes, unless they did something stupid like pushing a liberal as their candidate... Oh, wait.

so, so true.

27 posted on 09/07/2012 1:35:35 PM PDT by Ron H. (Ahh, how's that multi-culturism thing working out for you these days?!)
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To: MNJohnnie
Don't be sad. Your chosen liberal is likely to win over the other side's liberal.

/johnny

28 posted on 09/07/2012 1:37:44 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Ron H.; JustSayNoToNannies; napscoordinator; GeronL

GOP wouldn’t 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.


29 posted on 09/07/2012 1:39:50 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: huldah1776

Spare me—there’s nothing fiscally conservative about a candidate who favors open borders.


30 posted on 09/07/2012 1:39:54 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: huldah1776

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.


31 posted on 09/07/2012 1:40:16 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: cripplecreek
I also expect Romney to win, without my help.

I intend to beat the apologists like red-headed stepchildren every time their chosen liberal mis-steps.

/johnny

32 posted on 09/07/2012 1:41:05 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: yield 2 the right

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.


33 posted on 09/07/2012 1:41:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SamuraiScot; Perdogg
The friend of my enemy is my enemy.
34 posted on 09/07/2012 1:41:34 PM PDT by tomkat ( FU hussein)
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To: JRandomFreeper

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


35 posted on 09/07/2012 1:42:04 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: House Atreides

“.....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.”
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I was right—the usual fools and saboteurs are making their usual appearances.


36 posted on 09/07/2012 1:42:43 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: huldah1776

Good, get rid of that douchebag Goode.


37 posted on 09/07/2012 1:43:52 PM PDT by montag813
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To: huldah1776
I read rumors about Palin and a third party

LOL! Really? Read from where?

Palin isn't running as a third-party candidate. You can put the Vaseline away.

38 posted on 09/07/2012 1:43:59 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: MNJohnnie
Stomping your feet and demanding that conservatives (not Republicans) vote for your chosen liberal is the behavior of a petulant child, not a rational adult.

Besides, your liberal boy is going to win, likely, anyway.

/johnny

39 posted on 09/07/2012 1:44:57 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cripplecreek
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.

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.

40 posted on 09/07/2012 1:45:15 PM PDT by Ron H. (Ahh, how's that multi-culturism thing working out for you these days?!)
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To: MNJohnnie; Ron H.; JustSayNoToNannies; napscoordinator; GeronL
That way you can rationalize your political cowardice and laziness as “principal”.

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.

41 posted on 09/07/2012 1:45:15 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: MNJohnnie

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


42 posted on 09/07/2012 1:46:10 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: cripplecreek

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?


43 posted on 09/07/2012 1:47:46 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: yield 2 the right
.... Is it 2016 yet, ....

Pretty much what was being said back in 2007-08. Is it 2012 yet?!

44 posted on 09/07/2012 1:48:47 PM PDT by Ron H. (Ahh, how's that multi-culturism thing working out for you these days?!)
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To: manc

Apparently so.

Unlike you, I have no master who owns my vote. Now mind your cotton boy.


45 posted on 09/07/2012 1:50:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: MNJohnnie

?

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.


46 posted on 09/07/2012 1:50:17 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: JRandomFreeper; JustSayNoToNannies
If you people cannot get off your asses and organize enough people to nominate a GOP candidate you prefer, you are never going to do the much harder work of organizing a viable 3rd party.

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.

47 posted on 09/07/2012 1:51:41 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: huldah1776

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.


48 posted on 09/07/2012 1:52:10 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: cripplecreek

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


49 posted on 09/07/2012 1:52:23 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: cripplecreek

Where have the true conservative presidential tickets gone gone?


50 posted on 09/07/2012 1:53:24 PM PDT by yield 2 the right (2012, the election year that stinks!)
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