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  •  beyond the middle class (6+ / 0-)

    there's major beef from the black community of his outright abuse of those suffering from poverty.

    Cornell West went even further:

    I think that it’s morally obscene and spiritually profane to spend $6 billion on an election, $2 billion on a presidential election, and not have any serious discussion — poverty, trade unions being pushed against the wall dealing with stagnating and declining wages when profits are still up and the 1 percent are doing very well, no talk about drones dropping bombs on innocent people. So we end up with such a narrow, truncated political discourse, as the major problems — ecological catastrophe, climate change, global warming. So it’s very sad. I mean, I’m glad there was not a right-wing takeover, but we end up with a Republican, a Rockefeller Republican in blackface, with Barack Obama, so that our struggle with regard to poverty intensifies.

    Deficits don't matter, jobs do.

    by aguadito on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 07:50:07 AM PDT

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    •  "...a Rockefeller Republican in blackface..."? (4+ / 0-)
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      Wow. THAT would sure get HR'd around here.

      I wouldn't go near that image, but I'd agree with the rest of West's comment.

      What we need is a Democrat in the White House.

      by expatjourno on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 08:02:35 AM PDT

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      •  the context (4+ / 0-)
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        is basically that West had reached out to Obama and was rejected numerous times to concentrating on the issue of poverty (which is plaguing us worse than ever after the financial crisis)

        West isn't stupid, he was being purposely inflammatory to stimulate a complacent and docile institutionalist administration running our country.

        Deficits don't matter, jobs do.

        by aguadito on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 08:14:32 AM PDT

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