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Response to louis c (Reply #19)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:06 PM

34. la la land

There were no interpreters at that dinner. She didn't even speak to any Russians. It was an invitation by RT who also hosted many liberal hosts that are respected here on DU. She was the head of the Green Party. As any politician, any exposure and publicity is sought out, not avoided. And this was way before Putin was known to be interfering in elections. Just a picture sitting at a table is not even enough I'd think to invent such a dire conspiracy theory, but you proved me wrong.

I think this Green party demonization is part of Putin's plan to split the left. Sow division in liberal circles. We don't have to vote Green, we don't have to like Stein even. The best way is to simply ignore the Green party. Stop taliking about them. They are a minuscule threat to the Democratic party.

That link you provided. It looks like a Republican operative cleverly fooled Green party officials in that district to run as a Green. But if you look at the article...

Local Democrats and Green Party members quickly linked the relationship between Kostecky and Zak back to Collins, seeing Zak’s candidacy as nothing more than an attempt to divert votes away from Collins’ Democratic opponent, Nate McMurray. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee identified Collins’ seat as one ripe for flipping blue in the upcoming midterm elections, which would be more than enough motive for the GOP to employ such subversive tactics. “I have a hard time believing that someone in [Collins’] campaign wasn’t aware of this,” said Erie County Green Party chairman Eric Jones, adding, “The local Republican leadership is aware of this; it’s part of their playbook.”

The Greens worked with Democrats to unearth this imposter. One case. And it was dealt with. It could have happened to any party.

I just think way too much energy is being spent on a party who got 1% of the vote. Just like Republicans don't get bent out of shape because the Libertarians take 3%.......three times the votes away from them, compared to the Greens potential Democratic voters. And inventing crazy CTs about them only elevates their profile. There is a difference between a "competitor" and an "enemy". The Greens are the former, Trump and the GOP are the latter. It does our party and the nation no favors by confusing the two.

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