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[John Oliver] Third party canidates

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Air Langhi, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. Air Langhi

    Air Langhi Contributing Member

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    People who want to vote for Gary Johnson or Jill Stein should really watch this.

    The treasury department ended up making money on wall street bailouts.
     
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    Didn't watch but wanted to make a comment. Both Stein and Johnson are horrible candidates. I doubt they were ever serious in running.
     
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    Gary Johnson's policy aligns mostly with my views. Gary Johnson the person is f**cking weirdo and is not to be trusted.
     
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    Can John Oliver even vote? The guy always comes off as a snotty Brith who thinks he's above everybody else.
     
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    Don't worry, he's being put on a bus and taken to the polling nearest your house at the exact same time you're voting to cancel out your ballot.
     
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    Johnson makes Palin look like a genius.
     
  7. Air Langhi

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    You mean like no corporate and income tax?
     
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    I said "mostly". It's only really because I'm fiscally conservative and socially liberal.
     
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    You should be a big fan then, Milo agrees.
     
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    I think as a protest vote, Evan McMullin is probably less embarrassing.
     
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    That's an Emmy on the left and a Peabody on the right/
     
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    Agreed, Evan McMullin's views are much closer to those of an orthodox Republican candidate. So if you're a Republican who thinks both mainstream candidates are intolerable, he's probably your guy.
     
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    after Rand Paul embarrassed him on The Daily Show, Oliver doesn't engage opposing viewpoints
     
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    None of the candidates are any good . Granted , Oliver seems to be harder on policies from these 3rd part candidates than the main 2 . I've not heard any substantial detail on policy from either Hillary or Donald . But frankly , as a 3rd party candidate you need to be head and shoulders above the other 2 to be legit .

    The problem isn't a lack of other political parties it's that there are political parties to begin with. The founders hated politics and parties . They were not able to control special interests and the human greed for power. Our government was amazing and revolutionary with its ideals at the time , but was by no means perfect and the din of politics is one of the main reasons .

    The only thing that can get us as a nation out of this conundrum is a highly educated and active electorate . The people have to take power back and in return have to invest more time in the government. Of course if the discourse becomes mudslinging then mob rule is a legitimate fear. The balance is so delicate and the world is complex .

    None of this is easy and at the same time some of it is pretty simple . Government at the local level should receive and demand far more attention .
     
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    That is because you are insecure. It is not as if he even tries for posh.
     
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    Oliver is very self deprecating. I don't know how you see him as snotty.
     
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    nothing epitomizes speaking truth to power like trashing third parties
     
  19. Dubious

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    Every third party candidate sounds somewhat reasonable on the broad issues, then they all go goofy on some things.
    Including RON PAUL! A candidate that could articulate a a cohesive philosophy could make a splash and a start we just haven't seen one yet. I still think a Christian Leftist position would be viable... environmentalist, humanitarian, single payer, pro-education, tolerance, humility... to appeal to the higher goals of civilization.
     
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    This statement makes no sense. If they are crap, they are crap. Nothing to do with power.

    To be clear. Trump is way worse then both 3rd party candidates.
     

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