Skip to comments.Cornel West Calls Obama a “Rockefeller Republican in Blackface”
Posted on 11/13/2012 7:52:58 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
Despite some commentators giddy excitement about President Barack Obamas reelection, Tavis Smiley and Cornel West took a different stand, calling out the president for some of the shortcomings of his administration and his reelection campaign on the issue of poverty. Of course, Smiley and West have their own critics, in part due to Wests occasional propensity to use highly charged language, such as his 2010 contention that Obamas policies led to racist effects.
Speaking on Amy Goodmans Democracy Now! show, Smiley and West tore into the president. Calling Obama a Rockefeller Republican in blackface, West charged 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 discussionpoverty, trade unions being pushed against the wall dealing with stagnating and declining wages when profits are still up and the one 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 problemsecological catastrophe, climate change, global warming.
West didnt let up: Richard Nixon is to the left of him on healthcare. Richard Nixon is to the left of him on guaranteed income. And the same policies in terms of imperial foreign policy is at work. Calling the presidents use of unmanned drones to attack al Qaeda and Taliban leaders in other countries war crimes, West went on to describe Obamas signing of the National Defense Authorization Act as crypto-fascist.
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At least CW didn’t call him a “Tom”!
It’s no comfort that West and his fellow nazis are anti-obama, like many of us, since his rage is because obama isn’t enough of a Hitler, like he is.
When the next Civil War erupts, it looks like a potential four or five party affair. Maybe we should start watching the WWE cage matches to the death for some tactical savvy.
Obama has much more to fear from his friends than from the GOP at this point.
if your last name is West, then you are black. there, i said it.
Well he’s technically correct. Rockefeller was a liberal. And there’s no difference between and liberal republican and a liberal democrat.
My gut tells me that Cornel West’s depiction of Obama is contrived in an effort to make him look centrist. By saying this, West keeps his far-left disciples happy while giving cover to Obama so he can appear as a centrist in the eyes of the main-stream media.
In the viewpoint of a black militant, calling the President "Rockefeller" is a particularly cutting epithet.
To a conservative, Rockefeller is a liberal RINO - to West, Rockefeller is as far to the right as Reagan.
this is probably part of a coordinated effort to allow Obama to triangulate from the Left rather than center. Move the bar on the Left further left, moving the “center” to the left as well.
“The Gospel Truth”.........
Holy cr*p - have I stumbled into DU?
Josef Stalin in blackface.
What makes you ask that question?
posts like this one from DPMD, for one.
"Its no comfort that West and his fellow nazis are anti-obama, like many of us, since his rage is because obama isnt enough of a Hitler, like he is."
Cornel West, I kept getting that name confused Cornell Wile or did you mean Kernal West and then there is a Colonel West USA ret usually refered to as Allen West.
There is, however, the likelihood that Cornel West is the kind of person who would express outrage over Nazism while coming up with rationalizations for Stalinism and Maoism.
Who put the bee up his bonnet???
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