Bernie Sanders appoints Dr. Cornel West to the Democratic Platform Committee

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 He has since rescinded on Brother Trump (Brother Trump is now a narcissistic neo-fascist) but has doubled down on President Obama.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.

The revolution will not be twitterized either, apparently

Was just looking at Dr. Cornel West’s twitter page to see how he is pushing along Bernie’s drive for black votes. Turns out Dr. West does not tweet. Well he tweets, but apparently only when he’s in the mood. He’s almost never in the mood. The last time he was in the mood was September 8, when he tweeted briefly about it being John Coltrane’s birthday. Before then he released a whole flurry of tweets on August 24, the day he endorsed Bernie Sanders, in what is basically a long essay broken up into little tweets. And that is all that Dr. Cornel West has done on Twitter to help Bernie Sanders. That’s it. Instead of a torrent of tweets on Bernie’s behalf and attacking Hillary, Dr. West can’t be bothered to do a fucking thing. And this is the man who will turn Bernie’s standing in the African-American community in the South around.

No wonder there were nobody but white people at those rallies in the Carolinas. They were probably the only ones who even knew about them.

You cannot fundamentally reform the nation if your campaign staff can’t even do some basic advance work for a few campaign appearances.

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