Skip to comments.Cornel West: Obama A ‘Republican In Blackface,’ Black MSNBC Hosts Are ‘Selling Their Souls’
Posted on 11/13/2012 12:02:36 PM PST by lbryce
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During an interview last week with Democracy Now, author and activist Cornel West offered harsh criticism of President Barack Obama, calling him a Rockefeller Republican in blackface and not someone who is actually looking out for the best interests of the impoverished. The prominent social critic also lashed out at black MSNBC personalities, accusing them of selling their souls in support of a president who has been anything but progressive.
I think that its morally obscene and spiritually profane to spend $6 billion on an election, $2 billion on a presidential election, and not have any serious discussion, West lamented to host Amy Goodman. 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, he continued.
He explained that the election season saw a truncated version of political discourse with climate change being overlooked.
West then took a stab at the president: Its very sad. I mean, Im 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, he said.
Thats a pretty rough assessment of President Obama, Goodman replied.
Oh, thats what we have. Richard Nixon is to the left of him on health care. Richard Nixons to the left of him on guaranteed income, West followed up.
Later on in the interview, West was asked to comment on black MSNBC hosts like Michael Eric Dyson, Melissa Harris-Perry, and Rev. Al Sharpton who regularly praise President Obama. He offered up a similarly harsh critique:
I love Brother Mike Dyson but were 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.
He concluded by calling those MSNBCers apologists for the Obama administration despite having a rigorous background in progressive critical thought.
Watch below, via Democracy Now:
Cornel West is positively loopy.
Not only that, but he cannot add nor subtract - apparently.
The CPUSA supported and then celebrated Obama’s reelection. That tells you how far, far, far left this nutball is. Or maybe he is just plain crazy. Or both.
West = illiterate ivy league professor. Try reading one of his books.......just.....try : )
That dude ain’t no cornel, I bet he’s never even served his country.
Cornel West is a baboon’s ass in blackface.
“and the 1 percent are doing very well”
If they weren’t doing very well they would cease to be the 1 percent.
‘that dude ain’t no cornel’
‘baboon’s ass in blackface’
The crazy wino singing on the corner just happens to be singing a song we like.
The guy is batshit crazy.
Nobody’s commie enough for Cornholio.
What Cornel West is trying to do is guilt trip Obama into going even further left than he already is. He’s trying to push Obama to be what Barak really is, a commmie, pinko, socialist, fascist Dear Leader. Urging Obama to go further than he already has plans to do. He has already closed giant chunks of land in the West to oil production, has indicated a desire to nominate John Kerry and Susan Rice of the “it’s the video’s fault” to higher office, has kept Holder at Justice for the next 4 years, and that’s just the beginning. Old Cornel will be at Obama’s back to push him ever further to the left. The fun has just begun.
Cornel West would make Pol Pot, who killed 40% of the population of his own country, look like a pansy given half the chance.
Is this supposed to be satire?? Obama is a ROCKEFELLER REPUBLICAN?? I'm sorry but I think this guy should write for 'the Onion.'
If 0bama is a Rockefeller Republican, Corny West is a Reagan Democrat.
He erred. He meant to say Secular Humanist Marxist in blackface.