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  • Gary Johnson: I'll sleep soundly if Donald Trump wins

    10/09/2016 6:10:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 6, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said he is comfortable with his decision to run even if he turns out to take votes from Democrat Hillary Clinton — securing a victory for Republican Donald Trump. Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric asked the former New Mexico governor to address a concern among some voters that most third-party candidates hear on the campaign trail: the possibility that his presence on the ballot would result in a spoiler effect. “If, in fact, your candidacy helps Donald Trump become president of the United States, are you comfortable with that?” Couric asked....
  • 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 ^ | 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 appearance set Saturday at Walworth County Fairgrounds (w/Ryan, Walker & Johnson)

    10/07/2016 5:55:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | October 6, 2016 | Bill Glauber and Patrick Marley
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  • 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 · 36 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...
  • Presidential Candidates Name Favorite World Leader [semi-satire]

    10/04/2016 2:45:38 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 October 2016 | John Semmens
    In a bid to probe one dimension of the presidential candidates' perspectives on world politics and foreign relations, the media asked each of them to name their favorite foreign leader. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tabbed Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel as her favorite. "Chancellor Merkel has been an extraordinarily strong leader," Clinton asserted. "She has opened the doors of her country to more than a million Muslims from the Middle East. She has bravely faced down opposition to her policies in the midst of the difficulties of acclimation for these refugees." Clinton went on to contrast "Merkel's generosity with...
  • OBAMA: A vote for Gary Johnson or Jill Stein is a vote for Donald Trump

    09/28/2016 11:51:17 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 46 replies
    Buisness Insider ^ | 9/28/16 | Allan Smit
    President Barack Obama said Wednesday he thinks votes for third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are votes for Donald Trump. The president made the comments during an interview with Steve Harvey on Harvey's radio program. "If you don't vote, that's a vote for Trump," he told Harvey. "If you vote for a third-party candidate, that's a vote for Trump." Johnson, the Libertarian nominee, and Stein, the Green Party nominee, are garnering 7.4% and 2.4%, respectively, in the RealClearPolitics four-way race polling average. Both candidates were not included in the first debate after not meeting the necessary polling threshold.
  • 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 ^ | 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;...
  • Quinnipiac State Polls: Trump up 7 in Georgia and Iowa; Clinton up 2 in Colorado and 6 in Virginia

    09/22/2016 12:56:46 PM PDT · by Ravi · 49 replies
    Quinnipiac ^ | 9/22/16 | quinnipiac
    Colorado: Trump-42, Clinton-44, Johnson-10 Georgia: Trump-47, Clinton-40, Johnson-9 Iowa: Trump-44, Clinton-37, Johnson-10 Virginia: Trump-39, Clinton-45, Johnson-8
  • Clinton, Feingold maintain leads in Marquette poll (Trump now down only 2 points)

    09/21/2016 11:02:02 AM PDT · by UB355 · 28 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 9/21/16 | Craig Gilbert
    Democrat Hillary Clinton continued to hold a lead over Republican Donald Trump in Wisconsin's presidential battle, while Democrat Russ Feingold increased his lead over Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson in their pivotal contest, according to Wednesday's Marquette University Law School Poll. Among likely voters, those who say they're going to the polls, Clinton had 44% and Trump had 42%. Twelve percent haven't made a decision
  • 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.
  • Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson thinks there’s a good case for banning cigarettes

    09/17/2016 10:30:15 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 76 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.
  • 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...
  • Newt Gingrich on Donald,Trump visits Flint & Ohio, Kellyanne Conway (Polls up everywhere)

    09/15/2016 3:17:54 PM PDT · by GilGil · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/14/2016 | Sean Hannity
    Hannity 9/14/16 | Gingrich: Many ‘Never Trump’ Republicans ‘Out of Touch With Reality’ Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich discussed the “Never Trump” movement among Republicans with Sean Hannity on Wednesday night. Republicans that identify as “Never Trump” have said they will not vote for the GOP nominee because he is not conservative enough-- or for similar reasons-- and have often gravitated toward Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, as well as Evan McMullin, an independent candidate who announced his bid in August. “It’s inexplicable that these people are aiding and abetting Hillary,” Hannity said.
  • A New Problem For Hillary Emerges

    09/15/2016 12:36:04 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 37 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Sept. 15, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    * snip * A new Quinnipiac University poll shows that is Clinton suffering thanks to third-party nominees Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, whose support has soared among millennial voters. In that poll, Clinton leads Trump by 48% to 43% in a two-way match-up. Her head to head lead is particularly pronounced among voters aged 18-34, who pick Clinton over Trump by a margin of 55% to 34%. But when Johnson and Stein are included in the survey, Clinton's lead over Trump falls to just 2%, or 41% to 39%, with Johnson at 13% and Stein at 4%.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Breaking: Donald Trump promises to repeal church-muzzling Johnson

    09/09/2016 3:06:58 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 65 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/09//16 | Matthew Vadum
    "Our media culture often mocks and demeans people of faith,” whose “values of love, charity and faith built this nation.” Republican candidate Donald Trump pledged at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., to repeal the Johnson Amendment. “We’re gonna get rid of it,” Trump said. “I figure it’s the only way I’ll get into heaven,” he quipped. The Johnson Amendment is a circa 1954 amendment to the U.S. tax code that blocked tax-exempt organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates. Evangelicals and other people of faith object to the law because it prevents churches—along with other tax-exempt institutions—from political...
  • 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 ^ | 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: '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.
  • Donald Trump Will Not Debate Hillary, if Gary Johnson not Allowed to Participate

    09/06/2016 7:10:31 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 50 replies
    Santa Monica Observer ^ | 09/05/2016 | Observer Staff
    In what is no doubt a brilliant tactical step, the Donald goes for broke and holds out for the participation of Johnson The Donald Trump for President 2016 campaign will pull out of the scheduled September 26th debate between Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Trump, unless third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are also allowed to participate.
  • Gary Johnson is a Complete Idiot (video)

    09/06/2016 10:19:15 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sept 6, 2016 | Paul Joseph Watson
    "Gary Johnson is a total fraud and a complete idiot. Gary Johnson wouldn't recognize a libertarian value if it violated the non-aggression principle & smacked him in the face. "
  • Obama cabinet member speaks at Islamist conference

    09/05/2016 10:11:24 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 14 replies
    Israel National News ^ | Sept. 8, 2016 | Hillel Fendel
    U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson spoke over this past weekend at the annual Islamic Society of America (ISNA) event, greeting the participants warmly and telling them, "Your story is the quintessential American story."
  • 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.
  • Emerson College Poll: Clinton with Slight Lead in Virginia (44-43), Trump Leads in Iowa (44-39)

    09/02/2016 10:40:18 AM PDT · by Ravi · 63 replies
    Emerson ^ | 9/2/16 | emerson
    BOSTON, MA - A new Virginia poll conducted by Emerson College finds Hillary Clinton just one point ahead of Donald Trump, 44% to 43%, with Libertarian Gary Johnson taking 11% and the Green Party’s Jill Stein at 3%. The poll of 800 likely voters was August 30-September 1. In Iowa, a new poll finds Trump leading 44% to 39% with Johnson at 8% and Stein at 1%. Eight percent (8%) were undecided. In the US Senate race, Senator Chuck Grassley leads Patty Judge 51% to 40% with 6% undecided. This poll of 600 likely voters was conducted from August 31-...
  • Cornell Republicans Break Party Lines, Endorse Johnson for President

    09/02/2016 11:48:32 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 43 replies
    © Copyright 2016, The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 09/02/16 | By Phoebe Keller
    Cornell University College Republicans announced this afternoon that they will endorse Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson for president, in a statement that acknowledged the wide spectrum of conservative beliefs that compose the club. “Our organization does not solely represent the Republican Party,” the statement said, “Our first responsibility is to our members.” Club leadership stressed that Cornell Republicans are “libertarians, moderates, neoconservatives and everyone in between.” In an “unprecedented” election year, campus Republicans say they could not tolerate Donald Trump as their party’s nominee. “Mr. Trump should not be the face of American conservatism,” the club’s statement reads, proceeding to call...
  • 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.
  • Why Americans want Gary Johnson at presidential debates (the next MSM diversion alert)

    08/27/2016 3:06:15 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 27, 2016 | Lucy Schouten
    Three out of five American voters want a third-party candidate to speak during the coming presidential debates, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll - a sign that Americans want an alternative to this unusually negative presidential race. This poll gave Libertarian Gary Johnson, the top third-party presidential candidate, just 10 percent of the vote, but noted 62 percent of those surveyed said they wanted to see a third-party candidate in the presidential debates, and 37 percent said they were looking to vote independent of the two major parties this November.
  • Florida’s Not Blue Yet

    08/27/2016 5:19:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | August 27, 2016 | Bill Bunkley
    The 2016 Presidential race is about to turn into the final stretch run, and the Sunshine State is again going to be a major player in the final outcome. As a born and raised Floridian here in Tampa, I will explore some important nuisances I believe will determine the Florida vote. First, there is little motivation to put too much stock in any polling from here before the Labor Day break. Until we start receiving post-Labor Day numbers based on likely voters and not just registered voters, the picture is too broad to base any concrete conclusions. Since the Democratic...
  • Police: Man, 75, bound and daughter severely beaten in Chester home invasion (Pennsylvania)

    08/25/2016 8:33:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer + Daily News ^ | August 25, 2016 | Caitlin McCabe
    A Philadelphia man and woman have been charged in a home invasion in Chester that left a 75-year-old man bound at the hands and feet by cords, and his 49-year-old daughter severely beaten and in critical condition. Erinn Howarth, 25, of Germantown - who is possibly the man's housekeeper - and Richard Johnson, 23, of Juniata Park, were arraigned Thursday morning on charges that include robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and conspiracy. Both were held in the Delaware County prison on $1 million bail each.
  • It’s Official: Gary Johnson Is A Left-Wing Candidate

    08/25/2016 7:07:03 AM PDT · by detective · 56 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 25, 2016 | Robert Tracinski
    On Friday, Brian Doherty of the Libertarian flagship publication Reason scolded me, and by extension anyone else who has been turned off by some of the Johnson-Weld ticket’s public statements, that we were placing more importance on “the attitude stuff related to culture war issues about discrimination and guns” than on the really crucial issues of “spending or budgets or the growth of government.” Then on Monday, Gary Johnson came out in favor of—drumroll, please—a carbon tax to fight global warming.
  • Hal Boyd: Gary Johnson says Mitt Romney would be 'guaranteed' a spot in his administration

    08/22/2016 7:40:28 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    On Friday, former Gov. Gary Johnson offered a guarantee. “If Mitt Romney wants to be a part of the administration, that would be a guarantee.” The comments came at Friday’s joint Deseret News-KSL editorial board meeting with Johnson and Bill Weld. I asked Johnson what role, if any, Romney might play in a Johnson-Weld administration. Although the Libertarian nominee seemed to doubt whether Romney would really be interested, he said the former Republican presidential nominee would be free to, in essence, choose his own adventure. “I think [the position] would be for Mitt Romney to decide … and I say...
  • Libertarians working to get Gary Johnson on Ohio ballot

    08/12/2016 11:05:48 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 54 replies
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – While Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is set to appear on ballots in at least 39 states, swing state Ohio is among the places where his supporters are still working to get the former New Mexico governor’s name out to voters this fall. Whether he’s successful could make a difference to Republicans, particularly the fortunes of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, who is in a close race in the state with Democrat Hillary Clinton. Johnson on the ballot could complicate the Ohio race for Trump if conservatives who want a smaller government want a choice other than...
  • Gary Johnson's Campaign To Make Hillary President

    08/09/2016 4:04:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies ^ | August 9, 2016 | 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.
  • Judge dismisses debate lawsuit by Gary Johnson & Jill Stein

    08/06/2016 10:02:19 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 5 replies ^ | Aug 5, 16 | Brian Stelter
    Johnson and one of his rivals, presumptive Green Party nominee Jill Stein, sued the commission last September, alleging violations of antitrust law and the First Amendment. Johnson and Stein are seeking spots on the all-important presidential debate stage this fall. But federal judge Rosemary M. Collyer threw out the lawsuit on Friday. In mid-September, the commission will add up five national polls and invite the candidates who are averaging at least 15% support. The first debate is scheduled to take place on Monday, September 26.
  • Reader Poll: Trump? Hillary? Other?

    08/05/2016 2:46:31 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 19 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 08/05/2016 | William A. Jacobson
    What a long, strange trip this year’s presidential election has become. The media (mainstream, liberal and conservative #NeverTrump) have swarmed all over Trump in the past two weeks. Some Republicans who did not previously oppose Trump also are breaking ranks and coming out against him. The media, by and large, has moved on from scrutiny of Hillary. For Trump supporters, it’s confirmation of bias against him and the need to tear down the establishment in its broadest sense. For Trump opponents, it’s confirmation of the reasons for their opposition. Certainly, “anything can happen.” But as of now, the polls mostly...
  • Gary Johnson endorses #BlackLivesMatter

    08/04/2016 7:47:41 PM PDT · by massmike · 25 replies ^ | 08/04/2016 | Ryan Girdusky
    If there was any doubt, Gov. Gary Johnson is working harder at winning over former Bernie Sanders supporters than Ron and Rand Paul supporters. For whatever reason, he’s taken on several left-wing positions from bashing religious freedom to now supporting Black Lives Matter. At the CNN Libertarian Party Town Hall on Wednesday, Johnson praised the efforts of Black Lives Matter and endorsed the organization. Speaking to a Black Lives Matter protestor and registered Democrat who was shot in the leg during a march, Johnson said, “What it has done for me is that my head has been in the sand...
  • Gary Johnson on terrorism: 'Look, this stuff is gonna happen'

    08/04/2016 12:12:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 3, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson provided little detail in a town hall Wednesday night on how he plans to defeat terrorism. CNN host Anderson Cooper asked the former New Mexico governor in light of a knife attack against six people in London Wednesday, how Johnson would prevent attacks in the U.S. "Maybe we're the kind of candidates that are gonna say, 'look, this stuff is gonna happen,'" Johnson said. "Yes, a president of the United States — we need to be vigilant to potentially prevent these things from happening, but these things are gonna happen."
  • Polls show Gary Johnson taking more support from Clinton, not Trump

    08/03/2016 9:21:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 2, 2016 | Taylor Millard
    There’s always been this notion the Libertarian Party is just full of Republicans who want to smoke pot. It’s one of the dumbest stereotypes out there because there’s so much more to libertarianism than people realize. Libertarians believe in a much smaller federal government than the GOP does, focusing on free trade vs. endless wars, and letting consenting adults do what they want to do in the bedroom. This isn’t stopping Republicans from pushing the entire, “A vote for Gary Johnson is a vote for Hillary Clinton,” claim. Even Larry O’Connor (who is a smart guy, and has a great...
  • Mitt Romney is thinking about endorsing Gary Johnson and Bill Weld

    07/28/2016 2:18:20 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 82 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 28, 2016 | Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is thinking about supporting the Libertarian presidential ticket this year. Well, at least, that’s what the Libertarian ticket says. In a interview Thursday afternoon with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, former Govs. Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, of New Mexico and Massachusetts, respectively, said they have had spoken with Romney and he was “considering the possibility” of endorsing the two of them.
  • Gary Johnson and Bill Weld: Yes, we’ve spoken to Mitt Romney and he’s considering an endorsement

    07/28/2016 2:13:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 28, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via Red State, Romney already said he’d take a look at Johnson in an interview with CNN last month (excerpted in the clip below) but that was hypothetical and qualified by concerns over libertarian support for legal weed. Johnson and Weld are telling you now that things are in motion. Does Romney have anything to lose at this point by going the whole nine yards and endorsing a third-party candidate? He’s already gone eight yards in refusing to back Trump, and he saw what sort of reception Ted Cruz got for the lesser offense of politely avoiding an endorsement. Any...
  • Glenn Beck: “I’m probably going to vote for Gary Johnson”

    07/24/2016 8:09:48 PM PDT · by bkopto · 94 replies
    Reason ^ | 7/23/2016 | Matt Welch
    In a brief interview yesterday with jeff4justice of the No More 2 Party System YouTube channel, the increasingly libertarian political commentator and media impresario Glenn Beck was asked whether he was going to vote for Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson. Beck, who had previously gushed about L.P. presidential candidate and eventual runner-up Austin Petersen, replied: "I'm probably going to vote for Gary Johnson," though "I haven't made my final decision yet."
  • Gary Johnson hints at possible Jeb Bush endorsement

    07/20/2016 1:38:31 PM PDT · by PROCON · 123 replies ^ | July 20, 2016 | KELLY COHEN
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson hinted Wednesday that former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush might be considering an endorsement. "I can't say that we haven't had conversations," Johnson said in a Wednesday afternoon conversation on CNN from Cleveland. "But no push on the conversations." Johnson said he has also had conversations with 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney. When asked who initiated the conversations, Johnson replied, "Not me." When asked if the former Florida governor has called him, Johnson added quickly, "I don't want to — I want to protect the innocent.
  • Boris Johnson is foreign secretary in Theresa May’s new Cabinet

    07/13/2016 2:20:49 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 24 replies ^ | 14th July 2016
    BORIS Johnson has landed the plum job of Foreign Secretary in new Prime Minister Theresa May’s Cabinet. The chief Brexiteer arrived at Downing Street to be awarded the role as one of Mrs May’s first acts in Downing Street. Philip Hammond, a chief ally of the new PM, has been appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer after George Osborne resigned, and Amber Rudd has just been told she will be the new Home Secretary, with Michael Fallon staying on as Defence Secretary. And David Davis takes on a new role as Brexit Minister, and will be in charge of Britain’s negotiations...
  • DHS top dog Jeh Johnson refuses to answer Senate on scrubbing terror docs of all mention of jihad

    06/30/2016 11:00:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6/30/16 | Robert Spencer
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    06/23/2016 8:44:21 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 41 replies
    SKY News
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