Firstly, the green party is ANYTHING but a spoiler party. They are really the only party that has consistently stood up for the people - NOT corporations. We live in a brain washing scenario where folks really believe that if you keep voting for politicians that DON’T support you, eventually they’ll come around and do good things. But that strategy, the “lesser evil” has shown just how effective it is - Trump. Now we have Trump. Sure, blame it on Greens - call them spoilers.
Or, maybe look @ the fact that the bulk of what the greens represent - health-care for all, drastically less war, less killing across the board, care for the environment, laws that make corruption much harder – are the things most Americans want - most humans want.
The truth is, WE are to blame - because the US population just keeps on voting for super lame compromise instead of taking a leap and voting for what we actually want. There are all sorts of “sophisticated” rationale for why we should continue to vote mediocrity instead of for sanity. But they all come down to the same thing; if you continue to vote mediocrity - that’s what you get mediocrity – but only 100% of the time.
In my 56 years, there have been a few glimmers of hope; primarily the green party & Bernie. The rest, is just BS. Obama was the penultimate - a WONDERFUL show, so unflappable, articulate, etc. Unfortuantely, it was just a show. All just so he could give good head to wall street, mostly ignore injustice like the Dakota Access fiasco last year and rain more death and destruction than any other sitting president on people of color all over the world. When he first got in - the dem’s had the marjorities - they could have change SO much. What’d they do - minor things mostly. That ain’t my brand of “hope & change.”
Bizarre, blaming the greens - the main hope for sanity in this country - for our political woes is a sort of twisted irony. They are actually one of our only hopes for a simple reason - they are our voice. At least, the majority of what I’ve heard them say is brilliant and inspiring. Something I virtually never experience hearing the dem’s speak through both sides of their mealy mouths.
So yeah! Lrx – you bet, greens are spoilers, dem’s are not to blame for their own loss, and the other issue is electoral shenanigans. The only thing we agree on is the electoral shenanigans. The rest is some type of bizarre brain washing far as I can tell.
Another simple way to say it is this, if you want single payer, draw down the obscene military bases we maintain all over the globe, REALLY address climate change, address injustice & inequity you vote for the greens - or some similar party like them. If you don’t, you just vote for the next BS dem they put up. So if we vote for us - we get sanity. Keep voting Dems’ and get more insanity. That’s what it comes down to.