Whiny labor leaders and liberal Democrats blast Nader.
November 10, 2000 11:28 AM   Subscribe

Whiny labor leaders and liberal Democrats blast Nader.

Kind of ironic since these are exactly the people who should have supported Nader in the first place since Clinton/Gore brought us NAFTA, elimination of many benefits for the poor, etc. etc.
posted by Mr. skullhead (17 comments total)
 
Well, there's no readon for the Demos to get snippy about it.
posted by harmful at 11:53 AM on November 10, 2000


Oh, it gets better.

Nader worse than Jesse Helms

The TNR doesn't like Nader. (SHOCKINGLY!)
In Your Face, Ralph Nader

Angry Democrats, Fearing Nader Cost Them Presidential Race, Threaten to Retaliate

What a bunch of sore losers.
posted by capt.crackpipe at 12:55 PM on November 10, 2000


If TNR hates us, we must be doing something right....
posted by johnb at 1:04 PM on November 10, 2000


"Angry Democrats, Fearing Nader Cost Them Presidential Race, Threaten to Retaliate"

What are they going to do, sell their SUVs and all buy Corvairs?
posted by mathowie at 1:19 PM on November 10, 2000


I'm sure the unions didn't support Nader in his auto-safety crusades, so it's really no different now, just a different issue. :)

"Blame me, I voted for Nader!"
posted by daveadams at 1:33 PM on November 10, 2000


I heard Nader's preparing a lawsuit against the Florida's Election Commission for NOT putting him on a place on the ballot where he could pick up Gore votes by mistake...
posted by BozLee at 1:36 PM on November 10, 2000


Nader always said the system was broken. And here he made the election close enough to prove it.

How much you want to bet he's kicked back on the couch, yukking it up while he's watching all this go down on T.V. ?
posted by snakey at 1:58 PM on November 10, 2000


Nader!?! I thought that said Napster! There goes my vote. It is funny to me that Nader supporters seem to get a kick out of spoiling the election? Even seem to relish it. And in the same breath with some snide remark to that effect will deny that this is the case.
posted by internook at 2:02 PM on November 10, 2000


I just voted for the guy that would make the best president.

I love the fact that enough Gore voters defected to Nader to make it interesting. Now we're hearing serious discussion about some (gasp) 'Nader issues' like instant runoff voting.
posted by snakey at 2:11 PM on November 10, 2000


I heard that BozLee is an elections officer in Palm Beach county, and that in his zealotry to get Bush elected, he punched extra holes in 19,120 of the ballots that voted for Gore.
posted by daveadams at 2:13 PM on November 10, 2000


I heard that Pat Buchanan voted for himself by mistake.
posted by chicobangs at 3:13 PM on November 10, 2000


Watch it, daveadams, or I'll hire Chernomyrdin's lawyer…
posted by BozLee at 3:54 PM on November 10, 2000


WASHINGTON (AP): Democrats across the nation have been inexplicably reverting back to childhood, only to run home to their parents in tears, crying "It's not fair!" Many have actually tracked down their former elementary school principals in an attempt to expel Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader from school.

"I want my ball back," remarked Joseph Grenada, a 32 year old Gore supporter who was discovered by reporters sitting on the ground sucking his thumb.

Psychiatrists and sociologists are baffled at this strange development.

"Well, it's a classic side effect of polarization. Psychiatry has wrestled with this problem for years but has never found an answer," said Dr. Stan Mouthpiece, a sociologist studying mainstream choices in American culture.


posted by john99 at 5:07 PM on November 10, 2000


internook, who spoiled what? I'd like to see some proof that every Nader vote was from people planning to vote and planning to vote Gore. Most third party voters I know vote that way because of the no-win situation of the 2 head/1 party system.

What people are getting a kick out of is that two almost exactly the same candidates managed to get almost exactly the same amount of votes. If that doesn't say broken system I don't know what does. Its called choice, and apparatly we don't have the right to vote our conscience without people like you yelling SPOILER at the drop of a hat.


posted by skallas at 6:02 PM on November 10, 2000


I live in a heavy-duty republican area of california, and the 2 other people that i know that voted for Nader besides me--one is registered independent, one was a first-time voter. I'm a green. So based on my mini-survey: Spoiler my eye. The gore people who were going to vote for nader chickened out. Anyone around who voted for Nader that wishes they would have voted for Gore?
posted by th3ph17 at 6:30 PM on November 10, 2000


Well, at this point, if you (nonspecific "you") had voted Nader because you thought it wouldn't materially affect the Gore/Bush balance, how likely would you be to admit it?

Mmm, hindsight, yeah, I meant to do this, yeah, yeah, that's the ticket.
posted by grimmelm at 7:31 PM on November 10, 2000


Internook: Not spoil, I’m glad we were represented in the election. This will go far to getting issues we hold dear talked about.
posted by capt.crackpipe at 8:24 PM on November 10, 2000


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