There was a time, when he confronted the traitor Bork, that I had some amount of admiration for Ralph Nader. It was mixed, as a Super Sport guy I had a problem with his problem with my Big Chevy's little cousin the Corvair, but, that was mostly just thinking of him as a basic dork, which he is and most certainly was. Now, it has been almost 20 years since I stood on a Berkeley street-corner, right near our dear People's Park (which is now in trouble yet again, they want a dorm on it this time) in a full steam full scream shouting match with idealistic imbecilic credulous fools who were chanting Nader Nader Nader over Gore. Well, Gore won, but, thanks to the Naderites, was forced to concede due to the real threat of a coup d'é·tat of the first order by James Baker and company, who Gore knew they actually knew how to arrange, and would, and so, in one of the most patriotic moves ever, he surrender to Shrub the Lesser. Far Left fairy tale tellers will spout long and strong that this was not the reason, but it was. They can say too many Florida Dems voted for Shrub, which is true, but, it was Shrub the Brother who forced his own Secretary of State to fake the count, then ran her out of town on a rail, never to be heard from again. She is probably still hiding under a rock somewhere, as the Naderites/Stein-ers also should be, but they are not.
Instead, they are telling the truth with a healthy removal of any pragmatism. Nader, finally regaining Bork-era form, yesterday lambasted the Dem Establishment, taking them all over the tool shed with truth that only a liar can deny. Take our agenda, he said of the Third Party, take it, and stop complaining you can't beat the worst group of Confederates since Lee's surrender as they continue to run amok over Slave built DC.
He cited the 1st Amendment and all his and Countess Jill's rights to run, all true, all fair in love, but most sadly, in WAR.
You see, while everything they do and say, and every race they run, is perfectly legal and perhaps was even planned by the Founders themselves in a very broad sense, they are still on the hook numerically for both Shrub's Wars (and the continued decimation of the Middle East, how strange Nader has so badly hurt his own, all those thousands of Lebanese Naders he's directly related to must be rubbing their heads bald when they think it over ...) and today's danger to the entire World posed by the Confederate Yankee Buckley/Atwater/Reagan/Nixon's Southern Strategy has finally placed in the throne General Lee so coveted.
So, Why? While it is true that both Nader and Stein share indirect and, frankly, unintended blame for the bad results millions now suffer at home and abroad, Sir Ralphie is quite right as he lays down the gauntlet to the Blue Machine of corporate Wankcockracy that is the Democratic Party (though Will Rogers remains on point). But, again, Why? The answer is sickening. The "top" Dems, 99% of whom hold their higher degrees so dear, have nothing but the ultimate disdain for the Hoi Polloi, and, so, keep losing close races due to their own conceit. They actually, very truly, cannot stand the unwashed and coal stained, the Idiocy of those to whom book learnin' never came easy or wasn't on the agenda on the farm or in the mine. They are disgusted by their habits, diets, hobbies, virtually everything they do makes the typical run of the mill Liberal want to puke their guts out.
So, while they put them down, the Right follows what LBJ told Moyers, over and over and over, and wins every time as, in fact, too many of those Hoi Polloi really are that pathetic and predictable, and want another Huey Long more than anything but simply can't find one.
What to do, What to do? I hate Nader's guts, would like to gut punch him though he's too geriatric and thin and would probably croak on the spot, putting me in the chair as a villain to Commies everywhere, as if I was a Gavrilo slaying a Ferdinand. The Problem?, the problem is he's right ... spot on right.