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Wait what's the difference between libertarians and socialists again? I thought they were at least 70% the same.




I mean, I can understand how people who wanted Bernie to raise the federal budget by 50% would want to elect Johnson and have him cut the budget by 50%. The 50% is the important part, not the direction.
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Wait what's the difference between libertarians and socialists again? I thought they were at least 70% the same.




I mean, I can understand how people who wanted Bernie to raise the federal budget by 50% would want to elect Johnson and have him cut the budget by 50%. The 50% is the important part, not the direction.

 

Have you taken the "I Stand With" test?  Only a small portion of it deals directly with economic issues.  There's nothing, for example about either monetary policy or TBTF bailouts.  So if you break down the quiz as roughly 1/3 foreign policy, 1/3 social issues and 1/3 economic issues, Johnson and Sanders are going to match up pretty well on the first two.  There's 66% agreement right there.

 

My own score: Johnson 87, Trump 80, Stein 59, Sanders 51, Clinton 31.  Of course I dismiss the Trump and Clinton scores as the former has no clue what he's saying at any time, and the latter knows everything she says is a lie.

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Wait what's the difference between libertarians and socialists again? I thought they were at least 70% the same.




I mean, I can understand how people who wanted Bernie to raise the federal budget by 50% would want to elect Johnson and have him cut the budget by 50%. The 50% is the important part, not the direction.



I'm sure the reason he has such a high match is they are opposed to foreign intervention, pot, and some social issues.  I'm also willing to bet the questions about "financial markets are rigged: agree or disagree" they both agreed, etc.

An important thing to remember is Johnson isn't a TrueLibertarian™.  He really is much more of a Republican that is pro-pot and gay marriage.

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My own score: Johnson 87, Trump 80, Stein 59, Sanders 51, Clinton 31.  Of course I dismiss the Trump and Clinton scores as the former has no clue what he's saying at any time, and the latter knows everything she says is a lie.

 

I scored Johnson 92, Trump 68, Sanders 44, Stein 41, Clinton 30.  I actually took it back when Rand was in the race and he was 93.

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I was anti statist for yo daddies were born gtfo.noknoknok

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I was anti statist for yo daddies were born gtfo.noknoknok

My father was born in 1903. True story.
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My father was born in 1903. True story.

But that's in Canadian years, no?
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But that's in Canadian years, no?

Chinese calendar actually.
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My father was born in 1903. True story.

 

Damn, you're old.

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But that's in Canadian years, no?

 

Little known fact, the Canadians left the British Empire over the Gregorian Calendar.

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Damn, you're old.

My father was just proof men can have kids at pretty much any point in life.
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My father was born in 1903. True story.

 

WTF?  My "younger" grandmother was born in 1924.  The older one (RIP) was born in 1911

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An important thing to remember is Johnson isn't a TrueLibertarian™.  He really is much more of a Republican that is pro-pot and gay marriage.

 

Hillary was a Goldwater Girl ("I liked Senator Goldwater because he was a rugged individualist who swam against the political tide.") and her foreign policy is arguably more hawkish than George W. Bush's.

Trump has been registered Democrat for a good part of his life, briefly ran for president in the Reform Party, and is a populist protectionist.

Johnson was elected governor and ran for president as a Republican.

 

Stein was a Democrat until the Democrat-controlled Massachusetts legislature repealed a Clean Elections Law she'd worked on.

 

Party purity is not the watchword for 2016.

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My father was just proof men can have kids at pretty much any point in life.

 

My father and my daughter were born 99 years apart (he in 1917, she in March).

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You're fucking stupid.  First of all, commenters on Reason.com refer to him as GayJay all the time, and I don't need to check Johnson's website because I'm a supporter of his.  In fact, I'm solidly libertarian and have been supporting him since he ran as a Republican in 2012.  The only one on this board is more anti-statist than me is probably Harvy, who is much more of an an-cap.

I'm just frustrated by his lackluster and embarrassing campaign.  First he and Weld had nothing but good things to say about Hillary.  Now he's trying to highlight how he's like Bernie.  I understand strategically why he is doing this, but as a libertarian, it is frustrating as hell.

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