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Self-Defeatism On The Left!

Liberals have derided conservative voters who vote against their own self interests for decades. The perfect example of this self-defeatism is middle and low income people voting for Republicans — who want to shift the nations wealth from poor and working folks to the wealthy in this country. They have been convinced by the very effective brainwashing that began in the Reagan supply-side era, when we were all told that it would trickle down to us, or rather on us.

Many of these very same liberals who deride that group on the right, are doing it themselves. In 2011, the best example of this can be seen in the efforts by Cornel West, Tavis Smiley and Ralph Nader. Eric L. Wattree helps us understand the stupidity of the self-defeatist left, who in my opinion, don’t give a shit about the people they claim to represent. (emphasis mine)

Obama has caused me tremendous frustration on several issues, but simple common sense dictates that my being frustrated is far preferable to allowing the GOP to come into power and turn the United States into a nation of corporate feudalism. That’s a level of common sense that Ralph Nader, Tavis Smiley and Cornel West seems to be lacking. Tavis seems to be keeping a low profile in this effort, by the way, but somehow I still visualize West sitting on his knee with Tavis’ hand in his back.

Isn’t it curious how all of their criticism is directed at Obama while, this point, it has become abundantly clear that the GOP has turned into a group of radical lunatics with absolutely no sense of limits, or any respect for the United States Constitution?

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Anyone – and I do mean ANYONE – who would do that is either stupid, insane, think they’ll benefit from a GOP victory in some way, or are so blinded by an oversized ego that they’ve lost all connection with reality. It is clear to most thinking people that President Obama, flaws and all, is our best defense against turning the nation over to a GOP who want’s to drag us back into the Middle Ages. If that wasn’t the case, Nader and West wouldn’t have to mount a talent search. Thus, it’s one thing to have individual principles, but placing the entire nation in jeopardy to indulge those principles suggests an egomania that, at the very least, borders on psychosis.

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Again, this is not the first time that Nader and West have engaged in this failed strategy. West supported Nader in his self-serving and childishly petulant campaign during the 2000 election that led to the appointment of George W. Bush. So while West is running around claiming to be so outraged over the economy and lack of jobs for the poor and middle class in this country, he’s partially responsible for it.

Elections have consequences and this country can’t afford the consequences of another Republican presidency.

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September 27, 2011 - Posted by | 2012 Election, Democratic Party, Politics, Professional Left | , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Well, for what it is worth, such folks have no credibilty with me. You can safely ignore them; or, you can challenge them. I think they should be challenged.

    Comment by hockley | September 27, 2011 | Reply

  2. Nader, West and their ilk have been flapping the gums since the 90’s with little to show for it. If anything, they’re simply ticked off that Obama gets things done and reveals just how inept the Professional Left really is in terms of advocating for those they claim to represent.

    Comment by Cappadonna | September 27, 2011 | Reply

  3. Ed Schultz is lamenting the lack of enthusiasm among Democrats for voting next year according to a new Gallup Poll.

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/149759/Democrats-Dispirited-Voting-2012.aspx

    However, hasn’t Schultz been somewhat of a “Debbie Downer” for months now, along with many other “progressives”?

    Comment by grantinhouston | September 29, 2011 | Reply


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