Green Party candidate Jill Stein often bashes both Democrats and Republicans, but in a recent interview, she finally argued that Hillary Clinton is more dangerous than Donald Trump:
“Donald Trump, I think, will have a lot of trouble moving things through Congress. Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, won’t … Hillary has the potential to do a whole lot more damage, get us into more wars, faster to pass her fracking disastrous climate program, much more easily than Donald Trump could do his.”
I continue to be amazed how anyone claiming to be progressive can argue Clinton is a greater threat than Trump. Trump is an openly racist, xenophobic, fascist billionaire. He has zero political experience and will cause chaos on foreign and domestic fronts. Trump will continue to piss off many of our allies with his terrible temperament, while his religious extremist VP pick Mike Pence will implement strongly conservative policies. Both Trump and Pence openly deny climate change, anti-abortion, and anti-gay rights. There are zero progressive arguments for Donald Trump.
On the other hand, Hillary Clinton is running with the most progressive Democratic platform we have ever seen! She is pro-gay rights, pro-choice, and actually believes climate change is real. We can’t afford to vote someone in who seriously thinks climate change is a hoax invented by the Chinese! Furthermore, the claims of Hillary Clinton being “pro-war” are vastly overblown. People tend to ignore how often she chose to avoid military force and focus on the times she went along with the rest of congress in using military intervention.
Bernie Sanders understands that to make our country more progressive, we must elect Hillary Clinton. We still need to elect more progressive members of congress and work from the bottom-up, but we cannot make much progress with a Trump presidency and conservative Supreme Court justices. Why doesn’t Stein listen to Bernie Sanders, the longest serving independent in congress? Well Stein says he’s too much of a political insider:
“I’ve tried to talk with Bernie, but, you know, Bernie is — he is a team player. I think he’s on the wrong team, perhaps because he’s been in Washington, D.C., too long, because he used to really understand independent politics and why we cannot have a viable political system unless we have independent political parties.”
This makes no sense. Why would being in politics “too long” make someone not understand how politics works? Bernie definitely gets the political reality we live in and understands that we have a two-party system. Bernie has said many times that a political revolution goes beyond the presidency and needs to happen from the bottom-up. Stein continues to show her failure to comprehend the complexities of our political system and certainly is not qualified to be president.