Jill Stein responds to Sanders’ endorsement of Clinton

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The following is a press release from Jill2016.com:

For Immediate Release:
July 12, 2016

Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential candidate, released the following statement in response to Senator Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of Hillary Clinton today.

(Dr. Stein will host a livestream broadcast on her Facebook page on Tuesday July 12th at 8pm Eastern time on the subject “What’s next for our revolution?”)

“I join millions of Americans who see Hillary Clinton’s campaign as the opposite of what they and Bernie Sanders have fought for. Despite her penchant for flip flopping rhetoric, Hillary Clinton has spent decades consistently serving the causes of Wall Street, war and the Walmart economy.

The policies she fought for – along with her husband and political partner, Bill Clinton – have been foundations of the economic disaster most Americans are still struggling with: the abuses of deregulated Wall Street, rigged corporate trade agreements, racist mass incarceration, and the destruction of the social safety net for poor women and children. The consistent efforts of the Democratic Party to minimize, sideline, and sabotage the Sanders campaign are a wake up call that we can’t have a revolutionary campaign inside a counter-revolutionary party.

Sadly, Sanders is one of a long line of true reformers that have been undermined by the Democratic Party. The eventual suppression of the Sanders campaign was virtually guaranteed from the beginning with super-delegates and super Tuesdays, that were created after George McGovern’s nomination to prevent grassroots campaigns from winning the nomination again.

Sanders, a life-long independent who has advocated for building an independent democratic socialist party similar to Canada’s New Democratic Party, has said that his decision to run as a Democrat was based on pragmatism, but there is nothing pragmatic about supporting a party that for decades has consistently sold out the progressive majority to the billionaire class. This false pragmatism is not the path to revolutionary change but rather an incrementalism that keeps us trapped, voting for lesser evil again and again.

Each time a progressive challenger like Sanders, Dennis Kucinich or Jesse Jackson has inspired hope for real change, the Democratic Party has sabotaged them while marching to the right, becoming more corporatist and militarist with each election cycle.

Millions are realizing that if we want to fix the rigged economy, the rigged racial injustice system, the rigged health care system, toxic fossil fuel energy and all the other systems failing us, we must fix the rigged political system, and that will not happen through the rigged Democratic Party.

Right now we have a real chance to change our rigged political system, and we must not squander this opportunity by pledging allegiance to a corrupt political insider who the majority of Americans do not like, trust or believe in.

What is most disappointing is that Sanders has refused invitations to speak to the Green Party, a truly democratic national party that has long championed the progressive stands that lifted the Sanders campaign to the top of national polls.

Fortunately, this November voters across America will still have the choice to cast a revolutionary vote to cancel student debt, achieve full employment and stop the climate meltdown through a Green New Deal, provide universal healthcare with Medicare for All, provide a welcoming path to citizenship, end mass incarceration and create a foreign policy based on international law and human rights. We need to commit to improving the lives of all Americans, not just the wealthy and special interests.

As the Sanders campaign’s dominance of national polls has shown, our positions are shared by a majority of voters, and with the Green Party on the ballot in November the majority can vote for what they want and get it. Together we can beat both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the two most unpopular and least trusted presidential candidates in American history.

I call on the tens of millions inspired by Bernie Sanders’ call for political revolution, the 60% of Americans who want a new major party, and the independents who outnumber both Democrats and Republicans to reject the self-defeating strategy of voting for the lesser evil and join our fight for the greater good.

I ask the rising independent majority to demand our inclusion in the Presidential debates, for as Sanders proved, in fair debates we can rally the majority of Americans behind a plan for an America and a world that works for all of us.

I congratulate Bernie Sanders on running an impressive campaign within an undemocratic primary, and I thank Bernie for showing clearly how a grassroots campaign, armed only with a progressive vision and small contributions from real people, can win over the majority of Americans. Let’s keep the revolution going and build it into the powerful force for transformative change that it is becoming. Together we are unstoppable.”

http://www.jill2016.com/keeptherevolutiongoing

(Via American Third Party Report)

15 thoughts on “Jill Stein responds to Sanders’ endorsement of Clinton

  1. Alessandra

    Sanders just stuck a knife in the back of each of his supporters. It’s despicable. Every one of them should now return the favor and vote for anyone else but Clinton.

  2. Bondurant

    Stein gives Sanders too much credit and dances around any direct criticism. Sanders has shown his true colors…again. He always shills for the establishment in the end. Sanders is a hypocrite and Stein should call him out and do so boldly.

  3. k.kuma

    Alessandra,
    100% correct. After heavily supporting him and volunteering on the campaign, he cuddled with a true 1%’er.
    I’m done w/him and the DNC.

    K. Kuma

  4. Bob Haran

    Don’t agree with Stein on most issues but she is honest and a lot better then Clinton or Trump. True progressives should support her and true conservatives should support the Conservative Alternative to the GOP, Darrell Castle and the Constitution Party.

  5. Melinda Pillsbury-Foster

    A ticket with Jill in the top spot and Johnson as VP could get traction.

  6. Andy

    Stefan Molyneux: I’m Sorry, Bernie Supporters. Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton.

  7. Andy

    “Kareem Caliente
    July 12, 2016 at 23:46
    Hey Andy. Happen to get any phone calls today?”

    Yeah, I keep getting phone calls from a New Jersey phone number. I listened to the messages and it was Robert Milnes.

    Is “Kareem Caliente” Robert Milnes? Has Milnes been trolling here for years?

  8. Andy

    “Kareem Caliente
    July 13, 2016 at 00:06
    Robert Milnes was banned by anonymous in 2011. How could he be trolling? Are you sure he didn’t call you because you gave him your number while you were trolling as Magnus?”

    I never gave him my number, nor did I have any desire to communicate with him. It sounds to me like the troll using the name “Magnus” probably sent Robert Milnes an email telling him to call me, perhaps even posing as me asking him to call me.

  9. T Rex

    So the Green Party is launching scathing (and effective) attacks on Clinton while the LP Presidential candidates kneel at her throne…a strange political year indeed.

  10. Bondurant

    @ T Rex

    Thankfully Judge Jim Gray understands Johnson/Weld has two big party opponents as opposed to one. On Coast to Cast last night/this morning Gray was a guest discussing libertarian issues and took Clinton to task as well as Trump. It made me wish he was on the ticket again. While he was not perfect he is so much better than Weld.

  11. Melinda Pillsbury-Foster

    Gary/Weld should be calling Hillary on every issue and offering effective solutions to the problem of the criminal behavior of Big Oil.

  12. robert capozzi

    Andy, I’ve heard Gray is actually on the Illuminati Council. He’s a false flag. 🙂

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