Steve Harvey Hammers Cornel West and Tavis Smiley

10 Aug

Things are truly getting hot in here! I was also a former fan of Cornel West, until he turned into a sanctimonious boob. Not quite ready to go as far as Harvey – because some of the criticism leveled at President Obama certainly is legitimate in my view. Plus, there are plenty of Jockey Suited Lawn Ornament types much, much, more deserving of the approbation “Tom”.

Steve Harvey: Cornel West, Tavis Smiley are 'Uncle Toms'Steve Harvey: Cornel West, Tavis Smiley are ‘Uncle Toms’

During his syndicated radio show, comedian Steve Harvey called out Cornel West and Tavis Smiley for their poverty bus tour, while defending President Barack Obama.
After a listener sent an email about the duo’s tour being a hustle, Harvey didn’t shy away for offering his own opinion — accusing West and Smiley for using personal vendettas to damage the Obama’s name.

“I was a huge fan of Cornel West,” he said. “[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.”
The writer and comedian also mocked West for not getting extra tickets to Obama’s inauguration. Harvey said, “Have you ever been invited to the damn inauguration? Did Bush send for you? Did Clinton send for you? Did Reagan send for you?”
Harvey continued his rant by referring to Smiley and West as being affiliated with (which stands out for “Uncle Tom Look Out”).
Harvey mocked the tour by saying, “Make sure you don’t get on the poverty bus… because if you ain’t po’, when you ride the bus, you become po’.”


Posted by on August 10, 2011 in Giant Negros


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4 responses to “Steve Harvey Hammers Cornel West and Tavis Smiley

  1. t-shirts101

    August 11, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    It’s my understanding they’re charging $15,000 speaking fees per city they visit. Hustle indeed.


    • btx3

      August 11, 2011 at 8:22 PM

      Notas high as Mr Clinton …

      But he never advertised speaking on poor people.


  2. brotherbrown

    August 12, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    I’ve never really liked Smiley, and West has caricatured himself with his uniform and unkempt afro. The title “Poverty Tour” is irksome, and who attends such events, anyway.

    They have become somewhat of the antithesis of the Tea Party, but not nearly as politically potent. But when an asshat like Steve Harvey calls you out, you have jumped the shark.


    • btx3

      August 13, 2011 at 8:44 PM

      Yeah – I find Steve Harvey jumping into that one a little amazing myself.

      It is kinda strange watching the death of the “black leader”, and how different players react to it.

      Face it,, the next generation of leaders who happen to be black, are going ot be wed to economically driven political principles.



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