Not feelin' the Bern!

SUBHEAD: Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton but would have led the ticket with Jill Stein.

By Juan Wilson on 13 July 2016 for Island Breath -

Image above: Born from the mouth of Sara Palin in 2012; "How's that hopey, changey thing goin'?" From (

Yesterday's headline on CNN: "Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton"
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders formally declared an end to their political rivalry Tuesday, joining forces to take on a shared enemy: Donald Trump.

"I have come here to make it as clear as possible why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton and why she must become our next president," Sanders said at a joint rally here. "Secretary Clinton has won the Democratic nomination and I congratulate her for that."

The 74-year-old self-described democratic socialist, who has been a thorn in Clinton's side over the last year, pledged to support his former rival through Election Day: "I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States."
The Democratic Party has moved to the center and taken the role the "moderate" Republicans" had in the past. That may have worked fine in a time of peace, prosperity and not threat of existential extinction due to our own human activities.

The major parties have yet to finalize 2016 platforms but what we have seen so far is not encouraging.

The compromises made on the development of platform positions of the Democratic National Committee on such issues as fracking, the TPP, Israeli Occupation, and NATO will make an awful structure for democrats to run on. It leaves the door open for more war-mongering by a future President Clinton.

Sanders, in our opinion, would have done better to take Green Party's Jill Stein ( offer to step down as her party's possible presidential candidate and let him head the Green Party ticket. On June 9th she spoke on Democracy Now and said "Run on the Green Party ticket and continue your political revolution".

Had Sanders acted on that advice he likely would have kept the momentum of his supporters intact. Many young and enthusiastic workers would have come to the Greens and they could have laid the foundation of a real third party challenge next time around.

The Koch Brothers, George Will, and other prominent conservative Republicans are going to back Clinton to the hilt. And so will the mainstream Democrats. It's doubtful that whatever Bernie does will keep Hillary and Bill out of the White House for another season of "House of Cards".

Bernie would at least be able to live with himself and sleep peacefully at night if he was leading the Green Platform.

As far  as I'm concerned, the Libertarian and Green parties have more to offer on matters of principle than the Republican or Democratic parties - and I believe most Americans will come to think so too.

Green Party Platform adopted for 2014 race

Libertarian Party Platform adopted in May for 2016

Democratic Party Platform draft in June 2016

Republican Party Platform for 2012 race
( as recommended by GOP

Just remember the words of Sara Palin regarding buyer's remorse of Democrats on reelecting the Perpetual War candidate Barack Obama:
How's that hopey changey thing going?

Jill Stein de-Googled

An email from the Jill Stein for President organization indicates they believe Google has slighted third party candidates - particularly the Green Party.

As you may have heard, interest in our campaign is surging right now. Blowing up. Through the roof!
In the last 48 hours, our donations have skyrocketed 999%, 10,000 new people have signed up for the campaign, and 30,000 new Facebook fans have poured in. Google searches for “Jill Stein” have spiked dramatically.

But if you search on Google for “Presidential candidates”, here’s all you see: Donald Trump. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Bernie Sanders. Gary Johnson.

So we’re asking the #1 most visited website in the world - what about Jill Stein?

Sign and share our petition to Google: stop censoring the Jill Stein for President campaign!

It’s unacceptable that the world’s top search engine - a website whose very purpose is to help people find information - is apparently keeping our campaign out of their results.

Here’s what Google searches for “Jill Stein” in the past 30 days look like - talk about a hockey stick graph!

But here’s what you see when you search for “Presidential candidates”:

So either someone at Google doesn’t know how to use a search engine - or they are deliberately excluding our campaign from the results.

As champions of the free exchange of information over the free and open Internet, we can’t let this continue.


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