Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Green party candidate Jill Stein has no regrets about potentially helping Donald Trump win the presidency, calls claims that her campaign was co-opted by Russians "pathetic excuses" by the Democrats.

Courtesy of Politico: 

So does Stein, with the benefit of hindsight, have any regrets? “I don’t think so,” she tells me by phone from her home in Lexington, Massachusetts. Decrying “fake news,” citing the “sabotage of Bernie Sanders” and talking up the “tremendous” campaign she could have run with more money, Stein is projecting a Trump-worthy level of defiance. “I consider it a great honor that the party and our prior campaign for president is suddenly being attacked outside of an election season,” she says. 

Those attacks aren’t merely sour grapes from a party still reeling from its stunning defeat in November. Some Democrats would like to see Stein hauled in front of Congress to explain mysteries like what, exactly, she was doing at a 2015 Moscow gala thrown by a Russian state-owned broadcaster—the same RT event that got Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, in such trouble. 

“We're certainly interested in any efforts the Russians made to influence our election,” says California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russia’s alleged meddling in the election. “There have been public reports, I think, that Jill Stein was also in Russia attending the RT function, so we’re going to need to look at any efforts the Russians made through whatever means to influence our elections." 

Stein didn’t just attend the gala—dressed in a shimmering silver shawl, she sat at the same table as Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has barely disguised his glee at the political chaos that what he calls “patriotic” Russian hackers have unleashed in the United States. And she recorded a video from Moscow’s famous Red Square, in which she talked about “the need to rein in American exceptionalism” and replace “a U.S. policy based on domination”—words that sounded like they were ripped from Putin’s talking points. 

Stein isn’t sorry about any of it. She says she’d welcome the opportunity to testify before Congress and dismisses the idea that she was a spoiler or that her campaign was co-opted as a tool of Russian influence as Democrats’ “pathetic excuses” for losing the election.

Well she seems nice.

And don;t think that Stein is some outlier among Green Party folks either, get a load of what the Green Party's Michigan Chairwoman had to say: 

“In some ways, Trump is one of the best things to happen to this country because look at how many people are getting off their posteriors,” says Sherry Wells, the Green Party’s Michigan chairwoman. “So part of me is giggling.” 

Americans, she reasons, would be hypocritical for crying foul over foreign meddling in their political system. “I am so comforted to hear that the United States never interfered in the election of other countries,” cracks Wells, who volunteers that she is fluent in Esperanto.

I personally have never been a fan of third party candidates, and I was quick to dismiss Jill Stein during the 2016 election. 

But now I'm beginning to wonder if there is not something a little more subversive going on here.


  1. Anonymous2:12 PM

    Fuck Jill Stein.......she wanted all burned to the ground like the Berniebots ...well you fools ...you got what you asked for.I hope ya'll lose your jobs, healthcare, housing, and ....well even your BC....I'll get by while you suffer.

    1. Anonymous6:41 AM

      You got yours, right jack?

  2. Anonymous2:20 PM





    NBC Nightly News 

    NEW: Lawyer Chuck Cooper tells@NBCNightlyNews that he is representing AG Sessions on Russia investigation matters -@PeterAlexander

    1:55 PM - 20 Jun 2017

  3. Anonymous2:26 PM



    Who Knew Trump could create so many jobs in his administrations for attorneys...

  4. Jill Stein is not an enigma. She is a political animal. She kind of sucks as a human---but so do others whose belief systems some of us believe in. A lot of people may not like Hilary Clinton but when Stein zinged her on Mother's Day . . . . I'm thinking--- Jill has a serious personality flaws.

  5. Anonymous3:02 PM

    Pathetic excuse for many things, a woman, a human, intelligent, productive life, = Jill Stein.

  6. Anonymous3:21 PM

    I watched her at the pipeline protest and thought ok she may be ok. And then I saw the above picture in Russia. Why was she even there? WTF is this BS and the russia visit? Exact why were these American's dining in russia?

  7. Anonymous3:33 PM

    Trump in free fall after only five months

    With the exception of rolling back some regulations and putting a respected conservative jurist on the Supreme Court, President Trump has had a disastrous first five months. Job increases have slowed, his health-care bill is widely disliked and tax reform seems impossible in the short run. His pullout from the Paris climate agreement has been panned domestically and internationally, and his administration is beset by scandal. Two of his most important executive orders (on so-called sanctuary cities and the travel ban) have been stopped in the courts, others (a directive to build the wall) are meaningless and still others are hopelessly vague. Lacking scores of political appointees, he has little ability to see that his policy initiatives are implemented.

    No wonder his approval ratings have plummeted. In the latest CBS News poll, his approval rating has fallen 5 points since April to a measly 36 percent; his disapproval now stands at 57 percent. Most noteworthy, his support among Republicans has tumbled to 72 percent. (Anything below 80 percent is cause for panic.)

    By a 63 percent to 28 percent margin, Americans disapprove of his handling of the Russia scandal. With regard to Russia, they overwhelmingly think that the issue is serious or a national security risk rather than a political distraction (66/32); former FBI director James B. Comey is more credible than Trump (57/31); Trump is trying to protect his own hide, not the country (64/30); Russia interfered in the election, whether or not it wanted to help Trump (62/31); and it is very or somewhat likely that his advisers had improper communications with the Russians (65/32). Fifty-two percent think his private meetings with Comey were illegal or improper, and Robert S. Mueller III is considered impartial by a wide majority (56/30). A stunning 81 percent think he should not fire Mueller. Given how strenuously Trump has disputed each of these propositions, it’s evident that he has been at best ineffective, and maybe counterproductive, as his own defender.


  8. Anonymous3:59 PM

    Interesting that her response is nearly identical to Trump's.

  9. Anonymous4:01 PM

    On Trump, the media’s malpractice continues

    One of the great ironies of the political moment is that President Trump’s sworn enemy has become, if not exactly an ally, an enabler of his agenda. For all of Trump’s griping about “fake news,” the mainstream media’s prevailing focus on palace intrigue and White House scandals has come at the expense of substantive policy coverage, allowing Trump and the Republican Party to advance harmful, hugely unpopular policies without the scrutiny they deserve.


  10. Anonymous4:10 PM

    ‘What did the president know, and when did his son-in-law tell him?’: Al Franken jabs Trump over investigations


  11. Anonymous4:11 PM

    ‘Is this how humans hug?’ Internet cringes at Marco Rubio’s failed attempt to embrace Ivanka


  12. Anonymous4:13 PM

    Trump wants to double down on his commitment to violence — and it’s certain to backfire

    ...What is this, the Keystone Cops in charge? No, but it is a bullying, militarized, America First approach to national security—a strategy that is badly executed and certain to backfire as other nations grow uneasy about the nature of U.S. global engagement.


  13. Anonymous5:23 PM

    Let's dispell a huge myth that I am sick of explaining. Bernie never was, and never will be, a Democrat. He was robbed of nothing. He used the Democrats in order to gain exposure and money. Yes, he's has ideas I like, however, I have zero respect for how he attempted to hijack our party.


    1. Anonymous6:40 AM

      How do you feel about DWS's leadership style?

    2. And I'm sick of explaining that Bernie Sanders was given permission to fun on the Democratic primary ticket.

      He didn't hijack fucking anything.

      What he did was expose the dissatisfaction of Democratic voters and WHY they are dissatisfied.

      Something the Democratic leadership has done NOTHING to change.

      If the party is being hijacked it is because the Democrats aren't listening to their own voters and they aren't doing a damned thing to change anything.

      They just to polls and make assumptions. They ignore their boots on the ground and don't support their candidates.

      Their policy of not supporting any candidates unless they are sure winners lost them seats in Kansas, Montana, South Caroline and Georgia. If they had paid attention and supported those candidates early, up front and in full they would have gained FOUR fucking seats.

      Instead we now have Ms. Karen "Let them starve" Handel of the Koman "anti-abortion fundamentalist" Foundation.

      Fuck they Democrats. They just expect stuff to be handed to them without doing anything to earn it.

      Oh, and TOLD YOU SO.

  14. Anonymous5:47 PM

    Impeaching Trump is a Heavy Lift


  15. Anonymous5:52 PM


  16. WA Skeptic6:44 PM

    Hey, Anonymous; how about you post something original in your own words and in a named post?

    1. Anonymous7:02 PM

      Wa Skeptic, do you know how many Anonymous posts everyday?

  17. Anonymous6:45 PM


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    President Trump's Vice President lawyered up

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  18. Anonymous8:23 PM

    Jill Stein is about Jill Stein. The 'green' thing is a handy way to get money and attention, she doesn't have any principles.

  19. Anonymous3:38 AM

    Let Mueller and Comey invite Stein to be one of the investigated. Her ties to the Trump campaign and to the Russians might prove interesting. For being "green," neither she nor her Green Party leadership has said a word about foolhardy Trump pulling out of the Paris accords.

    1. Anonymous12:11 AM

      $$$ green party

      Money money money


  20. Blaming the Green Party, the Libertarians or Bernie Sanders for the Democrats defeat *is* sour grapes. It's also unsubstantiated.

    The Democrats rely on polls, assumptions and wishful thinking to get their candidates elected.

    The last four special elections in Kansas, Montana, South Carolina and Georgia show (once again) how "effective" that strategy is.

    They don't appear to have any strategy besides "too little, too late" and blaming other people for their own failures.

    Sorry, but I don't see Tom Perez and the current DCCC fixing any past mistakes, nor do I see a plan to fix what is obviously broken.

    Maybe they should call Howard Dean and ask him about his 50 state strategy.


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