Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Horrific William Weld Wins Libertarian Party Vice Presidential Nomination

As if it is not bad enough that the clownish former New Mexico Gary Johnson gained the Libertarian Party presidential nomination, his favored choice, former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld was voted in as the vice-presidential nominee.

John Fund informs that in the past Weld has supported:

Affirmative Action

Gun Control

and

Expansive Environmental Regulations.

He also appears to be some kind of  industrial policy wacko. He told Reason:
When I was the governor of Massachusetts, we used taxpayers' money to stimulate growth in biotech and telecommunications, two high-end industries that were tailor-made for the state because of all the universities.
There is nothing, nothing, for libertarians in this  2016 Libertarian Party ticket,

    -RW

4 comments:

  1. So, is this all name recognition? If so, this proves that so-called libertarians are no more immune to politics-as-usual than any other person.

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  2. Oh gee, what a surprise.

    Time to re-read some Ettiene De La Boetie.

    The real answer for Libertarians.

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  3. Well...we spent so much energy trying to take over the republican party in 08 and 12 the libertarian party was ignored. Do we even want to bother investing our energy in it? If so it sounds like the leadership positions need replaced. There needs to be a litmus test of sorts, For a New Liberty...required reading or GTFO.

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  4. Mr. Wenzel, Weld is even worse than that. He supported the Iraq War and the Patriot Act. His history of endorsements is no better, endorsing Obama in 2008, Romney in 2012, and Kasich in 2016, just a few months ago. Despite this, naive Gary Johnson supporters said "He said he made some mistakes as governor! Lets trust him! Have you never made a mistake before?"

    I wrote this satirical article earlier today: http://www.itheperson.com/gary-johnson-replaces-bill-weld-with-dick-cheney/

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