Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ralph, You Made Me Go There

Ralph Nader, your work on behalf of government accountability and consumer advocacy was what it was, and thanks again for all of that. I am genuinely pleased to note that Public Citizen is still going strong and still doing important work. But if you're reduced to saying shit like this to grab headlines, it's well past time you hitched up your adult diaper, wiped the old man spittle from from your chin, and waddled into the sunset with your pants pulled up to your chest, shaking your fist and muttering at specters unseen:

Speaking with Colorado's Rocky Mountain News, Nader accused Obama of attempting to "talk white" and appealing to "white guilt" in his quest to win the White House.

"There's only one thing different about Barack Obama when it comes to being a Democratic presidential candidate. He's half African-American," Nader told the paper in comments published Tuesday.
Uh, yea. Thanks, Ralph, but I can speak for my own "white guilt" -- to whatever extent it exists, it doesn't need a vain old coot to bark for it.

But since you brought it up, at least one other similarity between Barack Obama and any other Democratic presidential candidate leaps to mind: his chances of carrying certain important states in November is reduced by your presence on the ballot, and regardless of the Democrat's skin color, a vote for Nader is a vote for the Wide Stance.

So fuck off already.

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