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Eric Alterman has hit the nail on the head about the harm Nadar did. He writes:
Tweedledum and Tweedledee, indeed. Just sixty days into the Bush presidency, the myopia is clearly on the other foot. Nader argued that while Gore might have been superior to Bush on social issues like choice, virtually nothing separated the two candidates on issues relating to wealth and corporate power. How unfortunate, therefore, that George W. Bush has already:
§ convinced the House of Representatives to pass a $2 trillion tax cut, of which 43 percent will go to the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans;
§ signed a bankruptcy bill, vetoed by President Clinton, designed to squeeze poor and middle-class people with medical emergencies, childcare payments and the like, but which does nothing to curb banks' predatory lending practices, which target the young and poor;
§ signed a bill overturning Clinton Administration work rules requiring employers to address conditions causing repetitive stress syndrome--affecting more than 1.8 million workers, nearly two-thirds of whom are women--in what looks to be the opening shot in an all-out war against organized labor;
§ torpedoed global efforts to combat planetary warming--breaking a campaign pledge and humiliating his EPA chief--by ruling out regulation of carbon dioxide emissions (after Nader lauded Bush's support for such measures as "historic");
§ proposed the opening of "all public lands [!]," including national monuments, to drilling by his oil company cronies;
§ undermined John McCain and Russell Feingold's efforts to control the abusive, antidemocratic campaign finance system;
§ subverted the South Korean peace process--and humiliated his own Secretary of State--to preserve arguments for the costly Star Wars boondoggle
READ THE REST AT: http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20010409&s=alterman
-- Katie Cavenaugh (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 26, 2001
I'll still vote for Nader, or someone else, if I am as pissed off by the republicrats. We'll never improve things if we just keep on keepin' on.
Check out instant runoff voting; it'll solve the problem!
-- joj (email@example.com), May 04, 2002.