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The President’s Day

Obama delivers remarks at the National League of Cities annual Congressional City Conference in Washington

President Barack Obama speaks at the National League of Cities annual Congressional City Conference in Washington. Targeting stagnant wages in an otherwise improving economy, the president is calling on employers, educational institutions and local governments to ramp up training and hiring of high-technology in an effort to drive up higher-income employment



Obama delivers remarks at the National League of Cities annual Congressional City Conference in Washington

Obama arrives to deliver remarks at the National League of Cities annual Congressional City Conference in Washington



President Barack Obama hugs National League of Cities President, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker

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This kick-ass moment. The audience is tired of the disrespect. This doesn’t only concern the Politico reporter, but to everyday supporters who call him “Obama.” It’s like nails on a chalkboard. He is the first two term elected African-American President. He is not “Obama” to you. He’s President Barack Obama or President Obama. If you want to shorten, then it should be POTUS or PBO. He’s more than earned that title


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nader & west ….. wow

November, 2008:

Dragonflyeye: Just watch the f**king video. Ralph sez: we love them neegras, unless they step out of line. Then, they’s all Uncle Toms. Nicole Bell said it best on Crooks and Liars: “You know you’re going bad when a Fox News anchor looks more racially tolerant than the former Green Party candidate.”

SFGate: As if Ralph Nader wasn’t a big enough tool already, he went on Fox News on election night – the very night Barack Obama broke the racial barrier on the presidency – and uttered the words “Uncle Tom”.

… It’s a stunning bit of television …. Give Shep Smith a lot of credit here. “Really? Ralph Nader – what was that?” And then he just fried Nader….


June 2008:

Howard Kurtz (Washington Post): … Nader is quite media savvy. He knows he’s getting little attention, he knows why, and he knows how to remedy that: by throwing a stink bomb. One with a pungency that the MSM would find impossible to ignore.

He did just that yesterday, in an interview with the Rocky Mountain News:

“Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader accused Sen. Barack Obama, the presumed Democratic Party nominee, of downplaying poverty issues, trying to ‘talk white’ and appealing to ‘white guilt’ during his run for 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. Whether that will make any difference, I don’t know. I haven’t heard him have a strong crackdown on economic exploitation in the ghettos …. What’s keeping him from doing that? Is it because he wants to talk white? He doesn’t want to appear like Jesse Jackson?….”.

What can you say about that? If there’s ever been an African-American candidate who went out of his way not to frame his message in racial terms, not to appeal to white guilt, it’s Barack.

Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs told MSNBC the comments were “reprehensible and basically delusional,” but I wonder whether he should have just ignored them.

…. At Hot Air, Ed Morrissey is, well, disgusted: “Maybe Barack Obama was onto something when he warned about race-based attacks in the upcoming general election. However, the first such attack hasn’t come from Obama’s right, but from his left ….

‘Talk white’? Do people still think this way? Apparently Nader does, and the arrogance here is simply stunning. On what basis does Ralph Nader think that he qualifies to be the arbiter of black authenticity? “

Full article here


December, 2009:

Michael Tomasky: Can there be anyone worse than Joe Lieberman? Actually, yes. From Benjy Sarlin’s interview at the Daily Beast with Ralph Nader, who naturally opposes the healthcare bill:

Is the title of your article ‘I told you so?'” he asked. “This is what I meant a year ago when I said the next year will determine whether Barack Obama will be an Uncle Tom groveling before the demands of the corporations that are running our country or he’ll be an Uncle Sam standing up for the American people.”

Nice. Personally, I’m long past the point of saying the perfunctory liberal thing about Nader, you know, “I have great respect for his accomplishments, but in this case…” He’s just become a preening megalomaniac. In fact he’s quite like Lieberman.

Amptoons: … You know, words really fail me. I don’t really know what possesses an old white guy to use the words “Uncle Tom,” you know, ever, but I really don’t get why a soi disant progressive would use those words to describe the first African American to serve as president. Quite frankly, it’s disgusting, and it stands as exhibit 3,492 in my ongoing argument that Ralph Nader is one of the worst humans alive today.

…. given his record since 2000, if Ralph Nader says the sky is blue, I’m going to assume it’s pink until further examination. After all, he once declared there wasn’t a dime’s worth of difference between Al Gore and George W. Bush, and … well, let’s just say that didn’t exactly work out for the United States, humanity as a whole, or the universe in general.



Washington Post: Liberal activists and academics displeased with the Obama administration’s handling of several issues popular with progressives say they are seeking candidates willing to mount a primary challenge against President Obama next year.

The group, led by consumer advocate Ralph Nader and scholar Cornel West, said it faults Obama for the escalation of military campaigns in Afghanistan and Pakistan, for extending tax cuts first enacted by George W. Bush and for his actions during the recent debt ceiling negotiations.

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dinner hosts (video added)

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcome Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip for a reciprocal dinner at Winfield House

Guest List: The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, Rt. Honorable David Cameron, Mrs. Samantha Cameron, Viscountess Astor, Admiral James Stavridis, Lady Ashton of Upholland, Mr. Tom Hanks, Mr. Tim Collins, Mr. David Beckham, Mrs. Doris Kearns Goodwin, Mr. Colin Firth, Mrs. Marjorie Susman, Mr. Chris Dercon, Mrs. Ffion Hague, Mr. Joshua Berger, Ms. J.K. Rowling

. President Obama watches as Queen Elizabeth signs a guest book after a reciprocal dinner at Winfield House







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