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Beat the crap out of a Nader supporter today! [Mar. 17th, 2004|05:13 pm]
Geoffrey Spear
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damn you, hippie morons!

[User Picture]From: danitapgh
2004-03-17 02:37 pm (UTC)
why not beat the crap out of a Republican who approves of Bush instead? aren't they the real problem?
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[User Picture]From: wooble
2004-03-17 08:24 pm (UTC)
No, they're not. Nader's campaign serves no purpose whatsoever. He claims to want to help future third parties, but he's not even running as a member of a third party. His campaign in 2000 made sense; he had a real chance of getting federal matching funding for the Green party and maybe breaking the 2-party stranglehold a bit. What does he have to gain this year? Matching funding for his next campaign, when he'll be 76 years old? He's a nutjob, and I'll be glad to see him thrown in prison for his hypocritical flouting of election law by running his campaign out of the offices of a non-profit that filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to make sure non-profits can't contribute to political campaigns.

Bush supporters are entitled to want him to win reelection. Anyone who thinks Nader can win is suffering from dementia, and anyone who thinks that voting for Nader and helping Bush win again will somehow send a message to anyone is deluded.
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[User Picture]From: danitapgh
2004-03-18 08:54 am (UTC)
Nader taps into something that people are upset about. Nader taps into the fear that Big Business is stomping on the average citizen. People who voted for Nader in 2000 feel there is no real distinction between the Democrat and the Republican candidate. People who voted for Nader felt that both candidates would be tools of corporate, lobbyist, and board room interests.

Now, I think Nader supporters don't really see any large differences between Bush and Kerry. Both were born into wealth. Both get raise lots of money from various interest groups. Both are Washington insiders. The Democrats aren't doing nearly enough to illustrate the differences between Bush and Kerry.

The issue that needs to be raised are this administration's corruption problem, Bush's Big Lies, his handling of the war on terror, and his fiscal irresponsibility. Some sensible Republicans are, in fact, unhappy with his fiscal irresponsibility. Some people in the media are finally questioning the things the administration have told us in order to get us to go to war with Iraq. Not enough people are questioning the handling of the Pakistani nuclear proliferation problem. Not enough people are questioning the link between the Saudis and al Quaeda.

My worry is that Republicans who love Bush haven't done enough of their homework on this administration. I also fear that Nader supporters haven't been paying close enough attention either.

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