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Justin Amash - Libertarian Candidate for President?

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:19 am
by dbackjon
What are the thoughts from the libertarian gang on here?

I follow him on twitter :thumb:

While I don't agree with many of his stances, I very much appreciate that he is usually follows his beliefs regardless of what the GOP is pushing (ie criticizes/votes the same way whether a Republican or Democrat is pushing an agenda, etc)

Re: Justin Amash - Libertarian Candidate for President?

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:30 am
by Winterborn
Well '93 may not like him as he voted against giving the federal workforce a pay raise. :coffee:


;)

Re: Justin Amash - Libertarian Candidate for President?

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:28 pm
by Ivytalk
He’s the most consistent Constitutional Congressman we have. Good creds on small government, War Powers, Fourth Amendment, and executive overreach.

The LP would love to have him as its candidate for POTUS, and he’s issued a tease or two in that regard. However, although the LP will have 50-State ballot access, Amash would be lucky to match Johnson’s 3% showing in 2016. I think he’ll stay put. :twocents:

Re: Justin Amash - Libertarian Candidate for President?

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:53 pm
by kalm
I like him. Ben Sasse is another good one.

Re: Justin Amash - Libertarian Candidate for President?

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:57 pm
by Ivytalk
kalm wrote:I like him. Ben Sasse is another good one.

Sasse is generally good, but he wussed out on the “national emergency” vote. He’s up for re-election next year in one of the reddest states around. I think less of him for that vote, just like I think less of John Roberts for his Admiral Akbar vote on Obamacare.

Yes, I let the perfect be the enemy of the good. :nod:

Re: Justin Amash - Libertarian Candidate for President?

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:49 pm
by kalm
Ivytalk wrote:
kalm wrote:I like him. Ben Sasse is another good one.

Sasse is generally good, but he wussed out on the “national emergency” vote. He’s up for re-election next year in one of the reddest states around. I think less of him for that vote, just like I think less of John Roberts for his Admiral Akbar vote on Obamacare.

Yes, I let the perfect be the enemy of the good. :nod:


:lol:

Re: Justin Amash - Libertarian Candidate for President?

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:30 pm
by JohnStOnge
Never heard of him and, though I am registered as a Libertarian, I will vote for whoever the Democrat is in the next Presidential election because I never vote for someone who has no chance at all to win.

Now, if we were to go to "instant runoff" voting I might. But the truth is that voting for someone outside of the two major Party candidates in a Presidential election in today's world is wasting your vote.

Not that votes matter that much anyway for people in most States given the Electoral College system.

Re: Justin Amash - Libertarian Candidate for President?

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:49 pm
by AZGrizFan
JohnStOnge wrote:Never heard of him and, though I am registered as a Libertarian, I will vote for whoever the Democrat is in the next Presidential election because I never vote for someone who has no chance at all to win.

Now, if we were to go to "instant runoff" voting I might. But the truth is that voting for someone outside of the two major Party candidates in a Presidential election in today's world is wasting your vote.

Not that votes matter that much anyway for people in most States given the Electoral College system.


You are a fucking joke of a libertarian.

Re: Justin Amash - Libertarian Candidate for President?

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:52 pm
by JohnStOnge
AZGrizFan wrote:
JohnStOnge wrote:Never heard of him and, though I am registered as a Libertarian, I will vote for whoever the Democrat is in the next Presidential election because I never vote for someone who has no chance at all to win.

Now, if we were to go to "instant runoff" voting I might. But the truth is that voting for someone outside of the two major Party candidates in a Presidential election in today's world is wasting your vote.

Not that votes matter that much anyway for people in most States given the Electoral College system.


You are a **** joke of a libertarian.


No I'm not, especially in today's context in which we have a President with totalitarian impulses in power. Voting to remove such a person from power is very consistent with Libertarianism.

Re: Justin Amash - Libertarian Candidate for President?

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:54 pm
by AZGrizFan
JohnStOnge wrote:
AZGrizFan wrote:
You are a **** joke of a libertarian.


No I'm not, especially in today's context in which we have a President with totalitarian impulses in power. Voting to remove such a person from power is very consistent with Libertarianism.


Yet, you just admitted you won’t vote libertarian because voting for someone other than the major two parties is a waste of your vote.

Do you have a SINGLE principle left? :ohno:

Re: Justin Amash - Libertarian Candidate for President?

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:17 pm
by Ivytalk
JohnStOnge wrote:Never heard of him and, though I am registered as a Libertarian, I will vote for whoever the Democrat is in the next Presidential election because I never vote for someone who has no chance at all to win.

Now, if we were to go to "instant runoff" voting I might. But the truth is that voting for someone outside of the two major Party candidates in a Presidential election in today's world is wasting your vote.

Not that votes matter that much anyway for people in most States given the Electoral College system.

You are a total fraud. I don’t believe you’re a registered Libertarian. You’ve probably never pounded the pavement for an LP candidate, much less given any money. Go full Democrat while you still can, you bleeping fraud. Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries.

Re: Justin Amash - Libertarian Candidate for President?

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:21 pm
by HI54UNI
JohnStOnge wrote:Never heard of him and, though I am registered as a Libertarian, I will vote for whoever the Democrat is in the next Presidential election because I never vote for someone who has no chance at all to win.

Now, if we were to go to "instant runoff" voting I might. But the truth is that voting for someone outside of the two major Party candidates in a Presidential election in today's world is wasting your vote.

Not that votes matter that much anyway for people in most States given the Electoral College system.


If you were a true Libertarian you would vote for the party to help ensure that the Libertarian Party gets enough votes to maintain easy ballot access. Plus a true Libertarian would know who Amash is.

And your wife voted for Trump.

Re: Justin Amash - Libertarian Candidate for President?

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:35 pm
by Ivytalk
HI54UNI wrote:
JohnStOnge wrote:Never heard of him and, though I am registered as a Libertarian, I will vote for whoever the Democrat is in the next Presidential election because I never vote for someone who has no chance at all to win.

Now, if we were to go to "instant runoff" voting I might. But the truth is that voting for someone outside of the two major Party candidates in a Presidential election in today's world is wasting your vote.

Not that votes matter that much anyway for people in most States given the Electoral College system.


If you were a true Libertarian you would vote for the party to help ensure that the Libertarian Party gets enough votes to maintain easy ballot access. Plus a true Libertarian would know who Amash is.

And your wife voted for Trump.

Nailed it, Fiver! Any true Libertarian knows Justin Amash. JSO, you are a FRAUD!

Re: Justin Amash - Libertarian Candidate for President?

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:24 pm
by CID1990
dbackjon wrote:What are the thoughts from the libertarian gang on here?

I follow him on twitter :thumb:

While I don't agree with many of his stances, I very much appreciate that he is usually follows his beliefs regardless of what the GOP is pushing (ie criticizes/votes the same way whether a Republican or Democrat is pushing an agenda, etc)


Jon,

I read you all the time. I’m like your fanboi.

It hurts me that you don’t read me too.

There’s a Libertarian Party thread already... where Ivy and I talk about Amash flirting with the LP.


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Re: Justin Amash - Libertarian Candidate for President?

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:11 am
by dbackjon
CID1990 wrote:
dbackjon wrote:What are the thoughts from the libertarian gang on here?

I follow him on twitter :thumb:

While I don't agree with many of his stances, I very much appreciate that he is usually follows his beliefs regardless of what the GOP is pushing (ie criticizes/votes the same way whether a Republican or Democrat is pushing an agenda, etc)


Jon,

I read you all the time. I’m like your fanboi.

It hurts me that you don’t read me too.

There’s a Libertarian Party thread already... where Ivy and I talk about Amash flirting with the LP.


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Well, I thought I would bring him out into the open :nod:

And yes ,I read your stuff as well.

Re: Justin Amash - Libertarian Candidate for President?

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:29 pm
by css75
Instead of running a sure loss for president, why doesn’t the LP search out a few districts they could win a Congressional seat in? Having 2-4 reps in Congress would give them more credibility than 7% of the popular vote.


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Re: Justin Amash - Libertarian Candidate for President?

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:27 pm
by CID1990
css75 wrote:Instead of running a sure loss for president, why doesn’t the LP search out a few districts they could win a Congressional seat in? Having 2-4 reps in Congress would give them more credibility than 7% of the popular vote.


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It is the same reason that Bernie runs as a Democrat instead of for one of the socialist parties - there’s more campaign money and assistance to be had

I’d like to see the Freedom Caucus guys like Amash, Paul and the others come out with Ls by their names but I think political realities in their districts makes that difficult


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Re: Justin Amash - Libertarian Candidate for President?

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:42 am
by Ivytalk
CID1990 wrote:
css75 wrote:Instead of running a sure loss for president, why doesn’t the LP search out a few districts they could win a Congressional seat in? Having 2-4 reps in Congress would give them more credibility than 7% of the popular vote.


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It is the same reason that Bernie runs as a Democrat instead of for one of the socialist parties - there’s more campaign money and assistance to be had

I’d like to see the Freedom Caucus guys like Amash, Paul and the others come out with Ls by their names but I think political realities in their districts makes that difficult


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Many of the Freedom Caucus guys have been co-opted by Trump. Amash has been keeping a safe distance from the Meadows-Jordan gang, even if he’s technically a FC member.

Re: Justin Amash - Libertarian Candidate for President?

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:02 am
by mainejeff
I trust "Third Party" candidates even less than Ds or Rs now after 2016.

Re: Justin Amash - Libertarian Candidate for President?

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:16 am
by CID1990
Ivytalk wrote:
CID1990 wrote:
It is the same reason that Bernie runs as a Democrat instead of for one of the socialist parties - there’s more campaign money and assistance to be had

I’d like to see the Freedom Caucus guys like Amash, Paul and the others come out with Ls by their names but I think political realities in their districts makes that difficult


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Many of the Freedom Caucus guys have been co-opted by Trump. Amash has been keeping a safe distance from the Meadows-Jordan gang, even if he’s technically a FC member.


Yeah they have had a split since Trump was elected. And of course cue the people smearing the actual libertarians because of it

Re: Justin Amash - Libertarian Candidate for President?

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:18 am
by CID1990
mainejeff wrote:I trust "Third Party" candidates even less than Ds or Rs now after 2016.


Why?

The Dem nominee is going to be a third party candidate, carpetbagging on the DNC

And you’ll vote for him

So you don’t have THAT much of a problem with it

Re: Justin Amash - Libertarian Candidate for President?

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:03 am
by dbackjon
Ivytalk wrote:
CID1990 wrote:
It is the same reason that Bernie runs as a Democrat instead of for one of the socialist parties - there’s more campaign money and assistance to be had

I’d like to see the Freedom Caucus guys like Amash, Paul and the others come out with Ls by their names but I think political realities in their districts makes that difficult


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Many of the Freedom Caucus guys have been co-opted by Trump. Amash has been keeping a safe distance from the Meadows-Jordan gang, even if he’s technically a FC member.

The "Freedom Caucus" is the worst part of Congress, bar none - full of White Supremacists like Andy Biggs, Louis Gohmert, Paul Gosar, Matt Gaetz, Debbie Lesko, etc. The majority have the intellectual brain power of a two year old, and each make statements far dumber and anti-American than anything AOC is accused of.

Amash would be better served staying far away from them.

Re: Justin Amash - Libertarian Candidate for President?

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:14 pm
by GannonFan
dbackjon wrote:
Ivytalk wrote:Many of the Freedom Caucus guys have been co-opted by Trump. Amash has been keeping a safe distance from the Meadows-Jordan gang, even if he’s technically a FC member.

The "Freedom Caucus" is the worst part of Congress, bar none - full of White Supremacists like Andy Biggs, Louis Gohmert, Paul Gosar, Matt Gaetz, Debbie Lesko, etc. The majority have the intellectual brain power of a two year old, and each make statements far dumber and anti-American than anything AOC is accused of.

Amash would be better served staying far away from them.


It's like what got us the Freedom Fries. I agree, they're pretty noxious.

Re: Justin Amash - Libertarian Candidate for President?

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:17 pm
by AZGrizFan
dbackjon wrote:
Ivytalk wrote:Many of the Freedom Caucus guys have been co-opted by Trump. Amash has been keeping a safe distance from the Meadows-Jordan gang, even if he’s technically a FC member.

The "Freedom Caucus" is the worst part of Congress, bar none - full of White Supremacists like Andy Biggs, Louis Gohmert, Paul Gosar, Matt Gaetz, Debbie Lesko, etc. The majority have the intellectual brain power of a two year old, and each make statements far dumber and anti-American than anything AOC is accused of.

Amash would be better served staying far away from them.


she must just be better at promoting herself. I've literally never heard of a single one of those people.

Re: Justin Amash - Libertarian Candidate for President?

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:32 pm
by dbackjon
AZGrizFan wrote:
dbackjon wrote:The "Freedom Caucus" is the worst part of Congress, bar none - full of White Supremacists like Andy Biggs, Louis Gohmert, Paul Gosar, Matt Gaetz, Debbie Lesko, etc. The majority have the intellectual brain power of a two year old, and each make statements far dumber and anti-American than anything AOC is accused of.

Amash would be better served staying far away from them.


she must just be better at promoting herself. I've literally never heard of a single one of those people.


Three of them are Congresspeople from Arizona, one from Texas. But then again, FoxNews fixates on AOC, and doesn't show the racist and idiotic crap the GOP does, so you wouldn't know :nod: :kisswink: