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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 12:25 PM
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25. I love MEDIATAKEOUT'S take on it:


February 14, 2008. is so sad to report this - but talkshow host Tavis Smiley is acting like a straight up BEE-YOTCH!!!

Here's what's going on. Apparently Tavis Smiley is upset that Barack Obama didn't come and kiss his booty before announcing that he's running for president. Since then, Tavis has been publicly criticizing the Democratic front-runner.

But things all came to a head a few days ago. You see, Tavis put out the word that he wanted both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to attend his State Of Black America conference in Louisiana this week. Barack reached out to Tavis and explained to him that he's busy campaigning in States with upcoming primaries, so he can't make it over to Tavis' event. And he offered to have his wife Michelle attend the event in his place.

Well that wasn't good enough for Tavis - who put the word out that Michelle Obama is not welcome at the event. According to Tavis - if Barack can't attend, he didn't want Michelle there either.

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  -Tavis vs. OBama? Where is the Unity? CatWoman  Feb-14-08 11:43 AM   #0 
  - Sounds like Obama dropped the ball on this one. You can't be everywhere, I guess.  elixir   Feb-14-08 11:46 AM   #1 
  - Of course a Hillary supporter with NO UNDERSTANDING OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY  wndycty   Feb-14-08 11:57 AM   #5 
  - I'm not a Hillary supporter, and I'm black  CatWoman   Feb-14-08 12:00 PM   #10 
  - Because this year his priority on winning the presidency and most of Black America understands that  wndycty   Feb-14-08 12:04 PM   #16 
  - If I read correctly Hillary...  Hell Hath No Fury   Feb-14-08 02:16 PM   #53 
  - I thought these were some good points...  stillcool47   Feb-14-08 09:00 PM   #80 
  - I agree. I like Tavis, but if this story is true, it sounds like his ego is getting a bit  Truth Hurts A Lot   Feb-14-08 02:38 PM   #54 
  - What a horribly racist comment... eom  Juniperx   Feb-14-08 07:39 PM   #73 
  - Its impt for some to label Obama as Black, but he is also White  WillYourVoteBCounted   Feb-14-08 12:44 PM   #38 
  - Even worse...  Juniperx   Feb-14-08 07:42 PM   #76 
  - Not really.  NOLALady   Feb-14-08 01:47 PM   #48 
  - Sounds like Tavis's listeners understand Obama's scheduling conflicts.  Olney Blue   Feb-14-08 11:50 AM   #2 
  - Why does Obama have to speak to black people through Tavis Smiley?  EffieBlack   Feb-14-08 11:52 AM   #3 
  - Tavis is going to lose this fight. . .  wndycty   Feb-14-08 11:53 AM   #4 
  - there was a major backlash against Tavis from the beginning  CatWoman   Feb-14-08 11:58 AM   #6 
  - Well Tavis can do what he wants, I like him, we need him. . .  wndycty   Feb-14-08 12:00 PM   #8 
  - I agree - the only people I hear complaining about Obama not going  EffieBlack   Feb-14-08 12:34 PM   #30 
  - I don't know if I totally agree with that Cat  BronxBoy   Feb-14-08 03:07 PM   #58 
  - If Tavis had really wanted him to be there, why not do it in Texas or Ohio  EffieBlack   Feb-14-08 12:03 PM   #15 
     - are you really listening to yourself?  CatWoman   Feb-14-08 07:39 PM   #72 
  - Who turns down an invitation from Tavis?  anamandujano   Feb-14-08 11:59 AM   #7 
  - Its funny based upon your statement "my stomach would sink if he jumped on the Obama train"  wndycty   Feb-14-08 12:02 PM   #13 
  - Bias based on his campaign, it's called choosing a candidate.  anamandujano   Feb-14-08 12:36 PM   #33 
  - Obama, obviously  EffieBlack   Feb-14-08 12:08 PM   #19 
     - The truth is that Hillary is "the black candidate." She is more on their side,  anamandujano   Feb-14-08 12:52 PM   #42 
     - Everyone has a right to ask. Everyone has a right to an answer. Everyone isn't required to get  EffieBlack   Feb-14-08 12:58 PM   #43 
     - Tavis will be here long after Obama is a distant bad memory.  anamandujano   Feb-14-08 01:02 PM   #45 
        - LOL You really hate Obama don't you?  wndycty   Feb-14-08 01:25 PM   #46 
        - Whatever  EffieBlack   Feb-14-08 02:06 PM   #51 
     - Oh Brother...  BronxBoy   Feb-14-08 03:40 PM   #61 
     - Agreed.  NOLALady   Feb-14-08 01:57 PM   #49 
  - Tavis is losing this fight  knowledgeispwr   Feb-14-08 12:00 PM   #9 
  - the same call-ins who keep pushing the line that the Clinton's were using  CatWoman   Feb-14-08 12:01 PM   #12 
  - the Talking Heads are losing the fight, even Rush Limpballs is losing his power over voters  WillYourVoteBCounted   Feb-14-08 12:46 PM   #40 
  - I listen to these shows everyday ,,,  butterfly77   Feb-14-08 05:10 PM   #63 
     - Yes...That is True  BronxBoy   Feb-14-08 07:05 PM   #68 
     - Butterfly,  CatWoman   Feb-14-08 07:38 PM   #71 
  - Tavis....How much Hillary is paying you??????  easy_b94   Feb-14-08 12:01 PM   #11 
  - LOL  CatWoman   Feb-14-08 12:02 PM   #14 
  - And Easy... n/t  BronxBoy   Feb-14-08 05:03 PM   #62 
  - Welcome to DU  wndycty   Feb-14-08 12:08 PM   #20 
  - CatWoman, read this post to get an idea of Obama supporters opinion of Tavis Smiley..  IndianaJones   Feb-14-08 12:06 PM   #17 
  - heh  CatWoman   Feb-14-08 12:16 PM   #22 
  - I don't think I've ever seen such a blatantly racist comment here...and used to defend Obama. nt.  IndianaJones   Feb-14-08 12:26 PM   #26 
     - those people are off their fucking rockers  CatWoman   Feb-14-08 12:33 PM   #29 
  - How much Black media do you watch or listen to?  BronxBoy   Feb-14-08 02:59 PM   #57 
  - What's Obama's point?  seasonedblue   Feb-14-08 12:07 PM   #18 
  - He will be busy talking to the voters in Texas and Ohio. . .  wndycty   Feb-14-08 12:09 PM   #21 
  - Because he's campaigning in Texas and Ohio - and the voters he's trying to win  EffieBlack   Feb-14-08 12:18 PM   #23 
     - what are you two? Frick and Frack?  CatWoman   Feb-14-08 12:22 PM   #24 
     - Catwoman you know I love you. . .  wndycty   Feb-14-08 12:26 PM   #27 
     - LOL  CatWoman   Feb-14-08 12:35 PM   #31 
     - No - we're just two of the apparent multitudes that disagree with you . . .  EffieBlack   Feb-14-08 12:36 PM   #32 
     - you're cute, too  CatWoman   Feb-14-08 12:39 PM   #35 
        - :-)  EffieBlack   Feb-14-08 12:41 PM   #37 
     - LOL  Chovexani   Feb-14-08 02:14 PM   #52 
     - And yet Obama's supporters trumpet the percentage of black voters  anamandujano   Feb-14-08 12:59 PM   #44 
        - see, that's where I am with this  CatWoman   Feb-14-08 01:34 PM   #47 
        - I've never heard Obama's supporters "trumpet" this - methinks you make this up.  EffieBlack   Feb-14-08 02:06 PM   #50 
  - I love MEDIATAKEOUT'S take on it:  wndycty   Feb-14-08 12:25 PM   #25 
  - I heard another analogy of that "crabs in a barrel" comparision  CatWoman   Feb-14-08 12:40 PM   #36 
  - I hope they don't push each other to safety in my house.....  BronxBoy   Feb-14-08 07:26 PM   #70 
     - ummmmmmmm  CatWoman   Feb-14-08 07:42 PM   #75 
  - That's not what he said.....  BronxBoy   Feb-14-08 02:49 PM   #56 
  - the link to MIchelle's radio appearance  tishaLA   Feb-14-08 07:16 PM   #69 
  - There are literally  BumRushDaShow   Feb-14-08 12:27 PM   #28 
  - Hear hear!  EffieBlack   Feb-14-08 12:37 PM   #34 
  - Very well said  ellacott   Feb-14-08 12:51 PM   #41 
  - Tavis is one of the  my3boyz   Feb-14-08 12:46 PM   #39 
  - Actually...  BronxBoy   Feb-14-08 02:43 PM   #55 
  - happy valentine's day, BB  CatWoman   Feb-14-08 03:29 PM   #59 
  - Hey Cat!!!  BronxBoy   Feb-14-08 03:34 PM   #60 
  - See MANY Black Leaders Today are so concerned with their image  NJObamaWoman   Feb-14-08 05:43 PM   #64 
     - Welcome to DU...  BronxBoy   Feb-14-08 06:06 PM   #66 
  - hey!  ulysses   Feb-14-08 05:57 PM   #65 
  - lol  CatWoman   Feb-14-08 06:14 PM   #67 
  - this has obviously hurt his support in the black community  Magic Rat   Feb-14-08 07:40 PM   #74 
     - you know I love you, Jason  CatWoman   Feb-14-08 07:44 PM   #77 
        - my dear, from you  Magic Rat   Feb-14-08 07:45 PM   #78 
           - LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!  CatWoman   Feb-14-08 07:58 PM   #79 

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