Green for Mass gov. Jill Stein publishes op-ed in the Boston Globe

Much of the piece is devoted to the “spoiler” issue.  Read the full thing here.  H/T to Third Party and Independent Daily.

If they were sincerely concerned about preventing any “spoiling’’ of elections, the Massachusetts Democrats could simply pass Ranked Choice Voting. But that’s been sitting in the Legislature untouched for 10 years.

When you think about it, the spoiler argument is really phony. Disaster doesn’t strike when a Republican governor takes office in Massachusetts. The Democratic Party holds over 90 percent of the seats in the Legislature. It can pass any law and override any veto it wishes — whatever the party of the governor.

Furthermore, both Deval Patrick and Charlie Baker support job-killing casinos, profiteering health insurance, privatization of our schools, cuts to education and social services, more corporate tax breaks, big money politics, and disempowerment of local government. They’re leading us toward the same disastrous destination.

2 thoughts on “Green for Mass gov. Jill Stein publishes op-ed in the Boston Globe

  1. '..... just look at the activists ' [Lake]

    Sunday’s Boston Globe is bursting at the seams with criticisms of “politics as usual,” “consultant-driven politics,” and the “outsider masquerade” being perpetrated by all 3 business-as-usual insider candidates.

    And though they printed my Op-Ed “Ending Politics As Usual” along with those written by my three opponents, the rest of the Globe was noticeably, well, silent about the one real choice voters have to break free from the scripted politics of deception and distraction.

    Other newspaper editors around the state are starting to do a double-take, praising our campaign for its “coherent governing philosophy and positions on issues”

    …….. but then looking at our most recent poll numbers, and struggling with justifying the endorsement of such a long-shot campaign. Countless voters are doing the same math.

    Which is why we need to throw down the gauntlet and show Massachusetts what a grassroots clean-money campaign on a mission to transform the political playing field really looks like! *

    If you would like to volunteer to be part of the Clean Money Time/Let Stein Shine! campaign, contact our new social media co-coordinator Eli Beckerman at eli@jillstein.org or 617-821-1453.

    We’re going to recreate the magic that saw $55,000 of grassroots funding pour in over just 7 days, with half that coming on the final day alone.

    The next 2 weeks are the biggest opportunity we’ve ever had to throw the bums out and put the people back in charge!

    Let’s make them count! And together we can take our government back and build the healthy green future we deserve!

    * [Lake: well from this Left Coast perspective, a dumbed down and stumble /bumble lack of progress. These people, primarily Democrats, succeed inspite of them selves. Not the Green’s finest hour IMO. They do not even know the difference ‘tween the day of the week and the day of the month!]

  2. '..... just look at the activists ' [Lake]

    email me at
    dante@jillstein.org or 508-740-4092.

    Dante Comparetto
    Field Director, ?Jill Stein for Governor
    Please start making plans to join us for the Boston Media Consortium debate coming up Monday, October 25th.

    We’re organizing a big standout for this last major debate from 5:30-7:00pm. It’s at 5 TV Pl. in Needham

    Upcoming Field Meetings

    Dartmouth – Saturday, Oct. 23rd., 1pm – 2pm at Umass Dartmouth – 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300 – Campus Center Auditorium Room 006. (Directions).

    Boston – Saturday, Oct. 23rd., 3:30pm – 4:30pm at the Campaign Headquarters – 1558 Dorchester Avenue, Boston, MA 02124. We are at the Fields Corner stop on the Red Line. (Directions).

    Worcester – Saturday, Oct. 23rd., 6pm – 7pm at Clark University – 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610 – Higgins University Center – Lurie Conference Room. (Directions).

    Natick – Tuesday, Oct. 26th., 6pm – 7pm at Gallery 55 – 55 South Main St. Natick MA. 01760. (Directions).

    West Falmouth – Wednesday, Oct. 27th., 5:30pm – 6:30pm at the West Falmouth Library – 575 West Falmouth Highway, Route 28A, West Falmouth, MA 02574-1209. (Directions).

    Amherst – Thursday, Oct. 28th., 7pm – 8pm at the Amherst Police Station – 111 Main Street, Amherst, MA 01002 – Community Room. (Directions).

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