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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Did Tavis Smiley say Obama failed?



Liberal Tavis Smiley, who has a PBS gig because MSNBC was booked, went on the Megyn Kelly show on Monday and either admitted Barack Obama made life miserable for black people, or Smiley did not say that

The Salon headline said:
Watch Tavis Smiley brilliantly deflect Fox News talking points on race on “The Kelly File”
But the Salon story said:
Smiley said that we will “debating unto time immemorial whether or not the right move was to go after jobs or healthcare first.”
“The healthcare was divisive,” Kelly replied.
“It’s not just divisive, I think it was the right thing to do ultimately, I’m just not sure I would have led with that,” Smiley said.
“That one cut to the heart,” Kelly agreed, “people were scared — but on the subject of race, are we better off now than we were seven years ago?” Kelly seemed intent on speaking about race relations as a political issue, but Smiley deftly returned to the subject to the actual lives of actual black people.
“On every major economic issue, black Americans have lost ground,” Smiley replied. “For the last ten years, it’s not been good for black folk. The debate’s going to be whether he wasn’t bold enough, or whether he obstructed.”
“I think the answer’s ‘both,'” Smiley added. “Historians are going to have a field day juxtaposing how in the era of the first black president, the bottom fell out for black America. Black people are still politically marginalized, socially manipulated, and economically exploited.”
Note to Salon: sometimes people read the story, not just the headline.

As far as people “debating unto time immemorial whether or not the right move was to go after jobs or healthcare first,” I doubt anyone who is not a black socialist will give a damn about this community organizer-in-chief five years from now. Scholrs will agree that Obama failed and blame white people.

6 comments:

  1. Five years from now 0bama will be a white ex-president who had a black father.

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  2. On every major economic issue, black Americans have lost ground,” Smiley replied. “For the last ten years, it’s not been good for black folk. The debate’s going to be whether he wasn’t bold enough, or whether he obstructed.”

    Democrats always double down on their policy failures (cf. yesterday's thread on Gerson and also Dukakis). If a liberal program fails, it's because it isn't liberal enough. If spending money on a problem doesn't solve it, it's because too little money is being spent. The solution to everything involving money is not to spend wisely, but to spend more. The answer to every Democrat policy that fails is not to question the wisdom of the policy, but to add more of the same. If an individual acted this way throughout life, doctors would declare him insane. Indeed, Liberals in this country are unwell. They need hospitalization. That should be the first order of business for Dr. Trump.

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  3. SALON headline LIES! Surprahz, surprahz.

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  4. Tavis has failed his potus. If he had given our Lord and saviour the support he deserved we would all be winning the lottery every day and would no longer exhale CO2, but Chanel #5, even when we exhale anally. Tavis should be sat down on a pike.

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  5. So Tavis is saying that Obama fumbled everything?

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  6. Hmmm, what happened 10 years ago? A Democratic Congress, perhaps?

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