[Hpn] Fwd: vote Nader, Re: FW: Cheney index
Coalition on Homelessness, SF
Tue, 01 Aug 2000 16:10:04 -0700
>Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2000 08:11:52 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Andrew Rose <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: vote Nader, Re: FW: Cheney index
>see The Nation August 7/14 p.10 for A. Cockburn's Gore slam...
>"Don't Waste Your Vote"
>(unfortunately it's not online www.thenation.com)
>.. excerpt ...
>"Real Gore is trying a timid populist strut against gas prices
>right now, but across eight years he's been complaisant toward
>oil-company mergers and has helped pry open the largest expanse
>of undeveloped terrain on the Arctic plain, the Alaska National
>Petroleum Reserve. (see previous issue for Gore's Teapot Dome
>scandal - he sold it to Occidental, his pa's buddy Armand
>Hammer's company). Real Gore led the faction telling Bill he had
>to let his economic program get written by the bond traders.
>Real Gore ushured in David Gergen. Real Gore was Dick Morris's
>prime ally. Real Gore was the man who gave Bill Clinton the
>decisive push on the welfare vote. The rest of Clinton's inner
>Cabinet was opposed.
>Want to look at "reinventing Government," Gore's baby in 1993?
>He did things the Reaganauts dreamed of with the Grace
>Commission and the Council on Competitiveness, but never dared
>do. In the name of cutting red tape, he virtually destroyed
>minority protections in the civil service and opened the door
>even wider to cronyism, racism, and looting of the public purse.
>Real Gore.. I could go on, but you'll find it all in _A User's
>Manual_ [Cockburn's book comes out after Labor Day]. You want
>another four years of Clintonism, which has left working people
>and the poor worse off than they were under Reagan or Bush? No
>you don't. So don't waste your energy, your hope or your vote.
>Get out there and work for Nader."
>Micheal Moore (Roger and Me, Downsize This!) writes that
>everyone who was going to vote for Gore do so, and the 52% of
>people who don't vote vote for Nader.
>> While a Congressman from 1979-89, Cheney:
>> - voted against the pre-school Head Start program at every
>> - voted against the establishment of the Dept. of Education
>> - voted against federal aid to college students (at least
>> he's consistent!)
>> - voted against the Hate Crimes Statistics Act (and in
>> support of anti-gay
>> - opposed lifting the ban on gays in the military
>> - voted against spending federal dollars in the fight against
>> - voted against the extension of the Clean Water Act
>> - voted against sanctions for cities which failed to comply
>> with the Clean
>> Air Act
>> - voted against more funding for and stricter enforcement of
>> civil rights
>> - voted for massive cuts in health, education and social
>> - voted against funding for the National Endowment for the
>> - voted against every attempt at gun control, but supported
>> manufacturer's rights to produce and sell armor-piercing
> > - voted in favor of every bill restricting women's right to
> > choose abortion
> > (even in cases of rape or incest)
> > - voted against economic sanctions against South Africa to
> > force an end to
>> - voted against a non-binding resolution asking the S.
>> African government
>> release Nelson Mandela after 23 years in prison
>> - supported the "contra" terror campaign against the
>> democratically elected
>> govt. of Nicaragua
>> Check out Maureen Dowd's op-ed columns in the NYTimes
>> and/or Journal Sentinel. She has been offering hilariously
>> commentaries on the "two rich white Texas oilmen who went to
>> Yale, avoided
>> Vietnam and act more moderate than they are." One Times column
> > was called "A
>> Baby Sitter for Junior," another "World's Dullest Men."
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