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Gingersnap
06-25-2008, 11:07 AM
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By M.E. Sprengelmeyer, Rocky Mountain News (Contact)
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader accused Sen. Barack Obama, the presumed Democratic Party nominee, of downplaying poverty issues, trying to "talk white" and appealing to "white guilt" during his run for the White House.

Nader, a thorn in the Democratic Party's side since the 2000 presidential election, has taken various shots at Obama in recent days while ramping up his latest independent run for president.

In a wide-ranging interview with the Rocky Mountain News on Monday, he said he is running because he believes Democrats, like Republicans, are too closely aligned with corporate interests.

Economic exploitation

Nader was asked if Obama is any different than Democrats he has criticized in the past, considering Obama's pledge to reject campaign contributions from registered lobbyists.

"There's only one thing different about Barack Obama when it comes to being a Democratic presidential candidate. He's half African-American," Nader said. "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."

The Obama campaign had only a brief response, calling the remarks disappointing.

Asked to clarify whether he thought Obama does try to "talk white," Nader said: "Of course.

Waiting for white guilt liberals and Al Sharpton to explode into outrage in .....3......2.......1 :D

Rocky Mountain News (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/jun/25/nader-critical-of-obama-for-trying-to-talk-white/)

lacarnut
06-25-2008, 01:44 PM
Nader has the Magic Negro pegged. Talking white one day and black the next day.

nightflight
06-26-2008, 06:42 PM
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Ralph Nader's presidential candidacy has received little media attention, but his latest critique of Sen. Barack Obama has come under fire for its seemingly racial overtones.
Ralph Nader is running for president as an independent.
Speaking with Colorado's Rocky Mountain News, Nader accused Obama of attempting to "talk white" and appealing to "white guilt" in his quest to win the White House.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/06/25/nader.obama/index.html

Too funny.

Molon Labe
06-26-2008, 06:47 PM
Funny but true. I hope that phrase by Shelby Steele reaches the main stream. There is hope for racism and the culture war yet...:D

Goldwater
06-26-2008, 08:56 PM
But he wasn't raised in a black family, he was raised in a middle class white household, of course he is going to "talk white". His wife on the other hand, check out her speeches to black audiences early on in the campaign, complete pandering.

Gingersnap
06-26-2008, 09:11 PM
But he wasn't raised in a black family, he was raised in a middle class white household, of course he is going to "talk white". His wife on the other hand, check out her speeches to black audiences early on in the campaign, complete pandering.

Childhood experiences, economic class, and education mean nothing!

It's the 'one drop' rule reinvented for the 21st century.

nightflight
06-27-2008, 09:08 AM
http://www.theonion.com/content/node/33334

LogansPapa
06-27-2008, 11:16 AM
I canít stand the individual, but heís dead on regarding this facade. And to be a politician one must walk that very thin wire between representing your people and being voter/money practical.