Red Alert Politics, May 24, 2016
Green Party’s Jill Stein to Bernie fans: ‘Don’t vote for the two-party system’
by Ryan Girdusky
Bernie Sanders supporters are in a tough position this election cycle. Establishment Democrats did everything in their power to undermine the Vermont senator’s candidacy, but on the other hand they really don’t like Donald Trump.
Dr. Jill Stein told AJ+ on Monday that voters have to break up the two-party system before they can ever hope to break up the banks.
“People are told over and over don’t vote your values, vote your fears, but what we got was everything we were afraid of,” Stein said.
“All the reasons you were told you had to vote for the lesser of two evils, because you didn’t want the massive expanding wars, you didn’t want meltdown of the climate, you didn’t want the massive Wall Street bailout, you didn’t want the offshoring of our jobs,” Stein continued. “These were all things delivered to us signed, sealed, and delivered by a Democratic White House with two Democratic houses of Congress.”
By fusing together both political parties, Stein is making the case that true progressive reforms can only come from a third party.
“Living wages, the right to a job, like the right to free higher education, those are critical issues and we need an open democracy to bring them into our democracy,” she continued.
If there was ever a time for a left-wing third party it would be now, Sanders received more than 10 million votes and 45 percent of his supporters refuse to support Clinton in the general.