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  • War Breaks Out Between Neo-Cons And Libertarians Over Trump's Foreign Policy

    11/20/2016 8:54:38 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/20/16 | Tyler Durden
    In late October, when it was still conventional wisdom that Hillary was "guaranteed" to win the presidency, the WaPo explained that among the neo-con, foreign policy "elites" of the Pentagon, a feeling of calm content had spread: after all, it was just a matter of time before the "pacifist" Obama was out, replaced by the more hawkish Hillary.   As the WaPo reported, "there is one corner of Washington where Donald Trump’s scorched-earth presidential campaign is treated as a mere distraction and where bipartisanship reigns. In the rarefied world of the Washington foreign policy establishment, President Obama’s departure from...
  • Trumps Climate Contrarian: Myron Ebell Takes On the E.P.A.

    11/11/2016 2:51:30 PM PST · by Innovative · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | Nov. 11, 2016 | HENRY FOUNTAIN
    The mug-shot posters, pasted on walls and lampposts around Paris by an activist group during the United Nations climate talks last year, were hardly flattering. They depicted Myron Ebell, a climate contrarian, as one of seven climate criminals wanted for destroying our future. But in his customary mild-mannered way, Mr. Ebell, who directs environmental and energy policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a libertarian advocacy group in Washington, brushed it off. In looking for someone to follow through on his campaign vow to dismantle one of the Obama administrations signature climate change policies, President-elect Donald J. Trump probably could not...
  • 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.
  • Millennials explain why they support Donald Trump at Columbus event

    10/13/2016 5:46:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 13, 2016 | Kaitlin Fochesato
    Because they are only 19, Grace Danby and Courtney Trudeau are preparing to vote in their first presidential election. The Ohio state students who play for the women's club hockey team are part of the millennial generation, loosely defined as 18-34-year-olds, that is predicted to be one of the largest voting blocs in the 2016 election. They also share another trait: they identify as libertarians. "Any of the third parties I would consider would take away votes from Donald Trump," Danby said while also expressing dislike for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. "I don't have a lot of time to think...
  • 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 is and cross the ts on a foreign leaders geographic location then allows them to put our military in harms way, Johnson told MSNBCs 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 thats a disqualifier, so be it, Johnson hollered on CNN, echoing a line he coughed up last month after he failed to recognize Syrias 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 didnt know what Aleppo is and said nobody got hurt in...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • [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 wed 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 hes 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? CNNs 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 Partys Gary Johnson thinks theres 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 smokers exhaust wafted in our faces, I remarked offhand thatwith the advent of e-cigarettesI 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 Partys 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 hed 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 Johnsons 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...
  • Star Trek: The Libertarian Edition

    09/14/2016 8:18:16 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 7, 2016 | ReasonTV
    Their mission: to seek out new life and new civilizations, and leave them alone. Trade with them if they want, but mostly leave them the hell alone.
  • 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?" Ive 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 theyre right more often than they wrong. The problem is that they simply cant 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 dont have the organization, money, and media clout to get over the metaphorical hump. This year was thought by...
  • [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.
  • 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 partys nominee. Mr. Trump should not be the face of American conservatism, the clubs 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 were left with here is a third-party candidate whos 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. Thats 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. Theres 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.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Gary Johnson Lays Out Immigration Vision, Objects to Term 'Illegal Immigrant,' [tr]

    08/31/2016 9:42:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 31, 2016 | Buy Benson
    Public support for Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson currently sits at roughly eight percent in national polling, a little more than half of the level he needs to be included in the fall debates, according to the rules. The former two-term Republican Governor of New Mexico has come under fire from some conservatives for acting as a potential spoiler for Donald Trump -- in fact, Trump is benefitting from Johnson's presence in the race -- while others argue that the advocate for limited government has spent too much time and energy pandering to disgruntled left-wing voters. What is his...
  • 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 Dicks...
  • Its 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 tickets 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 ofdrumroll, pleasea carbon tax to fight global warming.
  • Libertarian VP Candidate Video; Rifles are "Weapons of Mass Destruction"

    08/16/2016 5:08:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 84 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On August 3rd, 2016, the Libertarian candidate for vice president, William Weld, was interviewed on REVOLT TV. REVOLT TV Chief Political Correspondent Amrit Singh asked candidate Weld about legislation and his views on guns. A short video clip of the relevant section has been posted on Youtube by occupy the media. The gun segment starts right away in the clip. William Weld: "The five shot rifle, that is a standard military rifle, the problem is if you attach a clip to it that holds more shells and if you remove the pin so that it becomes an automatic weapon,...
  • Top Five Issues Where Gary Johnson is More Libertarian than Rand Paul

    08/09/2016 9:39:47 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 27 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 8/9/16 | Josh Guckert
    On immigration, Rand Paul is much less libertarian and moreso paleoconservative. He supports deploying more patrol agents on the southern border and building a border fence. He also has challenged the notion of birth-right citizenship and wishes to eliminate so-called sanctuary cities. He supported SB1070 in Arizona, which allowed for easier deportations of undocumented immigrants. During the Syrian refugee crisis, Paul staunchly opposed their immigration. He also at one point supported pausing immigration from countries in the Middle East. To his credit, he does support an expansion of work visas. Also, his rhetoric is much less draconian than Donald Trump...
  • Gary Johnson endorses #BlackLivesMatter

    08/04/2016 7:47:41 PM PDT · by massmike · 25 replies
    http://redalertpolitics.com/ ^ | 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, hes 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...
  • Libertarian Candidates Expose Themselves as Anti-Trump Shills for Hillary Clinton

    08/04/2016 11:50:59 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Aug 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson and his running mate William Weld exposed themselves as shills for Democrat Hillary Clinton during an extensive primetime town hall with CNNs Anderson Cooper. Weld defended Hillary Clinton on her private email scandal and played attack dog on Donald Trump. Johnson seemed sleepy, but he answered a question at length about THC amounts in marijuana and another from a young man asking about legalized prostitution. Johnson only lightly and perfunctorily criticized Clinton, instead focusing most of his low-energy attacks on Trump. He also revealed a personal gluten allergy and said that he himself would...
  • 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."
  • Roger Stone On The Milo Show: How Trump Can Fight Voter Fraud

    07/30/2016 3:56:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 30, 2016 | Charlie Nash
    Republican strategist, lobbyist, and Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone joined Breitbarts Milo Yiannopoulos on the latest episode of the Milo Yiannopoulos Show to discuss voter fraud and how Trump has the ability to beat it.
  • Gary Johnson: 'Religious freedom, as a category' is 'a black hole'

    07/29/2016 7:34:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 28, 2016 | Timothy P. Carney
    At the Democratic National Committee I ran into Gary Johnson, the former New Mexico governor and Libertarian Party nominee for president. Here's a transcript of our conversation, edited for clarity, and reorganized thematically.
  • Gary Johnson hints at possible Jeb Bush endorsement

    07/20/2016 1:38:31 PM PDT · by PROCON · 123 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 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.
  • Libertarianism for Beginners

    07/06/2016 4:42:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2016 | John Stossel
    It took me years to figure out that markets work better than government. I started out as a typical Ralph Nader-influenced consumer reporter, convinced that companies constantly rip us off. To me and most of my fellow left-leaning reporters, the answer was always: more regulation. Gradually, I figured out that regulation causes many more problems than the occasional rip-off artist does. Companies that served customers well prospered, while market competition meant cheaters seldom got away with cheating for long. Regulation, by contrast, lasted forever. It punished innovation, making it harder for good people to offer better alternatives. How do I...
  • Jewish man who sought Libertarian presidential nomination found dead

    06/24/2016 3:08:10 PM PDT · by wtd · 26 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 25, 2016 | JTA
    Jewish man who sought Libertarian presidential nomination found dead Body of Marc Allan Feldman, 56, found in Cleveland area motel; coroner yet to list cause of death
  • Gary Johnson: 'Nativism is not an American value'

    06/23/2016 7:17:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 23, 2016 | Bianca Padr Ocasio
    Nativism is not an American value, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson declared Thursday, delivering a pointed rebuke to Donald Trump without mentioning his name while calling on an end to immigration quotas symptomatic of a broken system. The overwhelming cause of illegal immigration and visa overstays is the fact that our legal immigration process simply doesnt work, and that we impose absurd caps on various work visas, Johnson said in a statement on Thursday with his remarks to the annual National Association of Latino Elected Officials conference in Washington. Let the market, not bureaucrats and special interests, determine how many...
  • Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson Throws Gift Gun in Garbage

    06/14/2016 10:58:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    At Liberty Hangout, an article has detailed a boorish, foolish, insensitive, and careless action by the Libertarian candidate for President, former New Mexico Governor, Gary Johnson.The nomination was strongly contested by two other candidates, Austin Petersen and John McAfee. Austin Petersen came in second, John McAfee came in third. When Johnson won the nomination, Austin Peterson pledged his support, and he did so with a dramatic flourish. From libertyhangout.org:As a token of good faith, Austin gave Johnson a replica of George Washingtons flintlock pistol, to let him know that he has Austins full support in the general election. Tearing...
  • (June 9, 2016) Johnson Rising! Libertarian Party Candidate Hits 12 Percent in New Fox Poll

    06/14/2016 9:24:28 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 53 replies
    Reason ^ | |June 9, 2016 | Brian Doherty
    The Libertarian Party's presidential candidate Gary Johnson has long insisted that the presidential debates are key to his ticket's success. And getting into the debates, through the front door anyway, requires polling at 15 percent in five (as yet unnamed) reputable national polls. He's inching closer to that goal with today's announcement of his highest even national poll total, with 12 percent from Fox. He was only at 10 in their last presidential poll including him in May. Since that poll, Clinton stayed the same against him and Trump with 39 percent, while Trump fell from 42 percent to 36...
  • Libertarian Stripper Banned From Party

    06/13/2016 9:36:20 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 28 replies
    Livingston Daily ^ | 06/13/2016 | Wayne Peal
    The Howell man whose impromptu strip tease last month at the Libertarian Party's national convention made headlines across the U.S. has been suspended from the party. James Weeks II announced Sunday evening that Libertarian Executive Committee officials approved his suspension earlier in the day because of his actions. Weeks, chairman of the party's Livingston County branch and an announced party candidate for county sheriff, said "the reasoning behind this suspension is their disapproval of my use of free expression in lieu of a speech during my run for Libertarian Party chair at the national convention." Weeks has maintained his dance...
  • Gary Johnson: I support Obamas executive amnesty because it challenged Congress to action

    06/07/2016 6:07:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 6, 2016 | Allahpundit
    I knew he supported open borders, which is Libertarianism 101 (except, oddly, within the Paul family), but I could shrug that off by reminding myself that this guy wont get within 30 points of winning a state. Hes a protest vessel, nothing more or less. If you want to cast a vote this fall for smaller government and against authoritarianism, of which therell be two different flavors on the ballot in the form of the two major-party nominees, why not Johnson?
  • Libertarians' Pick for VP Is a Globalist Liberal

    06/02/2016 7:27:21 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 02 June 2016 | Steve Byas
    In 1776, William Floyd signed the Declaration of Independence, marking Americas secession from the British Empire. Yet his descendant William Weld, now the vice-presidential candidate of the Libertarian Party (on a ticket led by former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson), was once part of a plan that would greatly diminish Americas national sovereignty, if not eventually abolish it completely.In what a 2004 WorldNetDaily article called a plan to virtually eliminate the national borders of North America, the scheme envisioned a continent-wide, customs-free zone with a common approach to trade, energy, immigration, law enforcement, and security. The model for this effort...
  • Libertarian Nominee Gary Johnson Says He Agrees With Socialist Sanders 73% Of The Time

    06/01/2016 11:40:40 AM PDT · by HoratioNelson · 24 replies
    Libertarian candidate for President Gary Johnson tells a caller on C-SPAN that he agrees with socialist Bernie Sanders 73% of the time. This is the guy that a bunch of NeverTrumpers have decided to support. Most people might think it odd that a self-described libertarian would have so much in common with a socialist. After all, Bernie Sanders has premised his entire political career on expanding the size and scope of government to the point that it smothers individuals, families, and private associations like churches. Religion is the opiate of the masses, after all. Sanders even took his honeymoon in...
  • What does the media owe Gary Johnson and the Libertarians?

    06/01/2016 6:35:42 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 05/30/2016 | Jennifer Rubin
    On Sunday, Gary Johnson, the former New Mexico governor, won the Libertarian Party nomination for president with former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld as his vice president. Johnson is an impassioned proponent of the party's small government message, and he told the crowd he thinks most people are Libertarians but don't know it. At a news conference, he made a play for tea party voters, saying what started out as a fiscal, small-government movement was captured by Republicans, especially social conservative.... Johnson and Weld have more executive governing experience than the two major candidates. They currently draw 10 percent in many...
  • Gary Johnson Shoots Himself in the Foot: Throws Out Austin Petersens Gun

    05/30/2016 11:08:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 21 replies
    Liberty Hangout ^ | May 30, 2016 | Liberty Hangout
    Earlier this evening, Gary Johnson was elected to be the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, achieving a 50% tally in the second ballot and securing his second straight LP nomination. Austin Petersen and John McAfee put up good fights, but werent able to attain enough votes necessary to win the nomination, coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively. 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...
  • Can Libertarian nominees Gary Johnson and Bill Weld siphon votes from Trump?

    05/30/2016 4:00:48 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 79 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/30/2016 | SHANE GOLDMACHER
    On paper, they make up the most formidable Libertarian ticket ever. But they still need to make the leap to seriousness. Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson seized the Libertarian nomination for president at the partys national convention this weekend and escaped a hotly contested convention with his hand-picked running mate, former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld. The pair form a political team of two former Republican governors that Johnson declared to be the most formidable third-party ticket in the modern era, one that he promised would thrust Libertarians from the fringe of American politics to major party status in a...
  • Libertarian Party candidate strips to underwear and dances instead of making speech at convention

    05/29/2016 9:57:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 30 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | May 29, 2016 | Jason Silverstein
    A candidate for the Libertarian Partys chairman position stripped off his clothes and strutted his stuff on stage at the partys national convention Sunday, instead of simply making a speech. He did not win the position. The lumberjack-looking candidate tried a laissez-faire approach to campaigning at the Orlando event: He cued a dance song, clapped, and then slowly removed his tie, shirt and suspenders, all for the live C-Span cameras.
  • Gary Johnson wins Libertarian presidential nomination at party convention

    05/29/2016 1:26:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | May 29 | Eli Watkins,
    Libertarians on Sunday selected former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as their party's presidential nominee, at their party convention in Orlando, Florida. "At a minimum, I think we're in the presidential debates," Johnson said to cheers. Sarwark said the party had established a "back channel" to the Koch brothers, in the hopes the wealthy libertarian-leaning funders donate to the Libertarian Party. Sarwark also said he had been speaking to Matt Kibbe, former president of conservative advocacy group Freedomworks, about supporting the party's nominee. Johnson received almost 1 percent of the general election vote in 2012 A recent national poll had...
  • Gary Johnson 'absolutely' stands by Weld's Holocaust reference to Trump plan

    05/28/2016 9:16:52 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/23/16 | Eugene Scott and David Wright
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said Monday he "absolutely" stands by his preferred running mate's comment comparing Donald Trump's immigration plan to Nazi Germany. "Absolutely, absolutely. In New Mexico here, is my door going to be knocked down because I'm going to get checked for papers?" Johnson, who served as New Mexico's governor for two terms, when asked by CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead." Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld -- who is expected to be picked alongside Johnson to run on the Libertarian Party ticket at a nominating convention this weekend -- told The New York Times on Thursday...
  • Libertarian dream ticket in peril as Weld bombs in Orlando

    05/27/2016 8:55:44 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 05/27/2016 | Shane Goldmacher
    ORLANDO, Fla. It was supposed to be a stroke of genius: Gary Johnson, the 2012 Libertarian nominee for president and the partys leading contender in 2016, announced that William Weld, the two-term former Republican governor of Massachusetts, would serve as his running mate. The idea was clear and appealing. The pair would comprise a powerful two-governor ticket just as the leading Democratic and Republican contenders, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, rate as historically unpopular. The hope was they could emerge as a true third-party alternative. But here in the corridors of the Rosen Centre Hotel and Resort at the...
  • Never Gary Johnson: Hes Not Conservative and Not Even All That Libertarian

    05/23/2016 6:29:00 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | May 23, 2016 4:00 AM | by JAMES SPILLER
    The assumption is that someone whose label is Libertarian has libertarian values and would promote them in office. In the case of Johnson, that notion is absurd. 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, 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.... On civil liberties as with fiscal issues, Johnsons record is less libertarian than...
  • BREAKING: Glenn Beck Endorses Austin Petersen

    05/20/2016 2:49:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 87 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | May 20, 2016 | Lina Bryce
    Presidential Libertarian candidate, Austin Petersen appeared on Glenn Becks show today, scoring major points with the host and his viewers. The show will be aired in its entirety later today on The Blaze, but according to a status update on Austin Petersens Facebook page, Glenn Beck has already given Petersen a glowing endorsement. Just after noon today, the post thanked Beck for his support.