Dr. Cornel West says that President Obama is still a "Republican in blackface."
West is upset that the President hasn't spoken about issues that affect African-Americans, such as poverty and race. Dr. West goes on to say, that it's morally obscene and spiritually profane to spend $6 billion on an election...and not have any serious discussion [about] poverty... He also said he's glad there was not a right-wing takeover, but we end up with a Republican, a Rockefeller Republican in blackface, with Barack Obama, so that our struggle with regard to poverty intensifies."
Dr. West says that he knows many other African-American personalities and educators don't agree with him, but he considers them sell-outs. "I love Brother Mike Dyson...but we're living in a society where everybody is up for sale. Everything is up for sale. And he and Brother Sharpton and Sister Melissa [Harris-Perry] and others, they have sold their souls for a mess of Obama pottage."