As Donald Trump surged to the presidency this Tuesday night, shocked Democratic voters stumbled to understand how the election unexpectedly slipped through their fingers.
Rightly or wrongly, many are directing their anger towards third-party candidates, namely Jill Stein, who’s special brand of pandering possibly siphoned away crucial progressive votes from Hillary Clinton.
Thinking of this, I popped over to Stein’s Twitter account. It’s been about an hour since Hillary conceded and Stein’s Twitter has been silent for about 5 hours, but the comment threads on Stein’s recent posts are a different story.
Although the pro-Stein contingent is present, it’s oddly muted, as if they’re mulling over what just happened. Everything else is a palpable anger.
Below is a sampling:
@DrJillStein you've just helped elect a climate change denier. @GreenPartyUS
— Margo Kingston (@margokingston1) November 9, 2016
@DrJillStein @GreenPartyUS ok you're done for today.
— trouble (@_j7md) November 9, 2016
@DrJillStein @Raffi_RC @GreenPartyUS Too late now, the train has left the station.
— Karren Brown (@Albertagirl46) November 9, 2016
@DrJillStein Um, a little late. You cared more about yourself.
— Kelli Russell Agodon (@KelliAgodon) November 9, 2016
@DrJillStein Feel good about yourself now? Proud you chose worst time in US politics to push Green agenda + grab swing votes? For shame!
— HamsterCake (@ComedyHamster) November 9, 2016
@DrJillStein Well done Jill! U have efectively accomplished nothing while setting every single policy of urs back. https://t.co/PTtkERfMBh
— The Daily Sense (@yourdailysense) November 9, 2016
@sibz_urine @ChocoweezieBeez @DrJillStein
try using your voice in the new regime you helped install
— earthling (@candymaptones) November 9, 2016
@DrJillStein you are going to go down in history as the one who split progressives for your selfish goals. I hope you are happy
— J. Crogel (@jcrogel) November 9, 2016
@DrJillStein A racist, sex predator con man may be our President. That's what I'll remember when I hear your name.
— Debbie (@DebYNYer) November 9, 2016
Trump scorching earth gives you NO more chance in '20 (if next election happens). You're a buffoon & embarrassment @DrJillStein
— Zemunny Lebowski (@ryanhoover) November 9, 2016
@DrJillStein You'll go down is history as a Trump enabler! Bravo!
— Scot Milroy (@milrock71) November 9, 2016