Why Doesn't Ralph Nader Just Join The GOP?
Because he already acts as an unpaid operative for the party. Consider his condemnation this week of Democratic New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson for speeding.
Interesting that he jumps so quickly upon a Democrat when a Republican, former governor and present congressman Rep. Bill Janklow of South Dakota, not only chronically speeds--and had a public reputation for it going back some time--but in fact killed another human being doing it last month. Any words from Nader on this?
Of course not, because the Republicans are Nader's allies(they certainly love him, if you ask any of them). To this day he has never applied any of the energy he uses acting as a spoiler for the Democrats--going all the way back at least to the 1992 presidential campaign, where he supplied the press with damaging information on Clinton to help the Brown campaign(see THE WAR ROOM)--against a single Republican.
I would have more respect for Nader and believe him to be sincere if he ever attacked Democrats and Republicans equally, but quite consistently, he is silent on the GOP. What is the strategy here? Is there one? Why does Nader expend so much energy hurting the Democrats when in fact the Republicans, rather than being merely imperfect and not as left as he and his idiotic supporters would like, are pure right-wing and are quite unequivocally against anything Nader claims to support? Does he not realize this can only result in his issues definitely failing?
Unless they're not really his issues at all. Unless he just says that to get the left on his side. Unless he's fooling them all just to drain votes away from the Democrats.
Unless Nader is a mole from the GOP.
And in any event, the results of supporting Nader and supporting the GOP are the same. Worth considering.