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.