Tavis You Still Upset??????
Written by Urban Mogul Life on March 23, 2010
A few weeks ago the shit hit the fan between Rev. Al Sharpton and Tavis Smiley. Tavis while on “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” decided to pull a few peoples cards, Sharpton being one of them, on the fact of do African-Americans need a national “black” agenda.
Tavis stated that“a chorus of black leaders have started singing a new song,” saying that the president doesn’t need a black agenda. “I must have missed that choir rehearsal, because I don’t know the words to this new hymn,” Smiley said. “We have asked some of these lyricists to show up who apparently wrote this new song to explain why they penned these words. It’s time for a choir rehearsal so that we all are singing from the same page.”
Smiley also went on to ask “Do we think we can give President Obama a pass on black issues and somehow, when he is no longer in office, resurrect the moral authority to hold future presidents accountable to our concerns?”
So the question I ask, is Tavis correct? Do we need a Black Agenda? Should we hold President Barack to certain standards because he is Black?
Before I go into that discussion I would like to state that for some reason Tavis has an ax to grind with Obama. Is he still upset that Obama didn’t attend his “State of the Black Union” back in 2008? For some strange reason Tavis has been showing his ass ever since Barack threw his hat in the ring to become the Pres. Is it that Tavis Smiley was so far up the Clintons’ ass that it pissed him off that Barack began to discuss his political ambitions. Or is Mr. Smiley mad that he ain’t included at the White House gatherings? Not sure, but I would like Tavis to tell us why he really mad!!!
This past weekend Tavis Smiley hosted a discussion that included the Minister Louis Farrakhan and Cornel West. Once again most of Tavis’ comments seemed to be centered on President Obama and holding him accountable. So the question I have is where was Tavis at when Clinton was the pres? How about Bush? Tavis was a little tight-lipped during that time, but as soon as we get our first black president, all of a sudden Tavis wants to remind the world that just because Obama is black we still need to hold him accountable. Isn’t the Barack getting enough heat from the Republicans? Why does Tavis feel like he has to be the flag waver for accountability?
Also do we need a national black agenda? What are your feelings on these issues Moguls?