I wish a single person on the left would just acknowledge that they fell into a hysteria in 2016 that justified protest voting 3rd party because they were angry about Bernie Sanders losing - and swear to not ever do that again. Is that so hard?

Dec 3, 2021 路 11:07 PM UTC

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Replying to @gdigitalzsmooth
I know a lot of non-famous folks who have done just this, but not nearly enough high profile folks. From the latter, there seems to be either reflexive shame and denial or an antagonistic/sarcastic defense of the past decision.
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Replying to @gdigitalzsmooth
I was too young to vote in 2000, but still volunteered for Nader. I have said over & over it was a mistake. And others say the same back! I haven't seen this at all w/ 2016 Stein voters *online*. That said, the Green Party share was lower in 2020, so some must feel that way
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And I definitely wish the high profile people would help us out here!
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Replying to @gdigitalzsmooth
I know people that still think Jill Stein was the answer.
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I can somewhat understand the desire to vote third party, even though I think it鈥檚 stupid. But idk how anyone can look at her and think she was in any way qualified to be president.
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Replying to @gdigitalzsmooth
I voted for stein in 2016 mostly because I was pulling away from republicans (absolutely could not stomach trump) but had not fully made the leap to Hillary for dumb reasons. But I also did this knowing my vote did not matter in a state going republican by 30 points
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Replying to @gdigitalzsmooth
Yes. When your personal and community identity is wrapped up in both being right and veneration of a Messianic figure. See also: every cult.
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Replying to @gdigitalzsmooth
I came to terms with it before 2020 and made it my mission to help get as many people to vote for Biden as possible and to make folks aware of the controlled opposition movement infecting the left.
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