Tuesday, November 07, 2006
The Greens ought to be sweating the V.a. results.
If the Greens cost us the Senate by defeating Webb I will make it my lifes mission to (figuratively) destroy their party in any way that I can going forward. The wrath of this particular liberal would know NO bounds.
Greens... you had best pray G.G. doesn't ruin this. It would lead to the absolute villification of your cause by those who you ought to find common cause with. I'm enraged just considering the prospect. Maybe my sour attitude is for naught and Webb will pull this out despite the Greenies....
[Updated] Oops... thanks to a commenter for showing me the error of my ways. The "Independent Green party of Va. is not affilliated with the national or state Green party... They have their own page on wikipedia if you want to see what they are all about. In the meantime, I apologize to any 'traditional' Greens I may have offended and do hope you understand the confusion on my part.
Please do your homework before posting. Gail Parker, the independent Senate candidate in VA is not an official Green Party member. She is not endorsed by the Green Party of Virginia. She set up her own party (like Lieberman) called the "Independent-Greens."
If someone went out an set up a part called the "Independent Democrats" with no connection with the Virginia Democrats or the DNC you wouldn't assume Howard Dean would have to take responsibility for that person, so don't it here.
One reason she is not in the Green Party is that she is more conservative than the Greens, especially on abortion (she is pro-life) so you can't say for certain that she only took votes from Webb. I mean her website labels her a common-sense conservative, so she probably hurt Allen as much or even more than Webb,
As to mistaking Independent Greens for Independent Democrats: My mistake when I saw the returns was thinking the state of VA was listing third parties as unaffiliated independents. It would have been difficult to make that mistake if there actually had been a traditional Green on the ballot. Or if there had been a Democratic, and Independent Democratic candidate. It seems that the Independent Greens actually foster that confusion if you look at their page on wiki. They have previously been taken to court for claiming other third party candidates were I/G's when the candidate had not even heard of them.
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