As a progressive, I’ve made no secret of my disdain for Green Party hero Jill Stein. While I don’t personally know her, she strikes me as an egotistical, petty, in-it-for-herself fraud who boosts herself, not by actually making a difference, but by pandering to people who are naive enough to think she knows what she’s talking about.
Her ethics, or lack thereof, were put on display last year after she praised the bigotry-driven Brexit vote, then completely changed her initial statement without indicating she had. It was a clear attempt by her to coverup her endorsement of the anti-immigrant hate that fueled Brexit, otherwise she wouldn’t have drastically changed her initial statement while trying to conceal the fact that she did.
This is also a woman who said Hillary Clinton was more dangerous than Donald Trump and that there were “no differences” between the former Secretary of State and the guy currently calling himself “president.”
I’m not saying someone has to be a fan of Clinton, but to claim that there are no differences between her and Trump, or that she’s actually worse, is the definition of stupidity and ignorance — which Stein displays frequently.
Such as a recent interview she did with MSNBC where she defended North Korea, Russia and Vladimir Putin, and parroted Donald Trump’s talking points on the on-going investigation into his campaign.
“The demonization of North Korea is part of the run-up to regime change,” Stein said. “It’s part of demonizing a government that we then want to exercise regime change on.”
After host Alex Witt pointed out that North Korea has been the one launching missiles, clearly trying to provoke the United States — she doubled-down on her defense of Kim Jong-Un.
“But remember where that came from,” she stated. “Long before they began their missile tests the U.S. was conducting nuclear bombing runs against North Korea. We actually had nuclear weapons until the end of the cold war, we actually had nuclear weapons stationed in South Korea.”
She then said North Korea has been “cornered” by the United States into “developing nuclear weapons.”
Yes, that’s “progressive” Stein defending the actions of a brutal, serial-killing dictator who’s had members of his family — as well as countless others — murdered, by saying we are the bad guys, not him.
Though keeping with her pattern of defending horrific authoritarian leaders, Stein then criticized the new sanctions against Russia in retaliation for their cyber attack against last year’s election.
“Sanctions basically play into Russia’s hand,” Stein said. “We know that sanctions only strengthen a leader like Putin and make him the protector against the evil United States.”
Using that logic, we shouldn’t have responded to Japan’s bombing of Pearl Harbor because that pulled us into WWII, which is exactly what they wanted us to do.
That idiotic statement makes more sense considering what she said next when she was asked about Russia’s involvement in the cyber attack against our election.
“The evidence is not definitive, it’s circumstantial,” Stein stated.
So, not only does she seem to oppose the United States imposing sanctions on Russia, she’s also agreeing with Trump that these allegations against the Russian government aren’t credible — even though the U.S. intelligence community has said, without a doubt, that it was Russia who hacked the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
She’s effectively defending Trump against allegations that his campaign colluded with Russia by parroting talking points used by the “president” on numerous occasions. She’s throwing the credibility of the U.S. intelligence community under the bus, just like Trump’s done for months, to downplay Russia’s involvement in last year’s cyber attack against our election.
I’m not one to buy into conspiracy theories, but it’s becoming harder to argue against those who claim Stein could have some rather sketchy connections to Russia. Especially since she spent most of her “campaign,” if you want to call it that, doing everything she could to divide the left which, of course, played right into the hands of Trump and Putin.
I’m sorry, but Jill Stein is pathetic. She seems more focused on dividing people for her own selfish ambitions and ego rather than showing any concern for protecting this country, and the world, for that matter, from the dangers that fuel the GOP and Republicans like Donald Trump.
Anyone on the left who calls her a “progressive” or a “liberal” clearly doesn’t understand what either of those words actually mean.
Watch her comments below via MSNBC:
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