Ralph Nader will not be partying like it’s 2013.
“Tomorrow I’ll watch another rendition of political bulls—- by the newly reelected president, full of promises that he intends to break just like he did in 2009,” the two-time Green Party presidential candidate told POLITICO on Sunday night at Busboys and Poets’ Peace Ball in Washington.
From not increasing the minimum wage, to increasing the drone war, to not being tough enough on Wall Street — Nader said he wasn’t impressed with Obama’s first term and isn’t optimistic about the path forward.
“He promised he’d be tough on Wall Street, and not one of these crooks have gone to jail — they got some inside trading people, but that’s peripheral,” he said.
He also criticized Obama’s gun control package that the president unveiled last week in wake of the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and six others were killed.
Obama’s plan doesn’t go far enough on the violent video game creators he called “electronic child molesters.”