September 19, 2011

#RalphNader, political whore, hits new low

I say that NOT as a Democrat. Regular readers here know I tout the Green Party. I voted for official Green Party presidential candidates David (corrected, per comments; why did I think Larry?) Cobb in 2004 and Cynthia McKinney in 2008. I did not vote for the faux Green candidate Ralph Nader either time, who, knowing he couldn't win a Green convenniot nomination took his ball and went home.

And, now, for Jeff St. Clair and other left-libs of the past who have bought the line that Nader had to run because the official Green Party was too soft on Democrats, the truth is out. Nader wants to challenge Obama in the primaries.

Part of me likes this idea, since a Russ Feingold, or Feingold type, is taking a pass on that.

Part of me sees the same political whoredom that had him running in 2000 (I didn't vote for Prez at all that year) even while still holding Big Oil stocks, as leaked out late in the campaign.

This statement underscores that:
Nader warns that without an intraparty challenge the liberal agenda “will be muted and ignored,” the one-man primary will kill voter enthusiasm and voters won’t get a chance to reflect on the real differences that divide the Democratic and Republican parties.
Wrong. Plenty of us work to tout progressive third-party options, options you have no interest in helping build.

Meanwhile, the Washington Times whores the story line just because it's anti-Democratic:
The group’s call has been endorsed by more than 45 other liberal leaders. They want to recruit six candidates who bring expertise ranging from poverty to the military.
This paragraph is without having identified the "group's" actual name, its membership, a website if it has one (if it doesn't, this is a real cock-and-bull story), etc.

Hell, for all we know, Nader got 45 staffers at Public Citizen and bused them, with himself, to the Washington Times office. And, no I wouldn't put that past him at this point.

Add to it that the WT mentions neither the Green Party nor the Socialist Party, and the circle is squared.

Of course, the WT whores after Moonie money anyway, so two whores deserve one another.

More proof that two whores are in collusion? Beyond a letter, there's nothing to the Nader move. Nothing.

Unfortunately, true third party supporters do NOT now deserve the frustration of trying to explain how "Green" Ralph Nader could do this.

Oh, and a sidebar? I wonder how Counterpunch's Jeff St. Clair and others who said Ralph "had to" run an independent campaign in 2004, at least, because the official Green Party was too soft on Democrats, are going to treat this?

1 comment:

PDiddie, aka Perry Hussein Dorrell said...

David Cobb, you mean. He's touring Texas next month as part of the "Move to Amend" effort. Here, for your readers, are those details.

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The recent U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC opened the floodgates to unlimited corporate spending on elections.
David Cobb, an attorney and organizer for the Move to Amend coalition, will be touring Texas from October 2-10 to help local residents understand the history behind the recent decision and how they can work to abolish "Corporate Personhood" and establish a government of, by, and for the people by joining the Move to Amend campaign.

David Cobb is fiery speaker and former Green Party presidential candidate. His talk "Creating Democracy & Challenging Corporate Rule" is part history lesson and part heart-felt call-to-action!

“Corporate Personhood” is the court-created doctrine that gives corporations constitutional rights intended for human beings. “Corporate personhood is not an inconsequential legal technicality. The Supreme Court ruled that a corporation was a ‘legal person’ with 14th Amendment protections before they granted full personhood to African-Americans, immigrants, natives, or women”, says Cobb.

Move to Amend is a coalition of over 132,000 people and organizations whose goal is to amend the United States Constitution to end corporate rule and legalize democracy.

David is available for events in these places and tentative dates if we can find folks on the ground who will help us out:

Bryan-College Station (Oct 2)
Huntsville (Oct 3)
Houston (Oct 4)
San Antonio (Oct 5)
San Marcos (Oct 6)
Austin (Oct 9)
Corpus Christi (Oct 10)

And wherever else you may be!