Archive for November, 2008

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Only Nader Is Right on the Issues

November 3, 2008

By Chris Hedges                  (JUMP TO most recent post)

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist who has covered many wars around the world. His column appears Mondays on Truthdig.

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader speaks during a news conference outside of the Nuclear Energy Institute in Washington.

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader speaks during a news conference outside of the Nuclear Energy Institute in Washington.

Tomorrow I will go to a polling station in Princeton, N.J., and vote for Ralph Nader. I know the tired arguments against a Nader vote. He can’t win. A vote for Nader is a vote for McCain. He threw the election to George W. Bush in 2000. He is an egomaniac.

There is little disagreement among liberals and progressives about the Nader and Obama campaign issues. Nader would win among us in a landslide if this was based on issues. Sen. Barack Obama’s vote to renew the Patriot Act, his votes to continue to fund the Iraq war, his backing of the FISA Reform Act, his craven courting of the Israeli lobby, his support of the death penalty, his refusal to champion universal, single-payer not-for-profit health care for all Americans, his call to increase troop levels and expand the war in Afghanistan, his failure to call for a reduction in the bloated and wasteful defense spending and his lobbying for the huge taxpayer swindle known as the bailout are repugnant to most of us on the left. Nader stands on the other side of all those issues.

So if the argument is not about issues what is it about?

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“Vigilante Voter Police” Harass Minority Voters

November 3, 2008


More at http://www.theuptake.org.

Two lawsuits have been filed against New Mexico’s Republican heavyweights on behalf of voters who endured visits from a private investigator and having their personal information publicly distributed via press conference.

Story By Stuart Overbey

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Special Announcement: 2008 is Just the Beginning

November 2, 2008
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The Obama McCain Challenge (or Move on, MoveON.org)

November 2, 2008

In response to John Cusack gives the Bush-McCain Challenge in MoveOn.org’s new ad “Betcha Can’t Tell Them Apart”

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From Ralph to You 72 Hours Left.

November 2, 2008

Ralph’s words for you in this most critical period of the 2008 campaign. It’s the last stretch, let’s mobilize.

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The Obama Nuts

November 2, 2008
A hopeful Obama supporter searches for Barack’s courage.
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McCain is Maverick and Palin is Goose. 2008

November 2, 2008

From Barely Political- America’s trademark Mavericks get back in the pilot seat and fit in one last skirmish before election day