The leftist-“conservative” #NeverTrump folks have been promoting invadercoddler Gary Johnson as an alternative to voting for Donald Trump, despite the fact that some of these very same Johnson supporters excoriated people who voted for Johnson instead of Mitt Romney in 2012. One of #NeverTrump’s gripes about Donald Trump is that he isn’t well informed enough about the world to be President. Yet, somehow, they think Gary Johnson is a better choice.
The funniest thing to me is that, by some mechanism I don’t pretend to understand, I’m now being spammed by Gary Johnson’s e-mail list. Every day these little donation-begging missives appear in my inbox sporting headlines like “We’ve turned the corner!”, “It’s happening!”, “Victory is OURS!”, “The incantations are working!”, “Please send $$$$—eye of newt, bat wings, and chicken blood are expensive, and ain’t gonna buy themselves!”, etc. They’re completely detached from reality as only a Big-L Libertarian can be, and taken in the context that nobody knows or cares about Johnson’s desperation bid for the presidency, completely hilarious. Especially the forced, calculated faux-optimism that Johnson and his team seem to think is necessary for winning—whatever that might mean to them.
But funny as all that is, nothing could be more gut-busting than the feeble protestations of the increasingly-forlorn fans of Ewan McMuffin. He has even less hope of winning anything than Johnson, who has no hope at all. His supporters know it full well, and it hurts them in an almost-palpable way, as they rationalize helping to make the vile Sick Hillary president by referring to “principles” that are suddenly a lot less malleable than when they were demanding the rest of us “fall in line” to vote for “severe conservative” Mittens Romneycare. How making Hillary president is supposed to “restore conservatism” and “rebuild the GOP” is left to your imagination, which had damned well better be both florid and hyperactive in order to be equal to that monumental task.
Crap; with that last paragraph, I seem to have used up my daily allowance of sneer quotes. Oh well.
I’ve said many times before that I’d love to see a truly competitive third party emerge, which could more accurately be described as a second party—a true, dedicated, and effective opposition to the Big Government status quo, rather than the phonus-balonus Uniparty we have now. But the exercise in futility that is and always will be the Libertarian Party ain’t it. And neither is whatever conglomeration of open-borders weasels the GOPe has in mind.