Dr. Jill Stein: Reject The Lesser Evil… Choose The Greater Good – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Dr. Jill Stein: Reject The Lesser Evil… Choose The Greater Good.

by Rosaliene Bacchus

Reblogged from THE ONENESS of HUMANITY:   By Jerry Alatalo

Many are becoming aware that Hillary Clinton isn’t the only woman in the United States attempting to break the “glass ceiling” and become elected the first woman President. After Bernie Sanders exited the race many of his followers have urged him to join with Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who offered him the top position on the Green ticket, an invitation to join forces and continue the remarkable political revolution Sanders’ campaign had generated.  [Read more]

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  • hubert hintzen  On July 28, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Dr. Jill Stein may be a great human being, but supporting her candidacy will only ensure that Trump will become the new President .

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  • Clyde Duncan  On July 28, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Hubert Hintzen: I hope the fools keep Ralph Nader in mind when they vote this time for the Green Party or Libertarian – This is no time to be fiddlin’ around ….

    GERSH KUNTZMAN IN THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS reminded us about the lovable angry old man — you know, the one blamed for supposedly siphoning votes from Al Gore and handing George W. Bush the election of 2000 ?? — cautioned that Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson or the Green Party’s presumptive candidate Jill Stein are not going to move into the White House on Jan. 20. 2017

    “This is going to be a better year for third parties, but all that means is about 3%,” said Nader, who got 2.74% of the popular vote against Bush and Gore.

    Three percent seems low given that Johnson and Stein are polling at 9% and 3% respectively — but Nader is nothing if not a bucket of cold water on America’s collective fever dream.

    “Polls for third-party candidates are always higher before Labor Day and then decline,” he said. “People get cold feet in the voting booth. I was polling at 5% the day before Election Day.”

    Which segued to the ultimate question to the ultimate bomb-thrower: So who can we blame? Let the barrage begin!

    I believe Ralph Nader and Michael Moore put George W. Bush in the White House; and I believe out of dat non-starter; we got the Iraq War and all the balls dat flowed from dat kerfuffle – from then on …. Until Now!!!

  • Clyde Duncan  On July 28, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Donald J. Trump is a Unique Threat to American Democracy
    – by The Washington Post Editorial Board

    DONALD J. TRUMP, until now a Republican problem, this week became a challenge the nation must confront and overcome. The real estate tycoon is uniquely unqualified to serve as president, in experience and temperament. He is mounting a campaign of snarl and sneer, not substance. To the extent he has views; they are wrong in their diagnosis of America’s problems and dangerous in their proposed solutions. Mr. Trump’s politics of denigration and division could strain the bonds that have held a diverse nation together. His contempt for constitutional norms might reveal the nation’s two-century-old experiment in checks and balances to be more fragile than we knew.

    Any one of these characteristics would be disqualifying; together, they make Mr. Trump a peril. We recognize that this is not the usual moment to make such a statement. In an ordinary election year, we would acknowledge the Republican nominee, move on to the Democratic convention and spend the following months, like other voters, evaluating the candidates’ performance in debates, on the stump and in position papers. This year we will follow the campaign as always, offering honest views on all the candidates. But we cannot salute the Republican nominee or pretend that we might endorse him this fall. A Trump presidency would be dangerous for the nation and the world.
    The party’s failure of judgment leaves the nation’s future where it belongs, in the hands of voters. Many Americans do not like either candidate this year. We have criticized the presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, in the past and will do so again when warranted. But we do not believe that she represents a threat to the Constitution. Mr. Trump is a unique and present danger.

    [Check out Trump’s more than one hour-long Convention Speech Reduced to Less Than 5-Minutes]

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/donald-trump-is-a-unique-threat-to-american-democracy/2016/07/22/a6d823cc-4f4f-11e6-aa14-e0c1087f7583_story.html

  • Clyde Duncan  On July 29, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    FLASH-BACK – REMEMBER USA 2000:
    If We Forget Our Mistakes – We Are DOOMED To Making The Mistakes Again

    THE 2000 CAMPAIGN – THE GREEN PARTY
    In Nader Supporters’ Math, Gore Equals Bush

    By DAVID W. CHEN – The New York Times

    Published: October 15, 2000

    From the standing-room-only logjam near the stage to the nosebleed seats near the championship banners of the Knicks and Rangers, about 15,000 people of all ages, hair colours and political backgrounds filled Madison Square Garden on Friday night for the biggest rally yet supporting Ralph Nader’s presidential bid.

    The sold-out, four-hour rally was dubbed ”Nader Rocks the Garden,” and he did.

    With thousands of supporters stomping and chanting ”LET’S go, NA-der!” (as in ”LET’S go, RAN-gers!”) and Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon and Patti Smith joining the biggest contingent of celebrities so far at any Nader rally, the scene seemed more appropriate for a concert or sports event than the long-shot candidacy of a rumpled consumer advocate.

    ”Welcome to the politics of joy and justice,” Mr. Nader said in an hour-long speech that skewered the political and corporate establishment for controlling the USA and excluding him from the presidential debates. ”We are building a historic, progressive, political movement in America.”

    Yet for all of the enthusiasm of the adoring crowd, Mr. Nader has not exactly rocked the presidential race, having been stalled for months at about 4 percent in national polls. And in recent weeks, with Vice President Al Gore and Gov. George W. Bush of Texas locked in a stubbornly tight race, Democrats have intensified their appeals to Nader supporters, particularly in swing states.

    People interviewed at the Garden were well aware of the problem: that a vote for Mr. Nader would only help Mr. Bush. Most said that while this made them think harder about their vote, they would still side with Mr. Nader and the Green Party because, as Mr. Nader likes to say, both front-runners are corporate mendicants in favour of the death penalty, globalization and corporate donations, and are thus interchangeable.

    ”I have to live with myself,” said Jennifer Maslowski, a 29-year-old fine arts appraiser and freelance writer in Manhattan who, though leaning toward Gore earlier this week, was so moved at the rally that she pulled out her cell phone to call her mother in upstate New York and got her to promise to switch to Nader, too. ”My life is not going to change very much if either Bush or Gore is elected,” Ms. Maslowski said.

    In the last couple of months, Mr. Nader’s campaign has enjoyed a bit of a second wind with what the Nader campaign has called ”super rallies” in cities like Boston, Chicago and Seattle, which have attracted more than 10,000 people each time out. New York was the biggest to date; the next two are scheduled for Austin, Texas; and Oakland, California.

    This being New York, the suggested price of admission was considerably higher than the other stops to help defray the $200,000 bill for renting the Garden: $20 versus $10 elsewhere. To his supporters, though, Mr. Nader, who does not accept soft money, hard money or corporate gifts, was well worth it, as he upbraided corporate America and both political parties, and appealed to the disgruntled and disenchanted.

    ”Please come in,” Mr. Nader exhorted. ”Don’t drop out of democracy. We even need your skepticism.”

    The event began with a video of Mr. Nader’s accomplishments, and continued with documentary video from the protests this year in Seattle and Washington. Phil Donahue was the master of ceremonies.

    Michael Moore, the filmmaker, lambasted the front-runners. ”A vote for Gore is a vote for Bush,” he said. ”If they both believe in the same thing, wouldn’t you want the original than the copy? Wouldn’t you want Bush? Sirloin or hamburger? Which would you go for?”

    Bill Murray told a few jokes. Ms. Sarandon spoke earnestly. Patti Smith, Ani DiFranco and Ben Harper sang. So did Eddie Vedder, the lead singer of Pearl Jam, who sang ”The Times They Are A-Changin.”

    Perhaps the most eccentric performance was by Mr. Robbins, who appeared in a wheelchair and dark glasses as Bob Roberts, the title character of his 1992 film about a manipulative right-wing Senate candidate (which features a song titled, ”Times Are Changing Back”).

    ”I dedicate this to W., or as we call him in the locker room, Boy George,” Mr. Robbins said.

    The Bob Roberts routine escaped a good number of supporters, particularly college students too young to have seen or heard of the film. But in conversation after conversation, many of those interviewed offered not a staccato of sound bites and clichés, but rambling and passionate discourses about the issues.

    For Jim Davis, 27, a Rutgers graduate student who participated in the protest against Mr. Nader’s exclusion from the debate in Boston, Mr. Nader is the only candidate to address universal health care, criminal justice reform and globalization. So Mr. Davis is a campus coordinator for the campaign.

    Even if the race in New Jersey were tighter, he would still refuse to vote for Mr. Gore.

    ”I’m not afraid of Bush,” said Mr. Davis, who didn’t vote in 1996 because he did not like any of the choices. ”I’m just a disgruntled citizen.”

    For Chrissy Fiorentini, a 19-year-old student at Columbia, the candidate with the most promise was Bill Bradley, and she worked as a campaign volunteer. But after Mr. Bradley lost, she was so repulsed by the Gore campaign that she decided to help Mr. Nader’s campaign try to reach the 5 percent vote needed for federal funds in the 2004 election.

    ”Gore just betrayed everyone in the Democratic party,” said Ms. Fiorentini, whose top issues include universal health care, the death penalty and world trade.

    The crowd did not only consist of supporters barely old enough to vote or buy alcohol. In fact, the crowd was fairly diverse in age and in ethnicity, and included a handful of independents or former Republicans who had voted for former Senator Bob Dole in 1996, as well as veteran radicals and anti-war activists still indignant about the distribution of wealth and power.

    Many Nader supporters wished aloud that that they could have it both ways: to watch Mr. Bush lose, and make Mr. Gore sweat.

    ”Hoping that Bush will win is too much to ask of anybody; he’s so nasty,” said Ms. Maslowski, the fine arts appraiser. ”But I hope it’ll be close, and I hope Gore knows why he’s losing votes.”

    Photos: About 15,000 people attended a rally for Ralph Nader at Madison Square Garden in New York on Friday. Mr. Nader, the Green Party’s presidential nominee, shared the stage with celebrity supporters, including, from left, the actors Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon and the filmmaker Michael Moore. (Photographs by Norman Y. Lono for The New York Times)

    Do NOT Be Hoodwinked AGAIN –

    ”My life is not going to change very much if either Bush or Gore is elected,” Ms. Maslowski said.

    REALLY !?!!

    .

  • Clyde Duncan  On July 29, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    I wonder what they are all thinking and saying this time around??

    A Vote for Ralph Nader was a vote for George Bush and my life is NOT going to change very much if George W. Bush is Elected ….

    The Iraq War – 9/11 – the Worst Recession since the Great Depression – Daesh

    – and there are FOUR – count them – 4-Ways you could vote for Donald J. Trump:

    You could Stay Home and NOT Vote – That’s a Vote for Donald Trump
    You could Vote for the Green Party – That’s a Vote for Donald Trump
    You could Vote for the Libertarian Party – That’s a Vote for Donald Trump
    Or, You could Vote for the Republican Party – That’s a Vote For Donald Trump

    That is NOT Fair!!!

    HOODWINKED Again, I suppose!!!

    • De cstro  On July 29, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      Let’s hope every elector who can vote
      does so….last time think was just 65%
      Or less registered as voting is not compulsory or not registering
      illegal. These are the issues
      why I say USA is an undemocratic
      system of electing their next CIC.
      The wicked witch will have to work
      some wizardly magic to change that.
      We shall see ! Less than 90 days !

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