This Level of Denial

Gary1What could account for the following 180 degree change of course?  Honest question.

In 2012, just before the disastrous re-election of the worst President in the history of the United States, there was fretting by the author (Karen) of the excellent conservative website, the Lonely Conservative, about libertarians voting for Gary Johnson and denying Mitt Romney victory:

“Just saw on twitter that Gary Johnson could be the spoiler in Florida. Screw you libertarians for voting to allow the ruin of our republic.”

Strange how things change.  Here she is now:

“On both sides you hear that if you vote third party you are giving away your vote to the other side.”

Wait, you said that in 2012, Karen.  What changed?  Here she is promoting the “Balanced Rebellion” push to get people to vote for Gary Johnson. This time.

“I’m on board. And just for the record, I wouldn’t normally vote for Gary Johnson because there are a few issues I don’t agree with him on, and was hoping the Libertarians had nominated someone else. But they didn’t, and this isn’t a normal year. I agree with him on enough of the big issues, and in my opinion he’s better than Trump or Clinton.”

Wow.  So what’s different?  “It’s not a normal year.”  Well, it’s hard to argue with that.  Again, what’s changed?  The Democrat option hasn’t got ANY better.  Gary Johnson hasn’t really changed, as Karen concedes.  Did the poles of the Earth swap again while I wasn’t looking?

It seems to me that the only difference now is the candidate that Gary Johnson would be cheating out of a victory is Trump rather than Romney.  Strange how it matters that much this time.  They’re both businessmen and citizen candidates.  Trump is rather more successful, I guess, and more of a scrapper, which is what I thought we were looking for.

But all the initial reservations have been shown to be false.  Is Trump just a stealth shill for Hillary?  That’s now been shown to be ludicrous.  Is he a fake conservative?  Also debunked as proved by his strong and dearly defended platform.  Is he a chronic liar, particularly in comparison to Hillary?  Puh-lease!  Even Bill Kristol now admits that Trump is in a strong position after his Mexico trip.

I think we have to chalk this one up to irrational bowel syndrome.  And no offense to sufferers of IBS.  And I don’t mean to single out poor Karen.  The number of conservatives with irreconcilable cold feet is large.  Can people flip-flop and keep their integrity?  Of course, but if they switch to an objectively weaker position, then they got some ‘splaining to do.  Especially if the switch involves debunking their own positions from 4 years ago.


About GruntOfMonteCristo

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11 Responses to This Level of Denial

  1. LL says:

    Gary Johnson is a weenie. He’s a tepid fool and much of his funding is stealth from the Clintonians in the hope of weakening Trump. The Libertarians need to bring their GAME if they want to be taken seriously. Johnson, the dope smoker…no, not Game.

    • There’s some talk that he’s taking the Bernistas, and would therefore hurt Hillary more, but I don’t see him as harmless – or beneficial – to us. He’s a spoiler and a threat. End o’ story.

  2. Zilla says:

    I don’t understand how losing to the democrats is acceptable now when it wasn’t four years ago while we are in so much worse shape and in greater danger from leftism now. How on earth is invadercoddling BLM supporting Johnson better than Trump? Is it the ridiculous “temperament” thing? Cuz Gary Johnson flips out and screams at interviewers, especially if they use the word “illegal” instead of the preferred leftist word “undocumented” in reference to foreign invaders who are here illegally. I just saw him yell at Tucker Carson because Tucker mentioned Johnson’s support for the gorebull warming hoax and carbon tax. What policies of Gary Johnson are better than Trump’s, or are so great that it is worth it to see Hillary Clinton in the White House? WTF?

  3. Brig says:

    So why exactly should we give a damn who a “lonely conservative” thinks should be president? I know a few people that “think” the same, between them and the vagina voters, I seriously wonder about our country.

    • You got me, Brig. But just like Karen sent some wrath toward Johnson voters in 2012, I think we owe those folks some wrath today. To retake this country, we need every damn one of the conservative-leaning people we have. Those idiot hold-outs are killing us.

  4. barnslayer says:

    Gary Johnson? You mean this pathetic pothead hippie?

  5. Zilla says:

    I linked this in a new post at my place.

    • Thanks, Mare. I just went over there to take a look. Pretty hysterical about the ‘Aleppo’ incident at MSNBC. At least with Hillary, you know she’s been to Aleppo and landed under sniper fire many times. Good post!

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