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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:03 AM

The Gary Johnson swindle

'Boosting his friend George W. Bush to reporters, Gov. Gary Johnson of New Mexico recalls a conversation they had at a conference on state government: "George turns to me and says, 'What are they talking about?' I said, 'I don't know.' He said, 'You don't know a thing, do you?' And I said, 'Not one thing.' He said, 'Neither do I.' And we kind of high-fived.' - New York Times, July 28, 2000

On this degrading election day, I want to take one last look at our alleged "third choice", the huckster who supposedly "shakes up the status quo" and can "break the two-party stranglehold." Or, as he calls himself, "Perrier."

This is the hidden story of Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson ó which is really a story about the depths of corruption and depravity that our democracy has sunk to. Iíve made it clear already that I find Rocky Anderson to be a genuine progressive alternative, someone whose ideas I am for and who has a real track record of governing, as well as trial lawyer and human rights activism experience. But our politics today donít allow a Rocky Johnson as a real choice, not yet anyway.

Since Gary Johnson and libertarianism is the only real Third Party choice our gangrenous democracy allows us, itís time we took a serious look at him ó and itís not pretty, folks. Because if you poke beneath the facade, what you find is a sponge absorbing just about every bad right-wing idea, and a campaign mixed up with some of the most loathsome GOP political operators of the last few decades.

http://nsfwcorp.com/dispatch/gary-johnson-swindle

More at the link. Long but interesting.

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PETRUS Nov 2012 OP
democratXX Nov 2012 #1
Tarheel_Dem Nov 2012 #2
naaman fletcher Nov 2012 #4
Tarheel_Dem Nov 2012 #5
naaman fletcher Nov 2012 #6
Luminous Animal Nov 2012 #7
naaman fletcher Nov 2012 #8
summerschild Nov 2012 #3

Response to PETRUS (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:11 AM

1. Thanks

I was in New Mexico when they built that highway- he's very hypocritical when he claims to be fiscally conservative, he directed a lot of government dollars over to his buddies.

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Response to PETRUS (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:18 AM

2. He's a union hating turd, and he's Glenn Greenwald's guy, that was enough for me.

Libertarians, Civil or otherwise, are all full of shit.

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:19 PM

4. curious

 

Whats your complaint against glenn greenwald?

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Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:52 PM

5. You mean aside from the fact that he's an immigrant hatin', racist defending, Citizens United.....

supporting asshole? I just think he's a despicable human being. Hope that helps.

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:11 PM

6. That's all news to me..

 

All I know of him is that he's one of the only guys regularly exposing the government violation of our civil rights.

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Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:40 PM

7. I suggest that you take some DUers assessment with a pound of salt...

I addressed these ridiculous uneducated smears here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1766677

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:16 PM

8. thanks

 

I suspect his real "crime" is attacking Obama every now and then.

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Response to PETRUS (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:55 AM

3. Wow! Another kochroach!


Everybody better read up on this guy. He'll be back soon.

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