Ralph Nader hails recent SCOTUS rulings:
In a week that has seen the Supreme Court render several decisions by a 5-4 majority, Ralph Nader issued a statement saying that the rulings "prove my point that there is no difference between the two parties." Nader, a candidate for president in 2000 and 2004, said that a Democratic president would have appointed justices exactly like Roberts and Alito.
When asked what he meant, Nader remarked, "It's obvious that a Supreme Court with justices chosen by a Democratic president to replace Rehnquist and O'Conner would have ruled the same way. It would have upheld restrictions on abortions, denied challenges to federal funding of religion, permitted censorship of students making jokes, and taken steps to overturn Brown vs. Board of Education."
While many Democrats blame Nader for Gore's loss in 2000, he remains unapologetic. "Now that I've been proven right," Nader said, "the nation will rally round my third run for president in 2008." When asked what was motivating him to run again, Nader replied, "Now that they are minting those dollar coins with presidents on them, when I'm elected I'll get the kind of recognition I so richly deserve."
No link. Please tell me that this is satire.
Yes it is satire. Although these days, you never know when it comes to Ralph!
Yes, but Quiddity, is it not also true that various Democrats in the Senate joined Repulbicans in refusing to support a filibuster against Alito?
I definitely agree the Supreme Court is one area of difference between Dems and Reeps, but even Nader, in 2000, acknowledged that. He just said it was more important to rebuild a progressive-labor coalition than worry about the Supreme Court. There is still merit to this point, even with the depressing week of Supreme Court decisions, that come again, from the replacement of O'Connor with Alito--as Roberts simply replaced Chief Justice Renquist.