Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson went off the rails over the term “illegal immigrants” in an interview with Townhall‘s Guy Benson.
Sounding like a leftist loon drowning in a sea of political correctness, Johnson was triggered into progressive outrage after Benson used the term “illegal immigrants,” and urged him to never use the term again. Instead, like a Democrat, Johnson almost begged Benson to instead use the term approved by the false god of political correctness, “undocumented immigrant.”
“‘Undocumented’ by the way,” Johnson rudely interrupted Benson in the middle of a question Benson was asking about Obama’s illegal amnesty executive order. “If you use the term ‘illegal immigrants,’ that is very incendiary to our Hispanic population here in this country,” Johnson argued.
“Why is that?” Benson asked.
“It just is,” Johnson quickly shot back. “It just is,” he repeated, unable to explain why.
“Just so that you know,” Johnson continued on his soapbox. “Just so that you know and you don’t have to use that term.”
“But isn’t the term accurate in the sense that they immigrated to the country illegally, so they are…” Benson asked when BOOM, Johnson almost shot out of his chair like a cannon, showing venom rarely, if ever, seen on the campaign trail.
The former marijuana executive who admitted gave up his pot smoking habit during his presidential run literally went berserk, pointing his finger at Benson in an out of control outburst that might leave some wondering if he should have taken a bong hit prior to the interview to calm his nerves.
“They came into this country because they couldn’t get in legally,” Johnson shouted loudly. “And the jobs existed and you or I would have done the same thing.”
After more blathering and lecturing by Johnson, Benson, remaining calm like a real boss, nails Johnson good.
“If you enter the country without documentation, is that or is that not an illegal act?” Benson asked after Johnson had slightly calmed down from his insane rant.
“Well, you’re describing that as something criminal when…” Johnson said, attempting to spin when Benson shot back.
“The way I asked the question was relatively simple,” Benson pressed. “Is it an illegal act to enter the country in violation of our immigration laws?”
Johnson, looking like he’s just swallowed a lemon, reluctantly answered after a pregnant pause, “Technically, yes.”
If Johnson would only fight as hard for First Amendment-protected religious liberty as he does the non-rights of foreign invaders to break our immigration laws, maybe he’d gain traction.
This is one of the problems with “Libertarian” Gary Johnson, who thinks religious liberty is a “black hole,” yet supports bastardizing the meaning of the word “marriage” to mean anything that the Supreme Court wants it to — he fights for the wrong issues.
Libertarians are never going to make headway in this country as long as they make nutjob pothead, anti-religious liberty, open-border advocates like Gary Johnson their presidential nominee.
This year Libertarians had an opportunity to make major inroads, considering the horrible Republican and Democrat nominees. They blew it.