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Steve Harvey Calls Tavis Smiley & Cornel West Uncle Toms For Criticizing Obama.

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Steve Harvey has taken off the gloves and is going right at the throats of Cornel West and Tavis Smiley for criticizing President Obama.

Smiley, a longtime television broadcaster and West, a Princeton professor, host the Smiley & West show on Public Radio International. The two announced plans to hold a Poverty Bus Tour.

According to The Root, the “Poverty Tour: A Call to Conscience” will travel to soup kitchens, Indian reservations and low-income communities. West and Smiley will stay overnight at the homes of families struggling in today’s economy.

A big topic of debate is sure to be frequent target Obama.

West told BET that a big reason for the tour is what he sees as Obama’s commitment to bankers more than poor people.

“I think that every citizen in a democracy has a moral obligation to be concerned about the weak and vulnerable and the president of the United States is a citizen,” West said. “When he says he has the exact same responsibility to every member of society, I just say it’s not true, he’s lying. It’s clear that he has more commitment to investment banks than he does to poor people. It’s just clear because when they got in trouble he gave them $700 billion; he subsidized them. They have not made poor people a priority. That’s why we’re going on the tour.”

Rev. Al Sharpton, Tom Joyner, and now Steve Harvey are firing back at West and Smiley.

Harvey addressed the situation on his radio show a couple of days ago.

“I was a huge fan of Cornel West,” said Harvey. “[But] Tavis, I seen him coming a mile away. His anger started when he had a town hall meeting, President Obama couldn’t come because of the campaign trail and he sent Mrs. Obama. He has held that grudge every since. You don’t have any real basis behind your dislike for this man…you keep masking it saying it’s not about hate. Then what is it about? Poverty existed before January 20, 2008. Where was your damn bus then?”

Harvey then clowned West and Smiley in a skit titled UTLO.org – “Uncle Tom Look Out” where an Uncle Tom is driving the bus.

 

 

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  1. Apparently Steve never read the book Uncle Tom's Cabin. There is a lot to Obama that Steve doesn't know about him being a CIA and corporate spokesman. For Steve to be a spokesman for blacks he would have to read the book or even watch the story of Tom's Cabin online or The story of Obama by Wayne Madsen titled: All in The Company also free downloads online. In other words – Shut up Steve Harvey…

  2. Steve Harvey is right Calling Tavis Smiley and Cornel West Uncle Toms for criticizing President Obama. There are other Smileys and Cornels too among us. Do you remember the following disowned President Obama as their own: Allen West, Michael Steele, Herman Cain and Blacks at FoxNews except Juan Williams? These had labeled President Obama as African-American. Why- Because Obama’s father is pure African. Allen Keyes even went so far as to sue that Obama was African not American. Cornel West one time said: “President Obama thinks is on top of mountain.” Would he say that to Bush or Clinton? No. The whole gangs call themselves as ' Black Americans without label as African-Americans.’ I don’t see the difference between the two labels. Black American = African-American. Herman Cain even went further – calling himself as ‘Koch Brother from another mother.’ I see Tavis and Cornel West are light-skinned like President Obama. There must be some white in them. I think what drives this group nuts is jealousy – Why Obama and not them is the Most Powerful Man in the world now. We have to be careful as People how we criticize President Obama. Racists and bigots love that. They are now frustrated what went wrong with the US now that their boss is African-American. Remember if President Obama had lost re-election racists and especially those at FoxNews, O’rielly, Hannity and Cheney would have loved it. They were fighting saying “We cannot be under a Black man.” You should remember the T-Shirts logo women wore at Romney fund-raiser in Florida: ‘WH for Whites Only.’ We are lucky 99% of Blacks and other racial minorities voted for President Obama and Obama was re-elected in 2012. We would be New Slaves today.

  3. Steve Harvey is right Calling Tavis Smiley and Cornel West Uncle Toms for criticizing President Obama. There are other Smileys and Cornels too among us. Do you remember the following disowned President Obama as their own: Allen West, Michael Steele, Herman Cain and Blacks at FoxNews except Juan Williams? These had labeled President Obama as African-American. Why- Because Obama’s father is pure African. Allen Keyes even went so far as to sue that Obama was African not American. Cornel West one time said: “President Obama thinks is on top of mountain.” Would he say that to Bush or Clinton? No. The whole gangs call themselves as ‘ Black Americans without label as African-Americans.’ I don’t see the difference between the two labels. Black American = African-American. Herman Cain even went further – calling himself as ‘Koch Brother from another mother.’ I see Tavis and Cornel West are light-skinned like President Obama. There must be some white in them. I think what drives this group nuts is jealousy – Why Obama and not them is the Most Powerful Man in the world now. We have to be careful as People how we criticize President Obama. Racists and bigots love that. They are now frustrated what went wrong with the US now that their boss is African-American. Remember if President Obama had lost re-election racists and especially those at FoxNews, O’rielly, Hannity and Cheney would have loved it. They were fighting saying “We cannot be under a Black man.” You should remember the T-Shirts logo women wore at Romney fund-raiser in Florida: ‘WH for Whites Only.’ We are lucky 99% of Blacks and other racial minorities voted for President Obama and Obama was re-elected in 2012. We would be New Slaves today

  4. Stay out of it, Steve Harvey! I don’t think we need more prominent blacks taking issue with other prominent blacks, publically; Especially, if it involves name calling. Sty out of the name calling business. You are too classy for that. Most people aren’t fooled by these guys. If you want to hit Tavis Smiley where it hurts, don’t call him names, do an in depth discussion on his MAIN supporter, WalMart. Touch on the history, financial and economic practices of the company and why many of its employees barely make minimum wage. Talk to him about the (or lack of ) adequate health care. Ask why so many WalMart employees are doing food drives for other WalMart employees, when WalMart is one of the most successful and profitable chains in the world. Ask why so many of its employees are demonstrating because the company doesn’t pay a living wage. Isn’t that the opposite of what Tavis Smiley is suppose to stand for? I’ve yet to see anyone dig into this issue with Tavis. Yet, WalMart sponsors his show. Someone should ask him how he feels about that. As for Dr. West, I’d just ignore him. There are ways to go about doing things, calling someone an Uncle Tom, isn’t one of them.

  5. I too hate it when I see powerful Black people diss Pres. Obama. To me it seems like they’re working for the tea party and other racist groups that hate him. What will be the result of West/Smiley tour bus? To “show” America how “poor” poor people are? What about working to stop poverty and create jobs? To quote my bros in the hood “Niggas wanna see results, nobody wanna hear that preaching shit!”

  6. That saying, “your can’t satisfy all the people all ther time”, is true. One should do the right thing and be at peace with himself.

  7. What i don

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