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Cornel West: Obama is 'Republican in Blackface'

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Published on Nov 13, 2012

"In a recent interview on Democracy Now!, ex-Princeton professor and frequent Obama critic Dr. Cornel West lashed out against the president as well as pundits Michael Eric Dyson, Melissa Harris-Perry and Rev. Al Sharpton.

West called Obama a "Rockefeller Republican in blackface" and said Dyson, Harris-Perry and Sharpton were all "for sale."

West, along with TV personality Tavis Smiley, has been one of President Barack Obama's loudest and harshest African-American critics. Although West endorsed and campaigned for Obama during the 2008 campaign, he has since complained that the first black president turned his back on impoverished Americans."

Cenk Uygur and Jayar Jackson discuss West's comments and racial attitudes toward Obama in general. Is there a way he should act as both the president and a leader for the black community? How would he manage that?

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