Tag Archives: Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader to Moderate Final Presidential Debate on Nov. 4th

The following MEDIA RELEASE was posted at

www.nader.org

earlier today.

For Immediate Release
October 25, 2012

What: Third Party Presidential Debate

When: Sunday, November 4, 2012
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
CURRENTLY ONLY OPEN TO CREDENTIALED MEDIA

(Washington, D.C.) – The candidates* from four political parties – Gary Johnson (Libertarian), Jill Stein (Green), Virgil Goode (Constitution) and Rocky Anderson (Justice) – will meet for a two-hour debate on Sunday, November 4, 7:30 p.m.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: Rigged Presidential “Debates” Amidst the Supine Media

By Ralph Nader at Nader.org:

The three upcoming so-called presidential debates (actually parallel interviews) between Obama and Romney show the pathetic mainstream campaign press for what it is – a mass of dittoheads desperately awaiting gaffes or some visual irregularity by any of the candidates. The press certainly does not demand elementary material from the candidates such as the secret debate contract negotiated by the Obama and Romney campaigns that controls the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), the campaigns’ corporate offspring.… Read more ...

Could Gary Johnson swing the election?

The Atlantic publishes an article on Libertarian Presidential nominee Gary Johnson, the third party candidates in the past, and how they can effect an election.

Having since left the GOP for the Libertarian Party—that loose, 40-year-old coalition of perpetually quarreling anti-statists and isolationists, Ayn Randians and Hayekians, goldbugs and black-helicopter­-fixated privacy fanatics—Johnson hopes to fashion a new voting bloc.

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Ralph Nader: Obama is a “War Criminal”

This link came to me on Facebook. It is a Mediaite article referencing a POLITICO interview:

When it comes to foreign policy issues, Ralph Nader gives Barack Obama a lower grade than for George W. Bush. Nader said that Obama’s expansion of Bush-era drone strikes and other foreign policy measures are more concerning under the current president because Obama “raised expectation levels” about changing the status quo before his election in a way that Bush never did.

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D.C. Court of Appeals Won’t Block Raid On Ralph Nader’s Bank Account by Pennsylvania Democrats

Ballot Access News:

On May 10, a 3-judge panel of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals refused to block Pennsylvania Democrats from seizing $56,928 from Ralph Nader’s bank accounts located in Washington, D.C. Back in 2004, Nader’s petition had been held to lack sufficient valid signatures. Under Pennsylvania’s unique system for checking signatures on petitions, when a petition is found not to have enough valid signatures, court costs are levied against the candidate.

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Ralph Nader: The Ghost of Osama bin Laden

By Ralph Nader at Nader.org

(The imagined conversation between the Ghost of Osama bin Laden and President Barack Obama)

The Ghost of Osama bin Laden swirled into the Oval Office where Barack Obama was spending the evening going over a pile of requested sign-offs for drone missions.

Osama’s Ghost: “Mind if we have a conversation one year after you dispatched my body to the ocean sharks?”

With curiosity reigning supreme, President Obama replied, “Ok, so long as you remain hovering and do not alight to defile this solemn room.”

Osama’s Ghost: “Thank you.… Read more ...

Green Party Watch Headlines

My apologies for the lack of Green Party coverage lately. I’m just getting back from my self-imposed break from posting articles the last few months, and our other writers all have their own schedules. Contrary to what some people seem to think, IPR article selection is made by each author individually, not coordinated, and IPR writers post on their own time and don’t get a dime.Read more ...

Al Jazeera: Can the Greens Influence the US Elections?

Posted on Green Party Watch:

Al Jazeera’s program “Inside Story” on Friday March 2 was on the subject of the Green Party in America, called “Can the Greens Influence the US Elections?”

After a short interview with Ralph Nader, the show goes to a panel discussion with Tim Dickinson from Rolling Stone magazine; Scott McLarty from the Green party; and Myron Ebell, the director of energy and global warming policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and a prominent climate change skeptic.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson Contrasts Himself With Ron Paul, Obama, GOP Field, Past and Present Libertarian Presidential Contenders

From Mike Riggs at Reason, describing Gary Johnson’s speech to the ACLU:

Johnson said he’d cut the military’s budget and end Obama’s interventionism. It wasn’t until he got started on legalizing marijuana that the crowd (figuratively) lit up. A steady stream of applause followed Johnson’s declarations after that.

“I support gay marriage equality.

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Update on Candidates for the Green Party Presidential Nomination

Green Party Watch held a presidential poll with the following results:

1,792 votes cast, Jill Stein received 1,223 of them, or 68%. Roseanne Barr, who had just entered the race in the last week, picked up 526 votes, or 29%. There were 35 votes for Kent Mesplay, and 8 votes for Harley Mikkelson

GPW reports that Roseanne Barr is very active on Twitter, and had tweeted a challenge to Bill Maher, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to have both herself and Jill Stein on their programs.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: ‘The Jirga Medal of Honor’

Posted by Ralph Nader at Nader.org:

The U.S. war in Afghanistan is testing so much futuristic detect and destroy weaponry that it can be called the most advanced all-seeing invasion in military history. From blanket satellite surveillance to soldiers’ infra-red vision to the remotely guided photographing, killer drones to the latest fused ground-based imagery and electronic signal intercepts, the age of robotic land, sea, and air weaponry is at hand.… Read more ...

Chuck Baldwin: ‘Newt Gingrich? Really?’

From an article at Chuck Baldwin Live by 2008 Constitution Party Presidential Candidate Chuck Baldwin:

If one believes that the problem is out-of-control government trampling our Bill of Rights, Newt Gingrich is definitely not the solution. If one believes the problem is the lack of Christian morals among our civil magistrates, Newt Gingrich is definitely not the solution.

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