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    Ron Paul, Ralph Nader agree on ‘progressive-libertarian alliance’

    In this corner, a libertarian, tea party hero who ran several campaigns as a candidate for US president on the Republican ticket. And in that corner, a progressive icon of the left who also ran several campaigns for the US presidency but on the Green Party ticket.

    One might think the two men, seemingly ideologically opposed to one another, would rather argue than help one another.

    However, on Wednesday's broadcast of Freedom Watch on the Fox Business channel, Judge Napolitano sat down for an amiable interview with Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and Ralph Nader to discuss a progressive-libertarian alliance in the 112th session of respective chambers in Congress.
    You know, at first blush, this might seem like an impossible coalition. And you know what? First blush is 100% correct. While both Libertarians and Progressives have much in common against corporate interests co opting the government of, by, and for the people, all similarities end there.

    Ron Paul and Libertarians believe strongly that the issues of abortion, gay rights, and just about every other divisive issue belong to the states, and are not any business of the government. On the other hand, Nader and the Progressives believe in government intervention to a point that approaches Socialism. So what kind of alliance do we actually have here? Not much. I predict that this alliance will hold on a few (very few) issues, concerning the rights of the people versus the rights of corporations. Beyond that, they will be fighting each other like cats and dogs, as they have done in the past.

    Alliance? On which planet, and in which sanitarium on that planet?

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    Re: Ron Paul, Ralph Nader agree on ‘progressive-libertarian alliance’

    You forgot the other similarity. Both Paul and Nader are nuttier than fruitcakes.
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    Re: Ron Paul, Ralph Nader agree on ‘progressive-libertarian alliance’

    Ralph Nader is not a nut. The man is responsible for a lot of positive left wing activism during the 1960 and 70s. This alliance seems ridiculous.
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    Re: Ron Paul, Ralph Nader agree on ‘progressive-libertarian alliance’

    Now combined they will get 5% of the totally vote. A force to be reckoned with.

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    Re: Ron Paul, Ralph Nader agree on ‘progressive-libertarian alliance’

    Interestingly enough, as I see it, on paper, this would make sense. In practice, it is absurd. Both groups are on the same side on quite a few issues. The difference is HOW THEY GET THERE is totally different and against what the other one stands for. Outcome is similar. Methods are opposing.
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    Re: Ron Paul, Ralph Nader agree on ‘progressive-libertarian alliance’

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Ralph Nader is not a nut. The man is responsible for a lot of positive left wing activism during the 1960 and 70s. This alliance seems ridiculous.
    He is not as nuts as Paul, but I stand by my comment that he is nuts: Political Issues that Matter - Ralph Nader's Views on the Issues
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    Re: Ron Paul, Ralph Nader agree on ‘progressive-libertarian alliance’

    Personally, I would like to see this alliance, but let everyone know that it's temporary.
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    Re: Ron Paul, Ralph Nader agree on ‘progressive-libertarian alliance’

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You forgot the other similarity. Both Paul and Nader are nuttier than fruitcakes.
    Are you saying that because you actually have some evidence of mental illness or do you just have no respect for people you strongly disagree with?
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    Re: Ron Paul, Ralph Nader agree on ‘progressive-libertarian alliance’

    They would both lose their supporters if that happened.
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    Re: Ron Paul, Ralph Nader agree on ‘progressive-libertarian alliance’

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    Are you saying that because you actually have some evidence of mental illness or do you just have no respect for people you strongly disagree with?
    Neither. it's because I think both their ideas are way out of the mainstream of America.
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