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  1. Zugzwang
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    28 Oct '16 02:12
    I have come across some Americans who support Gary Johnson.

    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/27/gary-johnson-tax-policy-evan-mcmullin-utah

    "Gary Johnson Erupts When Asked About His Tax Policy and the Success of His Rival"

    Why do any educated American voters support Gary Johnson (Libertarian) for President?
    As far as I can tell, the primary reason is because he's a white man
    (take that, Jill Stein!) who's not Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.

    Apart from not being known to have sexually assaulted any women,
    why would Gary Johnson be any better than Donald Trump?

    1) Gary Johnson's extremely ignorant about foreign policy, not being able to
    recognize the name 'Aleppo' or able to name even one national leader outside the USA.

    2) Gary Johnson quickly lied in denying that he's ignorant about foreign policy.
    My impression is that he's ready to lie whenever it seems expedient.

    3) Gary Johnson's 'economic plan' is lunacy and even he concedes
    that it's extremely politically unrealistic.

    4) By 'erupting' in the face of uncomfortable questions, Gary Johnson
    has shown that he's also temperamentally unsuited to be the US President.
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    28 Oct '16 02:22
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    I have come across some Americans who support Gary Johnson.

    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/27/gary-johnson-tax-policy-evan-mcmullin-utah

    "Gary Johnson Erupts When Asked About His Tax Policy and the Success of His Rival"

    Why do any educated American voters support Gary Johnson (Libertarian) for President?
    As far as I can tell, the pri ...[text shortened]... estions, Gary Johnson
    has shown that he's also temperamentally unsuited to be the US President.
    he's a stoner and not that bright
    not worth taking seriously
  3. Standard memberSleepyguy
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    28 Oct '16 03:59
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    I have come across some Americans who support Gary Johnson.

    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/27/gary-johnson-tax-policy-evan-mcmullin-utah

    "Gary Johnson Erupts When Asked About His Tax Policy and the Success of His Rival"

    Why do any educated American voters support Gary Johnson (Libertarian) for President?
    As far as I can tell, the pri ...[text shortened]... estions, Gary Johnson
    has shown that he's also temperamentally unsuited to be the US President.
    No one running is suited to be president.
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    28 Oct '16 04:21
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    I have come across some Americans who support Gary Johnson.

    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/27/gary-johnson-tax-policy-evan-mcmullin-utah

    "Gary Johnson Erupts When Asked About His Tax Policy and the Success of His Rival"

    Why do any educated American voters support Gary Johnson (Libertarian) for President?
    As far as I can tell, the pri ...[text shortened]... estions, Gary Johnson
    has shown that he's also temperamentally unsuited to be the US President.
    Indeed. Gary is not well versed on placed like Syria, Libya, and Iraq as Hillary and Obama are.

    Ok Hillary, when will the no fly zone go into effect for Syria? I can hardly wait. She is pure genius.
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    28 Oct '16 06:141 edit
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    I have come across some Americans who support Gary Johnson.

    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/27/gary-johnson-tax-policy-evan-mcmullin-utah

    "Gary Johnson Erupts When Asked About His Tax Policy and the Success of His Rival"

    Why do any educated American voters support Gary Johnson (Libertarian) for President?
    As far as I can tell, the pri ...[text shortened]... estions, Gary Johnson
    has shown that he's also temperamentally unsuited to be the US President.
    As far as I can tell, the primary reason is because he's a white man
    (take that, Jill Stein!) who's not Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.

    Yes, we have to be ever mindful that the white man is evil, and must be viewed with suspicion! 😠
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    28 Oct '16 13:19
    Originally posted by mchill
    As far as I can tell, the primary reason is because he's a white man
    (take that, Jill Stein!) who's not Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.

    Yes, we have to be ever mindful that the white man is evil, and must be viewed with suspicion! 😠
    Other than that we are not so bad. 😕
  8. SubscriberSuzianne
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    28 Oct '16 20:11
    Originally posted by lemondrop
    he's a stoner and not that bright
    not worth taking seriously
    No, the reason he's not worth taking seriously is that he is a Libertarian.

    Take a look at their platform.
  9. SubscriberSuzianne
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    28 Oct '16 20:15
    Originally posted by mchill
    As far as I can tell, the primary reason is because he's a white man
    (take that, Jill Stein!) who's not Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.

    Yes, we have to be ever mindful that the white man is evil, and must be viewed with suspicion! 😠
    You have that stick by the wrong end.

    What she is saying is that a majority of those who might vote for him are doing so because he is a white man. It's not that "the white man is evil, and must be viewed with suspicion", it's that those voting for him view everyone *else* (other than white men) with suspicion.
  10. Zugzwang
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    28 Oct '16 20:322 edits
    Originally posted by Suzianne to Mchill
    You have that stick by the wrong end.

    What she is saying is that a majority of those who might vote for him are doing so because he is a white man. It's not that "the white man is evil, and must be viewed with suspicion", it's that those voting for him view everyone *else* (other than white men) with suspicion.
    Mchill's a racist troll, who likes to pop up in threads and accuse me of hating all white men.
    He's already made that false accusation many times, and I expect him to keep doing so.
    Mchill fits in with other trolls who like to whine about how white men must be the most oppressed group in the USA.

    I mentioned the fact that Gary Johnson's a white man in part to explain his appeal in contrast to Jill Stein's.
    According to the surveys that I read, Gary Johnson's much more popular than Jill Stein,
    who seems much more intelligent and knowledgeable. I suspect that the difference in popularity
    may be explained by Gary Johnson being a white man and Jill Stein being a white woman.
    But wouldn't women be more likely to vote for Jill Stein than for Gary Johnson?
    Yes, but most women *already* have decided to vote for Hillary Clinton, so Jill Stein
    should not expect to get many votes from women.

    Given their long record of success (every US President except Barack Obama has been
    a white man, and even he's a half-white man), it should be obvious that being a white man
    is no disadvantage when it comes to pursuing the White House.
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