An interview with Cornell West was published today in Salon.com, and it is a barn-burner of rhetorical demolition of Barack Hussein Obama and his fraudulent presidency.
It is called “Cornel West: “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency”” <link>.
I am going to excerpt it across several posts, because some of the quotes are so juicy they deserve their own billboards.
Here is just one excerpt to start things off:
The interviewer, Thomas Frank, makes this statement:
The rule of law, oh my God. There’s one law for us and another law if you work on Wall Street.
To which West responds:
That’s exactly right. Even with [Attorney General] Eric Holder. Eric Holder won’t touch the Wall Street executives; they’re his friends. He might charge them some money. They want to celebrate. This money is just a tax write-off for these people. There’s no accountability. No answerability. No responsibility that these people have to take at all. The same is true with the Robert Rubin crowd. Obama comes in, he’s got all this populist rhetoric which is wonderful, progressive populist rhetoric which we needed badly. What does he do, goes straight to the Robert Rubin crowd and here comes Larry Summers, here comes Tim Geithner, we can go on and on and on, and he allows them to run things. You see it in the Suskind book, The Confidence Men. These guys are running things, and these are neoliberal, deregulating free marketeers—and poverty is not even an afterthought for them.
This is what we’ve been saying since 2009: Barack Obama not only failed to go after Wall Street crooks, but he used tax payer money to keep their bonuses flowing in every single year after the global financial crash of 2008. Not only that, he used the financial crash as cover to ruthlessly centralize American health care in a way that has already destroyed our beautiful system and promises to impoverish the middle class and enslave all of us to a politburo of 15 men appointed by the president.
Mr. West and other Liberals now feel as though they “got played” by Obama, and to this I can only say: we told you so.