*In light of President Obama and the White House’s apparent miss-steps regarding the IRS and other scandals, the prez’s black haters are starting to pile on.
To them, nothing could be more convincing of Obama’s disdain for the black community than his so-called covert conspiracy against Tavis Smiley to have sponsors/advertisers stop funding Smiley’s ventures, including his anti-poverty initiatives.
Blogger Eric Wattree takes the whole conspiracy thing and turns it on its head which is pretty simple to do because it doesn’t make one iota of sense.
Here’s some of what he posted:
It seems that Tavis Smiley believes that he’s so important that the President of the United States is engaged in a covert conspiracy against him..Michael H. Cottman reported in his BlackAmericaWeb.com commentary, “Tom Joyner’s Opinion on Tavis Smiley’s White House Accusations,” that “Smiley told the Associated Press that members of the Obama administration, whom he didn’t identify, have successfully convinced sponsors to stop funding Smiley’s ventures, including his anti-poverty initiatives.”.As Cottman alluded to in his commentary, the mere fact that Tavis failed to identify exactly who in the Obama administration “convinced sponsors” to stop funding his ventures, and exactly which sponsors he’s talking about, is particularly telling. That’s not like Smiley. If he had any evidence whatsoever to support his allegation he’d be holding one of his PBS “gibfests,” complete with “expert analysis” by the prince of gesticular verbosity, Dr. Cornel West, pointing his finger at the president, and condemning the people in the administration who were involved..
.Because the fact is, even if the corporations involved didn’t want to reveal themselves, he could have at least attributed his allegation to “a source who wants to remain anonymous.”.But why would Tavis’s corporate benefactors even want to hide the fact that they were being pressured by Obama? Trying to put pressure on Walmart, Nationwide Insurance, or Exxon/Mobile would not only be extremely dumb on the part of the administration, but it would be a gift from God to Tavis’s ALEC connected corporate benefactors. Can you just imagine what Darrell Issa could do with something like that in his House Oversight Kangaroo Committee? He’d turn it into Watergate.