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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