Skip to comments.Ralph Nader: Why Obama Gets Four More Years in White House
Posted on 04/27/2011 8:49:21 PM PDT by Justaham
The stars are aligned for Barack Obamas re-election in November 2012. He wont join Jimmy Carter as the only Democrats in 120 years to miss out on a second term as U.S. president.
Five things are playing in Obamas favor.
First, the Republicans -- driven by their most conservative members in Congress -- will face a primary with many candidates who will advance harsh ideological positions. Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Donald Trump and others might as well be on the Democratic National Committee payroll. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryans reverse Robin Hood plan to cut more than $6 trillion in spending over a decade will provide the outrage, stoked by a sitting president possessed of verbal discipline.
Second, the Republican governors attacks on unions are turning off the swing voters and Reagan Democrats in Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Imagine the voter reaction if millions of workers lose their right to collective bargaining, and the impact that cuts in benefits and wages will have on their lives.
Democratic governors, such as Jerry Brown of California, Pat Quinn of Illinois and Andrew Cuomo of New York, are cutting -- but not taking away -- workers bargaining rights. This is a politically useful contrast for Obama. Reagan Democrats, who have won many elections for the Republicans, are a big plus for Obama in the contested states.
Third, no candidates are emerging to challenge Obama in the primaries. A discussion of Obamas forgotten campaign promises and record would have public support among Democrats. Even so, the liberal base has nowhere to go to send a message about war, free-trade agreements, raising the minimum wage or union membership.
Nor does a third party or independent candidacy pose a threat, given the winner-take-all, two-party system.
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“Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Donald Trump and others”?
Psst, Ralph! Whatever you do, don’t mention Sarah Palin!
So, is Ralph Nader running for ‘12 POTUS, or not?
With the track record this guy has, I’m encouraged. Personally, I think obumber is toast. And despite popular opinion, that little stunt of waiting 3 years to release his COLB is going to byte him in the butt.
If this assclown runs the United States for four more years, we will no longer live in the United States, it’ll be The United Soviet Socialist Republics, redux.
Here is one reason Obama might win- 17% of the ballots in New York were “lost” yet this did not change the results of any race as counted up election night. The NTY article paints a rosy picture as expected but look at the numbers.
I think old Ralph is senile these days if he thinks Obama will make it through high unemployement and $5 a gallon gasoline!
Please pay attention and take notes. And if you're good she may even give you her autograph.
I was cprrect. Ralph must have died several years ago.
I was correct. Ralph must have died several years ago.
If this assclown runs the United States for four more years, we will no longer live in the United States, itll be The United Soviet Socialist Republics, redux.
EXCEPT, the USSR was a Super Power, we are going down to terd world status.
The USSR didn’t have Affirmative Action and also did it’s best to take care of it’s scientists and engineers to build bombs.
New Freeper Questionnaire “Nader has a track record of being right ... just about equal to ( fill in the blank )
Criminy even a busted clock is right twice a day ... the guy doesn’t have a clue.
Nee, Ralphie, why you don’t run for president? People love you a lot.
Banana Republic USA!
One of the few hopes for a win is Nader running to the left of Obama and grabbing a few percentage points of that base.
I don’t see the current Republican field winning. MSM is part of the campaign arm Obama has. After milking us dry, there’ll be some OPEC pull back on prices starting a year before the election and b.s. ‘recovery’ stories from the MSM. Then back to $5-6 a gallon for gas and up.
Whutevuh, Trust Fund Babeeeeee...
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