Ralph Nader is taking heat for speaking some truth.
-"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."
-"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?
The only segment of America Obama doesn't suck up to is Black America. When he spoke before AIPAC, he praised Israel's war machine and spent 15 minutes bashing Iran. When he spoke before the liberal Christian group Call To Renewal, he sucked up to progressive Christians by praising their non-literal interpretation of the bible. That got him in trouble with bible literalists like James Dobson, but he will probably appear on Dobson's Focus on the Family show in the near future and then suck up to bible literalists. Obama is all about Obama. He will say or do whatever he has to to get elected. The brother knows he can not get elected unless he proves to White America, over and over again, until they believe it, that he does not give a damn about black people. Always willing to criticize his own, at the pleasure of white folks, Obama never criticizes whites.
Obama never speaks on Black issues. Even when he speaks on poverty and economic equality, he doesn't do it in the context of the hood, but in the context of Middle class whites. This is because he wants to convince white America that he can be trusted to uphold the current system. He wants to convince them that he's just a Black face representing white interests. That he's physically Black and mentally something else. But it hasn't worked. Large segments of White America are still incredibly mistrusting of him, I even hear of people who have voted Democrat there entire lives, but now have decided to vote for that snake McCain. We all know why.
He thinks Black folks will vote for him regardless of the level of disrespect he shows towards the Black community, simply because he's half Black. Not gonna happen, Barack.
The funniest part of this whole "controversy", is that the media is trying to paint Nader as a racist. Give me a break. Because he's a white man that honestly speaks on race issues instead of ignoring them?