David Begley is the Omaha attorney who has covered the passing scene of presidential candidates for us this year. Dave reports on the latest:
At the end of her talk in front of about 250 people in Omaha tonight, Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein strongly hinted that if she and Gary Johnson are not included in the first debate then they will bring 5,000 followers to the debate site and all get arrested. Apparently she had done something similar when she ran for Governor of Massachusetts. You read it here first. And please alert the Secret Service.
Stein earned two degrees from Harvard; she can’t be stupid. I went to see if she is trying to win or just running to make a statement. In my view, if she was trying to win she would attack Hillary Clinton full bore on all fronts. So I tossed her a softball. I stated that it is obvious that Mrs. Clinton has consistently and repeated lied to the American people. Former US Attorney Rudy Giuliani is of the professional opinion that Madam Hillary should be indicted under RICO for her activities with the Clinton Foundation. In light of that was she going to attack Hillary’s character down the stretch?
She said that Hillary’s “character is already an issue” but Dr. Stein than launched into a criticism of Secretary Clinton’s policy failures in Libya, Iraq and Syria. She dodged my question but she then went on to say that while “Trump was an unapologetic racist” Hillary is cruel to immigrants and “bombs Muslims.” She then imputed Bill Clinton’s crime bill to Hillary. Weird.
I was surprised to see that by a show of hands from the crowd that nearly 70 percent of the people there were Bernie Sanders supporters. Stein herself referred to Sanders many times and said, “We are Bernie Sanders on steroids.” My view is that if Stein would vigorously attack Hillary’s potential criminal liabilty she would have a better chance to attract Bernie’s voters and hurt Hillary in key states. Bernie also didn’t launch personal attacks on Hillary and he ultimately lost.
In the first part of her speech she came out for Medicare for all. In other words, single payer. She claimed drug companies were profiteers. I guess she practiced medicine for free for all those years.
Her second item was about the climate. According to the doctor, we are in a crisis right now. She cited a statement by leading climate activist James Hansen that the sea level will rise by 10 to 30 feet by 2060. NOAA, according to Stein, recently released an OMG study that the sea level will rise by 9 feet by 2050. We will lose Manhattan along with many of our coastal cities. This will lead to a migration of 60 million. I can assure Power Line readers on the coasts that you will like Nebraska!
If elected Jill Stein will convert 100 percent of our power to wind, water and sun by 2030. This is not too different from what Hillary stated in Iowa last year. And, in case you didn’t know, minorities are hardest hit by the current fossil fuel system.
Stein had come from North Dakota where she vandalized a bulldozer with the spray-painted words, “I approve this message.” The Omaha crowd gave her a standing ovation for that criminal activity. North Dakota has issued an arrest warrant for the Green Party leader but the Omaha police weren’t there to take her into custody.
Like Trump, Stein is strongly opposed to NAFTA and TPP. Unlike Trump she is for full open borders. She would provide a pathway to citizenship and tear down the existing wall. She wants to stop the war on drugs and pardon drug criminals.
After hearing Jill Stein and Bernie Sanders there’s just no way around it: A major faction of the Democrat Party is part of the lunatic fringe.