Polls Show Gary Johnson Hurts Hillary More Than Trump – MSM Jump Into Action…

Sometimes you just have to laugh.   However, it really sucks to be Gary Johnson right now.

Poll after poll is showing presidential candidate Gary Johnson in the race hurts Hillary Clinton more than Donald Trump.  And you know what that means?

Yup, time for the MSM to wage a thermonuclear media operation against the guy.

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If only Gary Johnson was hurting Donald Trump instead of Hillary Clinton the media would have brushed the flub under the rug.   Alas…

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323 Responses to Polls Show Gary Johnson Hurts Hillary More Than Trump – MSM Jump Into Action…

  1. Prothonotary Warbler says:

    I always thought Aleppo was the third Mario Brother.

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    • msdonnal says:

      LOL!!! great post!

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      • That was Funny, People were also saying Aleppo was what Hillary was using for her allergies. In Any event, Mr Trump better prep himself for the debate, because this is the only way the MSM and Hillary can try and stop him. Who remembers the nuclear triad?

        Liberals live to make opponents look stupid. Did you see the way they Treated Johnson after he said it?… It’s all they have…but if you did a poll my bet is 95% of their Audience were saying to themselves the same thing Johnson did.

        This story is 100% spot on… I said it to my wife this morning… If Johnson was having an effect on Trump, They would have said Aleppo Syria.

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        • All I saw was a headline. I had to look it up and I like to think I keep up with the latest news etc.

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        • Keln says:

          Seriously, people don’t know where Aleppo is? It’s the largest city in Syria. One of the largest in the Middle East!

          That’s like not knowing where Prague or Paris or Cairo is. You shouldn’t have to say what country with such large and well established cities.

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          • Marc says:

            I still forget what country Prague is in and I’m pretty good with geography.

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            • John R says:

              Czechoslovakia 🙂

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              • The ghost formerly known as Prince says:

                Ah, but “Czechoslovakia” doesn’t exist anymore. It’s gone the way of Yugoslavia, Prussia, and the Ottoman Empire.

                And since I’m being a killjoy, I’ll add that although the m me is clever Gary Johnson’s political career has been over since he became a Libertarian.

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                • John R says:

                  Yes, my attempt at humor – with the smiley.

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                • bolshevict says:

                  He’s very Liberal and pure open borders. Most people who claim to be Libertarian are just too Liberal to claim it.
                  To me, the classic “Libertarian” is a pasty-faced, pudgy guy with a dated turtleneck and sports jacket with patched sleeves, using the “I’m a Libertarian” routine at a cocktail party so that the ladies will think he’s interesting. .
                  The truly Conservative Libertarian is a rare bird because they’re smart enough to know that helping Republicans win, and influencing the GOP, is a better strategy for the Libertarian agenda than running losers like Gary Johnson out there every 4 years.

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            • Besides, Aleppo used to be in what is now Turkey – the Ottoman Empire.
              My FB is going nuts trashing GJ and they are supposed to be Trump supporters! Maybe they didn’t get the memo?

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          • Cripe. I drew-a-blank for a second on ‘Aleppo’, and I’m a political junkie. Heard the name but couldn’t place the significance. Everyone is correct though, that D.Trump better have a “buzz-word” list, and he better memorize it for the debates, since the so-called “MSM” will be throwing this kind of stuff in his face rapid-fire. It’s their last hope…

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            • 4bleu says:

              No one would hesitate when asked, “What about Damascus?” but without any other clues, and they gave zero, Aleppo sounds like an Italian word, so an American’s first reaction would be to hesitate as he did. They knew that, deliberately dropped it cold and knew Johnson would have to ask for clarification as to what they meant – a word or the city i.e. the Syrian conflict. Such a easy trap to spring – it’s not knowledge being tested, but playing games with normal human brain processes.
              Not worth trying to memorize lists, they’ll change the game in a nanosecond if they see that sort of prep. Just take a moment to consider the question and how it was delivered and then answer the question that should have been asked. In the old days, interviewees would light a cigarette and blow out the smoke to give themselves time to think before answering a question. The interviewer was forced to wait.

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              • Sassy says:

                I suspect so, too. What was the topic of conversation immediately before the Aleppo question? Before this blunder, I’d be willing to bet that at least half, if not more, of the people you ask on the street would not know what or where Aleppo is.

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                • J. Baker says:

                  I’ll bet before the Johnson episode, 85% of the folks on the street couldn’t have told you a single think about “Aleppo.”

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          • I’m gonna have to throw the BS flag on that comment.

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          • and the specialist hospital and other bomb sites the media keep telling us – “just happened” recently – and “this player” or “that player” was responsible? Saw the footage of the Syrian Free Army (those supported by Obama and have now morphed into ISIS) blowing those buildings/neighborhoods up – it was their own footage too with them narrating their attacks as “moderates” against Assad – years ago – before, when our own media/president/congress was blaming Assad for what the “freedom fighters” were doing. Like they are all rather stupid or purposely destroying a country?

            Aleppo should already be well known as a target to take out Syria years ago.

            (Johnson is a crook too – besides being ignorant.)

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        • Just watch in the manner the question is put. It was a “gotcha” question.

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          • was not was says:

            It was, but Johnson has been playing footsie with the GOPe and taking cash from them for quite some time now, and even put a committed establishment RINO prog on the ballot with him. He had to know the establishment would take him out the moment he was of no more use to them. He got what he deserved.

            In any event, true Libertarian Party types won’t care about this. They aren’t concerned about Aleppo, and will vote for Johnson anyway. This was just a stunt to signal to pollsters that Johnson cannot be allowed to get on stage in the debates.

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      • Prothonotary Warbler says:

        Glad you liked that! It’s-a me, Aleppo!

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    • Morgul Lord says:

      Nah, it’s a breed of horse created by the Nez Perce Indians

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    • satmfs says:

      I thought Joe Aleppo was the head of the Chicago Mob after Capone and before the Obamas..

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    • Tom says:

      I thought Aleppo was the 4th Marx Brother?? Groucho, Harpo, Zeppo & Aleppo?!

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    • TwoLaine says:

      I tho’t it was Pinocchio’s brother.

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  2. Voltaire's Crack says:

    Johnson is on TV right now attempting a recovery. He’s giving a history of the Middle East and using wonky terms like “Kurds”, “Iraq”, “ISIS” and “Russia”. He wants to ally with Russia to end the war. Megyn’s getting mad and says no she won’t let him do that because Russia likes Assad.

    Now she is back to calling him a dummy. He’s saying it’s more important to understand the philosophy than the issues. Huh?

    On leaving, he asks if anyone saw his 8-track of Dark Side of the Moon. Cut to commercial.

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    • I loathe this doper Johnson, and even more so his running mate, dipsomaniac Bill Weld, who I know well from Massachusetts, but Kelly Megyn I despise more than either
      of them.

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    • sam says:

      I don’t care about Johnson but if he can hurt Hillary, I’m all for him! Go Johnson!

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    • Marc says:

      Assisting Russia in defeating ISIS is the best and correct strategy. The FNC, Neocon, warmonger class in DC and NY have to continue painting Assad as evil in order to stoke the flames of war with Russia and Iran. We’re aiding ISIS already so it’s in the President and NATO’s interest for Assad to be ousted.

      The reports of Russia and the Syrian Army dropping chlorine bombs is also a complete fabrication. The sarin gas attacks a few years back were also blamed on Assad but were actually Al Nusra’s doing. Our lying media doing what it does best: Propagandizing.

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      • cali says:

        You are correct! It was reported that Hillary not only armed Saudi Arabia beyond what is acceptable but she also enabled Toxic chemicals disbursed which conveniently continue to show up in Syria killing civilians. Hillary armed the Saudis to their teeth. Watching the documentary “Saudi Arabia uncovered” included the fact that the majority of the sunni/Salafist ISIS are made up of Saudis.
        Russia will never trust this administration since the discovery of Fast and Furious II International beginning in Benghazi using Turkey as the middleman to ship arms and weaponry to Syria with the intent to overthrow president Assad. All the chemical attacks are a direct result of Hillary’s actions while SOS.
        The US Pravda continue to paint Putin as the boogeyman of all evils in the middle east which is far removed from the truth. The war criminal is Hillary et al acting in service to the house of Saud which can also be seen in that documentary that includes the UK.
        The US/UK sponsored ISIS will be with us until either DT becomes president and/or Putin has enough and put the Saudis, UK and US on notice about their intent to deliver Syria to the Saudis. The Egyptian president el-Sisi has filed war crimes charges at the Hague/ICC against Hillary and this president right after Morsi and the muslim botherhood were removed from power and discovery of documents were found that shows the planned intent to remove Mubarek, Ghaddafi and Assad. So far we have not heard much but then again the Hague/ICC works very slowly.

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  3. maiingankwe says:

    Did anyone catch his slip on how he said Islamists and connected them with the bad guys? He said something along the lines that the Free Syrian’s Army is now connected with the islamists. He didn’t say radical islamists. Oops. So, essentially he is saying all islamists are bad guys without realizing they’re all islamists in the ME besides Israel.
    Now, if I was a screaming liberal, I’d be going after him for this, not Allepo. If one was to to do a random study on say college kids, and ask them what they know about Allepo, the results would be obvious. They wouldn’t have a clue, and probably think it was dog food.

    I knew what the journalist was asking him, but only because I’ve verbally spoken and written about it. If I hadn’t, I doubt I would’ve known either even though I would’ve known if Syria had been mentioned. It was a gotcha question. It’s probably why they are letting him get away with saying islamists are bad guys. Sorry, but one has to laugh at that, and he wants to be president? Okay.

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  4. flair1239 says:

    Watching Johnson on Megyn Kelly. I know it sounds cold, but I agree with him on Syria. I don’t think we are obligated to remove every brutal dictator in the world. There are really no happily ever after success stories that come to mind. Maybe…. the Philippines after Marcos?

    I believe that some cultures just are not conducive to suffrage. Yes Assad is an ass and so was Qaddafi, but I don’t believe their overthrow is worth a single American life.

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    • I agree. The situation is that these people have been feuding with each other for centuries and the dictators are the only thing keeping things together and keeping them from slaughtering each other. Assad has been protecting the Christians, they support him. We are not interested in these countries other than for personal gain…gas line and Assad is aligned with Russia so won’t play footsie with us; we could care less about the people who live there. Same was true in Iraq; Saddam was keeping it all together…Trump says no more which is one of the main reasons I support him…no more of these wars where our armies is being used for the personal gain of the cronies…Bush used our men and women as his personal army….how dare he..I get so angry thinking about him and this Iraq war….sick…greedy…selfish …ok, enough…my rant..

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    • The Islamist Mideast should be run by strongmen, period. A strongman runs his hellhole based on his own survival and self interest. He can be influenced to change his destructive behavior by outside forces that bring power to bear. The forces of civilization can influence strongmen.

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    • Keln says:

      Bottom line is, a fully oppressed Syria by the brutal dictator Assad is less of a headache for us. From an America First policy stand point, supporting Assad makes sense, because it means the death of ISIS.

      Frankly, people should never be handed freedom. They have to earn it. They have to choose to want it, then be willing to sacrifice their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to win it.

      When someone like the US comes in and topples a regime and hands freedom to a people, they can’t retain it because they don’t respect it and never evolved culturally to want it in the first place.

      The people of the Middle East are backwards, and until they catch up culturally, they will never be able to understand or cherish individual freedom.

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    • Xybeka says:

      Those governments were overthrown by Killary to destabilize the middle east and so that, then AlQueda could get ahold of Ghadaffi’s gold and stash of weapons.

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    • Jenny R. says:

      Funny thing is, that previously Johnson’s policy stances lined up very closely to Bush/Clinton’s.
      http://www.weeklystandard.com/yes-gary-johnson-endorsed-humanitarian-war/article/522029
      https://saturnsrepository.wordpress.com/2016/05/26/is-the-lp-about-to-nominate-a-gun-grabbing-big-government-neocon/

      So in some ways, Johnson screwed up more than just a gaffe: he’s a Romney/Bush/Clinton toady from the get go, whose real positions are completely in line with theirs, and he just opened the door for Team Trump to do some very clever digging with that Aleppo bobble…surely someone who was so supportive of humanitarian war would know about Aleppo, huh?

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  5. psadie says:

    Who says that “pot” doesn’t affect the brain…just listen to this idiot!

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  6. the_sirius_one says:

    Methinks his poll numbers will go up.
    For him especially, all publicity is good publicity.

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    • Voltaire's Crack says:

      Perhaps in Colorado (the Wacky Tabacky state), where he is already polling at 13. Wouldn’t mind seeing his numbers go up there as it’s certainly almost all a pull from Hillary.

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    • Sassy says:

      It may be. The snobs who ridicule him are already targets of those who are sick and tired of the elites and the media. There’s a risk that all the other people who didn’t know what Aleppo is will take major offense at these Clinton supporters who mock Johnson.

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  7. Sandra says:

    I saw this thing play out this morning. I usually don’t watch MSNBC but landed on it when I woke up this morning because I wanted to see if they were engaging in their usual Trump hate fest. Now that I watch the incident again it’s painfully obvious that Barnicle was very obviously setting Johnson up to fail. Look at the way he stares at Johnson and quickly repeats Aleppo with a stearn look on his face. What I thought was so crazy though was after it happened Joe, Mika, and the rest of the idiots all freaked out like Johnson had just committed a murder. 🙂 They had a breaking news-like banner at the bottom of the screen and could talk about nothing else! They immediately declared that he was ineligible to be President. And I was thinking “You couldn’t figure this out before you invited him to your show?” Like what did they expect? Johnson isn’t exactly a foreign policy expert.

    So I must disclose here that I had never heard of Aleppo but I am well aware of the problems occurring in Syria. Of course if I were a Presidential candidate I would have memorized all locations and names so as not to be embarrassed by incompetent media hacks who are unable to monitor and report newsworthy events and instead resort to stunts.

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    • ctdar says:

      Also the condescending way barnacle boy aka “the plagiarist” rolled out the name Ahllllepo,, Ahlllepo

      http://www.cnn.com/US/9808/19/barnicle/index.html?_s=PM:US

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    • Paul Killinger says:

      Just so long as Johnson stays under 15% and out of the debates where he can provide cover for Hillary, I’m fine with it.

      A large number of Bernie’s moonbats will vote for him regardless. “Pass me that dube, will ya, buddy.”

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      • James O'Malley says:

        But that’s what I’m curious about…a lot of them (Bernites) lean FAR left and I’ve seen them first hand say that they can’t support Johnson because he’s not a Leftist. They hate Hillary, but hate Trump more, and will therefore vote overwhelmingly for her. They’re crazy, but not stupid. They know as much as we do that third party votes are basically a wasted vote.

        Trump likely won’t win them over, which means we gotta work overtime on every other demographic. Conservative Millennials such as myself are already voting for Trump, and our group has already been reaching out to other Millennial conservatives. The rest are a lost cause.

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    • ezpz says:

      Completely agree, Sandra.
      I saw the clip and you’re spot on about Barnacle and the way he asked and then repeated with the ‘stern look’ and the strong enunciation of Ah-Lep-Po. .
      Then, the follow up of “you’re kidding” was way over the top.

      It was clearly a pre-planned setup right down to the reactions from the morning joke team and the breaking news banners and the feigned shock and awe of it all. As if the guy even had a chance in the first place.

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      • Very similar to Hugh Hewitt’s two “gotcha” questions for Trump.

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      • John R says:

        I’m thinking the expected response was “What about Aleppo?” – the interviewer was probably thinking this would still catch him in confusion as the question itself was not really clear. “What are you going to do about Aleppo as President”. Ok, what are you going to do about Paris, what about London, what about Calais. As President what are you going to do about Calais? What??? You don’t know what I mean – wow you don’t know about the immigrant crisis in Calais. Guess what, this is a really stupid question to ask of a Libertarian Candidate to begin with. They are going to stay out of it.

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  8. Lanna says:

    Reminded me of when Bush was running for his first term and a reporter asked him what he thought of the Talliban.

    His reply: “I’m not familiar with that band.”

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  9. unseen1 says:

    The real reason that the MSM and Hillary camp are in panic mode. Is not because the polls are tightening. They figured they would before election day. No the real reason is because they are tightening before wikileaks release. they figured her bounce and cushion of 7-8pts would be enough to save her from the leaks. Remember the dems know everything that wikileaks has. Hillary send those emails after all. They brought out Khan after the DNC threw everything at trump they could to expand her lead from the DNC bounce then said the race was over.. they figured and 7-8pt lead would be enough that Trump would throw in the towel and if he didn’t it would be enough to protect her when the leaks come. But now with a Tied race her cushion is gone and she can’t get it back. If the wikileaks hits next week or the next week before the debates then she will be in a bad position going into the debate and will have to engage in the debate instead of just showing up. there whole plan for the debates was to marginalize Trump. He would be behind in the polls no chance of winning and Hillary would just act as if this was a waste of her time and after the 1st debate IMO they planned on saying there was no reason for the last 2 and cancel them. The whole thing as changed and they are scared .

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    • unseen1 says:

      And yes I do think the dems thought the polls were 100% correct. I don’t but they did so their ground game was based on that belief.

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      • Paul Killinger says:

        Not so sure, not if their own pollsters were brave enough to tell them the real numbers all along.

        So far as I can tell her entire campaign has neen a mirage thus far. But that’s fitting, considering her whole career has been one long made up fairytale.

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    • big bad mike says:

      Right On! And if the hillbills are going to destroy Johnson – he could smoke some Thai Stick – see God – and endorse Trump.

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  10. Sandra says:

    http://www.salon.com/2016/09/08/media-and-pundits-dont-know-what-aleppo-is-but-they-try-to-explain-it-to-gary-johnson/

    Media and pundits don’t know what Aleppo is, but they try to explain it to Gary Johnson
    New York Times, ex-U.S. ambassador to Iraq and longest U.S. spokesman at U.N. falsely described Aleppo as ISIS hub
    […]

    In its report on Johnson’s gaffe, The New York Times incorrectly described Aleppo as “the de facto capital” of ISIS. The actual de facto capital of ISIS is Raqqa, which is east of Aleppo. Then in an update, Times reporter Alan Rappeport instead described Aleppo as “a stronghold of the Islamic State,” before, in yet another correction, simply calling it a “war-torn Syrian city.” That’s not all. When the Times updated an editor’s note at the bottom of the article acknowledging the correction, it incorrectly described Aleppo as “the Syrian capital.” Aleppo is not Syria’s capital; Damascus is. Aleppo was the largest city in Syria before the destructive war began but not the capital. Yet wait, there’s more: After this third error was pointed out on social media, the Times issued a correction to its correction. […]

    After Johnson’s blunder, a slew of cocksure pundits also took to the media to try to correct him — and utterly failed as well. Christopher Hill, the former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, went on MSNBC to set things straight, making a complete fool of himself in the process. Hill arrogantly disparaged Johnson, while incorrectly describing Aleppo as the “capital of ISIS.” “I’m still trying to get my mind around that one,” he said of the libertarian presidential candidate’s ignorance. “You know, in foreign affairs there’s a lot of inside baseball that I don’t expect people to understand or follow.” […]

    He was not the only U.S. diplomat to mistakenly associate Aleppo with ISIS. Richard Grenell, formerly the longest-serving U.S. spokesperson at the United Nations, also incorrectly implied that Aleppo is controlled by ISIS. […]

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  11. BigE says:

    This guy is a joke watch the video Paul Joseph Watson from info wars,he did a good piece on this idiot

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  12. Stinky-Inky says:

    I prefer Peter Quinn’s plan for Raqqa.

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  13. unconqueredone says:

    Johnson has one part of his ideas right: We need an alternative to the two big establishment parties. The part he missed is that the 3rd party has taken over one of the parties and left the elites that think they run it wondering how they can lead on their walk when no one’s following them.

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  14. So the media is trying to stop voters from giving her thighness a Johnson????

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  15. Honest Abbey says:

    The president needs to be a good problem solver, and to solve problems, you must pay attention to details.

    Johnson: What [not where] is Aleppo?

    Hillary: You can look on a map and find Aleppo

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  16. Scott says:

    Been watching some Gary Johnson videos, one where he calls Trump a “pussy,” another where he melts down when a reporter uses the term illegal immigrant. The guy’s pure amateur hour. Not even remotely libertarian. I’d sooner vote for John McAfee or the rent is too damn high guy.

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  17. bulwarker says:

    Im guessing the media polls won’t try to get Johnson on to the debate stage? Thats leaves who, Evan Mcmullen?

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  18. TatonkaWoman says:

    So…does this mean the MSM is going to stop manipulating the poll numbers to get him on the stage, and start manipulating the poll numbers to keep him off the stage?? Darn.

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  19. It was Johnson’s day to get taken down and the MJ show was selected to do the deed. If for some reason Johnson would have handled the Allepo question, I’m sure they had back-up questions ready, perhaps something about Sevastopol. Either way he was not going to leave there standing.

    For the debates I’m sure they already have much worse prepared for Trump.

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  20. big bad mike says:

    I challenge Mike Barnacle to a duel. Cow pies at 20 paces.

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  21. asawasa says:

    when asked on the view if his campaign can recover he replied with gee i don’t know that is up to the people to decide. I don’t know if there has ever been a candidate that has politically punched themselves in the face repeatedly like Gary Johnson has. it’s like Jeb! “the Guac Bowl merchant” Bush and Johnny “Pancakes” Kasich were rolled into one candidate.

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  22. John Smith says:

    Gary “weed imao” Johnson

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  23. tempo150101 says:

    Trump has made everybody immune. People don’t care about stuff like this.

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  24. lisaginnz says:

    Poor Gary, but I read lots of stories all over the place and “Aleppo” to me sounds like a type of Starbucks coffee or something…. so yeah, sure, 1 gaff and you’re done? Gary is a horrible candidate for LOTS of reasons, but I gaff? not so much…. (just sayin’)
    #HillaryWearsEarPieces
    #OnlyTrumpWillDo
    #GoDonald
    #PresidentTrumpSoundsAwesome

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  25. ezpz says:

    I think this will backfire on the press and the Clintonista campaign.

    If anything, this will endear Gary Johnson to many who might not have even known who he is.
    There’s something honest about Johnson embracing his ‘blanking’ and going on all the shows to admit he should have known but didn’t. More importantly, he’s trash talking Hillary’s interventionist policies in the ME and agreeing with Trump about working with Russia to fight Isis. Gasp!

    The media is so hated and so distrusted that I think people will come to Gary Johnson’s defense from the media onslaught rather than turn against him.

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    • Dixie says:

      IKR? I didn’t like Gary Johnson because he has anger issues which have been on display…..but now he’s the underdog……hmmmm…….Don’t get me wrong. Trump is still my guy, but I do feel sorry for Johnson.

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  26. ezpz says:

    And here I thought Aleppo was a mutated form of leprosy.

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  27. sammyhains says:

    Johnson was hurt by not knowing what Aleppo is.
    But he was only hurt among the Neocons like Bill Kristol and Jonah Goldberg at National Review and other would-be Republicans. They think Trump is a know-nothing, especially about their top issue, foreign policy. Johnson is now no better than Trump in their eyes.

    But for the far left who can’t stomach hiLlARy Clinton because she is too much of a war hawk, I think they are relieved Gary Johnson doesn’t know what Aleppo is. That means that he is less likely to bomb it than Clinton. Johnson remains unscathed in their eyes.

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  28. kellyseamus says:

    Aleppo?? I thought you said Alamo!!

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  29. Carroll Nigg says:

    If anyone had any doubts about the lack of brain cells about American voters, this useful idiot was the elected Governor of New Mexico. The problem isn’t the idiots in the political area but the voters.

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    • Concerned says:

      That’s right. And those same idiots are now considering Johnson as a viable alternative to Clinton and Trump! They know little or nothing about Johnson but are willing to vote for him. It’s pretty insane.

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  30. carnan43 says:

    Aren’t voters great. This idiot was elected Gov. of New Mexico. These same 2 brain cell voters will get to vote for President.

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  31. SharonKinDC says:

    Aleppo has been in the news, frequently, for well over a year, more like a couple of years. So Johnsons’ gaffe tells me he really doesn’t pay attention to the news. It also confirms what most of us knew: he’s a ‘protest’ candidate and not a ‘real’ one. The most amusing part of the whole thing, is like everything Hillary touches, the splitter strategy for the general turned to merde, since he’s pulling far fewer Trump votes, than Hillary’s

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    • sunnydaze says:

      I agree, Sharon.

      If you’ve been reading about the European Crisis, you’ve heard of Aleppo.

      And I would expect any American running for President to be up on the European Immigration Crisis.

      There are not that many major cities in Syria.

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      • John R says:

        I’ve been following the crisis – I have never heard of Aleppo before this controversy. Regardless, the way that the question was asked was clearly intended to set him up in a way they would never do with Hillary Clinton. 95% of the electorate will would not know what this question was about the way it was presented. “What would you do if you were elected about Aleppo?”. To me no matter what that is an unfair question. It gives no context.

        Whereas something literally crazy – like “You mean wiped with a towel?” is given a pass.

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  32. Ip Siscr says:

    How I learned to stop worrying and luv the MSM – They are just purveyors of idiosyncratic and private opinion. Ask them “What would you do about News ?” Their response is “What is a ‘News’ ?” One has to laugh. However it would be nice to be able to routinely get somehow the facts of the day. Without fear favor or affection. Market opportunity ?

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  33. jms says:

    Total gotcha question. The responsible and respectful thing to do when referencing something like Aleppo is to frame the question in a way that informs the audience, using phrases like “the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo.” Most people have probably never heard of Aleppo. The only reason I know of it is a single article I read last year on the Belmont Club blog. Another media hit job.

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    • Exactly. Surprised that Hugh Hewitt wasn’t the blade runner for the hit.

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    • John R says:

      And even Vox in their follow-up continue the sabotage. The say he was asked about “the city of Aleppo, the site of a major front in the Syrian civil war” Actually, he wasn’t asked about the city, it was “what would you do about Aleppo?” – Think about a major city that most would know that has terrorist issues and is in the news. What would the question that was asked actually mean if they had said “If you were elected President, what would you do about Paris?” — There is no context – it’s natural to say what about Paris. Even if he knew Aleppo was a city, it would be natural to say “what about Aleppo”. He was set-up either way – whether he knew it was a city or not. And, Clinton would never get that question unless it was prepared in advanced so that she had an answer. Anyway no she has an earpiece and speaks very slowly and cautiously so that she can be prompted and reminded in her ear.

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  34. JD says:

    It clearly was a setup job but Johnson is an imbecile. I have a few Facebook friends that keep pushing him like he has a chance to win. One of these friends posted his press release where he admitted to screwing up and claim this is why we should all vote for Johnson because he admits when he’s wrong unlike the other two “baffoons”. I was tempted to comment and say don’t worry about Gary, his mind was a little blown after smoking that bone. It’s amazing to me just how little people know the candidates, and I’m sure his notion of Trump is through the MSM lens. Of course he was originally a Kasuck supporter before he jumped on Johnson’s johnson.

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  35. Womack25 says:

    MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!
    BUILD THE WALL!!!
    TRUMP 2016!!!

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  36. Sorry to say I’m just a moron also, I didn’t know where Aleppo was until I saw the clip. Everybody talks about Syria and Syrian refugees.

    This is the first time I’ve seen another candidate treated with the same utter contempt that Trump has been. When the questioner saw that “Aleppo” was not registering, why not just say “Syria” instead of making that long pause and then acting all incredulous. It’s like when they tried to make a big deal over the Hugh Hewitt “Quds” thing in his Trump interview. Guess what, I didn’t know who they hell they were either.

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  37. Howie says:

    WOW! A die hard Hillary voter just sent me an email she is now for Johnson. This is Yuuuuge. She is too embarrassed to defend Hillary from my attacks any more. There is no defense. She threw in the towel.

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    • John R says:

      It is a good sign if any strong Hillary supporters are having second thoughts. Most that I know are so over the top, that there is nothing in any e-mail or any fact that is going to change there vote.

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  38. Palin Smith says:

    That’s what people do in Syria, die. Ever since Obama and Clinton opened Pandora’s Box in the Middle East, all hell has run rampant.

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    • bamainatlanta says:

      And the mainstream media has been pushing this false narrative about moderate rebels against an “evil dictator” in Assad. Just like they pushed the lie that Gaddafi was ” about to genocide his own people.”

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  39. John R says:

    The major surprise here is that they didn’t do this yet with Donald Trump. He needs to be on guard against this sort of gotcha question. My advice for a canned response to this type of question would be: “Well do you know what did Hillary Clinton said she would do about … Aleppo?” Do you know if she was ever asked?

    You can bet that any gotcha question asked of Trump will won’t have been asked of Hillary.

    He can always say – I’ll answer that question when you start asking the same type of questions to Hillary Clinton (point).

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    • There are several techniques to handle that type of situation. One of the most common is to remark that it’s a very broad question, and ask the questioner to be more specific, clarify, or provide some context for his concern.

      If the questioner becomes confrontational or refuses to comply, then reply with something like “Well, you obviously are not interested in a serious response on such a serious matter. Given that let me instead use my time to explain….”

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  40. aur1640 says:

    I wouldn’t know what Aleppo is if you pointed a pistol to my head!! Just shoot me…

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    • flair1239 says:

      Do we really expect our President to be need to know every factoid?

      A president/CEO is supposed to provide direction, not detail. There is an old story that at Reagan’s first staff meeting he said something like “I hate taxes, regulations, and Communism. You guys take it from there.” Then he walked out.

      Now granted that story is probably apocryphal, but it goes to my point. We pay a President/CEO for their judgement. Any specific areas of expertise that they have are a bonus. This is exactly why Hillary would be an awful president (even if she was not corrupt). I have no doubt she knows more policy specifics than Trump does, but she lacks leadership skills, passion, judgement, and vision.

      So back to Gary Johnson, I don’t really care if he ever heard of Aleppo or not. The part I care about is what he says after he has been presented with the facts. Once he had the facts, I agreed with his conclusion.

      Trump has had similar episodes as he has been more educated on policy. One of the reasons I support him, is because to him “America First” is not a slogan, it is his guiding philosophy.

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  41. A person telling a pollster “Gary Johnson” is a safe answer, a “none of the above” answer, a chickenshit answer. Reality: no libertarian has ever received more than 1% of the national vote. Reality: His 6-9% polling has always been a false narrative. Reality: Gary Johnson out of the race affects no one on November 8th.

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  42. Tparty says:

    I now a ‘contract’ was out for Johnsons political skin and now we know the political hit man.

    What they haven’t figured out yet is that many of his supporters revile Hillary and this will be seen as another Crooked move to make Johnson a clown. There are only 3 groups within Johnson camp ….NeverTrumpers, Berners and misguided libertarians and 2 of groups are now being pried away. This may backfire…

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  43. bamainatlanta says:

    The question he was asked revealed the interventionist bias of Mike Barnacle. He assumes that a president needs to do something about Aleppo. In truth, WE helped destroy Aleppo, in our twisted attempt to help Islamic jihadis violently overthrow the Assad regime. So maybe now WE should do something about it, like ending all support for Islamic jihadis there.

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    • Concerned says:

      I wish Johnson would have said “What is Europe doing about Aleppo? What’s the UN doing about Aleppo?” I’m getting tired of this expectation that we need to fix everyone’s problems.

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  44. KH says:

    Where was the data to back up the title?
    Because from the polling I’m reading he’s hurting them equally in most states and Trump more in a few, specifically VA.

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  45. Bendix says:

    Why should a Libertarian candidate know or care about Aleppo? The MSM outlet where I watched the story said it was because Aleppo was the center of the “refugee crisis” or something. How long can something be going on and still be considered a “crisis”?
    Being as those poor souls are still their getting bombed, they aren’t refugees anyway.

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  46. TwoLaine says:

    YUP!

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  47. maga2016 says:

    I knew it as little kid, but I also read a lot of adventure books about the orient as kid

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  48. TwoLaine says:

    The Aleppo question was simply Morning Hoe’s segueway to the Obama/Hillary induced “refugee” “crisis” in advance of The Oh’s Edict later this month that he wants a MINIMUM of 200k NEW “Syrian” “refugees” approved effective for the budget year beginning 1 Oct 2016.

    MSNBC’s gotta’ push the Admin’s agenda in advance of his big UN speech this month. The more they show pix of “refugee” babies the less they have to show of “refugee” rapists, murderers and headwhackers..

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  49. TwoLaine says:

    TRUMP: As President of the United States I am being elected to look out for Americans. Aleppo is in Syria. I believe that the countries nearby, with big bucks, should look out for Aleppo. I believe that Syrian men of fighting ages should stay and fight in their Civil War that they helped start.

    IF we must, perhaps we’ll send the Clinton Family over there to help out with their international charity. We’ve heard they do good works, we’ve just never seen any of them.

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  50. Midwest Maness says:

    I believe Gary Johnson when he says that when they said Aleppo that he thought they were using an acronym. He may not have been totally up to speed on what is going on in Allepo but I do think he was trying to figure out what acronym those folks were using.

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