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Nov 11 - Cornel West: Obama Is A ‘Rockefeller Republican In ‘Blackface; Sharpton, Dyson R Up 4 Sale
 

 

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Dr Cornel WestIn an interview with Amy Goodman of “Democracy Now,” our dear brother, Dr. Cornel West, said that while he’s happy that Mitt Romney didn’t win the presidential election, our foreign policy is still imperialistic, politicians should be ashamed of spending billions on campaigns while people are living in poverty, and that President Barack Obama is nothing but a “Rockefeller Republican in blackface.”

I think that it’s morally obscene and spiritually profane to spend $6 billion on an election, $2 billion on a presidential election, and not have any serious discussion—poverty, trade unions being pushed against the wall dealing with stagnating and declining wages when profits are still up and the 1 percent are doing very well, no talk about drones dropping bombs on innocent people. So we end up with such a narrow, truncated political discourse, as the major problems—ecological catastrophe, climate change, global warming. So it’s very sad. I mean, I’m glad there was not a right-wing takeover, but we end up with a Republican, a Rockefeller Republican in blackface, with Barack Obama, so that our struggle with regard to poverty intensifies.
But that’s not all.

He had some choice words for Rev. Al Sharpton, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry, as well. While the aforementioned scholars have been extremely vocal in their support of the Obama Administration, Tavis Smiley, who was interviewed along with Dr. West, said their support comes at the expense of critical thinking and a legitimate push for a Black agenda:

“…Lincoln isn’t Lincoln if Frederick Douglass isn’t pushing him. FDR isn’t FDR if A. Philip Randolph and Eleanor Roosevelt aren’t pushing him. LBJ isn’t LBJ if MLK isn’t pushing him.

“We don’t believe in making excuses. We believe that if [Obama] is not pushed, he’s going to be a transactional president and not a transformational president. And we believe that the time is now for action and no longer accommodation. But that doesn’t happen unless you’re pushed.”
Dr. West said that Smiley was just being “very kind,” and gave his opinion to Goodman, straight no chaser:

I love Brother Mike Dyson… but we’re living in a society where everybody is up for sale. Everything is up for sale. And he and Brother Sharpton and Sister Melissa and others, they have sold their souls for a mess of Obama pottage. And we invite them back to the black prophetic tradition after Obama leaves. But at the moment, they want insider access, and they want to tell those kind of lies. They want to turn their back to poor and working people.
Responding to Dyson’s statement that President Obama was “progressive,” Both Smiley and West said that President Obama is not, because to be progressive means taking risks, something that the president has not done.

“In the president’s forward motion in the second term to establish a legacy—and I don’t think that being president ought to be about a legacy; it ought to be about advancing the best for the American people. But in this conversation about his legacy, I want to see what risk he’s going to take. Is he going to put himself on the line for poor people? Is he going have an honest conversation about drones? As Doc said earlier, you know, is he ever going to say the word prison—the phrase, “prison-industrial complex”? Reagan wouldn’t say “AIDS.” Bush wouldn’t say “climate change.” Will Obama say “prison-industrial complex”? I mean, I want to know where the risk is that equates to being the most progressive president ever. That’s the—I don’t get that.”


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139 comments for "Nov 11 - Cornel West: Obama Is A ‘Rockefeller Republican In ‘Blackface; Sharpton, Dyson R Up 4 Sale"

 5 years ago '05        #2
monrowe 3 heat pts
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fu*k it obama is in his second and final term.. this is where you set ur legacy..he dont have to worried about being rehired so this is where we see where he really stands ... cats be acting like he didnt have tons of policy out there and had to f!ght republicans who was hoping to be anti obama enough to get elected and a demorcatic group that was unsure of him in the first 2 years .

so now that he got a 4 full years to president ahead lets judge that . but all this sh*t is subjective .. you cant say prez aind take risk when risk is relative to who is looking at it .. fu*k it i dont know .. being leader of the free world is gonna always be tough but being black doing anything cats will alwasy discredit you ..tell cornel to run for the seat ..sharpton has jesse has at least they tried to get the job . and i like cornel.
 5 years ago '06        #3
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he right
 5 years ago '07        #4
Ham Rove 3511 heat pts3511
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but but Obama is a radical socialist
 5 years ago '08        #5
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He makes a few valid points, the question will be, how will he react to a major problem on his watch. Example (George Bush 911/ Katrina/ Housing bubble burst ( Bill Clinton - Monica Lowisky scandal/ NAFTA ) Usually the second term decides how a president is remembered.


 5 years ago '06        #6
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Cornell West is a known Obama hater. He is a hypocritical loud mouth that does nothing but talk about "Oh how the poor are being oppressed! Why, oh why are they oppressed?!?" yet he makes $$$ from seminars and teaching classes where he barely shows up cus he's too busy making $$$ from book tours. We all know the big reason he criticizes Obama is cus he got stiffed for tickets to the first inauguration. He is the least credible source of criticism on President Obama next to those schmucks on Fox News and Rush Limbaugh.


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 11-11-2012, 04:50 PM         #7
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this man knows what's up. Glad he speaking out.
 11-11-2012, 05:07 PM         #8
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n*gga fu*k cornell he aint in south central he aint ever come to watts
 5 years ago '04        #9
KidKingGoD 3 heat pts
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Dawg im a say some real sh*t.

This ni99a Cornel West Who I copped to books from and admired my entire life until i met him. Is a bi*ch a.ss ni99a. For REAL. This ni99a is a great writer but all he does is talk sh*t about black people all the while NEVER running for a position of power or doing anything substantial to help black people other then talk down on him. This ni99a is an as*hole son he had a book signing in miami said a speech and barely made eye contact with people who PAID 2 see him.

It was disgusting. All the time sh*tting on Obama when he wasn't even ONE day elected as president. I lost alot of respect for this ni99a. He a hoe a.ss ni99a period.
 5 years ago '05        #10
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C. West is borderline insane. Dude ain't wrapped too tight. Another bitter cat wanting attention.
 5 years ago '05        #11
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I'm not the biggest Obama supporter in the world, but the name calling is just childish, especially from a man of his intellect and stature. If republicans were saying some sh*t like that, he'd be the first one using a bunch of unnecessary big words as he does to call them racist. Dude is so annoying with all the brother and sister sh*t then name calls like a little kid.
 5 years ago '06        #12
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 nightmare said:
he right

 foshomoney said:
cornell always speaks the truth. his problem is the truth hurts. He need to tone down the truth and preach solutions because he has them. He just needs our help to implement them.


 KidKingGoD said:
Dawg im a say some real sh*t.

This ni99a Cornel West Who I copped to books from and admired my entire life until i met him. Is a bi*ch a.ss ni99a. For REAL. This ni99a is a great writer but all he does is talk sh*t about black people all the while NEVER running for a position of power or doing anything substantial to help black people other then talk down on him. This ni99a is an as*hole son he had a book signing in miami said a speech and barely made eye contact with people who PAID 2 see him.

It was disgusting. All the time sh*tting on Obama when he wasn't even ONE day elected as president. I lost alot of respect for this ni99a. He a hoe a.ss ni99a period.


Mr.West is saying some truthful stuff but he talks too much and does little action...
 11-11-2012, 07:27 PM         #13
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To much truth right here, respect Mr. West.
 5 years ago '11        #14
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 down2earth said:
Cornell West is a known Obama hater. He is a hypocritical loud mouth that does nothing but talk about "Oh how the poor are being oppressed! Why, oh why are they oppressed?!?" yet he makes $$$ from seminars and teaching classes where he barely shows up cus he's too busy making $$$ from book tours. We all know the big reason he criticizes Obama is cus he got stiffed for tickets to the first inauguration. He is the least credible source of criticism on President Obama next to those schmucks on Fox News and Rush Limbaugh.
 KidKingGoD said:
Dawg im a say some real sh*t.

This ni99a Cornel West Who I copped to books from and admired my entire life until i met him. Is a bi*ch a.ss ni99a. For REAL. This ni99a is a great writer but all he does is talk sh*t about black people all the while NEVER running for a position of power or doing anything substantial to help black people other then talk down on him. This ni99a is an as*hole son he had a book signing in miami said a speech and barely made eye contact with people who PAID 2 see him.

It was disgusting. All the time sh*tting on Obama when he wasn't even ONE day elected as president. I lost alot of respect for this ni99a. He a hoe a.ss ni99a period.
I can't fu*k with Cornel West period neither or Tavis Smiley dude has been sh*ttin' on Obama (along w/Jesse ever since Obama stepped foot into office) and these guys don't get is that it's not about just about helping black folks overcome the struggle it's helping folks that struggling period and that's at least what Obama is trying to do.
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 KidKingGoD said:
Dawg im a say some real sh*t.

This ni99a Cornel West Who I copped to books from and admired my entire life until i met him. Is a bi*ch a.ss ni99a. For REAL. This ni99a is a great writer but all he does is talk sh*t about black people all the while NEVER running for a position of power or doing anything substantial to help black people other then talk down on him. This ni99a is an as*hole son he had a book signing in miami said a speech and barely made eye contact with people who PAID 2 see him.

It was disgusting. All the time sh*tting on Obama when he wasn't even ONE day elected as president. I lost alot of respect for this ni99a. He a hoe a.ss ni99a period.
cornel west has his faults, but not everyone needs to run for office to affect and help black people. he is an intellectual. hes not our best intellectual for the black cause by a long shot, but saying he doesnt do anything substantial esp b/c he hasnt run for office is wrong. we need intellectuals out there to give us well thought out critiques and show us whats really going on from our point of view. nothing he said was wrong, despite what you think about him. obama has put black issues on the back burner his entire term and even in re-election and has masked as a people's candidate while basically furthering american/western imperialism around the world. hes funneled money and power right into hands of big banks, maintained an aggressive military strategy, ignored our poverty, disenfranchisement by the legal system, and a whole lotta other sh*t. dude gets a free pass from black ppl who just like to see a black face in the white house, without making any demands on him like other interest groups, and instead just make excuses for him. i agree with his sentiment wholeheartedly
 5 years ago '05        #17
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Give Obama a shot even though he didn't do anything in his first term when you talk about true SoCial issues.
 5 years ago '06        #18
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 NoTitleSince73 said:
but but Obama is a radical socialist
hes a moderate conservative at best
 5 years ago '07        #19
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 nightmare said:
hes a moderate conservative at best
been saying this, which is why its so funny when people label him as some far left extremist. sh*t I wish he was, then maybe we would have legalized pot, a single payer healthcare system, drones wouldn't be our number 1 export and Wall St. would have gotten some real reform.
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 whouthinkitis said:
I can't fu*k with Cornel West period neither or Tavis Smiley dude has been sh*ttin' on Obama (along w/Jesse ever since Obama stepped foot into office) and these guys don't get is that it's not about just about helping black folks overcome the struggle it's helping folks that struggling period and that's at least what Obama is trying to do.
dude we are struggling, moreso than any other group lol. why is it okay for our issues to be ignored when other groups like hispanics, jews, gays, the banks, etc, get what they want from obama? you cant just "help everybody" you have to understand the specific reasons ppl struggle and address those issues head on. hes dealt with NOTHING specific to our community and thats just plain wrong, esp when we go out in record numbers to vote for his a.ss. i dont see how anyone is still saying this help everyone crap these days. how is not helping us "helping the country" when were citizens too?
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