Nader's anti-Semitism

Don't have time for a full post right now, but Ralph Nader was recently quoted with some anti-Semitic remarks. More on this later. For now:

As a former Nader supporter, I wish I could say I'm surprised. I never knew Nader to be anti-Semitic, and I did not hear anything about his anti-Semitism during the 1996 and 2000 campaigns. But I probably could have found the information if I had dug for it, which I did not do. I knew there were anti-Semitic elements in the leftist world, but I didn't want to believe that they affected Nader or the Green Party. So I blame myself for not having asked enough questions.

Regarding the Greens (with whom Nader is no longer affiliated), there are both anti-Semitic and anti-anti-Semitic elements in the GP. I have been very favorably impressed with some European Greens' unequivocal denunciation of anti-Semitism in the past. Unfortunately, there is another side to the picture as well.

I'll post more on this as soon as I can.