Tuesday, November 01, 2011

The Green Party endorses Mirkarimi!


How could the San Francisco Green Party be more pathetic? After Supervisor Mirkarimi cynically abandoned the Greens when he realized its brand of leftism could hinder his pursuit of citywide office, he still got the party's endorsement for sheriff!

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At 10:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are an idiot. What are they supposed to do? Endorse Cunnie, someone ostensibly to the right of Ross? Not endorse Ross out of spite? That accomplishes nothing. Fortunately they are more savvy than you.

 
At 10:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After Supervisor Mirkarimi cynically abandoned the Greens when he realized the democratic party had more money to support his efforts for citywide office, he still got the party's endorsement for sheriff!

- There, fixed it for you.

 
At 12:15 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

So it's all about money and getting elected? The Green Party used to think it stood for something as a leftist alternative to the Democratic Party.

Aside from the fact that there are two other candidates more qualified than Mirkarimi, they didn't have to endorse anyone for sheriff. On several ballot measures, they didn't make an endorsement.

Even better, they could have at least tried to make an argument for their party and against unprincipled jerks like the Murk leaving it. Either their party stands for something important or it doesn't.

 
At 1:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Either their party stands for something important or it doesn't.

Biting off your nose to spite your face.

 
At 1:24 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

Being Sheriff is essentially an administrative position, not a job where the Murk could display his ideology. In spite of its pretensions, the Green Party's endorsement is of no real political significance. All that party has to offer is its principles. If it gives up on those, why does it bother?

 
At 2:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All that party has to offer is its principles.

So their votes don't count?

 
At 11:07 AM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

Their votes count like those of everyone else, but once a minor political party abandons its principles it has nothing left to offer.

 
At 7:18 PM, Blogger Martin Zehr said...

Thanks Rob it is good that people can say what others see. I've been a Green since 1992 but since moving to San Francisco 4 years ago, I've never been able to adapt to their little club mentality.

 

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