Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:03 AM
PETRUS (2,756 posts)
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.
More at the link. Long but interesting.
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Response to PETRUS (Original post)
Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:11 AM
democratXX (48 posts)
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.
Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #4)
Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:52 PM
Tarheel_Dem (20,514 posts)
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.
Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #6)
Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:40 PM
Luminous Animal (21,431 posts)
7. I suggest that you take some DUers assessment with a pound of salt...
I addressed these ridiculous uneducated smears here: