by William Skink
The Green Party was already in defense mode from last year’s election cycle because Jill Stein is clearly a Kremlin cutout puppet-fingered by Putin. If it’s not obvious anything will be used to denigrate political alternatives in order to keep us herded into the self-defeating sham of America’s political duopoly, it should be.
In James Conner’s piece pondering if right wing mischief makers are trying to hijack MT’s Green Party he covers the initial controversy that put the Green Party on the defensive, specifically the political antithesis of Green Party ideology, John Gibney of Hamilton.
While it’s obvious why right-wingers would want to co-opt third party opportunities, it should be equally as obvious why the Democrat establishment will be keen on finding ways to attack Green Party candidates.
In Conner’s post he states that the Green bonafides of Green Party candidate for Senate, Steve Kelly, are rock solid. I don’t dispute that notion at all. But in today’s political arena anything that can used by your opponent should be anticipated.
Guilt by association is an easy tactic to pull, as is smearing someone as a conspiracy theorist. One would have to be politically naive to think this won’t come up if it appears at all a third party candidate could move the margins in a Senatorial race.