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Home Topics in Depth Progressive Parties From the latest Green email,

  • TM99 (4694 posts)
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    From the latest Green email,

    we find that despite overall poor performances or outright vote rigging, the Greens did have some major successes.

    You supported us, and we are grateful. Over 1.2 million strong for the Stein/Baraka presidential ticket. And because of you, we won many state victories – not the least of which was the passage of ranked-choice voting in Maine and Benton County, Oregon as well as marijuana legalization in 6 states and calls to abolish corporate constitutional rights in CA and WA.

    You even helped us retain ballot lines for 2018 in: CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, HI, LA, ME, MD, MI, MS, MO, NM, NY, OR, PA, SC, VT, WV, and WI.

    The last is the most important.  This means that in more states Greens can now run mid-term candidates.  Perhaps it is time for Our Revolution to support some of these as well.

    CNW, LWolf, bobthedrummer and 18 othersBad Tina, Scuba, Pam, Wood, Coyote Walks, Live and Learn, daleanime, Haikugal, Autumn Colors, glitch, deepestblue, jopacaco, nenagh, TheNutcracker, polly7, formercia, Odd John, Enthusiast like this
    When you hear people raising reasoned objections to Trump’s policies and appointments, odds are that you’re listening to the sort of thoughtful dissent that’s essential to any semblance of democracy, and it may be worth taking seriously. When you hear people criticizing Trump and his appointees for doing the same thing his rivals would have done, or his predecessors did, odds are that you’re getting the normal hypocrisy of partisan politics, and you can roll your eyes and stroll on. But when you hear people shrieking that Donald Trump is the illegitimate result of a one-night stand between Ming the Merciless and Cruella de Vil, that he cackles in Russian while barbecuing babies on a bonfire, that everyone who voted for him must be a card-carrying Nazi who hates the human race, or whatever other bit of over-the-top hate speech happens to be fashionable among the chattering classes at the moment—why, then, dear reader, you’re hearing a phenomenon as omnipresent and unmentionable in today’s America as sex was in Victorian England. You’re hearing the voice of class bigotry: the hate that dare not speak its name.  -- John Michael Greer

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  • Autumn Colors (1495 posts)
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    1. Yay for good news!

    I know some of my family voted Green Party in this election (as did I), so we actually helped in Connecticut, New York, and California.

    Thanks for the positive news!

    • TM99 (4694 posts)
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      2. My partner and I voted

      for as many Greens as we could locally.  Hell she is on good terms with her ex husband and convinced him to vote for Stein over Clinton in CA!

      When you hear people raising reasoned objections to Trump’s policies and appointments, odds are that you’re listening to the sort of thoughtful dissent that’s essential to any semblance of democracy, and it may be worth taking seriously. When you hear people criticizing Trump and his appointees for doing the same thing his rivals would have done, or his predecessors did, odds are that you’re getting the normal hypocrisy of partisan politics, and you can roll your eyes and stroll on. But when you hear people shrieking that Donald Trump is the illegitimate result of a one-night stand between Ming the Merciless and Cruella de Vil, that he cackles in Russian while barbecuing babies on a bonfire, that everyone who voted for him must be a card-carrying Nazi who hates the human race, or whatever other bit of over-the-top hate speech happens to be fashionable among the chattering classes at the moment—why, then, dear reader, you’re hearing a phenomenon as omnipresent and unmentionable in today’s America as sex was in Victorian England. You’re hearing the voice of class bigotry: the hate that dare not speak its name.  -- John Michael Greer
  • Treebeard (5 posts)
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    3. Minor nitpick…

    …in NY there is only one metric for ballot line access: 50,000 votes for your governor candidate.

    However, the good news in NY is that Jill received >100,000 votes, so that there are at least 2x the 50k who will vote Green.

    • TM99 (4694 posts)
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      4. That is excellent news

      nitpick aside.  :)

      When you hear people raising reasoned objections to Trump’s policies and appointments, odds are that you’re listening to the sort of thoughtful dissent that’s essential to any semblance of democracy, and it may be worth taking seriously. When you hear people criticizing Trump and his appointees for doing the same thing his rivals would have done, or his predecessors did, odds are that you’re getting the normal hypocrisy of partisan politics, and you can roll your eyes and stroll on. But when you hear people shrieking that Donald Trump is the illegitimate result of a one-night stand between Ming the Merciless and Cruella de Vil, that he cackles in Russian while barbecuing babies on a bonfire, that everyone who voted for him must be a card-carrying Nazi who hates the human race, or whatever other bit of over-the-top hate speech happens to be fashionable among the chattering classes at the moment—why, then, dear reader, you’re hearing a phenomenon as omnipresent and unmentionable in today’s America as sex was in Victorian England. You’re hearing the voice of class bigotry: the hate that dare not speak its name.  -- John Michael Greer