“What is Aleppo?” You can’t make this stuff up. This morning, Gov. Gary Johnson, faux libertarian, candidate demonstrates his amazing knowledge of foreign policy on “Morning Joe.”
And, this display of stunning ignorance is particularly galling when you consider that Gov. Johnson, sounding like a liberal talking about taxes, is on the record as saying that the United States has an obligation to take our “fair share” of Syrian refugees without specifying a number.
Also notice that he says we need to “join hands with Russia” to solve the problems in Syria. Seriously? Does he really think Russia has any interest in solving the problem? Assad is his client, his pal. So, not only doesn’t Gov. Johnson know the geography, he really doesn’t understand the players or the issue at all.
The reason that I call him a “faux libertarian” is for his many statements of support for positions that are not the least bit libertarian. As you heard on last week’s edition of The Teri O’Brien Show, he freaks out when anyone uses the accurate characterization “illegal immigrant,” demanding the people use the term “undocumented” because the accurate term is “incendiary.” Appeasing leftist speech police, pandering to those who demand we all adopt their politically-correct pap, and self-censoring ourselves to avoid speaking the truth is not libertarian.
He supports government-mandated vaccination, and whether you agree with that or not, it’s not libertarian.
He flip flopped on climate change, first saying he supported it, then when someone who wasn’t high pointed out that supporting a big government bureaucracy and the imposition of huge taxes is not exactly libertarian, said he didn’t.
Despite his frequent chest pounding about balancing the budget while he was governor, he was a fiscal disaster for New Mexico. “Johnson inherited a debt of $1.8 billion and left a debt of $4.6 billion.” (Read the whole piece “Never Gary Johnson’: He’s Not Conservative and Not Even All That Libertarian.”)
He has endorsed the Marxist, George Soros supported “Black Lives Matter” fraud, which is perfect because he is also a fraud. And, as we see here, he is also an imbecile.
If you cannot bring yourself to vote for Donald Trump, either for principled reasons or for silly, ego-driven (yes, I’m looking at you Erick “more chins than a Chinese phonebook” Erickson), or financial reasons (Bill Kristol, et.al), that is between you and God, but at least don’t kid yourself that if you vote for this clown you are voting for an actual libertarian.