Monday, June 11, 2012

Gary Johnson - Be Libertarian With Me

For those on the left who are disappointed about locking up black people for sitting on weed, blowing up brown people for sitting on oil, keeping Gitmo open, using drones, using warrantless wiretaps, and all the things that Bush did, plus some....

For those on the right who are disappointed about a nominee who was the John The Baptist for ObamaCare, who is weak on the 2nd Amendment, and whose judicial appointments included plenty of Democrats....

Check this out....It'll eat up around two minutes of your life, but it is time well spent.



Look at it this way.  If you are a Texan, who did you vote for in 2008 - Obama or McCain?  If you voted for McCain, your vote was "wasted".  Obama won it.  He's president.  You might as well have stayed home.  If you voted for Obama, your vote was "wasted".  McCain easily carried Texas.  You might as well have stayed home. 

The point of voting isn't to choose the winner and win a bet with yourself.  It's not about how good you feel when you leave the booth. 
It's about sending a message.  Sending a signal.  Come be Libertarian with us !! 

If you don't like the way you feel afterwards, you can always go back to tyranny, and support those who are sending us into a downward spiral with Greece. 

Come be Libertarian with us !!!

3 comments:

Harper said...

Look at it this way. If you are a Texan, who did you vote for in 2008 - Obama or McCain? If you voted for McCain, your vote was "wasted". Obama won it. He's president. You might as well have stayed home. If you voted for Obama, your vote was "wasted". McCain easily carried Texas. You might as well have stayed home.

And if you voted for Bob Barr? Why wasn't your vote just as "wasted"? How is voting for someone with no chance in hell of winning better than voting for someone who does have a chance, and is likely to do less damage than his competitor?

How I feel after voting isn't near as important to me as how I feel about my bank account, tax bill, job security and health care during the electee's term in office.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Harper, Harper, Harper....

I don't think my vote for Barr was wasted. I just didn't win. I sent a message.
Funny you should bring up healthcare. If you aren't going to vote for Johnson, are you going to vote for the John The Baptist of Obamacare, or are you going to vote for the real thing?

Prior to Obama, the worst possible government spending combo was Republican Congress with a Republican president. And this helps your bank account and tax bill how??

Unless you really do support the current mess made by the parties of the Obamneys, the only wasted vote is for the status quo.

CenTexTim said...

Oh boy, here we go again.

If you send a message with your vote and no one hears it, what's the point? (If a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it...)

Contrast that with the Tea Party's message in the 2010 elections. Whether or not you agree with them, their message came through loud and clear. The repercussions are echoing in the current races.

Even Ron Paul's message is starting to resonate with people - and he's running as a republican.

In our current system the deck is so stacked against third parties that there is virtually no chance of getting their presidential candidate elected, regardless of how good his or her policies might be.

If you can't breach the wall, sneak in through the gate.