Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

NADER ON DORGAN RETIREMENT: The Last of the Prairie Populists

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Editorials & Other Articles Donate to DU
 
yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-11-10 06:43 PM
Original message
NADER ON DORGAN RETIREMENT: The Last of the Prairie Populists
His analysis sounds sadly accurate, and we should do what we can to convince Dorgan to change his mind.

The bottom line is Nader think Dorgan has come to the same conclusion as many progressives: the Democrats, with their commanding majorities, are doing too little for the average Americans and too much for the corporate crooks.


As one who has known Senator Dorgan for years, I suspect there was another reason in the mix. He wants to get changes made, which he believes are supported by most Americans. He has waited a long time for the Democrats to take control of the Congress and the White House. That has happened and little has changed.

Late last year, during the Senate debate on health insurance, Dorgan proposed and eloquently explained an amendment to reduce drug prices -- the highest in the world -- by allowing so-call drug reimportation from countries such as Canada under regulatory safeguards.

He expected Obama's active support since Mr. Obama promised to press for this needed competition in his presidential campaign. He figured wrong. The White House used none of its capital to get the few extra votes needed. For Mr. Obama had already cut a deal privately with the drug company chieftains.

That may have been the last straw for Senator Dorgan. He is not the only progressive Democrat in the Congress who is saying, "What does President Obama really stand for?"

FULL TEXT

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-11-10 06:46 PM
Response to Original message
1. Fuck Nader
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-11-10 06:56 PM
Response to Reply #1
3. Haha!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-11-10 07:00 PM
Response to Reply #1
4. How about
Fuck Kent Conrad. Fuck Max Baucus. Fuck Tom D-ASSHOLE. And fuck every other piece of shit false "Democrat" in the Mountain and Central time zones. Dorgan was one of the few actual DEMOCRATS left in the region. Odds are he'll be replaced by another weak piece of shit.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-11-10 08:27 PM
Response to Reply #1
8. fuck IRRELEVANT Nadir. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
salguine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-11-10 11:03 PM
Response to Reply #8
11. Is he wrong? Well? Show me where he's wrong.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-12-10 10:37 AM
Response to Reply #11
14. who cares what Nadir thinks!
Edited on Tue Jan-12-10 10:38 AM by WhiteTara
Dorgan? He'll be missed.

edited for correct punctuation.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
salguine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-12-10 10:39 AM
Response to Reply #14
15. So you admit he's right, then.
Edited on Tue Jan-12-10 10:39 AM by salguine
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-12-10 03:03 PM
Response to Reply #15
16. who cares? I certainly do not.
Everything that old bloviator says or does is only to promote himself.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
salguine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-12-10 06:03 PM
Response to Reply #16
17. You "don't care" because you can't back up what you say. Againwhere is he wrong?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-12-10 08:05 PM
Response to Reply #17
18. this isn't about "right or wrong"
a stopped watch is right twice a day. What does that have to do with being irrelevant. If you like the guy...bully for you. I think his actions are despicable and self serving. He is irrelevant in this political arena.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
debbierlus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-11-10 06:54 PM
Response to Original message
2. This is way more about Obama's betrayal of Dorgan & the American people

With his backroom 'negotiation' with big pharm...

Dorgan was a allie of Obama. He stabbed him in the back with this slime ball backroom deal that benefits the mafiaoso drug industry and enslaves the American people to paying beyond extortion prices for medication.

Nader is just pointing it out.

You might try reading the content of the post.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
blue97keet Donating Member (390 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-11-10 07:38 PM
Response to Reply #2
5. Right, the drug deal was the last straw among many
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
shopgreen Donating Member (190 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-11-10 07:38 PM
Response to Reply #2
6. I recall Dorgan being very upset at the time--he felt let down by the WH.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-11-10 09:05 PM
Response to Reply #2
9. why bother when it's so much easier to remain willfully ignorant?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Faryn Balyncd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-11-10 11:35 PM
Response to Reply #2
12. 2+ ... Obama's deal with Big Pharm & his betrayal on reimportation is nothing less than shameful.
Edited on Mon Jan-11-10 11:38 PM by Faryn Balyncd


K and R


(I'm not endorsing 3rd party, but Nader's right, and Obama is wrong, on this issue.)



Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-12-10 12:43 AM
Response to Reply #12
13. sadly, Obama's biggest accomplishment may be doing for the DLC what Bush did for conservatives
by too obviously catering to the corporate masters, Obama will put stink on DLCers for decades to come, and rebranding themselves ''New Democrats'' or some other new nonsense won't help.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
burning rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-11-10 08:20 PM
Response to Original message
7. I've never supported Nader's presidential campaigns....
Edited on Mon Jan-11-10 08:30 PM by burning rain
but I think he's on the money regarding Dorgan.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-11-10 09:19 PM
Response to Reply #7
10. Nader could mend some fences if HE ran for Dodd's or some other seat
He knows how the system works, and would be another Bernie Sanders.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Aug 22nd 2014, 12:53 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Editorials & Other Articles Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC