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Sun May 17, 2020, 01:22 PM

Ralph Nader Seems Concerned

Trump: Letting Big Corporations Get Away with Whatever They Want
Trump considers himself above the law.

byRalph Nader

Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump has allowed large corporations to run rampant, exploit people, and get away with it. Trump considers himself above the law, boldly claiming, "I have an Article 2, where I have the right to do whatever I want as president." For more information about Trump's misdeeds, please see the Articles of Impeachment proposed by me and constitutional law experts Bruce Fein and Louis Fisher in the December 18, 2019 Congressional Record, page H 12197.

In 2017, Trump betrayed his own voters by giving the corporate rich a nearly two trillion dollar tax cut instead of fulfilling his promise to invest in repairing infrastructure and expanding well-paid job opportunities.

These tax cuts for the rich and big corporations, which benefited the Trump family, ran up the deficit for our children and were largely used to give executives bonuses and let CEOs waste money on stock buybacks. In short, the corporate bosses lied to the Congress, saying they wanted these tax cuts to invest and create jobs, but actually used them to enrich themselves.

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Stallion May 2020 OP
demtenjeep May 2020 #1
jrthin May 2020 #11
Wounded Bear May 2020 #2
Baked Potato May 2020 #3
spanone May 2020 #4
FarPoint May 2020 #5
Hekate May 2020 #6
Aristus May 2020 #7
oasis May 2020 #8
mcar May 2020 #9
Stallion May 2020 #10
totodeinhere May 2020 #12
cayugafalls May 2020 #13
Demsrule86 May 2020 #14
Gothmog May 2020 #15

Response to Stallion (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:23 PM

1. fuck him

he cheated Gore

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #1)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:45 PM

11. +10000000 I loathe this man and his part in the Bush win.

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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:24 PM

2. Maybe he and Suzie can get a room somewhere...

perhaps in a Trump Hotel.

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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:25 PM

3. Go away, Ralph.

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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:28 PM

4. ...that took three years?

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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:28 PM

5. He needs to go hang out with his Nursing Home peers.

Bye Ralph...drink your Ensure .

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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:28 PM

6. Ralphie, go home

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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:31 PM

7. To Hell with Nader.

He and his shovel-brained followers started this whole "Let's throw the election to the Republicans because our guys aren't promising us rainbows and unicorns" thing.

It's been twenty years, and it's only getting worse. There are still people out there insisting that there's absolutely no daylight between Trump and Joe Biden. Granted, at least some of them are Russian trolls. But they wouldn't have a foundation upon which to build their spoiler campaign if Bernie-bots didn't exist.

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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:32 PM

8. Well, well,well, just look who the dustbin of history just coughed up.

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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:32 PM

9. Who cares what he thinks?

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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:36 PM

10. Nader: "The people must stand up to this corrupt politician..."

Vote Green-I suppose

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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:50 PM

12. Says the guy who gave us GWB in 2000.

To hell with him.

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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:03 PM

13. Ralph who?

Irrelevant old man is irrelevant.

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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:09 PM

14. Fuck you Ralph Nader.

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Sun May 17, 2020, 02:16 PM

15. This asshole was used by Rove to elect bush

I will never forgive nader Rove funded Nader in 2000 and 2004 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-zuesse/ralph-nader-was-indispens_b_4235065.html

Furthermore, Karl Rove and the Republican Party knew this, and so they nurtured and crucially assisted Nader’s campaigns, both in 2000 and in 2004. On 27 October 2000, the AP’s Laura Meckler headlined “GOP Group To Air Pro-Nader TV Ads.” She opened: “Hoping to boost Ralph Nader in states where he is threatening to hurt Al Gore, a Republican group is launching TV ads featuring Nader attacking the vice president [Mr. Gore]. ... ‘Al Gore is suffering from election year delusion if he thinks his record on the environment is anything to be proud of,’ Nader says [in the commercial]. An announcer interjects: ‘What’s Al Gore’s real record?’ Nader says: ‘Eight years of principles betrayed and promises broken.’” Meckler’s report continued: “A spokeswoman for the Green Party nominee said that his campaign had no control over what other organizations do with Nader’s speeches.” Bush’s people - the group sponsoring this particular ad happened to be the Republican Leadership Council - knew exactly what they were doing, even though the liberal suckers who voted so carelessly for Ralph Nader obviously did not. Anyone who drives a car the way those liberal fools voted, faces charges of criminal negligence, at the very least. But this time, the entire nation crashed as a result; not merely a single car.....

On July 9th, the San Francisco Chronicle headlined “GOP Doners Funding Nader: Bush Supporters Give Independent’s Bid a Financial Lift,” and reported that the Nader campaign “has received a recent windfall of contributions from deep-pocketed Republicans with a history of big contributions to the party,” according to “an analysis of federal records.” Perhaps these contributors were Ambassador Egan’s other friends. Mr. Egan’s wife was now listed among the Nader contributors. Another listed was “Nijad Fares, a Houston businessman, who donated $200,000 to the Bush inaugural committee and who donated $2,000 each to the Nader effort and the Bush campaign this year.” Furthermore, Ari Berman reported 7 October 2004 at the Nation, under “Swift Boat Veterans for Nader,” that some major right-wing funders of a Republican smear campaign against Senator John Kerry’s Vietnam service contributed also $13,500 to the Nader campaign, and that “the Republican Party of Michigan gathered ninety percent of Nader’s signatures in their state” (90%!) to place Nader on the ballot so Bush could win that swing state’s 17 electoral votes. Clearly, the word had gone out to Bush’s big contributors: Help Ralphie boy! In fact, on 15 September 2005, John DiStaso of the Manchester Union-Leader, reported that, “A year ago, as the Presidential general election campaign raged in battleground state New Hampshire, consumer advocate Ralph Nader found his way onto the ballot, with the help of veteran Republican strategist David Carney and the Carney-owned Norway Hill Associates consulting firm.”

It was obvious, based upon the 2000 election results, that a dollar contributed to Nader in the 2004 contest would probably be a more effective way to achieve a Bush win against Kerry in the U.S. Presidential election than were perhaps even ten dollars contributed to Bush. This was a way of peeling crucial votes off from Bush’s real opponent - votes that otherwise would have gone to the Democrat. That’s why the smartest Republican money in the 2004 Presidential election was actually going to Nader, even more so than to Bush himself: these indirect Bush contributions provided by far the biggest bang for the right-wing buck.
This is the DU member formerly known as Gothmog.

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