Ralph Nader Is Still an Asshole

From Nader:

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

Obama’s thoughts on payday loans?

Cap Outlandish Interest Rates on Payday Loans and Improve Disclosure: In the wake of reports that some service members were paying 800 percent interest on payday loans, the U.S. Congress took bipartisan action to limit interest rates charged to service members to 36 percent. Barack Obama believes that we must extend this protection to all Americans, because predatory lending continues to be a major problem for low and middle income families alike. Obama also believes that we need to ensure that all Americans have access to clear and simplified information about loan fees, payments and penalties, which is why he’ll require lenders to provide this information during the loan application process…

Ralph, first tip. If you want to appeal to African-American voters, don’t refer to lower-income African-American neighborhoods as “ghettos.”

Second, don’t accuse a successful African-American politician as someone who wants to “talk white.” Insult much, asshole?

Third, thank you for giving us George W. Bush and all he has wrought. Do you still think that George W. Bush is the same as Al Gore?

You were once a great voice in our democracy, but now you’re simply irrelevant.


2 responses to “Ralph Nader Is Still an Asshole

  1. I can’t help but to think that Nader is a closet republican doing to the democrats what Perot did from the republicans.

  2. Terrant, I’ve wondered that too, and I don’t think that’s the case. I think it’s more that his ego is so huge that he can’t understand that other people don’t think he’s the center of the universe.

    But now I’m hoping that Barr is the GOP’s very own Nader this year.

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