Johnson What would YOU DO about Aleppo?

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    Here's the Irony.

    Gary "Roll Your Own" Johnson panders to the "Government bad" crowd, but his best hope is to get just enough this election so the Libertardian Hippies can feed off the trough of Federal Matching Funds in Presidential races that the two main parties have long since rejected.

    Crazy, right?
     
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    Which presidential races have the two main parties rejected? I think I know what you are trying to say, but you didn't quite say it.
     
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    I thought i made my point pretty clear.

    The two parties don't take matching funds now because they limit how much they can spend.

    So it's just third parties trying to get enough votes to qualify for them and be a stain like the Reform Party was for a few cycles.

    The irony is the LIbertarians trying to cash in on Welfare for Politicians is hilarious.
     
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    Campaign spending limits are a GOOD idea.
     
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    Limits on government's power to influence the economy (the graft that our leaders are 'selling') would be a better idea.
     
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    Yeah --- when that HAPPENS -- let us know.. We'll laugh with you.. Not bloody likely. But for certain, the only campaign I know of taking "matching funds" to date are the Greenies. Of course...

    What we DO GET out of this most certainly --- is about $15 to $30MILL off the cost of campaigns for the NEXT cycle. Largely because we don't have to jump the 10s of thousands of signatures in each state and pay for the court challenges when the DemReps try to disqualify us from ballot access. We can just thumb our nose and waltz right onto the ballots.
     
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    I agree.

    Too bad the Supreme Court ruled them unconstitutional in Citizen's United.
     
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    If done across the board in such a way that ANYONE has a realistic chance (financially) of being considered by the nation, yes, they would be a good thing. Unfortunately the current two party system that has a straggle hold on American politics will NEVER allow such a thing to threaten their power.
     
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    Send 60,000 USAF soldiers to Syrian border. Against IS.
     
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    That's the rub though, isn't it. He actually gave an answer to what is going on there with substance and the only thing that the grater American electorate can comment on is that he did not know the name of the city.

    A name that is utterly meaningless compared to knowing what needs to be done and why.

    The electorate deserves the likes of Hillary and Trump - it seems to be what it thrives on.
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