Green Party’s Jill Stein: Hillary Is the Face of ‘New Republican Party’; Progressives ‘Have Been Lied to and Sold Out’ by DNC

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In a series of tweets in recent days, Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein unloaded on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton–slamming Clinton as the leader of the “neoliberal uniparty that will fuel right-wing extremism.”

Stein blasted Clinton for her support for military adventurism, expanded international trade, and her ties to corporate interests and Wall Street banks.

“Progressives have been lied to and sold out by the leadership of the corporate-controlled Democratic Party,” Stein wrote on Twitter, as she urged voters to “#BreakThe2PartyTrap”

“There was very clear evidence that the DNC definitely tampered with elections behind closed doors to smear Bernie Sanders,” Stein wrote, explaining that liberal progressives cannot support Hillary Clinton.

Following Glenn Beck’s decision to throw his weight behind Clinton, Stein wrote that Clinton is emerging as the face of the new Republican Party. “Glenn Beck is promoting Hillary Clinton. What we’re seeing is the birth of #TheNewRepublicanParty,” Stein tweeted.

“We’re now seeing many Republican leaders join Hillary Clinton in a neoliberal uni-party that will fuel right-wing extremism,” Stein wrote during Sunday night’s presidential debate, adding, “More Clinton-style trickle-down won’t stop right-wing extremism. We need a people’s party with a populist progressive agenda.”

“We’re told by both the right & left to accept militarism as normal—as if peace is a 60’s era utopian fantasy. This is dangerous & immoral,” Stein continued.

“Both Democrats and Republicans are funded by big corporate interests including Wall St. Banks, fossil fuel giants, & war profiteers,” Stein said, “I’m the only candidate standing up for what the American people and future generations need, not what billionaires want.”

Stein explained that the liberal progressive agenda–on health care, crime, climate change, trade, etc.– cannot be accomplished under a President Hillary Clinton. Stein argued that a Clinton presidency will simply be the continuation of the policies supported by Washington’s “uniparty” that’s controlled by special interest donors–and will not in any way advance the goals of liberal progressives.

“Bill Clinton labeled universal health care as the “craziest thing in the world.” I guess every other developed nation is ‘crazy’,” Stein wrote.

“The Clintons’ crime bill opened the door to today’s mass incarceration that is deeply entangled with systemic racism,” Stein added.

“The Clintons’ support for NAFTA destroyed millions of jobs, including in Mexico where many farmers became economic refugees,” Stein tweeted.

One of the recent WikiLeaks releases revealed that Clinton privately told a group of bankers that her “dream” is to expand the international trade, opposed by the Bernie Sanders voters of her party, and to establish “a hemispheric common market with open trade.”

During the debate, the Green Party’s official twitter account blasted Clinton for her declaration that politicians need to have “both a public and private position” on every issue, tweeting: “When you watch the #Debate tonight, remember Secretary Clinton is only giving you her “public position.” Don’t be fooled. #PodestaEmails.”

Stein is a Harvard Medical School graduate, a mother to two sons, and a practicing physician who became an environmental-health activist and organizer in the late 1990s. As the Green Party’s 2012 presidential candidate, Stein holds the record for the most votes ever received by a female candidate for President in a general election.

Stein has repeatedly argued that the Democratic Party has sold out liberal progressive values. In her introductory video message to voters featured on her website, Stein explains: “You didn’t want the massive expanding wars, you didn’t want the meltdown of the climate, you didn’t want the massive Wall Street bailouts, you didn’t want the offshoring of our jobs, but these were all things brought to us–signed, sealed, and delivered–by a Democratic White House with two Democratic Houses of Congress.”


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