Black People Politics : "Pity the sad legacy of Barack Obama" : Cornel West

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  1. RAPTOR

    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    West is goin' in appears. Couldn't it be that he's still, as it is alleged, mad for not being invited
    to the white house by pres. Obama? :

    "Yet the mainstream media and academia failed to highlight these painful truths linked to Obama. Instead, most well-paid pundits on TV and radio celebrated the Obama brand. And most black spokespeople shamelessly defended Obama’s silences and crimes in the name of racial symbolism and their own careerism. How hypocritical to see them now speak truth to white power when most went mute in the face of black power. Their moral authority is weak and their newfound militancy is shallow."
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/09/barack-obama-legacy-presidency


    ...Regardless, does he have a point?
     
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    :qqb010: has west ever done anything but complain ?
     
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    Seems like he only has a counter point. Maybe he is providing a needed contrasting view to the good things Obama has done? Maybe he forgot Congress actively worked against him the entire 8 years he has been in office?
     
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    Or maybe:

    ....He's just telling the truth regarding obama?

    ...Realized that obama didn't truly try, especially when he had
    both house and senate and decided not to use it to his advantage?

    There's an ocean of speculation/conjecture to sail upon, no doubt.
     
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    Opinions by nature are subjective. When you only tell one side of things rarely are they factual. I think it will take some time for the main populace (including a lot of Black people) to realize exactly what Obama has done with Black people in mind. Those powerful whites know what he did and thats why they hate him.
     
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    I can't say the powerful whites are upset with him, being that obama's a wall street guy that if you check made the power elites ("powerful whites") a whole bunch'a money during his 8 year reign. Only the white dim witted sheeple made it a 'race thing'. Just look at his policies. There's a brotha and sista some may know on social media who gives a good outline of obama's unsanitized legacy during an interview with a media outlet called "counterpunch": https://store.counterpunch.org/yvette-carnell-and-pascal-robert-episode-70/

    Yvette Carnell and Pascal Robert – Episode 70

    This week Eric welcomes back to the show Yvette Carnell and Pascal Robert for a retrospective look at Barack Obama’s presidency: the lies and the crimes, the sell-job and the sell-out. Eric, Yvette, and Pascal discuss how Obama will be...
    store.counterpunch.org


    Should one care (or dare) to listen to the interview, their case is strong to say the least.
     
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    So far it seems they have undermined their cases credibility by making blatantly false statements based in opinion and pretending they are fact. One of the most alarming was they both actually said it was a farce that Obama was obstructed by congress yet the GOP already admitted to it on multiple occasions.
     
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    "False Statements" you say? That's powerful
    Assuming you heard the interview, care to quote said "false statements"?
    Jamesfrmphilly, being that you agreed with Senegal, please come off the
    sideline answer this: What statements did they make you deemed "false"?
     
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    :running:.....
     
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    I gave you an example in the post you replied to. Why would they say it was a farce that Obama faced obstruction when the GOP has admitted to it?

     
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