Thursday, August 03, 2006

GOP Funds Green Party in PA Senate Race

This interesting little tidbit from exposing GOP supporters as the major donors to the Green Party's senatorial candidate who would oppose Rick Santorum in Pennsylvania this fall. Of $66,000 in contributions, apparently only $30 came from a Green Party supporter.

It is disheartening to see the Green Party stoop so low and take this money. In a close race, a few votes for the Green Party could send Rick Santorum back to Washington for six more long years. Third parties should not allow themselves to be pawns in Rove-style tricky maneuvering.


The Libertarian Guy (tm) said...

And Republicans gripe when the Constitution Party and Libertarian Party, "steal" their votes.

We heard the hand-wringing over Nader "stealing" votes from Democrats, last election cycle.

This assumes a dangerous precedent: The vote is property of either the Reps or Dems, and by extention, assumes ownership of the VOTER.

Contrary to the government's opinion... nobody owns *me*, OR my vote.

Betty B. said...

Lib Guy, I think you missed my point. If the GOP is funding the Green Party, is it really the Green Party? I don't think so. That makes them a pawn in the GOP chess game. I would love to see the third parties become strong enough to win more elections. Some of my friends voted for Nader and I respect that choice, unless of course Nader was financed by the GOP.

The Libertarian Guy (tm) said...

I apologize for changing topics, Betty. However... if Dems were financing Constitution or Libertarian candidates, would the Republicans not be upset?

Glad to hear you're a third-party supporter; some Dems are still angry that Nader "cost" Gore the election, which goes back to my "stealing votes" fallacy-breaker.

Have a government-approved day!