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JUST LIKE JASON WITH HIS CHAINSAW,NADER THE TRAITOR IS BACK.John "The Player" McCain and the Republican Party are overjoyed at the news and are dancing in the street.  Democrats mostly feel embarrassed for Ralph Nader, the beloved 1960's icon whose ego is responsible for eight long years of Bush-Chaney misrule. Now at age 74 Nader announced yet another vanity-driven presidential campaign. Maybe he's trying to match the number of Sylvester Stallone's Rambo sequels.  Both are equally painful to watch: two old men unable to let go, stuck in the past like quicksand.  The question is will progressives fall for this again and help the Republicans like they did in 2000?  My guess is many will.  If you are one of them, consider this before you vote for the traitor.  In 2000, running in the Green Party, Nader promised he was running to build the Green Party, not using the party as his vehicle to get on the ballot. He didn't tell the truth. He promised to use his candidacy not only to build the party but also to continue to organize Greens into a real movement after the election. Again he was untruthful. After the 2000 election he just walked away. That he's now running as an independent proves his duplicity.  If Nader truly wanted to get his progressive message to millions, he would have run in the Democratic primaries and used all the televised debates as his forum. That's what Kucinich responsibly did (as an aside, if you have a buck or two send it to Dennis to help his Congressional re-election and send a truly progressive voice back to Washington).   In a two party corporate political system, the choice is always between which one of the two will do the most harm and which one will do the least harm to working class Americans. In 2008 the choice is much clearer than usual, and that choice isn't Nader.  But the day after Clinton's or Obama's inauguration, let progressives unite and unrelentingly push the new President to make good on every campaign promise made, then find progressive candidates and organize opposition to any Congressional Jellycrats in the 2010 Democratic primary elections.   
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