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Ralph Nader: Scott Walker ‘advancing’ an ‘ideology of cruelty’ in ‘Wiskochson’ [VIDEO]
The Daily Caller ^ | 6 June, 2012 | Nicholas Ballasy

Posted on 06/06/2012 7:05:39 PM PDT by marktwain

Consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader told The Daily Caller that President Barack Obama “abandoned” Wisconsin, “betraying the working people of this country.”

Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s victory in Tuesday’s recall election will allow him to advance an “ideology of cruelty,” Nader added, referring to the state as “Wiskochson” after the Koch brothers of Koch Industries.

“Wisconsin was abandoned by President Obama. Vice President Biden wanted to go out and help all of the workers and all of the supporters of President Obama but he was not allowed to by the political operatives in the White House,” Nader told TheDC on Capitol Hill Wednesday after publicly supporting legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $10 per hour.

“He actually got an invitation almost a year ago to address 100,000 people – Biden did, from the State Federation of Labor in Wisconsin and the political operatives in the White House put the kibosh on it even though Biden wanted to go because he calls himself, quote, a union man, end quote.”

Nader added, “now the people of Wisconsin will realize that the state of Wisconsin will become the state of Wiskochson – the Koch brothers because that’s the ideology of cruelty that Scott Walker, the governor, has been advancing in that state so the people who voted for Scott Walker will see what they reaped.”

Nader said Obama should have been more involved in supporting Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in the Wisconsin recall election.

“Last week I sent him a letter saying that it’s one thing for him not to champion labor’s causes — like a minimum wage increase, long overdue, like the card check that he promised labor unions in 2008 he would press for — he got away with that, but I don’t know if he’s going to get away politically with betraying the working people of this country,” Nader told TheDC.

“It’s one thing not championing them, to upgrade their status against global corporations and the oligarchy, it’s quite another thing to betray them and allow a rollback of the meager rights that they have fought for over the years.”

Nader said Obama stayed away from the election because the White House “didn’t want to risk losing” and said that’s not the “definition” of leadership.

“Leadership risks winning not risks losing and of course now it’s going to reverberate throughout the country, the governors of Indiana, of Florida, of Ohio who share Governor Scott Brown’s [Walker] views will be further emboldened thinking that they got the support of the people coming out of Wisconsin and of course the big fat cats will be emboldened too, Karl Rove’s group, the Koch Brothers and others to pour more and more millions in campaigns against Obama so he’s actually not being very politically astute on this from his own political design,” Nader told TheDC.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: banglist; karlrove; nader; walker; wi; wisconsinshowdown
Ralph Nader has done great evil to this country.
1 posted on 06/06/2012 7:05:52 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

He lied about the Corvair and he’s been lying ever since.


2 posted on 06/06/2012 7:08:22 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: marktwain

“legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $10 per hour”

Must be an election year


3 posted on 06/06/2012 7:16:13 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Fat, drunk and stupid = Dumb, dependent, and Democrat)
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To: marktwain

Aww geeze Ralph, go drive a Corvair.


4 posted on 06/06/2012 7:18:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: marktwain

Run Ralph Run!


5 posted on 06/06/2012 7:18:48 PM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: mkmensinger

The Corvair was dangerously ugly.


6 posted on 06/06/2012 7:19:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: marktwain

Hey Ralphie. Your 15 minutes ended a long, long time ago.


7 posted on 06/06/2012 7:21:51 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: cripplecreek

Ugly, yes. But it was a perfectly good car.


8 posted on 06/06/2012 7:23:15 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Ditto! He is in the doddering stooge phase now.


9 posted on 06/06/2012 7:23:54 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: marktwain

You have to look far and wide to find someone farther out of touch with what’s really going on in America.


10 posted on 06/06/2012 7:25:59 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

Ralph is very much in touch with America. He has created this persona of being a hero to the working man which made him a very rich. He is a very good actor. He is probably relaxing right now in his big mansion he put in his sisters name so he could still pretend to be poor and frugal.


11 posted on 06/06/2012 7:33:51 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: marktwain

Pretty tough words from one of the fellow Progressive travelers .... if Nader would have inquired he would have learned the Food Stamp President has a really good sports package and had prioritized. The NBA won out over Wisconsin. Besides those stupid smucks will vote for him anyway, no matter how badly he treats them.


12 posted on 06/06/2012 7:35:09 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: cripplecreek

“The Corvair was dangerously ugly.”

IIRC, the earlier ones had a body designed by Pininfarina.

Good enough for Ferrari, just sayin’.


13 posted on 06/06/2012 7:37:23 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Signalman

Let’s just hope that he gets so mad at Obama that he decides to run on the Green Party ticket and he picks Rosanne to be his VP. The perfect ticket to capture the true morons of the world.


14 posted on 06/06/2012 7:37:50 PM PDT by kempster
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To: marktwain

Does everyone know that this ignorant old fart has never held a productive job in his entire worthless life?


15 posted on 06/06/2012 7:41:25 PM PDT by Octar
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To: kempster

No, let’s hope he and Hillary go Green. What a show that would be.


16 posted on 06/06/2012 7:43:01 PM PDT by baileybat
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To: marktwain

His PIRGs continue to do great harm and rip off students with brains full of mush as well.


17 posted on 06/06/2012 7:45:02 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: marktwain
Kock brothers, Kock brothers! Why do they always scream Kock brothers when they have Soros financing a ton of leftist causes and politicians and all kinds of the rich including much of the Hollyweird group raising millions and millions of dollars for them. All I ever hear about us having is the lone Kock brothers. Clinton and Obama spend lots of time at their rich cronies' mansions. Of course they claim we have corporate America but if some of them lean in our favor it is because Conservatives are good for business which isn't in itself evil. That argument that the rich are always for the Republicans is so old and worn out. I wish that they would can it.
18 posted on 06/06/2012 7:50:59 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: marktwain

Sorry I guess those old Koch brothers spell their name Koch, not Kock. Where was my head?


19 posted on 06/06/2012 7:53:20 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: marktwain

Nader you should be happy because Obama theoretically won last night!


20 posted on 06/06/2012 7:58:25 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: marktwain

“...the ideology of cruelty?”

How about the cruelty to the non government working people of Wisconsin?


21 posted on 06/06/2012 8:09:07 PM PDT by mom.mom
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To: marktwain

Well then, Ralph, by all means jump into the presidential race.


22 posted on 06/06/2012 8:24:04 PM PDT by Jake8898
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To: Signalman

I’m with you - he needs to get in the race and show Obama up...


23 posted on 06/06/2012 9:16:10 PM PDT by GOPJ (Take your little hammer, little sickle and your scary red signs with a fist on it, and go home...)
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To: marktwain

[eyeroll] Blithering idiot. I used to think he was at least sincere, unlike most leftists, but then he pulls crap like this incomprehensible and fantasy-strewn screed.


24 posted on 06/06/2012 9:27:40 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: marktwain

He’s one of those guys you didn’t know was still alive.


25 posted on 06/06/2012 9:34:36 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: marktwain

It’s clear drugs have not been kind to Ralph.

Government workers here throwing a temper tantrum to pay 5% of their pensions (pre tax) and 12% of their healthcare premiums is not an ideolgy of cruelty.

They on average earn 1 1/2 times the average salary of the average private taxpaying worker in Wisconsin. They have better healthcare plans than most private workers, and they have PENSIONS which no private workers have anymore.

They work for us, we set the terms. If they don’t like it they can look for a better job in the private sector. We are there and we can tell you there are not better jobs in the private sector.

The ideology being set forth is FAIRNESS and PAYING FOR YOUR BENEFITS JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER WORKER DOES.


26 posted on 06/06/2012 9:35:21 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: marktwain

When he ran for president of the Watermelon, er Green Party years ago, he chose old Trotskyite communist Peter Camejo as his VP running mate.
[Green, like a watermelon on the outside, Red on the inside].

Camejo could run ideological rings around Nader and probably did, even though he had become a wandering marxist without a party (ex SWP, Crossroads, North Star, etc).

Nader has always been an egotistical liar, con artist (he’s the original Al Sharpton), and prima donna.

Now he’s just an old blithering idiot.


27 posted on 06/06/2012 9:37:12 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: A_Former_Democrat

I’d vote for a $10 minimum wage just as soon as the AMT is changed so it applies to everybody. When tax credits and deductions and exemption can no longer reduce someone’s Federal Income Tax burden to less than 10% of their income, and when all employee compensation including tips and fringe benefits are included in “income”, then we can talk about a minimum wage increase.

You think Nader would go for that ? Me, neither.


28 posted on 06/06/2012 9:47:50 PM PDT by Kellis91789 (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.)
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To: marktwain

It amazes me how liberals get away with being so patronizing to the “workers” they supposedly champion. Isn’t it patronizing to assume people cannot negotiate in their own best interests and require collective bargaining ? They are pandering to those who lack confidence in their ability to convince an employer of their value to the company.


29 posted on 06/06/2012 9:51:01 PM PDT by Kellis91789 (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.)
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To: marktwain

I LIKE the Koch brothers! You guys have an open invitation to dinner with me whenever you’re in the neighborhood!;)


30 posted on 06/06/2012 9:53:08 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: marktwain

Honestly, I didn’t know Nader was still alive....


31 posted on 06/07/2012 12:51:13 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: marktwain

Ralph Nader is still ALIVE? Who knew?


32 posted on 06/07/2012 1:54:04 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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