Thursday, November 15, 2012

Obama "Rockefeller Republican In Blackface"- Says Cornel West

Here's one for a good laugh. Cornel West hates Barack Obama, but not because West is a Republican, no, it's because Obama isn't progressive enough for him. During a Democracy Now interview with Amy Goodman he said of Obama:

 “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.” 
Obama a Rockefeller Republican in blackface? Ha. If he was, 50% of the American population wouldn't be so darned depressed right now. Ironically, it's the Democratic Party that perpetuates the cycle of poverty by making it more appealing to remain on food stamps and welfare than to go out and get a job, which of course, today, is harder.

He also said:

“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.”

I actually agree with his assessment of election spending.  $6 billion is obscene, and we are in dire need of campaign reform.

He actually believes Richard Nixon was more left of Obama on on healthcare and "guaranteed income." And he was also highly critical of black MSNBC personalities for selling out:

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.
Obama pottage. Love that.

Source: Mediaite

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