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[Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> Energy, Elections, and the Internet

The Nader-ite denial rolls on. First, your characterization of gore
voters is demeaning and second, where is your support? In an election
this close, it's entirely reasonable that the votes for nader gave
shrub some edge and you can't show that they came from repubs. Nader
makes republicans gag! No, I can't show any votes came from dems, but
it makes a lot more sense just on ideology.

The denial is nothing more than an attempt to deflect responsibility
for childish behavior. In that, people who claim a vote for Nader
didn't matter are acting just like the religious-right, saying in
effect "we know what's right and everyone else will see the light when
we make their lives bad enough. No need to act constructively now. In
fact, it's good to make things worse."

That's one opinion from the land of Pacific Green. 

By the way, I will think -- thank you.

On Wed, 8 Nov 2000, aaron auslender wrote:
> no, they were all scared into voting for gore. most people
> who actually VOTED for nader were republicans, and weren't
> going to vote for gore anyway. 

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