*For some, Cornel West may not DO much, but the man says some pretty controversial things.

And his latest commentary may top ‘em all. The professor has never appeared reluctant to lay down some harsh criticism on his black president regarding issues of race, war, and poverty.

This time, he took it to a whole ‘nother level, calling out President Obama as a “Rockefeller Republican in blackface.”

So harsh. But he also went in on black MSNBC personalities, accusing them of “selling their souls” to jump on the Obama bandwagon.

“I think that it’s morally obscene and spiritually profane to spend $6 billion on an election, $2 billion on a presidential election, and not have any serious discussion,” West lamented to host Amy Goodman. “Poverty, trade unions being pushed against the wall dealing with stagnating and declining wages when profits are still up and the 1 percent are doing very well, no talk about drones dropping bombs on innocent people,” he continued.

It sounds like someone is upset and really bitter toward the president, in a tone reminiscent of anti-Obama campaigners.

Despite Cornel’s hammer throw of accusations, he might have a point. Some question if Obama has pushed any agenda dealing with the poor and black community.

He even added that Richard Nixon had some better policies in favor of the poor.

Check out more of the heavy-handed interview: