Those Are Fightin’ Words! Cornel West Wants To Slap The Sh*t Out Of Obama Because He Cussed Him Out

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Catch Fade, News, Old Heads

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Dr. West must have an album coming out or something, because he’s throwing out disses like he’s 50 Cent or something.

Cornel West took to the public to criticize Obama on his policies, which is fair, during an interview with Here are the highlights:

– He calls Obama “a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats. And now he has become head of the American killing machine and is proud of it.”

– “I think my dear brother Barack Obama has a certain fear of free black men…He feels most comfortable with upper middle-class white and Jewish men who consider themselves very smart, very savvy and very effective in getting what they want”

– And finally, “It is a profoundly human response to panic and catastrophe. I thought Barack Obama could have provided some way out. But he lacks backbone.”

Ouch. But it turns from political to personal when West starts to sound like sour grapes, complaining about how Obama didn’t call him back or give him a ticket to the inauguration. Um…he’s the freaking President! Sorry if he was a little busy. Here’s where things get even juicier. West says Barry cussed him out in public:

“He makes a bee line to me right after the talk, in front of everybody…He just lets me have it. He says, ‘You ought to be ashamed of yourself, saying I’m not a progressive. Is that the best you can do? Who do you think you are?’

This made the good doctor so upset that he wanted to smack him in the head. Let’s keep it civilized guys. Maybe West will drop a diss record on Youtube.


  • Mandingo Black

    He needs to sit his azz down somewhere preferably in a barbers chair and then an dentists….Attention ho!!

    • Where are the believers?

      Lol. I love Dr. West but that was a good one dude!

    • Mic

      West is doing all the shows on MSNBC saying all the above. Frankly, with the hair, beard, and the gapped tooth he looked like a fool.

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  • Nic

    I don’t care, either about West’s delusional view of humanity or about Obama telling him where to go. Cornel West is about as relevant as Sarah Palin. Nuff Said.

    • Sharyn Girlsjustwannahavefun

      Sure enough.

      Cornell, who…wha??? Why is he still speaking?

      @Cornell – “Everybody done left, man. Close the door behind you.”

  • nowords

    Cornell West needs to ask if his former Black Wife wants to slap him in the face for cheating with a White Grad student that produced a child. I bet you she does!

    • Sharyn Girlsjustwannahavefun

      Yes…yes and more yes.

    • Harriet

      where can I find information on that?


    Say goodbye to the lecture circuit punk! We laughed you out of town last week. You old azz will be hiding out like Jessie Jackson, his son and Tavis Smiley….OBAMA 2012!

  • Sharyn Girlsjustwannahavefun

    OMG won’t this guy get laringytis or tonsillitis or something. I never really liked him, and don’t care what school he went to or did. If you ever really listened to him without being blinded by his credentials, he’s a crazy b@st@rd….he will mind funk you with his nonsense in a minute and bring you to crazitown with him if you let him….Ahhhh, that felt so good. :D

  • sheshe

    This really bothers me given that Cornel West gained his acclaim, in part, by wealthy white people at prestigous universities. I have no problem with him holding the President accountable for campaign promises but making personal attacks is crossing the line. He needs to do better!

  • ladylove

    Now, I understand why Tavis had such beef with Pres. Obama a few years ago. It’s because his boyfriend Dr. West had differences with Obama, so therefore, Mr. Smiley has issues too. (Yes, Tavis and Cornel are “very close friends.” I heard Tavis say in 2008 that he and Cornel often travel together…alone. Yes, two grown men taking vacations together) I digress…

    Smiley and West ain’t nothing but two jealous, homo, albeit educated thugs. They are no different than Jesse “Cut His Balls Off” Jackson. Most educated black men with a high sense of entitlement are extremely jealous of Pres. Obama. They want the president to personally cater to them just because he’s black. And when he doesn’t, all hell breaks loose. They start going off, i.e. Jesse Jackson, the NAACP in 2007, and many others.

    It’s like parts of Black America think Barack owes them his undivided attention for getting him elected. No sir! It was a collective population, mostly made up of non-blacks that got him into the White House folks. SMH!!!

    • Mic

      @ladylove why do you have to use gay people as a means to insult West and Smiley. Why you have to be homophobic. Why don’t you follow the teachings of Jesus. We as a people know how it feels to be degraded, why turn around a do to others what’s been done to your people. You are intelligent, I can tell, and you are also sad.

    • veryfunny

      I agree with you,you just said it best……I hope they get it into thier brains that the man can not go knocking on doors one by one to thank them.

  • WithAllHonesty

    President Obama is doing a great job ESPECIALLY considering the mess he walked into.

    As far helping Blacks…Uhh Health Care Reform and helping HBCUs receive more funding.

    I didn’t even graduate from an HBCU and I have insurance, it benefited me none and I still like the man for doing what’s right.

    He can only do so much, it’s up us to do the rest.

    As far Black interest… I think we’ll see more efforts made when he is reelected since it’ll be his last 4 years of his term. Why would he go so far to help this term only to risk not being re-elected because he gave Blacks too much help…Think people. Politics isn’t a checker game, it’s chess.

    • scatter

      Yes, these idiots want Barack to open the flood gates and give out all kinds of aid to blacks. That would be a sure fire route to a Republican getting elected in 2012. I am in his corner for now but in his 2nd term there are no excuses not to help blacks bridge the gap.

    • WithAllHonesty

      I’m with you on that one.

  • anonymous

    The problem is Dr. West is right about the economy. Way to many people that are responsible for the crash are in charge of fixing it. President Obama appointed these people. Im just saying…

    • Oh please

      President Obama has a few people who worked when the crash happened, and he seemed to have kept them there because they had the inside track, there are far more new people in this administration then not. Cornell West is a far left wing shill who talks a lot but doesn’t back anything up. Until he is able to have a record of community service that Obama has behind him (before even gaining power) he might need to STFU because he is just starting to sound petty now.

    • anonymous

      A few? Tim Geithner, Ben Bernanke, Larry Summers… Don’t get me wrong. I am thankful that the US is not in a Depression. But how many people went to prison over the crash? How much new regulation is in place? (I mean stuff with teeth that will prevent future bubbles.) I voted for the President. I’ll do it again. But on this point? Uhuh, he needs a do-over.

  • ray

    Cornel west needs to shut up. All he can do is talk. I’d like to see him run for president – he certainly wouldn’t get far.


    don’t dish it out if you can’t take it homz. :-(

  • it is what it is

    the comments on here are ok, but i’d rather give a mofo point of view on, a pro black women website.

  • J

    This is typical of US…us being Black people.

    We get so hung up on ‘staying the same’ and ‘keeping it real’…We dont care what level a person ascends to, we always want to view them as our own personal homie.

    HE’S THE PRESIDENT…Its arguably the most exclsuive group a human being can be part of. Think about that…

    Leader of the damn World—seriously, think about it

    People in genral smell they self when they get a promotion, have a nice looking chick, etc.

    Just imagine for a second the level of SWAGGER you’d get by being POTUS!

    These elders act like he supposed o kiss they ring everytime he walk by them smh

  • blacknight

    Obama has been a little disappointing. But I will give dude till the end of his term. What has he really done? Healthcare reform was a hit and miss. He has not changed that much of Bushes policies. Stop talking So much and do some shit.

    • Mic

      YOu are repeating a left wing talking point. ‘He really hasn’t done nothing”. The truth is, you don’t know what he’s done because you are so attached to that talking point. Go to the internet and put in this question: What Has Obama Done For Me Lately, and see what comes up. You will be surprised at how little you know.

    • Oh please


      Please go do research before posting a silly comment like that, thanks a million.

      Obama has helped achieve some of the most significant legislation in 60 years or so and his first term isn’t even over yet. The man even helped find Bin Laden,someone this country claimed they were trying to find for more then a decade, so you sound foolish saying something as simple minded as “what has he done”? I cant even explain how ridiculous you sound…I feel sorry that Obama even has to put up with some of the ignorant people in this country.

    • positive by nature

      I agree with you 100%. Instead of listening to all the rhetoric, this guy should just READ more often and THEN and only THEN, he should form a valid opinion.
      President Obama has done so much and has not gotten the accolades he deserves. The US is better off than it was 2 years ago; employment has been increasing since he’s been in office; he gets hit from all sides with all the what has he done diatribe from republicans who hate President Obama just for who he is…. and the Brother keeps on stepping.
      President Obama is NOT the Messiah! He’s a human being trying to do good things for this country.

  • God's_Angel

    I wonder how much sleep Obama gets at night. It can’t be much, considering the mess he has to fix, and the strides he’s made so far.


    He can’t solely focus on black issues, or he won’t get re-elected!


    And I agree with what someone else said…I don’t know what all the beef is about, between Obama and other high-profile black leaders. But it seems as though they’re upset because Obama hasn’t jumped on their bandwagon and focused on their causes. Give the man a break! And give him a little more time…

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