November 8, 2008

Voter responsibility continues after the election: Nader on the Obama presidency

Filed under: politics — Tags: , — skeptisys @ 4:29 pm
How the news works - This Modern World

How the news works - This Modern World

Now that Obama has been elected president, the citizens’ responsibility to our democracy is greater than ever.   We have to continue to put pressure on Obama and his staff to fight for people’s rights and benefits – not for the large corporations that have drained our finances and support.  The Democrats understand that Obama is president because the people voted for change, and if there were a viable 3rd party they would have to support the people’s rights. or be out on their ass.

We have 4 years to develop a viable 3rd party that would force the Democrats to go back to being a party of the people.  We have 4 years to write letters, emails, and petitions to pressure Obama and our other representatives to do their job spending our money to help America’s citizens, residents, and suffering people around the world, all of them.  Four years is not a long time, so we have to get to work.

Listen to this clip of Ralph Nader as he appears in an excellent 3 part post-election interview discussing the impact of an Obama presidency and the challenges for the citizens.

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  1. Ralph Nader mentioned November 5th freedom movement web site.
    Please see link attached.

    I signed up and would like to pass the info along.

    Comment by Bishop Nikki — November 11, 2008 @ 9:03 pm

  2. It took almost a week, but I finally got enough interrupted moments to listen to all three parts. It was well worth the time, so thanks for posting it.

    Nader (as usual) makes some excellent, thought provoking points & I’m still glad I voted for him (though not this year). I think he’s right on about the big picture, though I think the dude with dual citizenship’s point about multiple parties actually improving the results of right wing candidates in Canada is a little scary.

    Things have to get worse before they get better? Darkest before the dawn? Pick a cliche and hope.

    Comment by Malcolm the Falcon — November 15, 2008 @ 10:10 pm

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