Poverty Tour, I Don’t Think So.
More Like Sour Grapes
This past Friday the “Sour Grapes Tour” officially ended in Memphis, Tennessee. It didn’t end too soon for me.
This has been a joke from the get go. First off, only a fool would believe this was being done to get a first hand look at poverty throughout the country.
Second, who put up the cash for this tour? I haven’t heard “Amos & Andy” say who their pimp is. Perhaps it’s the K Bros? Maybe it’s other interests.
Either way, this was simply an elaborate way for two Negroes to whine about the fact they aren’t part of the inner circle of the WH.
As we all know by now Tavis Smiley invited President Obama to an event. He was unable to go. Instead Michelle Obama went. If it had been me, I wouldn’t be complaining or crying the blues. I would have been glad that the WH thought enough of my event to send a top official.
Smiley is pissed that he doesn’t have access to the WH under President Obama like he did under President Clinton. It’s time for Smiley to grow up and act like the professional that he impersonates.
As for Professor Cornel West, he meets with the President on May 16, 2008 and on May 20, 2010 says this:
“I think my dear brother Barack Obama has a certain fear of free black men. 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. He is just as human as I am, but that is his cultural formation. When he meets an independent black brother, it is frightening. And that’s true for a white brother. When you get a white brother who meets a free, independent black man, they got to be mature to really embrace fully what the brother is saying to them. It’s a tension, given the history. It can be overcome. Obama, coming out of Kansas influence, white, loving grandparents, coming out of Hawaii and Indonesia, when he meets these independent black folk who have a history of slavery, Jim Crow, Jane Crow and so on, he is very apprehensive. He has a certain rootlessness, a deracination. It is understandable.”
Would you provide access to someone who calls you a “House Negro?”
Of course not.
I wouldn’t provide access to anyone who calls me a beaner or a greaser.
What these guys and many other people have failed to realize, this President is being scrutinized in a way no President has ever been. Everything President Obama does or says is analyzed to the eleventh degree. Would John McCain have to endure this?
We know the answer to that.
I’m not going to say that we aren’t in a bad way. People homeless, unemployment at record levels, cuts in entitlement programs, it really sucks. The President can not go ahead and issue executive orders to cure these very tragic ills. This isn’t a third world country. The President has to deal with Congress, which right now has a GOP majority in the House. We need a Democratic majority that will deliver what the President needs in order to put the nation back on track.
My advice to Smiley and West: