Ralph Nader on Joe Lieberman: “A Right-Wing Extremist On Everything Except The Environment And Gay Rights”

Christopher Keating in the Hartford Courant’s CapitolWatch:

Consumer activist Ralph Nader, who has tangled publicly with both Chris Dodd and Joe Lieberman, is quite pleased that Lieberman will be leaving the U.S. Senate after 24 years.

Democrats praised Lieberman throughout the day on Wednesday, but Nader did not join in on the accolades.

“He couldn’t leave the Senate fast enough as far as I’m concerned,” Nader said in a telephone interview with Capitol Watch from his office in Washington, D.C. “He’s not only driving Democrats nuts down here, but he’s become a right-wing extremist on everything except the environment and gay rights.”

Despite Lieberman’s career as a national figure and a major player in Connecticut politics for three decades, Nader said that his decision to retire from the Senate is not the end of an era.

“It’s the end of a nightmare,” Nader said.

Some people have urged Nader to run for what will now be an open seat, but I have not see whether he has expressed any interest in doing so.

Read the rest of the above quoted column here.

13 thoughts on “Ralph Nader on Joe Lieberman: “A Right-Wing Extremist On Everything Except The Environment And Gay Rights”

  1. Right Wing Man

    We all know exactly what Joe Lieberman is. A dirty Jew!

    And Nader is a dirty Arab!

  2. FYI! [More Don Lake]

    Ah Jews, the chosen people. But American citizens of every stripe that includes the word ‘patriotic’ put our nation’s needs first.

    Why yes, like Danny Thomas, Mister Nader is a Lebanese Christian. Dirty? I’ve heard that both bathe on a regular basis?

  3. Conservative Tea Party Patriot

    I have an idea, it will make America, and the world much better off.

    First we take all the Jews, Arabs and Muslims round them up and send them to the middle east.

    Next we get all the Mexican and Central American illegals and send them to there home countries.

    Then we drop nukes on them until they all die.

    Then we pop open a can of Coors Lite and shoot off fireworks, celebrate the 4th of July and high five “USA #1! USA #1!”

  4. Michael Cavlan RN

    Did anny of you guys watch Ralph Nader and Ron Paul speaking together on Fox News?

    It was spectacular. The future of real politics.

    Anti-corporate from the “left” and “right.”

  5. Thomas L. Knapp

    I don’t see any way to peg Joe guy ideologically. Joe Lieberman is for Joe Lieberman, and believes that the purpose of the rest of the universe and everyone in it is the exaltation of Joe Lieberman. He’s 1/3 narcissist, 1/3 solipsist and 1/3 just plain raging asshole.

  6. pete healey

    So Nader didn’t want to take on Blumenthal last year because they worked together in the past on legal issues, and Nader liked him. Will he take the Dems and Reps on now? I live in NY 40 miles from the Connecticut border and would help on his campaign. And Paul should run for the Senate in Texas, too. So there!

  7. paulie Post author

    Ralph Nader and Ron Paul speaking together on Fox News?

    It was spectacular. The future of real politics.

    Anti-corporate from the “left” and “right.”

    I hope so.

  8. citizen1

    Lieberman has represented Israel well. He uses his religion to benefit him and when it doesn’t seem to serve it seems he forgets it.

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