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Gary Johnson: Republican Libertarians Are Fake

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There is Room for Johnson

I am supporting Gary Johnson to be the first Libertarian senator from New Mexico. As a Libertarian senator, he would be one of the most powerful senators in Washington. Also, as a sitting Libertarian senator, he would have a chance to win the 2020 Libertarian presidential election. During his reign as an independent president, the country would discover the merits of voting against the monopoly parties. It would be a win-win situation for everyone.

I do not see any other elected path to Washington for him.

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He Never Used The Word Fake

He said pro-choice is the true libertarian position. He said marriage equality is Constitutionally guaranteed. I'm not saying I agree or disagree with him, I'm just correcting the title of the thread.

Gary Johnson is a good guy with a good head on his shoulders. He sounds like he's already running for President as the 2016 Libertarian Party candidate.

Alan Colmes doesn't understand capitalism at all. He does however understand that the police state is upon us, and to our detriment.

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

Governor Gary Johnson

Gov. Gary Johnson (R-NM, 1995-2003) was a Republican "Libertarian". Did he just call himself a fake?

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Gary Johnson...

is no Libertarian but he is a Liberaltarian and so is the whole party platform.

Watch the liberal socialist in MSM to give this man more push during 2016 to split the vote from the Paul base.

The Gary Johnson Opening Statement:

"Welcome to the Libertarian Party, We've been irrelevant since 1971"

The Libertarian Party, irrelevant since 1971.

These are divisive

These are divisive comments.

Believe me, I like GJ. I voted for him in '12! He needs to understand the different paths libertarians have taken to further the philosophy. Some have joined him to only promote the Libertarian Party. Some are like me who have chosen to promote liberty-minded candidates within the two party system. Some have chosen other avenues.

But to call me fake is a comment deliberately said in order to be a divisive attempt. If you want to talk about why you think joining the Libertarian Party is the best way, that's perfectly fine. But there's no clear way and to say something like that is a way to lose allies.

can you tell me where he said you were fake?

I did hear him say Republicans/libertarians are socially conservative and maybe he should have said "most of" but I never heard him say they were fake.

That didn't come across as divisive to me, just pointed out a difference. He didn't vilify or attack like the right wing talk hosts of the left wing talk hosts.

maybe someone can give me a time for the fake comment if I missed it. I heard most of it the interview. He got away from the sound bytes a little but still falls back to them. I wonder who is training him.

Spoken like a true

Spoken like a true collectivist.

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Divisive, I agree


He's the man.

Gary Johnson could have been

Gary Johnson could have been a US Senator by now if he had taken my advice in December 2011. Instead of being used by people like Alan Colmes to divide "true libertarians" from "Republican libertarians", he could be leading the fight for liberty in the US Senate. Even now, as a Libertarian or independent candidate, he could start a campaign for the Senate in New Mexico for 2014.

Senator Tom Udall (NM) has been no friend of liberty or the Bill of Rights, so he would be vulnerable to Governor Johnson. No Republican of any stature is willing to challenge Udall next year - they think he's a "safe" bet for re-election - so why doesn't Gary run in a race he can win?

Yes, his better chance at this was in 2012, but we don't have a time machine to go back then. It's better to look for the best opportunity that exists now, if he wants to improve his chances at the presidency in the future. When 2016 comes around, Gary will have more chance of getting votes for president as a current Senator (and past Governor) than just someone who was Governor 13 years earlier.