TAVIS SMILEY TELLS IT LIKE IT IS – EXACTLY LIKE IT IS
One can only imagine the outcry if Rush Limbaugh were to say of America’s first black president: “This president doesn’t have a good track record of wanting to meet with Negroes who disagree with him.” Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would wet themselves in frantic efforts to get to the nearest TV camera; MSNBC’s Tingles Matthews would be in a lather heretofore unseen in public as he wailed for Rush’s firing; Rush’s corporate sponsors would be besieged like never before. But – if a black man – dare I say a “negro” – to use the pejorative of Tavis Smiley – makes such an observation? No problem; move along crackers, there’s nothing to see here.
The PBS host was in rapt discussion with fellow-race-baiter Cornell West yesterday, when the topic of the first black president’s refusal last week to meet with a group of black pastors opposed to O’s support of same-sex marriage came up. Smiley wasted little time in dismissing “their ire” over such a frivolous subject – at times even ridiculing the pastors and suggesting that as long as there are black churches who agree with O, “this meetin’ ain’t gonna happen anytime soon.” Then, of course, he laughed and said, “Good luck!”
Additionally, Smiley found it “interesting and astonishing that this is the issue that finally gets their ire; not black unemployment, not black crime, not guns on the streets, not the drugs flowin’, you know – (laughing) – not a lack of healthcare, not the crisis in education, but again, that this would be the issue that gets their ire.”
Memo to Tavis Smiley: Really, Tavis? Kinda like how your pals – Malik Zulu Shabazz, Louis Farrakhan, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Cornell West only get their ire up when they’re race-baiting, right? Where are these black “leaders” when it comes to addressing the serious issues within the black community, Tavis? Why do we only see them on television in all of their indignant glory when they’re whining about the latest trumped-up charge of racism? Do you laugh at them when you realize what idiotic hypocrites they are, Tavis? No, of course you don’t; wouldn’t do much for the cause, would it?
Oh, and Tavis? You’re a hypocrite, too.
I guess that rules out O joining in a foursome with Allen West, Herman Cain and Clarence Thomas, huh?