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Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:04 AM

Jill Stein cost Hillary dearly in 2016. Democrats are still writing off her successor.

Politico

The Green Party is set to nominate Howie Hawkins, a Democratic socialist making an explicit play for disaffected Bernie voters.

By ALEX THOMPSON and HOLLY OTTERBEIN

06/20/2020 07:00 AM EDT

ill Stein still haunts Hillary Clinton’s campaign team.

“Oh woof. I can’t bear to talk about that,” said former communications director Jennifer Palmieri.

For good reason: Had voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin cast their ballots for Clinton rather than the Green Party’s Stein, Clinton would be president.

Now, with the Green Party set to elevate its presumptive nominee — Howie Hawkins, a longtime labor activist keen on attracting disillusioned Bernie Sanders voters and calling for a “#DemExit” — many Democrats are unfazed. Not to worry, they say: Trump will be a sufficiently mobilizing force for Democrats this time around.

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Reply Jill Stein cost Hillary dearly in 2016. Democrats are still writing off her successor. (Original post)
JoeOtterbein Jun 20 OP
empedocles Jun 20 #1
BannonsLiver Jun 20 #2
dalton99a Jun 20 #3
blm Jun 20 #4
George II Jun 20 #6
GemDigger Jun 20 #5
George II Jun 20 #7
GemDigger Jun 20 #10
Budi Jun 20 #12
Hoyt Jun 20 #8
George II Jun 20 #9
Budi Jun 20 #13
NurseJackie Jun 20 #18
Budi Jun 20 #11
Demsrule86 Jun 20 #14
zipplewrath Jun 20 #15
DenverJared Jun 20 #16
betsuni Jun 20 #17

Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:07 AM

1. 'Shoot Dems in the Foot' crowd always have to do their thing, first and foremost.

Good to count the swing states.

More 'theys' are active in critical Kentucky

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:07 AM

2. Oh, Joe.

Sigh

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:08 AM

3. The Green Party rears its head every four years to help Republicans get elected.


They are as predictable as cicadas


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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:21 AM

4. Why not push hashtags for GOPexit? Why target only Dems?

Targetting GOP not part of Putin’s plan?

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Response to blm (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:23 AM

6. Yes, but they show up three or four times more often than cicadas.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:23 AM

5. From what I have been able to gather, all "exits" were/are pushed by the russians.

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Response to GemDigger (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:26 AM

7. The Green Party's standard bearer four years ago:

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Response to George II (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:29 AM

10. That is the picture that came to my mind when I made my comment.

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Response to George II (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:39 AM

12. Ahhh. There it is.

Kind pitiful that Politico writers can't grab a headline with Stein's name alone .

They'd get nowhere without Hillary!

🥂

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:26 AM

8. Was it Jill Stein, or Democrats ticked off about the primaries voting for her?

Hoping we don't do that again and get trump for 4 more years and two or three more Supreme Court nominations.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:27 AM

9. Clumsy headline, appears it says that Democrats are writing off Hillary Clinton's successor.

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Response to George II (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:44 AM

13. Sleazy amateur journalism rears its head.

Damn, it's really stretching the limit with whomever wrote this.
Politico is the new Enquirer.. 😄
They must be so proud 🤪

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Response to George II (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 03:56 PM

18. It's a shitty article. Hack "journalism". The bitter agenda shines through.



Are they volunteers, or does someone actually PAY them to come up with this crap?

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:34 AM

11. What a poorly headlined article.

Shouldn't Hawkins be able to run on his own merit without invoking the division from 2016?

Seems Stein & Hillary was placed in the headline to draw attentiin to Hawkins.

I find that rather poor journalism & would have been more interested in reading a header introducing me to Hawkins had they omitted the headline grabbing names of Stein & Clinton, & extoled the virtues of Hawkins himself.

But it is classic Politico, so ..meh 🙄

The division continues with amateur journalism like this.
All I'm sayin.
It's not 2016 anymore.




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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:57 AM

14. Joe Biden is a great candidate...and no Democrat is saying...Trump is enough. Thus this article is

going in the trash...don't give a damn about The Green Party...I think Democrats now realize that voting Green is voting Republican in the real world. And the left- many who dislike and attack the Democratic Party- are going to find themselves with little power if they are not careful. Democrats are going to have to depend on moderates for winning elections. After all, it was moderates who took back the house and helped us win important elections. these last three years. All I see on the left is some going after safe Democratic seats in safe Democratic areas ...desperate for a win I think.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 11:29 AM

15. That wasn't going to happen

Had voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin cast their ballots for Clinton rather than the Green Party’s Stein, Clinton would be president.


The Stein supporters I knew were never going to vote for HRC. They'd a more likely voted for Trump. Most would have just written in someone like Bernie or something.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 12:01 PM

16. Terrible "journalism"

In any event, some people just need to get over the sound defeat of their messiah in fair primary elections and line up to support Joe Biden.

Even in their privileged cocoon, they should realize that their tantrum created a Nazi resurrection, put children in cages, separated infants from their parents, cops are killing minorities like it is hunting season, wealthy are getting tax cuts while leaving poor people behind, the environment is fucked up and rule of law and democratic institutions are being wrecked.

Hillary saw it coming. Kudos to her.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 01:23 PM

17. "Hawkins is running a bare bones campaign with minimal staff."

Uh oh. The Kremlin isn't being very generous this time around.

What a ridiculous headline, terrible.

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