- Jul 4, 2014
- Basic Beliefs
The spoiler effect? Yes, the Greens were likely spoilers in the 2000 and 2016 Presidential races.
Let me explain what I think this really means.
People like Nader, the Green party, and Sanders helped get presidents like Bush and Trump elected.
That gave the USA things like 9/11
The invasion of Iraq
Massive federal deficits
The recession of 2008
Heightened ethnic divisions
Increased federal deficits
Jan 6 insurgency
Erosion of public trust in USA institutions
That's what we got from such efforts, for starters. I see no rational reason to think that this new political effort will be better.
Frankly, were I an evil billionaire, I'd strongly support The People's Party. People like them are better at getting taxes cut and corporate welfare spent than Hillary Clinton ever thought about being.
Well, the People's Party and other looney fringe third parties get most of their campaign funding from wealthy conservatives! But I don't equate Sanders with the green party and Nader. Nader deliberately wanted to throw the election for the republicans. He wanted to crash the system, devastate the dems, then have the democratic party come crawling back to him. Sanders tried to work within the democratic party. He's trying to build a coalition that shares his agenda within the democratic party. I'm to the right of Sanders, but I have no problem with this. Due to the system, the democratic party must be the big tent party. It's not fair, but our side must have millions of more votes than republicans in order to win. His support of Clinton in 2016 was a little luke warm in the beginning. But i understand. He had lost a grueling race. I blame the loss of the supreme court and the the rise of the trumpsters to our crazy election system and the Green party. And if you read statements made by the People's Party, they only condemn the meanie democrats. They never critique Trump and all bat shit insane policies.