Ralph Nader says Barack Obama is an insensitive con-man

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 18:44 EDT
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Former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader. Photo: Screenshot via Politico.
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Speaking at the 92nd Street Y cultural center in New York City last week, consumer advocate Ralph Nader made it clear that he was no supporter of President Barack Obama.

Nader mocked Democrats for saying they wanted to increase the minimum wage but doing nothing about it. He was particularly scornful about Obama’s position and lack of assertion regarding the issue.

“He proposed $9.50 by 2011 in 2008,” Nader explained. “Never said anything about it in four years. Then he goes to the State of the Union, and he has a great minute and a half on a $9 minimum wage by 2015 or something. And he has never said anything since.”

He added that there had never “been a bigger con-man in the White House.”

“This is the easiest way to alleviate suffering,” Nader continued. “He should have been sensitized as a community organizer. You know what the score is? The one ingredient you want when you vote for somebody — it doesn’t matter what they have [in their head] in terms of cognitive knowledge — it’s their moral courage and the fire in their belly.”

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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