Green Party activist comments on latest Kucinich maneuver

From a March 17, 2010 e-mail from Steve Alesch, of Illinois, DuPage County Green Party (DCGP) Chair:

The corporate takeover of Washington is complete! Kucinich sells out!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 1:51 PM
From: steve.alesch at dupagegreens.org

Kucinich is now saying he will vote yes for the Health Care Medical Insurance Corporate Welfare Bill!

This bill has no improved medicare for all option! This bill is corporate welfare! Kucinich is voting yes to have the tax payers give a blank check to the health care medical insurance companies! This bill has no provisions to control costs! This bill is fiscally irresponsible! This bill is unacceptable! This bill is unaffordable! This bill is unsustainable!

Kucinich and Obama are sell outs to their corporate handlers! We now know we actually have 100% sellouts in Congress!

The sellout of Kucinich has completed the corporate takeover of our federal government.

This once again proves that voting for Corporate Bribe Takers is Hazardous to our Wealth!

We can fix this in November!

Steve Alesch

18 thoughts on “Green Party activist comments on latest Kucinich maneuver

  1. NewFederalist

    While I disagree with most of Rep. Kucinich’s economic beliefs, I am saddened by his apparent sellout. I always thought of him as at least being an idealist. A real shame…

  2. George Tatevosyan

    No surprise. Well, what now? Is someone going to run against Kucinich in the Dem primaries of his home district in Ohio? are Greens runnning someone against him in general elections? You’d think that his ‘political career’ should be winding up after this outrageous betrayal, besides all of his silly narcisism, cowardice and countless lies from the past. Who’ll step up Ohioans?

  3. Been There Done That .......... via Don Lake

    David Jackson // Sep 2, 2009:
    …… I have been interested in the Green Party for a long time …….. I have tried numerous times thru e-mail and by phone to contact the party and express interest in becoming active but have received no response. I think maybe there are other wanna be Greens out there who have experienced this also ………..

    Would someone please contact me at djackrocks@yahoo.com (David F.M. Jackson) and let me know if there are meetings or events in my area (XXXXXXXXXX CA) ??????

  4. Vaughn Stull

    Before I was a Green, I wanted to be a progressive Democrat. I talked to everyone I knew about Dennis Kucinich in his 2008 presidential run. After the abuse he received by being shut out of debates at the last second, I knew the Democratic party was and was going to continue to be a center-right party at best.

    I voted in the Democrat primary anyway. I was disillusioned as the year went on. Eventually I joined the Green Party and ran for township trustee in 2009. I helped them organize a plan and get their ballot access situation straightened out. I never looked back, but I still had some respect for Kucinich.

    So, now I am not sure what to say. I am puzzled because he isn’t facing anyone in the Democrat primary. If he was, then I could see why he did this. I am assuming he is hoping by supporting this bill will get him support for a public option later on. I seriously doubt that will happen.

    We aren’t running anyone against him. There is a few Republicans and a Libertarian in the race, I believe.

    The only way that he is going to avoid being backed into a corner by the other Democrats is if he leaves the party. If we still have status in 2012, he can run as a Green. He is one of the few people who could seriously win on a third party ticket. The Democrats don’t care about the progressives. They are ignored, marginalized, and manipulated by the Democrats into supporting them.

    We are building the only real progressive party in Ohio. We support single-payer. We always have and we don’t back down from that. Kucinich is in the wrong party. He is on a sinking ship.

    -Vaughn Stull
    (State committee member, Green Party of Ohio)

  5. Green Party fan

    Thanks for a Green Party perspective.

    There are other Green Party points of view..

    Vaughn Stull
    Thanks for you leadership in the Green Party of Ohio.

    Hope to see you on the ballot as Green Party candidate soon..

  6. Green Party fan

    Great Green Party success…

    Good Green Party news from the every hard working crew at Green Party Watch….

    Thanks to the Green Party reporting of
    Dave Schwab

    Maine Green Independent Party will run 18 candidates for state legislature in 2010
    March 18th, 2010 by Dave Schwab · No Comments
    AUGUSTA- On Monday, March 15th, the Green Independent Party of Maine turned in signatures to qualify 18 legislative candidates throughout the state, the second highest total in 12 years of holding official ballot status.

    http://www.greenpartywatch.org/2010/03/18/maine-green-independent-party-will-run-18-legislative-candidates-in-2010/

  7. Green Party fan

    Dave Schwab

    at Green Party Watch also reports

    Greens rally with Libertarians, Tea Partiers at Florida electoral reform event
    Posted by Dave Schwab at March 18th, 2010 · No Comments
    The Broward-Palm Beach New Times has an article about an electoral reform event scheduled for Saturday, 3/20 that will bring together Greens, Libertarians, and Tea Partiers as well as independents and members of other groups to call for solutions to fix America’s broken electoral system.

    http://www.greenpartywatch.org/2010/03/18/greens-rally-with-libertarians-tea-partiers-at-florida-electoral-reform-event/

  8. Green Party fan

    Green Party’s John Gray..

    John Gray, Green US Senate candidate, to lead Arkansas peace rally

    March 18th, 2010 by Dave Schwab ·

    Fayetteville, AR – On Friday March 19, 2010 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in front of the Fayetteville Town Center at 15 West Mountain Street, U.S. Senate candidate John Gray will lead a Peace Prayer rally to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the Iraq War. There will also be wonderful socially conscious folk music by Still on the Hill, and perhaps others as well.

    http://www.greenpartywatch.org/2010/03/18/john-gray-green-us-senate-candidate-to-lead-arkansas-peace-rally/

  9. Green Party fan

    Courageous Green Party leds demonstration for freeing political prisoners, among them Green Party politicians…

    Some 200 people gathered outside the Bishkek office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on March 15 asking the international organization to help restore freedom of speech in Kyrgyzstan.

    Opposition leaders accuse the government of persecuting its opponents, saying there are around 100 political prisoners in the country, including Ismail Isakov, a former defense minister, and Erkyn Bulekbaev, the leader of the Green Party.
    http://www.rferl.org/content/Thousands_Air_Grievances_At_Kyrgyz_Rallies/1986357.html

  10. Been There Done That .......... via Don Lake

    ………..representatives of Nancy Pelosi and American Israel Public Affairs Committee would “guarantee” Kucinich’s re-election if he dropped his bid to impeach Dick Cheney and George W. Bush, though Kucinich denies the meeting happened.[87][88]”

    Character, single minded ness, integrity ????????

  11. Bill

    I always had a gut feeling that the Green Party was nothing more than some Democrats pretending they were rebels, but I still carried hope it was principled and independent.

    Kucinich’s willingness to tow the Democrat party line when ordered shows the Green Party’s true position as a subset of the two party system.

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