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Respected University professor and civil rights activist Cornel West used to be a Barack Obama bandwagon rider until he woke up from his Dream.

Maybe Mr. West should look up the definition of a narcissist to see why he's wasting his time appealing to Barack Obama's empathy and conscience -- he has none.

Thanks to loyal reader Gina for the link!

  • shawnette00

    Well Fam...at least he presented his concerns in a tasteful and tactful way....unlike others who just plain ripped him to shreds.

  • Daisy

    Sandra pls get it right Dr West STILL support Pres Obama!

    Dr west said during the campaign he would support and critique the Pres and he showed him love during his MLK address last wk!

    Just because one supports the Pres like myself and Dr West (whom I love) does NOT mean we agree with everything he does or says!

    YES WE CAN :cheer:

  • CorporateHoodB-tch

    shawnette00 & Daisy well said.
    :cosign:

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    Dr. Cornel West, you better preach!!! Check him (meaning President Obama).

    Sidebar: Sandra, we agree on the President Obama issue and you and I are definitely not the same person. : - )

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    You must see these videos to understand what America is up against. The LOVE of money is the root of all evil. Selah.

    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=4C0A3F1BDD38D83F&search_query=Bloodlines+of+power+part+1+Of+31&rclk=pti

  • CHARBEE1

    :preach: @ Daisy... I remeber when has said that.

  • CHARBEE1

    :preach: @ Daisy... I remeber when he said that.

  • CHARBEE1

    Oh shoot I give up everyone knows what I mean. :sorry:

  • ReadTheBlog

    Can someone please clear up the rumor that Dr. Cornell got down and had a child with one of his white students, many years ago?

    Wikipedia, maybe?

  • msnicole

    I was at the Chicago campaign office when Dr. West came and spoke back in Sept. 08. Even then, he supported the President, but said he did not agree w/ everything he said and does. I don't see how much his stance has changed.

    Since when does support mean we are "kool-aid" drinkers? :? I never understood that, and never will. I still continue to support Obama, while not thinking he is the savior to the world and also not agreeing to all of his policies.

    And since you have so much to say about this narcissistic president, how about you speak on every other politician, most of whom are also narcissists. Where’s the outrage towards the biggest narcissist of all, John Edwards?

  • rjk8

    What a great freaking job (nutty) professor Cornel West has. Sits up an his throne and makes comments and statement about how things should be with no acccountability. Professor West why don't you run for office; Why don't you open a business to employ these unemployed workers? My understanding is that he is Marxist (communist). It sounds good but it is an economic model that has never worked in the history of civilization. Practice what you preach bro. Donate a large precentage of your salary (to these poor souls) so that you make the same as the guy who cleans toilets at your university. And while your at it. Since you have such great love for the AA woman. Why don't you find one that is good enough for you to marry.

  • msnicole

    @ReadtheBlog

    I don't know if that's true or not, but if it is, he reminds me of the scene in "I'm Gonna Git You Sucker" where the Black Panther guy, who was all "power to the people" married a White woman and had lily White kids, lol.

  • Audacious2

    Dr. West gave an interesting speech during at Ebenezer Baptist Church on MLK day.
    quote:
    “I don’t want to sanitize Martin Luther King Jr.,”
    “Even with your foot on the brake, there are too many precious brothers and sisters under the bus,” West said of Obama. “Where is the talk about poverty? We’ve got to protect him and respect him, but we’ve also got to correct him if the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. is going to stay alive.”

    If you watch this speech on youtube, tagged "Cornel West speaks on MLK Day" Notice the on-lookers expressions.

    Go Dr. West!

  • msnicole

    I'm sorry, but I don't understand where Obama fits into the legacy of MLK. Its been 40 years, and they expect Obama to hold on the legacy of MLK. Where the hell have all the so-called "Black leaders" been all this time. If anything, they are the ones who have tarnished and destroyed his legacy. Because all they do is talk a good game, but where's the action? Where are the results of 40 years of their "hard work"? Cause I don't see it in the Black community at ALL.

  • SanfiPolemikos

    Some of y'all will throw anyone under the bus for Obama won't ya? What will it take to make you realize that the man is not who you thought he was?

    Anyway the open letter was well done. I certainly don't agree with many or even most Dr West's views in general, but this helps at least somewhat.

  • SanfiPolemikos

    @ Audacious2

    Good looks on the video

  • african_dude

    the only thing obama should do right now is to wait for january 2011 and call ups or fedex and see which one gives him the best deal to move his boxes come january 2013...he aint gonna make it to a second term..sorry groupies

  • luvly1957

    Sani it's not about throwing anybody under the bus for Prez but we can still like him and not agree wit anything that he does, nobody said he was GOD!!! I like him for Prez, voted for him and still do not agree wit wat he does but I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and wait to see wat he does. The man has been in office for 1 yr and I don't think he has done anything YET!!! (happy i said dat) BUT, I am waiting and hoping that in the next 3 yrs that he does more for the economy and jobs. He has to address this in his speech this Weds and he has to start doing it and not just talking then we'll see if the ppl in congress and the seante lets him. The proof in in actions not just speeches...

  • SanfiPolemikos

    luvly1957 Says:

    Sani it’s not about throwing anybody under the bus for Prez but we can still like him and not agree wit anything that he does, nobody said he was GOD!!!
    __________________________

    I'm talking about the people who always throw shade on anyone who even constructively criticize the man. If that ain't you, it's all good.

    However, listen to what you said "we can still like him and not agree wit anything that he does"

    What kind of sense does that make? So you like him for the character that he plays on TV but you know that is not the real person?

    As for when he does address the nation on Wednesday, what more can we expect either than more rhetoric, more promises? What else? More lies?

    You are right about actions being louder than words and we haven't seen anything good yet. Yes I'm happy that you know that because knowing is half the battle!

  • http://smokiesays.blogspot.com/ Smokie

    He lost me at "many of those have given up working". WTF? How are you going to "give up working" because it's taking a minute? Get out there and look for a job. Relocate. Do what you have to do. No more passes for the lazy and unqualified.

    Obama can't do everything in 12 months. Goodness. These negroes.

  • SanfiPolemikos

    @ Smokie

    I think he meant "gave up looking for work" because "gave up working" just don't make any sense; or cents.

    As for the tired of excuse that it's only been a year. What will the excuse be a year or two from now?

    We aren't even showing signs of heading in the right direction.

  • http://myspace.com/amax79 AKAtastrophy1908

    I hate modern day "black leaders". They are all just a bunch of whiny leading blacks that need validation from Amen corners for relevance.Its not about anyone's struggle anymore. Its about fame and praise. Wow...

  • msnicole

    Who is throwing people under the bus for Obama? Can you simpletons realize that you don't have to agree with 100% of what someone does to support him? I would never agree with everything that anyone says or does all the time. And anyone who does that is a follower and doesn’t have a mind of their own.

    The point is, what have those who criticize him really done to further the Black agenda. And even those who don't criticize him, what have they done. The "Black leaders" who always have shit to say have done nothing of substance. What has Jesse Sr. done (and I can speak on this personally), Al Sharpton, Julian Bond, Dr. West, and others done for this country. All of them are a big joke. Can you honestly say that much progress has been made since MLKs death. Now who is responsible for that? I guess Obama? :rolleyes:

    Problems don't manifest themselves overnight and this country has been on a steep decline for many years now. And I've been saying this for a long time. You all act like Obama can wave a magic wand and all of our economic woes will be over, and jobs will be plentiful. The things the Fed Reserve Board have done in the past few years have set us on a course for complete failure. I don't know what the hell some of you were expecting Obama to do, but it’s obvious that you had unrealistic expectations.

  • SanfiPolemikos

    msnicole Says:

    Problems don’t manifest themselves overnight and this country has been on a steep decline for many years now. And I’ve been saying this for a long time. You all act like Obama can wave a magic wand and all of our economic woes will be over, and jobs will be plentiful. The things the Fed Reserve Board have done in the past few years have set us on a course for complete failure. I don’t know what the hell some of you were expecting Obama to do, but it’s obvious that you had unrealistic expectations.
    _____________________

    You know that the FED is responsible for the mess we're in right now. So obviously you know that Ben Bernanke is a crook hired by Bush and then reappointed by Obama. Not to mention that little weasel Tim Geithner... You must also know that Obama wants to increase the power of the FED and you don't see a problem there?

    I don't think we need a magic wand, I think we need a bit of the transparency that was promised.

  • rjk8

    @SanfiPolemikos

    If not Barrack, then who do you think should be president.

    Come on yall we know what this is about. It's the leaders of the group's that had previously been the "voice" of the black community. Example Messy Jesse/Tavis Smiley "Black Community/Civil rights Organizations", Reveren Wright "Radical progessive clergy", congresswoman Maxine Walters "Ultra liberal politicans", and Conrnell West "leftist academia". These idiviuals either supported someone else for president or were complaining about Barrack before he got elected. What they failed to realize is that an ultra liberal candidate could never get elected and if Barrack tried to enact half of the garbage ie (UNLIMITED WELFARE, REPARATIONS, ELIMINATION OF DEATH PENALTY, ECT...) that they want he could never get re-elected. He has been in office for one year and took over the worst economy since the depression. Barrack made a mistake by not focusing on jobs. He could have gotten health care passed if he would have limited to the WORKING POOR people have no interest in paying for health care for individuals on welfare.

  • s_johnson07

    Obama sincerely makes me question WHO he's really serving. He has been so LAX on the banks and the Federal Reserve that it is sickening. I've seen him at more COCKTAIL parties and photo ops than anything. And how in the WORLD are you going to push a MASSIVE healthcare bill that you have NOT read? WTF This is what truly urks me about him. It is like he wants people to BLINDLY follow him or to let him lead w/o being questioned. Sorry, but like KRS-ONE said, I'm not buying it.

  • SanfiPolemikos

    @ rjk8

    I voted Obama but I wish I voted Ron Paul.

  • SanfiPolemikos

    s_johnson07 Says:

    Obama sincerely makes me question WHO he’s really serving. He has been so LAX on the banks and the Federal Reserve that it is sickening.
    ____________________________

    He's been easy on FED because it's the off shore plutocrats that own the private FED and employ our sock puppet Obama.

  • rjk8

    @Sanfipolemikos

    Thank you Sanfipolemikos. lmao - Now, to everyone who has agreed with Sanfipolemikos please go read up on Ron Paul. Yall think Barrack is bad. Ron paul is more conservative than Regan and Bush combined. States Rights that's a term they used in the 60's during intergration and civil rights. Question, Sanfipolemikos ru black?

  • The Official Cheerleader 22

    I agree with Dr.West, so many people are struggling. You can feel so defeated sometimes. Even if you do get a job, is it enough to support you or even a family? Don't let you get sick either....that's another bill. I did not vote for President Obama (not into hype). My vote went to Cynthia McKinney (Vp: Rosa Clemente).

  • s_johnson07

    african_dude Says:
    the only thing obama should do right now is to wait for january 2011 and call ups or fedex and see which one gives him the best deal to move his boxes come january 2013…he aint gonna make it to a second term..sorry groupies
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    :rofl:................I can't take it....LOL

  • SanfiPolemikos

    @ rjk8

    Well that's kinda where my head was at during the campaign.

    It wasn't until I really found out what Ron Paul was about that I realized what a mistake I made by writing him off. Without apology Ron Paul would end all illegal wars and foreign occupation all around the world, end the phony war on drugs AND END THE FED!

    Our country really needs some sort of radical change and at the end of the day that's what Ron Paul would have been. For those that are interested in how it would have all worked, do as rjk8 suggested and go read up on him. I think you'd be surprised in how much sense he makes.

    Oh yeah I am black.

  • shunda

    I just saw Dr. West Friday. He was giving a speech at my school (Baldwin-Wallace College). He again said he supports the President but will critique him.

  • rjk8

    Ron Paul: Dr. No says no to Haiti

    There was a vote in the house for aid to Haiti. The vote was 411-1 Guess who the "one" no vote was from. Ron Paul

    http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2010/01/ron-paul-dr-no-says-no-to-hait.html

    Yeap I suggest you all read up on Ron Paul. aka Leader of the Tea Baggers

  • msnicole

    I'm all for "radical" change. But if you really think Presidents control the US, then obviously you thought wrong. And most people have heard of Ron Paul, but once again, who agrees w/ any politician 100% or even 80% of the time. He makes valid points, just like a lot of others, but there are always drawbacks.

    I am only defending the President on the fact that a lot of his detractors have not made an effort to do anything relevant. Why the hell are you criticizing the man so harshly, when you are 65 or 70 years old, been around from the 60s and 70s and haven't done a damn thing to help your people, but look for the nearest camera to be seen. If you know what's best for everyone, and what's going wrong, why haven't you come up w/ a viable solution for your segment of the community? It takes a collective effort.

  • rjk8

    @SanfiPolemikos

    Whaat does Sanofi Polemiko mean?

  • msnicole

    @ SanfiPolemikos

    And I am very upset that it looks like Bernanke will be confirmed again. A lot of this shit goes back to Alan Greenspan too. I don’t know if you ever watched FRONTLINE on PBS. Check out the one called The Warning about Alan Greenspan. It really opened my eyes about all the lies he told and how the three including Larry Summers (Obama advisor :rolleyes:) stopped the limit on derivatives and caused the downtown.

  • rjk8

    @SanfiPolemikos

    I hope you do realize that if Ron Paul had his way they would be shipping your black a.s.s. back to Africa

  • SanfiPolemikos

    @ msnicole

    Yes I've seen that! You can see what I mean then?

  • s_johnson07

    Ron Paul: Dr. No says no to Haiti
    There was a vote in the house for aid to Haiti. The vote was 411-1 Guess who the “one” no vote was from. Ron Paul

    Okay. Now post WHY he voted no. It was for GOOD reason.

  • rjk8

    @s_johnson07

    I know exactly why he voted no. Do you? First go do a little history lesson on him and his views towards minorities. And, then why don't you tell us why he voted no. Are you also a member of the Tea Party? He is their spiritual leader.

  • SanfiPolemikos

    @ s_johnson07

    Ron Paul's reasoning behind that is to let the ngo's do their thing because government has no business in it and in fact usually do a poor job at it. Ron Paul is all about down sizing our government and putting more power back in the individuals hands.

    I mean if you look at it from the perspective of; if I had all the tax dollars that they are taking out of me in my own pocket, I'd have more finances available to do with which I pleased. That's a fundamental of Libertarianism.

    I'm not a Libertarian. I don't identify with any political persuasion. I'm not even a Ron Paul supporter, but I do think he has some great ideas and his heart is genuinely in the right place.

  • SanfiPolemikos

    @ rjk8

    You don't know what you're talking about.

    You're obviously reading hit pieces by the corporate media which are designed to smear anyone's reputation the establishment deem a threat. Go ahead and lap it up.

    It's ok. This is not about Obama to me. He'll be gone after a term of serving his real masters and another puppet will take his place. I don't see any real change in the foreseeable future.

  • DownSouthZeta

    I wonder why Sandra didn't post Andre Bauer's quote comparing the poor to stray animals? I also do not like the fact that the issue of race has been ignored by the president unless he is talking down to us. If he were white, we would hold him accountable. We jumped on Bush when he thought he was not making smart decisions. We need to be fair and hold him accountable or this presidentcy will set us back. What good is being the "first black president" if you are not doing anything to advance or uplift your people? Please dont give the company line that he is the president of the United States and not the NAACP. If Hillary had become the president, then women would have high expectations for her. Thank you and you're welcome!

  • rjk8

    @SanfiPolemikos

    Americans killed ww1 40k
    Americans killed ww11 50k
    Americans killed Vietnam 50k

    Haitians Killed 150k

    Good idea Ron(Tea Bag Party)Paul lets not get the U.S. Goverment involved its not our problem. The non for profits can handle it. Sad

  • rjk8

    @SanfiPolemikos

    The problem with these Marxist (Professor Cornell West) and Tea Party (Ron Paul) is that it's all theory. These economic systems have been tried and failed miserably. Communism Failed
    Feudalism Failed
    Flat Tax system Failed

    Remember what the French did to the King. lol They did not always have a socialist economic system.

  • SanfiPolemikos

    @ rjk8

    My lord! Those war casualty numbers you gave are grossly inaccurate and serve to your lack of education.

    How aware are you of US foreign policy with Haiti?

    Research thoroughly how our imperialistic policies along with the French, the British, the Spanish and even more recently Canada have prevented any chance of normalcy for Haiti dating back to when they fought and heroically won their independence in 1804.

    The last thing Haiti need right now is occupation and foreign governments coming in with aid attached with a ton of strings. That is what has plagued them for 200 years!

  • SanfiPolemikos

    @ rjk8

    Read this brief article for a short history of Haiti that they won't tell you on TV...

    http://www.thenation.com/doc/20100201/barnes

  • SanfiPolemikos

    rjk8 Says:

    @SanfiPolemikos

    The problem with these Marxist (Professor Cornell West) and Tea Party (Ron Paul) is that it’s all theory. These economic systems have been tried and failed miserably. Communism Failed
    Feudalism Failed
    Flat Tax system Failed
    _________________________________

    You give these dodgy talking points like you just grabbed them off of a random website, but what about the FACT that alternative systems have been purposely sabotaged by the same banking oligarchs behind every financial crisis this past century!

    This always comes back to the same European Royal families and banking elite that have ruled most of the world for hundreds of years.

    In America, through the media and our controlled education system, we are given the side of the story which serves these elites that Dr. West mentioned in the video.

  • rjk8

    @SanfiPolemikos

    My number of casualties for wwll was off (291k). I stand by the others. http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0004615.html
    You ahole this is the problem you have no reasonable logical solutions only complaints. I ask you who you support and you say Ron Paul. I point out the flaws (his racist point of view and unrealistic economic suggestions for the U.S. economy) and you say well I really don't support him and I don't really support anyone or party. I point out Haiti and you now you send me a link regarding the occupation of this country. Stupid, I understand that they were and have been occupied. Name a country in the Caribbean and South America that has not been occupied. My point and his reasoning is not about occupation. He felt that the U.S. government should not get involved because "it was not our problem". He was not concerned about occupation. He did not want to spend U.S. money and use U.S. resources. Again 150k dead hundreds of thousand wounded and displaced and he does not want our government to get involved. He is sad and you are a sad and confused dumba.s.s.

  • rjk8

    @SanfiPolemikos

    The article that you linked validates my point. It states:

    "The country has been servicing an unbearable and wrongful debt for centuries, at the expense of its own people. " And it also states:

    "Haiti's debt should be canceled completely, and it is Haiti that should be the recipient of long-overdue reparations."

    The vote was for "THE ELIMINATION OF THAT DEBT" and he voted against it! He's a racist and you are a dumba.s.s. crab in the barrel nygga with no solutions. I am open to different political points of views, however, don't give me this b.s. about something is soooooo bad and not have a solution to the problem. Mavis Staples said it best "close your mouth" especially when you don't know what your talking about. He (Obama) might lose. Again if Ron Paul (tea party) wins you should be the first nygga they send back to Africa. lol (I'm exaggerating) but you better believe you life anit going to get any easier.

  • SanfiPolemikos

    @ rjk8

    Wow! There's no need for name calling.

    I didn't ever say I was a Ron Paul supporter. I said, looking back I would have rather voted for Ron Paul because his policies do make sense, especially considering the crisis we are facing here in America. You are taking his political stances out of context. He is not racist. Anything you have read to the contrary is propaganda hit pieces. I've looked heavily into this matter. He cannot control who latches onto his movement. His views are very simple. Cut down the size of gov't, dramatically reduce our foreign policies around the world, increase money and quality of education, begin re-industrializing the country etc. Now, I'm done with that because I never said I'd ride or die for Ron Paul my dude.

    This is the bottom line. Obama is a Wall St agent. You can argue this all day but until his actions match his words, my opinion will remain the same.

    I can't argue with you anymore about Haiti either because you are too contradictory. The simple fact I'm trying to illuminate for you is that we have played a huge role in Haiti's misery and will continue to do so unfortunately.

  • rjk8

    @SanfiPolemikos

    I never name call, however, you insinuated that I have a lack of education which is very insulting and inaccurate. I made my point. Complaints are good but how about some solutions. I'm done

  • SanfiPolemikos

    @ rjk8

    Fair enough. I apologize for insulting you.

    I took some of your remarks about black this and black that a little personally.

    My whole thing is to wake people up to attacks on ethnic minorities in America and all around the world so I'm so far from a crab in the barrel or self hating. I would never attack Obama unless I truly believed that he was being controlled by these globalist banking elites.

    I knew during the election where his campaign money was coming from and somehow I thought he was still gonna turn it all around on the bloodsuckers.