- Evergreene Digest Editor's Note: To help our readers vote responsibly we are re-publishing as a stand-alone series those articles we think will help. These articles will appear frequently between now and the November 8 election. Watch for them in the Government & Politics section <http://evergreenedigest.org/government> (and simultaneously in other sections) under the searchable title "2016 General Election Guide".
- Part 8: Ralph Nader explains how voting for the ‘least worst’ candidate corrupts democracy
- Part 9: 12 Steps to Overcoming Addiction to Voting for the "Lesser of 2 Evils"
- Parts 8 & 9 in a Series
Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
Part 8: Ralph Nader explains how voting for the ‘least worst’ candidate corrupts democracy.
- You’re desperately supporting the least worst candidate because the other guy is worse. So you lose your bargaining power, and they don’t have to give you the time of day the minute you indicate you’re a least worst voter.
- The left has lost its nerve and its direction.
- Yes, I’m Voting Third Party. No I’m Not Wasting My Vote.
Eric W. Dolan, Raw Story
Monday, March 25, 2013 | Consumer advocate Ralph Nader on Monday decried the lack of choices at the ballot box and predicted super rich candidates would run in 2016.
Speaking on C-SPAN, Nader said the influence of money on the political process along with the weakening of unions had prevented candidates from addressing certain controversial issues. Voting for the lesser of two evils had also allowed candidates to skirt around particular topics.
“As voters, we get too satisfied with least worst choices, so we’ll vote for the Democrats because we think the Republicans are worse, or we’ll vote for the Republicans because we think the Democrats are worse,” he explained. “And every four years both of them get worse, because if you’re a least worst voter you don’t pull the least worst candidate. You’re desperately supporting the least worst candidate because the other guy is worse. So you lose your bargaining power, and they don’t have to give you the time of day the minute you indicate you’re a least worst voter.”
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of San Diego, California. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost.
Part 2: Part 9 | 12 Steps to Overcoming Addiction to Voting for the "Lesser of 2 Evils"
- If somebody you love is addicted to the "lesser" of two evils, please refer them to the following 12 step program.
- Step 12: As a result of these steps, you can now carry the message to those who still suffer from an addiction to the Democratic Party. Nothing is as liberating as resisting an evil when you know it's wrong.
- The Left Has Lost It's Nerve and Direction
- The Elections Won't Bring Progressive Change, So What Can?
Debra Sweet, OpEdNews
Monday, August 4, 2012 | Were you opposed to the policies of the Bush regime? Did you used to think critically and attend anti- war protests but now find yourself justifying Barack Obama's wars in Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and Pakistan?
Are you unsatisfied with Obama but stay with him out of fear of Mitt Romney becoming president? If you answered yes to more than one of these questions, you are probably in a self-destructive relationship with the Democratic Party.
If somebody you love is addicted to the "lesser" of two evils, please refer them to the following 12 step program.
Debra Sweet is the Director of World Can't Wait, initiated in 2005 to "drive out the Bush regime" by repudiating its program, forcing it from office through a mass, independent movement, and reversing the direction it had launched. Debra says, "Stop thinking like an American, and start thinking about humanity!"
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