Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Mainstream Media is worried about Gary Johnson

Remember the (possibly apocryphal but on point) Gandhi quote:
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
We've passed stage one, and we're somewhere between two and three.

Both NPR and Slate go out of their way to "explain" to that Gary Johnson's libertarian message is a passing phenomenon, not to be taken seriously.

And, as The Daily Beast points out, the GOP-leaning Wall Street Journal editorial page can't even criticize the former New Mexico governor at the top of the Libertarian ticket without contradicting itself:

"Mr. Johnson is likely to be a sideshow in the presidential contest," The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. The paper said he holds "policy positions often considered outside mainstream political thought," while noting in the same paragraph that these include supporting gay marriage and legalizing marijuana. Considering that recent polls show support for those issues at 53and 50 percent respectively, it was a confusing bit of punditry.
And although I wouldn't exactly call Democratic Underground part of the MSM, it's starting to go after Gary as well:


Here's what we have to keep them from figuring out:  as long as they don't stop talking about him, we don't really care what they say.

Only silence can kill us.


john said...

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

Let's see: check, check, check, and let's see.

Wow, Rodel needs to be petty nervous right now huh?

Steve Newton said...

Well, at least you're reading the Libertarian posts.

john said...

I wasn't making this up:

I meant it man. I read your blog. All of it.

I should have written: "let's see how I'm doing: check, check ,check, and let's see"

Anyway 45 hours left.

kavips said...

I'm excited that the most exciting person in the Republican primaries, is now actually on the ballot...

Get going... Time to draw the distinction that the only difference between libertarians and Republicans, is libertarians don't carry all "that" baggage...

"outdated morality and belief that corporations are god."

If you like Republicans, you'll love Libertarians... "

I did your work for you, Now get busy. :)