I recently mocked Nader and his supporters, and claimed that would be the last I'd think of him. But then I got a bunch of whines like this one in my inbox:
I'll go ahead and disclose that I voted for Nader this election cycle. I felt that Obama did not do an adequate job to reach out to progressives, a point to which I have no doubt we deeply disagree.
Nader certainly deserved heavy criticism for his disgusting Uncle Tom remark. I have no qualms for the Kos treatment of him on that issue. However, today I read a post that labeled me "irrelevant." You are more than welcome to criticize Nader, his policies, and his methodology; however, to disparage the hundreds of thousands of people who voted for him and the hundreds of thousands more who would have if not for fear of the false choice of the two-party system is uncalled for.
It is for this reason that I will no longer read the Daily Kos. If the Kos were to issue a retraction or apology, I would quickly reconsider my decision, as the Kos is one of my favorite sites to visit.
Ha ha, yeah, that won't happen. Anyone who sails with the Nader crowd deserves nothing more than ridicule.
Fuck Ralph Nader, and fuck his supporters. If the past eight years hasn't smacked any sense into their addled brains, then nothing will. This site caters to the reality-based community. No one else need apply.
Update: Great comment by Ed in Montana:
Said that there was no difference between the democratic and republican presidential candidates in 1980, with President Carter versus Ronald Reagan. Nader repeated this nonsense in 2000 with Gore versus Bush and handed the damn election to Bush.
Both Carter and Gore went on to win the friggin' Nobel Peace Prize. Reagan went on to murder 250,000 people in his insane wars in Central America, and the Dubya has terminated between 600,000 and 1.2 million people from his war in Iraq.
There are buckets of blood worth of differences between those candidates. And yes, Nader and his lunatic supporters need to be held accountable for these actions.