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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Gary Johnson for President

All together now:  “There’s no difference between the two parties.”  And now There IS.

Gary Johnson — aka 2012’s answer to Ralph Nader — is the Libertarian candidate for the White House.  He served two terms as Governor of New Mexico.

This is a little-known fact, but Gary Johnson was actually running for president on the Republican ticket.  Yes, THIS year.  Seriously.  The reason you didn’t know that is because the media kept pretending he wasn’t there.  Everyone jokes about Ron Paul being ignored by the media, but Ron Paul was treated like a Hollywood celebutante compared to Gary Johnson.

Republicans love to preach about “individual freedom” and “limited government,” but come on, it’s just a soundbite.  It has a nice ring to it, but you’re not supposed to take it literally.  And then along came Ron Paul and Gary Johnson, actually MEANING it when they said “limited government.”  This made things a little awkward for the Warmongering Biblehumping wing of the GOP.  Hence the cold shoulder from the “media.”

I personally could never vote for a Libertarian candidate.  I sort of have this thing for funding the infrastructure, protecting the environment, providing job training for laid-off workers, stuff like that.

But for millions of voters who want the government to just go away — no more funding for the infrastructure, the safety net, the Pentagon, the Prison-Industrial Complex — there’s finally a choice.

If you think people are unemployed because they’re shiftless and lazy and they can just hurry up and die, AND you think The Handmaid’s Tale is a blueprint for America’s future — vote for Mitt Romney.

If you want the government to stop “meddling” in the economy AND stay the fuck out of your “morals” and personal life — vote for Gary Johnson.


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8 Comments:

Blogger Jerry Critter said...

"If you think people are unemployed because they’re shiftless and lazy and they can just hurry up and die, AND you think The Handmaid’s Tale is a blueprint for America’s future — vote for Mitt Romney.

If you want the government to stop “meddling” in the economy AND stay the fuck out of your “morals” and personal life — vote for Gary Johnson."

Everyone else should vote for Barack Obama!

May 8, 2012 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

Intriguing idea. I also like a lot of what Buddy Roemer has to say but he's too involved in your bedroom and women's bodies. Not that I don't favor them myself. Have you looked at Quomo?

May 8, 2012 at 4:40 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Libertarians are just Repubs that smoke weed once in a while. They are just as bad, getting in the bedrooms of all of us to tell us who we can sleep with and women how to take care of our bodies like Mr Charleston has said before me. It's like us dems have some kind of group think going on, as far as people staying out of our personal shit isn't it Lisa? Ron Paul is racking up the delegates though. I see some finagling (sp?) for Rand Paul to be a VP choice. That would totally make for a landslide right there. Mittbot 2.0/ Aqua Buddha will be a win for the dems.

I see that as of now, looks like Lugar has lost his race against the bagger in Indiana, that should be a competitive seat right there this Nov for the dems.

May 8, 2012 at 5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when Libertarians were more separate from the Republicans, now they just seem like a sub party like the Tea Party. Even the Libertarians have grown to the right since Goldwater

Erik

May 8, 2012 at 11:08 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

The MSM did the same thing to Buddy Roemer, who was hands-down the guy with the best message of all candidates from any of the major parties.

May 9, 2012 at 12:48 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

A vote for Gary Johnson is a vote for Mitt Romney stealing a woman's uterus and wearing it as a hat.

May 9, 2012 at 5:16 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jerry: My sentiments exactly.

Mr. C: The only thing I know about Roemer is that he wants corporate money out of politics. A great idea, but it means he doesn't stand a chance.

If you're talking about Andrew Cuomo, governor of NY, I don't know anything about him.

Jess: Libertarians are pretty varied. Some of them are Far Right Biblehumping chickenhawks who just like the sound of "Libertarian." But some of them genuinely do want the government out of our lives -- the good and bad parts of it. I could never vote for a Libertarian since I do like some government programs.

I hope Lugar's loss will be the Democrats' gain this November.

Erik: You're right, a lot of them are just teabaggers with a nicer name. Teabaggers also talk about "limited government" while they're trying to ban abortion and birth control, attack Iran and Syria, etc.

JR: The corporate media would lose too much revenue without those billions of dollars worth of political ads.

Randal: Hmmm, kinky hat.

May 9, 2012 at 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Shiver about the choices for Prez so I will vote Gary Johnson cause a vote for the other two would make me puke blood.

May 16, 2012 at 4:40 PM  

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