Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by seabag
The object of a race is to win. Honestly, why would the GOP do anything to hurt their own chances?
I'd expect the same thing from the DNC if the Green Party were running a serious candidate.
Originally posted by Kali74
As outrageous as it is, maybe we can look at it as a good sign. It is much how I look at the over reaction, hype, infiltration, demonizing of the Occupy movement... they are scared ****less. Johnson (who has my vote even though he is more conservative than I like, he's more Libertarian than the entire GOP/Dem party's combined), has zero chance of winning, yet 'they' act as if both are a grave threat.
Originally posted by seabag
Yet another obvious attempt by the GOP to silence conservatives!! With Ron Paul successfully shut out of the race, the GOP is now aiming at its next target – Gary Johnson.
In recent weeks, with the full support and legal assistance of the Republican Party, Johnson’s ballot status has been challenged in Michigan, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, Iowa and now Ohio.
Ron Nielson, senior advisor to Gov. Johnson, said in a statement released Friday, “The national Republican Party may not want to publicly acknowledge the presence of a true fiscal conservative in this race, but they are certainly taking Gov. Johnson seriously enough to engage in a concerted campaign to get his name off ballots in key states before voters even get a chance to vote.
“In states across the nation, Republican operatives, lawyers, and in some cases, elected officials, are filing frivolous challenges to Governor Johnson’s ballot status. They know that even if their challenges fail, fending them off is a drain on our resources and a distraction from the real issues in this campaign. We don’t have hundreds of millions of dollars to throw around, nor do we have the Republicans’ endless supply of lawyers.
“We have dealt with many challenges in this campaign from the major parties, who clearly don’t want voters to have a viable third option in this election, but this attack on voting rights and democracy is over the top.
This is just more proof that the GOP seeks to marginalize conservatives. This attack against Johnson seems more like a Chicago-style election stunt Obama would pull rather than something from the GOP. I’ve never been so disappointed in the party I once called my own.
What say you, Johnson supporters? Where is the outrage?
Originally posted by Kali74
I think the GOP is beginning to realize, even though they won't back-step an inch, that they are losing true Conservatives and that a notable amount of votes for Johnson may cause people to go "hmm" for a second and may rethink some things next election
I agree. The tea party and occupy movements were both different sides of the same coin. One side advocated that government was the problem. The other side advocated that corporation influence on government was the problem. Both are right and are basically on the same side. Our system is entirely corrupt, and the system is designed to allow that corruption to work unseen within. Until we become united in understanding that different people see the problem from different angles, but it is indeed the same problem, we will be able to fix this mess.