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Tavis Smiley Demands ‘Spoils’ For Blacks

From NBC’s Nightly News, via Real Clear Politics:

Tavis Smiley To Obama: Blacks "Ought To Be Looked Out For"

September 15, 2011

Tavis Smiley says the President is ignoring blacks, the "most loyal" part of his base who "ought to be looked out for." Smiley spoke to NBC’s Lester Holt. In April, Smiley said the 2012 elections will be "the most racist in the history of this Republic.

"It’s just not that black folks are hurting the most now. It’s that there’s no sign that it’s going to get any better. There really are two questions in black America, I think, Lester, have to wrestle with. At least two questions.

Number one: what is the pain threshold in black America? What is our pain threshold, number one.

Are blacks really that different? Do they have different pain thresholds from other races? If you prick them, do they not bleed?

To borrow from the Bard, ‘Hath not a Black eyes? Hath not a Black hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? Fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a White is? If you prick them, do they not bleed? If you tickle them, do they not laugh?’

Apparently, not. At least not according to Mr. Smiley.

And number two, what is the presidency really worth? Is it worth not saying anything? Is it worth being silent when you’re catching the most hell, when you’re suffering the most pain? Especially, when you’re the most loyal part of the President’s base," Smiley said. "That’s not hating on the President, it’s defending your own flanks.

It sounds like Mr. Smiley is asking to be ‘unleashed.’ Just as Maxine Waters did a few weeks ago.

And whatever happened to that notion that to the victor goes the spoils? If anybody ought to be looked out for, it ought to be the persons who represent the most significant and the most loyal part of the base. That would be African-Americans."

In other words, Mr. Smiley is demanding more ‘spoils’ for blacks because their guy won election. Just imagine the firestorm if a white commentator would ever say such a thing.

Smiley says he understands that President Obama is taking the "political risk" looking "tribal" if he were to look out for the concerns of his race. "What makes presidents great, makes them transformational is taking risks," Mr. Smiley says.

Well, for once one it is accurate to say that an Obama critics is an unabashed racist.

At the conclusion of the interview, Mr. Smiley says America is "less racist" but not post-racial.

Why would Mr. Smiley want a less racist country? It’s clear he wants a country where different tribes "get the spoils" depending on who is in office.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, September 16th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

13 Responses to “Tavis Smiley Demands ‘Spoils’ For Blacks”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    What Tavis Smiley says is unimportant and I do not hear his words.

  2. BigOil says:

    He asks how high is black America’s pain threshold. Since they continue to vote Democrat at a 92% clip despite the destruction liberalism has inflicted on their communities – I would say their pain threshold is off the charts.

  3. GetBackJack says:

    Bot that any of us needed it, but gosh, what vivid conformation that Black Leadership really does believe the government is a Treasury to loot, a pinata to crack open and a perpetual goody jar for those who can win a war to take possession of it.

    (long string of complicated Chinese curses) – this is, frankly, seriously scary s***.

  4. River0 says:

    This is what the Democrats have always been about since Andrew Jackson created the party and the “spoils system”. It’s a real test for the ability of Americans to wake up and smell the coffee.

  5. Bo says:

    What’s the big deal? I look out for blacks all the time. To be honest, I am tired of the black story. If you identify yourself by race, you are a racist. Let’s call it what it is and move on with or without blacks, latinos, italians, jews, etc. we can not win/succeed with that approach.

  6. untrainable says:

    I’m glad Tavis took time to make the point that he’s not “hating on” the president (wonderful command of the English language there by the way Tav). He’s just defending his own flanks.

    So, let me get this straight. As long as you’re watching out for your own interests, then it’s OK to be a flaming racist. It just sounds like plain old fashioned greed to me. Greed, like… WALL STREET… BIG PHARMA… EVIL INSURANCE… BIG OIL… etc. Again, the double standard made manifest.

    I don’t now why Tavis is so upset. Obama hasn’t done anything for white America either.

    • TerryAnne says:

      “If anybody ought to be looked out for, it ought to be the persons who…”

      This sentence made me cringe, too. Tavis apparently graduated from the Barack Obama School of Subject and Verb Agreement.

  7. Dupree says:

    “And whatever happened to that notion that to the victor goes the spoils?”

    Liberals have legislated this notion away. It now reads – To the vagabond go the spoils.

  8. Right of the People says:

    Like the man said right after the election, “They’s a black man in the White House now, bitch. Deal wit it.”

    Seems like the Bamster, who I have contended from way before the travesty of an election where the country seemed to have lost its collective mind, is in reality not a black American at all. His skin is the correct hue but that’s about it. He was raised in Indonesia and later with white communist grandparents and has never lived in the hood so he doesn’t have a clue. It stands to reason he views the black population just as another willing group of dupes who will cast their votes for him no matter what in the belief that “They man be in charge now and whitey is gonna get his.”

    I feel sorry for the few (comparatively) black conservatives out there. They are scorned by their own people and call all kinds of names because they refuse to drink the liberal koolaide. It must take a lot of intestinal fortitude to remain true to their beliefs and I applaud them for it.

    This just shows how frigged up the world is today when a black man can make statements and be applauded for them when if a white man did the same he is labeled a racist. God I miss my country, will be ever get it back?

  9. AmericanIPA says:

    How about everyone–no matter what color–go out and get a job and be self sufficient for a change? I know, jobs aren’t easy to come by. So start by electing people who aren’t anti-prosperity, then get a job.

  10. JohnMG says:

    While one may argue that Obama hasn’t done anything for black Americans, (a dubious claim at best) there is no doubting what he has don TO white Americans.

    Yet even that isn’t enough to satisfy the Tavis Smileys of the country.

  11. sticks says:

    ” Smiley said the 2012 elections will be the most racist in the history of this republic” and liberals of all colors will make damned sure of it.
    If you win the election then it stands to reason that you should be able to rob the bank. After all who cares what happensa to the country?

  12. Tater Salad says:

    It is the “left” that betrays American values, traditions and America itself, not the right. Lets start with Obama’s faults, records and history before we attack any conservative, male or female. It is about time!

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/40428


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