Skip to comments.My Favorite Alien
Posted on 08/12/2018 10:17:08 AM PDT by Kaslin
Seems there was interference in last Tuesdays special election in Ohios 12th congressional district, where Republican candidate Troy Balderson holds a very slim lead over Democrat Danny OConnor.
That is how Seema Iyer, a reporter with Channel 6, the ABC affiliate in Columbus, described it.
Was it the Russians? Well, actress Alyssa Milano tweeted that yes, indeed, she thought the result was a clear-cut sign of Russian meddling. After all, her candidate lost.
All she lacked was evidence.
Actress, Armed Gun Control Activist, and International Security Expert Alyssa Milano Laments Putin Voting in Ohio, was Red States headline on the story.
Others, instead, followed the old adage: When in doubt, blame the aliens.
Not illegal aliens, mind you, but a real honest-to-goodness alien from outer space from a planet orbiting a star in the Pleiades star cluster located in the constellation of Taurus.
That is, ifGreen Party congressional candidate John Manchik was serious when he posted that identification on his Facebook page.
He now has assured a waiting world that he is actually fully human.
Give me a break, Manchik responded to Iyers question. Sometimes you put silly things on Facebook.
Ms. Iyer also felt the need to query Manchik about possible Russian influence, even while admitting that her question was ridiculous.
So, no, Democrats cannot blame the Russians or space aliens for their narrow defeat last week.
Instead, they will point the finger of fault not at Little Green Men butat the Green Party.
In a long, odd television interview with Manchik ironically, conducted not beforethe election, when it might have provided valuable information for decision-making voters, but instead the day after Seema Iyer suggested the Green Party candidate was interfering.
Noting that the 1,100 votes cast for the Green alternative, a mere 0.6 percent of the total, could have gone to [Democrat] Daniel OConner, the reporter asked, How do you respond to the Democrats that are saying it is your fault that Daniel OConner didnt win?
I couldnt care less, Manchik responded. Because there really is no difference between the Democratic Party and Republican Party. The Democratic Party is a corrupt, corporate-owned political party with billions in corporate cash just like the Republican Party.
Iyer repeatedly tried to get Manchik to say he preferred the Democrat over the Republican. Problem is, he doesnt.
He doesnt see any significant difference.
When Iyer explained that The Democrats are saying . . . the Green Party took our votes and these votes could be used to put a Democrat in office and then they could have implemented real change that would be good for Ohio, I nearly busted a gut laughing.
Thats never going to happen, Manchik countered, more seriously meaning Democrats would not enact real or good changes.
The candidate succinctly stated his main reason to run for office as a Green: to give the people of the 12th district a real voice in their out of control government. Thats something that neither the Republican Party nor Democratic Party will do.
One may find the Green Party platform less than palatable. I certainly do. But members of this minor oarty have explained a zillion times why they arent Democrats and why they see Democrats as a giant part of our undeniable political mess. On that, as well as on their support for initiative and referendum and other small-d democratic process reforms, Im with the Greens.
If Democrats want Greens out of their way and of course at times, Republicans want the Libertarians out of their way as well there are several ways to go about it. Appeal to Greens by actually implementing some of their policy positions, perhaps. Win their votes.
On the other hand, Democrats and Republicans can avoid being spoiled by Green and Libertarian candidates in their pursuit of high office. Simply enact a better voting system than we have now: ranked choice voting.
Maine voters have twice approved ranked choice voting and a number of cities across the country employ it. Using this electoral method, voters may rank candidates . . . and when ones first choice doesnt win, ones vote can transfer to a second or third choice.
Under ranked choice voting, if the more than 1,000 Ohioans who voted for Manchik had preferred his Democratic opponent to his Republican opponent, their votes would have ultimately gone to the Democrat.
Problem is, even if all the Green Party votes went to the Democrat, he still would be losing. There were 1,129 votes for the Green Party candidate in Ohios 12thh congressional district, but Republican Troy Balderson leads Democrat Danny OConnor by 1,564 votes.
Arithmetic has never been the Democrats strong suit.
And America needs more such interference in our elections . . . by Americans.
>>I couldnt care less, Manchik responded. Because there really is no difference between the Democratic Party and Republican Party. The Democratic Party is a corrupt, corporate-owned political party with billions in corporate cash just like the Republican Party.<<
Pretty much correct. But in things like killing babies and falling for the global warming scam, the Republicans at least give a little lip service.
But soon the democrats will just be the communist party and we will have a clearer distinction.
They forgot the "bitter, dried up old hag yearning desperately for attention".
Heh! Just watched that for free on Amazon last week.
Luckiest worm in the galaxy!
Yup, one of the great things about being a FReeper is discussing The Arts.
Democrats and Greens hate the Constitution as written, period.
Libertarians and Republicans (RINO’s being the exception) love the Constitution as written although they differ on interpretation.
Man, you are going way back for titillation!
When I saw it, I thought it was a horror movie more than anything else.
Artemis Webb (see “Geezer”)
an old man.
Considering the goofy BS that libtards profess, claiming nonhuman ancestry doesn't really move their meter that much. Claiming that Russia is behind the Green Candidate could easily be true -- the Green agenda is the destruction of modern life and establishment of serfdom for most of us -- but it isn't new to this little special election in Ohio. The Pubbie turnout was low, the Demwit turnout was high, and yet they couldn't pull it off, even with 170 voters on the rolls who are 116 or older. Thanks Kaslin.
Is this thing still not decided? How many dead people did the Democrats dig up... enough to win?
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