Ron Rosenbaum, Writer

September 19, 2008

Obama's Next Move in This Crisis Should Be…

Filed under: Uncategorized — ronrosenbaumwriter @ 10:38 pm

…to announce that he will ask Ralph Nader to be his Secretary of Treasury and make Nader czar of the vast purge of Wall Street schemers we need.

Nader is the only prominent public figure who’s been predicting this disaster for years. He has no allegiance to the Wall Street greedheads who may well have destroyed the American economy. (And Obama should fire any advisor on his team with any ties to Wall Street, investment banks, other “culture of greed” people and institutions).

Not only does Nader know where the bodies are buried in this ruinous scandal, calliing on Nader may be the only way to prevent voters from the Democratic party from voting for Nader for President (thus costing Obama the election) out of revulsion over the way what was once the party of the working people has–like the GOP– been corrupted by its ties to big money.

Indeed it might be even better to appoint Nader Attorney General so he can find a way to throw the book at the bankers who brought us this disaster. Class action suits to seize their assets and sell them to pay off the mortgages of the foreclosed working class might be a start. Let them know what its like to trade their big houses for The Big House.

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9 Comments »

  1. […] Update: RR’s policy suggestions are unsafe at any speed. […]

    Pingback by Virtual Memories » Rated C for Cretinous — September 20, 2008 @ 5:16 am | Reply

  2. Ralph Nader? Whoa. If this is not a comedy riff, then it is the most secret part of any fortune.

    What about Donald Trump? Regis Philbin? Jessie Ventura? Stuart Smalley? The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance?

    Comment by MarkO — September 20, 2008 @ 7:17 am | Reply

  3. Lame very lame. Nader’s solution would be to set his hounds, the trial lawyers, on it.

    Are you okay Ron? Really!

    Comment by aloysiusmiller — September 20, 2008 @ 7:33 pm | Reply

  4. The whole Nader thing is just so over.

    Comment by PC14 — September 21, 2008 @ 11:36 am | Reply

  5. I believe this is an excellent plan but it needs a bit of tweaking I think Joe Biden should sit and then Ralph Nader selected as the VP candidate.
    That would leave the Treasury slot open for Dennis Kuchinniss ( well , you know the drooling dwarf).

    Comment by WR Jonas — September 22, 2008 @ 6:23 am | Reply

  6. totally off topic, but: I am reading your book, Explaining Hitler. On page 169, you mention Tim Gidal and his 1929 photo of Hitler, the only one that was not ‘posed’.

    I have tried to find an image of that photo via Google and cannot. Do you have any idea where it may be found?

    thanks. Heather

    Comment by heather — September 22, 2008 @ 2:48 pm | Reply

  7. Spot on! The only better appointment Obama could make would be making Ron Rosenbaum secretary of the department of kickass ideas.

    Comment by Kasey Rasmussen — September 23, 2008 @ 10:55 am | Reply

  8. Great idea, will never happen. There’s a reason the Dems demonized Nader…they are the true party of Wall Street. Otherwise, where have Dodd and Frank, benefactors of hedge donors, been through all of this subprime mess? George Wallace was right: “ain’t a dime’s worth of difference between the two parties,” and the Pelosi/Reid leadership is the weakest in our party in memory. Have you seen Steny Hoyer, supossedly a political powerhouse, on the talk shows? He is beyond incoherent.

    Comment by charlie finch — September 23, 2008 @ 12:55 pm | Reply

  9. Nader came to light with “Unsafe at Any Speed.” He pillared the corvair out of existence. And when it was finally tested using his standards it turned out OK. of course, no one remember that.

    Yes a trial lawyer as Attorney general, the perfect democratic party solution.

    Comment by SAF — September 24, 2008 @ 9:43 am | Reply


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