Libertarian Nomination Thread

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  1. KingRoach

    KingRoach Well-Known Member

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    In a utopian paradise you would be correct. Unfortunately we live in the real world. As I alluded to in my post above there are more corrupt churches than honest ones. Many televangelists here in the United States are snake oil salesman only looking after their own good.

    I'm sure we aren't the only country that has corrupt religious organizations. Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. Nothing is more powerful than convincing someone that thei afterlife is in your hands. Religion isn't bad but the love of religion is the root of all evil.
     
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  4. joe

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    Get upset much?


    Only big bloviator here is your boy Big Boner.

    Amusingly, a story carried by a lefty "Russian commie pinko" news agency cites a report showing poor righties in a positive light vs. wealthy lefties and you (missing the irony) go full moonbat crazy off the deep end, kneejerk-style.
     
  5. Hobbes3259

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    like CNN here. Gi es the 4th grade version of current events...


    Oooh, beyoncee...squeel
     
  6. Ralebird

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    No, Joe, it doesn't. You've missed a whole lot more than irony here, Joe. You've missed the fact that the premise is patently false. Try reading past a headline for once in your life. That headline is totally unsupported by the data compiled. But that doesn't stop you from hanging your hat on it; after all, you read it on the internet, right?

     
  7. Hobbes3259

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    Lol. No wonder we're both douchebags.

    I'm lucky like most men dream about.

    She's 40. 5'6 blonde/blue

    Aced math portion of the SATs, became...(lol) a HS Science teacher, at age 25.

    Quit...

    Then become an atty.

    Drives my ex wife nuts.
     
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  8. Dierking

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    Hobbes, punching over his weight class.

    I'm reminded of that classic picture of Philly Stacks sitting on his girlfriend's lap. Anyone got that archived?
     
  9. joe

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    For once in you life.....

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  11. ChrebetCrunch

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    How much better is Gary Johnson and Bill Weld looking right now? I just can't get behind Trump. Hillary is not even an option.
     
  12. Yisman

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    I'll be voting third party, probably Libertarian.
     
  13. Royal Tee

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    If you think about it...Bernie is the closest.

    While fox and all the dumbfuks want you to think he's gonna tax tax tax and make you pay pay pay...truth is...it's a relocation of what you already pay in taxes in order to get more for the people.
    iow... being conservative !! :eek: OH MY Lort! SOCIALISM COMMUNIST!!!

    If anyone doesn't understand that it's because they don't want to..
     
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  14. NotSatoshiNakamoto

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    My vote is almost certainly going to be Gary Johnson at this point.
     
  15. Barry the Baptist

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    I went to the Libertarian Debate in Vegas and I am 100% on board with Johnson, I don't agree with everything he believes in or stands for but I align more with his platform than anybody else. I'd say there are some more things of his most Americans would agree with then not and he's not an asshole or a criminal.
     
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    SAdly the one year where there is a perfect storm for a new party arise. America settles for it's new presidential sitcom. I am either writing in Bernie or voting Libertarian
     
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  17. Br4d

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    For a new party to rise in the American system one of the two old parties needs to die.

    We've had new parties arise almost continuously in the 2000's but as long as the GOP and the Dems are around the money will go to them and no new party will get off the ground and stay there.

    2000 the Greens. 2008 the Working Families Party. 2012 the Tea Party. For any of those to have become a driving dominant force in American politics one of the two heavyweights would have had to go down for the count. It's not a Parliamentary system where a party can stick around at the 15% threshold for generations until it's moment arises.

    The Libertarians aren't going to suddenly become a strong party unless the GOP goes under.
     
  18. NotSatoshiNakamoto

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    Or maybe if everyone who was disgusted with the two main options and thought a third party vote was a waste would just go cast their vote anyway.

    We are getting close to 50% independent voters in this country. I can't imagine either candidate is particularly appealing to many who aren't voting the party line.
     
  19. Br4d

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    It's the money. You can't make a political party relevant without a huge amount of money at many different levels of the political system.

    Gary Johnson may get 13-14% of the vote this fall but the Libertarians will not benefit much from that because they won't take many, if any offices at the local, state and federal levels during the election. It takes a huge operation to get candidates on the ballot with the resources to actually make an impact at the ballot box in November. So a candidate who is a Libertarian but who has the option of running as a Republican will usually take that route because of the increased resources made available by running under the GOP banner.

    The answer in NY for years for the Liberal Party was to endorse the Democratic candidate for an office and then hope people chose the Liberal party line to vote for the candidate on the ballot. It took 5% of the votes being cast under the Liberal Party line for them to stay on the ballot election after election. There was never a chance for them to do that with their own candidate so they used the Democratic candidates to try to keep the party alive, if not viable.
     

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