the person who cares about what is good will seek out and find something satisfying and nourishing. those who don't care will instead eat ****Since all the meat in the sandwich doesn't matter if no one knows where the bread is!
any dining invitations you offer will not be accepted
he is not well known. just as it did to Ron Paul four years prior, the GOP did everything possible to ensure that his brand of conservatism was not viewed by the onlooking public. but then you may be fond of the present GOP hierarchy and how it operatesNo one knows about Gary Johnson. No one cares about him either.
yes, but not in significant numbers to propel him to national candidacy. and if you are interested in a wager, where you are willing to bet on rand paul's success in 2016, send me a PM; i welcome taking someone else's money in a sure thing2. You'd be surprised. Paulbots defending Rand Paul already.
you have no clue about the formation of the tea party or my involvement with it in 2007-20083. Hahahahaha I was going to take you seriously, but it seems it is you who have no idea what you are talking about! Ron Paul supporters did not start the Tea Party. I don't even know why you guys want to think that since you apparently hate all tea party members that aren't libertarians, and those libertarians need to fall in line with Ron Paul's ideas...
Ron Paul's campaign, being unable to participate in the established GOP nominating process, scheduled its own meetings coincident with those of the GOP. often in the adjoining space. those meetings were termed Tea Parties by the Ron Paul supporters in attendance. these gatherings of Ron Paul supporters were quite effective in expressing views outside the established party line. which was why the wingers co-opted the Tea Party brand after 2008 as a way to avoid identifying themselves to be affiliated with or supportive of the party of dicknbush and mccain
while i recognize your "tard" reference may be an appropriate one, i disagree that it describes Gary Johnson4. No it's not. Gary Johnson is just a paultard.
and that Gary Johnson does not throw his weight around like christie is a very good thing. christie goes out of his way to piss people off. if he were black he would be known as THE angry black man of this political era. but christie is a fat guy, obviously without self discipline in very visible ways. christie is good telling it like it is until he has to account for his own (in)actions. then he becomes VERY defensive and combative. appealing to some, maybe, but certainly not a character trait that will win a national election. as presidential candidate, the media will roll him in mud in short order [apologies for the visual]Christie is a governor who has a national presence and who leads in times of crises! He also throws punches at the establishment and kills anybody who makes fun of his weight. Johnson has got none of that.
i admire your optimism but reality is certain to disappoint you. any voter who seeks a temperate candidate will NOT vote for christie. he turns off as many as he turns on - from both parties. that is the lesson christie will have to learn if he decides to take a shot at the white house5. As outlined before on this thread, his boldness when dealing with both parties makes him more appealing not the other way around. Democrats like Christie and Republicans like Christie. The only people who don't are principled Tea Partiers and liberaltarians.
why is that important? it is the voters at large, not some major player within the political party, who will need to turn out to vote for and elect Gary Johnson6. What major player likes Gary Johnson in both parties?
to offset a campaign contribution disadvantage he will have to appeal to the average citizen for help ... if i recall, that's what the winning presidential candidate did in '08
since the GOP would not allow him to play in its reindeer games leading to the selection of a presidential candidate, the truth is the republican party left Gary Johnson8. Gary Johnson like Ron Paul first ran as a Republican. So that alone makes him a RINO!
that was not his focus. of the 11 issues he posted here IssuesThen, he ran on the libertarian ticket focusing mostly on drugs.
drug reform is one of them. he properly recognizes that the current prohibition mimmicks that one repealed in the 30's. common sense, actually [recognizing common sense is no longer all that common]
don't think you could have read his speech and then made those absurdly wrong statements. so, hold on while i correct your 'work':Well, here's his farewell State of the State Address, in which he explains to New Mexico the things which were important to him, the accomplishments of which he is most proud. Virtually all of which are various programs he has increased. Various spending he has increased. Various pork barrels. Stateline - New Mexico State of the State Address 2002
from Gary Johnson's final state of the state speech [the emphasis will be mine]:Virtually all of which are various programs he has increased.I can also report to you that your state government is smaller and better. We have reduced the number of state employees by 1.25% since I took office while at the same time putting in systems that better serve our citizens. Prior to my administration, the state employee head count grew at an annual rate of 2.8%. If that trend had continued, the employee count would now be approximately 25,000 instead of the current 20,000.Finally, having made all of this progress and more, my administration has also held the line on taxes. In the last seven years there has been no increase in taxes. I repeat, no new taxes. I will always remember when I signed the repeal of the six-cent gas tax in 1995 and I thank the Legislature for that.... we need an income tax cut to stimulate the economy in New Mexico. Clearly, we have needed an income tax cut in New Mexico. An income tax cut will help New Mexico families and businesses. Is this an easy sell and will it happen this session? Probably not. Should it happen? Absolutely. We have had seven years of surplus and no meaningful income tax reduction.i am still looking for those pork barrels you were referring toThis is not a time to expand government programs. Last legislative session, I vetoed $147 million in general fund capital outlay and $110 million in recurring spending. In retrospect that was the right thing to do because it allowed us to increase our reserve fund to $450 million. ... I am going to make the following promise to every citizen in New Mexico: I am not going to walk out this office in December 2002 and leave the state the way that I inherited it in January 1995. Today reserves are at $450 million. In 1995, because of under-funding by the Legislature and the Governor prior to my taking office, reserves went down to $22 million.
so, that he alone vetoed more bills than the other 49 governors COMBINED was not enough to prove he is willing to act the way he speaks. yes, he ONLY vetoed 32% of the bills that arrived for his signature. hopefully, you can now recognize why any credibility you may have once possessed about thing politic has now dissipatedMr. Johnson did veto many bills, but clearly not nearly enough.
he only did that over one thousand timesHe did not veto appropriations bills.
hopefully, you can now recognize why any credibility you may have once possessed about thing politic has now dissipated
he only did that over one thousand timesThose would have been the important ones to veto! He did not veto all the outrageous growth in the state government that was occurring during his tenure. In fact, as you can see from his address above, he took pride in much of this growth. He could have vetoed the cancerous growth. The debt. The taxes. The waste. He could have stopped it. But, either he had no desire to do so (this is what I think is the truth), or, the most charitable possibility is that he had the desire, but lacked the courage to do it. Since, New Mexico has line item veto, not only could he have vetoed budget bills outright, he could have crossed out billions of dollars of spending, line by line. Did he? No.
i am not laughing with you
i hope it was as satisfying for you as it was for me. hell, that felt so good i need a cigaretteI look forward to your response!!!
if only authentic critics were so lacking in their own criticisms as your ownYou won't be able to defend your man now, especially since he's been exposed to be almost exactly like Christie what you think Christie is like as Governor!!! Johnson's just another libertarian hypocrite.
I bet Democrats LOVED McCain when he was the maverick moderate running against W Bush in that Republican primary. And then how much those same Democrats declared how evil, greedy, incompetent he was when McCain did become the president.
It would be no different for Christie. Democrats praise Christie and declare he is a great government in polls - his greatness being in criticizing Republicans and praising Obama. But if Christie were the candidate for president, those same Democrats and so-called independents would do a 100% reversal.