Skip to comments.Great #NeverTrump hope Gary Johnson: I side with Bernie Sanders 73% of the time, you know
Posted on 06/01/2016 1:02:33 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Via the Free Beacon, this is the guy Im stuck with this fall, huh? *ffffaaaarrrrtttt* Second look at NRO Contributor 2016?
A few months ago I would have laughed at Johnson for pandering to a left-wing movement thats purportedly all about economics by emphasizing his common ground with them on everything but economics. After reading this, Im not so sure. Theres a convincing case out there that a good chunk of Berniemania is twentysomethings and independent white men who disdain the Democratic label, relish the spirit of Sanderss movement, but arent terribly invested in the ultra-left platform hes running on. Give them a dose of idealism and a strong anti-establishment posture, which is one great virtue of a third-party candidacy, and they might hear you out. I wonder, though, how much Johnson will be hurt by the contrast in temperaments with Sanders. Like Trump, Bernie is a bombthrower, although most of his bombs are aimed at institutions, not individuals whove displeased him. Theres a thrill in joining a movement thats dedicated to burning down a corrupt system but you dont get that vibe strongly from Johnson. He has none of the fire despite libertarians counterculture brand. He comes off in interviews less like Sanders or Trump than like Ben Carson, the kindly yet awkward high-school teacher whom youve always liked but whos always seemed a little off. Trumps advantage this fall in competing for Sanders voters is that hes the only one of the final three candidates who has any degree of charisma. How much will that matter to Bernies less dogmatic fans vis-a-vis sticking with the Democratic nominee or throwing in with the none-of-the-above candidate Johnson?
Exit question: At one point, Johnson assures the caller here, Libertarians agree with socialism as long as its voluntary. I sort of understand that. As long as people are choosing their social arrangements freely, without government coercion, sure, go ahead and form that commune with 40 other people that youve always dreamed of. To a right-wing mindset, though, the idea of voluntary socialism seems like a contradiction in terms. Social equality of the type and scale that Sanders has in mind requires state coercion necessarily. The rich arent going to rob themselves of their wealth, you know. Voluntary socialism is like a meatless hamburger: You can cook up something that might semi-plausibly fit the description, but its missing the key ingredient and no ones going to buy it. Ah well. Cant fault a newly-minted party nominee for pandering.
It dawned on me what they are doing. It is not that Trump can't win, they are promoting either his slim loss to Hillary via other entries, or deny him greater than 50% so they can say he doesn't have a majority.
I am glad I changed the channel....
another libretardian showing their true colors.
Gary Johnson is proof that someone can smoke too much pot.
What the Johnson turd doesn't understand is that you can't have voluntary socialism. Socialism is the opposite of liberty. You can't have socialism without government coercion.
Johnson assures the caller here, Libertarians agree with socialism as long as its voluntary.
Gary is a fool.
Donald Trump sides with Sanders on trade and entitlements, the two biggest economic issues facing our country. Are they both right, or both wrong??
Libertarians agree with socialism as long as its voluntary.
Stoners are so funny.
Now *there's* a frickin' surprise.
As I have said, liberal-tarians are pinkos when all is said and done. You can not have capitalism with no ethics and you can not have freedom with no morals. The fall back position of today is global socialism.
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