Sunday, May 01, 2016

O'Reilly Does Gary Johnson

Columnist and commentator, Bill O'Reilly, looks at the upcoming presidential election. First, dismissing claims the election is rigged. Second, giving a pretty good plug to likely Libertarian Party presidential nominee, Governor Gary Johnson.

As far as the election being "rigged", I'm not so sure of that, either. It's fairly obvious the mainstream media tries to pick people's candidates for them. They pretty much focus attention on candidates they like, ignore the rest, and expect everyone to vote for the ones they like. I wouldn't call that a conspiracy. It's more that mainstream media folks are just as simple minded as Joe and Jill Sixpack and like things simple. Two way races fit the bill. Us vs. Them, red vs. blue: simple enough and easy to make news out of.

I suspect O'reilly is pretty much the same way, thus I'm surprised he was able to think outside of he box enough to give Johnson some half way serious attention, although Johnson arguably deserves it. You have to wonder why a former two term governor, once dubbed the most popular governor in the nation back during his term in office, is pretty much ignored.

I'll suggest again he just makes things too complicated and confusing for Joe, Jill and the mainstream media.

3 Comments:

At 4:03 PM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

Rigged is not just any one thing standing alone, but several things woven together into a finely stitched veil.

 
At 9:42 AM, Blogger Sally Sheffield said...

The comments by Bill O'REILLY about Gary Johnson were very good, I thought. My suggestion is that a third party candidate should qualify for the debates with 10% of the votes. That would make it more of a fair process, and broaden the perspective of the voters.

 
At 8:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Gary, but he's not what I'd call true libertarian. Austin Petersen has my interest, especially after watching a few of his more down to earth interviews. His short interview on louder with crowder really got my attention, when he mentioned that rights are never eligible for voting on. Very constitutionally minded, whereas Gary still can't verbalize what a right is.

 

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