http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/the-case-against-jill-stein-w436362Though it's frustrating for many progressives who long for a viable third party, there are serious questions about Stein's judgement

...Is it so crazy to think she might be able to marshal the support of Sanders voters and other independents turned off by the historically unpopular major-party candidates, and let the "revolution" carry her to the White House?

Yes, it is...

... she's polling at 3.1 percent nationwide, less than a tenth of what she'd need to win any one state in a three-way race...

...A rare inspirational candidate might be able to make up that vast chasm of a deficit – but Stein's electoral track record suggests she is not that politician. She's lost almost every election she's ever participated in, at almost every level of government, by huge margins....

...the fact remains that in her entire political career, Stein has only gotten elected to one position: representative to the town meeting of Lexington, Massachusetts.

Still, Stein insists she can pull out a win in this, the highest-stakes race of her career. All she needs is for all 43 million people who carry student debt to come out the polls and vote for her, she says... (lolol)

...Not all Green Party supporters are fully buying this. Noam Chomsky...explained..."In a swing state – a state where it's going to matter which way you vote – I would vote against Trump, and by elementary arithmetic, that means...you vote Democrat," he said. "I don't think there's any other rational choice. Abstaining from voting or, say, voting for ... a candidate you prefer, a minority candidate, just amounts to a vote for Donald Trump, which I think is a devastating prospect."...


..."The politics of fear," Stein is fond of saying, "says you have to vote against the candidate you fear rather than for the candidate who shares your values."

Wanting to vote wholeheartedly for a candidate rather than merely against one is obviously ideal. But Stein's handling of even relatively minor issues has, for some progressives, increasingly called into question her judgement and the idea that she shares their values....

...Stein released a statement hailing the referendum results. She called the Brexit vote "a victory..."

...When her progressive supporters (including members of the UK Green Party, the official position of which was to support remaining in the EU) balked at Stein's interpretation of the results, she quickly overhauled the statement...

...Stein didn't acknowledge these changes, though, responding to indignant supporters on Facebook by saying only, "You may not be seeing the actual text of this statement. Try clearing your cache."...

...Less than a week later, Stein did something similar: She published a heartfelt remembrance of late author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel – "His life was a testament to the need for all of us to stand up against hatred that destroys our fellow human beings and diminishes life for all of us," she wrote – then quickly deleted the post, without acknowledgement, under pressure from supporters with anti-Israel views....

...On Twitter, Stein was forced to walk back gendered criticisms of her Democratic rival....

...Stein's "war monger" criticism stems largely from Clinton's support of airstrikes in Syria during her tenure as secretary of State. Interestingly, Stein has not applied that same label to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who called for and oversaw airstrikes on the same country....(she) stops short of remarking on Russia's Syrian bombing campaign, abysmal human-rights record or abhorrent treatment of the LGBT community. This, despite the Green Party's a staunch commitment to advocating for human rights around the world.

...For those who find it easy to dismiss Stein's social media missteps and her hypocrisy on tax returns and foreign policy, there is a question that looms larger: What about her feigned ignorance on issues that fall squarely within her one real area of expertise, medicine?...

..., Stein once said, "We should not be subjecting kids' brains especially to that ... It's very hard to study that stuff....

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