Cornel West teams up with Ralph Nader in hopes of primarying Obama

Guess who's back for election time?

From the Washington Post:

Liberal activists and academics displeased with the Obama administration’s handling of several issues popular with progressives say they are seeking candidates willing to mount a primary challenge against President Obama next year.

The group, led by consumer advocate Ralph Nader and scholar Cornel West, said it faults Obama for the escalation of military campaigns in Afghanistan and Pakistan, for extending tax cuts first enacted by George W. Bush and for his actions during the recent debt ceiling negotiations.

The group said Saturday it is seeking six “recognizable, articulate” candidates who would not mount serious challenges to Obama, but “rigorously debate his policy stands” on issues related to labor, poverty, foreign policy, civil rights and consumer protections.

AngryBlackLady? Your witness.

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7 Responses to Cornel West teams up with Ralph Nader in hopes of primarying Obama

  1. Beulahmo says:

    Of course. We should’ve seen this coming. These two belong together.

    It seems like Obama’s presidency has brought the megalomania of these two into full bloom: their statements are increasingly outrageous; their actions increasingly vainglorious. That these two claim to affect a “real” challenge to the status quo by focusing on the PRESIDENTIAL election, for crying out loud — despite recent and first-hand experience proving the obvious flaws in attempting to bring about positive change with such a high-level election — it’s impossible to believe that they are anything BUT insane (due to narcissistic delusions), or impotent hacks looking to attract fame (or notoriety) and money. If neither of those two motives apply, I can’t think of anything else but the possibility they’re being seduced by well-financed libertarian (read: right-wing) interests. And that would make them pathetic rat-fucking tools. ABL’s intuition about a potential alliance with Ron Paul may be right on target. What a freak show that would be.

  2. bmull says:

    Sounds like a good idea but the Dem party (the CDP at least) won’t allow you to even talk about primarying Obama or they will decertify your caucus. So as usual any serious debate of core democratic values will have to occur outside of the Democratic party.

  3. @BMull: You have GOT to be kidding.

    Tell you what–go back and read about the elections of 1980 and 2000.

    Nader and West are willing to cut their own throats just to bring down Obama. Both of them cannot see–or refuse to see–the consequences of allowing for a full deck of Republican control in DC. And it also seems that you’re in the same boat.

  4. DERRICK NADER says:

    There is anger, envy and jealousy surrounding Cornell West and Tavis Smiley against Obama for extreme personal reasons. They team up with Ralph Nader who clearly is a racist to challenge Obama. The reason there is often discord among our race of people (black) is because they have t his crab in the bucket mentality. They don’t have and refuse to let you shine. If Cornell West is such a tremendous scholar in his own mind, then don’t look for someone to primary President Obama, do it yourself and really find out what the African American people think about you. Secondly, STOP riding on Martin Luther King’s coat tail about him crying when what is probably making him sick is your rhetoric and disrespect against and towards President Obama because he did not keep a promise you made. PLEASE QUIT LYING AND SAYING YOU ARE SPEAKING FOR THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT!!!!!

  5. charity fuzessy says:

    Great ! way to go cornell!

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