Ralph Nader: Republican party indentured to corporations

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 22:52 EDT
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On MSNBC’s The Last Word, consumer advocate Ralph Nader addressed criticism that by running as a third party candidate and pressuring Democrats to challenge Obama in 2012, he was helping Republicans get elected.

“Nobody has criticized more profoundly in detail across 50 states the Republican Party’s indentured status to corporatism, its repudiation of some of the best conservative instincts going back many years — which now we would call progressive positions,” he said.

Earlier in the segment, Nader blasted the “liberal intelligensia” for failing to fight against the “corporate domination” of the United States, which President Franklin D. Roosevelt “called ‘fascism’ in a formal address to the Congress in 1938.”

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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