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Thu Dec 29, 2011, 09:18 AM

Former NM Governor and gay marriage supporter runs for Libertarian presidential nomination

http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/24731296/former-nm-governor-and-gay-marriage-supporter-runs-for-libertarian-presidential-nomination

Santa Fe, New Mexico Gary Johnson, a gay marriage supporter and former governor of New Mexico, announced on Wednesday he is running for the Libertarian nomination for president.

Johnson had tried and failed to gain traction as a Republican candidate. He said that abandoning the Republican party was both "a difficult decision and an easy one."

"I have a lot of Republican history, but in the final analysis, I am a Libertarian. That is: someone who is fiscally very conservative but holds freedom-based positions on the issues that govern personal behavior."

Aside from supporting gay marriage, Johnson also supports legalization of marijuana. He is also pro-choice.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 09:24 AM

1. He hasn't "abandoned the Republican party"; he just switched toothpaste brands

(figuratively). The whole "fiscal conservative" fantasy is a joke.

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Thu Dec 29, 2011, 09:27 AM

2. Another

Republican, ala Ron Paul, trying to capitalize on buzzwords. IOW, another clown.

Revise the terms of entitlement programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, which threaten to bankrupt the nation's future.
Eliminate the costly and ineffective military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan; limit defense spending to actions that truly protect the United States.
Stop spending on the fiscal stimulus, transportation, energy, housing, and all other special interests. The U.S. must restrain spending across the board.
Eliminate punitive taxation of savings and investment.
Simplify the tax code; stop using it to reward special interests and control behavior.
Eliminate the corporate income tax so that America will once again be a great place to start a business.
Reject auto and banking bailouts, state bailouts, corporate welfare, cap-and-trade, card check, and the mountain of regulation that protects special interests rather than benefiting consumers or the economy.
Restrict Federal Reserve policy to maintaining price stability, not bailing out financial firms or propping up the housing sector.
Eliminate government support of Fannie and Freddie.
Reduce or eliminate federal involvement in education; let states expand successful reforms such as vouchers and charter schools.
Legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana, rather than wasting money on an expensive and futile prohibition.
Eliminate needless barriers to free trade and make it easier for would-be legal immigrants to apply for work visas.

http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/issues/economy-and-taxes


He'll pull some support from the GOP nominee.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 09:41 AM

3. Split the Totalitarian Bloc (R)

 

Every American has to welcome this Party Split...it makes it more likely that American democracy will survive the onslaught of 1% Billionaire PuppetMaster Republicon Occultism & their DeeeeGenerate Republicon 'Family' 'Values'

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