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Just one day after Alan Grayson was on DemocracyNow, and just one day after Kucinich gave the following impassioned speech about Healthcare as a Right

we have the progressive powerhouse Dennis Kucinich and longtime consumer advocate and protector of the people, Ralph Nader, appearing together on DemocracyNow

Congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio announced on Wednesday he would switch his vote on the Democrat-led healthcare reform bill and support the legislation even though it does not create a public option. Kucinich’s decision came two days after he spoke with President Obama aboard Air Force One on their way to a rally in his district. In a Democracy Now! exclusive, we spend the hour with Kucinich and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader for an in-depth discussion on healthcare, the Obama administration, the Iraq war and more

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I hate the newschannels, except for Rachel Maddow, Bill Moyers, and Keith Olbermann.  

In a perfect world, all the journalists would be like Amy Goodman and her staff, and Helen Thomas, not only telling truth to power (because after all, Power knows what the Truth is--that's why they try so hard to suppress it!) but also giving voice to those who are powerless, and educating the public so that we can effectively organize for social change.

Anyway, watch the interview and read the transcript here.  

Nader made his career by being a policy wonk, an empiricist.  He's a details guy.  Not an ideologue like many on the Right.  

And I expect more from this community:  I don't want to see uninformed comments blaming Nader for Gore's Election 2000 loss.  For all we know, Gore's distancing himself from Clinton (after Clinton's infidelities and dishonesty), the two costly scandals of Whitewater and Lewinsky, the caricaturization of Gore by the Media, his pick of DINO Lieberman, the media's bias in favoring a privileged sociopathic fratboy, the disenfranchisement of at least tens of thousands of people, and the SCOTUS' interference with the election, statistically had more to do with Gore losing 10 years ago.

Originally posted to primarydoc on Thu Mar 18, 2010 at 09:21 AM PDT.

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