Ralph Nader Was Right About Barack Obama

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    We owe Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney an apology. They were right about Barack Obama. They were right about the corporate state. They had the courage of their convictions and they stood fast despite wholesale defections and ridicule by liberals and progressives.

    Obama lies as cravenly, if not as crudely, as George W. Bush. He promised us that the transfer of $12.8 trillion in taxpayer money to Wall Street would open up credit and lending to the average consumer. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), however, admitted last week that banks have reduced lending at the sharpest pace since 1942. As a senator, Obama promised he would filibuster amendments to the FISA Reform Act that retroactively made legal the wiretapping and monitoring of millions of American citizens without warrant; instead he supported passage of the loathsome legislation. He told us he would withdraw American troops from Iraq, close the detention facility at Guantánamo, end torture, restore civil liberties such as habeas corpus and create new jobs. None of this has happened.

    http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/ralph_nader_was_right_about_barack_obama_20100301/
     
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    more people than just those two saying these things.....and i for one will never apologise to that piece of shit McKinney....
     
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    But they were saying this before the election.
     
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    I am curious...
    After spending months admonishing the banks for making risky loans.....did anyone really expect that those same banks will lend to the average American while employment is not stable and and the forecast of propserity non existant?

    I mean...really? DId you, or Obama truly think that lending to a family who may lose their head of househhold income would be considered NOT a risky loan?
     
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    Socialist nutters criticizing fellow Socialist nutters? Pretty entertaining stuff. I do respect Nader on some level but he is the epitome of a whiny handwringing Nanny State Socialist. Can't support him politically at all but i do respect his honesty & integrity.
     
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    My thoughts exactly. It's hard to have a steep decline in something without having a steep incline that precedes it. What got the banks into trouble was giving risky loans (with encouragement from Uncle Sam). So now because they're back on solid footing, are we expecting them to go right back to risky loans?
     
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    Nader and McKinney ????


    Two certified nutjobs....yea....lets hear what they have to say
     
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    Cynthia Mckinney is so liberal she makes Obama look like a right wing Republican.:cuckoo:
     
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    Obama is Bush's Third term, a big spender fighting 2 wars while keeping Gitmo open.
     
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    On the issues.

    Eliminate the Fed.
    Obama - no
    McCain - no
    Barr - yes
    Baldwin - yes
    McKinney - yes
    Paul - Yes

    Cancel NAFTA, etc.
    Obama - no
    McCain - no
    Barr - yes
    Baldwin - yes
    McKinney - yes
    Paul - Yes

    Completely withdraw from Iraq.
    Obama - no
    McCain - no
    Barr - yes
    Baldwin - yes
    McKinney - yes
    Paul - Yes

    Close all military bases around the world and bring all troops home.
    Obama - no
    McCain - no
    Barr - yes
    Baldwin - yes
    McKinney - yes
    Paul - Yes

    Stop all foreign aid.
    Obama - no
    McCain - no
    Barr - yes
    Baldwin - yes
    McKinney - yes
    Paul - Yes

    Enforce Posse Comitatus.
    Obama - no
    McCain - no
    Barr - yes
    Baldwin - yes
    McKinney - yes
    Paul - Yes

    Restore habeas Corpus.
    Obama - no
    McCain - no
    Barr - yes
    Baldwin - yes
    McKinney - yes
    Paul - Yes

    Favors the bailout.
    Obama - yes
    McCain - yes
    Barr - no
    Baldwin - no
    McKinney - no
    Paul - No

    Protect gun rights.
    Obama - no
    McCain - yes ?
    Barr - yes
    Baldwin - yes
    McKinney - yes
    Paul - Yes

    Single payer universal health care.
    Obama - no
    McCain - no
    Barr - no
    Baldwin - no
    McKinney - yes
    Paul - No

    Liberal?
     

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