Nader: Impeach Obama … Libertarians and Progressives Must Unite

Forget the False Divide-And-Conquer Red-Verus-Blue Team Sideshow

Washington’s Blog has long called for a libertarian-progressive alliance against the malignant partnership between Washington and Wall Street.

After all, the whole Red-versus-Blue team thing is a false divide-and-conquer dog-and-pony show created by the powers that be to keep the American people divided and distracted. See this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this and this.  Both mainstream parties help the fatcats and hurt the little guy, and Americans are understandably disgusted with both parties.

We’ve repeatedly called for the impeachment of Bush and Obama.  (We’ve also shown that it is not too late to impeach Bush … or to charge him with war crimes.)

Ralph Nader has just published a book callingfor Obama to be impeached, and for a libertarian-progressive alliance to fight corruption. ABC News’ Fine Print reports:

What if Washington politics were no longer defined by partisan gridlock but instead by a cross-party alliance that forged solutions? The alliance would be unstoppable.

That’s the premise of the new book “Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State” by longtime political activist and five-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader, who contends that such a left-right alliance is not just the stuff of imagination but is actually emerging.

“On Capitol Hill, I’m seeing more and more in Congress, left and right,” Nader told “The Fine Print.” “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.”

Nader was referring to a vote in July 2013 over a measure known as the Amash Amendment that would have curtailed the National Security Agency’s ability to collect bulk phone call data. The measure narrowly failed by 12 votes, in part due to a concerted White House lobbying effort on Capitol Hill.

Nader expects there is going to be a growth of left-right alliances in Congress, pointing to the war on drugs and bank regulatory efforts as areas of possibly confluence. On the war on drugs, Nader said that the United States should entirely decriminalize and move to regulate all drugs in the same way alcohol and tobacco are regulated.

“Tobacco leads to the deaths of over 400,000 Americans, hard drugs lead perhaps to 8,000,” Nader said. “People who are addicted should not be viewed as criminals. They should be a health problem, the way it is in alcoholism and tobacco.”

Indeed, the war on drugs is a total and complete farce, which benefits only the big banks and handful of other insiders.

Fine Print continues:

Nader said … he would oppose a Hillary Clinton presidential bid.

“She’s turned into an international militarist,” he said. “She’s far more hawkish than Obama.”

Nader suggested that Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D – Mass., would be a strong alternative to Clinton, with her understanding of “corporate power,” but said that Warren won’t run because Clinton has “dried up” the prospects for other Democratic contenders to compete.

Indeed, all you need to know about the phony Red-versus-Blue team dog and pony show is that Wall Street would be happy with either Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush … but is desperate to stop Rand Paul or Elizabeth Warren.

As Nader told Democracy Now:

On the top, dominating the left-right emerging alliance, are the corporate powers and their political allies in the Congress and elsewhere. And what we’re seeing here is a corporate strategy of long standing that fears a combination of left-right convergence on issues that would challenge corporate power. So, they really like the idea of left-right fighting each other over the social issues. They really work to divide and rule these left-right public opinion and representatives. And so far, they have been dominant, the corporatists.

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But they’re beginning to lose.

As far as impeachment, Fine Print notes:

When it comes to the current president, Nader said that Obama has violated the Constitution on several occasions and should be impeached.

“Oh, most definitely,” Nader said when asked if Congress should bring forward articles of impeachment against Obama. “The reason why Congress doesn’t want to do it is because it’s abdicated its own responsibility under the Constitution.”

Nader said the president’s use of military force in Libya has been his most “egregious violation of the Constitution.”

He’s right. The U.S. armed Al Qaeda in order to defeat Qaddaffi, and the entire war was illegal, as noted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Washington Times, Guardian, Salon, and elsewhere. (That worked out well …)

Indeed – as bad as Bush was – Obama is worse on certain impeachable offenses.

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  • thetruth

    i guarantee they would call a strong optional party “communist” or whatever name the left and right would like to call it based on their own misinformed divide-and-conquer show they’ve been led into

    • That is precisely what they could not do if both fringes of the left and right, at the populist level. would, in effect, present a populist bipartisan alliance opposing the corosive and corrupt political, bipartisan, centrism.

  • Dee

    Nader certainly has done his bit to divide and conquer and play spoiler in an election as a shill .. if it was anybody but him calling for this, I might think it was legit.. but if Nader is involved it is some backroom deal to rig something that won’t be good for the people.

  • sellinpitchforks

    It won’t work but its another nice fantasy. It will take some sort of real threat for the establishment to let go of the entertainment-political-money system they have created for our collective distraction-enslavement. Theres only one way this has worked out over history, but nobody has the stomach for it. Were just too domesticated to raise the farmer’s axe.

    • Actually, anything less than such an alliance, opposing the establishment elite’s neoliberal/neocon, corrupt centrism, is a guarantee of the continuance of the status quo.

      The extreme left and right coming together on discreet issues against the centrist crooks in Washington, would represent a divided against their own best interests left/right public finally finding a shared voice against the establishment political centrism which is fleecing the public, coming and going.

      If the radical left and right-libertarians can find a common nexus to rally around, it would certainly give permission for others to reconsider their partisan commitments. We are getting screwed by a political version of such an alliance in the halls of Congress. A populist alliance is exactly the force needed to wake up the beaten down public to the grim reality of a corrupt corporate-security-state.

  • Bev

    Impeach Bush and Obama both. Impeach all the way back to Gore whose election was stolen by the “supreme” court, media, and the Bushs. And, lost to a lack of fight from most of the Democratic Party (with the exception of the heroic Democratic Black Caucus).

    via: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/04/president-carter-bush-didnt-win-2000.html
    President Carter: Bush Didn’t Win in 2000
    Posted on April 9, 2014 by WashingtonsBlog

    See statistician Richard Charnin’s work: http://richardcharnin.com/ Richard Charnin (Truth Is All)
    “Election Fraud (1968-2012) Quantitative Analysis and True Vote Models In 2000, Al Gore won the 540,000 recorded votes (48.4-47.9%). But the unadjusted state exit polls (58,000 respondents) indicated he won by 50.8-44.4%, a 6 million vote margin. There were nearly 6 million uncounted votes.The True Vote Model had him winning by 51.5-44.7%. But the Supreme Court awarded the election to Bush (271-267 EV). In Florida, 185,000 ballots were uncounted. The following states flipped from Gore in the exit poll to Bush in the recorded vote: AL AR AZ CO FL GA MO NC TN TX VA. Gore would have won the election if he captured just one of the states. Democracy died in this election.”

    This means Al Gore not only won Florida (which is all most people focus on), but also Al Gore won that long list of additional states including Texas, which then were flipped/stolen by the right wing e-voting, scanning, tabulating owned machines, in addition to the “supreme court”.

    via: http://markcrispinmiller.com/2013/08/obama-didnt-prosecute-bushcheney-out-of-fear-hed-end-up-like-paul-wellstone/

    Obama didn’t prosecute Bush/Cheney out of fear he’d end up like Paul Wellstone

    In comments: Interesting in its attempt to brush away all the bad law since the illegitimate 2000 election. Sandra Day O’Conner should testify as her only redemption. (if this is not a serious attempt, then O’Conner should make it a serious attempt)

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/05/03/impeachment-of-u-s-president-albert-gore-jr-_ref-u-s-supreme-ct_case-no-00-949/

    IMPEACHMENT OF U.S. PRESIDENT ALBERT GORE, Jr._REF: U.S. Supreme Ct_Case No. 00-949

    Constitutional Grounds for the Impeachment and Fraud Upon the Supreme Court, et al…

    (Editor’s note: Only when America’s legally elected president, Al Gore, is returned to office and subjected to required impeachment proceedings, can constitutional authority in the United States be re-established. Toward that end, all actions of the Bush (43) presidency are to be declared “null and void,” all treaties abrogated, all executive actions declared unlawful and all actions including but not limited to the establishment of the United States as a criminal empire undone. The subsequent election of Barak Obama as president thus has no legal standing. Gordon Duff and Lee Wanta)

    Before the Supreme Court of the United States

    1. IMPROPER FAILURE TO REPORT,

    2. CONTINUOUS ABSENCE FROM HIS U.S. PRESIDENTIAL DUTIES,

    3. REFUSAL TO ACCEPT THE ELECTORAL VOTE DECISION OF THE AMERICAN POPULACE MAJORITY,

    4. CONTINUING VIOLATIONS OF PUBLIC TRUST AND EMPLOYMENT, WITHOUT DUE PROCESS, INCLUDING ATTEMPTS TO SUBVERT THE U.S. CONSTITUTION.
    ………………..

    COMMENT of U.S. Supreme Court Reporter Jeffrey Toobin :

    ”To know Justice O’Connor as I am privileged to do is to know that the word ‘regret’ never passes her lips,” Toobin said. ” Did she regret her vote in Bush v. Gore? Did she regret the Bush presidency? You bet she did, and you bet she does.” 20apr13

    ”Maybe the court should have said, ‘we’re not going to take it, goodbye,”‘ O’Connor told the Chicago
    Tribune editorial board, in reference to the controversial Bush v. Gore decision resolving a dispute over the 2000 election in George W. Bush’s favor. “It turned out the election authorities in Florida hadn’t done a real job there and kind of messed it up. And probably the Supreme Court added to the problem at the end of the day.”
    ………………………..

    I like this idea because we could correct the illegal 2000 election, return all the public interest laws (Bill of Rights, Privacy rights, Human Rights against Torture, habius corpus, even the 500 year old Magna Carta) that Bush now even fearful Obama have overturned, finally try to turn around dangerous climate change, and get dangerous fukushima entombed as Al Gore is a scientifically based realist and so would act. That would be so good for the common good. I love it.

    I also like a adding Dennis Kucinich who was way ahead of Obama and Clinton in the primaries, until…because of his bravery in writing H.R.2990 to change the monetary system away from bankers’ debt money to public debt-free money so that we and all nations have the money to try to reduce the danger of Fukushima, the 400 aging nuclear power plants and Climate Change Crisis.

    Things are so very messed up now, everyone needs all the common good help they can get. So, in addition to Al Gore who as elected, and Dennis Kucinich who was the choice during the Primaries, should be effective public citizen Ralph Nader who could be appointed to put corporations on a legal, sustainable path and reverse the outright fascism that corporations, the “supreme” court and bought off politicians have caused. There are other wonderful people, but that combination could be very good to ensure a greater survivability for us and our families for generations to come.
    …………………

    All parties need to adopt before Primaries the following:

    http://www.bradblog.com/?p=8889 By Brad Friedman

    Recommended #OWS Demand: Let ALL Citizens 18 and Older Vote, On Paper Ballots, Count Them in Public

    I offer the following simple “demand” for consideration by OWS, as this one likely underscores almost every other. Or, at least, without it, all other demands may ultimately be rendered moot. Every U.S.
    citizen 18 years of age or older who wishes to vote, gets to vote. Period. Those votes, on hand-marked paper ballots, will be counted publicly, by hand, on Election Night, at the precinct, in front of all observers and video cameras.
    ………..

    Or, voters could try a public vote, like roll call in Congress:

    See: Lynn Landes
    http://www.thelandesreport.com/VotingSecurity.htm
    The Case For Open Voting
    Democracy demands transparency, not trust

  • mirageseekr

    The mere fact that it is looking to be another Bush or Clinton should scare the hell out of any thinking person.

  • revrocky210

    Revealed: The Destroyer of Obama’s Tyranny

    (One of the following will stop the runaway train called “Obama” and will be famous forever! Check everyone listed and guess who will achieve this:)

    A Republican; a Democrat; an Independent; a Chinese dissident; a Muslim jihadist; a talk show host; a teenager on meds; a movie star; a White House policeman; a Black rap artist; Michelle Obama; a Jewish columnist; a 90-year-old jogger; a death row inmate; YOU; a member of a Russian garden club; a Wall Street insider; a perennial lottery loser; a Secret Service agent; a recently discovered superbug; a vengeful pig farmer; a 105-year-old Tea Party member; a mad Army general; a gay alien from the Exonica Galaxy; the world’s first transgendered dog, or one of Obama’s live-in relatives.

    (The correct answer, buried above, is three letters long and in caps. For more on the same tyrant, Google “The Background Obama Can’t Cover Up” and also “WHITE HOUSE-GROWN TERRORISTS starring Obaba Black Sheep…”)