“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. Payday loans, predatory lending, asbestos, lead. What’s keeping him from doing that? Is it because he wants to talk white? He doesn’t want to appear like Jesse Jackson? We’ll see all that play out in the next few months and if he gets elected afterwards.

                 —Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader, who isn’t really Arab because he doesn’t hold press conferences in Arabic. What exactly are you trying to hide Ralph?

For those of you who are interested in Barack Obama’s experience/policy proposals for dealing with just the issues in question, Matthew Yglesias has a bunch of links.

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