2008 A Belated Report from the Nader Party
posted by November 5 at 17:27 PMon
The SECB swung by the Nader party at the Alibi Room last night just before president-elect Obama gave his acceptance speech. (Mr. Nader wondered later—out loud—whether Mr. Obama would be “an Uncle Tom” in his new role. Stay classy, Ralph.) Among the tumbleweeds rolling around were just a few sour grapes; one gentleman remarked of Mr. Obama, “I think he’s going to break a lot of hearts. He’s charming, he’s charismatic, he gives great speeches…people project their hopes on him….” But, he continued, Mr. Obama is not actually a true liberal/progressive/etc., and everyone’s gonna be really, really disappointed when they see his real stance on Iraq, on healthcare, and on a couple other things the SECB lost interest in and failed to write down. We literally ran back to the Showbox as fast as our SECB legs could carry us, just in time for the (yes!) great speech.
He’s like a maverick!
And like THAT ONE, you know, that maybe-Uncle-Tom one, kinda!