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Nader: Libertarians & progressives unite!

Ralph Nader's America: Impeach Obama, decriminalize drugs, libertarians & progressives unite!

"What if Washington politics were no longer defined by partisan gridlock but instead by a cross-party alliance that forged solutions? The alliance would be unstoppable."

What if Washington politics were no longer defined by partisan gridlock but instead by a cross-party alliance that forged solutions? The alliance would be unstoppable.

That’s the premise of the new book “Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State” by longtime political activist and five-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader, who contends that such a left-right alliance is not just the stuff of imagination but is actually emerging.

“On Capitol Hill, I'm seeing more and more in Congress, left and right,” Nader told “The Fine Print.” “It was a vote in the House over a year ago over the NSA snooping, it almost broke through … so we're beginning to see formulations that once they click together, they're unstoppable.”

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Little boxes

on a hillside little boxes made of ticky tacky little boxes on a hillside and they all look just the same.

There's a green one and a blue on and a pink one and a yellow one and they're all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same.

And the people in the boxes all went to universities and they all got put in boxes and they came out all the same.

There's doctors and lawyers and business executives and they're all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same.

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I voted for Nader. Used to be a registered Green.

The false left/right paradigm trails us like a mangey rat's tail.

"And on the 8th day God created the libtards and said HFS I need to stop doing this. Obviously this was a huge mistake. I'd repent but there are no other Gods before me. What to do? What to do?"

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Yep, this is the new winning

Yep, this is the new winning coalition. Populists of the left and right versus the elitists. Those wanting a return to the rule of law versus those who support special rights for the connected. Those who support individual rights versus those who support excessive corporate and government power.

Progressives like Nader, socialist leaning though they be, are much more aligned with libertarians than the radical neo and theo cons of the GOP.

Never trouble trouble til trouble troubles you. Fortune Cookie

How can that be. The

How can that be. The "liberals" "leftists" or what ever you call them, and the so called right do the bidding of the elitists. They worship the elitists. A winning coalition? I call BS on that. Until the neocon right and the leftists get it figured out that the elitists are humping them to death, nothing will change. They will get it figured out once there is an economic implosion and their jobs are gone and the gubbermint is not sending them their hand out. That is when things will change. Winning coalition... that is funny.

yeah foo on the libtards

up with us and down with them. We rule they suck. We are right and that makes everybody else wrong. Conservatives never do anything wrong, we are sanctified by GOD ALMIGHTY. Henry Kissinger is a swell guy.

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I disagree with Nader's premise

Our current government is the result of 100 years of ever increasing "progressivism." Progressives are the status quo and they're on the run ideologically, especially with the youth. Do not let them off the hook by allowing them to claim outsider status. Their new cry of "we're against corporatocracy" is laughable. I''d support coalitions as long as they continue on the path of dismantling the warfare and welfare states without going backwards one step in the name of bi-or-multipartisanship.

Impossible. Progressives are statists. They are inherently

incapable of being compatible with libertarians and vice versa.

EXACTLY! seeing peoples

EXACTLY! seeing peoples comments on here and even posting something from Nader about this is frustrating to me. You would think that anyone who calls themselves Libertarians would know that there is no
way for this to work.

The point of the book and the premise is to "get things done"

You're missing the point: Nader's premise is to "get things done", not to have a revolution. He picks out single issues on which both sides agree need to be changed -- and on which the globalist elites prefer to stay the same -- and urges action.

Once the battle is won, libertarian and progressive can go their merry ways. That's all.

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

So are most Republicans and

So are most Republicans and Democrats. Get over it.

Ventura 2012

Of course most Republicans and Democrats are statists.

I never insinuated anything to the contrary.

That fact is also why the LP was created in the first place - becuase neither of the other two parties were compatible with libertarians.

The only thing anyone needs to "get over" is the idea that we need to give a single inch to statists at all in order to "work with them."

Sorry, I don't need to "work with" statists. They need to leave me the hell alone, and when they don't, I'm prepared to defend myself.

Ron Paul was for it

Right, and things have gotten much worse since then

Right, and things have gotten much worse since then, hence the urgency.

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

So if unnamed Liberty

So if unnamed Liberty Republicans hung out with Nader and Kucinich, they would be "Forming Coalitions"? As opposed to "Selling Out"?

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everyone should hang out with everyone

they might learn something. Liberty Republicans should hang out with the likes of Nader and Kucinich. If they did they would find they agree on a lot of things. And coalitions are about working on things that you agree on. And if they got those things done then boom the country and world would be changed. The neocons would be out of power. Then the libertarians and progressives could go about fighting over the other stuff.

Yes ...

... and Naomi Wolf.

Many progressives would be fine bedfellows (I imagine). ;-)

I'm sorry but I can not unite

I'm sorry but I can not unite with any "progressive". Progressives are socialists. Progressives are statists and authoritarians. There is no way you can "unite" Left and right alliance to dismantle the corporate power structure? Hasn't Nader gotten it figured out yet that the corporations are the ones who finance both left and right?

Gee

How did Glenn Greenwald(progressive) and Snowden(libertarian) manage to accomplish anything?

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"Getting something accomplished" is key!

"Getting something accomplished" is key! Nader's not asking for a revolution or political party or any sort of fabulous new paradigm shift in consciousness. Just to get two blocs of activists united to accomplish several different projects on which both sides agree.

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

my, you've been busy

While we have been dicking around here, you went out and met and got to know every single progressive, and determined each and every one is a lost cause. Kudos to you, shining beacon of individualism.

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

ED, Liberty and

ED,
Liberty and authoritarianism are like oil and water, they do not mix. Yes we should educate those caught in their brainwashing. Hopefully they will think for themselves and come over to us. But there is no way you can unite. So what happens when we get rid of the corporations that fund the left? Does the left/progressives expect to take that power that the corporations/fascists were booted from? Never did I imply that they were a lost cause. But I will not join progressive communists to do anything. They are more than welcome to come to us.

thanks

the first good chuckle i've had today.

they're just confused about

they're just confused about how things should be done.

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Not to mention the fact that

Progressives aren't even human.

:/

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.

dehumanize the opposition

First step in any decent divide - and - conquer scheme.

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

divide and conquer is what

divide and conquer is what the "progressives" have done to liberty
for the past 100 years. They are not our friends.

they aren't... good

they aren't... good observation... :)~~~~~~~

Paul’s “problems” aside,

Paul’s “problems” aside, Nader predicted that he will be “the one to beat” in 2016 in a Republican contest...

I can get behind such a coalition.

Getting goals achieved is needs to be done FIRST before we worry about our differences. I am no progressive, but I sure as hell know who is a bigger problem.