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 TruthDig.com. 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.