When Liberals Attack

Eli Stephens elishastephens at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 6 14:50:47 MDT 2003

Michael Tomasky, writing in the self-proclaimed "liberal" American Prospect,
has this to say about the Green Party:
Here they come again. As if the last two and a half years have been some
sort of game show with no real consequences for America and the world, the
Greens signaled at their national committee meeting this weekend that they
have every intention of running a presidential candidate in 2004.

It might be Ralph Nader, they say, or it could be Cynthia McKinney, the
former congresswoman from Georgia. But short of a megalomaniac whose tenuous
purchase on present-day reality threatens to cancel out every good thing
he's done in his life, or a discredited anti-Semite, they'll settle for
someone less distinguished.

No matter what you think about the Green Party, and whether Marxists should
support them, work with them, or whatever, the description of Ralph Nader as
a "megalomaniac" with a "tenuous purchase on present-day reality" and
Cynthia McKinney as a "discredited anti-Semite" is WAY beyond the pale.

For those with an interest in American politics however, despite the slimy
nature of the author and his slanders, the article IS actually worth
reading, especially since he talks about us - "devoted dialecticians who
won't allow facts to pass through the doors of their little theoretical
straw huts."

Full: http://www.prospect.org/webfeatures/2003/07/tomasky-m-07-23.html

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