Green: Newsletter 5 (2), Newsletter 6(0), Newsletter 7(0), Newsletter 8 (1)
Progressive: Newsletter 5 (2), Newsletter 6(2), Newsletter 7(1) Newsletter 8 (0)
Total: 5 uses of the word progressive, 3 uses of the word Green.
It is just as illustrative to see how the words are used:
- Newsletter 5, talks of progressive politics, and list Progressive Democrats, Independents and Greens as examples.
- Newsletter 6, talks of Building a Progressive Future, no mention of the Green Party.
- Newsletter 7, talks of the great progressive struggles, no mention of the Green Party..
- Newsletter 8, mentions the Green Party to indicate support for Todd Chretien as the Green Party candidate
Maybe this is just one more sign of a trend toward people not aligning with any party, not believing that a specific party has earned the right to their allegiance. Yet, there is an underlying assumption that Republicans are all evil. "progressive politics has become heavily orientated toward a single short term goal - defeating the Republicans at any cost." That obsession, is what cause such consternation among bloggers like Kos of Daily Kos when the Sierra Club endorsed the candidacy of long time environmental advocate Republican Lincoln Chaffee.
As someone who has no allegiance to the progressive movement, but a strong belief in the key values of the Green Party, I would love to see the candidates of the Green Party convey the sense that they arrived at their positions as an embodiment of Green Party principles but that seems not to be the case