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  • THE MYTHS DEMOCRATS SWALLOWED THAT COST THEM THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

    11/15/2016 5:45:00 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11/14/2016 | KURT EICHENWALD
    On Friday, I almost assaulted a fan of my work. I was in the Philadelphia International Airport, and a man who recognized me from one of my appearances on a television news show approached. He thanked me for the investigative reporting I had done about Donald Trump before the election, expressed his outrage that the Republican nominee had won and then told me quite gruffly, “Get back to work.” Something about his arrogance struck me, so I asked, “Who did you vote for?” He replied, “Well, Stein, but—” I interrupted him and said, “You’re lucky it’s illegal for me to...
  • Victory! [Libertarian Party - Response to the election results]

    11/09/2016 2:22:19 PM PST · by snarkpup · 6 replies
    Libertarian Party Press Releases ^ | November 9, 2016 | Nicholas Sarwark
    It is an honor to stand here on this stage tonight after the two greatest candidates that the Libertarian Party has ever had! …the candidates that have had more success than the Libertarian Party has ever had in 45 years!
  • White House Watch: Trump Takes The Lead

    11/03/2016 5:45:06 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 34 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 11/03/2016 | Scott Rasmussen
    Republican Donald Trump has a three-point lead in Rasmussen Reports’ White House Watch survey. Among voters who are certain how they will vote, Trump now has over 50% support. The latest national telephone and online survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows Trump leading Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton 45% to 42%. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has four percent (4%) support, and Green Party hopeful Jill Stein picks up just one percent (1%).
  • Gary Johnson just promised to build a wall and make New Mexico pay for it.

    11/02/2016 11:16:22 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 24 replies
    He can't be serious.
  • Still in it: Gary Johnson pushes a master strategy to win the White House

    11/01/2016 4:11:52 PM PDT · by kevcol · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 31, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson and his running mate Bill Weld have a master plan in place “to change history” and win the 2016 election. The pair maintain that quirky political circumstances, voting variables and polling inaccuracies could play in their favor. . . . This situation presents “a clear and realistic strategy” for the third party should the election end up being sent to the House of Representatives, as per established protocols, say the Libertarian gents.
  • White House Watch: Clinton, Trump Tied

    11/01/2016 5:28:08 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 23 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 11/01/2016 | Scott Rasmussen
    One week before Election Day, the race for the presidency is all tied up. The latest Rasmussen Reports White House Watch national telephone and online survey finds Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump each with 44% support among Likely U.S. Voters. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has five percent (5%) of the vote, while Green Party nominee Jill Stein earns two percent (2%). Another two percent (2%) like some other candidate in the race, and four percent (4%) are undecided. Yesterday, it was Clinton 45%, Trump 42%.
  • Gary Johnson Loses It! Goes Full PC Over Term 'Illegal Immigrant'

    10/30/2016 9:01:33 PM PDT · by SpaceBar · 44 replies
    Youtube ^ | Aug 31, 2016 | Youtube
    A short video showing former New Mexico Governor and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson losing his temper during an interview when a journalist insists on using the correct term illegal aliens/immigrants.
  • New poll finds Trump gaining on Clinton in New Mexico

    10/28/2016 9:15:32 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 48 replies
    nmpolitics.net ^ | 27 Oct 2016 | By Heath Haussamen, NMPolitics.net
    Young people and independents are helping Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump remain competitive with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in New Mexico, a new poll finds. Clinton led Trump five 5 percentage points, 45-40, heading into the final stretch of the campaign, according to the survey, which was conducted Monday. Support for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, New Mexico’s former governor, dropped in the new poll to 9 percent. The statewide survey of 1,899 likely voters was conducted by ZiaPoll. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.25 percent.
  • Johnson-Weld the Ill-Libertarian Joke

    10/16/2016 10:32:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2016 | Arthur Schaper
    I cannot hide my schadenfreude about the Election 2016 Libertarian ticket. Gary Johnson and William Weld should call themselves the LINO team. They are completely “Libertarian in Name Only.” Gary Johnson loves his open borders, and he has embraced Barack Obama's executive amnesty. What a joke! This guy flew off the handle when Guy Benson of Townhall.com called illegal aliens "illegal.” This harsh exchange is no fantasy. Check out the interview here. Gary Johnson is offended by the term "illegal immigrant." He insisted—twice—that  Benson refrain from using the term "illegal" to describe people whose presence in this country is...
  • Trump Closes Gap in New Hampshire Poll as Support for Gary Johnson Collapses

    10/07/2016 8:17:43 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 68 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7 Oct 2016 | Dustin Stockton
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has pulled to within two points in a four-way matchup for New Hampshire, according to the latest Boston Globe/Suffolk University poll released on Wednesday. The two-point gap in the survey of 500 likely New Hampshire voters is well within the poll’s margin of error of 4.4 percent. Four presidential candidates registered support in the poll, with Democratic nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton at 44 percemt, Trump at 42 percent, Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson at 5 percent, and Green Party nominee Jill Stein at 1 percent. The five previous polls of a four-way matchup in New Hampshire...
  • Trump and Johnson Surrogates in Verbal Brawl

    10/06/2016 5:02:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    We’ll admit it up front: there’s not much redeeming social value in the story we’re about to present you. Let’s just call this political entertainment of the pugilistic sort between two people who clearly have little use for each other. Over the course of a longish segment on today’s With All Due Respect, Trump surrogate Boris Epshteyn and Gary Johnson backer Liz Mair engaged in a running battle. The barbs came fast and furious, with, among other things: Mair—playing the sexism card—ripping Epshteyn for interrupting her; Boris noting Mair’s fascination with the word “butt” and taunting her over not having...
  • Nicolle Wallace: If Foreign Policy Ignorance an Asset, ‘Sarah Palin Would be Vice-President’

    10/05/2016 9:39:09 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Still disloyal after all these years . . . Eight years after being a putative aide to Sarah Palin, Nicolle Wallace can’t stop trashing the woman she supposedly worked for. On today’s Morning Joe, Wallace suggested that if ignorance of foreign policy were an asset, “Sarah Palin would be Vice-President of the United States.” Wallace’s unworthy remark came in the context of a discussion of Libertarian president candidate Gary Johnson’s claim that his own ignorance of foreign policy was an asset since it makes him less likely to get involved in foreign wars. View the video here.
  • Gary Johnson: I can't start wars with places if I can't find them on a map

    10/05/2016 2:48:53 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    POLITICO ^ | October 4, 2014 | Louis Nelson
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Tuesday defended his lack of knowledge of world affairs, suggesting on MSNBC that foreign policy expertise, or even an understanding of where international leaders are from, is what leads to military conflict. “You know what? The fact that somebody can dot the i’s and cross the t’s on a foreign leader’s geographic location then allows them to put our military in harm’s way,” Johnson told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. The former New Mexico governor has been widely panned for a pair of foreign policy gaffes that have weighed down his long-shot candidacy. First, Johnson responded...
  • Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson admits he does not follow foreign affairs

    10/04/2016 10:12:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | October 4, 2016 | Jason Silverstein
    Bumbling Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson wandered onto national television Tuesday to finally admit, with pride, that he does not study trivial things like world leaders and foreign nations. “If that’s a disqualifier, so be it,” Johnson hollered on CNN, echoing a line he coughed up last month after he failed to recognize Syria’s largest city. Johnson — baring bedhead hair and yelling nearly every time he opened his mouth — ostensibly appeared to defend his month of stunning ignorance about world affairs. In recent live TV appearances, Johnson didn’t know what Aleppo is and said “nobody got hurt” in...
  • Poll: Clinton’s lead in blue state New Mexico down to four points — thanks to Gary Johnson

    10/03/2016 10:53:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 3, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Who cares about a state with five electoral votes? Well, you do. Clinton’s path to victory should be familiar to you at this point after months of polling. If she holds all of the traditional blue states, including and especially Pennsylvania, and tacks on New Hampshire, Virginia, and Colorado (all of which were won twice by Obama), then she’s got 271. She can lose Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Nevada, North Carolina, Georgia, etc etc, and still eke through to a win — again, if she holds all of the traditional blue states. If just one flips, she’d be below 270 and...
  • Libertarian VP candidate Bill Weld:

    09/30/2016 7:26:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September30, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Besides Gary Johnson, he means, right? Doesn’t he? Or was Carl Bernstein right that Weld, a Massachusetts centrist, would end up defecting from the ticket and trying to help Clinton down the stretch if he got spooked that a Trump presidency is a real possibility? He’s much more complimentary of Johnson in the clip below than the headline above would suggest, as you’ll see (the key line about Hillary comes near the very end), but it’s odd nonetheless for a candidate in one party to say that no one’s more qualified than a candidate from another. It’s not the only...
  • Detroit News endorses Gary Johnson - who can't name one world leader

    09/29/2016 3:09:31 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/27/16 | Robert Laurie
    Detroit News endorses ridiculous ticket. Note: In the interest of disclosure I guess I should mention that I used to be a Detroit News contributor. Not sure why it would matter, but there you go. You may have read that the Detroit News “for the first time in its 143 history” endorsed a presidential candidate that wasn’t a Republican. Technically that’s true, but the paper also failed to endorse a Republican in 2004, when it refused to lend its support to George W Bush. That’s fine, and it’s their right to do so, but what they did today makes absolutely...
  • Bill Weld: Clinton camp ‘planted’ rumors of Libertarian collapse

    09/26/2016 11:17:39 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 33 replies
    Libertarian vice presidential candidate Bill Weld said he was inundated with dozens of phone calls and emails last week telling him to drop out of his campaign for the White House, after rumors were “planted” by Hillary Clinton’s team that he might drop out of the race and endorse Clinton. “Obviously the call had gone out from somewhere,” Weld, the former Massachusetts governor, said today during an appearance on Boston Herald Radio. “And I’ve got to think directly or indirectly, it’s from the Clinton campaign.”
  • Gary Johnson eyes interplanetary civilization as solution to climate change

    09/25/2016 6:43:54 PM PDT · by kevcol · 51 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 25, 2016 | Ben Smith
    In an interview with ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, Johnson told host George Stephanopoulos that "we do have to inhabit other planets. The future of the human race is space exploration," as one possible solution for climate change.
  • White House Watch: Trump 44%, Clinton 39%, Johnson 8%, Stein 2%

    Thursday, September 22, 2016 With the first presidential debate coming on Monday, Donald Trump has moved to a five-point lead over Hillary Clinton, his biggest advantage since mid-July. The latest Rasmussen Reports weekly White House Watch telephone and online survey finds Trump with 44% support among Likely U.S. Voters to Clinton’s 39%. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson earns eight percent (8%) of the vote, while Green Party nominee Jill Stein holds steady at two percent (2%). Three percent (3%) like some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are still undecided.
  • The Man Who Would Be Johnsoned

    09/25/2016 5:52:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2016 | Paul Jacob
    Tomorrow night’s first presidential debate moves the race into a head-to-head match-up between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton — since the private, two-party controlled Commission on Presidential Debates decided to deny voters an opportunity to hear from Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein.Mr. Trump seems happy to have Hillary Clinton mano a mano — or hombre contra la mujer (man against woman). Should he be?Observe that Trump’s debate success throughout the Republican Party primary contest was mostly against a crowded field — and never once one-on-one.Moreover, months of polling have demonstrated repeatedly that Trump gains ground against...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 September 2016

    09/25/2016 4:36:39 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 126 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sep 25th, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence; Joe Benenson, chief strategist for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton; Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta, Trump adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret.) FACE THE NATION (CBS): Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence; House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. THIS WEEK (ABC): Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway; Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook; Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson;...
  • Gary Johnson blames ‘troll army’ for rumor that running mate might quit

    09/24/2016 7:53:54 PM PDT · by kevcol · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 24, 2016 | David Weigel
    Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson has pushed back on a rumor that his running mate will quit to prevent a Republican victory in November, telling an audience in Texas that it was best described by an unprintable word. "Occasionally you get a question that is just so out of left field that I answered it with: Bull----," Johnson said at the annual Texas Tribune Festival. Friends of William Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts whose ticket has given boosts in fundraising and gravitas, have said for days that Donald Trump's recovery in the polls had given him second thoughts about...
  • THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES: attempted murder of attorney in 1992 saved Clinton (re Gennifer Flowers)

    09/24/2016 6:47:05 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 25 replies
    youtube ^ | 2016 | clinton chronicles
    WATCH starting about 36:10. While Bill Clinton was denying affair with Gennifer Flowers, her next door neighbor, attorney Gary Johnson, had security camera video showing Clinton entering her condo WITH HIS OWN KEY. Three thugs were sent to get the evidence and destroy it. They got the table and then broke Johnson's collarbone and elbow, smashed in his nasal cavity, punctured his bladder and spleen and left him for dead. He survived and is shown on this tape telling his story. I am good friends with the filmmaker. Mainstream media refused to talk about this. It should have ended the...
  • [Video] Weird: Gary Johnson Sticks Tongue at Reporter During Interview

    09/23/2016 10:15:04 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 26 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Sep 23, 2016 | MSNBC
    We thought we’d seen the last of third party presidential candidate Gary Johnson after his infamous “Aleppo” flub, but the former New Mexico governor has seemingly managed to outdo himself. Amid arguing he would poll as well as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton if he were allowed at the debates, the Libertarian party candidate bizarrely began sticking his tongue out at the reporter interviewing him seated less than a foot away.
  • Gary Johnson Thankful 'No One Hurt' In NYC, Minn. Attacks

    09/19/2016 7:29:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 19, 2016 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said he’s glad “no one was hurt” in the string of attacks in three states Saturday, although dozens of people were injured. “Tell me your reaction to these news stories from the past 24 hours, what do you think the government needs to be doing on a day like today?” CNN’s Brian Stelter asked Johnson, referring to explicitly to the New York City bombing, the stabbing at a Minnesota mall and the bombs found near a charity run in New Jersey. “Well, first of all, just grateful nobody got hurt,” Johnson replied.
  • Gary Johnson

    09/18/2016 1:48:24 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 45 replies
    9/18/16 | DallasBiff
    Gary Johnson is the poorest excuse of a candidate for President. As he is beyond being a total idiot, & his weak brain is fried from all the weed he has smoked over the years! "Aleppo" right? Johnson would not have looked so ignorant or clueless if he had at least said, "oh the Aleppo pine tree?" Even though we know it's a town in Syria, it's also a pine tree, full of sap like Johnson!
  • Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson thinks there’s a good case for banning cigarettes

    09/17/2016 10:30:15 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 79 replies
    POLITICO ^ | September 15, 2016 | Ben Birnbaum
    There had also been an eye-opening moment on the streets of Cleveland during the Republican National Convention, when [Johnson and I had] been walking behind a cigarette-wielding Ohioan. As the smoker’s exhaust wafted in our faces, I remarked offhand that—with the advent of e-cigarettes—I thought there was a good libertarian case for banning regular cigarettes. “I do too,” replied the health-obsessed triathlete, recounting his support for anti-smoking efforts in New Mexico.
  • Don’t Blame Johnson, Stein—or Teddy!

    09/17/2016 4:09:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2016 | Daniel Ruddy
    With the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein together expected to capture ten percent or more of the popular vote in November (according to recent polls), it’s easy to imagine one or the other as this year’s Ralph Nader, deciding the outcome of a close election by giving one or more pivotal battleground states to either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.  Al Gore’s supporters have never forgiven Nader for his presence on the presidential ballot in 2000 because their candidate needed only 600 of Nader’s 97,000 votes in Florida that year to win the White House.The...
  • Libertarian Party: CPD decides to make their first debates irrelevant

    09/16/2016 4:22:29 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 16 replies
    Libertarian Party ^ | September 16, 2016
    Libertarian National Committee Chair, Nicholas Sarwark, released this statement today: In spite of polls showing that 54-76 percent of voters want Libertarian Gov. Gary Johnson included in debates, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced that it will not include Johnson in the September 26 debate, nor will it include Gov. William Weld in the October 4 vice presidential debate. They announced this today, late on a Friday afternoon, known in the spin world as the best time to release news that one wishes to bury. In their attempt to bolster the chances of the two most hated presidential candidates...
  • Gary Johnson, Jill Stein will not be on debate stage

    09/16/2016 1:20:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 77 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 16, 2016 | Staff
    Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein will not be on the presidential debate stage for the first contest sponsored by the Commission on President Debates. Johnson and Stein both fell short of the 15 percent polling threshold required to participate, the commission said in a statement, adding that Trump and Clinton will face off on September 26 and their running mates, Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, will debate on October 4. Johnson in particular was pushing hard for inclusion in the debates, as he’d polled in the double digits across several national surveys, and previously...
  • Gary Johnson's debate prospects dim

    09/15/2016 6:55:27 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 09/14/2016 | Steven Shepard
    Gary Johnson’s hopes of earning an invitation to the Sept. 26 debate are all but extinguished. The door is about to close on Gary Johnson. The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates has set a “mid-September” deadline for Johnson and the other third-party candidates to meet three criteria to qualify for the first debate later this month: “evidence of constitutional eligibility,” “evidence of ballot access” and “indicators of electoral support.” Johnson clearly meets the first two qualifications: A two-term former governor of New Mexico, Johnson is a citizen and older than 35 years of age. And the Johnson campaign said Wednesday...
  • Smerconish: Lie to Pollsters to Help Libertarian Ticket

    09/11/2016 6:35:57 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 11, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Michael Smerconish wants to help the Libertarian presidential ticket of Gary Johnson and William Weld participate in the presidential (and vice-presidential) debates. The big problem is that the Libertarians must show they have reached a level of 15% support in an average of five national polls and they aren't there yet. Therefore Michael Smerconish has an idea for his viewers: lie like hell. I kid you not. Smerconish made this unique suggestion on his CNN show on Saturday. His idea is that if a pollster contacts you that you should lie and tell him that you support Gary Johnson for...
  • GOODBYE GARY, GOODBYE MITT

    09/11/2016 8:16:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/11/16 | Jeff Crouere
    Americans have been subjected to enough nonsense from both Romney and Johnson. Both of them are failed presidential candidates who need to just shut up and go home Just one day after jealous 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney recommended that Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, be included in the debates, the idea has been exposed as patently ridiculous. On Thursday’s edition of the MSNBC program “Morning Joe” Johnson was asked “what about Aleppo?” Incredibly, the candidate who is auditioning to be Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America, responded, “and what is Aleppo?” His ignorance of the...
  • Will 'What is Aleppo?' transform presidential race? (Gary Johnson)

    09/09/2016 3:50:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | September 8, 2016 | Frida Ghitis
    "What is Aleppo?" It is many things, but let's hope among them that it is the turning point in a presidential campaign that has until now been dangerously dismissive of the crucial decisions the next US president will face the second they step into the Oval Office. In a campaign season where shocking moments have come all too frequently, the Aleppo question was another stunner. It happened Thursday morning, on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." It was a shocking exchange between the Libertarian presidential candidate, Gov. Gary Johnson, and one of the show's panelists, Mike Barnicle. Barnicle: "What would you do if...
  • Polls Show Gary Johnson Hurts Hillary More Than Trump – MSM Jump Into Action

    09/08/2016 10:15:00 PM PDT · by onyx · 38 replies
    Sometimes you just have to laugh. However, it really sucks to be Gary Johnson right now.Poll after poll is showing presidential candidate Gary Johnson in the race hurts Hillary Clinton more than Donald Trump. And you know what that means?Yup, time for the MSM to wage a thermonuclear media operation against the guy.If only Gary Johnson was hurting Donald Trump instead of Hillary Clinton the media would have brushed the flub under the rug. Alas… VIDEO
  • Libertarian Gary Johnson: 'What Is Aleppo?'

    09/08/2016 8:59:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9/8/2016 | Susan Jones
    A moment of stunned silence on the MSNBC "Morning Joe" set this morning, when Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson asked, "What is Aleppo?" "Morning Joe' contributor Mike Barnicle asked Johnson, "What would you do, if you were elected, about Aleppo?" "About?" Johnson said. "Aleppo," Barnicle repeated. "And what is Aleppo?" Johnson asked.
  • Gary Johnson's MSNBC appearance just brought the 'Libertarian moment' to a screeching halt

    09/08/2016 8:48:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/08/16 | Dan Calabrese
    "What is a leppo?" I’ve made no secret that I have a lot of sympathy for the strict constructionist leanings of many Libertarians. I would argue, much to the chagrin of social conservatives, that they’re right more often than they wrong. The problem is that they simply can’t get their act together as a party. Part of that is because a good chunk of them are really just closet Democrats trying to legalize weed, and part of it is because they don’t have the organization, money, and media clout to get over the metaphorical hump. This year was thought by...
  • Gary Johnson: 'What Is Aleppo?'

    09/08/2016 5:16:21 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 79 replies
    Gary Johnson: 'What Is Aleppo?' Gary Johnson, the Libertarian presidential candidate, does not know what Aleppo is. Asked on Wednesday's "Morning Joe" what he would do if elected president about the city in Syria at the center of the refugee crisis, Johnson earnestly asked what Aleppo is even. "And what is Aleppo?" Johnson said. "You're kidding me," Mike Barnicle responded, who asked the question. Barnicle then began to explain what Aleppo is to the candidate. "OK, got it, got it," Johnson cut him off, and then added, "With regard to Syria I do think it's a mess. I think that...
  • Gary Johnson is Progressive, Not Libertarian

    09/07/2016 11:04:52 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 36 replies
    Capitol Hill Outsider ^ | Aug 25, 2016 | J B Williams
    The “never Trump” sycophants are so blinded by their personal envy of Donald Trump that they appear willing to support progressive Gary Johnson in order to help Hillary Clinton take the White House from Trump, who has set records in Republican voter support winning 38 of 50 state Republican primaries.
  • [Video] Paul Joseph Watson: Gary Johnson is a Complete Idiot

    09/06/2016 2:27:23 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 35 replies
    Paul Joseph Watson ^ | Sept 6, 2016 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Gary Johnson is a total fraud and a complete idiot. Paul Joseph Watson: Gary Johnson is a Complete Idiothttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW5gQo43ay4
  • Libertarian Gary Johnson Polls at 10 Percent. Who Are His Supporters?

    09/05/2016 12:51:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 91 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sept. 4, 2016 | GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO
    Mr. Johnson, a former Republican governor of New Mexico, is relying heavily on the backing of young people and independent voters disillusioned with the two major parties’ nominees. More than 70 percent of his backers are younger than 50, and over three-fifths are political independents, according to a mid-August poll by the Pew Research Center. Over all, Mr. Johnson, who will be on the ballot in all 50 states, has the backing of 10 percent of registered voters, the Pew poll found.
  • Abe Lincoln Trashes Clinton and Trump in This Insane Ad for Libertarian Gary Johnson

    09/02/2016 7:51:28 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 19 replies
    ADWEEK ^ | August 29, 2016 | T. L. Stanley
    And now for something completely different in an election season dominated by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump—a political ad starring "Dead Abe Lincoln" telling voters they "just got screwed" by the two-party system. "What Abe Lincoln prophesied about Trump and Hillary," created on a shoestring budget by viral video mavens the Harmon Brothers, touts Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson in a push to have the former New Mexico governor included in the upcoming presidential debates. Funded by Alternative PAC, a Johnson supporter, the five-minute video also promotes a movement called Balanced Rebellion, which, Abe says, "is like Tinder but not gross,"...
  • Gary Johnson: We need a path to citizenship and calling illegals “illegal” is “very incendiary”

    08/31/2016 9:57:57 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 61 replies
    HotAir ^ | 08/31/2016 | Allahpundit
    A golden moment from his interview with our Townhall cousin, Guy Benson. Watch him get genuinely pissy at around 4:00 when Guy, very politely, presses him on why the term “illegal” is so troubling. What we’re left with here is a third-party candidate who’s hyper-libertarian on immigration, of all issues, but not so libertarian on, for example, a carbon tax or whether business owners should be forced to cater gay weddings. That’s his pitch to conservatives who have been alienated by Trump: Possibly some new taxes, certainly less religious liberty, and all the amnesty you can eat. There’s no reason...
  • In Reversal, Gov. Gary Johnson Now Supports Mandatory Vaccination

    08/31/2016 9:35:40 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | August 23, 2016 | Taylor Dobbs
    Libertarian presidential candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is newly in favor of mandatory vaccination, he says, after learning more about the science of immunization. In 2011, Johnson tweeted “No to mandatory vaccines,” but asked in an interview with VPR Wednesday about his position, Johnson said he now believes that vaccinations should be mandatory.
  • Gary Johnson and Bill Weld Presidential Campaign Dragging Libertarianism Through the Mud

    08/29/2016 4:19:10 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 21 replies
    Ron Paul Institute ^ | August 28, 2016 | RPI Staff
    Ron Paul Institute Senior Fellow Adam Dick, in a Wake Up Call Podcast interview posted on Friday, argues that Libertarian Party presidential and vice-presidential nominees Gary Johnson and Bill Weld have drug the term “libertarian” through the mud with their advocacy of anti-libertarian positions on matters ranging from their choices for Supreme Court appointments to PATRIOT Act reauthorization to foreign intervention to the use of terror watch lists to outlaw people possessing guns. Dick addresses the Libertarian presidential ticket during an in-depth discussion of his new book, A Tipping Point for Liberty: Exposing and Defeating Leviathan Government. During Dick’s...
  • Fla Chamber Poll: Donald Trump 44%, Hillary Clinton 41%, Gary Johnson 9% (Shock Details)

    08/25/2016 7:28:40 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 24, 2016 | Adam C. Smith
    An Aug. 17-22 Florida Chamber Political Institute statewide poll Trump edging out Hillary Clinton in Florida, 44 percent to 43 percent, in a two-way match up, and 44 percent to 41 percent to 9 percent when Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson is included. The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percent. Trump is viewed favorably by 43 percent of likely voters, and unfavorably by 52 percent. Clinton's favorabile/unfavorable numbers are even worse: 39/56.
  • "Libertarian" Gary Johnson Pushes "Free Market" Carbon Tax

    08/23/2016 2:46:21 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 53 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 August 2016 | Alex Newman
    Despite a historic opportunity for third parties to do well this presidential election, Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson seems determined to blow it. In the equivalent of shooting himself in the political foot, Johnson announced support for a deeply unpopular tax on emissions of carbon dioxide, or CO2, to stop alleged “climate change.” And he sought to deceive voters while doing it. While the former New Mexico governor framed the tax scheme as a “fee” and a “free-market approach,” even libertarians blasted the deception.The “fee,” as Johnson referred to his proposed tax in a perfect emulation of ObamaCare-style semantic deception,...
  • Greenfield: Gary Johnson's 75%

    08/21/2016 12:18:34 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 17 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | 8/20/16 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, August 18, 2016 Gary Johnson's Seventy-Five Percent Posted by Daniel Greenfield This is the summer of Gary Johnson. The former New Mexico governor who has been steadily drifting left over his career is now doing his best to make Hillary Clinton into President Hillary Clinton. Back in 1999, Johnson rejected overtures from the Libertarian Party for a presidential run. “I'm a Republican, and I'm not going to run for President.'” Both parts of that statement proved to be lies. Libertarian and non-libertarian supporters see a principled politician in Gary Johnson. But Johnson has always been a political chameleon, shifting...
  • Susan Collins considers Libertarian, write-in for president

    08/14/2016 8:28:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    WGME via Bangor Daily News ^ | Aug. 14, 2016, at 6:51 p.m. | Daniel Lampariello
    Sen. Susan Collins appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday morning from the WGME studios, explaining why she is not voting for her party’s presidential nominee. […] Collins said she can’t support Hillary Clinton either. She said she is considering the Libertarian ticket, but that’s not a sure thing either. “I may write in a candidate who I believe would be best qualified to lead our country,” Collins said. …