The West/SmileyTraveling Poverty Tour

A recent interview with the wild-haired Princeton professor Cornel West and his eager sidekick Tavis Smiley reminded me of a third-rate comedy act where the performers scrounge for dimes between the beer-soaked floorboards of some strip joint. Unfortunately, these charlatans are for real. The two millionaires are on a "poverty is the new slavery" bandwagon to pressure Obama to spend "massive" amounts of taxpayer money in the areas of education, jobs, and public housing. Just before the 2012 election the radical professor and the media personality had a "call to conscience." The team visited battleground states ostensibly to draw attention to all poor people in America. Smiley & West are going on a road trip to highlight the plight of the poor people of all races, colors, and creeds so they will not be forgotten, ignored, or rendered invisible during this difficult and dangerous time of economic deprivation and political cowardice. But shortly after Obama's reelection, in the...(Read Full Article)

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