Ralph Nader on Obama: This is not the black president I thought I knew

posted at 1:15 pm on August 6, 2008 by Allahpundit

Simply the perfect ironic ending to the left’s week-long hunt through McCain’s ads for racist subtext. Ed pegged this cretin the last time he demagogued Obama on race, noting that while the words “Uncle Tom” were never uttered the aspersions cast on his racial authenticity made the message come through loud and clear. Roger that:

“People who have fought the civil rights battle — politically, economically, legally — as we have since the 50′s would often talk about, ‘Look what would happen if we had an African-American president or chairpersons of major congressional committees,’” said Nader. “It doesn’t look like it’s going to be what we all thought it would be.”

“I lost respect for him,” Nader said of Obama “when I saw him over a year ago on C-SPAN vigorously opposed to the impeachment of Bush and Cheny — vigorously opposed. He said it would be ‘divisive’. That is a cop out word. We have the most multiply impeachable presidency in American history.”…

Nader portrayed Obama’s recent softening of his opposition to off-shore drilling as part of a broader effort to blur his differences with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. Nader charged that the “blurring” that Obama is engaged in would prove to be a “fatal mistake.”

“That’s part of his blurring,” said Nader, referring to Obama’s new stance on drilling. “His handlers said, ‘McCain is scoring here.’ So he blurs, he blurs.”

The condescension of that first paragraph is simply exquisite. The NYT Magazine’s cover story this coming Sunday asks whether Obama spells the end of “black politics.” Answer: Obviously not, so long as there are people to his left willing to racialize their disappointment in the fact that he’s merely socialist-ish instead of fully, gloriously socialist. I tell you, that quasi-endorsement from David Duke makes more sense every day. Exit question, per Obama’s own descent into demagoguery last week: Who’s on the dollar bill in Ralph Nader’s mind? Eldridge Cleaver?


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Under the bussing.

Shy Guy on August 6, 2008 at 1:18 PM

WOW, this could be the nadir of Naderisms!

FloridaBill on August 6, 2008 at 1:23 PM

Nader can’t throw Obama under the bus because it’s just a dilapidated old Ford van running on bio-diesel.

pseudonominus on August 6, 2008 at 1:24 PM

We have the most multiply impeachable presidency in American history.”…

Did he say that?

Peachy.

What a consumate dope this guy is. Perfect spokesman for socialism. Really can talk the talk, which is important, when you are speaking to fellow dopes on dope.

NoDonkey on August 6, 2008 at 1:25 PM

Run, Ralph, run!

cool breeze on August 6, 2008 at 1:26 PM

Nader can’t throw Obama under the bus because it’s just a dilapidated old Ford van running on bio-diesel.

He can, however, throw him under the Corvair.

NoDonkey on August 6, 2008 at 1:26 PM

I cannot fathom why any bandwidth is wasted on this doddering old nutbar…..other than perhaps comedy value.

LimeyGeek on August 6, 2008 at 1:27 PM

Under the bussing.

Shy Guy on August 6, 2008 at 1:18 PM

You can’t really throw someone under the bus if they were never on it. That would require that the thrower not be on the bus either.

Buford Gooch on August 6, 2008 at 1:28 PM

I think Nader is the Obamessiahs nadir.

nadir

noun
1. an extreme state of adversity; the lowest point of anything
2. the point below the observer that is directly opposite the zenith (Obamessiah) on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected

bobeast on August 6, 2008 at 1:28 PM

Maybe Bob Mugabe is more authentically black for Ralph.

benrand on August 6, 2008 at 1:30 PM

Does anyone really listen to Ralph Nader about anything?

GarandFan on August 6, 2008 at 1:30 PM

One more paleoliberal who’s lost his mind.

Cicero43 on August 6, 2008 at 1:36 PM

“That’s part of his blurring,” farted Nader. “He blurs and blurs…and blurs…and blurs some more. Hey, I like that word. Blurs, blurs, blurs…I gonna keep saying it. Blurs, blurs blurs blurs…”

whitetop on August 6, 2008 at 1:37 PM

Nader needs another consumer advocacy crusade to take his mind off the fact that no one gives a screaming hoot what he has to say anymore. Maybe he should be looking into just how safe the SmartCar really is, since they’ll be a whole slew of them zooming around the highways very soon.

pilamaye on August 6, 2008 at 1:39 PM

Nader is a tool. If he were running against Pol Pot, I’d sit out the election. Still, I hope he runs.

Immolate on August 6, 2008 at 1:41 PM

“Who’s on the dollar bill in Ralph Nader’s mind? Eldridge Cleaver?”

Cynthia McKinney, of course!

Al-Ozarka on August 6, 2008 at 1:43 PM

“People who have fought the civil rights battle — politically, economically, legally — as we have since the 50’s would often talk about, ‘Look what would happen if we had an African-American president or chairpersons of major congressional committees,’” said Nader. “It doesn’t look like it’s going to be what we all thought it would be.”

Hey, what’s Charlie Rangel doing on that House Ways and Means committee?

a capella on August 6, 2008 at 1:44 PM

Two things are positive for Obama! Jessie Jackson dissing Obama and Nadar doing the same!

Monkei on August 6, 2008 at 2:04 PM

Chevy did make a Corvair Van (not quite a bus).. does that count ???

redrock on August 6, 2008 at 2:05 PM

Maybe he should be looking into just how safe the SmartCar really is, since they’ll be a whole slew of them zooming around the highways very soon.

pilamaye on August 6, 2008 at 1:39 PM

Great point – I guess now that gas is expensive, safety concerns go out the window.

Those SmartCars look about as safe as rollerskates.

NoDonkey on August 6, 2008 at 2:10 PM

Blurs, blurs blurs blurs…”

whitetop on August 6, 2008 at 1:37 PM

Fill in the blank:
Tomorrow’s headline today: Blurs is racist codeword for ____

Brat on August 6, 2008 at 2:11 PM

Blur=pander?

jukin on August 6, 2008 at 2:25 PM

Ralph Nader…insane at any speed!

Liberty or Death on August 6, 2008 at 2:29 PM

Tee hee! Love it.

baldilocks on August 6, 2008 at 2:31 PM

Let’s hope ol’ Ralphie can peel off a good percentage of the moonbats who are becoming disenchanted with Obambi. The more publicity Ralphie gets, the better!

MrLynn on August 6, 2008 at 2:43 PM

Go back about two weeks worth of major flip flops and Obambi isn’t even the Obambi that Obambi thought he knew.

viking01 on August 6, 2008 at 2:57 PM

Ralph Nader on Obama: This is not the black president I thought I knew

Which museum is being used to archive Nader? Anybody?

byteshredder on August 6, 2008 at 3:00 PM

Probably the Useless Fossils wing of the NYC Museum of Natural History on Central Park West.

viking01 on August 6, 2008 at 3:03 PM

there are people to his left willing to racialize their disappointment in the fact that he’s merely socialist-ish instead of fully, gloriously socialist.

…until he’s inaugurated. Then, President Obamaoist.

jgapinoy on August 6, 2008 at 3:07 PM

Ralph is getting mighty blurry these days, but I still root for him. I figure that may be all we need to keep Barry and his bride from entering the White House.

jgapinoy: how about, Obamarxist. Hard to say, but it fits.

Christine on August 6, 2008 at 3:28 PM

Barackommunist might work yet perhaps too many syllables for ad slogans or sound bites.

viking01 on August 6, 2008 at 3:44 PM

As a renown liberal Ralph Nader should speak! Every day, often and loud! As Barack Obumblesalong does the crappie flop on every position, Ralph should become a viable alternative for all lefties of good faith…Chaos!!!

sabbott on August 6, 2008 at 3:50 PM

Ralph Nader, the real Black candidate.

davod on August 6, 2008 at 3:54 PM

I think “blur” is one of them loaded racial references.

Immolate on August 6, 2008 at 3:57 PM

Nader’s still alive?

After looking at that picture, I’m still not sure.

MarkTheGreat on August 6, 2008 at 4:08 PM

Obama is the Corvair of Afro-American politicians, right Ralph?

Hening on August 6, 2008 at 4:50 PM

The far-left likes to talk about impeachment but they never give a single impeachable offense that has been committed.

slug on August 6, 2008 at 5:29 PM

I think Nader’s dollar bill says “Free Mumia!”

Rational Thought on August 6, 2008 at 6:02 PM

Not being a liberal is an impeachable offense to most of them.

MarkTheGreat on August 6, 2008 at 6:47 PM

Run, Ralph, run!

cool breeze on August 6, 2008 at 1:26 PM

He is! He is!

hepcat on August 6, 2008 at 6:48 PM