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This is Gary’s second time around through the process. The first time he garnered 1% of the vote.  Polls show him higher but that is most likely due to the high negatives of the two main candidates…  People are saying they support him not knowing what he stands for…

Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, the Libertarian Party candidates, say they are running on a platform of fiscal restraint, social freedom and limited involvement overseas.  Sounds good you say?  At least there is no baggage?  But how do they plan to achieve that?   Let’s look at their platform for clues…

Their party platform says they would:

— Eliminate public schools in favor of private education or home schooling.

— Abolish Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

— Abolish the Internal Revenue Service and repeal the federal income tax, which would be replaced by some sort of regressive national sales tax or value added tax.

— Repeal the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 and let corporations offer even lower wages.

— Eliminate the EPA and virtually all environmental regulations, including those governing air pollution and global warming, and guarding against dangerous chemicals in drinking water.

–Eliminate the Department of Education along with government support for college students.

One only has to look at the first to disqualify them as candidates..

“Eliminate public schools and replace them with private institutions or home schooling… “

Well-thought-out platform there!… What does one do with children of single families who can’t afford private tuitions and whose parents can’t afford to stay home to teach?  A combination of roughly 80% of our nation’s children?

‘Nuff said.  We’re done here… I was planning to go through all ( you can if you wish) to show how they are simply slogans and can’t work in the real world, but right now, it comes down to why waste my time?.  They’ve already disqualified themselves…

A vote for Gary Johnson is a vote for air.

Back to Hillary, the only candidate with a long career of supporting children’s issues and a heart big enough to care about all of them and their future….

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Mitt Romney tries to be who he is with at the moment.

Fourteen times he agreed with President Obama’s policy.
When with Tea Partiers he agrees with them; his campaign issues a correction.
When his audience is swing votes, Romney is liberal and agrees with them; his campaign issues a correction.

When he was campaigning for the Tea Party vote, picking Ryan (Tea Partier) as his running mate, he was hemorrhaging in polls across America. The race was over.

America tuned in for the first debate, and here was a liberal, bashing Obama for not fulfilling his liberal promises.

There was no mention what the campaign said before, that it endorsed probing pregnant vagina’s with wands.
There was no mention what the campaign said before, that ALL of Obamacare would be removed, even the good parts.
There was no mention that we needed to threaten Iran and that would make it stop its making bombs.

Instead, he is for abortion; his campaign issues a correction.
Instead he will keep Obama care, just fund it differently; his campaign issues a correction.
Instead he will sanction Iran, not bomb them, which is just what Obama is doing right now…..

In last nights debate?
I will do what Obama is doing in Iran.
I will do what Obama is doing in Israel.
I will do what Obama is doing in Libya.
I will do what Obama is doing in China.

Forcing Glenn Beck to tweet: He’s just like Obama; whats the point of voting.

Well, if you are Republican and just can’t bring yourself to vote Obama, you should check our Gary Johnson, former Republican Governor of New Mexico, who is now running as a third party candidate on the Libertarian Party’s banner.

He, not Romney, is a Republican who is consistent and who is one you can trust…. If Obama is going to win anyways, what’s the better alternative? Not vote for anyone? Vote for Obama (who has worked to deserve it btw) or… vote for someone who believes exactly as you do…. For you disgruntled Republicans, his website is below….

Gary Johnson 2012

Two more sponsors on the position that the debates shut out Gary Johnson, pulled their sponsorships US News and World Reports, reports.  Three are out.  Seven remain.

Phillips Electronics and the YWCA who were hit with a massive email campaign, yanked their sponsorships over their concern that these debates were partisan and not non-partisan as originally intended.  The debate commission being a 501 (c) (3) organization,  requires sponsors for its funding, and the loss of two more sponsors will impact it greatly.

The bi-party commission had excluded Gary Johnson because it stated he did not meet the 15% threshold level previously set.   There is increasing concern across this nation that the dual bi-partisian commission is intent on keeping third party candidates out of debates.  Doing so, would make them partisan and thereby violate the stipulations of their tax status.

The Gary Johnson campaign has a lawsuit on the docket to open the debates to third parties.  It appears the court will not overrule the debate commission.

However the loss of a major sponsor could change the tune of the debate commission.  The loss of two, could change it faster.

Note:  the following sponsors remain.  Please email them to withdraw as well.

Anheuser-Busch
Howard G. Buffet Foundation
Sheldon S. Cohen
Crowell & Moring
IBWA
Kovler Fund
Southwest Airlines

There is an argument going over at Delaware Politics that everyone must see… The title is Delaware Beware!! The Libertarians!! One former libertarian candidate filed for a Republican seat, and is running against the Democratic challenger. The Republican Party could find no one to run against him. So one Republican was checking out his facebook page, and discovered, (like every normal red-blooded American) he has said some disparaging things about the Republican Party… For good reason, of course.

If you drop down and read the comment section, where the Republicans try to purify the party, and then the Republican/Libertarian candidate comes on and defends himself, and then the spokesperson for Libertarianism himself jumps into the fray, you rapidly come to the conclusion that Will McVay is a very good human being who will serve his district very well, and that the Republican Party as it exists in Sussex County, needs to throw itself off the Indian River Bridge….

Whenever someone asks you if you are a Republican, you get this pastel glow inside when you think of the Republican Party under Ronald Reagan, and you say yes, and proud of it… But… the Republican Party of today, is not that party. It is the party of doom.

The Libertarian Party looks at our people and sees a new dawn of the American spirit.

The Republican Party looks at our nation and sees the twilight of the American soul. A soul besieged by gays, by Muslims, by Iranians, by environmentalists, by bureaucrats, by doctors, by nurses, by insurance companies, by Liberals, by atheists, by condoms, by birth control, by Planned Parenthood, by babies, by education, by the Department of Education, by the Department of Health and Human Services…. and yes, and higher taxes…

We can’t go forward America…. Oh, raise taxes and its the end of the world. Oh, allow gays to love like everyone else, and it’s the end of the world… Oh, allow freedom of religion and extend it to Muslims, and it’s the end of the world. Oh, attack and kill Osama bin Laden so people know we have that capacity, … and it’s the end of the world… Oh, make one super billionaire pay fifty cents more in taxes… and its the end of the world….

Ronald Reagan campaigned upon his optimism… Upon reading the Republican Platform of 1984, when Ronald Reagan ran against Mondale-Ferraro, the optimism that today is Gary Johnson, jumps right out you… Gary Johnson is the REAL Republican… Mitt Romney is the impostor…

But Republicans already know that… Mitt Romney is the impostor. Mitt Romney is the official candidate because he bought the seat…. Everyone knows that. When it looked like Romney was the presumptive nominee, everyone flocked to Michelle Bachmann… straw poll in Iowa .. she won… Perry entered the race to become the prime contender. Oops, couldn’t remember the third Department that he’d cut…. Hermain Cain, jumped into the role of party Savior… That dang woman problem… Oh, Newt Gignrich is running… Back him… ummm no.. Rick Santorum comes close then upon recount actually wins Iowa over Mitt Romney… He becomes the new opposition. Surprise! Gingrich wins South Carolina… Then Romney outspends in Florida, wins, and becomes the front runner… If it weren’t for Florida, and the gullibility of old people who didn’t have TV when growing up and actually believe everything they see on it, including political ads, Romney would not the Republican candidate right now…

So Romney is an impostor… and Gary Johnson is the new Ronald Reagan….

Let me show you just how far away today’s Republican Party has strayed from the party of Ronald Reagan. I will also show you how Gary Johnson is a far better Republican candidate than either Romney or Ryan. Here is the Republican Platform from 1984 outlining tax cuts.

The bulk of the tax cut goes to those who pay most of the taxes: middle-income taxpayers. Nearly three-fourths of its benefits go to taxpayers earning less than $50,000. In fact, these taxpayers now pay a smaller percentage of total income taxes than they did in 1980; and those earning more than $50,000 pay a larger percentage of total income taxes than they did in 1980.

Mitt Romney’s plan will raise taxes on everyone who is making less then $10 million a year, and then cut taxes for those making $10 million and above… Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan do not care one iota about you! The don’t care about your children either. Or their children…. All Mitt Romney cares about is not paying taxes himself… That is why he won’t turn over his tax forms… He didn’t pay taxes at all the past ten years!!!!!!!!!   The Republican Party has finally divorced the middle class and is now shacked up with billionaires… Just curious, is that what you signed up for when you became a Republican?

The Republican you are looking for is Gary Johnson… Unfortunately his emphasis on Reagan Republicanism did not bode well with the billionaires who control the GOP from top to bottom and Gary, is instead now after the Iowa primary,  running on the Libertarian ticket after being shoved aside. blackballed by the corporate media in the first primaries of this election cycle….Gary Johnson IS the Ronald Reagan ticket… If you are middle class; Gary Johnson is your Republican. If you are a student; Gary Johnson is your Republican; If you are a Christian, either protestant or catholic, Gary Johnson is your Republican…. Just looking at Gary Johnson makes Romney/Ryan to appear like Thurston Howe and Gilligan….

Most of you are Republican because at one point, it represented middle class values… Well, it doesn’t anymore… Not since Grover Norquist took over. It represents only the very top echelon of existence. Today, there are only two candidates running who represent the middle class. That is Obama and Gary Johnson.. If you can’t bring yourself to vote another term for Obama, then it is time to make Gary Johnson your Republican…..

In a national poll, Obama was at 45%, Gary Johnson was at 24%, and Mitt Romney just slipped ahead of Gary at 27%…. People everywhere are fed up with Romney/Ryan spoon feeding triple digit billionaires. The middle class is hurting, it needs a champion….

Meet Gary Johnson.

As Libertarians, we seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals are sovereign over their
own lives and no one is forced to sacrifice his or her values for the benefit of others.

We believe that respect for individual rights is the essential precondition for a free and prosperous
world, that force and fraud must be banished from human relationships, and that only through
freedom can peace and prosperity be realized.

Consequently, we defend each person’s right to engage in any activity that is peaceful and honest,
and welcome the diversity that freedom brings. The world we seek to build is one where individuals
are free to follow their own dreams in their own ways, without interference from government or any
authoritarian power.

Now compare that to Ronald Reagan’s Republican Party of 1984!

The Republican Party’s vision of America’s future, the heart of our 1984 Platform, begins with a basic premise:

From freedom comes opportunity; from opportunity comes growth; from growth comes progress.

This is not some abstract formula. It is the vibrant, beating heart of the American experience. No matter how complex our problems, no matter how difficult our tasks, it is freedom that inspires and guides the American Dream.

If everything depends on freedom—and it does—then securing freedom, at home and around the world, is one of the most important endeavors a free people can undertake.

Gary Johnson is indeed the new Ronald Reagan… Not that impostor always followed by a gaggle of stiff white shirts, not that impostor, who was placed there by millions of dollars that no long flow through middle class hands…

Doesn’t this sound just like Ronald Reagan?….

We hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, and have
the right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the
equal right of others to live in whatever manner they choose.

Let me tell you about Gary Johnson. As governor of New Mexico, he cut taxes 14 times… Romney raised them $700 million. Gary Johnson vetoed legislation 750 times. Romney vetoed 800 times… Gary Johnson’s vetos all held… Romneys all got passed over him, often unanimously.

With the addition of Paul Ryan as second in command, it is clear that the Republican party has decided to abandon middle class voters and begin pandering to special interests… For one that is more fun for Romney, who is physically uncomfortable when standing next to anyone worth less than $100 million. For two, he is in it only for the money. Middle class voters have none of that now…

Reagan Republicans should consider Gary Johnson. He eliminated New Mexico’s budget deficit, cut the rate of growth in state government in half. He is more representative of Tea Party ideals than tea leaves themselves.

Still not a Republican enough for you? Tell me who else do you know with this list of accomplishments? (I took the liberty of highlighting some that are certainly Reaganisque.)

Left office with New Mexico as one of the only four states in the country with a balanced budget


Left New Mexico with a budget surplus

Used Line Item Veto thousands of times to trim the budget

Vetoed 750 bills during his time in office; more than all other governors combined

Cut over 1,200 government jobs without firing anyone

Created more than 20,000 new jobs

First New Mexico Governor to challenge education status quo and propose statewide voucher program

Restored State General Fund reserves to more than $222 million from a low of $28.1 million

Limited annual state budget growth to 5.0% during eight years in office

Cut taxes 14 times while never raising them—a first for New Mexico

Vetoed 32% of the total number of bills submitted for his signature

Ok, Republicans…. you have three choices… One, you can sit out the election and not vote for an impostor….. Two, you swallow your pride and vote for Obama…. And three, you can vote for Gary Johnson….

This is going to my hard core Republican friends. Why are you still supporting Romney?

1) You know he is not going to win.
2) You know as the election heats up, his Bain Capital experience will make Republicans untouchable for decades.
3) You can’t pin down where Romney stands on anything.
4) He tied his dog to a car.
5) He stands with black people and says “Who let the dogs out, woof, woof.”

Most of you are telling me, “I certainly can’t vote for Obama. I guess I’m not voting for President this time.”

Let’s say, just for argument sakes there was a presidential candidate out there who says to have good government you need: …………………

1. Become reality driven. Don’t kid yourself or others.
Find out what’s what and base your decisions and actions
on that.

2. Always be honest and tell the truth. It’s extremely
difficult to do any damage to anybody when you are
willing to tell the truth–regardless of the
consequences.

3. Always do what’s right and fair. Remember, the more
you actually accomplish, the louder your critics become.
You’ve got to learn to ignore your critics. You’ve got to
continue to do what you think is right. You’ve got to
maintain your integrity.

4. Determine your goal, develop a plan to reach that
goal, and then act. Don’t procrastinate.

5. Make sure everybody who ought to know what you’re
doing knows what you’re doing. Communicate.

6. Don’t hesitate to deliver bad news. There is always
time to salvage things. There is always time to fix
things. Henry Kissinger said that anything that can be
revealed eventually should be revealed immediately.

7. Last, be willing to do whatever it takes to get your
job done. If you’ve got a job that you don’t love enough
to do what it takes to get your job done, then quit and
get one that you do love, and then make a difference.

Honesty. Integrity. Principal.

Sounds good so far. Let us say just for argument, he had chief executive experience. Let us say just or argument that he once ran a state, one of the fifty in this union. Let us say while governor, this is what he did…..

During his tenure, New Mexico experienced the longest period without a tax-increase in the state’s entire history.

1) He cut the rate of government growth in half,

2) Left the New Mexico state government with a budget surplus and 1000 fewer employees (without firing anyone),

3) Privatized half of the prisons in the state,

4) Brought a state-wide school voucher system to New Mexico.

5) Vetoed 750 bills (more than all the vetoes of the other 49 Governors in the country at that time, combined) with only 2 overrides, earning him the nickname Gary “Veto” Johnson.

6) In 1999, Johnson became the highest-ranking elected official in the United States to advocate the legalization of drugs.

7) Shifted Medicaid to managed care.

ISN’T THAT WHAT YOU WANT? ISN’T THAT WHAT WE NEED?

Can you not think of a better way to show your lack of enthusiasm over a wealthy capitalist buying his way to the top of your ticket, by voting for someone who has character, who does what you’ve always wanted, a doer, not a talker?

And to think…. you were simply just going to throw your vote away.

His name is Gary Johnson. He is the new party’s candidate for President.

Remember Republicans. It is your values that are important. If your party has given up and moved on from your values, don’t think you have to be loyal to the word…. “Republican”… What you have to be loyal too, is yourself. Always. Never lie to yourself.

You don’t need to waste your vote on Romney. You probably need to find more about this guy, Gary Johnson, and then throw your support behind him.

Don’t worry it is not one of the two parties on whose ticket he is running. Remember, at one point in time, the Republican Party was a once a third party too. One that went mainstream because of its core values, its principles resonated with everyday American People.

I’m borrowing this line quoted on Steve’s Blog: Delaware Libertarian to support my claim, that Republicans are no longer the viable force in politics people think..

This statement says it all….

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, has more political executive experience than Mitt Romney, a one-term governor, and Sarah Palin, a half-term governor, combined.

I need to add nothing more. If you are a Republican disgusted with where your party has gone, embarrassing you over women’s bodies, making you blush with statements that counter evolution, made you vomit with disbelief over claims that global warming is a hoax,… then this is the party for you… This is why you became a Republican in the first place. Not to co-mingle with nuts…

Check Gary out. Hell, he’s one of our most successful governors, and at least in New Mexico, he did it as a full fledged Republican…

This is your answer, Republicans. This is where you need to send your financial support… Read and Rejoice…

From his speech today.

1)  People in his home state wave at him with all five fingers, not just one.

2)  He climbed Mt Everest with a broken leg.

3)  He vetoed more legislation than all 49 governors combined.

4)  Talks of gun rights and gay rights in the same sentence.

5)  Says “make no bones about it”   Odd idiomatic expression.

6)  Ron Paul’s support group, will vote for Johnson.

7)  Did NPR interview yesterday.

8)  Would die before voting for Mitt Romney or Barack Obama.

 

 

 

With a tip of the hat to Steve Newton, our resident Libertarian,  the Libertarian Party will be running Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico, and Judge Jim Gray.

This changes dynamics.   Just one single plank of the platform, that of legalizing marijuana, will put him with enough support to cause a three way debate.

As Steve speculates, that exposure could create another Perot type win where enough dissatisfied Americans choose to support a third candidate  throwing every prediction up in the air.

There is another factor.

Governors are well liked.

Gary Johnson is likable, something Perot wasn’t.

So, the newest likable index was published today.

Obama.  60%

Johnson  40%

Romney  -6,000,000% (negative)