Liberals totally losing their shit over the Green Party again
It's got to be in the top three ways that Democrats display their hypocrisy.
Danny O’Connor could lose because of a Green Party candidate. Are you fucking kidding me?
If you’re a progressive and you voted for the Green Party candidate in #OH12, you‘re worse than a Trump supporter. pic.twitter.com/UvhVGKmSWy
— Nate Lerner (@NathanLerner) August 8, 2018
Do Democrats get excited about the millions of registered Democrats that vote for Republicans?
Of course not. Democrats voting for Republicans is to be expected, but Independents that want to vote third-party are helping elect Republicans in some sort way that is more effective than actually voting Republican.
(Which makes me wonder why Republicans don't vote Green Party instead, since that appears to be the best way to defeat Democrats.)
You know what sucks?
Because of our unwillingness to pass policy that protects our election integrity, I immediately think the Green Party votes tonight are Russian meddling.
Why else would anyone cast a protest vote in Ohio when there’s so much at stake?#OH12
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 8, 2018
Do Democrats get excited about the millions of registered Democrats that simply don't vote?
Of course not. Democrats not voting is to be expected, but Independents that want to vote third-party are throwing away their vote.
Gonna lose it if the Green Party costs Democrats #OH12. If you want a third party, fine, but the Green Party is never ever gonna happen. The only thing it ever accomplishes is helping to elect Republicans.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) August 8, 2018
People that vote Green can't possibly be voting that way for a serious reason.
Let’s be clear, Green Party, at this point I’m convinced that you’re colluding with Russia just to piss America off. You’re the political equivalent of the guy who comes to basketball practice high and keeps missing free throws, causing the rest of us has to run suicides.
It would be one thing if the Green Party was actually in the game; but at this point, the Green Party is just a drunken, butt-naked streaker who runs onto the field and fucks up the game for everyone.
I’m not saying that the Green Party doesn’t have a place or a voice, but sometimes, especially when the world is on the heels of burning to the ground, maybe the Green Party could just have a seat while grown folks are talking.
Which makes me wonder why the Democrats even tolerate the Green Party to exist? After all, voting Green is not a decision worth respecting, amirite?
the traditional post-election thrashing has already commenced. They’re spoilers (the Daily Mail); they’re the reason we’re in this mess (the Week); their deliberate unreason (Kathy Griffin, seriously) is a threat to us all.
...One solution to the routine panic over tortured lesser-of-two-evils voting options is hoping that, with enough discipline, all third-party voters (not to mention the overwhelming multitude who silently protest their meager choices by staying home) will wise up and vote red or blue. An actual solution is something like ranked-choice voting (also called “instant runoff”) coupled with wider ballot access for third-party candidates — lo and behold, a major plank in the Green platform.
Dear Green Party: Can you PLEASE wait to make your symbolic votes at a time when our government isn’t being overrun by white supremacists??? Come @ me I don’t care.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) August 8, 2018
Those silly, naive Green with their unrealistic ranked-choice voting. It's much more productive to voter shame.
Green Party voters..no one is saying you can't vote for your candidates....but don't tell me you care about the environment if you know your vote will make the difference between a Dem winning over a Rep and you still choose to vote for your candidate who has NO chance of winning
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) August 8, 2018
Here's a question for voter-shaming Dems: If voting is all about winning, then why would I vote for the Democrats? The Republicans obviously have a better ground game, and thus are more likely to win.
So if I should vote based strictly on the chances of winning, I'd be crazy to vote for the Dems.