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  •  A Sad Vendetta Against President Obama (7+ / 0-)

    Cornel West's legitimacy as a public intellectual hinges upon him discrediting the President especially with black voters. It's a sad position to be in that leads to contradicting statements -- like Pres. Obama is "brown-faced Bill Clinton" even as he acknowledges the differences between Obama and the Clintons.

    Self-appointed gatekeepers of black identity and experience have seen their privileged position erode since the President was elected and reelected despite their best efforts.

    I think the first duty of society is justice. - Alexander Hamilton

    by liamcdg on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 08:34:46 AM PDT

    •  "A Republican in blackface", as another example. (3+ / 0-)
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      Self-appointed gatekeepers of black identity and experience have seen their privileged position erode since the President was elected and reelected despite their best efforts.
      Yeah.

      Someone actually admitted on DK, "Yes. If it pisses you and the other Greenwald-Tweet-pearl-clutchers off, it's smart." Wow. Just....wow.

      by Inland on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 08:42:54 AM PDT

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      •  "a certain fear of free black men" is another gem (3+ / 0-)
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        from a couple years back.

        "black mascot of the oligarchs" is a fave.

        This comment is dedicated to my mellow Adept2U and his Uncle Marcus

        by mallyroyal on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 08:59:41 AM PDT

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        •  Yep, but the white "progressive" Obama bashers (1+ / 0-)
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          ate up those offense remarks of West like flies eat shit.  They can't get enough of that stuff from a black person, since they think an Obama basher's being black gives them cover and license to engage in the vilest of anti-Obama rhetoric themselves.

          What they don't get is that West has no relevance in the black community, contrary to the misperceptions of white progressive Obama bashers.  He doesn't give them the cover they think he does.

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