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« on: July 24, 2011, 08:08:00 AM »

Smiley and West Take Obama Critique on the Road (Poverty Tour)
AP via CBS News ^ | Friday, July 22, 2011 | Jesse Washington
Posted on July 24, 2011 11:12:09 AM EDT by kristinn

Black activists Cornel West and Tavis Smiley are planning a 15-city "Poverty Tour" to bring attention to the needy and to what they say are the failings of President Barack Obama.

West, a Princeton University professor, and Smiley, host of a PBS talk show, expect to begin the bus trip Aug. 5 at a Native American reservation in Wisconsin. With visits to soup kitchens, housing projects, farms, families and low-wage workers, they say they hope to create momentum for large-scale job creation programs and put poverty on the 2012 election agenda.

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Although their tour does not have a specific racial focus, "you can't ignore that black people are catching the most hell in this recession," Smiley said.

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Mary Frances Berry, a University of Pennsylvania history professor and former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, said she has noticed more black frustration with Obama "in the barbershop, on the street with people. And among my own relatives."

"Everybody likes Obama in the African-American community," Berry said. "But when they see the unemployment numbers, they have friends and relatives getting put out in the street, they don't have jobs and can't find jobs, everyone starts trying to make excuses — Obama can't do anything by himself, he can't get Congress to go along."

"But after they say that over and over again and it gets worse — and it is getting worse — you get some mumblings and grumblings."

On their bus trip, Smiley and West will travel through Hayward, Eau Claire and Madison, Wis.; Milwaukee; Chicago's South Side; Joliet and Pembroke, Ill.; Lima, Ohio; Charleston, West Virginia; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; Birmingham, Ala.; Columbus and Clarksdale, Miss.; and finish in Memphis.

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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2011, 05:36:53 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2011, 05:40:50 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2011, 01:18:09 PM »

All Cornel West Wanted from Obama Was One Phone Call
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http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2011/07/all-cornel-west-wanted-obama-was-one-phone-call/40304







(6)  All the president had to do to keep Cornel West from going on his anti-Obama crusade was pick up the phone. West, once a strong Obama supporter, went on a tirade against him in May, saying the president was "a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats." The Princeton professor said Obama has "a certain fear of free black men" and "a certain rootlessness, a deracination." And then there was the bit about Obama feeling "most comfortable with upper-middle-class white and Jewish men who consider themselves very smart."

It turns out the motivation for West's comments was a lot more personal than political. West hinted as much in May, saying:

"Brother Barack Obama had no sense of gratitude, no sense of loyalty, no sense of even courtesy, [no] sense of decency, just to say thank you. Is this the kind of manipulative, Machiavellian orientation we ought to get used to? That was on a personal level."


But he revealed the true nature of his feud in an interview with Andrew Goldman for The New York Times Magazine.

Goldman: But you have also acknowledged that this is more than just political — you’ve said that after campaigning for him at 65 events, you were miffed that he didn’t return your phone calls or say thank you.
 
West: I think he had to keep me at a distance. There’s no doubt that he didn’t want to be identified with a black leftist. But we’re talking about one phone call, man. That’s all. One private phone call.
 
Goldman: He was running a successful candidacy for president. He might have been busy.
 
West: So many of the pundits assume that it's just egoism: "Who does Cornel West think he is? The president is busy." But there's such a thing as decency in human relations.
It's true, it is a question of basic human relations. Always call a girl back after a date. It's just polite.
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2011, 05:44:09 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011, 08:36:50 AM »

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I stopped watching after Smiley's stupid comment that the rich should be tax even more. Obviously, he is another left wing moron who has wet dreams about a socialist state where money is distributed to everyone and no one can enjoy the fruits of their own hard work. He also makes it look like everyone who is on welfare or taking unemployment benefits has no choice. That they didn't choose "their lot". That is total BS. Yes, there are people who are in dire need of those benefits, but there are also people who do milk the system. People who consider the UE benefits their overdue vacation time. Able bodied individuals who lie about their situation in order to get food stamps. There are people who are poor because they are lazy. That is a fact.
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2011, 10:49:20 AM »

I stopped watching after Smiley's stupid comment that the rich should be tax even more. Obviously, he is another left wing moron who has wet dreams about a socialist state where money is distributed to everyone and no one can enjoy the fruits of their own hard work. He also makes it look like everyone who is on welfare or taking unemployment benefits has no choice. That they didn't choose "their lot". That is total BS. Yes, there are people who are in dire need of those benefits, but there are also people who do milk the system. People who consider the UE benefits their overdue vacation time. Able bodied individuals who lie about their situation in order to get food stamps. There are people who are poor because they are lazy. That is a fact.

actually, Smiley's comment was dead on....the rich do need to be taxed more.....they do not pay their fair share of taxes which is one reason why we are in this mess in the first place
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2011, 11:20:44 AM »

I'm pretty sure the "rich" are paying exactly what the government requires of them, otherwise they would be in trouble for tax evasion.
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2011, 08:46:03 PM »

Source: The Washington Post

CHICAGO — Kyshandra Jackson was in the laundry room drying a load of clothes when the debate over President Obama’s efforts on behalf of African Americans arrived at her West Side apartment complex. Her predominantly black neighborhood was among the first stops on a week-long road trip that media personality Tavis Smiley and Princeton professor Cornel West are calling “the poverty tour.”

The bus tour, which is drawing large crowds and media attention, ups the stakes on the continued criticism of White House policy toward blacks by Smiley and West and provides a window into how their complaints are playing on the streets of the city Obama calls home.

At the two stops they made in the heart of Chicago’s black community over the weekend, the men and women fell into two camps: those who think Obama needs the push and those who see it as piling on.

Jackson, a 26-year-old single mother who recently found a hospital housekeeping job after nearly a year of unemployment, said, “They are not really giving him a chance.”

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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2011, 10:30:30 PM »

Can't listen to these people. We both dislike Obama for much different reasons.
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« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2011, 02:30:35 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2011, 04:30:45 PM »

I'm pretty sure the "rich" are paying exactly what the government requires of them, otherwise they would be in trouble for tax evasion.

no one is blaming the rich...yes they probably are paying what the government says they should..it the government's fault for not taxing them enough..the ich have brainwashed guys like you by claiming that they should have much lower taxes becaus ethey create jobs, etc.....bu its us and the government who create the climate whereby they can be successful....they need to start giving back
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« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2012, 07:02:38 AM »

no one is blaming the rich...yes they probably are paying what the government says they should..it the government's fault for not taxing them enough..the ich have brainwashed guys like you by claiming that they should have much lower taxes becaus ethey create jobs, etc.....bu its us and the government who create the climate whereby they can be successful....they need to start giving back

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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2013, 07:05:11 AM »

By PATRICK GAVIN | 2/15/13 7:38 AM EST



Professor Cornel West continues to be an outspoken critic of Barack Obama, this time likening the president to a “war criminal.”
 
During Thursday’s “Tavis Smiley Show,” West took on the administration’s drone policy and said, “The chickens are coming home to roost.”
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“We’ve been talking about this for a good while, the immorality of drones, dropping bombs on innocent people. It’s been over 200 children so far. These are war crimes.”
 
West said, “Let us not be deceived — Nixon, Bush, Obama, they’re war criminals,” adding that “They have killed innocent people in the name of the struggle for freedom, but they’re suspending the law, very much like Wall Street criminals. The law is suspended for them, but the law applies for the rest of us.”
 
In the past, West has said of Obama: “I don’t think he’s a messiah or even a very progressive politician.” And: “I think brother Barack was just completely mesmerized by the acceptance of the establishment.”


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« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2013, 09:19:26 AM »

no one is blaming the rich...yes they probably are paying what the government says they should..it the government's fault for not taxing them enough..the ich have brainwashed guys like you by claiming that they should have much lower taxes becaus ethey create jobs, etc.....bu its us and the government who create the climate whereby they can be successful....they need to start giving back

It's their government too, and they pay 100x the taxes you do already.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2013, 09:26:25 AM »

I stopped watching after Smiley's stupid comment that the rich should be tax even more. Obviously, he is another left wing moron who has wet dreams about a socialist state where money is distributed to everyone and no one can enjoy the fruits of their own hard work. He also makes it look like everyone who is on welfare or taking unemployment benefits has no choice. That they didn't choose "their lot". That is total BS. Yes, there are people who are in dire need of those benefits, but there are also people who do milk the system. People who consider the UE benefits their overdue vacation time. Able bodied individuals who lie about their situation in order to get food stamps. There are people who are poor because they are lazy. That is a fact.

Isn't obvious that 333 is not only a closeted and self hating homosexual but also a closeted and self hating socialist.  He actually believes that wealthy people should be taxed more.   Why else would he have started this thread.  He clearly agrees with West and Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2013, 09:27:32 AM »

Isn't obvious that 333 is not only a closeted and self hating homosexual but also a closeted and self hating socialist.  He actually believes that wealthy people should be taxed more.   Why else would he have started this thread.  He clearly agrees with West and Smiley

I dont believe in the income tax - its slavery. 
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« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2013, 09:29:10 AM »

I dont believe in the income tax - its slavery.  
you're lying

you're obviously a socialist and most likely a communist

what other reason could there be for you starting this thread
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« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2013, 09:32:07 AM »

you're lying

you're obviously a socialist and most likely a communist

what other reason could there be for you starting this thread

To show at least some blacks and leftists have a shred of honesty, unlike the members of the Cult of O-Twink
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« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2013, 09:32:57 AM »

To show at least some blacks and leftists have a shred of honesty, unlike the members of the Cult of O-Twink

they honestly agree with you on their love of socialism

that's obvious
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« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2013, 09:45:52 AM »

Why give away your money to be mismanaged when you can do for yourself with your own money more efficiently?   Huh

Obviously I can't pave streets, or defend our nation from enemies abroad, etc....  Other than that though...
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« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2013, 11:42:49 AM »

Exactly who "elected" these two to represent African Americans?  I didn't see any ballots nor any campaign commercials.  There are many black Pastors out there who are also very vocal in their criticisms of Obama.  These two narcissistic millionaires do not speak for millions of people.

Any candidate with a "D" next to their name, regardless of their skin color, will continue to get at least 95% of the black vote.  It has gotten to the point where all the Democratic candidate has to do is simply show up and speak in a fake southern drawl in an attempt to lower themselves to their audience's level. 

It is obvious that liberal policies in general have failed, especially in regard to blacks.  Higher unemployment, incarceration rates, broken families, and government sustenance have yet to turn blacks away from voting Democratic each and every time. 
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« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2013, 11:07:46 PM »

Exactly who "elected" these two to represent African Americans?  I didn't see any ballots nor any campaign commercials.  There are many black Pastors out there who are also very vocal in their criticisms of Obama.  These two narcissistic millionaires do not speak for millions of people.

Any candidate with a "D" next to their name, regardless of their skin color, will continue to get at least 95% of the black vote.  It has gotten to the point where all the Democratic candidate has to do is simply show up and speak in a fake southern drawl in an attempt to lower themselves to their audience's level. 

It is obvious that liberal policies in general have failed, especially in regard to blacks.  Higher unemployment, incarceration rates, broken families, and government sustenance have yet to turn blacks away from voting Democratic each and every time. 

so I guess blacks should stampede to the polls to vote for a party that is 95% white male, does not acknowledge or even have a conversation about problems in the black community, does not campaign at all in the black community, does not want Hispanics in the country period, is constantly proposing anti-women's rights legislation, and says NO to anything that is put before them in the senate.....not to mention they bordered on treason by trying to tear down and de-legitimize their own president in the eyes of the world by claiming for three years that he wasn't a citizen and did not deserve to be president

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« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2013, 02:55:10 AM »

so I guess blacks should stampede to the polls to vote for a party that is 95% white male, does not acknowledge or even have a conversation about problems in the black community, does not campaign at all in the black community, does not want Hispanics in the country period, is constantly proposing anti-women's rights legislation, and says NO to anything that is put before them in the senate.....not to mention they bordered on treason by trying to tear down and de-legitimize their own president in the eyes of the world by claiming for three years that he wasn't a citizen and did not deserve to be president

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Why should repubs care? 
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