Cornel West has never been one to mince his words. The professor’s latest verbal attack focuses on President Obama’s policies. During an appearance on “Democracy Now with Amy Goodman,” West criticized Obama’s election campaign, specifically the billions spent to put him back in office. Cornel also claimed Obama avoided discussing key issues like poverty and the use of drones on innocent people.

Here’s an excerpt:

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.

While some of his arguments are valid, West’s comment that Obama is a “Republican in blackface” didn’t sit well with most viewers.

What do you think about Cornel West’s comments and perspective, Clutchettes?

  • http://cupofjo-jo.blogspot.com bk chick

    You know, I had this convo with a friend of mind who is ALWAYS equating a black person in power with some kind of racial stereotype. Although there may be some actual uncle tom’s running around, couldn’t it be true that any one person is capable of having opinions that may not benefit the masses? Regardless of skin color? when you make arguments like “Barack is a Republican in blackface” you’re giving too much power to white people. So does that mean if white people were to suddenly leave the country and leave only minorities, then we won’t have anyone advocating for Republican policies? Get real, all human beings are interested in survival first and foremost, and if a person in a higher socio-economic class sees fit that advocating policies that skew resources/money into the hands of their own economic group is a prime means of survival, then they will continue ignoring the poor. Barack Obama is a smart man. He knew what he was getting into when he ran for office. Some white guy didn’t force his hand.

    By Cornell West describing Barack as “black face” he is no better than the white people who use such terminology to discredit and de-ligitimitize (is this a word?) black people. Cornell could’ve said all that he said without putting it into a racialized context .

  • LS

    Read about this yesterday.

    The “Republican in blackface” and his previous comments attacking the President’s identity/blackness are so disgusting and offensive. It makes it hard for me to take him seriously. His issues with President Obama seem to be more personal and by his logic he’s not a real black person either since he’s married to a white woman.
    I also don’t like how he attacked Melissa Harris-Perry, Michael Eric Dyson and Al Sharpton either. Him (and Tavis) seem to come after any black person who makes it without their help or using their tactics.

    And who tf made them leaders of the black community?! Y’all don’t represent me.

  • Yvette

    While I understand that he disagrees with how the country is being run, the insults and inflammatory language are so unnecessary.

  • Downsouth Transplant

    well i have said it before, there is little actual difference between Rep & Dems just a different tune to the same song. Brother west is not known for flowery language but rather calling it for what it is.

  • Kay

    Though I have supported our President throughout his candidacy, I have issues with his policies as well. While I won’t go so far to say he is in “blackface.” I will say that he should stop the constant pandering to the right and focus on key issues, namely the economy. I am interested in seeing him create some kind of plan to bring us back to a manufacturing base or at least begin to produce goods here on American soil. I would like to see caps and regulatory policies on corporate lobbying, see some follow through on alternative energy sources, regulation of industry and trade, etc. I would also like to see some regulation on our food industry. I’m frankly tired of government subsidizing things like corn to produce corn syrup while artificially jacking up the price of sugar. Then we sit here and wonder why diabetes and obesity is so high.

    Basically, he needs to buckle down and get to work. Trying to please people that don’t want to see you in office is useless. We gave him another four years, so I expect to see him do as much as he can in the time he is allowed without bowing unnecessarily to Republican pressure.

  • Keepitreal

    Really, really, does this man need attention this much??? Just how far left must this man be to utter such words? Forcing Americans into a DMV health care system isn’t left wing reich enough for Mr. West. GTFO

  • http://valsotherblog.wordpress.com Val

    He should have left out the ‘Blackface’ part. But, would we even be reading this had he not used that derogatory term? Political pundits use hyperbole and derogatory terms to get attention. And apparently it works.

  • Chillyroad

    His comments imply only a white person can be Republican or he is really a Republican pretending to be a Democrat.

  • PB

    Again I ask, what real work is Cornel West doing in the hardest hit areas of the black community, while he’s waiting for Obama to put on his cape and fly out to the hood? Why doesn’t Cornel start an organization to take affirmative action against gang violence in Chicago? Why doesn’t he head up a mentoring organization for black boys to encourage apathetic black men to give back? Why is he and his friends church mouse quiet when a black girl is viciously beaten on tape? Why? Because it is oh so fun and so much less work to simply criticize the president instead of just taking action yourself. That goes for every Obama complainer like him. West is a blowhard in blackface — try taking action on some real issues instead of just lecturing to people using $4 words and then maybe I’ll take his comments about the President seriously.

  • LS

    Also, where is the criticism for local community organizers, mayors, governors, senators, representatives, etc.? The President doesn’t control everything. This is one of my main problems with a lot of Progressives. They don’t hold other elected officials accountable and a lot of them have unrealistic expectations. They’re part of the reason Democrats lost the House in 2010.

  • Heide

    Amen. Cause they sure as hell don’t represent me.

  • http://www.urbanromanceonline.com UrbanRomanceEIC

    “Brother west is not known for flowery language…”

    Are you talking about the same “Brotha West” in this article? Lol.

  • emjay

    Maybe if cornell wasn’t just a hater in general, I would be able to take him more seriously. I’m pretty sure he doesn’t like anybody except for maybe Tavis smiley and that’s because they’re both just salty.

  • Humanista

    As much as it sucks… he kind of has to “pander”. He can’t *do* much of anything w/o the cooperation of Congress (checks and balances; he’s not a dictator or king) which he absolutely has not been getting these last 4 years. I am hoping that our legislators will begin to care more about moving the US, forward and lesa about hating him, but we’ll see. In the meantime, we must also hold THEM accountable.

    As for West, he doesn’t have to agree w/ Obama’s policies, but “blackface”? Totally inappropriate and mean-spirited. He needs to get a grip.

  • Relle B.

    I really do wish people would listen to what the President is actually saying rather than what they want to hear. The President is trying to help out the American people in general and is focused on the economy (without any help from the members of Congress). The man is not God. He cannot fix the U.S. by himself. With that said, it would be nice if Cornel West would be part of the solution rather than always complaining about the problem.

  • GlowBelle

    Jealousy <— that's all I get from Cornel West and his slandering of the President.

    I understand that he doesn't agree with the President and his policies, that is fine and dandy and he has a right to dissent, but this is just offensive trash talk that really gets us nowhere.

  • Downsouth Transplant

    Yes, he has eloquence, play of words & rhyme all the times but they are salty & stinging not flowery most of the time! LOL.

  • Pick your Battles

    West, Smiley, Jackson, Sharpton, Dyson, Perry ect…. have all the answers excerpt how to make some money or get a GOOD job. They can’t help you feed your family. You and your family will starve and be da.m near homeless following these do nothing big talkers. Let me explain something to you. If you’re working for a private company making over 50k, 9 times out of 10 you’re working for one of those evil republicans they’re telling you to hate. Money talks and B.S. walks in my book. Save yourself…. Do for self!

    These big talking HNIC like West, Smiley, Jackson, Sharpton, Dyson and Perry have been talking this B.S. and the black community has following their ideology for the last 40 to 60 years and it’s in some respects in worst shape today than it was in the 1960′s! The black community, today, has a 50% h.s.dropout rate, 72% illegitimacy, 50% abortion rate, very few businesses, high crime and unemployment and black women have gone from the women with the highest marriage rate to the lowest! Yet they’re telling blacks that 10 million illegals talking your jobs and gay marriage is good for you. Yeah, ok….my mama didn’t make no fool! You say they aren’t responsible? We’ll as leaders what in the heck are they accountable and responsible for? A leader with no accountability nor responsibility is worthless! Everything liberal ain’t good and everything conservative ain’t bad.

  • paul

    sigh

    I just wish that once – just once – someone from the obama fan club would respond to an obama critic with the odd hard fact that proves the critic wrong rather than a hard head that proves themselves dumb.

    I mean, we’ve been “saved” from the dreaded “eviler of two evils” – right? the man got his second (and FINAL) term, so there’s nothing to gain by keeping the protective cocoon around this dude.

    Besides, I thought the plan was that folks are gonna “make him to do it” – on addressing black concerns. Have we thrown that out already?

    Well, listen up and listen good – you’d better hope the likes of Smiley and West can put some heat under barry’s ass, because he (obama) doesn’t need YOU to get elected again, which means he’s got nothing to lose and therefore nothing to stop him becoming the -

    eviler of two evils.

    smh

  • http://gravatar.com/jamesfrmphilly jamesfrmphilly

    obama is actually a moderate republican. west is correct IMO.

    the time has come for black people to form up our own party and withhold our vote unless we get some things in return.

  • http://gravatar.com/dubosefamily ED

    You know what Cornell West.. Take your crabs in a bucket mentality and sit down and shut the F** up

  • paul

    hmm . . . .?

    can you explain your change of heart james, curious minds want to know.

  • http://Clutch Shirley Quinn

    Cornell West; you are America’s Shame; I hear CarterG.Woodson Crying….I just want to describe you as a poor pitiful Jester of Sorts who belongs in the Black Circus swinging on a tree; a Real Disgrace!!! – A Black Jackass,with ***Trump Face…The White Face of Donald…Spend time you and Tavis with POOR Children building A SCHOOL, instead of making demeaning remarks about a Man named Barack Obama – The President — The Best… You are in fact the Worst,,, Ivy League or not, your Link to Black History is Null & Void for Life;;;you is Cracked and Sacked for untold generations

  • Joy

    Pick: So do you really think that all, or most black people base their lives on what they hear from Tavis, West, Shaprton, Perry, etc? I don’t think so. Most people probably view them just like every other talking pundit they hear on the news/TV. The people you named aren’t responisble for the black community’s low marriage rate, abortions, illiteracy, dropout rate, few businesses, etc. anymore than President Obama is. WHEN DOES PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY OF INDIVIDUALS, and PARENTAL GUIDANCE come into play?? And for the record business owners are both Democratic, and Republicans . And apparently you didn’t get the memo. No one said everything conservative is bad. In fact I would venture to say that a lot of black people are moderate (in the middle Democrats)

  • Joy

    Paul: So exatly what do you want President Obama to do specifically for black people? Sign a mandate that every black person is given a 100 thousand dollar a year job; is given a 5 bedroom home, and an Escalade to boot. My comments are about as ridiculous as yours. Get real!! Seriously why do you think that President Obama owes black people anymore than he owes any other citizen? Did Clinton, or Carter owe us anything when they became President? Talk about dependency…..Paul that sounds like what ur suggesting.

  • Joy

    I hope West can take what he dishes out. Neither West, or anyone else has to agree totally with President Obama’s ideologies. No offense but West looks like a wide tooth clown that needs a haircut (and that has nothing to do with his politics)

  • Dave

    Black people have given Barack Obama such a god-like treatment for the last four years that it is nauseating and embarrassing. Particularly since he has extended and expanded a vast a majority of Bush-era policies including the murder of more innocent civilians with drones in one term than Bush did in his eight years in office, continued implementation of the state’s secrets privilege (which give the gov’t the right to shut down any lawsuit against it by invoking national security), appointing a laundry list of industry insiders to his cabinet, extending off-shore drilling while paying lip service to “alternative energy” (which his administration inexplicably thinks nuclear energy has a place in) and…I’m sure you’ve stopped paying attention by now. 93% of you voted for a man who has said nothing of poverty (which affects most of us), gun control (which affects all of us), and drug reform. In fact, gun rights were expanded under his first term despite what the NRA will tell you. It is telling that a black politician can go to a million dollar fun raiser in Harlem while black kids get gunned down in Chicago (his home town) and the community he came from says nothing, yells loud gibberish at his critics, and unanimously re-elects him. Dr. West did nothing more than call the kettle (and the Republican in false “progressive” clothing) what it is…black. Dr. West did his research, you should probably do the same.

  • edub

    Very well stated. But you know negros. They’ll follow Obama off a cliff, Pied Piper Style.

  • Joy

    LS: At one time lots of black people listened to what Cornell, and Tavis had to say because they were an intellectual voice that was few, and far between for us. So they were appreciated. Now the tides have turned…..not because they aren’t in full agreement with President Obama…..but because of their tactics in going on numerous talk shows with their rhetoric., and because they talk BS with no solutions at hand.

  • Child, Please

    “His issues with President Obama seem to be more personal…”

    I read an article a while ago that alluded to West being upset because Obama didn’t give him a position in his cabinet. It seemed plausible since the comments made after Obama was in office by West indicated he felt forgotten after Obama made it into office after he campaigned for him.

  • Joy

    Kay: Thanks for your comments. You’ve given more insight into what should be done than West, or Smiley ever have. Both men always talk generically with no specifics as to what should be done. That’s why I’ve lost respect for both of them. West, and Smiley……Enough with talking smack; how about some suggestions for solutions.

  • victoria

    Let’s be honest, America is turning into the haves and the have nots. If we continue to wait for the govt to turn around poverty, gang violence, etc. then we better get comfortable because no one is coming to our rescue.
    Yes, Dr. West did his research, but now what? The politicians arent telling people in our community to participate in gangs, commit crimes, abandon their children, etc. YES, the govt is should do more; yes, our issues are a systemic problem; and yes, our govt should do more, but they are not going to fix it. So if we want better schools, safer communities, better infrastructure, it’s up to us.

  • Joy

    PB: I think I heard several years ago that Tavis has some type of mentoring program (for young people that are already on the upwardly mobile track); but nothing for hardcore inner city kids. If that’s not true will someone chime in. Other than that neither West, the NAACP, CBC, Local Ministers/Churches are doing anything of significance. The churches especially. On any given Sunday churches/ministers in this country have an audience of millions of people to organize and get out and help those that need help. I’m not only talking about help for the hungry, and homeless; but offer guidance for our young black men that are killing each other each and every day. In the form of job training, respecting each other, and the importance of marriage by encouraging them to get married.

  • edub

    Then why do we vote if we should not expect anything in return? Here’s a few things that Obama should do SPECIFICALLY for black people. How about level the playing field for government contract jobs? How about offer BLACK OWNED businesses incentives to do business in predominately black communities? How about more funding allocations for BLACK public health research?

    For the love of sweet baby Jesus lying in manger wrapped in swaddling clothing, a demand from Obama does not equal a handout! Obama did not cease being president of ALL America whilst pandering to the Illegals or Gays or Women? So, what’s so different about pandering to us?

    So, my take is, Joy, that you were against Civil Rights? Were Civil Rights a handout? Emancipation Proclamation?

    I can’t believe how many African Americans have been sacrificed for Obama.

  • http://sixfoota.tumblr.com DeezaPeeza

    But… he’s married to a white woman. The irony.

  • edub

    I’ve met his wife. She’s Ethiopian.

  • http://gravatar.com/jamesfrmphilly jamesfrmphilly

    what change of heart?

  • http://gravatar.com/jamesfrmphilly jamesfrmphilly

    “it’s up to us”

    why don’t you say that about any other group?
    why don’t you say that about the corporate welfare?

    time to with hold our vote.

  • paul

    weren’t you one of the “lesser of two evils” brigade who couldn’t think of any alternative to obama?

    Or is it that now he’s been re-elected, you’ve “suddenly” cottoned on to the alternatives that people could have opted for instead of voting obama?

    smh!

  • Downsouth Transplant

    No he ain’t !!

  • victoria

    Joy, I think your comment and PICK YOUR BATTLES’s comment share the same sentiment. You just said it more eloquently. That may be why you’ve been thumbed up and PYB has been thumbed down. IDK

  • __A

    Many problems in the black community are….community problems. People act as if they need a MLK IX to tell them what types of new things to try. And West and so many other black talkers spend more time worrying about politicians and white people than actually trying to think of solutions. He and Smiley rode around the country doing a poverty tour. He talked to people living in tents in the woods. Did that help anyone? No. It was supposed to draw awareness. It’s all talk to get people to tune in.

    Bill Cosby told people about many of the things that they could do on a community or household level. Did they listen? No. They were angry with him. There are things that the BC should look to the government for, but raising your children is your job and many of the things you mentioned (gangs, crime, education, and abandonment) are all tied into bad parenting, low personal standards, and unsafe neighborhoods. Those are community and household issues.

  • Rosey

    If a white politician said that…we would be upset. Besides… Cornel West seems like an attention whore.

  • Researcher

    Since his first days in office, President Obama has fought to restore the economic security that has been eroding for America’s families for a decade.
    • Through the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), the Obama administration helped African-American clients secure more than $929 million in contracts and financing in 2009 and $2.4 billion in 2010, that’s helped businesses create and save jobs for African Americans.
    • When President Obama signed the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 it put more capital into the hands of minority-owned businesses, supporting more than $12 billion in small business lending.
    • A 21 Percent share of Jobs Act loans went to minority-owned businesses, according to data from the Small Business Administration.
    • President Obama established the interagency task force on federal contracting opportunities for small businesses to help ensure that that minority-owned businesses have a fair shot at securing work.
    • President Obama’s White House Business Council launched a series of Urban Entrepreneurship Forums aimed at connecting local entrepreneurs to public and private resources to help them expand, grow and create jobs.
    President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to get the economy moving again, create jobs, and make historic investments in our country’s transportation infrastructure to benefit African Americans and all Americans.
    • The Recovery Act that President Obama signed into law kept 1.4 million African Americans out of poverty through tax credits, improvements in unemployment insurance, an increase in food stamps, and relief for retirees, veterans, and people with disabilities. More than one billion dollars for job training and summer jobs programs for urban youth were provided through the Obama administration’s Recovery Act.
    • The President’s Recovery Act allotted $1.25 billion in funding to help re-train the unemployed so they could find work.
    The Recovery Act provided $750 million in funding for specialized worker training in growing industries like clean energy.
    • $250 Million in Recovery Act funds were utilized to build and improve career training centers.
    • The Recovery Act also provides earned income and child tax credits that will help an estimated 2.2 million African-American families and 4.7 million African-American children by allowing working Americans to keep more of what they earn.
    The Recovery Act included $5 billion for early learning programs, such as Head Start, Early Head Start, child care, and programs for children with special needs.
    • The Obama administration launched Race to the Top, an initiative that allows schools to compete for $4.35 billion in federal school improvement money after they lift barriers to charter schools.
    • Charter schools are an important investment, and currently educate 31 percent African-American students. President Obama has focused on higher education opportunities benefiting the African American community.
    • President Obama’s policies will benefit the significant number of African-American students who apply for Pell grants, by providing 820,000 more grants by 2020.
    • 46 Percent of African Americans in undergraduate programs received Pell grants—higher than any other group.
    • The President also secured a $2.55 billion investment in HBCUs and minority-serving institutions across ten
    years to ensure more African Americans have access to higher education.
    • Loan Forgiveness and Income-Based Repayment Programs will help all students make school more affordable.
    Expanded access to preventive care will reduce health disparities for 41 Million African Americans, by helping to prevent and treat many diseases and conditions that affect African Americans at a higher death rate, such as: heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma, influenza, diabetes and HIV/AIDS.
    • Under the Act, nearly a quarter of African Americans will no longer be denied access to health insurance because of pre-existing conditions.
    • The Affordable Care Act raises Medicaid eligibility, giving four million more African Americans access to health insurance coverage.
    • President Obama’s agenda provides $11 billion for infrastructure enhancements to community health centers, which will allow them to provide access and treatment to 40 million patients by 2019.

    These are just a few of the accomplishments President Obama has done and no one ever talks about. Hope this helps and answers some questions. Be blessed.

  • edub

    This is awesome, Researcher. Thanks for posting!

  • PB

    Joy, I would just like to know what the black folks who are constantly complaining about obama have done for their own community in the past week, the past month, the past YEAR. When will you finally rake responsibility for all the ways you have fallen short? No one told you to drop out of high school or party your way through college. No one told you to have multiple oow kids (both men and women) who you now can’t support. No one told you to let them listen to kanye west lil wayne and 2chainz day in and out, now they’re disrespectful and ignorant. No one told you to buy an escalade working a 30,000 a year job. Whatever stupid mistakes you made in life (me included) are YOUR fault not obama. Fix your own life instead of sitting around on your behind waiting for obama or anyone to save you. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR KIDS

  • paul

    @”reasearher”

    LMAO

    OMG

    these people have no shame.

    You didn’t even bother to change the wording a little.

    Every word ripped straight and in its entirety from

    http://www.barackobama.com/…/african-americans/Obama-Accompl

    lmao

    wow just wow at the patheticness of it all.

    tip

    all you have to do is copy a chunk of text into google to see where it comes from.

    LMAO

    smh

  • http://thebrokejetsetter.com Brokejetsetter

    Bye Cornell.

  • http://thebrokejetsetter.com Brokejetsetter

    1. He is here for the people not just black people.

    2. You can’t force a black person to want to invest in black communities. No matter what Barack does, you can’t make them do such things. So how is that his fault?

    3. Barack Obama is not the ONLY person in the world that should be held accountable for the shortcomings of the black community.

    4. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. STOP COMPLAINING.” – My girl Maya said that thang best.

    Too many people want Barack to part the Red Sea, find Gold, Oil, and Diamonds, and give it to black people. Only black people. Do you really think he would have been re-elected if he only attempted serving the interests of the black community? But wait, he has done a lot to actually better our community. And there has been a whole group of people and half the nation whose only goal is to stop any and everything he believes will better our country. If you have problems, get up and do something about it. Institutionalized racism won’t disappear in a day, and you surely can’t help yourself or your community by sitting behind a computer complaining.

    Lastly, I believe Barack Obama also said that he couldn’t do this alone and that he needed OUR HELP. So DO YOUR PART.

  • http://gravatar.com/deniserena so what?

    Nigga, sit your ass down.

  • Joy

    Dave you need to read “Researchers” remarks at the 8:29 p.m. mark. And your comment of “god like treatment” is utterly ridiculous!! Was god like treatment given to Clinton, and Carter when they were in office? As for the hoodlums killing each other in Chicago, and other cities….that’s a local issue and should be handled, and addressed by the local clergy, police/authorities, and politicians. Anyone with an ounce of intelligence knows that NO President can police every city in this country. And I’m not saying this is your MO because I don’t know u from Adam; but quite frankly I think a lot of men of all ethnicities are covet, and are jealous of President Obama’s position of authority, and power, Afterall a lot of men would love to have his postion of (so-called) power

  • Joy

    edub: It sounds as though ur an Obama hater (and so-beth if that’s the case because there will always be haters in the world). Less you misinterpret this …..NO everyone doesn’t have to agree with all of President Obama’s policies, and ideology. But he should be given an amount of respect just like every other President. Jealousy, and envy of President Obama’s presidency, and position of authority will get us no where. “Negros”??? How old ru 90??

  • Tiffany

    Mr. West…please get somewhere & sit down!

  • New africa over massa

    Yall dumb tom kats…he’s telling the truth …Obama not even of slave blood…..Smh yall missing the point ….BILLIONS FOR WAR BUT WANT FEED THE POOR. he’s done for gay rights , latinos , but only promises us food stamps……….Smh….hope yall koonshappy

  • Blackmon

    Clutch mag are you seriously going to only post a small excerpt? Ok, the comment was too harsh, but I’m sure he said more. Remember this is a site for Black people and we shouldn’t marginalize Black activist the way mainstream media might. (Well I guess Mainstream media might not even cover a story like this.

    No link?
    Maybe a link to a site that does have more?

  • cupcakes and shiraz

    I gotta agree with you. Cornel West has a SERIOUS psycho stalker-like grudge against the POTUS, which taints everything he says.

  • paul

    @”researcher”

    Now let’s continue with this little “discussion”.

    I challenged an obama worshiper to provide facts that prove obama’s critics wrong. You rose to the challenge. Unfortunately all you’ve provided are a list of claims made by the obama administration that don’t prove anything other than your ability to copy and paste large chunks of text from one website to another.

    After a quick google search I found out that obama is closing the MBDA, which incidentally, was set up by the republicans under nixon. Furthermore, most of the financing that you claim helped create minority businesses in 2009/10 would have been negotiated and awarded under the bush administration.

    But in comes obama and true to form, immediately proceeds to cut to the service to the bone to avoid the appearance of doing anything to help blackS.

    Race to the top – is a bribe in the form of federal money to induce school districts to close public schools and replace them with charter sChools, in other words backdoor privatization of the public school system. However, it seems that Chicago school teachers don’t share your enthusiasm for race to the top, they recently fought a bitter battle against it. I think they’re a better judge of what obama is doing for education than you or obama so I’ll take my advice from them.

    obamacare is basically the same health care system that romney introduced in massachusetts – romney would have done the same thing as obama – extended it nationwide.

    So what?

    But let’s get to some of the other core criticisms of obama, namely – what has he done to end the so called war on drugs and what impact have his policies had on reducing the incarceration of blacks? What has he done to stop prison privatization and the abuse and misuse of prison inmates as slave labour?

    What has done to reduce the employment gap between blacks and whites, currently standing at 2:1?

    What has he done to halt foreclosures against black homeowners that have decimated the little wealth that was beginning to accumulate in black america?

    What has he done to protect civil liberties? Some argue that his National Defense Authorization Act is an authoritarian policy which undermines civil liberties by curtailing the right to protest. It allows a president to declare any american who opposes wars to be declared a terrorist and detained indefinately without trial.

    What is he intending to bargain away in the pending “grand bargain” with the republicans to be unveiled in January 2013? It seems that Social Security Medicaid, Medicare and the gamut of other entitlements are about to be sacrificed in return for small increases in taxes on the rich, ostensibly to cut budget the deficit. A bargain which if you can’t figure it out, serves corporate interests more than those of the poor and working poor.

    And finally, when is this guy gonna stop invading sovereign countries and stop droning innocent women and children In Africa and the MId East to hell – in the phoney causes of fighting terrorism and humanitarian intervention?

    Can ya answer any of that -

    in your own words?

    Now that we all know how to find information let’s now see if we can comprehend it and then deploy it (true false or who cares) to make well made points of our OWN..

    pftt!

  • Penny

    It’s really sad that Cornell and Tavis are lashing out at the president for personal reasons disguised as “for the good of mankind” reasons. Years ago when they first heard that we might be getting a black president, they got all excited and automatically assumed that they would be all up in the white house hobnobbing with all of the elite. They both came on too strong, turned the president off and now they want to whine because they could not get their way. If Barack all of a sudden invited both of them to stay at the white house and shoot ball for the weekend, we’d never hear another negative statement about the president from them. They are like that rejected woman who won’t stop calling and who keeps keying the man’s car because he won’t answer her calls and she saw him with another woman.

    Cornell and Tavis, the president is just not that into you. Get over it. Move on. If you really care about helping poor people, you’d put all of your energy there and none of your energy into verbally attacking the president at every turn.

  • http://gravatar.com/jamesfrmphilly jamesfrmphilly

    post like this is why i believe that black people should really be in the republican party. there are so many conservative black people who are always screaming at other black people. we beed to invade the republican party and take it over. if black people had an alternative the democrats would have to do something to compete for our vote.

  • http://gravatar.com/jamesfrmphilly jamesfrmphilly

    obama IS a republican pretending to be a democrat. that is where the tension comes from. he says is is one thing and then acts like another. obama is conservative.

  • http://gravatar.com/jamesfrmphilly jamesfrmphilly

    i voted for obama because i did not like romney. what did you do?

    there has been no sudden change in my thinking. i knew what obama was when i voted for him.

    now that obama is in it is the time for black people to hold his feet to the fire.

  • http://gravatar.com/jamesfrmphilly jamesfrmphilly

    black unemployment is over twice that of whites. obama has done nothing to address this issue. gays, latinos, jews but nothing for blacks. we have been his most loyal supporters but we get nothing.

    we have a bunch of fools on here screaming ‘do it yourself’. do they think racism is no longer existent? negroes done drank the kool aide big time. why is it that black people are the only group that is banned from getting any payback for it’s vote?

    self hating blacks are what keeps black people down.

  • paul

    I’m black “brit” not an american but if I was american I wouldn’t have voted for any kind of evil.

  • D.T.

    I applaud black people that publicly criticize President Obama. He is a puppet along with all the other past presidents. He has no economic power so how can he help blacks (or anyone else) economically? JFK is the only president I give props to but we all know what happened to him.

  • Lady P

    Even If Cornel doesn’t agree with President Obama’s policy and seek to hold him accountable (which is great); I always believed it should have taken place within a different manner. With ongoing verbal attacks or misplaced passionate statements, it has made it impossible to agree to disagree. It’s obvious, this division will continue for the next four years.

  • apple

    he married to a white woman??? why the people who always complain about black struggles or black people not being black enough end up marrying white women?? his argument is invalid

  • jessie

    I completely agree with you. Too many people love him because of his smile, but his stance on the issues that Dr. West spoke of are lacking. He is a puppet in the grand scheme of things and people thinking that he is here to save the day are clearly mistaken.

  • apple

    so does this mean he voted for mittens?

  • Chika

    Did you read the following comment from @Researcher?

    “Researcher
    November 13, 2012 at 8:29 pm
    Since his first days in office, President Obama has fought to restore the economic security that has been eroding for America’s families for a decade.
    • Through the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), the Obama administration helped African-American clients secure more than $929 million in contracts and financing in 2009 and $2.4 billion in 2010, that’s helped businesses create and save jobs for African Americans.
    • When President Obama signed the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 it put more capital into the hands of minority-owned businesses, supporting more than $12 billion in small business lending.
    • A 21 Percent share of Jobs Act loans went to minority-owned businesses, according to data from the Small Business Administration.
    • President Obama established the interagency task force on federal contracting opportunities for small businesses to help ensure that that minority-owned businesses have a fair shot at securing work.
    • President Obama’s White House Business Council launched a series of Urban Entrepreneurship Forums aimed at connecting local entrepreneurs to public and private resources to help them expand, grow and create jobs.
    President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to get the economy moving again, create jobs, and make historic investments in our country’s transportation infrastructure to benefit African Americans and all Americans.
    • The Recovery Act that President Obama signed into law kept 1.4 million African Americans out of poverty through tax credits, improvements in unemployment insurance, an increase in food stamps, and relief for retirees, veterans, and people with disabilities. More than one billion dollars for job training and summer jobs programs for urban youth were provided through the Obama administration’s Recovery Act.
    • The President’s Recovery Act allotted $1.25 billion in funding to help re-train the unemployed so they could find work.
    The Recovery Act provided $750 million in funding for specialized worker training in growing industries like clean energy.
    • $250 Million in Recovery Act funds were utilized to build and improve career training centers.
    • The Recovery Act also provides earned income and child tax credits that will help an estimated 2.2 million African-American families and 4.7 million African-American children by allowing working Americans to keep more of what they earn.
    The Recovery Act included $5 billion for early learning programs, such as Head Start, Early Head Start, child care, and programs for children with special needs.
    • The Obama administration launched Race to the Top, an initiative that allows schools to compete for $4.35 billion in federal school improvement money after they lift barriers to charter schools.
    • Charter schools are an important investment, and currently educate 31 percent African-American students. President Obama has focused on higher education opportunities benefiting the African American community.
    • President Obama’s policies will benefit the significant number of African-American students who apply for Pell grants, by providing 820,000 more grants by 2020.
    • 46 Percent of African Americans in undergraduate programs received Pell grants—higher than any other group.
    • The President also secured a $2.55 billion investment in HBCUs and minority-serving institutions across ten
    years to ensure more African Americans have access to higher education.
    • Loan Forgiveness and Income-Based Repayment Programs will help all students make school more affordable.
    Expanded access to preventive care will reduce health disparities for 41 Million African Americans, by helping to prevent and treat many diseases and conditions that affect African Americans at a higher death rate, such as: heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma, influenza, diabetes and HIV/AIDS.
    • Under the Act, nearly a quarter of African Americans will no longer be denied access to health insurance because of pre-existing conditions.
    • The Affordable Care Act raises Medicaid eligibility, giving four million more African Americans access to health insurance coverage.
    • President Obama’s agenda provides $11 billion for infrastructure enhancements to community health centers, which will allow them to provide access and treatment to 40 million patients by 2019.

    These are just a few of the accomplishments President Obama has done and no one ever talks about. Hope this helps and answers some questions. Be blessed.”

    Now I am curious, what else would you like Obama to do for Black people? (I mean this sincerely…no sarcasm.)

  • http://clutchmagazine blcknnblvuu

    Thank god we have good orators in the black community now we need more jobs creators if we have effectively lobby the government so be it

  • http://gravatar.com/jamesfrmphilly jamesfrmphilly

    “what else would you like Obama to do for Black people?”

    something that actually made a difference on the street level where i and most poor blacks exist. no matter what you pour into the top of the funnel if nothing comes out the bottom it don’t matter. black unemployment is 2/3 times that of whites so obama’s policies must not be effective.

  • http://gravatar.com/jamesfrmphilly jamesfrmphilly

    so i assume the situation of black people where you are is so much better since you feel justified in critiquing AA?

  • November

    It’s not self hating to tell people to try to raise their kids better, encourage educational achievement, and elect responsible local leaders before demanding the federal government step in. There is a reason that black unemployment is higher than that of whites. No doubt, institutional racism and discrimination have always played a big part in the numbers, but this country has moved away from manufacturing and black people still approach education as if we still have a strong manufacturing sector that allows a man to move into the suburbs and support a family. This is not the case. As Republicans say, the government does not create jobs. So look to your Republican buddies and their companies when they don’t hire black people not the government. They’ve got their Bush era tax cuts and still don’t hire.

    I simply think black people need to work harder before the government or anyone will take us seriously. As Obama said, who is going to invest in black neighborhoods or create jobs in them if they are dangerous or filthy? No one, and that’s not racism. It’s what any smart person would do. There are articles on this site about the gentrification of certain neighborhoods and how the shops and streets are so much nicer and cleaner because more affluent people are moving in. What’s stopping black folks from having these clean and nice shops and streets before other folks move in? I don’t see a lot of job creation for people who live in trailer parks either. As Chika posted, Obama has done many things that benefit black people. You all think because he hasn’t delivered 40 acres and a mule that he hasn’t done anything for black people.

    Gay people need the federal government to make new laws for them. Latinos need the federal government to make new laws for them. What do we need? We need jobs and educational opportunity. As I said Republicans say the government doesn’t create jobs, so maybe jobs will show up if we keep waiting on the trickle down from tax cuts. As for education, black people need to do better when it comes to education on a community and household level first before they even start asking for more funding. NO ONE wants to send more funding to schools where children still perform below average. (Check out Abbott districts in NJ. Look at voucher results.) Also, why don’t black people go back to creating their own businesses in their neighborhoods? There are loans out there for minorities. It may be harder, but are there black people trying to create businesses other than hair shops and barbershops? Before integration, we had thriving communities. Now people go to the mall on the nice side of town and get their groceries at Walmart.

    I don’t think Obama is perfect at all. I simply thought that he and Democrats were better than Romney and Republicans.

  • Anthony

    I can’t knock West for criticizing Obama. He has that right, and I think Obama should be challenged. I just think that West wants a political figure that cannot exist given the world we are in. I hope that the next progressive leaning president can build on what Obama has done, assuming another progressive can elected after Obama.

  • Anthony

    It’s been a long time since I checked, but I thouught Cornel West was married to an Ethiopian woman.

  • Chika

    @jamesfrmphilly

    While I understand your frustrations, if you want some difference made “on the street level”, you should look to your local politicians and community activists. It’s harder for the president to solve micro problems. Now I’m not saying it’s impossible for the president to address micro issues, but I think you would have an easier time reaching out to your local politicians first.

  • http://gravatar.com/jamesfrmphilly jamesfrmphilly

    “I simply think black people need to work harder”

    and that is a self hating statement.

    you are calling black people lazy. you sound just like a white racist. you are denying racism and stating that all we need is to work hard. you think black people do not work hard? what an insult!

    all the black people that i know work harder than whites and get far less. then we got self hating negroes telling us to work hard.

    FYI : white people with white privilege are then ones who do not have to work. they have a system set up to take care of them. that same system of white supremacy oppresses blacks no matter how hard we work.

    why don’t you look into a mirror and deal with your black self hate?

  • Ronald McFadden

    When I was a university junior at a historically black college/institution, my social science instructor (Ms. Mary Frances Green, deceased) introduced us to the brilliant mind of Dr. Cornel West. When she learned of one of his speaking engagments at Howard University, we loaded the university van and made the trip from Coumbia, South Carolina to Washington DC. I have had the deepest respect and admiration for Dr. Cornel West… but lately, I am deeply embarassed at his rants and raves! Being a black “educated” man, I pray that the same malfunction of the brain does not happen to me! A mind is a terrible thing to waste!

  • http://gravatar.com/jamesfrmphilly jamesfrmphilly

    @Chika : you feel that black unemployment is a ‘micro’ issue?

  • paul

    james

    “so i assume the situation of black people where you are is so much better”

    nope

    “you feel justified in critiquing AA?”

    yep

    I’m on american site discussing america and its politics.

    If I was on UK site where people were chattin sh*t I’d tell them about themselves too.

  • November

    @james – I have seen enough of your comments to know that you think everything that isn’t calling black people kings and queens is self-hate. If anyone criticizes a black person or black people, it’s self-hate. Most of your comments are always about seeing black people as victims as if we are dependent children that can’t do anything on our own.

    And yes, many black people need to do better when it comes to raising their children and encouraging them to get an education. Dropout rates aren’t high in inner city schools without a reason.

    I did not deny racism or say that all black people need to work harder and we can be where white people are. I do not believe that it’s that easy, but I do believe that if black people did work harder, they would have better neighborhoods and children doing better in school.

    You are the one constantly talking about white people. People like you and other black leaders all you do is talk about white people. Is there anyone out there trying to think of a way to improve these neighborhoods? No. You and your buddies make excuses for people and start blaming white people when someone brings up constructive criticism. Constructive criticism is self-hate nowadays? It’s no wonder that black communities never improve. There are so many people like you in denial.

    To deny that there are many black people out there who need to get their house in order first is like denying white privilege. The system of white supremacy shouldn’t cause you to have dirty, unsafe neighborhoods or children that under perform in school. We can clean up our neighborhoods. We can self-police our neighborhoods. We can raise our kids and make sure they are getting 100% out of their free education even if it is a subpar school system. There is no white overseer beating us into failing at these things. Many African Americans have dropped the ball. The government can’t make people pick up the ball.

    My work harder statement has nothing to do with AA being lazy at work. It is about some of them not putting all the effort that they put into work into their families, communities, and children. It is not the government’s job to do these things.

  • paul

    Well show us your “education” and explain what West is wrong about.

    He calls obama a rockerfeller republican in black face. In other words – a corporate shill.

    Seems about right to me.

    The man was hired by his corporate employers to pretend to be a progressive liberal because he’s half black -

    and nothing says liberal better than a non-white, preferably -

    BLACK FACE.

    All the man has to do be half black and people will assume that anything he does is liberal – despite the mountains of evidence that show this assumption to be untrue

    West’s remark is not just a childish insult, it is an ACCURATE desciption of what obama is, who he was hired by and why he was hired.

    The scam worked like a charm, everyone got played by the Obama Deception.

    Including your “educated” black man self.

    pfft!

  • Chika

    @jamesfrmphilly
    I mean micro in the economical sense not micro in a black-unemployment-doesn’t-matter sense. A lot of the unemployment issues concerning black communities can be addressed on the local government level. Also, I don’t think it’s fair to say Obama’s policies aren’t working. You’re not going to see a miraculous, dramatic drop in black unemployment overnight when it took us 8 years to get to this economic brink in the first place. As mentioned in @Researcher’s excellent comment, things like the Recovery Act and policies on Education have already done great things for the Black community and will continue to have positive effects in the long run. I don’t agree that Obama is a perfect president by all means. But to say that he has done absolutely nothing for the Black community is categorically false. That’s all I have to say on the subject. Salam :)

  • http://gravatar.com/jamesfrmphilly jamesfrmphilly

    “Many African Americans have dropped the ball”

    and that is black self hate….

    no, we have not dropped the ball. the system of white supremacy has been dropped on our balls. no amount of hard work or pulling up by boot straps will reverse the effects of the system of white supremacy.

    black people don’t need to work hard, we need to work smart. that means clearly see who our enemy is and i assure you it ain’t us. we are not our own enemy, the white man is our enemy. stop hating on black people and start hating on the system of white supremacy.

    our money is extracted from our community in the form of tax. that tax money is then sent to Israel and corporate welfare. you have no complaint about that. but if black people want our money spent in our community you are up in arms. brainwashed, self hating negroes are the white man’s first line of defense.

  • Joy

    Jess: What did West say that was so profound? Yes it’s a shame that billions was spent on the campaign by BOTH. What was Obama supposed to do sit idly by while Romney ran zillions of ads? Poverty has been around for enons. Has West came up with any solid solutions to do away with poverty? No he has not bc it’s not that simple to get rid of poverty. If it was that simple poverty woud have been done away with a long time ago. A President has influence on minimum wage but beyond that he can’t dictate what employers pay their employees. And yes Obama has a beautiful smile; but most people voted for him because he’s a Democrat, and he’s intelligent.

  • Joy

    Paul since you’re so intelligent, and have all the answers why aren’t you President?

  • Joy

    blck: What the black community needs more of is entreprenuers

  • Traci

    what should he do, issue you a check? what are YOU doing for your own community?

  • paul

    joy

    chuckles

    why are you setting the bar higher for me than your country men, woman?

    I, a humble work class, inner city London born and raised black man, have to prove that I could do a better job than your president -

    but you don’t expect obama to do anything to prove he deserves your support and you don’t expect “educated brotha”, up there, to be prepared to prove his OWN claim to education.

    I hope I don’t see any future comments from you lamenting the aint sh*tness of black american “men”. You get the males you mollycoddle.

    :-)

  • Blackmon
  • Anansa

    Thank you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/MuthaTJ Terri Jeann

    Doesn’t sit well with me!

  • Joy

    Bmon: I’ve seen Tavis and Cornell on all the talk shows, I’ve read all the blogs, and stories about their journey; and I still don’t know EXACTLY what they want President Obama (or past presidents that they supposedly courted about this issue) to do. I’m sticking to my opinion that both Tavis, and Cornell love to heard themselves talk. Most (truly) poor people are already on foodstamps, and welfare.Education is the key; and no one is stopping anyone from getting an education (and I’m not only talking about “book” education). A college student recently indicated that West was asked to speak at his college, and West asked for $40,ooo for him to appear. Needless to say that request didn’t go over well.

  • D.T.

    You’re an idiot. Obviously you have no idea what I’m talking about. Be gone!

  • Frique Tinmar

    Utter nonsense you spew. I will bet my house you’ve not watched the entire interview. We like to wax lyrical about the likes of Martin and Malcolm but fail to recognize the ones who are still alive speaking the truth in the same vein. Prof West speaks the truth even when it is uncomfortable to hear!!!!!

  • Frique Tinmar

    You see mate, this is not sensationalist news to further their agenda. Media is the most powerful entity known to man yet when we as a people have the opportunity to further ourselves, we come up with this utter tripe “While some of his arguments are valid, West’s comment that Obama is a “Republican in blackface” didn’t sit well with most viewers”. You know; who the hell are these “most viewers”. Clutch speak of? Smiley and West speak to the truth and it should be applauded, but if you disagree with them articulate; don’t assassinate!

  • D.T.

    It’s obvious you have no idea what I’m talking about.

  • paul

    Obama’s Broken Promises taken from

    Moral Low Ground

    Sign the Freedom of Choice Act: “The first thing I’d do as president,” candidate Obama said in 2008, “is sign the Freedom of Choice Act,” a congressional bill that affirms the “fundamental right” of women to choose to have abortions. Once elected, the president said he had other priorities and that he wanted to diffuse conservative outrage over the issue.

    Establish foreclosure prevention program for homeowners: Candidate Obama vowed to establish a $10 billion foreclosure prevention fund to assist troubled homeowners with refinancing or selling their homes. And while the president did create such a program as part of the TARP bailout, the number of homeowners helped has been pitifully small and the scheme has been roundly slammed as an abject failure.

    Treat drug use as a public health issue: “We have to think more about drugs as a public health problem,” and less of a criminal issue, candidate Obama asserted, pledging to “shift resources” from punishment to treatment and prevention. But Obama’s federal drug budget has maintained the Bush-era disparity allocating around 60 percent of funding for punitive measures and the failed War on Drugs and just 40 percent for treatment and prevention. ”The president sure does talk a good game about treating drugs as a health issue but so far it’s just that: talk,” lamented Neil Franklin, a former Baltimore narcotics cop and executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP).

    Ban racial profiling by federal law enforcement agencies Obama promised to sign legislation that will ban the practice of racial profiling. Such a bill never made it to his desk, and a key advocacy group says the White House didn’t take an active role to get it there. Meanwhile, we don’t see evidence of additional federal funding for agencies that adopted policies to prohibit the practice. read more

    Hold Wall Street accountable: Obama has repeatedly pledged to “hold Wall Street accountable” for its myriad crimes against the global economy and the American people. But from day one he has done quite the opposite, picking top Wall Street executives and government officials responsible for destroying the economy to run his economic transition team and failing to bring any of the ‘banksters’ who made billions by destroying the livelihoods of millions of Americans to justice.

    Public Option: The public health insurance option, in which a government-run health insurance agency would have competed with private health insurance companies to provide affordable health care to millions of Americans, was repeatedly touted by Obama as a necessary and essential part of any health care reform. Candidate Obama vowed that “any American will have the opportunity to enroll in [a] new public plan.” But the public option died an agonizing death, and while all the blame cannot be placed on the president, it was his willingness to compromise with Republicans, members of his own party and the insurance industry lobbyists who helped author the bill in order to get the watered-down measure passed into law that ultimately led to the public option being dead on arrival. The United States remains the only developed nation without single-payer, universal health care, and many thousands of Americans continue to die each year for lack of health insurance.

    Negotiate health care reform legislation in public: The president promised to hold health care reform legislation negotiations in public, “around a big table.” “We’ll have doctors and nurses and hospital administrators. Insurance companies, drug companies — they’ll get a seat at the table, they just won’t be able to buy every chair. But what we will do is, we’ll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN, so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies,” he said. But many of the most important negotiations occurred behind closed doors, and a leading health insurance industry figure actually wrote portions of the bill that became the Affordable Care Act.

  • paul

    Increase minimum wage to $9.50/hour: While campaigning, Obama pledged to ”raise the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by 2011, index it to inflation and increase the Earned Income Tax Credit to make sure that full-time workers can earn a living wage that allows them to raise their families and pay for basic needs such as food, transportation, and housing.” The federal minimum wage is currently $7.25/hour.

    Sign the Employee Free Choice Act: Candidate Obama promised to sign the Employment Free Choice Act (EFCA), which would make it easier for workers to unionize, into law. He has failed to deliver on that promise, betraying his Labor base by taking no meaningful action to push for the measure when it became stalled in Congress.

    Mandate that employers provide workers with 7 paid sick days: While campaigning in 2008, Obama said he would “require that employers provide seven paid sick days per year so that Americans with disabilities can take the time off they need without fear of losing their jobs or a paycheck.” Another broken promise.

    No indefinite military detention of Americans: In 2007, candidate Obama declared that “we are not a nation that locks people up without charging them.” Yet by quietly signing the National Defense Authorization Act on New Year’s Eve 2011 when hardly anyone was paying attention, President Obama authorized the indefinite military detention without charge or trial of American citizens suspected of being terrorists or terrorist supporters. No American has yet been indefinitely detained without charge or trial for such an alleged offense, and the president has vowed never to detain Americans in such a manner– although as this list attests, Obama’s promises too often turn out to be lies.

    These aren’t just broken promises, these are all broken promises that have to do with the economic and political rights of the relatively powerless – they were promised tangible stuff, and didn’t get it. Nothing to do wid free chicken (rolls eyes), free cadillac or free cell phone. Anyone who tries to portray people’s disillusionment with obama in such insulting terms is only showing their own lack of political sophistication – and that they’re a racist bastard.

    Now that’s we’ve added a little FACTUAL clarity to the discussion let us now deal with the “obstruction” defense thrown back by obama defenders.

    First of all if it’s admitted that obama has been prevented from fulfilling his promises then that is an admission that the man has FAILED to deliver. But is it true that obama’s hands were tied by republican obstructionism?

    No – it seems the democrats were dominant in both houses of congress during the latter part of bush’s second term and for the first two years of obama’s presidency, which means obama could have passed virtually any legislation he saw fit.

    All of which means the question I posed on page two remains UNANSWERED, no one has provided any FACTS that prove obama’s critics wrong, since we’re still waiting for someone to disprove the specific points above.

    They’ll all closed ranks around the irrelevant and mostly inaccurate submission by “RESEARCHER”, taken straight from a site called barackobama.com (not exactly the most unbiased source to get an appraisal of obama’s presidency from) and run around in ever decreasing circles with it, in another pitiful example of a fool leading the foolish.

    That just about sums up obama’s presidency.

  • edub

    I love this comment. It hits at the essence of the INSANITY of these obama nuts.

  • Morgan

    Thank You!

  • http://twitter.com/Imarose1 Imarose (@Imarose1)

    I think they should look for another fight to pick other than one with President Barack Obama. We don’t have to forget about poverty and the other things that they accuse him of overlooking, but I agree they just like to know that they are saying something and always want to be controversial in some way!

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