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couchpillow  ·  880 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What do you think of Dr Jill Stein and The Green Party?

Hey did you click the link to the response by Dan Savage to that green party response? Now, I'm not saying who is right or wrong here, I honestly don't know much about Dan Savage or the green party, but Dan's response seemed well reasoned too. Assuming that the numbers he threw out were legitimate, it does appear that the green party really needs to amp up their game in more states and many more local districts. Even if he was off a considerable amount, it seems the green party has well under a half a percent of total public offices available. That APPEARS to be pitifully small, as he put it. BUT - on the other hand, unless more of us seriously start considering 3rd parties in general - that will never change. And I don't think most of us DO consider 3rd parties because we get all caught up in that shitty catch 22 where we think we're throwing our vote away cause no 3rd party candidate can never win and of course they can't because we think that way.

Ideally, if we all simply voted for the one we most aligned with and not for the lesser of the 2 evils, we might be able to change that. But it's hard to imagine that happening. I'm just as much a part of the problem as everyone else I guess.

goobster  ·  879 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah. I started on Dan Savage's side, and said FUCK YEAH! YOU TELL EM DANO! when his original piece came out.

Then I read the Green Party's exquisite response, and went through every single one of their links and supporting arguments, and... I changed my mind.

Dan Savage was wrong. The Green Party is out there, in the political trenches, doing the hard work. They also are aware of how the system is rigged against them, and have a practical plan for attacking that problem, too.

That's why every time someone pulls out the old "the Green Party are just political opportunists who just show up every 4 years to complain" trope, I call em out, and link to that article.

Thanks for taking the time to actually read it. We all need to be better informed, and more active.