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Have your friends try http://www.isidewith.com/ !!!

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Wheylous Posted: Thu, Nov 1 2012 8:52 PM

http://www.isidewith.com/

I have heard stories of large portions of classrooms coming out of a class period of using the app asking "who is Gary Johnson?" This can only help! Johnson is no Paul (and certainty no Rothbard!), but having the students begin to question is a good thing!

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For a second I thought somebody was posing as you and spamming under your name, haha.

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98% Gary Johnson and 92% Libertarian

Too bad they left out the candidates that weren't nominated. I'm pretty sure I'd be even closer to Ron Paul but given the current candidates, I'd say that's accurate. Thanks for the nice little quiz. I love these things - just to get another perspective of where I stand. See if I'm being consistent, etc. Seems I've evolved. In 2008 I was surprised to see from one of these quizzes that I was closer to McCain than Ron Paul, but I was less mature and less informed then. :) And it was a different quiz.

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Just did it. 98% Johnson. My Dad got 91% Johnson, as he made some more conservative choices.

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gotlucky replied on Thu, Nov 1 2012 11:06 PM

My results:

Gary Johnson: 99%

Virgil Goode: 69%

Mitt Romney: 56%

Barack Obama: 8%

 

Amusing.

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Groucho replied on Fri, Nov 2 2012 4:08 AM

100% Gary Johnson - all issues
62% Mittens - economic, science, environmental issues (BS by the way)
4% Barry - side with him on zero major issues (this one is accurate)

The 100% surprised me. Johnson says do away with national borders? Legalize all drugs and free anyone in jail for drug crimes? All he's missing is a consistent record.

An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup. -H.L. Mencken
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Anenome replied on Fri, Nov 2 2012 4:15 AM

What's this 8% Obama agrees with me on, drug legalization or ?

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Obama isn't pro-legalization.

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Even though he smoked pot and "maybe did a little blow."

What a toad.

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"What's this 8% Obama agrees with me on, drug legalization or ?"

I think you can click on the candidate and it will tell you what Obama would say on each of the questions vs. what you said.

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Groucho replied on Fri, Nov 2 2012 10:41 AM

The quiz seems to  rank agreement according to which candidates you have the least amount of disagreement with. I clicked on Johnson and his position on drugs was "legalize tax and regulate marijuana" (not eliminating all drug laws); his position on global warming was to "provide incentives" for clean energy (not keeping government out of it altogether); he favored "reforming" medicare (not dismantling it).

Basically, he is the "least offensive" of the 5 candidates.

An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup. -H.L. Mencken
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Don't forget about his position on the whole Kony 2012 BS campaign and his endorsement of "humanitarian wars."

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Groucho replied on Fri, Nov 2 2012 11:28 AM

Oh yeah, that too.

Isn't it amazing that people as creepy as Darth Vader Charles Krauthammer (who looks Hitler, Himmler, and Goebbels all rolled into one) is, he's treated with anything other than contempt and disgust? Since 9/11 it's been like watching the Nazi party unfold before our very eyes.

An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup. -H.L. Mencken
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Wow.

You know, this is why I've lost pretty much all faith in the Libertarian Party. Konkin was right, it really is just the statist way of convincing people that "liberty is limited government."

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Sphairon replied on Fri, Nov 2 2012 12:46 PM

Either this is a strange quiz or Gary Johnson has strange stances on issues.

My answers were pretty statist all in all (no to illegal immigration, yes to government science funding, no to drilling etc.) and Johnson still came out ahead with 83%. To be fair, Jill Stein came in second at 73%.


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Groucho replied on Fri, Nov 2 2012 12:53 PM

Makes you wonder how impartial the quiz is. . .

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I sent the link to my TA for my class "intro to college", saying this looks like a useful tool. He asked me whether he could forward it to the entire class and I  laughed as I typed out my reply, because THAT WAS MY INTENTION ALL ALONG!!!

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A child becomes an adult when he leaves home and is able to support himself; a freshman becomes a member of the academic community when he figures out how to manipulate the TA...

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Aaron replied on Fri, Nov 2 2012 6:47 PM

99% Gary

1% Obammy

I found that a few of the questions lacked a snarky ancap view under "choose another stance", but it does FAR better than most other political quizzes in that regard.

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I'm glad it helped me pick a Senate candidate but I wish it included local elections. I've been admittedly lazy with researching them. :(

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96% jary johnson

62% rock anderson, jill stein, mitt romney

54% barack obama.

 

also hi, im new here.

and i guess i should clarify that 54% obama, im not really ideologically libertarian. more like a utilitarian liberal who thinks more liberty is the right way to go for now. ive been reading the free "economic sophisms" by bastiat on my phone and i definite like alot he has to say so far.

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Welcome to the forums. Don't worry, you'll get nothing but cures here, no germs!

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I already know who I side with, so I don't need some website telling me. cheeky

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