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.


3 Responses to “Him With His Foot in His Mouth”

  1. Chucky Says:

    Nader was a non-factor in this election. Even a lefty outfit like CounterPunch was able to point that out.

    When he goes race-baiting on Fox News Channel — Election Night even! — tell him to call it a career.

    FWIW this former Nader backer gave a write-in vote to Ron Paul.

  2. Verite Says:

    I saw that interview and figured Nader doesn’t keep up to date and so he’s stuck in what Cornel West and Tavis Smiley implied about Barack Obama in 2007 after Barack didn’t show up to The State of Black America conference. So, Ralph didn’t get the memo on West’s change of heart, I guess. 🙂


    You wanted to know, Steve, my thoughts about the win. I’m going with the flow of it all, which is happiness. And I’m laughing especially at how Republicans at the RNC ridiculed Obama’s work as a community organizer, the experience that probably most helped him see how to build his outstanding campaign on the ground and on the Web. 😉

    The following post has some of my thoughts from Tuesday night. Kind of subdued for me.


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