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Wed Jun 24, 2015, 02:30 PM

Ralph Nader’s Dishonest, Sexist Rant Against Hillary Clinton

Nineties nostalgia is cute when it’s all about overalls and Nicki Minaj sampling “Baby Got Back,” but Ralph Nader is taking it too far, by trying to revive his all-too-successful late ‘90s campaign to convince huge numbers of American liberals that there is no meaningful difference between Republicans and Democrats.

In a recent interview with Larry King for Ora.TV, Nader launched a rather scurrilous accusation of secret Republicanism at Hillary Clinton that recalled his similar efforts against Bill Clinton and Al Gore in the ‘90s, only this time he added a sexist kicker to it. King asked Nader about recent accusations that Nader has lobbed at Clinton, namely that she evinces a “shocking militarism that is a result of trying to overcompensate for her gender by being more aggressive and macho,” and that she’s “reversing the tradition of women of peace.”

“But isn’t she moving more toward the left?” King asked.

Nader, in a performance that most of us who lived through the 2000 election remember, scoffed at this idea, painting Clinton as a warmonger who would put any Republican to shame. “She’s never seen a war she doesn’t like. When she was on the Senate Armed Services Committee, she never saw a weapon she doesn’t like,” Nader ranted.

Then he went full-blown sexist, decrying “the tradition of these macho women who, when they finally get responsible positions—like Madeleine Albright, Condoleezza Rice—it’s like they have to out-macho the men instead of saying, ‘We come from a peace advocacy tradition.'” He then went on to spell out how women, in his eyes, have a unique responsibility to be peaceable, because of the historical origins of Mother’s Day

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Reply Ralph Nader’s Dishonest, Sexist Rant Against Hillary Clinton (Original post)
ismnotwasm Jun 2015 OP
Yavin4 Jun 2015 #1
arcane1 Jun 2015 #2
ismnotwasm Jun 2015 #6
DeadLetterOffice Jun 2015 #7
Comrade Grumpy Jun 2015 #14
AndreaCG Jun 2015 #3
ismnotwasm Jun 2015 #5
hobbit709 Jun 2015 #4
DURHAM D Jun 2015 #8
mcar Jun 2015 #9
mcar Jun 2015 #10
Spazito Jun 2015 #11
demigoddess Jun 2015 #12
NobodyHere Jun 2015 #13
Comrade Grumpy Jun 2015 #15
Cha Jun 2015 #16
ismnotwasm Jun 2015 #17
Cha Jun 2015 #18
wyldwolf Jun 2015 #19
Snotcicles Jun 2015 #21
wyldwolf Jun 2015 #22
KamaAina Jun 2015 #20
stevenleser Jun 2015 #23
uponit7771 Jun 2015 #24
CreekDog Jun 2015 #25
Lil Missy Jun 2015 #26

Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 02:32 PM

1. Just because someone is Liberal, that does not mean that they cannot be...

sexist or racist.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 02:34 PM

2. Yep, they are sadly not mutually exclusive n/t

 

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 02:43 PM

6. Too true

And very sad

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 02:50 PM

7. and batshit crazy... n/t

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 04:49 PM

14. Or a militarist. n/t

 

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 02:34 PM

3. I got disillusioned about Nader in 2000

He showed his sexist side then too, referring to the abortion debate dismissively as "gonad politics".

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Response to AndreaCG (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 02:35 PM

5. Oh yes

He was a piece of work.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 02:35 PM

4. Ralph Nader can say whatever he wants but that still gives him no credibility in my eyes.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 03:01 PM

8. ole Ralph has issues

Guess we know why he never married.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 03:47 PM

9. Thanks for posting this

Nader is a POS.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 04:25 PM

10. K&R

For the evening crowd.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 04:27 PM

11. Fuck off, Nader n/t

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 04:33 PM

12. He seems to like to throw elections to republicans

he seems more right-ish than Hillary does.

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Response to demigoddess (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 04:42 PM

13. Well except for that Iraq War vote and corporate pandering.

 

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 04:51 PM

15. Hillary's war-mongering is well known. No need to bring gender into it.

 

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 04:57 PM

16. Ralph is tweedledum and tweedledee rolled into one. Stupid.

mahalo ismnotwasm

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Response to Cha (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 05:50 PM

17. Exactly

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 06:02 PM

18. ..

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 06:07 PM

19. Unfortunately Nader is the face of the 'progressive' movement to many...

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Response to wyldwolf (Reply #19)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 06:19 PM

21. Democrats that push and sign bad trade deals do boost his street cred though. nt

 

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Response to Snotcicles (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 06:22 PM

22. Only to 'progressives."

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 06:09 PM

20. Ralphie jumped the shark sometime between Unsafe At Any Speed and 2000.

 

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 10:19 PM

23. Ralph also hates Sanders and I have to believe isn't an O'Malley fan either.

 

The only person progressive enough for Ralph is Ralph.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 11:38 PM

24. ... aaannnnnnnd this guys a symbol of progressiveness!?!? Yeah, he tanked Gore... he's an

... asshole....

Thought so then and think so now

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 12:14 AM

25. what an ass

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 12:19 AM

26. Fuck Nader. n/t

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