Thursday, October 4, 2012

Gary Johnson’s Bland Statement on the Debate

The Gary Johnson campaign issued the following statement last night following the debate:
We didn’t see a debate tonight. We saw two slightly differing versions of defending the Republican and Democrat status quo that has given us war after war after war, a $16 trillion debt, and a government that is the answer to everything.

Nowhere was there a real plan for reducing government, balancing the budget any time in the foreseeable future, or a path that will actually put Americans back to work.

We heard two politicians arguing over which of their plans for government-run health care is less bad. We heard fantasies about balancing the budget while not reducing Medicare costs.

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are nibbling around the edges of the nation’s problems. We don’t have time to nibble — we need to devour them.

Americans deserve real debates and a voice who will actually tell the truth about what it will take to put this great nation back on track.
Jeez, where's the fire in the belly? Romney and Obama want to increases taxes and increase regulations and meddle in foreign affairs and this is all Johnson can come out with for a statement? Where's the outrage over losses of liberty across the board? How about something like "Give me liberty or give me death"? Johnson's statement sounds like it was written by a technocrat, who wouldn't able to sell water at a house fire.


  1. Would one sell water at a house fire or throw it on the fire?

  2. Wow! Gary Johnson is not Patrick Henry therefore he sucks at life...

    I guess I missed that time when Ron Paul released a statement that said "Give me liberty or give me death." What a liberty-hating loser that guy must be...

  3. What's the point of running third party if you don't get all riled up and speak with conviction.

  4. I don't think that statement was so bad....I mean, I didn't really have any expectations of one anyway.

    The truth that we have one mongrel dog party that masquerades as two. The elites give us our two choices every four years and 99% of the country falls for that shit.

    Johnson is correct. Both of these people are statists. Our national debt is enormous and mathematically speaking- there is no cure. For Romney or Ryan to tell us that somehow we can magically pay 100 trillion + in liabilities by creating a few million jobs and removing deductions is bullshit.

    But many people will believe it.

  5. I have to agree. As a third party candidate, Johnson is off everybody's the radar screen. He isn't going to be noticed simply being polite and dignified in his criticism of the "Republican and Democratic status quo."Because of his own story of being blackballed by the Republican establishment in the Republican primary debates, Johnson's tone should if anything be full of contempt and scorn, and he should be fully indicting Romney and Obama in every sentence about the con job they are trying to pull.

    Watching that spectacle last night, it was so clear Romney or Obama differ very little from each other. That is why these things always boil down to a discussion of who put on a better theatrical performance. Last night, because he had his etch-a-sketch working full blast, Romney won his debate with Obama. It didn't matter that he admitted that he wasn't really going to cut taxes, that supported in principal Obamacare and much of the regulations Obama put in place, that he talks about "smaller gov't" and cutting the deficit, but repeatedly called for a massive 2+ trillion military buildup.

  6. I disagree with you on this one. This seems like a pretty strong statement to me, similar to something I'd expect Ron Paul to say.

  7. This is no more bland than anything Ron Paul ever said on the campaign trail. Sure, Ron had somewhat radical ideas, but he would always refrain from attacking anyone else.

  8. I thought it was a pretty good statement personally. Especially after I watched the debate. That was pretty much a sum up of what they did. Spot on.