Nader critical of Obama for ‘talking white’

Denver’s Rocky Mountain News publishes explosive quotes from Ralph Nader, in which the independent presidential candidate accuses Sen. Barack Obama of trying to “talk white” and appealing to “white guilt.”

Nader on “talking white”:

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?

And Nader on appealing to “white guilt”:

He wants to appeal to white guilt. You appeal to white guilt not by coming on as black is beautiful, black is powerful. Basically he’s coming on as someone who is not going to threaten the white power structure, whether it’s corporate or whether it’s simply oligarchic. And they love it. Whites just eat it up.

“We are obviously disappointed with these very backward-looking remarks,” Obama campaign spokeswoman Shannon Gilson said, according to the Rocky Mountain News.

8 Responses to “Nader critical of Obama for ‘talking white’”

  1. Catholic Trotskyist Says:

    The pathetic fascist/stalinist criminal Ralph Nader will be humiliated in the upcoming election, ans God’s candidate, our Holy Revolutionary General, the Conquerer of Life and Death, Barack H. Obama, will win by a landslide, ushering in the Christian socialist revolution. Without the Fringe Alliance Strategy, Barr and Baldwin have the proud distinction of helping this happen. Amen.

  2. Stefan Says:

    CT: Will you negotiate funding as well as admittance to the debates for Barr and Baldwin with your Obama sources, to ensure Obama will succeed and can make his unveiled presidential the new one for the US (I mean he is modernising it by providing a website too and I would hate to see they designed that seal for only one time).
    PS: Will you be the Justice minister, to ensure Nader is duly imprisoned, since you describe him as a criminal.

  3. Stefan Says:

    The funny thing was Nader was appealing to Ron Paul supporters. How is he now going to attract them, by describing Obama as “too white” and mentioning asbestos etc. It was a clear wrong use of words by Nader, it is like a gunshot that misfired.

  4. ed jackson Says:

    What happened to all the Green Party posts.!!

    Nader bites.

    Bring on the Green Party.

  5. Open Letter From Don Lake Says:

    Well, a lot of the GREEN PARTY posts were not Green Party posts.

    Independent Green Parties are a stealth movement, possibly from the multi fakery stategy of Frank MacKay and the pro Trump, pro Bloomberg, New York inspired Independence Party seepage from 2000!

    Why would uniformly Trump, Bloomberg, Unity 08 endorsements come from a new green organization [with out any concernable history and few USPS mailing address] in states with long standing Green Party USA affiliates?

    Inquiring minds want to know, John Blare, Valli Sharpe-Geisler, John Coffey, John Bambey, Frank MacKay….

  6. Catholic Trotskyist Says:

    Yes, I am negotiating with other Obama campaign insiders to get Barr and Baldwin in the debates. They do not know my identity as Catholic Trotskyist, since they would think I am as insane as you think I am. I hope to become justice minister, but probably won’t get that high up at first.

    The Paul supporters will split between Obama, Barr and Baldwin, Nader will get nothing.

  7. End the Empire Says:

    No need to “GET” BaldWIN and Barr into “the” debates. If the game wasn’t rigged by TPTB, Obama could do what Reagon did in 1980 with John Anderson. Obama could just face BaldWin and Barr. The three of them in a national televised debate. McSame’s plane would truly CRASH and burn!

    You intellectuals need to turn the lights on and see who has been feeding you all these years. They won’t allow B.O. to destroy McSame this way. The national debates must be between their two handpicked candidates only.(The oldest vs the least qualified, nominees in R and D history. You disagree? Name ONE older or less qualified!) Not another voice can be heard before so many viewers. Oh well, turn out the lights, another four years of being shoveled bullsxix morning, noon and night…

    BTW Nader, McKinney and BaldWIN aren’t in the dark. They know about TPTB.

  8. Roscoe Says:

    Abe Lincoln was less qualified (2 yrs. in Congress) and his actions during the first two years of the War for Southern Independence spotlighted his inexperience (not to mention, caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands).

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