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Jun 01 2016

Gary Johnson Hurls Replica of George Washington’s Pistol Into the Garbage

How could even the Libertarian Party’s dismal nominee Gary Johnson not be preferable to Shrillary and Trump, if only at the protest vote level? Let me count three of the ways: (1) he believes Christian bakers should be forced to bake homosexual wedding cakes, and Jewish bakers should be forced to bake Nazi cakes (yes, I’m serious); (2) he believes that libertarians agree with socialism so long as it is “voluntary” (yes, I’m serious); and (3) this:

[Defeated Libertarian candidate John] McAfee neglected to endorse Gary Johnson, but Austin Petersen made it clear from the beginning of his campaign that he would endorse whichever candidate the LP elected. While Petersen and Gary often had testy moments with each other in the debates, Austin stood by his word by endorsing Johnson after he won the candidacy.

As a token of good faith, Austin gave Johnson a replica of George Washington’s flintlock pistol, to let him know that he has Austin’s full support in the general election. Tearing up on the front stage of the convention floor, Austin said to Gary as he presented him with the pistol, “You have my sword, and you have my gun.”

Hours later, a number of delegates were reporting on social media that Johnson was seen tossing Austin’s pistol in the garbage. A husband and wife witnessed Johnson throwing out the pistol and retrieved it from the garbage. The pistol has since been returned to Austin Petersen and remains in his possession.

The story is hard to believe, but it isn’t just rumor:

This story has been verified by numerous delegates at the convention, as well as a state coordinator for Austin Petersen. Entrepreneur and tech expert Israel Anderson was present in Austin’s hospitality suite when the gun was returned and can also confirm this story. The story has also been confirmed by libertarian talk show host Jason Stapleton.

Just as the Republican primary voters threw away a golden opportunity to put a conservative in the White House for the first time since Reagan when they chose Donald Trump over Ted Cruz, Libertarians passed up a chance to exploit massive voter dissatisfaction over the Hillary/Trump choice by choosing liberal fraud Johnson over real deal Petersen. It’s as if they don’t want anyone to take them seriously.

On a tip from Master of the Minions. Hat tip: Bearing Arms.

27 Responses to “Gary Johnson Hurls Replica of George Washington’s Pistol Into the Garbage”

  1. TED says:

    The LEFT (YES LEFT) always get it BACKWARDS!! Ole’ GARY is the one that needs to go IN THE GARBAGE! Even something as simple as GARBAGE goes into the GARBAGE is TOO complicated for the LEFT!!

  2. grayjohn says:

    This moron doesn’t need to go through all the hassle of being defeated in a national election. He’s already a major loser.

  3. TED says:

    It’s a WONDER the Libertarians aren’t running THIS ad!

  4. Emil Phoryew says:

    I think it’s time the people figure it out already. We need to dump all the political parties and begin to do massive write-in campaigns so we may elect candidates who share our views and values instead. Political parties are nothing but rackets.

  5. Eddie_Valiant says:

    Seems the liber-als have assimilated the liber-tarians!

  6. MicahStone says:

    Actually, libertarian Gary Johnson is just about as crazy as libertarians Ron and Rand Paul. I blame that on the brain damage done by their endless pot smoking -ala OBOZO.

  7. OldSailor says:

    I had hopes for Johnson but when he announced his choice for VP and now this … I cannot support him.

    What a choice, a clown (R), felon (D) and this arrogant turd.

    I guess I’ll take the clown over the felon and fly magnet.

    Gads! This country is circling the bowl so fast I’m getting seasick, something I NEVER was even in a storm at sea.

  8. Henry says:

    In what world is this guy a libertarian? Sounds like prog boot licker…

  9. Troy McClure says:

    Who’s that Moe Hardy guy doing the impersonation of Hitler again? At least he’ll actually tell the media off from tine to time

  10. Emil Phoryew says:

    Here’s the man you’re looking for: Darrell Castle, Constitution Party Candidate for President:
    Don’t give your vote to one who doesn’t deserve it.

  11. Ed. G. Mann says:

    Nor mine. I have voted Libertarian except for Reagan and Goldwater. This year not a chance.

    The answer lies in the down ticket candidates. I intend to vote every incumbent out regardless of party: Democrat, Republican, Conservative or what. Their opponents get the vote.
    The only two that get my vote to stay in office are the Sheriff and the Coroner. This goes for the national, state and local elections.

  12. Marylou says:

    So, remind me again: How are these guys an improvement over the Democrats and Republicans?

  13. Papa Giorgio says:

    You must have missed my excerpt of Austin… soo funny:

  14. KHarn says:

    Oh, that was GOOD!

  15. rex freeway says:

    If the replica was a actual firing replica then he did not dispose of properly and possibly illegally. Once in the trash anyone could get it. A child, criminal or someone who would sell it to a felon. I understand Liberals are to stupid to understand this. My worry is would anyone running right now do the same? Because none have a clue of what middle class America is like. And anyone with a Brain would never throw a firearm in the trash for anyone to find .

  16. Tom says:

    So Austin Petersen – a 35-year-old Fine Arts grad / media consultant / founder of a bright and colorful website who garnered a whopping 1188 votes…is the “real deal”?


  17. Johnny Monday says:

    More real than Drumpf, that’s for sure.

  18. Tom says:

    Really? What has this “wordsmith”ever accomplished in his life?
    With the whole “I give you my sword…I give you my gun” bunch of melodramatic BS, it makes me think he’s punking you and laughing behind your back at your gullibility…

  19. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Ted, that’s a lie. Stalin was far more successful than that. He got rid of about 50 million Soviets. He was a far better killer than Hitler.

  20. Mr. Freemarket says:

    No self-respecting gangsta is going to be using a replica flint-lock to knock over the local liquor store.

  21. OldSailor says:

    Does he appear on the ballot in all 50 states? If not then he is a non-factor. The only goal I have is to keep BroomHillary out of the White House. I’d prefer her in the Big House.

  22. TED says:

    OK, credit due…

  23. Bully says:

    Like Kerry and his over the fence medals, Petersen fetched back his gun as soon as the cameras were gone.

  24. NIdahoCatholic says:

    The priming powder would fall out if the pistol were held sideways.

  25. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Also difficult to conduct an impressive drive-by shooting without fully automatic flintlocks, too.

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