The Dumbness of Gary Johnson

If people are right wingers, I’d prefer that they vote for Gary Johnson over Donald Trump, just as I’d prefer everybody on the left to vote for Jill Stein over Hillary Clinton.  In fact, I’d love it  if everybody would suddenly realize that the media is lying to them, that they do have four candidates to choose between and not just the two who constitute America’s current nightmare, the one in which America is being chased by a monster but still can only run in slow motion, and millions of people would suddenly change their minds and Clinton and Trump would come in 3rd and 4th, which is which wouldn’t matter and democracy would be saved.
But, good grief, Gary Johnson is a moron.  He does agree with the legalization of marijuana, so he’s better than Clinton or Trump on that score, but I know lots and lots of not very bright people who are in favor of legalizing marijuana.  I love the stuff, truly, but it does not require intelligence to smoke it.
First, there’s the not knowing where Aleppo is.  That may be no worse than George W. Bush not knowing the difference between Sunni and Shi’ite, but it’s no better.  It shows basic ignorance of an  area where serious shit is going on.
But then  the  statement that global warming doesn’t matter because we’re all going to die when the Sun expands and swallows the Earth anyway – that is bizarre.  It means he doesn’t understand the difference between a disaster which may affect us next week -say, in the event of a major hurricane, or flooding – and will certainly affect us dramatically in the near future – and something that’s going to happen 3 or 4 billion years from now.  If somebody doesn’t understand  that difference, then they don’t understand much of anything at all.

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  1. DW

    Gary Johnson probably doesn’t know the difference between Shi’ite and Shinola.

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