Him With His Foot in His Mouth
November 5, 2008
Ralph Nader, that authority on black authenticity and all-around funkateer, used the term “Uncle Tom” in connection with Barack Obama last night. It takes a lot to startle a FoxNoise anchor-twinkie with a racist remark, but Nader managed to pull it off — pretty much the only thing he did manage to achieve this time around.
On a night when the nation elected its first African American president and even John McCain, after using every racial dog whistle in the Republican kennel, managed to show some class, it fell to Ralph Nader, onetime inspiration to liberals and progressives alike, to try to smear crap on the occasion. Maybe he was angry that he couldn’t help throw this election, too.