Ralph Nader accuses Obama of “appealing to white guilt”

This CNN article quotes Nader thusly:

Whether that will make any difference, I don’t know. I haven’t heard him have a strong crackdown on economic exploitation in the ghettos. Payday loans, predatory lending, asbestos, lead. What’s keeping him from doing that? Is it because he wants to talk white? He doesn’t want to appear like Jesse Jackson? We’ll see all that play out in the next few months and if he gets elected afterwards.

Did Ralphy learn nothing from Bubba shooting off his mouth in South Carolina and, well, pretty much everywhere else.

If I had been the journalist interviewing Nader my follow up question to him would have been to ask him what it means to speak white? Or to speak black?

And what the fuck’s up with the reactionary association of black people with ghettos anyway? Because of course when old, out of touch white guys think black people they think ghettos. Clearly the dude has watched too many episodes of Good Times and never even heard of The Cosby Show.

Hey, Nader. I’m a white guy and I’m supporting Obama and guilt doesn’t have shit to do with it. What does is keeping haggered old hacks like your dumb ass out of Washington. You jerk!


4 responses to “Ralph Nader accuses Obama of “appealing to white guilt”

  1. Definitely does seem desperate. As Obama was quoted, he’s looking for some attention. That mix of ego and aging can make for some bad results apparently.

  2. Well, I suppose that Nader had gained a bit of attention but it is not the kind that is going to do him any good. Perhaps if he were any good at spinning, ie turning negative attention into positive press, but he isn’t. He’ll likely be branded an out of touch fogey by most of those voters that might actually vote for him in the first place.

    You don’t win left liberal friends by suggesting that most blacks live in ghettos nor by making a simplistic association between Jesse Jackson and Obama based on their skin color. Shit, Bill Clinton has more in common with Jackson thane Barack does.

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