Todd Andrew Barnett’s Facebook Livestream Show: Season Two, Episode 11

Here’s my newest video that I posted on Facebook.

It’s labeled as the following:

S2, Episode 11: The Successes and Failures of the Gary Johnson-Bill Weld Presidential Ticket and the Libertarian Party, Andrew Lea’s Unpopular Opinion on Planned Parenthood and Abortions, Leah Remini’s Scientology and The Aftermath And More

 

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Bill Weld Not Only Shills for Hillary Clinton, But He Also Betrays Libertarians and The Libertarian Party

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Libertarian vice-presidential candidate Bill Weld, a running mate for Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and the better half of the Johnson-Weld presidential campaign, ignited a scathing ruckus within the Libertarian Party by stating that he “vouches” for Hillary Clinton, given the fact that he has held a great deal of respect, admiration, and love for Hillary, and all those things have been absolutely apparent. This was on the heels of last week’s campaign statement by Weld in which he stated the following:

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Of course this was met with disgust by a number of Libertarians, including Jill Pyeatt of the Independent Political Report who was disgusted with his tone which according to her sounded like he was “giving up” and he was “kind of” endorsing Clinton.

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After that Jill wrote the next following statement:

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Of course, blogger and longtime on-again, off-again Libertarian activist Thomas L. Knapp of KN@PPSTER and founder of The William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism, as exemplified in the first screenshot above, took Pyeatt to task for her comments on her disillusionment with, dismissal of, and turning her back on the campaign because of Weld’s ludicrous statements. Pyeatt and Tom responded back and forth to each other, with other commenters including George Phillies, a longtime Libertarian member and activist, commenting in the thread as well.

Here are the following screenshots to prove them:

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Of course, the campaign went to correct the media’s attention on this as they believed that the mainstream liberal statist media was spinning Weld’s statements to make them sound like he was rooting for Clinton to win.

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The Libertarian Republic, which happens to be Libertarian activist and former Libertarian presidential candidate Austin Petersen‘s hottest libertarian news and commentary site, went on the defensive as well with the following:

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Sadly but truthfully the “statist liberal Democratic media machine” was right. Why were they right? Because, as opined by Brett Chandrashekhar on TLR, Weld is campaigning for Hillary.


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Soon after that a notice on Facebook by Carlos Sierra in the AZ for Gary Johnson Facebook Discussion Group appeared as the following:

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Johnson appears on Fox Business’ Kennedy to justify Weld’s demeanor on the talk show circuit:

Here are the interview appearances of Johnson on Fox Business‘ Kennedy show, in which he tries to portray a positive picture of what happened on CNN‘s New Day with Alisyn Cameroa and MSNBC‘s The Rachel Maddow Show:

Because of what Bill Weld said on the TV circuit, any chance of the LP getting 5% from the national ticket at the state level will never come to pass. This incident has proved one thing: Weld is a disgrace to the Party. He’s shilling for Clinton. He doesn’t give a damn about the Libertarian Party and/or even any of the members who are a part of the activist base in there. He’s the reason why the Party will never get anywhere – not today and not tomorrow, not even in the far future. As long as we as members of the Party keep churning out candidates like this, it will always be doomed to fail.

The Libertarian Party, because of what happened, might as well drop the ‘Party of Principle’ moniker because that principle is rather pretty homeless these days. The Party that was the home of radicals, purists, and David Nolan is now a shadow of its former self.

Weld is a turncoat in the eyes of many Libertarians. And that’s the sad, unfortunate reality that has become endemic of this political organization. It’s hard *NOT* to notice this fact, and it’s maddening to think otherwise.

The Party needs to decide what kind of a Party it wants to be. Does it want to be a Party so that it will house the hearts, minds, and souls of the member base that is ideologically pure libertarian, or does it want to be a Party so that it will operate as a statist, collectivistic entity to dilute and eviscerate its own principles, not to mention its rules, so that it can and will become a corrupt third major party?

We all might as well be tyrants, and I mean the Raspin and Ghengis Khan kind.

Leave a light on for tyranny, social engineering, and an autocratic society, right? Yup, yup, yup.

This blog piece is dedicated to Michelle “Shelly” Gregoire who has just left the Libertarian Party due to what William Weld has done and how many of  his apologists have treated her and what they said to her. This piece is a hat tip to her.

Real Time with Bill Maher Host Bill Maher Continues His Attacks on Gary Johnson – 10-07-2016

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It’s becoming tiresome that HBO‘s Real Time with Bill Maher host Bill Maher has launched his attack antics on Gary Johnson again. Furthermore,  the liberal statist comic’s attempts to up his attack patterns against Johnson is both repugnant and disgusting to say the least. On Friday, October 7, he launched into a tirade against the audience *JUST* to say the following:

Bill Maher: So you know what? People [pause] don’t fuck around with this election. Don’t fuck around. I know Hillary [Clinton] isn’t a favorite to a lot of you. [Another pause] Please don’t vote for Gary Johnson or do some stupid shit like that [audience members laughing and clapping as soon as he finishes that sentence]. Gary Johnson [audience continues to clap] who [audience still clapping] as we know [clapping begins to subside] couldn’t name Aleppo, the city at the heart of the Syrian war that’s been going for five years. Couldn’t name any foreign leader. This week he was asked to name the leader of North Korea. [[He] [s]aid, “I, I’m not gonna do it.” [Audience begins to laugh at that.] Gary Johnson, I think, should not be my president. He should be my weed dealer. [Audience laughs hysterically at Maher’s punch line.]

Really, Bill? Remember when you had Gary Johnson on your show, and you interviewed him? You were immensely nice and gracious to him (which I now believe was an act on your part just because you needed to fill in a slot for an interview guest, and Johnson met the prerequisites for that interview back on July 1st this year). But let’s look at it a bit further. You told him at the end of your interview:

Johnson: What I want to be careful on is I, I don’t drink. But I don’t begrudge anyone having a drink in the evening to take the edge off. I don’t begrudge anybody having pot to take the edge off, so….

Maher: Lots of presidents were completely plod. Nixon, when he was going through Watergate, was going, “Guh, guh, guh, guh” every night. We know that. [Chuckles and laughter from the audience and from Johnson]

Johnson: People being –

Maher: Right.

Johnson: – able to make their own choices, and in my particular case, and I’m just speaking for myself –

Maher: Right.

Johnson: Like I say, 24/7 job running –

Maher: I hope you really get into the debates, because that would be great.[Loud applause from the audience and smile from Johnson] Thank you, Gary Johnson.

Gary gave you a fantastic interview for your show, and you blatantly without mercy sandbagged the man! That’s the hallmark of a liberal statist Democratic prick with an uber-inflated and unflattering ego who is a hack interviewer, a hack TV talk show host on a dumb-ass liberal statist cable network, a washed-up actor, a shitty documentarian, and a disgustingly joke-of-a-stand-up comic. You are all over the map politically, considering you change your positions so often and as much as you change your pair of socks. You have no solidly-consistent set of principles to stand by, not to mention your convictions puts a target on your back by your fellow progressives who feel that you have indeed gone too far and have become solidly puerile, insensitive, bigoted, racist, and sexist when making your pathetically lewd and deranged jokes in your stand-up segment of the show, during the panel discussions on the show, and your massively intolerable “New Rules” segment of the show as well.

Of course, Minnesota U.S. Senator Al Franken, a lifelong liberal statist Democratic and a stand-up comic (who’s planning to return to his stand-up craft while still serving his time in office), attacked Johnson as well during his interview given by Maher on the same show:

Al Franken: Gary Johnson [speaking while Bill’s audience is cheering and clapping for him]!  [Bill Maher begins to laugh as Franken steamrolls over Johnson] Gar…Gary Johnson [audience’s clapping abruptly comes to an end] did not know [Maher laughs hysterically while Franken makes his catty and snotty remarks] the name of the president of Mexico –

Bill Maher: Right.

Franken: – when he was the governor of New Mexico. [Maher and his audience laughs at Franken’s comment.]

Maher: Right.

Franken: Yeah.

Maher: [Interrupting Franken] It’s like Jerry Brown, the governor of California, not knowing the city where people go to gamble. [Several audience members chuckle.] Las Vegas. Ok, I’m sorry.

Let’s not forget Democratic strategist James Carville on Maher’s panel *HAD* to take some potshots at Gary as well in this following clip:

Carville went out of his way to say that “it is a fact” that Gary “smokes a lot of dope.” Furthermore, he says, “It is a fact he don’t know jack shit.” He defended his comments on the show, saying, “Get a life. It’s a joke. Gary Johnson is a joke. He’s a big, huge joke.”

Oh, and finally, Maher couldn’t resist to slam Gary one more time with his newest segment titled “I Don’t Know For A Fact” on Gary, and this clip of that segment captures the cruel and diabolical spirit of the smear, which is crafted in the form of a shitty joke:

Bill Maher: I don’t know for a fact that Gary Johnson has “Gary Johnson” tattooed on his arm…. [panelists and audience are laughing!]…in case he can’t name himself! I just know it’s true. [Audience claps enthusiastically!] 

This is what we come to expect from a liberal statist clod and Hillary crony who attacks and continues to attack a candidate because that Libertarian contender is a threat to the major parties, including Maher’s very own Democratic Party.

Real Time with Bill Maher Host Bill Maher and Interview Guest Comic Sarah Silverman Attack Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson By Calling Him ‘A Fucking Idiot’ – 09-30-2016

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HBO‘s Real Time with Bill Maher host Bill Maher, while interviewing show guest and comic Sarah K. Silverman, went on a “whiny-liberal-prick-and-bitch-fest” over Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson because a poll directed at a demographic of 18 – 34 years old people was issued with results indicating Hillary Clinton was at 31%, Donald Trump at 26%, and Johnson….at 29%. That pissed off Bill Maher, who immediately with the help of Silverman called Johnson “a fucking idiot.” Of course Maher proceeded to state that Johnson was in Maher’s “basket of fucking idiots.”

Here’s the entire clip of the segment as follows:

This is what took place as the following in this transcript of the segment of the show:

Bill Maher: Now let me read the polls here on Clinton, 18 – 34 people. Clinton 31%, Trump 26, Gary Johnson….29%. Gary Johnson.

Sarah Silverman: Gary Johnson.

Maher: Gary Johnson….

Silverman: Listen.

Maher: ….is a fucking idiot. [Audience laughs and claps.]

Silverman[Talking out loud through the audience clapping] I thought he was a fucking idiot.

Maher: I like him. He’s a nice guy, but he’s another in my basket of fucking idiots.

Silverman: Listen, I…I voted, and I believe you did, in 2000 for Ralph Nader.

Maher: Yes.

Silverman: But this is not that kind of time.

Maher: [Talking over Silverman while she was making her above comment to him] But he wasn’t an idiot.

Silverman: No, he wasn’t an idiot.

Maher: [Syncing his comment with hers] Right, he wasn’t an idiot.

Silverman: But he wasn’t gonna win.

Maher: [Talking over her again] No, and it was a mistake.

Silverman: [Talking over Maher at the same time] We wanted to vote our conscience.

Maher: I admitted it.

Silverman: It was a mistake.

Maher: Ok, but Gary Johnson…can I show you a little….we put a little montage –

Silverman: [Getting excited] Mmmhmmm. [Chuckles a little]

Maher: –  of Gary Johnson together just to rem – and, and we all thought, thought he was a cool guy. You know, he smokes pot, he was [panelist Angela Rye snickers] for pot, but he does not make pot look good by the way.

Silverman: [Interrupting Bill as he says the “by the way” words] Pot doesn’t make you cool.

Maher: Right.

Silverman: Pot is cool.

Maher: Pot is cool, but –

Silverman: [interrupting Bill] It doesn’t make you cool.

Maher: But you know what’s also cool? Reading!

Silverman: [smiles and gives a slight laugh but also agrees with him]

Maher: Here’s a little bit of Gary Johnson for those thinking of voting for him.

Angela Rye: So weird.

Maher: Really? [Audience laughs cruelly] And….by the way, for the people, 29%, 18 – 34, who I assume were Bernie people, right? Ok, here’s some, uh…minimum wage…..Hillary’s with Bernie. Not Gary Johnson. He believes in no minimum wage. TPP [Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal]……he’s for that. Hillary and Bernie are against it. Citizens United…..all the money you want in politics! Gun control….[Johnson] wants none of that. Financial regulation, universal health care….he is for repealing ObamaCare. Free college….he’s against that. He’s for nothing you fucking people want!

Silverman: It’s not even like it’s any….no one’s misinforming them about him –

Maher: Right.

Silverman: – like they are….like with your friend. You know, it’s like people…..people of  [unintelligible, because Maher and two members of the panel are laughing] what, what….

Rye: You know, that’s true.

Silverman: What you were saying was exactly right. People vote because they’re totally misinformed, and that is a real thing. You know, there is something called Brexit that people voted for totally against their best –

Stephen Moore: Yaay Brexit! You against Brexit?

Rye: Are you serious? [looking at Steve]

Silverman: I, I, um…

Moore: [Talking over Silverman] Brexit is great, self-government-wise! What were you, why were you against Brexit?

Silverman: [interrupting Steve] What are you talking about? They promised…they had huge signs on the sides of buses that said, ” You know, $325 million goes to the EU [European Union] that could, could be going to our health care.

Moore: That’s….not true.

Silverman: They had *NO*  intention of sending it, no intention of Brexit voted through. Then people are Googling what Brexit is after they voted it in.

Peter Hamby: Gary Johnson -.

Maher: [Quickly interrupting Hamby] A pundit.

Hamby: A pundit!

Silverman: [Interrupting Maher] I’m passionate.

Maher: [Interrupting Silverman again] Yes!

Silverman: [Interrupting Maher once again] Oh, don’t show my neck. My neck goes crazy when I have passion.

Maher: You know, you know….

Moore: [Laughs]

Silverman: [Gives Maher a serious, dirty look]

Maher: You know what would help a lot. Exfoliating! [Then bursts in snickering laughter]

Silverman: [Smiles with her mouth open] Good! I think of you every day!

Maher: [Laughs hysterically]

Silverman: My dry brush….

Hamby: Gary Johnson is clearly unfit to be president. What exacerbates me about Gary Johnson not knowing these things – and the collective exacerbation about it – is that neither does Donald Trump.

Maher: Right.

[The audience applauses while Hamby and Maher say those things.]

Hamby: And the problem is that a year ago people should be giving Donald Trump pop quizzes: Name me five countries of NATO. What’s the difference between Hamas and Hezbollah? How does a bill become a law? [Everyone begins to speak at once] Doesn’t Donald Trump know this?

Maher: [interrupting Hamby] No, he doesn’t.

Hamby: I don’t think he does.

 

And so the entire segment ends there. But it’s not a surprise given the hostile nature of the panelists involved in the Gary Johnson – and some Donald Trump – bashing.

Because of this episode, I have cancelled my DVR subscription to Real Time. I am no longer watching the show because Maher and his weekly panel of guests galore are toxic. They are filled with hatred for liberty, hatred for liberty, and hatred for individualism and free markets. They sure do love their liberal statism. And that has become the top, cardinal hallmark of Real Time with Bill Maher.

The Aleppo incident was launched by Mike Barnicle on MNSBC‘s Morning Joe to attack Gary Johnson, disparage him, and to throw a gotcha question at him, considering he threw in the Aleppo question at Gary during his interview on the show just to catch him off-guard.

The question that Barnicle asked was the following:

What would you do if you were elected about Aleppo?

Johnson was puzzled by that question. He asked:

And what is Aleppo?

Barnicle was shocked at his answer. He asked the following interrogative to Gary:

You’re kidding?

Johnson said:

No.

Barnicle replies:

Aleppo is in Syria. It’s the, uh, the epicenter of the refugee crisis –

Johnson interrupts him:

Ok, got it.

Of course, it’s not like Johnson *REALLY* didn’t know what Aleppo was. He did acknowledge that he thought Barnicle was asking him about an acronym, although he admitted that it was no excuse, and he sincerely apologized for it. But Barnicle’s question was poorly worded and quite vague. Remember, we are dealing with a hack writer who resigned from The Boston Globe over two columns written three years apart from each other. One column contained some lines that resembled jokes that were pilfered from the late George Carlin‘s 1997 book Brain Droppings.

The following Wikipedia pic evidences that in great detail.

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Oh, as for the cancer-afflicted kids in the second column? The Globe was unable to find Barnicle’s sources and couldn’t publicly identify them, and yet Barnicle defended his column, saying that every word he wrote was true.

So we have a disgraced writer who is the co-host of a network morning TV show who plagarized from a deceased comic by stealing jokes and using them as his own without any attributions or references to Carlin and who deceived his readers and the Globe by writing a column that failed to identify the names of the kids’ parents, and only got this non-fact-checked story from a nurse whose own credibility can be measured by the digits of her hands.

And, of course, Mike Barnicle says, in a Daily Beast column, he “doesn’t blame Gary Johnson.”

As for Johnson’s “Aleppo moment ” on Hardball with Chris Matthews, he’s since apologized for that, but he did say he meant to tell Matthews that his favorite foreign leader was former Mexican president Vicente Fox. Matthews asked Gary, “Who is your favorite foreign leader?” My response to that is: What the hell of a kind of question is that? Asking a Libertarian presidential candidate who his favorite foreign leader is is like asking a vegan what his favorite meat entree is. No libertarian – not even a credible Libertarian – would willfully answer that question because he or she doesn’t have a favorite foreign leader. Johnson did reveal that Fox was his favorite, but my only criticism of him is that he should have said, “I don’t have a favorite foreign leader, because it’s a silly question, and I don’t idolize or even admire any of them, past or current.”

Oh, but we have to ignore Johnson’s great responses about our foreign policy of interventionism (which he argues should be one of non-interventionism), calling for the end of the Drug War, calling for the strong reformation of our judicial system, and restoring our free market. Oh, and yeah, he even had great answers regarding Syria, our crushing of foreign regimes and our giving those countries weapons which land in the hands of ISIS, and a free market would end climate change. How about that for a change?

Yes, Gary drew a blank on that question and the Aleppo question, but so what? Did Trump not have more embarrassing gaffes? Did Clinton not come up with the mediocre responses to those questions?

Yes, Bill Maher. Gary Johnson. He’s not “a fucking idiot.” It’s funny that you knock him down after you had him on your show for an interview, and you were even condescending to him then. It doesn’t mean anything to you that you cherry pick “facts” and present them to your audiences *AS IF* they are true, and you and I and everyone know they aren’t. You’re the one who doesn’t have his facts; I do. As a Johnson supporter, I know this, and yet you don’t.

If anything, Bill, you *ARE* a fucking idiot, and you’re another in my basket of fucking idiots.

 

Libertarian Presidential Candidate and Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson Interviewed on Real Time with Bill Maher

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On last night’s HBO‘s Real Time with Bill Maher, limousine liberal and Real Time host Bill Maher interviewed 2016 Libertarian presidential candidate and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson at the beginning of his show, talking about Bill seeing Gary’s name a lot lately because Gary is the third name in the race and that part of the reason there is so much talk about Johnson in the race is that they don’t like Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Here’s the transcript of the discussion that transpired during the broadcast:

Bill Maher: You know, I, I see your name a lot lately, uh, because you are the third person in the race. Now you have to admit part of the reason why there is so much talk about you is they don’t like the other two.

Gov. Gary Johnson: Uh, completely agree, but, uh….

Maher:[interrupting] And you’ll take it, right?

Johnson: Well, uh, but Bill Weld and myself are the only third party candidates that are going to be on the ballot in all 50 states. So there is a justification.

Maher:[interrupting]  Oh, you will be in all 50 states…

Johnson:[interrupting as well] Yeah, yeah.

Maher: ….already? Because the last time I read it wasn’t  up to 50, but…

Johnson: [interrupting again]  No, it’s not, but, uh,….

Maher: Far ahead.

Johnson: Yes, far ahead of 2012. We were on the ballot in about 48 states.

Maher: And you’re polling in about 10 percent. But if you get 15 percent in the polls, then you’re in the debates, and that’ll change the game, right?

Johnson:  Right, and it’s really key right now just to be in these polls. We’re not in all these polls, and the polls that we’re in is always after Clinton and Trump and then as an afterthought, uh, Johnson. They posted a poll here a couple of days ago where Clinton and Trump and then another candidate got 12 percent, not even naming my name. So it’s a rigged game.

Maher:[interrupting immediately] It is a rigged game.

Johnson:[also interrupting immediatgely] A rigged game. You know…

Maher: But they, you know, Trump….

Johnson: But it is the way it is.

Maher: Trump says that too. But now, I mean, you were the Republican governor of, um, um, New Mexico.

Johnson: Yep, blue state. A Republican governor of blue sta-

Maher: [Interrupting again] Not now. Not when you were there.

Johnson: Yeah, no. It was very blue then. It was 2 to 1 blue then.

Maher: But you’re not blue.

Johnson: Well, uh, what’s the combination when you’re…

Maher: [immediately interrupting] You’re a Republican.

Johnson: [emphatically interrupting Maher] Republican governor and…

Maher:  [interrupting abruptly] And William Weld was a Republican, right? The point I’m making is you guys are….I don’t know….if you have changed so much, to me you just…you guys are Republican classic…

Johnson: [interjecting] No….

Maher: ….and Trump is Republican crazy or whatever. I mean, if this was, if this was, but what I’m just saying is if this was 25 years ago, you wouldn’t even be thinking about running as a Libertarian. You would be a mainstream Republican.

Johnson: Well, I always have been a libertarian by philosophy. I mean, recogni – or, uh, identifying myself as as a libertarian. Really, you could argue that I got to serve as a Republican, uh….

Maher: [interrupting once again] But I, I….

Johnson: I got to serve as a libertarian under, you know, the sheep’s clothing of being a Republican.

Maher: I read the Libertarian website. I mean, it’s like, woah, we want less government, and we’re gonna cut taxes. I’m like, “We already have a party that says that. It’s the Republicans.”  What’s the big difference?

Johnson: Well, being fiscally conservative and socially “we-really-don’t-give-a-damn” as you don’t force that on me. So people being able to make choices in their own lives. A woman’s right to choose, marriage equality, legalizing pot…[Met with an extremely loud applause from the audience]

Maher: Ok, but….but….with Donald Trump being the candidate, it seems to me that is kinda where the Republican Party has gone. Fiscally, they’re….I don’t know where they are fiscally ’cause he’s against free trade, but certainly on the social front? Donald Trump? Three wives? He…Maureen Dowd asked him about, uh, abortion, and he went, “Interesting question. What’s your next one?”

Johnson: Well…

Maher: They don’t seem to care. The evangelicals like him. I mean, he is not the old school Republican.

Johnson: Well, when he talked about abortion, and when he said, uh, “Should a woman should be punished?”, and he said, “Yes, a woman should be punished,” and then a couple of hours later, changed that to say that the doctor should be punished….um…. [Laughter coming from theaudience] I’ve got so many differences with, uh –

Maher: [interrupting again] Right.

Johnson: – Donald Trump starting with immigration. I mean, when they started talking…..when he started talking about, uh, –

Maher: [Interrupting] of course

Johnson: – going after 11 million undocumented workers, uh, that’s –

Maher: But….

Johnson: – just –

Maher: But…

Johnson: – crazy.

Maher: But not just Libertarians feel that way. All sane people feel that way. [Mild laughter from a woman in the audience]

Johnson: I think so. I think most sane people are actually Libertarian. It’s just that they don’t know it. [Loud laughter from a woman in the audience met with the audience applause]

Maher: But unfortunately….[Applause continuing and then dying] Unfortunately a lot of people who are not sane are Libertarian. I saw your convention. I mean, the vision of government is somewhere between, uh, colonial Williamsburg and Atlantis. [Johnson chuckles a bit][Loud laughter from the woman in that audience]

Johnson: An-

Maher: Uh, their economic theory is like, uh, “Mad Max takes your gas, and you die.” [Light laughter from the woman in the audience.] That…. I….there are some crazy people in your party. You got booed –

Johnson: And that….

Maher: – for saying things that I don’t think are really out of the mainstream….like five-year-olds shouldn’t get to buy heroin.

Johnson:[Loud laughing woman in that audience] Or that, that I support drivers licenses as a competency to drive a car.

Maher: There was an issue about blind people getting drivers licenses, and those nuts were –

Johnson: I don’t….

Maher: – for it.

Johnson: I don’t think – I don’t think crazy is unique to the Libertarian Party. I think you go to that Republican convention –

Maher: But somewhere –

Johnson: – you’ll see some crazy. You go to the Democratic convention you’ll see some crazy there too.

Maher: True. But somewhere along the way Libertarian, I don’t know, it gets –

Johnson: Well, the Libertarians did make me their nominee along with Bill Weld, so –

Maher: Yes –

Johnson: I can definitely say….

Maher: You know, you are the top of the sane in the Party. You are the right guy. [Johnson chuckles] [Loud applause from his audience] So, uh, they want to abolish a lot of stuff. What do you want to abolish? They, you know, they don’t like any gun laws, they don’t like the Fed, and you know, the gold standard they want to bring back, I mean, some –

Johnson: Well, I mean, I may not be in, in, in those camps as much, but I do believe government is too big, it tries to accomplish too much.  By doing that, they tax. They take money away from me – taxes, and that’s money I can be spending on my own.

Maher: How much, how much would you cut defense? That’s where the rubber meets the road on that issue.

Johnson: Well, ideally, you set a target, uh, to reduce the spending when it comes to, uh, defense. But, hey, the key word is “defense,” not “offense.” And we need to stop with these military –

Maher: But how much? It’s like, uh…it’s, uh….

Johnson: Well, if you, the Pentagon itself says that we should reduce, uh, bases in the United States by 20 percent. That hasn’t happened because congressmen and women stand up for those bases in their states, and that’s why that doesn’t happen. But, uh, look, yes, we can, we can cut, uh, spend, expenditures –

Maher: Give me –

Johnson: – for defense.

Maher: – give me a number. I mean, we probably spend a trillion when you add in the nukes and the wars and the stuff we put off the books.

Johnson: Well, I think you can target 20 percent –

Maher: 20?

Johnson: – and that wouldn’t be the end of the world.

Maher: Wow. You’re saner than I thought. [Johnson chuckles, and a loud applause from the audience goes off] I was hoping…I was hoping you’d say 50. Ok. So….

Johnson: And that….and, and,  and that’s targeted.  I’m –

Maher: Right.

Johnson: – looking to be elected President of the United States, since this is gonna have to be something that will have –

Maher: And you have said –

Johnson: – to come out of Congress.

Maher: You have not smoked pot in, what, eight weeks?

Johnson: Well, with, the legalization of marijuana, marijuana products are edibles. I had edibles about eight weeks ago.

Maher: Ok. [Loud applause with Johnson chuckling] But you have said, and I think this is prudent, that, uh, even though you do enjoy marijuana, when you’re in office you won’t because, you know, the 3 A.M. call –

Johnson: It’s a 24/7 job –

Maher: Right.

Johnson: – and actually running for President is a 24/7 –

Maher: Right.

Johnson: – job, so, uh.

Maher: So what’s that like not, not being high? [Applause from audience with Johnson lightly chuckling]

Johnson: What I, what I –

Maher: [Chuckling] The sacrifices you politicians make!

Johnson: What I want to be careful on is I, I don’t drink. But I don’t begrudge anyone having a drink in the evening to take the edge off. I don’t begrudge anybody having pot to take the edge off, so….

Maher: Lots of presidents were completely plod. Nixon, when he was going through Watergate, was going, “Guh, guh, guh, guh” every night. We know that. [Chuckles and laughter from the audience and from Johnson]

Johnson: People being –

Maher: Right.

Johnson: – able to make their own choices, and in my particular case, and I’m just speaking for myself –

Maher: Right.

Johnson: Like I say, 24/7 job running –

Maher: I hope you really get into the debates, because that would be great. [Loud applause from the audience and smile from Johnson] Thank you, Gary Johnson.

Johnson: Oh my gosh!

Maher: Good luck! Godspeed! Let’s meet our panel!

Here’s the video of that interview on Real Time.

Of course, that limousine liberal had to smear Libertarians at our Libertarian National Convention at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida at the end of May 2016 for being “crazy” because of the sane ideology that we have. He blew all of our ideas and principles out of proportion and assassinated our characters in the name of keeping his so-called “relevant” talk show high on a worthless premium cable channel.

Here’s the URL for Real Time Overtime:

Here is a Twitter tweet coming from Real Time’s Twitter account:

Bill Maher and Gary Johnson Interview - RTWBM - Clip - 07-01-2016

 

Here’s Real Time panelist Louise Mensch’s Twitter tweet that features her pose with Gary Johnson.

Twitter Responses to Bill Maher and Gary Johnson Interview Part 1 - Clip Part 1 - RTWBM - 07-01-2016

 

Here are two tweets from Johnson’s Twitter campaign account.

Gary Johnson's Twitter Tweet 1 - 07-01-2016 Gary Johnson's Twitter Tweet 2 - 07-01-2016

Here’s a tweet from Real Time’s account as well.

Real Time's Twitter Tweet - 07-01-2016Overall, the interview was….well, not bad. I just find it interesting that Maher erred on two things:

  1. He  thinks all Libertarians are “crazy” because he claims a few of them wanted blind people “to drive cars” and a five-year-old to buy heroin. But then he never talks about how bat shit crazy he is when his limousine liberal mind wants to regulate all businesses, worship the State, and everyone to despise all Muslims and every religion on the planet as well as convert to his religion of climate change. Not one single person at the Convention advocated heroin use for five-year-olds and the blind to drive automobiles. So he’s full of shit there, considering that’s never been reported from any Libertarian Facebook group of which I’ve been a member.and,
  2. He thinks our idea of government is “somewhere between colonial Williamsburg and Atlantis.” Not only that, our economic theory allegedly stated at the Rosen Centre in Orlando, Florida is the following: “Mad Max takes your gas, and you die.” What a fucktard of the highest order! Sure, Billy Boy, and you fuck and hump every hooker and chick with your hard Jewish cock they can get their hands on at your age of 60 or whatever the fuck your age is and you don’t mind getting an STD because of your irresponsible sexual practice of free love, I bet. That, and you probably snort coke on their tits and smoke some chronic to take the edge off with uber-style.

I can’t stand that snarky limousine liberal son of a bitch.

Update (07-21-2016): Here’s a new copy of the Gary Johnson interview in better shape. I hope everyone enjoys it.