Friday, February 20, 2004

Re: Here Comes Nader (a force five rant, I apologize)

Nader put Bush into power in 2000. He may just get him reelected. It's all well and good to critique the reactions of the opposition party to the various actions of the in-power party, but without Nader they wouldn't have needed to react at all. Frankly, it doesn't make one damn bit of difference what issues Ralph chooses to discuss during the campaign if the end result is four more years of Bush because Bush and the Congressional Republicans have demonstrated conclusively how little they care for anything or anyone other than their ideological agenda. If the denunciation by the council of scientists wasn't a wake-up call, I don't know what is. This "both parties are equally corrupt" horseshit allows Bush, Rove, Perle, & Co. to laugh their asses off all the way to the bank. While the Democratic Party isn't perfect, they at least have some willingness to deliberate beneficial policy. Now, when the need for a united opposition is at its greatest certainly in our lifetimes--if not ever--Ralph shows up. The Democrats really don't need that right now. The country really doesn't need that right now.

And no, there is a world of difference between Dean and Nader. The former put his ideas out there in the appropriate forum while at the same time unwaveringly vowing to support the nominee. That is the way to make a difference. Nader to me (and I suspect I'm not alone) has far more blood on his hands than anyone in the Congress. I hate the man so much that anything he advocates, I'm tempted to oppose on general principles. At least Bush and cronies are savvily manipulating the nation in their evil pursuit of power. Nader either is an idiot about what his effect on the system is--or he's a secret Bush agent saboteur. Either way, I have absolutely no use for the guy.

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