12/25/19: The Green Party Is Not The Democrats’ Problem

The Green Party Is Not The Democrats’ Problem

Counterpunch

December 25, 2019, by Howie Hawkins

Although it is a constant refrain from Democratic leaders and commentators, the Green Party is not why the Democrats lost to Bush and Trump.

In trying to excuse her loss to Trump, Hillary Clinton recently made the baseless smears that Jill Stein, the Greens’ 2016 presidential candidate, is a “Russian asset,” and that Russians and Republicans are “grooming” a third party challenger for 2020.

Cornell professor Glen C. Altschuler opined in The Hill last week that since the Green Party was the “spoiler” of the 2000 and 2016 presidential elections, “The ‘Green’ New Deal that Tom Perez needs to make” is to persuade the Green ticket endorse the Democratic ticket in the swing states in 2020.

Altschuler is not facing reality. The Green Party is not going back to the “safe states strategy” that a faction of it attempted in 2004. …(continue reading)

 

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December 26, 2019

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