May 19, 2011

Cornell West No Longer Digging "Hope and Change"

The former cheerleader for Barack Obama now considers the President a "black mascot" and "black puppet."

Cornel West, a Princeton University professor and leading black intellectual, is harshly criticizing President Obama, a candidate he once supported but now calls "a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats."

Don't start getting a warm and fuzzy feeling about Professor West, however. His biggest problem with Obama isn't that he's a egotistical radical destroying the nation, it is that he's an egotistical radical that isn't destroying the nation to benefit blacks. And that the President is a racist.

"I think my dear brother Barack Obama has a certain fear of free black men," West said. "It's understandable. As a young brother who grows up in a white context, brilliant African father, he's always had to fear being a white man with black skin. All he has known culturally is white…When he meets an independent black brother, it is frightening."

I can hardly wait to see how Eric Boehlert and the drones at Media Matters are going to address this. Their default complaint against any criticism of the President is always that the criticism is always caused by racism.

Now that a prominent black liberal academic is effectively making the argument that Obama himself is too white and can't relate to black Americans because he was never part of their shared cultural experience, how can the race-baiters respond?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 19, 2011 09:35 AM

The media will respond to this the same way they responded to Al Sharpton calling him the Magic Negro who wasn't black like him.

Posted by: Col Bat Guano at May 19, 2011 11:01 AM

Not black enough. Grew up in Africa; can't understand the brother's struggle in the US. Attended them big fancy cracka universities. Never paid his dues. This is the beauty part of the never-satisfied Left: they can't even get along with each other in the end.

Posted by: Solomon Rivers at May 19, 2011 01:45 PM

whats funny is Cornell went to Harvard, Yale and got his phd from Princeton. Although I am not that familiar with wets thinking he comes across as thinking our black president should be douing things exclusively for african americans and I feel thats kind of unrealistic. We are lucky if you ask me that Obamas not doing things the way Cornell wants as I get the feeling that although Cornell probably spends most of his time teaching white kids he resents white folk. I am sure in alot of white folks minds they were thinking that if he was elected that the african americans would take out revenge on white america which is the majority of the population. I appreciate West's honesty in his disgust and respect it alot more than people like Herman Cain who has problems with facts. Although Cains black, hes not on the same page as most in the black community ..sorry for any typos..peace

Posted by: Red Neck at May 19, 2011 02:40 PM

Any and all criticism of Obama is racist, regardless of who makes it.

Racist racist racist.

I eagerly await Garofalo's sneering denunciation of racist cracka West, who can't stand to see a brother succeed. Then she needs to get back to smearing conservative Blacks as sellouts and Uncle Toms.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at May 19, 2011 11:53 PM

"All he has known culturally is white…"

...says the Ivy League PhD.

Ah, Irony is truly dead in academia.

Posted by: Tam at May 20, 2011 10:42 AM

You know it's serious when they start eating their own................

Posted by: Robert17 at May 20, 2011 09:56 PM