Jill Stein Says The Democratic Party Wants Donald Trump To Win
Jill Stein lost the 2012 presidential election, earning absolutely zero votes in the Electoral College. This year, Stein is running a presidential campaign even more anemic than the one she cobbled together 4 years ago.
Stein has taken a bit of time today, however, to reprimand the Democratic Party for not trying hard enough to defeat the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in the general election. According to Stein’s reading of the political situation, the Democratic Party is actually hoping that Donald Trump is elected as President in November.
Jill Stein wrote today that, “If the Democratic Party really wanted to defeat Trump so badly they’d offer up someone less corporate than Hillary. Their outrage is fake.”
The outrage of Democrats against Donald Trump is fake?!?
I’m no Democrat, but the holes in this argument are too big to ignore.
According to a poll cited by USA Today, Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump by 13 points in national polls. It seems that the leader in the race for the Democratic nomination is actually very firmly positioned to defeat Donald Trump in the general election.
What is Jill Stein’s suggestion? That if the Democrats wanted to defeat Donald Trump, they would nominate Stein instead?
“58 percent want a new party,” Stein writes. In the abstract, that might be true, but concretely, Jill Stein couldn’t even gather the support of 1% of voters in the last election. Very few Americans approve of the Green Party as Jill Stein has shaped it.
According to the latest available polls, the total amount of support for all presidential candidates other than Hillary Clinton (if Bernie Sanders should lose the Democratic nomination, which he will) or Donald Trump is somewhere between 1% and 7%. Jill Stein only enjoys a fraction of that tiny amount of public support.
If Jill Stein is such a genius about what it takes to defeat Donald Trump, why isn’t her campaign picking up enough strength to take on Trump herself?
It’s fine to criticize the Democratic Party. I do it myself. However, To claim that the Democratic Party wants Donald Trump to win the general election is absurd.
Will the Green Party ever find a presidential candidate who can simply hold to promoting strong liberal policies without sounding like a kook?