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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Belated Report from the Nader Party

posted by on November 5 at 17:27 PM

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!

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Posted by bobcat | November 5, 2008 5:31 PM

Not to be all sour grapes myself, but that is a really crummily designed poster (the top one).

Posted by Strath | November 5, 2008 5:35 PM

I think Nader has a personality disorder that compels him to make others hate him.

Posted by danhowes | November 5, 2008 5:39 PM

So the best idea to market him was to swipe the language of one party while badly ripping off the image of the other in order to demonstrate how unique he was?

Turn back old man, forsake thy foolish ways!

Posted by Chris B | November 5, 2008 5:39 PM

Wait, Nathan Petrelli was running for president? Dammit, I totally woulda voted for him had I known...

Posted by Organized Lightning | November 5, 2008 5:43 PM

I'm with Strath, I couldn't even bother finishing that poster. It was too much work trying to figure out when I was supposed to go to the next line.

Posted by Ben | November 5, 2008 5:49 PM

My friends, contrary to what The Stranger says, this election is not over. McCain/Palin can still win! All you gotta do is believe. And then go back to your polling place and vote again.

It's not too late!

Vote for McCain/Palin in 2008!

I did--and look how smart I am.

Posted by John Bailo | November 5, 2008 5:52 PM

Ralph Nadar you are sentenced to circle the world in a 1963 Corvair Monza, stopping to place an order at every fast food and clergy drive-thru window until the air-cooled engine's fumes eventually asphyxiate you in an effluvial palette reminiscent of burning turkeys.

Posted by E | November 5, 2008 5:55 PM

@3 his supporters suffer from the same disease.

Posted by brandon | November 5, 2008 6:06 PM

Way to steal language from a computer commercial to persuade people to vote for the candidate trying to convince us all that the major parties are under too much corporate influence to be trusted. Well played.

Posted by mge | November 5, 2008 6:32 PM

Nader made a career of burning down outhouses but never once bothered to install plumbing.

Posted by Mike | November 5, 2008 7:36 PM

@11 that's as may be but this time he was INSIDE the outhouse.

Posted by Malcolm In Sydney | November 5, 2008 9:52 PM

Isn't he old enough to die yet?

Posted by Bruce | November 6, 2008 12:10 AM

Um, you guys know that Nader is really REALLY intelligent, right? I'm not sure why you're slamming him when you all probably voted for him in the last election.

Posted by i ate the tofutti | November 6, 2008 1:33 AM

Losers! Big, fat, cockeyed losers! Please just go away now! Don't hang around thinking you somehow have something to say that anyone wants to hear. And Nader! What a fucking asshole! That should be your slogan! Losers for Asshole!

Posted by Vince | November 6, 2008 7:17 AM

Dear Naderites, (and all third party folks):

That's nice that you run presidential candidates every four years and that you do get some issues out into the open, but if you want to be a real party that effects real change then you need to actually create a legitimate political party that can elect candidates on a state and national level.

If by some fluke Nader or any other third party candidate DID get elected president but without any party representation in Congress, what the fuck would they accomplish without a legislative base to get the job done? Do they honestly think that the Republicans and Democrats in power are all going to go, "Wow! What great ideas! Why didn't we think of that before! Let's vote in all these great utopic ideas!" That's just not going to happen.

And sure, maybe you do know that it's not possible to win a national election and your real motive is to get the issues out there, but with your recent idiotic comments that Obama will fail us, you come off as just another loser politician bitching about the winner.

Which leads to the conclusion, you're not really any different than the status quo politicians who ARE able to get elected.

Also, you're all kind of weird and douchy.

Posted by michael strangeways | November 6, 2008 9:47 AM

I am glad poster number 2(strath) brought this up.
Not only is it horrible design & typesetting. But they cant even come up with something original. The entire look is a obvious but really bad rip of of Obama's campaign.
Obama's campaign hit the scene early with an amazing design by one of the the greatest contemporary pop artists around. That image has become an icon.

So that what the Nader people think is cleaver, a tired, poorly executed rip off?

ha ha ha!
Shits weak!

Oh yeah...same goes for you too cafe Vita!

Posted by coolio | November 6, 2008 11:13 AM

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