Tavis Smiley felt the wrath of Team Obama

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“GiveMe Liberty or GiveMe Death”

Since: Jun 13

Land of Liberty

#1 Jul 9, 2013
Equal opportunity bullies

Tavis Smiley felt the wrath of Team Obama for criticizing Obama’s failure to help the black community.

Via Huffington Post (h/t Gateway Pundit)(emphasis mine):

Tavis Smiley has stood out in 20 years in broadcasting, and he has no intention of changing his style or substance.

He’s the rare black host with national TV and radio platforms, one who sees his job as challenging Americans to examine their assumptions on such thorny issues as poverty, education, and racial and gender equality….

Smiley, 48, also doesn’t shrink from the repercussions that occur when his opinions, delivered on radio and in interviews in his distinctively punchy cadence, strike a nerve. He has drawn the ire of conservatives and, because of his insistent criticism of President Barack Obama’s policies, that of some liberals and African-Americans.

Smiley contends that members of the Obama administration, whom he didn’t identify, have pressured sponsors to drop their support of his projects, including his anti-poverty initiatives. The White House had no comment, said a spokesman, Kevin Lewis.

Smiley declined to identify the companies, saying he wasn’t authorized to disclose their names.

While he said he understands the desire of blacks to stand protectively by the first African-American president, he’s adamant about his right to take Obama to task on rising black unemployment, the use of military drones and other issues.

It doesn’t take much to set the petulant bullies in motion. While Tea Party and conservatives have been the main targets, almost any dissent is treated dismissively and opens one up to retaliation.

Such is the change some people were waiting for.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/05/tavis-sm...
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jul 9, 2013
Spirit of 1776 wrote:
Equal opportunity bullies
Tavis Smiley felt the wrath of Team Obama for criticizing Obama’s failure to help the black community.
Via Huffington Post (h/t Gateway Pundit)(emphasis mine):
Tavis Smiley has stood out in 20 years in broadcasting, and he has no intention of changing his style or substance.
He’s the rare black host with national TV and radio platforms, one who sees his job as challenging Americans to examine their assumptions on such thorny issues as poverty, education, and racial and gender equality….
Smiley, 48, also doesn’t shrink from the repercussions that occur when his opinions, delivered on radio and in interviews in his distinctively punchy cadence, strike a nerve. He has drawn the ire of conservatives and, because of his insistent criticism of President Barack Obama’s policies, that of some liberals and African-Americans.
Smiley contends that members of the Obama administration, whom he didn’t identify, have pressured sponsors to drop their support of his projects, including his anti-poverty initiatives. The White House had no comment, said a spokesman, Kevin Lewis.
Smiley declined to identify the companies, saying he wasn’t authorized to disclose their names.
While he said he understands the desire of blacks to stand protectively by the first African-American president, he’s adamant about his right to take Obama to task on rising black unemployment, the use of military drones and other issues.
It doesn’t take much to set the petulant bullies in motion. While Tea Party and conservatives have been the main targets, almost any dissent is treated dismissively and opens one up to retaliation.
Such is the change some people were waiting for.
http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/05/tavis-sm...
Tavis is alright but Rev. Al got him beat on popularity and rating's.

“GiveMe Liberty or GiveMe Death”

Since: Jun 13

Land of Liberty

#3 Jul 9, 2013
redeemer wrote:
<quoted text>Tavis is alright but Rev. Al got him beat on popularity and rating's.
You support commie Al?

“GiveMe Liberty or GiveMe Death”

Since: Jun 13

Land of Liberty

#4 Jul 9, 2013
Obama is the first gay president.... The black community is worse off under him and he frankly doesn't care..... The gay community supports him more than any other and he will fight to the end of monetary support for them. Obama started off as change and hope the African community could believe in and evolved into change and hope for the gays.

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#5 Jul 9, 2013
Spirit of 1776 wrote:
<quoted text>
You support commie Al?
Not only commie Al, but the racist Al.

This is the same piece of garbage that was found guilty 7 counts of defamation of character in the Tawana Brawley case.
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Jul 9, 2013
Spirit of 1776 wrote:
<quoted text>
You support commie Al?
Commie Al my ass but one thing that is for certain if a racist idiot cracker like you hate Al then we Blacks love him more.
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Jul 9, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Not only commie Al, but the racist Al.
This is the same piece of garbage that was found guilty 7 counts of defamation of character in the Tawana Brawley case.
There you go again PROVE IT LIAR what's the case number? did he go to jail, did he get sued anything you say is a lie and must be documented.
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Jul 9, 2013
Spirit of 1776 wrote:
Obama is the first gay president.... The black community is worse off under him and he frankly doesn't care..... The gay community supports him more than any other and he will fight to the end of monetary support for them. Obama started off as change and hope the African community could believe in and evolved into change and hope for the gays.
First of idiot your cartoon is defacing old glory the u.s flag is and shall always be raised in a vertical postion unless it's folded
in a trangular postion or to drape a casket of a hero,whats the matter idiot you couldn't pass a military entrance exam or a physical you 4f'er you're so dumb you pick the worst picture to post on your Spirit of 1776 gosh you're really dumb but your intentions good now why would tell a lie about Obama? and the Afro-American community is doing very well dude and we will continue to do well.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#9 Jul 9, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Not only commie Al, but the racist Al.
This is the same piece of garbage that was found guilty 7 counts of defamation of character in the Tawana Brawley case.
Commie Al, racist Al, etc. He is deep down, capitalist Al who will do anything and throw any one under the bust for a profit. You know, like Algore and rev. Jesse. Masters at playing off of peoples fear, greed, and stupidity.
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Jul 9, 2013
Cantgetitup is a Zionist that got the balls to call Rev.Al a capitalist cantgetitupstein must be jealous of Al success.

“GiveMe Liberty or GiveMe Death”

Since: Jun 13

Land of Liberty

#13 Jul 11, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
<quoted text>
Commie Al, racist Al, etc. He is deep down, capitalist Al who will do anything and throw any one under the bust for a profit. You know, like Algore and rev. Jesse. Masters at playing off of peoples fear, greed, and stupidity.
Ha! Very truthful. He should be ashamed to sell off his own race, but money talks.
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Jul 14, 2013
So what's your opinion of the Great white Satan now Travis and your side kick professor Dum Dum who is the real Satan now? an tell us how much the crackers love you and hate Obama and Holder huh Travis what say you my Brother?are you a tool now for the Satanic tool for the devil to divide and conquer us to weaken us my Brother?
Travis we understand that you're jealous of the president but we need you now we will never surrender and never retreat.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#17 Jul 14, 2013
"Smiley contends that members of the Obama administration, whom he didn’t identify..."

Nothing to see here folks, just an attention twit telling a trashy story.....

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