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indimuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:12 PM
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Dr. Cornel West:"Obama becoming puppet of Wall St Oligarchs"(VIDEO) Great interview!
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 01:13 PM by indimuse
The economic rift between rich and poor in America is deepening, but a new awareness is also taking root among the people. That's the opinion of renowned civil rights activist Dr. Cornel West, who shared his views during an exclusive interview with RT's Marina Portnaya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4M4uBdrI_s&feature=feed...


"Obama has aligned himself with forces that promote the ABANDONMENT of poor people and the NEGLECT of working people." ~Cornell West

Cornell says a whole lot more..... ;)

As far as I can see...WE DON'T have a party in this country the represent The People...NOT ONE!
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frazzled Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:21 PM
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1. As is Dr. West, by virtue of working for Princeton
Scan down its board of trustees and you will find CEOs from JP Morgan Chase, Prudential Financial, Marathon Oil, Worldcom, Forbes, American Express, Goldman Sachs, and the really evil one: Teach for America!

http://investing.businessweek.com/businessweek/research...

Those who live in glass houses ...
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indimuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:44 PM
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2. Yes. But Cornell has NOTHING to do with Jobs..Wars..and The Economy..etc..
Obama's does.This is about Obama and his FAILURE to the right things for us the working class."Abandoned" is correct!
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frazzled Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:54 PM
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6. Absolutely true ... and if he did have to
deal with any of those things, we'd be screaming at him, too.

Just saying that it's easy to hand out pronouncements; it's really hard to govern. And I'm sure Cornell West would be the first to admit that. If he thought about it for a moment.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:47 PM
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4. Is Prof. West THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES??
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 01:48 PM by WinkyDink
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raouldukelives Donating Member (945 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:51 PM
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5. As are many people who have 401ks
I suspect maybe even many here. Yet they continue to bash the very corporations they support. :shrug:
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:05 PM
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28. Hopefully more and more are waking up.
I don't own stock in American companies. Most of the young people I know don't really buy into the concept of renting out their money to largely unaccountable corporations. The government can't prop up that casino forever.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:01 PM
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8. And given the fact he is speaking out as he is, that makes him a Whistleblower.
Whistleblowers are essential in this corrupt system, and I have great respect for them.

Deep contrast with Mr. President.
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sad sally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:53 PM
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32. Look out whistleblowers...
Willard Clint Carte worked hard to get Obama elected in 2008; now as an attorney for the Department of Homeland Security, he is apparently making life miserable for a government official whos refusing to obey his demands.

New emails and testimony from Department of Homeland Security FOIA officer Catherine Papoi reveal that a former Obama campaign staffer repeatedly asked Papoi and her team to redact portions of politically sensitive documents, as well as portions of documents that were already publicly available.

Papoi, who came under fire at DHS for complaining that sensitive FOIA requests were being vetted by political employees, testified on March 3 that Willard Clint Carte, a DHS attorney with the title of confidential assistant, attempted to block a FOIA request for DHS Secretary Janet Napolitanos calendar in which Napolitanos secretary had referred to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as Senator Clinton. According to Papois testimony, Carte asked that Clintons title be changed on the calendar in order to spare the department embarrassment.

The front office wanted that changed before the response went out the door and we were pushing back saying that once you cast your net and retrieve a record, you cant alter a record because of mere embarrassment, Papoi said in her testimony.
...
When asked by the Oversight Committee investigators why Carte wanted to redact portions of the Judicial Watch request that were already publicly available, and thus not suited to redaction under b5, Papoi said, This was an instance where either they werent aware it was made public or they simply did not want to release the information. Which one, I am not sure.

Papoi claims that she was demoted within DHS for raising concerns about the FOIA process.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/03/30/former-organizing-for...
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:46 PM
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3. i love dr. west!
always telling it like it is.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:57 PM
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7. Right from the start he talks about poor people. That is very unusual.
I wish I could be at that teach in. (Which is what I have been advocating here here for years).

However, the rest of his interview he concentrated on everything else except poverty.

As much as I really like Dr. West, I don't hold out much hope of being included.
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:09 PM
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9. Must see interview is getting un-recced ( I wonder why )
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 02:10 PM by Mimosa
This is a great interview. Like me, West was an early supporter of Obama. He sees exactly what some of us are seeing.

Cornel West perfectly describes the shift in Obama's direction and how we all are affected.

I'm one of the 'ordinary people' West mentioned who provided Obama with financial and spiritual support during his candidacy. This time I have nothing to give. How many of us are poorer today than we were in 2007 and 2008?

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Solomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:11 PM
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11. Because someone has to post it everyday.
That's why. Same thing over and over.
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Godhumor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:44 PM
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14. Exactly, I think we've seen it referenced in new posts every day since it originally aired
Maybe we can bring up that 42% approve poll again, too.
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indimuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:00 PM
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16. But McDonald's is hiring!
50,000? (shakes head) ;)
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:10 PM
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10. Uh oh. Dr. Cornell West
You've gone and done it now. :popcorn:
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Gin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:43 PM
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13. He & Tavis Smiley talk like they don't like the President...
it is obvious when they are on TV together. (IMO)
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:40 PM
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12. Becoming?
T'was ever thus.
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indimuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:00 PM
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17. la la laaaaaaa..
;)
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:01 PM
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38. lol
:rofl: :toast:
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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:59 PM
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15. I also feel we do not have a party in this country that represents The People
not one. it's sad. sad that it's come to this, sad that so many fall for it, and sad that it's just going to be 4 more years of the same old shit. :(

When do we get OUR revolution? :shrug:
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indimuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:02 PM
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18. What is MOST sad..
is..WE TRUSTED Obama. I will vote for him...but it won't be a proud day.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:11 PM
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indimuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:14 PM
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22. Well IF there is a (Well funded) 3rd party..
I'm in! But your'e right. This 2 party corporate scheme is headed for disaster.How much more can we take?
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wildbilln864 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:05 PM
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19. k&r! nt
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:09 PM
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20. Love him!
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:16 PM
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23. To be such a learned individual I'm surprised at some of his
statements. It's really disheartening.
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wildbilln864 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:51 PM
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24. truth is often disheartening! nt
:shrug:
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:11 PM
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33. Noone really wants to know the "truth." But I expected
Dr. West to know it, regardless.
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:56 PM
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25. K&R
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:58 PM
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26. k & r
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hulka38 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:04 PM
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27. K&R
The uncomfortable truth needs to be acknowledged and what to do about needs to be discussed.
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:12 PM
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29. As though a modern president has much choice in the matter.
That's how one gets to be president today. Dr. West has just awoken from a fifty-year nap, I guess.
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Itchinjim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:14 PM
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30. Cornel who?
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ReggieVeggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:18 PM
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34. what, are you ignorant?
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Itchinjim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:27 PM
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35. Reggie who?
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indimuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:29 PM
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36. ...
:spank: heheh..
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:54 PM
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37. and damn proud of it, too..
apparently.
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:18 PM
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31. K&R for Dr West.
:patriot:

When the Working Class & The Poor realize WE have more in common with each other
than we have in common with the Ruling Class Elite leadership of BOTH political parties,
then we can DEMAND "CHANGE".



Who will STAND and represent THIS American Majority?
Lofty Rhetoric, Empty Promises, and Excuses mean NOTHING now.
"By their WORKS you will know them,"
and by their WORKS they will be judged.



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