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Jill Stein Outselling Barack Obama In Buttons By 3 to 1

Who are liberal Americans going to vote for in the presidential election in 2012?

Conventional wisdom asserts that liberals have only one choice: They have to vote for Barack Obama. The Green Party has another idea: They’re well on their way to nominating Jill Stein as their presidential candidate.

green party presidential candidate 2012Here at Irregular Times, we offer for sale political buttons for any liberal political candidate that catches our interest. What we actually sell, of course, depends on what our readers are actually interested in.

Most of our liberal readers are not, it seems, interested in re-electing Barack Obama President in 2012. In this month so far, Jill Stein campaign buttons have outsold Barack Obama buttons by a ratio of three to one.

These are the consequences of a Democratic White House that regards liberals as pests rather than patriotic citizens.

2 comments to Jill Stein Outselling Barack Obama In Buttons By 3 to 1

  • Tom

    Let’s hope she does the same in the vote count!

  • Stephen Kent Gray

    You do realize Jill Stein is a social democrat rather than a liberal?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberalism_by_country

    The definition of liberal party is highly debatable. In the list below, a liberal party is defined as a political party that adheres to the basic principles of political liberalism. This is a broad political current, that includes both right of center (or free market) liberals and left of center liberals (or mixed economy). All liberal parties emphasize individual rights, but they differ in their opinion on an active role for the state.

    After liberals have gained power and realized their first reforms, one often sees a divergence within their ranks:

    * Some are satisfied and rest apart with these reforms, developing into liberal conservatives or simply becoming conservatives, mostly still adhering to free market policies. An example is the Liberal Democratic Party (Japan). These parties are not included in the overview.
    * The mainstream of liberalism continues on the path of gradual reforms, embraces electoral democracy as a basic liberal position and organizes itself in the form of the traditional liberal parties. These parties are included in the overview.
    o Part of this mainstream is more right-wing, emphasizing classical liberal issues and concentrating on economic liberalism. This is, for example, the origin of libertarianism. Many people consider this a separate political theory/current. Others argue that these parties are still liberal parties. Therefore they are included in the overview.
    o Another part of the mainstream is more left-wing. It embraces and emphasizes democratic reforms and often strives for social reforms. These parties sometimes prefer to name themselves radical or progressive liberal and are generally quite positive about the role of the state in the economy, by advocating Keynesianism for example, while continuing to support a market economy. United States liberalism developed out of this tradition, also referred to as social liberalism. Progressive liberals tend to use labels such as “Radical”, “Progressive”, “Free-thinking” or simply “Democratic” instead of “Liberal”. These parties are included in the overview.
    + For some liberals this does not go far enough: they joined social democratic parties. They are not included in the list.

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