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A frightened man?

Ralph Nader appraises Obama's first 9 months as president (guess how he feels). Warning: video starts automatically (with bizarre illustrative clips occasionally thrown in). [more inside]
posted by leibniz on Oct 14, 2009 - 189 comments

It's Official.

Nader's done it, once again.
posted by gman on Feb 24, 2008 - 263 comments

Nader Nader Nader

Nader Nader Nader
posted by NortonDC on Jan 31, 2008 - 184 comments

Nader sues Democratic Party for conspiring against democracy

Yesterday, Ralph Nader sued the Democratic Party for conspiring to prevent him from running for president in 2004. The lawsuit alleges that defendants used “groundless and abusive litigation” to bankrupt Ralph Nader’s campaign and force him off the ballot in 18 states, and names as co-defendants the Kerry-Edwards campaign, the Service Employees International Union, private law firms, and organizations like the Ballot Project and America Coming Together that were created to promote voter turnout on behalf of the Democratic ticket. According to attorney Carl Mayer from the team that filed the suit, interviewed this morning by Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman, "what this lawsuit will do, and the importance of it is, is to set a precedent so that the two-party monopoly system that shuts out minor parties in a way that other Western democracies never do, that this will set a precedent to prevent this type of intimidation and harassment."
posted by finite on Oct 31, 2007 - 236 comments

Nader calls for impeachment

The "I" Word: Ralph Nader calls for impeachment. In addition to Nader, various groups—including veterans—have announced a campaign to seek congressional help to investigate whether President Bush has committed impeachable offenses in connection with the Iraq war. Let's hope Nader and the others don't get tagged with the "T" Word (Treason). Again and again and again and again and again and again, strange things seem to happen to those who criticize the Bush admin's policies: What cost [Ret. Maj. Gen.] Riggs his star? Riggs was blunt and outspoken on a number of issues and publicly contradicted Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld by arguing that the Army was overstretched in Iraq and Afghanistan and needed more troops.
posted by jenleigh on May 31, 2005 - 127 comments

Nader Challenges Black Box Voting

Nader Challenges Black Box Voting in NH
posted by snakey on Nov 5, 2004 - 50 comments

Nader Raiders?

Nader finally goes off the deep end. Looks like he got his debates after all ... with action figures?!
posted by monju_bosatsu on Oct 30, 2004 - 66 comments

Let him enforce it!

"It's up to the judge to determine, based on the law, whether Nader should be on the ballot or not" - Jeb Bush. In fact, the court has issued an injunction barring placing Nader on the ballot. But today, Bush's Secretary of State issued an order [pdf] to local elections officials, telling them to ignore the current injunction and place Nader's name on the ballot anyway. [via Kos]
posted by falconred on Sep 13, 2004 - 44 comments

My Life as Ralph Nader's Flunkie

My Life as Ralph Nader's Flunkie Ralph Nader believes an independent candidacy should "generate more understandings and support for major new directions for our country." His website says these new directions include "repeal of laws that obstruct trade union organization by millions of workers mired in poverty by wages that cannot meet their minimum family livelihoods." The site prescribes "a living wage for tens of millions of workers making under $10 an hour." But the perennial leftist candidate, whose name will appear on the presidential ballot for the third consecutive time this November, has not played by the same rules he strives to make binding for corporations and private businesses.
posted by Postroad on Apr 27, 2004 - 19 comments

Military Draft - Fact or fiction?

Men aged 18-25, have you got your lighters ready? It's going to be draft time soon, according to the Nader campaign. The Selective Service denies it.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Apr 13, 2004 - 86 comments

No Ballot for You

Nader falls short of quorum in Oregon. I take a bit of perverse pride that my fellow Oregonians stayed away in droves. . .
posted by Danf on Apr 6, 2004 - 26 comments

Nader running in 2004

Ralph Nader announces 2004 presidential bid. Nader revealed on Meet the Press this morning (transcript here) that he will run as an independent candidate for the 2004 presidential race. (Follow-up from here and here)
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Feb 22, 2004 - 174 comments

It begins.

Ralph Nader forms 2004 exploratory committee. As Josh Marshall notes, the web site appears empty but has most of its information hidden behind a blank index page, including the FAQ which, of course, addresses the... incident... in Florida.
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Dec 2, 2003 - 55 comments

Pesky Greens

Attack Nader early and often to prevent the Greens from throwing another election into the hands of the Republicans. Michael Tomasky in the American Prospect argues that Howard Dean is the man who can best profit from this technique. Will Nader give us four more years of GW? He makes a good point that the Green Party would get more results from working within the Democratic Party than from essentially attacking it like they did in 2000.
posted by caddis on Jul 30, 2003 - 77 comments

Freedom vs. Security cost benefit analysis

Civil liberties and privacy may be priceless, but they may soon have a price tag. In this NYT article, describes efforts by the White House Office of Management and Budget to quantify the cost of enhanced security and lessened liberties. "As long as they're going to deal with monetary evaluations, I told them they should start asking about the cost of destroying democracy," said Mr. Nader.
posted by Birichini on Mar 11, 2003 - 10 comments

Nader takes on the SEC, will a campaign be next?

Nader takes on the SEC, will a campaign be next? Bit by bit, Ralph Nader does what he does best, annoying those who abuse power. This last year, he has kept with advocacy that is in parallel with smart campaign strategy and the creation of the SEC watchdog group is an example of that. The Greens are still debating him in the forums, wondering if he is still their guy. Maybe they should be asking if he's OUR guy?
posted by StormBear on Mar 4, 2003 - 4 comments

Ralph repents? Or something?

Ralph repents? Or something? The man many Democrats see as just a few steps short of an evil spawn of Satan for being a 2000 election spoiler has issued statements of support for 13 non-Green candidates in tight races. These are all Democrats, including Jean Carnahan (Mo.), Tim Johnson (S.D.) and Tom Strickland (Co.). "I certainly don't want Republicans controlling Congress," Nader said. What happened to the "things have to get worse before they get better" theory? Or has the situation in D.C. indeed grown so bad that at least some Dems. are turning far enough left for Nader? (Note: He'd thrown support behind Wellstone, even though there's a Green candidate for Senate in Minn.)
posted by raysmj on Oct 31, 2002 - 44 comments

Enron? Nader is glad you asked

Enron? Nader is glad you asked While Democrats are readily dismissive of Nader's efforts, claiming he wrecked their chnces in the last election, the Demorats and the Republicans seemed incapable of standing up to the corporations and the largesse being handed out. Could Nader have made a difference? Or, better, can he now make a difference?
posted by Postroad on Feb 10, 2002 - 9 comments

Nader to Gates:

Nader to Gates: "It is significant that a small number of persons who run the company hold a substantial share of the stock in the company, a fact that is very unusual for such a large publicly traded corporation."

"This also raises questions about whether or not these persons, including yourself, are accumulating these staggering sums of cash to advance other agendas, rather than to advance the interest of shareholders."

Nader Nader Nader
posted by crasspastor on Jan 8, 2002 - 29 comments

Is Nader Right?

Is Nader Right? Or is he just fooling himself? I mean, even I can tell the difference between Democrats and Republicans. Apparently, the best Ralph can ever hope for is to ruin the Democratic party. If I were a Republican, I'd be donating to the Green party right about now.
posted by Jart on Sep 6, 2001 - 69 comments

Unrepentant Nader

Unrepentant Nader Is Nader a Sancho Panza, the realist, or Don Quixote, the dreamer, when he says Bush policies toward environment help ignite attention to our needs and thus good to have? Or is he just a guy who can't believe he might have been wrong?
posted by Postroad on Apr 23, 2001 - 76 comments

I looked at the Green Party platform

I looked at the Green Party platform for the first time today, as a followup to the Nader discussion below. I like the ideas, in general, but how would we fund them? I don't like current economic policies, etc, but the money sure seems to flow. A lot of us seem to be Greens. How's it work?
posted by Sean Meade on Nov 29, 2000 - 46 comments

What went wrong for Ralph?

What went wrong for Ralph? Now that the whining and accusations has died down a little, it's time to finally ask the hard question: So why did Ralph Nader do so badly?. Did his campaign drift too far left? Was Winnona LaDuke the right running mate? Did the Green party help or hurt him? What did Nader himself do to screw his own campaign.
posted by lagado on Nov 28, 2000 - 16 comments

Nader recommends a coin toss for Bush/Gore - sounds good to me
posted by gluechunk on Nov 23, 2000 - 6 comments

Some of us made jokes in the days after the election about "Gore stealing votes from Nader", to ape those who said the reverse. But we didn't read the Libertarian Party's press release, wherein they said the same thing, and they were both serious, and believable. [quote inside]
posted by baylink on Nov 19, 2000 - 5 comments

I know it is cheap and easy to link to Salon, but I imagine this might make interesting conversation.
We can thank Nader and his supporters for the election mess -- and they're not even sorry.
Don't you idiots know the Democratic party owns your votes? Quit being so selfish.
posted by thirteen on Nov 16, 2000 - 46 comments

Whiny labor leaders and liberal Democrats blast Nader.

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 on Nov 10, 2000 - 17 comments

GORE: Mr. Nader will not be getting a Christmas card

GORE: Mr. Nader will not be getting a Christmas card from the Gore family.
posted by acridrabbit on Nov 9, 2000 - 1 comment

Live election night coverage from Nader HQ!

Live election night coverage from Nader HQ! Ralph Nader + weblog format = obvious metafilter post.
posted by fraying on Nov 7, 2000 - 1 comment

Nader Responds to Accusations of Hypocrisy

Nader Responds to Accusations of Hypocrisy “I will fight for the U’wa and investor accountability by backing a shareholder resolution at the next Annual General Meeting of Fidelity Investments–one of the largest shareholders in Occidental Petroleum and I urge social and environmental screens as a filter for all holdings."
posted by snakey on Nov 3, 2000 - 13 comments

One, err... several reasons to vote nader.

One, err... several reasons to vote nader. more inside.
posted by tiaka on Nov 2, 2000 - 17 comments

RLC's crypto-Nader ad in Realplayer (lo-fi)

RLC's crypto-Nader ad in Realplayer (lo-fi)
And the Hi-fi version See this post for context.
posted by rschram on Oct 31, 2000 - 0 comments

Nader's new television ad

Nader's new television ad parodies those hilarious monster.com ads with the little kids hoping they'll grow up to have crappy jobs. In the Nader ad, the kids hope they'll grow up to have the same crappy politicians, sold out to corporations, with no real change.
posted by daveadams on Oct 31, 2000 - 6 comments

California shuts down Nader-Gore vote trading site.

California shuts down Nader-Gore vote trading site. This is absolutely ridiculous. "William Wood, chief counsel for the office of the secretary of state, said yesterday morning that trading for anything valuable is illegal. "
posted by bkdelong on Oct 31, 2000 - 12 comments

Tiny little Nader on a magcard.

Tiny little Nader on a magcard. According to a poster at my site, he and his wife stumbled over a mysterious mag-stripe card at the mall. On this card, the number "4" and a small dot. When examined with a jeweler's loupe, it proved to be a microscopic holographic image of Ralph Nader
posted by dhartung on Oct 29, 2000 - 4 comments

nader's stock portfolio

nader's stock portfolio "In the financial disclosure form Nader filed on June 14, the Green Party presidential candidate revealed that he owns between $100,000 and $250,000 worth of shares in the Fidelity Magellan Fund. The fund controls 4,321,400 shares of Occidental Petroleum stock." Read on for more...
posted by saralovering on Oct 28, 2000 - 28 comments

Nader/Gore Vote swap in effect

Nader/Gore Vote swap in effect 1,107 votes changed hands so far
posted by owillis on Oct 27, 2000 - 11 comments

a GOP group is airing pro-Nader ads in critical battleground states in which he is threatening a gore victory.

a GOP group is airing pro-Nader ads in critical battleground states in which he is threatening a gore victory.
that is all.
posted by palegirl on Oct 27, 2000 - 34 comments

Bush vs. Gore vs. Nader

Bush vs. Gore vs. Nader (51 minute RealAudio file) Listen to the 3 way debate.
posted by snakey on Oct 27, 2000 - 4 comments

Has there been a negative Nader thread here yet?
"According to his former editor David Sanford, Nader is a hypochondriac who refuses dinner invitations from anyone with pets, because he thinks cats cause leukemia, and simply hates dogs."
There are even crazy quotes.
posted by thirteen on Oct 25, 2000 - 32 comments

Online petitions have much less clout than old-fashioned paper ones, but...

Online petitions have much less clout than old-fashioned paper ones, but... ya gotta appreciate the twist on this one, demanding that Gore withdraw from the race because he's spoiling it for Nader!
posted by veruca on Oct 25, 2000 - 4 comments

Gore vs. Nader saved by vote swapping?

Gore vs. Nader saved by vote swapping? Here's your political Napster...
posted by owillis on Oct 24, 2000 - 4 comments

Nader not backing down

Nader not backing down
posted by Dean_Paxton on Oct 22, 2000 - 15 comments

Greens for Gore

Greens for Gore have a voting strategy. If you like Nader, you might want to see what they have in mind.
posted by aprilgem on Oct 21, 2000 - 10 comments

Ralph Nader got a whopping 40% jump in the polls!

Ralph Nader got a whopping 40% jump in the polls! But the american public doesnt know. Michael Moore explains how the polling process is skewed to reflect favorably on the two major parties.
posted by stazen on Oct 18, 2000 - 53 comments

Duke 2000.

Duke 2000. If Nader wasn't getting my vote, Duke would.

He's drugged out, he's freaked out, he's heavily armed, he's ready!
posted by Mr. skullhead on Oct 11, 2000 - 3 comments

Former FCC Chairman Hundt's Reply

Former FCC Chairman Hundt's Reply to Nader on Wired (featured in an ealier Metafilter Posting). Essentially the message is, we promised you competition on Radio/TV/Cable but, oops, we really just meant the Internet.
posted by leo on Oct 11, 2000 - 5 comments

Nader debates Gore advisor this week

Nader debates Gore advisor this week They might not let him debate Gore face to face, but hey, at least this is something. Way to put the issues on the table, Ralph.
posted by snakey on Oct 9, 2000 - 11 comments

More Hot Nader Action Coming At You.

More Hot Nader Action Coming At You. Because you cannot post enough links about Ralph Nader on Metafilter. The curious thing about this article comes at the end, with the analysis of Nader's message. Yeah, Ralph's against a lot of stuff, but what is he for? What are his plans and agendas?
posted by solistrato on Oct 5, 2000 - 18 comments

Yeah, Nader couldn't get in, but...

Yeah, Nader couldn't get in, but... Did anyone read the bottom of this story?

Other protesters objected to Gore's relationship with Occidental Petroleum, which plans exploratory drilling a few miles outside the boundaries of a U'wa Indian tribe reserve in Colombia. The U'wa believe oil exploration will destroy their culture.

This, to me sounds pretty hypocritical of Gore. He bemoans Bush's ties to Oil, when he himself also has ties, and then complains about opening up the Wildlife preserve in Alaska. But hey, I guess other people's and countrie's rights don't matter when it comes to money, and it isn't in America.
posted by da5id on Oct 4, 2000 - 12 comments

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