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  •  LOL! HERE WE GO AGAIN... (2+ / 0-)
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    blue71340, No Exit

    Blaming Nader and his so called ego problem for Gore's loss-- due to one of the worst campaigns run in recent history. For starters, Gore was so unpopular he couldn't even win his home state, Tennessee. What does that tell you? Second, Gore stupidly kicked Clinton to the curb and due to HIS ego problem, thought he could win without his help. This is about as stupid as it gets.

    Your whole post is one BIG contradiction; first you criticize Nader (obviously left of center) and then you mention the Green Party (obviously left of center) and suggest they attempt to win some House seats-- to get some leverage over legislation.

    In your knee-jerk reaction to Nader, you conveniently overlook the fact one of the main reasons Nader ran is because the left/progressive agenda is ignored by the democratic party.

    The notion the Green Party could easily win a dozen or so House seats is a joke. The minute they attempted to do so, they would be attacked/derided by the status-quo supporting democratic party-- who by the way attempted to block Nader from getting on the ballot in states like Illinois (Nader had all the signatures needed). Nader was forced to sue them-- and successfully got on the ballot.

    "A civilization which does not provide young people with a way to earn a living is pretty poor". Eleanor Roosevelt

    by Superpole on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 04:50:23 AM PST

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    •  Knew Nader personally (1+ / 0-)
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      bontemps2012

      Even his own staff couldn't stand him in a number of ways.

      You simply have to be realistic. His ego was a very big problem.

      In a perfect world I'd probably be a "green" rather than a traditional "Democrat."

      But the end result is what counts. And sadly it's SCOTUS that counts these days.

      •  Huh? (0+ / 0-)

        Steve Jobs had an "ego problem" as well, but is lauded by many as a genius-- right up there with Thomas Edison.

        At the end of the day, Nader's activism in regard to stupid, greedy corporations, first by getting seat belts in cars, then airbags, has literally saved 1,000's of lives. I could only dream of my activism being as successful.

        The SCOTUS is nowhere near as large a problem as congress is-- Congress spends money like a drunken sailor when we have a GOP President, but suddenly decides austerity is crucial when we have a democratic President.

        "A civilization which does not provide young people with a way to earn a living is pretty poor". Eleanor Roosevelt

        by Superpole on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 06:07:59 AM PST

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        •  SCOTUS is for life (0+ / 0-)

          And I am talking about effectively working with a team, not a personal problem. Nader's own staff wouldn't sit near him at lunch!

          He single-handedly gave us Bush for 8 years. What did he accomplish? What would the Green Party have accomplished if it had put the money into a dozen House seats?

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