Ralph Nader recently wrote a book entitled, “Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State.” Nader regards such an alliance as not a fantasy, but rather as actually emerging.”On Capitol Hill, I’m seeing more and more in Congress, left and right,” said Nader.
“It was a vote in the House over a year ago over the NSA snooping, it almost broke through … so we’re beginning to see formulations that once they click together, they’re unstoppable.” The measure Nader is referring to, known as the Amash amendment, narrowly failed by 12 votes after a White House lobbying effort to halt the bill in its tracks.
The often outspoken Nader, political activist and five time Presidential candidate, advocates the full decriminalization of drugs, saying “Tobacco leads to the deaths of over 400,000 Americans; hard drugs lead perhaps to 8,000.”
Nader went on to say that the success of his envisioned alliance is dependent upon strong leaders. He cites Rand Paul as a potential strong leader for the alliance, but then discusses what he sees as Rand Paul’s shortcomings: “He’s a mixed bag, you know, he’s evolving. He’s broadening his issues that he’s talking about and they’re beginning to resonate. On the other hand.. he has problems dealing with people.”
Nevertheless, Nader views Rand Paul as the strongest contender in the 2016 GOP Primary.
One thing is clear: Ralph Nader does not want to see a match between the following two Establishment candidates, Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton.“You want a dull campaign? Try Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton in 2016,” Nader states. “It’ll only be exciting for people who are interested in dynasties and personalities.”
Nader goes on to say about Clinton, “She’s turned into an international militarist. She’s far more hawkish than Obama.”
Nader puts forward a list of twenty billionaires that he’d would like to see run for President. “That’s where we’re at now: 20 billionaires with some enlightened background and I said run. Run! Run as an independent,” Nader states. “Just to shake up this two-party tyranny … So maybe one of them will run. We certainly have enough of them, don’t we?”
Nader believes that Obama has violated the Constitution and deserves impeachment. “Oh, most definitely,” he replied when asked whether Congress should put forward articles of impeachment on Obama. “The reason why Congress doesn’t want to do it is because it’s abdicated its own responsibility under the Constitution.”
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