I agree SOME Democrats are too soft on Republicans, but we cannot deny one
thing. Greens are spoilers in almost every race they run, while Democrats remain
the only viable alternative to Republicans in 99% of contests. Also, Zell Miller
is not the face of the Democratic Party. Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi
So what is Nader's prescription to heal the problems he sees? He's been
actively helping the Republicans. He focused on "swing states" after
promising not to help Bush, and he kept the race close enough to steal in 2000.
He admitted he wanted Bush to win, and his actions helped Bush win. He must
accept his share of responsibility for that outcome, whether or not he
anticipated that outcome in particular.
Nader undermined Democrats including Paul Wellstone in 2002 -- helping the
right wing consolidate their power. He and his supporters have every right to
support the right wing directly and indirectly, but they don't have the right to
do that and lie about it, then whine Democrats are not different enough from
Republicans. It's immoral and wrong for Nader to accuse them of not
opposing Republicans after Nader actually helped the GOP. It's dishonest and
disgusting when Nader blasts Democrats for failing after he stabbed Democrats in
Democrats lack power to protect Americans and the planet, in large part
because of Nader's actions. Allowing that some Democrats aren't enough
better than Republicans, Nader made the situation much worse by helping the even
the worst Republicans beat even the best Democrats! And Nader does it the same
way the Limbaughs and Roves do.
If there's not much difference between some Democrats and Republicans in
rhetoric on some issues, there's absolutely no difference between the worst
right wingers and Nader in the effects of their efforts. Both strive to replace
the most liberal elected leaders with the most inept and corrupt corporate
Nader hopes the GOPs will wreck things so badly, he can ride in and save
the day. In this, Nader is ego tripping and playing games with our lives and
freedom. I have to agree with Solfie. Nader is cancer.