Tuesday, May 31, 2016


...about the Libertarians' nomination of Gary Johnson for President and why rightbloggers find him an unacceptable Trump substitute. About the closest thing to a Johnson endorsement I've seen among the brethren comes from Aaron Goldstein at the American Spectator, and it's not all that close: After revealing that he once attended a Tea Party rally at which Johnson spoke but "didn’t really hear his remarks because I was busy speaking with Tea Party activists and being interviewed" -- wonderful life he lives -- Goldstein says he's "willing to consider voting for him in November" cuz Trump Hillary yuk. However:
While I have some sympathy for the libertarian point of view, I think they are generally naive on foreign policy. They can talk military non-intervention and the elimination of foreign aid all they want. They can’t wish away the United States’ position in the world.

With this in mind, I can only hope that Johnson has some degree of pragmatism and realism in his thinking. Specifically, I have questions particularly where it concerns the Iran nuclear deal...
Yeah, you get it: Goldstein's like a guy who says he's okay with gay marriage but do they have hold hands where his kids can see them etc. I've said a lot of mean things about libertarians in the past, but I must admit this Johnson thing is really distinguishing them from the conservatarian phonies at least.

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