Mean Green Jill Stein Miiight Let Bernie Sanders Be President If He Changes Neoliberal Shill Ways
Jill Stein -- sorry, Doctor Jill Stein -- has been super-annoying this election season. Example One: She told Bernie Sanders he could run with her on the Green Party ticket to elect Donald Trump. Example Two: She then said there'd be "conditions."
See, Bernie Sanders, it turns out, would have to quash his tendencies toward genocide and being in Big College's pocket.
Say some words at us, Dr. Stein.
We have repeatedly asked to meet with Senator Sanders to discuss the possibilities for collaboration to continue to build a progressive revolution in the US.
And he is totally ghosting them! It almost seems like he doesn't think a vote for the Green Party is the way to go this fine 2016!
We have said we were willing to discuss a variety of cooperative approaches, including the possibility of creating a united ticket. At no point however have we simply offered that we would just step aside and give the Presidential nomination of the Green Party to Senator Sanders without serious discussions of issues and strategies. And of course, ultimately the nomination decision rests in the hands of the delegates to the Green Party convention, though most of them are pledged to Jill Stein.
RIGGED! How can the delegates be pledged to Jill Stein when Bernie hasn't even run for the Green Party's nomination yet!!!
However, the offer of a joint ticket was conditioned on discussing and agreeing on a joint program moving forward. We have always been clear that the path to a progressive revolution does not go through the Democratic Party, a position that Senator Sanders had shared through most of his political career.
It's true. Democrats are the real enemy of liberalism and progress.
And while we agree with Senator Sanders on many issues, including both analysis and solutions, there are also some significant differences that would have to be addressed. This starts with foreign policy and the role of the US military, but includes specific domestic issues including the abolition of student debt and the need to transition to 100% clean renewable energy by 2030.
Oh, Bernie Sanders is going to have to change his wicked Wall Street and Pentagon and Exxon Oil-loving ways, because no one person is perfect on all of the things? Maybe you could invite his delegates to the Green Party platform meeting, and then he could insist you change YOUR platform to suit HIM!*
By God, I think we've got it.
*Wonkette is fine with the Sanders delegates progressivizing the Democratic platform further than it was. We are just pointing out there a lot of people demanding a lot of other people line up with their expectations OR ELSE, and now it is Dr. Jill Stein doing it to Bernie Sanders and it would be funny if Bernie Sanders put Cornel West up there and Cornel West called Dr. Jill Stein some terrible name like he is always calling Barack Obama, but probably not the n-word because she is a VERY white lady and that would not make any sense.
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