Dr. Cornel West called “Brother Trump” (his term) “an authentic human being” and has called Obama things I would not feel comfortable writing here. He has since rescinded on Brother Trump (Brother Trump is now a narcissistic neo-fascist) but has doubled down on President Obama. What I can’t figure out is why Bernie put him on the Democratic platform committee. For his service to the campaign? West helped to bury Bernie in the South. He actually cost Obama African-American voters, voters who remembered Dr. West campaigning against Obama in 2012, not to mention his incessant pounding on Obama’s skin tone. As a vote getter Cornel West was a catastrophe, his campaigning on Obama’s behalf and his absurd late sixties marxist hipster rap only resulted in even more African-American votes for Hillary in every single state until they pulled him off the campaign bus. But white progressives love the guy. He’s on PBS talking trash about Brother Obama all the time. He’s the guy progressives would point to when they say that black people don’t like Barack Obama. And apparently they are the ones being awarded with this appointment. There were vastly better choices, even among the relative few African-Americans who endorsed Bernie Sanders, but Cornel West is the man who all those Hillary voters did not like. Maybe it’s payback time. In any case, Dr. Cornel West will probably make the most of this opportunity, saying outrageous things about Brother Obama and not gaining Brother Bernie any new friends. Brother Trump should find it all very amusing.