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  • Ralph Nader says Hillary’s ‘imploding potential’ too great, advises Bernie Sanders to stay in race

    06/15/2016 4:40:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Bern Report ^ | June 15, 2016 | Shawn Skager
    Four-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader has a bit of advice for Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders. Stay in the race. In an opinion column run this week in TIME magazine Nader said Sander should ignore cries from the Hillary Clinton campaign that he is playing the spoiler and stay in the race until at least the convention, if not longer: There are still lessons that Sanders can teach the decadent corporate Democrats for whom this 2016 campaign may be their last hurrah. It is called political energy. It is the lack of political energy that explains why the Democratic Party,...
  • Ralph Nader, 82, backs Trump by slamming 'absurd college culture which makes men too sensitive'

    06/14/2016 8:23:17 AM PDT · by Sergio · 40 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | June 14, 2016 | Regina F Graham
    Ralph Nader, 82, backs Trump by slamming 'absurd college culture which makes men too sensitive' Nader, 82, said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a point about college culture and how sensitive students are. He added that the Trump 'is extremely clever with the use of language' and that he is a 'hybrid' of a presidential candidate.
  • Trump’s teachable moment: Ralph Nader on what we should make of the billionaire's longshot candidacy

    07/27/2015 10:34:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 27, 2015 | Ralph Nader
    The brouhahas over billionaire Donald Trump show how broadcasters favor easy, juicy stories about powerful people’s bad words over harder, less sexy ones about their bad deeds. This is a teachable moment for the mass media. Failing to take Trump seriously could set a dangerous precedent for future candidates with fresh ideas, looking to shake up the controlling status quo. The Huffington Post, which carries my column, announced that it is excluding Trump from its political coverage and instead filing all stories about the man leading the Republican field, according to the most recent polls, under entertainment. If they existed...
  • Nader: Hillary Tried to ‘Overcompensate’ for Gender with ‘Shocking’ Militarism

    06/08/2015 6:26:44 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/08/2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Former Green Party and independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader labeled 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton a “deep corporatist and a deep militarist” who has made peace with the nation’s power structure. “I think Hillary is not the Hillary of when she was 30 years old. She made peace with the power structure and she is a deep corporatist and a deep militarist. One can almost forgive the corporatism. She moved to New York with Bill because that’s where the power is and Wall Street but her militarism is absolutely shocking,” he said during a discussion about his new book,...
  • Ralph Nader: Why run for president if you don't have a chance?

    05/15/2015 10:41:31 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | 05/15/2015 | Ralph Nader
    The 2016 presidential election is attracting an unusually large number of hopefuls. The Republicans will probably field more than a dozen candidates and the Democrats, as many as five. Presently, very few of these supposed contenders have a real chance of becoming president. Republicans Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Ted Cruz are long shots. On the Democratic side, that term applies to everyone but Hillary Rodham Clinton.. ~snip~ If you tell them in private, "You do not have a chance to be president," they will point to underdogs who won, such as Jimmy Carter or Ronald Reagan, or front-runners who...
  • Nader urges Pelosi, Dem leaders to step aside

    11/05/2014 6:56:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 5, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    With House Democrats bracing for Election Day losses on Tuesday, Ralph Nader is calling on Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other top party leaders to call it quits. The prominent consumer advocate and perennial presidential candidate says the failure of those leaders to win the House gavel over three straight election cycle should means it's time for a new crop of lawmakers to take control of the party. "Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and Steve Israel should now recognize the wisdom of baseball’s 'three strikes and you’re out' ... step down from their posts and invite fresh leadership who can save the...
  • Nader: Libya mission was 'impeachable offense'

    04/29/2014 7:07:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/29/14 | Mario Trujillo
    Ralph Nader on Tuesday said President Obama has committed impeachable offenses dating back to the United States' effort in 2011 to create a no-fly zone in Libya. Nader, who has previously called for Obama's impeachment, said Congress would not take up articles of impeachment at the time of the Libya mission because it has “abdicated” its responsibility in matters of war. "Libya was the most egregious violation of the Constitution by President Obama," Nader told ABC News-Yahoo News. "He attacked Libya with European nations without a declaration of war, he didn't ask Congress for an authorization of funds. He didn't...
  • Ralph Nader's America: Impeach Obama, decriminalize drugs, libertarians & progressives unite!

    04/29/2014 9:57:54 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 29, 2014 | Jeff Zeleny
    What if Washington politics were no longer defined by partisan gridlock but instead by a cross-party alliance that forged solutions? The alliance would be unstoppable. - snip - Ralph Nader contends that such a left-right alliance is not just the stuff of imagination but is actually emerging.
  • Ralph Nader: Obama’s a ‘war criminal’

    09/25/2012 11:11:48 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies ^ | Sept. 25, 2012 | Patrick Gavin
    It’s no surprise that Ralph Nader isn’t a fan of former President George W. Bush. After all, the longtime activist ran against him in both 2000 and 2004. But Nader’s even less a fan of President Barack Obama, if only because he thinks Obama was capable of so much more. On issues related to the military and foreign policy, Obama’s worse than Bush, “in the sense that he’s more aggressive, more illegal worldwide,” Nader told POLITICO, going so far as to call Obama a “war criminal.” “He’s gone beyond George W. Bush in drones, for example. He thinks the world...
  • Ralph Nader: Scott Walker ‘advancing’ an ‘ideology of cruelty’ in ‘Wiskochson’ [VIDEO]

    06/06/2012 7:05:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6 June, 2012 | Nicholas Ballasy
    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...
  • Nader: White House Pressured Democrats Not To Challenge Obama

    01/08/2012 12:13:28 PM PST · by Son House · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/07/12 | Daniel Strauss
    Ralph Nader is accusing the White House of applying political pressure to stop Democrats who were considering a primary challenge against the president. The consumer activist and former presidential candidate, who had been searching for a prominent Democrat to challenge President Obama, told The Hill he has given up his effort. “I hate to say but it’s over,” Nader told The Hill. Last year, Nader said there was an almost 100 percent chance Obama would face a primary challenge. Nader explained that he had planned to organize a slate of six candidates to primary Obama on a variety of issues....
  • Palin’s smarter than people think, says — Ralph Nader

    09/19/2011 2:19:39 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 75 replies
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Almost two weeks ago, I noted that the New York Times seemed shocked, shocked that Sarah Palin had suddenly turned into an anti-establishment conservative populist in a Labor Day weekend speech in Iowa. The Gray Lady wasn’t the only media outlet who missed, well, almost all of Palin’s political career. Salon’s Justin Elliott was so stunned by the speech that he turned to Ralph Nader to analyze the sudden new direction taken by Palin. Nader pronounced himself impressed: We decided to call the longtime left crusader about a speech Palin gave in Iowa earlier this month, one which seemed to...
  • Nader's Newfound Love for Palin Based on Misconceptions

    09/19/2011 10:25:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News / Associated Content ^ | September 19, 2011 | Mark Whittington
    Ralph Nader's sudden respect for Sarah Palin can only be understood by concluding Nader has only a superficial understanding of Palin's disdain for corporations that use connections with government to get unfair advantage. Nader just sees Palin attacking corporations and, as an anti-capitalist crusader for the past five decades, gets a warm feeling in his heart. Mind, he still hates her aggressive foreign policy stance, but he really likes her taking on those big, evil oil companies. The problem is, as Nader will no doubt shortly discover, while his approach to anti-corporatism stems from a socialistic perspective, Palin's comes from...
  • Liberals vow to challenge Obama in Democratic primaries (Ralph Nader alert)

    09/19/2011 12:11:24 PM PDT · by Danae · 109 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-19-2011 | Seth McLaughlin
    "President Obama’s smooth path to the Democratic nomination may have gotten rockier Monday, after a group of liberal leaders, including former presidential candidate Ralph Nader, announced plans to challenge the incumbent in primaries next year. The group said the goal is to offer up a handful of candidates from various fields and areas where the president either has failed to stake out a “progressive” position or where he has “drifted toward the corporatist right.”
  • Ralph Nader: "almost 100 percent certain" Obama will face primary challenge

    08/05/2011 7:33:08 AM PDT · by caroline2005nc · 52 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 5, 2011 | Steven Nelson
    Ralph Nader, the consumer advocate and perennial third-party presidential candidate, announced last month that he would work to find a Democrat to challenge President Barack Obama in 2012. Nader now says that a primary challenge is a near certainty. “What [Obama] did this week is just going to energize that effort,” Nader promised in an interview with The Daily Caller. “I would guess that the chances of there being a challenge to Obama in the primary are almost 100 percent.”
  • Nader calls for primary challengers to Obama

    04/28/2011 6:05:54 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 5 replies
    Nader calls for primary challengers to Obama Discontent on the left with President Obama is finally moving toward some form of primary challenge. Jennifer Epstein of Politico writes: Nader told POLITICO on Wednesday that he is working on bringing together about half a dozen presidential candidates who could "dramatically expand a robust discussion within the Democratic Party and among progressive voters across the country." Each would focus on a specific issue where the far left says Obama hasn't done enough, including the environment, labor and health care. Nader, who has run for president five times as an independent or third...
  • Ralph Nader: Why Obama Gets Four More Years in White House

    04/27/2011 8:49:21 PM PDT · by Justaham · 17 replies ^ | 4-27-11 | Ralph Nader
    The stars are aligned for Barack Obama’s re-election in November 2012. He won’t 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 Obama’s 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 Ryan’s reverse Robin Hood plan to cut more than $6 trillion...
  • Nader: Obama should be impeached for 'war crimes'

    03/20/2011 2:37:00 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    Nader: Obama should be impeached for 'war crimes' By Jordan Fabian - 03/20/11 03:47 PM ET Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader says that President Obama should be impeached for committing war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. The consumer advocate and former presidential candidate said in an interview that aired Friday that Obama has committed "war crimes" on the same level as President Bush. "Why don't we say what's on the minds of many legal experts; that the Obama administration is committing war crimes and if Bush should have been impeached, Obama should be impeached," Nader said in an interview with...
  • Nader: Obama’s a “con man,” hints at indie run in 2012

    12/10/2010 7:09:07 AM PST · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10 Dec 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    No good progressive rebellion would be complete without hearing from Ralph Nader, and the two-time presidential candidate and notorious spoiler finally weighed in on the tax deal Barack Obama cut with the GOP. Needless to say, Nader is less than impressed with the President, and demanded a primary challenge from the left to defeat the “con man” currently in the White House. And if one doesn’t step forward, well, Nader might pull his campaign out of mothballs and give it one more go himself: “He has no fixed principles,” Nader said, of Mr. Obama. “He’s opportunistic — he goes for...
  • Gaza flotilla: 2 dead, dozens injured in navy boarding

    05/30/2010 9:42:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 170 replies · 4,470+ views - JERUSALEM POST ^ | 05/31/2010 07:00 | By JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV KATZ
    "Gaza flotilla: 2 dead, dozens injured in navy boarding." By JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV KATZ 05/31/2010 07:00 SNIPPET: "Passengers tried to wrest weapons from soldiers, Army Radio reports; Turkish leadership in emergency meeting to discuss response to attack at sea. Passengers tried to grab weapons away from soldiers boarding the Gaza protest flotilla, starting the violence, Army Radio reported Tuesday morning, responding to accusations that Israeli commandos assaulted the ships guns blazing."
  • Nader still fighting over alleged '04 conspiracy

    01/09/2010 11:18:30 AM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies · 308+ views
    Machias, Maine (AP) -- Ralph Nader didn't have any luck in Washington, D.C., with a lawsuit alleging a conspiracy to keep him off the 2004 presidential ballot. So he's taking his case to Washington County, a sparsely populated locale at the nation's easternmost tip. The lawsuit five years after President George W. Bush beat Democrat John Kerry contends the Kerry campaign and Democratic leaders conspired to keep Nader off the ballot in Maine and more than a dozen other states. . . . There's no love lost between Nader and Democrats. Nader is loathed by many Democrats who believe his...
  • Ralph Nader tells us: Health care reform "weak"; ...

    01/05/2010 1:02:37 PM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 287+ views
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 1/5/10 | Joe Garofoli
    Ralph Nader tells us: Health care reform "weak"; Tea Partiers "nothing"; Obama a "corporatist"...and he hasn't ruled out a 2012 prez run Just returned a vmail that "Ralph Nader would like to speak with you." (Oh, go ahead, the taunt is too easy: "Man, he MUST be bored.") Truth is, Nader was pushing a book by a local dude, but more on that some other time. We were itching to ask the first question on your mind. Ralph, with four prez runs under your belt, are you done running for public office? "It's too early to say," Nader told The...
  • Ralph Nader Urged To Run For Senate

    11/27/2009 8:53:57 PM PST · by MitchellC · 21 replies · 1,122+ views
    WFSB ^ | November 27, 2009
    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- The state Green Party is hoping to enlist a new candidate to run against Sen. Chris Dodd in 2010. Friday, the party urged Winsted-native Ralph Nader, the 76-year-old frequent presidential candidate, to jump into the race. Nader has experience running in national elections, having run for president three times. Nader was in West Hartford on Friday for a book signing. At the same time, supporters are urging him to get into what they called one of the hottest political races in the country. “If enough people, hundreds and hundreds of people urge Ralph Nader to run,...
  • Nader: Obama 'A Serious Disappointment'

    10/14/2009 6:16:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 970+ views ^ | Oct. 14, 2009 | Julie Crawshaw
    Consumer advocate and former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader says President Barack Obama is “a serious disappointment.” “He’s a frightened man,” Nader told Yahoo Tech Ticker. “He doesn’t like to take on corporate power, that’s quite clear in the first nine months… he’s a harmony-ideology type, which is not what you want for a strong president.” One of Nader’s primary complaints is that Obama, unlike most of his recent predecessors, has not taken a strong stand on consumer protection. “Let’s face it, consumers pay the final bill,” Nader says. “You’d think the president would give some attention to it....
  • Nader in Clinton, SC tomorrow (Tues. Oct. 6) to push Single Payer Healthcare

    10/05/2009 2:48:05 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies · 336+ views
    Ralph Nader will be in South Carolina this Tuesday, October 6, 2009. He will be speaking on health care reform and single payer. When: Tuesday October 6, 2009 11 a.m. Where: Presbyterian College Belk Auditorium 503 South Broad St. Clinton, South Carolina 29325 For more information contact: Matthew Zawiksy at 716.479.2351 E-mail:
  • Ralph Nader, Fiction Writer (Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!)

    09/23/2009 3:46:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 682+ views
    Time ^ | 9/23/09 | Tim Morrison
    Ralph Nader has been many things: lawyer, consumer-rights bulldog, political activist and perennial third-party presidential candidate. He has now added a new title to his business card: fiction writer. His latest book, Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!, is a 700-page populist fantasy in which a small group of billionaires and media moguls — led by Warren Buffett and including Ted Turner, George Soros, Bill Cosby, Yoko Ono and Phil Donahue — pool their massive resources to reform the U.S. With the help of a $15 billion war chest and a p.r. campaign starring a talking parrot, the group successfully...
  • Hear Ralph Nader on Health Care

    08/31/2009 12:15:47 PM PDT · by docbnj · 251+ views
    FDU Wedsite ^ | 27 Aug 2009 | Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Becton College [of Fairleigh Dickinson University] and the SGA [Student Gov't Assn.] proudly present a Special Hot Topics Event Ralph Nader on “Health Insurance and Health Care: The Battle in Washington” When: Tuesday, September 15, 7:00 p.m. Where: Lenfell Hall, the Mansion, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison (NJ) campus. RSVP required: By Thursday, September 10 to [You could also try telephoning direct to 973-443-8750.] Important Note: Doors close promptly at 6:50. No admission after that time.

    08/10/2003 6:08:19 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 17 replies · 1,078+ views
    Portland Phoenix ^ | August 10, 2003 | LANCE TAPLEY
    Dr. Howard Dean’s fans come out for the big Democratic summer shindig As Tom Andrews, the director of the leading national antiwar coalition, began his speech at the Maine Democrats’ big outdoor summer shindig in Falmouth, John Baldacci signaled his bodyguard/driver to move the large, dark SUV up the driveway. The vehicle soon hid in the trees, its engine quietly humming. At first, the governor seemed to be paying attention as Andrews, the former First District congressman, launched into rousing tales of how the country, under President George W. Bush, had gone "from peace and prosperity to war and recession."...
  • Ralph Nader Accuses Terry McAuliffe of Attempted Bribery

    06/05/2009 5:14:52 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 21 replies · 698+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | 05/29/09 | David Knowles
    Yesterday, perennial presidential candidate Ralph Nader made a rather explosive claim about Terry McAuliffe, the former head of the DNC who is now running for Governor in Virginia. His charge? That in 2004-- just four years after Nader had played the spoiler role in the contest between Al Gore and George W. Bush by drawing tens of thousands of Florida votes away from the Democratic candidate--McAuliffe approached Nader with a proposition as to how to avoid a repeat: He said McAuliffe, who was the Democratic National Committee chairman at the time, had offered Nader's campaign an unspecified amount of money,...
  • (Ralph) Nader Blasts Ex-DNC Chairman (Terry McAuliffe, Crook)

    05/29/2009 11:11:12 AM PDT · by lilylangtree · 13 replies · 630+ views
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | 5-29-2009 | Wire Reports
    Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader went public Thursday with an allegation that Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Terry McAuliffe offered him campaign money to stay off the ballot in key states during the 2004 elections. “Terry McAuliffe is slipperier than an eel in olive oil,” Nader said in an interview. He said McAuliffe, who was the Democratic National Committee chairman at the time, had offered Nader’s campaign an unspecified amount of money, believed to be party funds, to spend in 31 states in exchange for an agreement to withdraw from 19 battleground states where he could potentially hurt Democrat John Kerry. The...
  • Obama's GM Plan Looks Like a Raw Deal--Congress, not a secret task force,...

    05/28/2009 10:15:29 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 5 replies · 681+ views
    WSJournal ^ | MAY 29, 2009 | RALPH NADER and ROBERT WEISSMAN
    What public purposes animate the government's planned rescue of General Motors Corp?Millions of people in communities across the country depend on the government getting the GM rescue right. That's why it is startling -- and mistaken -- for the future of GM to rest with a small, largely unaccountable, ad hoc task force made up of a handful of Wall Street expats. A congressional abdication of authority of historic proportions has left the executive branch with nearly complete discretion over how to handle GM and Chrysler's restructuring. President Barack Obama has further delegated authority, giving effective control to this task...
  • Ralph Nader: Disruption of Congress? (8 Activists: Put On The Table Single Payer, Arrested)

    05/06/2009 8:12:59 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 12 replies · 1,086+ views
    e-mail | 5/6/2009 9:53:47 AM | Ralph Nader
    Yesterday morning, eight doctors, lawyers and other activists stood up to Senator Max Baucus. And the private health insurance industry. And the corporate liberals in Congress. The eight activists demanded that single payer - everybody in, nobody out, free choice of doctor and hospital - be put on the table. And as a result they were arrested. And charged with a so-called "disruption of Congress." The Associated Press, Wall Street Journal, Politico, Democracy Now and National Public Radio all carried stories about the protest. C-Span carried it live. And it was widely disseminated on the Internet. Baucus crafted a hearing...
  • Obama Taps Ralph Nader to Run GM, Nader Joins UAW

    03/30/2009 11:07:04 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies · 1,161+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | Scott Ott
    Obama Taps Ralph Nader to Run GM, Nader Joins UAW by Scott Ott for ScrappleFace · 2 Comments (2009-03-30) — President Barack Obama today tapped consumer advocate and career presidential candidate Ralph Nader to replace fired General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner. Mr. Nader immediately announced he would join the United Autoworkers Union (UAW). “The federal government has no intention of running a car company,” Mr. Obama said. “That’s why I’m bringing in Ralph Nader, who had a major influence on GM during the final years of its heyday.” Other than replacing the CEO and much of the board, and personally...
  • Nader Vs. Limbaugh: Reimburse America for your salary, Ralph tells Rush.

    02/03/2009 7:30:49 AM PST · by lakeprincess · 72 replies · 2,000+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/3/09 | Jennifer Harper
    See link for Nader's demand that Limbaugh "rent" the airwaves.
  • Open Letter to Rush Limbaugh From Ralph Nader [You, Rush Limbaugh, are on welfare........]

    01/30/2009 12:25:15 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 163 replies · 5,034+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is an open letter to Rush Limbaugh from Ralph Nader: Rush Limbaugh The Rush Limbaugh Show 2 Penn Plaza New York, NY 10121 Dear Mr. Limbaugh, The Associated Press reports your new contract with Premiere Radio Networks will enrich you with at least $38 million a year over the next eight years. You are making this money on the public property of the American people for which you pay no rent. You, Rush Limbaugh, are on welfare. As you know, the public airwaves belong to the American people. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)...
  • Bush-Cheney deserve censure for declaring war against the Constitution

    01/05/2009 9:54:00 AM PST · by SmithL · 29 replies · 1,112+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/5/9 | Bruce Fein, Ralph Nader
    Before Inauguration Day, the 111th Congress should pass a forward-looking resolution censuring President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for executive aggrandizements or abuses that have reduced Congress to vassalage and shredded the rule of law. The resolution should express a congressional intent to prevent repetitions by the President-elect Barack Obama or his successors. The objective is not Bush-Cheney bashing, but to restore a republican form of government in which "We the People" are sovereign, and the president is checked and publicly scrutinized by Congress and the courts. The Bush-Cheney duumvirate won an undeclared war against the Constitution. Most troublesome,...
  • Nader on Fox - Is Obama Uncle Sam or Uncle Tom?

    11/10/2008 4:51:17 PM PST · by gondramB · 14 replies · 146+ views
    Fox News (video) ^ | November 4 2008
    I don't know how I missed this - it looks like it was election night and Nader was given chance after chance to back off and say he should not have used the phrase "Uncle Tom"
  • Nader Apologizes for “Uncle Tom” Crack

    11/08/2008 11:38:16 PM PST · by John Semmens · 17 replies · 420+ views
    Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader apologized for using the phrase “Uncle Tom” in reference to president-elect Barack Obama. “It was totally inappropriate,” Nader admitted. “The Uncle Tom of literary fame was a noble, hard-working man. Obama is nothing like that.”
  • Ralph Nader: Open Letter to Sen. Obama

    11/06/2008 12:30:32 PM PST · by weegee · 21 replies · 3,214+ views
    Vote Nader ^ | Monday, November 3, 2008 at 12:00:00 AM | Ralph Nader
    November 3, 2008 Open letter to Senator Barack Obama Dear Senator Obama: In your nearly two-year presidential campaign, the words "hope and change," "change and hope" have been your trademark declarations. Yet there is an asymmetry between those objectives and your political character that succumbs to contrary centers of power that want not "hope and change" but the continuation of the power-entrenched status quo. Far more than Senator McCain, you have received enormous, unprecedented contributions from corporate interests, Wall Street interests and, most interestingly, big corporate law firm attorneys. Never before has a Democratic nominee for President achieved this supremacy...
  • Ralph Nader: Obama will be no better than Bush

    11/06/2008 2:57:21 PM PST · by big black dog · 38 replies · 1,723+ views
    "My advice to Obama is to try and organise his people, because from day one he's going to be a prisoner of the giant corporations, who control the government he presides over. There will be a lot of economic crisis, wars in Iraq and on the Afghanistan-Pakistani border, and growing unemployment. So he doesn't have much room to maneuver, unless he builds more political energy among the people. Does he have a personality for that? No, he doesn't have a challenging personality, he has an accommodating personality to power and that doesn't spell very good news for the American people....
  • Ralph Nader: Is Barack H. Obama Uncle Sam Or Uncle Tom? (Video)

    11/06/2008 3:13:02 AM PST · by Quaker · 13 replies · 952+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | Nov. 6, 2008 | Quaker
    Ralph Nader asks if Barack Hussein Obama is going to be Uncle Sam or Uncle Tom in his reign as President of the United States. Shepard Smith takes exception to Nader’s remarks.
  • Nader Confronted for Saying Obama Must Choose Between "Uncle Sam" and "Uncle Tom" - Video 11/5/08

    11/05/2008 2:31:22 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 892+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 5, 2008 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Fox News' Shepherd Smith confronting Ralph Nader for saying on radio earlier today that Barack Obama now must choose between being an "Uncle Sam" who serves the neediest people of America or whether he will choose to be an "Uncle Tom" for corporations. As you will see, Nader does not regret using that choice of words one bit. He is an idiot for saying such a thing, and Shepherd Smith is over the top too. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Ralph Nader advertising hits the airways in VA

    10/31/2008 10:18:48 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies · 507+ views
    11.01.08 | Perdogg
    I just heard an ad listening to coast-2-coast for Ralph Nader. I am not sure whether it was a national ad or just in Virginia.
  • In a day, Nader tries to talk his way into record books

    10/27/2008 5:34:55 AM PDT · by mlocher · 11 replies · 223+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 27, 2008 | Wire services
    BOSTON—Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader says he now holds the world record for most campaign speeches in a single day. Nader, 74, who is on the ballot in 45 states but is polling in single digits, said he delivered at least 255 minutes of speeches in 21 Massachusetts communities on Saturday. Nader said that was enough to get him into the Guinness Book of World Records. Guinness officials said Nader needed to give at least 150 minutes of speeches, with each speech lasting at least 10 minutes. And each time, there must be at least 10 people watching who didn't...
  • Nader claims a record for the most speeches

    Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader says he now holds the world record for most campaign speeches in a single day. Nader, who is on the ballot in 45 states but is polling in single digits, said he delivered at least 255 minutes of speeches in 21 Massachusetts communities on Saturday. Nader said that was enough to get him listed with Guinness World Records. Beginning at 8:15 a.m. Saturday in Westfield, Mass., Nader used several settings for his speeches, including a deli, a farmer's market and a library. Each time, he stayed anywhere from 15 minutes to a half hour.
  • Nader vs. a fake Gov. Palin. (barf alert)

    10/25/2008 10:11:06 AM PDT · by RatsDawg · 7 replies · 350+ views
    YouTube ^ | September 28, 2008 | LisaNova
    Title: Nader Schools Palin! WOULD LOVE TO SEE THAT COWARD RALPH NADER SAY THIS TO THE REAL GOV. PALIN! Then we would see who the one getting schooled is, I betcha.
  • Nader Running Mate Gonzalez Holds Bay Area Rally

    10/24/2008 6:31:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 400+ views
    CBS5 ^ | Oct 24, 2008
    In a historic national presidential campaign that has shunted third-party candidates from the spotlight, San Franciscans may have forgotten that one of their own is making a bid for the vice presidency. Former San Francisco Supervisor Matt Gonzalez, running with independent candidate for president Ralph Nader, was in the Bay Area on Friday as the pair continue their national campaign, having made the ballot in 45 states. "It's been quite an experience," the 43-year-old Gonzalez reflected. Gonzalez said he has been impressed by the support their campaign has received, including in economically depressed areas in parts of Ohio and Michigan....
  • Third Party Presidential Debate to be Aired Live by C-SPAN

    10/23/2008 3:54:54 PM PDT · by Sopater · 30 replies · 519+ views
    Watch tonight (Thursday, October 23) at 9pm ET Check your local listings for the channel. Chuck Baldwin will have an opportunity to share his views in a debate scheduled for Thursday, October 23, at 9:00 PM ET in Washington DC. Baldwin, along with other third party candidates will show voters they don’t have to settle for the socialist policies of Obama or McCain. Chuck will detail his vision for a return to Constitutional government in a 90 minute forum. This was the press release on the debate: WASHINGTON, DC- Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-TX) choice for President is among those invited...
  • Where is Nader?

    10/19/2008 10:31:42 PM PDT · by cherry · 9 replies · 416+ views
    vanity | 10/19/08 | cherry
    So where is Ralph Nader? of all years when there is so much corruption on the rat side, worse than normal, where is our glorious man of righteous thinking and ideals? where is the uproar over the 1/2 billion spent by husseins' campaign, and where is the uproar over WHERE this money came from... Why aren't the banking and mortgage connections and the contributions hussein rec'd from Wall street robber barons under scrutiny by Nader?.. my opinion?.....they're out there but the drivebys won't cover them because its not in their marching orders.....
  • Obama Girl Calls Barack With Ralph Nader! (a little bit funny)

    10/15/2008 3:40:36 AM PDT · by tomymind · 3 replies · 547+ views