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Old 11-04-2008, 11:51 PM   #1
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Default Ralph Nader's Racist Comments

He just said "Will Obama be an uncle Sam for the people, or an uncle Tom for the corporations."

It was in his concession speech.


Sheperd Smith gave him a chance to correct himself... and he didn't. Smith then basically dismissed him


What a schmuck. On this day.

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Old 11-05-2008, 12:47 AM   #2
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Default Re: Is Obama uncle Tom? by Ralph Nader

preach, starting this thread, at this time, looks terrible. i hope the mods bail you out of this one and quickly change the title to ANYTHING else.

is now the time to really take on an agenda against ralph freaking nader?

nobody cares about him
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:52 AM   #3
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Default Re: Is Obama uncle Tom? by Ralph Nader

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preach, starting this thread, at this time, looks terrible. i hope the mods bail you out of this one and quickly change the title to ANYTHING else.

is now the time to really take on an agenda against ralph freaking nader?

nobody cares about him

Um.. Tony.

I took what I saw on TV ... and put on on a thread, because in a historical moment, a man that has had quite an impact on elections in the past, and is to the left of most all of us, uttered some very ignorant racist remarks.

I don't want neither this thread nor the title to be changed... it needs to be put out in front that idiots from the left and right are still out there. This election changes NOTHING on that.

I do find it interesting though, that in the face of such racism, you choose to criticize me for posting it rather than criticize the man making the comments.
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Default Re: Is Obama uncle Tom? by Ralph Nader

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He just said "Will Obama be an uncle Sam for the people, or an uncle Tom for the corporations."

It was in his concession speech.


Sheperd Smith gave him a chance to correct himself... and he didn't. Smith then basically dismissed him


What a schmuck. On this day.
....sorry, but I have to ask. Whats an Uncle Tom?

I should probably know this.
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....sorry, but I have to ask. Whats an Uncle Tom?

I should probably know this.
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Uncle Tom is a pejorative for a black person who is perceived by others as behaving in a subservient manner to White American authority figures, or as seeking ingratiation with them by way of unnecessary accommodation.
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Um.. Tony.

I took what I saw on TV ... and put on on a thread, because in a historical moment, a man that has had quite an impact on elections in the past, and is to the left of most all of us, uttered some very ignorant racist remarks.

I don't want neither this thread nor the title to be changed... it needs to be put out in front that idiots from the left and right are still out there. This election changes NOTHING on that.

I do find it interesting though, that in the face of such racism, you choose to criticize me for posting it rather than criticize the man making the comments.
ok. mods please disregard my plea for help.

i would suggest we set up a poll to see if we think if barack is an uncle tom, but on second thought i will just suggest we leave well enough alone and see where this thread goes.

borski, the better question is "who is ralph nader"?.
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Default Re: Is Obama uncle Tom? by Ralph Nader

Obama is fair game now! No race card played now. He is our president and if he screws up then let him have it, just like everyother president in history. When that day comes, I will hope all people (including african americans) see it as justified and not racism because if they don't then they will only hurt themselves.
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ok. mods please disregard my plea for help.

i would suggest we set up a poll to see if we think if barack is an uncle tom, but on second thought i will just suggest we leave well enough alone and see where this thread goes.

borski, the better question is "who is ralph nader"?.

Tony... as I said before. You don't need to be an ass in every thread dealing with Obama.

Pardon me for shedding light on a racist statement... or are you just upset it came from a man on the left?

Either way, never mind. Some things Tony, should be beyond even your games.
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Tony... as I said before. You don't need to be an ass in every thread dealing with Obama.

Pardon me for shedding light on a racist statement... or are you just upset it came from a man on the left?

Either way, never mind. Some things Tony, should be beyond even your games.
youre on the left??? i thought you were voting for mccain?

(see how simple statements can be misconsrued?)

again... youre right.

this board is ripe for an "Uncle Tom" thread right about now.

my answer to your question is NO!.... barack is not an uncle tom, and i agree that nader is a schmuck for saying as much.

i hope we dont have threads for every insignificant schmoe who says as much because i can imagine there will be many.
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youre on the left??? i thought you were voting for mccain?

(see how simple statements can be misconsrued?)

again... youre right.

this board is ripe for an "Uncle Tom" thread right about now.

my answer to your question is NO!.... barack is not an uncle tom, and i agree that nader is a schmuck for saying as much.

i hope we dont have threads for every insignificant schmoe who says as much because i can imagine there will be many.
Hmmm...

Nader may be insignificant now.. .but for a person that had as much influence in America as that man has.. I think it is quite telling that he said what he did... I guess you really don't know the history of the man.

And again... to correct you, this isn't an "uncle tom thread"

This is a thread about how a former shaper of the American scene and person taking on corporations, at one time actually forcing changes.. a person that affected the elections in 2000 and possibly 2004 to the point where he may have handed it to Bush... threw out a VERY racist comment on one of the most historical nights in the american history.

Why do you keep trying to turn it to something else?


EDIT: I just re-read the title of the thread... OK, I understand... I'll PM the mods to change it to... "Nader's Racist Comments" Fair enough?
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