Skip to main content

View Diary: Note to Ralph Nader... (126 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  You are a complete incompetent...... (0+ / 0-)

    Your overgeneralization, and name calling (might I add), are childish and inept. Clearly you are the one who has no grip on reality and Southern voting history.

    There are two clearly misguided points in your reply to me. The first is that you maintain that there was a large shift in voting preference in the South, which there was, of course - but you tell me that I'm ignorant because I expected that to change with a couple of campaign appearances....

    To respond, I have to point out that West Virginia voted Democratic in 1988, 1992, 1996, and has been majority Democratic on the State and Congressional level since the 1930's...... that is, until 2000, where Gore barely lost.

    But I'm the IDIOT still, right? I'm stupid, I guess.......

    Oh, then Tennessee. I willfully concede your point on Tennessee being primarily Republican for 40 years.... that was, until Clinton. Two elections went to Clinton, then the Dems won seats in 1998.

    According to various polls, Tennesseans would have voted for Clinton again, if he could have run in 2000. Yet they didn't vote for Gore. That's interesting, and I'm not sure what to take from it, other than an utterly inept campaign from Al Gore...

    You say Gore focused in Florida because of Nader? Well, that proves to me that you're the ignorant one. You have clearly no clue then......

    Gore campaigned in Florida, because in case you don't recall, GW Bush had a brother in that state, who just happened to be Governor. Do you remember that? Do you recall (by chance) that the Bush machine in Florida was the threat to Al Gore, not Ralph Nader?

    No you wouldn't remember that because your too busy ignoring fact, and positing ridiculous arguments against Nader and his supporters.

    If Ralph Nader did in fact cost Al Gore the election, I would be proud of that. Fact is, we didn't get the 5%, therefore there was little to be happy about. You cannot maintain that Ralph Nader cost a Gore victory, with a straight face.

    The numbers just don't add up, friend.

    I suggest that before you go on a public forum, with your nice little alias, and sharp tongue, that you read a bit, and study politics...... or at the very least perhaps you can just go to Wikipedia and get a lesson in voting patterns in the South since the Great Depression.

    You may learn a thing or two. In the process, perhaps you'll learn to accept that you're not always right, and those who disagree based on fact are not idiots or historical dotes.

    "From each according to his faculties; to each according to his needs" - M. Bakunin

    by DJamesGoodwin on Sat Jan 23, 2010 at 08:28:10 AM PST

    [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site