Tag Archives: Bernie Sanders

Facing 2020 and Bernie 2.0: What the Greens Must Do

By Bruce Dixon

Four years ago this May I was the first to brand Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders as 2016’s Democratic sheepdog candidate. As I explained then,

The sheepdog is a card the Democratic party plays every presidential primary season when there’s no White House Democrat running for re-election. The sheepdog is a presidential candidate running ostensibly to the left of the establishment Democrat to whom the billionaires will award the nomination.Read more ... “Facing 2020 and Bernie 2.0: What the Greens Must Do”

James Jobe to run for VA House 96 Libertarian Nomination

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James Jobe is a 22 year old resident of James City County Virginia. Despite his youth, Jobe has been very politically active. In 2016 Jobe ran a Write In Candidacy for the US Presidency under the Justice For Harambe Party, and plans to do so again in 2020 under the Seize the Memes of Production Banner.… Read more ... “James Jobe to run for VA House 96 Libertarian Nomination”

Augustus Invictus Discusses the Libertarian Party

Augustus Sol Invictus, a Florida attorney who received extensive media coverage for his 2016 campaign for the Libertarian Party’s nomination for U.S. Senate, posted the following as the fourth newsletter for The Revolutionary Conservative.  Invictus gave IPR permission to republish.

I am proud to announce that my son, Cesare Zagreus Invictus, was born this morning in the Waxhaws, just a stone’s throw from where Andrew Jackson was born in South Carolina.… Read more ... “Augustus Invictus Discusses the Libertarian Party”

Ron Paul Wins an Electoral Vote

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The Libertarian Party’s 1988 presidential nominee Ron Paul received an electoral vote today from a faithless Texas elector as the Electoral College met to officially elect Donald Trump the next president.

Paul, a former Republican Congressman who twice ran for president as a Republican, left the party in 2015 and changed his registration back to the Libertarian Party.  … Read more ... “Ron Paul Wins an Electoral Vote”

LNC vice chair: Message to all Bernie Sanders supporters

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From Libertarian National Committee Vice Chair Arvin Vohra:

“To all Sanders supporters,

“So many of you supported Senator Sanders because of his opposition to the War on Drugs. You know that ending the War on Drugs will make America safer by eliminating prohibition-related violence and allowing drug businesses to settle their disputes in court.

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Libertarian Party chairman: “How to talk with your Democratic friend”

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The following was written by Libertarian Party chairman Nicholas Sarwark and posted on LP.org today (H/T IPR’s Paulie):

Dear Libertarian,

Many of us have Bernie-supporting Democratic friends who are feeling pretty jaded right now. I bet you know someone who is. Maybe a close friend, a family member, a Facebook friend…

They just worked so hard for a candidate they believed in and have come face to face with the corruption and rigging of their party process.… Read more ... “Libertarian Party chairman: “How to talk with your Democratic friend””

Gary Johnson puts out appeal to Sanders supporters following Clinton endorsement

Following today’s formal endorsement of Hillary Clinton by former rival Bernie Sanders, Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson posted a video to his Facebook page today with the following caption:

“If joining Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Clinton Establishment isn’t a comfortable place, there IS another option…”

The video has been reposted to YouTube (Video length, 1 minute, 23 seconds):

(Via American Third Party Report)

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.… Read more ... “Jill Stein responds to Sanders’ endorsement of Clinton”

Andrea Germanos: “Green Party’s Jill Stein: Sanders Can Lead My Party’s Ticket”

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By Andrea Germanos, CommonDreams.org, July 8th, 2016:

“If he saw that you can’t have a revolutionary campaign in a counter-revolutionary party, he’d be welcomed to the Green party.”

Presumptive Green Party candidate for U.S. President Jill Stein has reiterated her offer for Bernie Sanders to head that party’s ticket instead, where—unlike in the Democratic party—she says he’d be able to continue to “build a political movement.”

Stein’s new comments to the Guardian US come as the Vermont senator hassignaled he may soon offer an endorsement of rival Hillary Clinton.… Read more ... “Andrea Germanos: “Green Party’s Jill Stein: Sanders Can Lead My Party’s Ticket””

Green Party reaches out to Sanders supporters

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From GP.org (H/T IPR’s Paulie Frankel):

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party is reaching out to supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, in a letter written byMargaret Flowers and James Lane, Honorary Co-chairs of the 2016 Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention.

Excerpts from the letter are appended below.… Read more ... “Green Party reaches out to Sanders supporters”

Jill Stein’s Statement on Sanders’ Clinton Announcement

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From Jill2016.com, June 11th, 2016 (via American Third Party Report):

Jill Stein, presumptive Green Party Presidential candidate, released the following statement today regarding Bernie Sanders’ announcement that he will “work with Hillary Clinton”.

I want to congratulate Bernie Sanders on his remarkable effort to build electoral support for fundamental progressive change in America, starting with addressing income inequality.… Read more ... “Jill Stein’s Statement on Sanders’ Clinton Announcement”

California Green Party: “The Sanders Campaign Is Absolutely Destroying Us!”

By John Harkinson, Mother Jones, June 4th, 2016 (via American Third Party Report):

“The Sanders campaign is absolutely destroying us.”

Those are the words of California Green Party spokesman Mike Feinstein, who, in response to an inquiry from Mother Jones on Friday, visited the website of the California Secretary of State.

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