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Friday, November 7, 2014

Ralph Nader: Pelosi Should Resign

Resign Now!

Ralph Nader thinks House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) should resign as leader of the Democratic party after failing to retake the majority for the third straight election cycle.

“Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and Steve Israel should now recognize the wisdom of baseball’s ‘three strikes and you’re out’ (failure to win control of the House in 2010, 2012, 2014), step down from their posts and invite fresh leadership who can save the country from the ravages of today’s Republican party,” he said.

Nader issued that statement on Election Day, before the full scale of Democratic losses was apparent. Following the Republicans’ historic victory Tuesday, the whispers have spread.

“At least one new Democratic lawmaker, Gwen Graham of Florida, has already said she won’t back Pelosi as leader, although other Pelosi allies have come out in support of her,” Politico notes. “The private grumbling about Pelosi is unusual. Unlike House Republican leaders who have faced a continued threat of rebellion from conservative members, Democrats are far more loyal to Pelosi, in part because of her prolific fundraising prowess.” 

From National Review

Excluded from Presidential Debates
Both Democrats and Republicans close ranks in order to limit the political choices presented to the American people.
In 1980 independent John Anderson was excluded from Presidential debates, in 1996 both parties banned Ross Perot and in 2000 Green Party candidate Ralph Nader was excluded.  The hacks rig the elections in their favor.
(Above) Nader's supporters, with Christopher Hitchens speaking, protest his exclusion from the televised debates in 2000.

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