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Jul 28 2016

Gary Johnson Isn’t an Option Either

Since both the Republican and Democratic parties have failed to produce a presidential nominee who it is possible to vote for in good conscience, why not vote Libertarian? Gary Johnson is why not:

When Johnson took the tiller in New Mexico in 1995, the budget stood at $4.397 billion. When he left in 2003, it had grown to $7.721 billion, an increase of 7.29 percent a year. Of the eleven governors who filed to run for president this year (two Democrats, Johnson, and eight Republicans), only one had a worse record on spending growth. …

Johnson inherited a debt of $1.8 billion and left a debt of $4.6 billion, a rate of increase unmatched by the 22 governors in either party who have filed for presidential primaries in the past two decades, with the exception of Governor Tom Vilsack (D., Iowa) in 2007.

Johnson expanded not only the size but the scope of government:

Most notably, he created a new form of the refundable tax credit, a film subsidy that has since spread like a cancer across America. Plenty of other governors imitated Johnson’s pattern of buying publicity, including photo opportunities with celebrities, by paying, cash down, for filmmakers to move out of some other state; traditional subsidies just weren’t generous enough to enable states to compete.

Johnson wants to impose a consumption tax and has called for increased public financing of political campaigns.

He recently said that he agrees with the quasi-Marxist Bernie Sanders 73% of the time, and that libertarians are fine with slave state economics a.k.a. socialism “as long as it’s voluntary.”

On abortion, his policy appears to be to tell liberals he’s for it, and conservatives he’s against it.

Regarding other social issues, Johnson not only believes that Big Government should compel Christians to participate in blasphemous homosexual “marriage” ceremonies, but that Jews should be forced to bake Nazi cakes. Seriously.

What exactly is libertarian about authoritarian liberal gadfly Gary Johnson? He really, really likes marijuana. That’s about it.

Not an option.

Hat tip: Right Wing News.

35 Responses to “Gary Johnson Isn’t an Option Either”

  1. Tchhht!!! says:

    Well come on now, old Gary voluntarily agreed to step back from the bong. At least until after the election that is.

  2. Figbash says:

    The IBF answer is chthulhu. At least you know what kind of evil you’re getting.

  3. Figbash says:

    Wtf. OBvious answer.

  4. Stosh says:

    It was frightening to think these were the two best candidates out of 320 million Americans, and now it’s three out of three losers….

    #Giant Meteor of Death 2016

  5. Eddie_Valiant says:

    I still think it’s odd that the Republicans fielded 17 candidates, while the Dems only 3.

    Haven’t heard a good answer to why that was. Anyone?

  6. Mr_Paine says:

    You people are nauseating. You have no vision just your bitter loss to stew in. The tag for this site is coming off my daily check in list.


  7. Jack Bauer says:

    Libertarian my ass…….

    Johnson’s running mate is no libertarian either. Nor was he a republican even though he ran as one, for governor here in Mass. Bill Weld is as liberal as Lindsey Graham, and has a reputation for being a heavy drinker.
    In principle, I’m a libertarian, but I have never voted for a libertarian candidate because they always suck, just like these two.

  8. Chronos Z. Wonderpig says:

    ok so Dave Blount is against both Trump & Johnson…wonder who he is going to vote for?

  9. Wilberforce says:

    That is a good question…

  10. OldSailor says:

    Who to vote for, who to vote for?

    Moe “The Blowhard”
    Larry “Screech”
    Curley (Apologies to Curley)
    I’ll write my own name in. I couldn’t do any worse than any of these 3 or “Mullah” Obama.

  11. J.j. Cintia says:

    Oh come now, he’s a true “conservative”. Like the Bushes, Romneys and Boehner or Ryan, they don’t care about social issues and they offer tax cuts for the Rich while growing government and adding more debt. He’s just the kind of “conservative” the GOPe has been shoving down your throats since Reagan.

  12. And if you look at planet earth from space, we all look the same. I can point out two cases where you are either lying or willfully ignorant: both W and his father on the issue of abortion.

  13. LOL. Principles repel vampires.

  14. It’s an old game – stop the conservative.

  15. MAS says:

    Great choice! Next…

  16. TrojanMan says:

    Darrel Castle?

  17. TrojanMan says:

    Hitlery had already purchased the nomination but had to make it look “fair”.

  18. Callawyn says:

    ” quasi-Marxist Bernie Sanders” Sanders is a life long Communist of the Soviet variety. Loves him some Cuban Communism and the only thing he ever really got excited about enough to do something in his entire life was when he went down and led rallies for the Sandinistas.

  19. Callawyn says:

    Johnson seems like a viable 2nd choice – for Bernie supporters.

  20. mactekus says:

    Really? Are we even considering a purity test at this point? Those days are long gone.

    If Johnson can’t move the needle on the polls, then consider my vote for Cankles.

  21. Jill says:

    For most of us who do not live in ‘swing states’, the prevailing electoral college trends will determine the victor. I see absolutely no reason to lend my vote and my default legitimacy to any of these candidates.

  22. Jill says:

    As opposed to Trump who has been a reliable progressive for nearly 69 years of his life? Compared to the universal healthcare loving, let’s raise the minimum wage 38% Trump, Romney is a protagonist straight out of an Ayn Rand novel.

  23. Jill says:

    One has the option of leaving the office of the executive blank and voting for down ticket candidates, no?

  24. Jill says:

    Critical thinking, principles, and consistency are for losers, don’tcha know?

  25. crankywhitewoman says:

    That creature is no Libertarian.

  26. Mr_Paine says:

    And you don’t know that the only way to stop HRC is to vote Trump?

    Then you are either an idiot or a DNC shill.

  27. Mr_Paine says:

    HRC repels me.

    And you morons do, too, since your mumbling, stammering excuses gave us Obama. And you would punish us with HRC, too, just to teach us a lesson.

  28. FrozenPatriot says:

    Darrell Castle 2016!!!

  29. Jill says:

    Unlike Trump, I have never been a progressive nor a friend of Hillary Clinton. Trump supporters knew that he did not have the support of the majority of the party. Trump, himself, has gone as far as to say he doesn’t need our votes. Do not be surprised or terribly upset when people oblige him. If you had wanted to beat Clinton, you would not have chosen such a progressive to run against her

  30. Mr_Paine says:

    So, you will see HRC elected to teach me a lesson?

    You are a filthy as she is.

  31. TheRight1961 says:

    Part of it is simply that thanks to Obama, several of the democrats who might have run lost their last election, which makes it harder to run.

  32. irandom419 says:

    Simply reinforces my opinion that they are Democrats who are vaguely aware of private industry.

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