Nader Accuses Obama of “Talking White”

by MullOverThis

Here we go again.   Every now and again, I cannot contain my ability to allow Whiteys to brief themselves and simply mind my business. 

Although they may be polar opposites, Pat Buchanan’s fellow Blackman Detective Ralph Nader, accused Democratic Presidential Nominee, Senator Bararck Obama of “talking white”.  It is important to comprehend the context of this remark to fully appreciate what Nader is communicating.

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/jun/25/nader-critical-of-obama-for-trying-to-talk-white/

Apparently, Nader is miffed by Obama’s political agenda because it does not include–or at least has not widely pushed–the issues that plague the abject poor.  Although I wholeheartedly and cannot emphasize enough how much I agree, I cannot side with Detective Nader this time.  Predatory lending, payday loans and the like should be addressed by the Obama campaign along with a number of other issues that plague, transcend and certainly is not limited to  the Black community.  However, Obama is not the candidate of the Black Community and never has been.  This is what distinguishes him from the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons of the political world.  This is what may even get Obama into the White House.  He is not alienating white people because he is not a crusader for Black people.  White people don’t have to feel threatened by Obama.  Obama is not “talking White”.  He is talking what he so-called believes in.  If what he believes in is “white”, then remember, Nader said it first.   We just may have to accept that White talk is non-Black community, non-poor or working class talk, according to white political detectives.  By the way, who gave Nader his detective badge and authority? Whoever credentialed him in this regard is a target for citizens arrest.

Obama is the people’s candidate.  Folks, Obama wants to see everybody happy and fusion in the melting pot of America.  Can’t we all just get along?  In Obama’s world one day we will all–the teenage mothers who kill unborn babies without parental consent, along with the conservative Christian right, human beings with male genitalia and female breast implants who are a man on Monday and a woman on Thursday, Black militant leaders (at least until they become too vocal and threaten his popularity), with young KKK prospects, skinheads, aryans, Farrahkhanites, and Oprah along with her occult spiritual advisors, the Bible toting believers and all, rich and poor, gun control advocates and right to bear arm purists–live and be free, free at last, from and bounds of human decency and morality all with an occasional Obamian attempt to abuse the Bible to justify this unity. 

Let’s be excited about our Country and the opportunity for Obama, a Black man, to finally be President.  But let’s not forget to be excited about the ideals of faith in the God of the Bible as a Christian nation.  And let’s certainly not forget that Obama is a man who happens to be Black and is free to be who he is.  He should not be held to represent a community that he does not, simply because he is Black.  White talk is not serious Presidential talk.  Obama is talking competent candidate talk.  Obama is simply being a man who reflects his earnest convictions, much of which I adamantly disagree with. 

So Nader has done as Whitey always does.  “Missed it” because he is clueless.  Once White men learn that they are not Black, and can never speak for a Black man or the Black community, they will stop trying to tell Black people how Black they are, and are not and what their speech is, and is not.  The Naders of this world will realize that–after they just may have to be treated for shock–the Black community is not homogeneous, and every successful Black person does and may not relate to what a white man thinks should be important to our community.

I’m sure Nader has good common sense but this was just a glitch in his pompous brain.  An inverse analysis would suggest that golfing, badminton, the prime rate, Haliburton, and private banking is appropriate talk for white politicians.  Or better yet, Nader “talks Black” by his own standards. 

Moderator’s Note:  I do not believe that Nader is a racist, or a white man oblivious to what concerns many in the Black community.  He is simply engaging in Whitey behavior by suggesting that Obama’s decided calling card during his campaign should emphasize the poor.  

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12 Responses to “Nader Accuses Obama of “Talking White””

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  9. My PROBLEM with Nader in this instance is that he is suggesting that black people are supposed to have a particular train of thought or ascribe to a segment of issues that are stereotypically black. I am disgusted by the sense of “white privilege” that is inferred from his statement! Other people outside of the black community cannot determine or choose our leaders or dictate what is and what is not within the confines of “blackness” or black thought. Moreso, our minds and abilities transcend issues that are germane to our immediate community. Obama represents exactly that we can reach the Presidential level. The issue of basically talking “white” is an affront to our historical greatness of times past and what is currently being manifested in this year of new beginnings – true history. I could go on but I believe that majority realize how outrageous Nader’s comment is to the public – not just black folks.

  10. Thanks for commenting on my blog about this very same issue.

    What this campaign has highlighted most for me is how uneducated the bulk of america is on the issue of race, black and white americans.

    People also seem unable to delineate between being a racist (david duke), making a racist remark (Ferraro in my mind, though many dispute this) and being racially confused in terms of mistating racial dialogue in America (Nader).

    I like your blog, and I see that you don’t generaly do the blogroll thing but i find we wite about many of the same issues, So I’d just though I’d mention I am adding you to mine, and hope you reciprocate in kind.

  11. I think it would behoove Obama to focus on issues that mainly affect African-Americans. Why? Because he is running for President of the United States of America, not US of Black of America. Obama’s life experience is multicultural; therefore, he is not being a traitor to his African-American roots by not focusing strictly on that group. Nader would turn on Obama that day he focuses on “the hood.”

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