Sunday, October 09, 2016

The Nader effect - buyer beware

Many people are warning that a vote for Green Party candidate Jill Stein (who will be inserted into tonight's presidential "debate" by Democracy Now! as she was in the first "debate") is a vote for Trump. 

Those of us who lived through the "election" of 2000 have heard this type of argument before. And, following the selection of George W. Bush, years' worth of misinformation have solidified the myth that "Nader cost Al Gore the election."

D Buzz Davis, a longtime Wisconsin progressive activist has sent a link to a great Jimmy Dore show from October 7. Dore clearly and simply walks us through what really happened in 2000. I URGE you to view this video. 

Don't let misinformation and false memories keep you from voting (if you still think that matters) for the candidate you prefer, and consider that whoever beomes president, the make up of the Senate and House maybe even more important. 

And don't think voting is the most you can do. It's barely the least you can do. Do more.

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