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Obama Supporters To Stage Protest Outside The ‘Smiley & West Radio Station’ (1253 hits)

When President Barack Obama told the Black community to “stop complainin’” and “take off their bedroom slippers and put on their marching shoes,” some supporters really took his words to heart.

Najee Ali, Director of Project Islamic HOPE, has decided that enough is enough. With Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) on the warpath, Tavis Smiley speaking out against the president at every turn, and Dr. Cornel West joining forces with Ralph Nader to find a 2012 primary challenger against Obama, Ali is rallying the troops and planning a march on Crenshaw Ave. in Los Angeles, CA — the headquarters of ‘Smiley and West’ radio station.

Ali has issued the following “call-to-arms”:
“Tavis Smiley has been a critic of President Obama from the onset of his historic election and now Dr. Cornel West is leading a grassroots online community known as the New Progressive Alliance (NPA) in an effort to name a candidate as a primary challenger to President Obama. West has also teamed with consumer advocate Ralph Nader to help bring down President Obama.

Dr. West has every right to support who he wants to for President. But so do we. Dr. West and his attacks on President Obama do not reflect the opinions of the … majority of African Americans. So we cant allow Black leadership to front off our President.

If President Obama is not re-elected then the alternative will be much worse for African Americans. The Tea Party and the Republican party don’t care about African Americans or the issues that are important to us!

Stop Dr. Cornel West from helping to put us back on the plantation and send him a message that we support the President and not the viewpoint of West and Nader.

Remember back to 2000, when Nader himself ran as a third-party candidate? It’s important to remember what happens when Nader gets involved in challenging a Democrat. In 2000, he siphoned enough votes from Al Gore in Florida to swing the election to President Bush. It gave us eight years of Bush-Cheney politics and policies!

If West were being honest he would understand that 2000 was an example of what the consequences can be for the country.

A primary challenge could further divide the party and possibly dampen Democratic enthusiasm. These races could erode our ability to reach swing voters, who are crucial to electoral viability, by forcing candidates to draw a sharper contrast on issues than necessary to win an election.

By running as an independent and drawing votes in Florida that might otherwise have gone to Gore, Nader helped usher in eight of the worst years our country has ever seen. The fact that West would join forces with Nader can and should not go unchallenged. President Obama is not perfect. But the alternative will harm African Americans and the nation deeply. Lets tell West, and Tavis, how we really feel.”
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Thursday, September 29th 2011 at 11:24AM
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@Sis Irma. I agree with you to a certain extent. I agree that blacks don't step up until they're in the trenches, but my argument or complaint is that all those instances you've brought up are actually being complained, argued, discussed, fought about for lack of a better words. Problem is we don't have the stage to put our grievances out there for the whole world to see. The media is very specific in how they portray us. If its not negative or doesn't bring about negative sensationalism, they don't bother to even talk about it. We need our own big stage to discuss these topics, because locally the masses are concerned. You can search anywhere on the internet, radio (Rev Al, Tom Joyner, Michael Baisden, Brian McKnight, Steve Harvey, MoNique and Roland Martin, Tavis and more), but the platform isn't big enough, so we only get snippets on whats going on and this is the shame of it all. Another thing we need is more togetherness, because when we come together, we become a force to be reckoned with. Right now we are totally ignored, because we are a unnecessary factor.
Friday, September 30th 2011 at 11:29AM
anita moore
wILL THIS BE BILLED AS MORE BLACK ON BLACK VIOLENCE...BUT, THEN IT MAY GO A LONG WAY TO SHOW A-L-L BLACKS HAVE NOT BEEN 'BRAINWASHED' TO VOTE FOR mR. oBAMA...(SMILE/ NUP)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
aNITA, PLEASE DON'T GET ME WRONG AS i AM GLAD YOU DID THIS POST AS WE NEED THINGS LIKE THIS...BUT, "I" CHANT (PRAY) THAT THINGS LIKE THIS DON'T MAKE ME LIVID BECAUSE I AM A NDB THEREFORE AM NOT ABLE TO OVER LOOK THE 2008 ELECTION WHEN WE WERE SO SCLIENT ON THE DON'T VOTE FOR SENATOR OBAMA BECAUSE HE ATTENDED A BLACK CHURCH AND BLACK CHURCHES THAT TEACH BLACK HISTORY LIKE THEY DO IN THE COLLEGE DEPARTMENTS BROUGH INTO BEING BY THE BLACK PANTHERS ( ARE ANTI-CHRIST AND ANTI-AMERICAN) AND DON'T VOTE FOR HIM BECAUSE HE WILL NOT TURN ON THE NOI...BUT, THEN WE SAID NOTHING WHEN THE SON OF BILLY GRAHAM SAID THE BLACK CHURCHES UNLIKE HIS WHTIE CHURCH DON'T TEACH THE WORDS OF GOD ANY WAY...NOT ONE WORD DID WE SAY ON THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...BUT WE DID MAY BLOGS ON PREACHER LONG...

OR IT IS ONLY BECAUSE IT WAS NOT OUR PEOPLE SAYING THIS JUST REMAINING IN TEH BACK GROUND AGREEING WITH EVERY WORD OF THIS...AND, WHY BRIN GUP FLORID OF ALL STATE WHO HAV MADE IT KNOW THAT BLACKS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO VOTE BECAUSE THEY HAVE PUT BACK INTO PLAY A 21ST CENTURY 'GRANDFATHERS CLAUSE' TO MAKE SURE THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO VOTE...OH THAT RIGHT WE SAID NOTHING AS THEY GOT RID OF ACORN TO MAKE SURE THIS WOULD WORK THERE ANY WAY???????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YES, I DO TEND TO GER UPSET WHEN WE PROVE TO BE OUR OWN WORST ENEMY LIKE THIS IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (N...U...P)
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