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Cornel West endorses Green Party’s Jill Stein, calls Trump “neo-fascist catastrophe,” ...

Cornel West endorses Green Party’s Jill Stein, calls Trump “neo-fascist catastrophe,” Clinton “neoliberal disaster”
http://www.salon.com/2016/07/15/cornel_west_endorses_green_partys_jill_stein_calls_trump_neo_fascist_catastrophe_and_clinton_a_neoliberal_disaster/

“I am with her – the only progressive woman in the race,” said Cornel West.

“This November, we need change. Yet we are tied in a choice between Trump, who would be a neo-fascist catastrophe, and Clinton, a neo-liberal disaster. That’s why I am supporting Jill Stein.”

West, the renowned scholar and revolutionary, published an op-ed in The Guardian on Thursday in which he slammed the presidential candidates from both major parties, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and instead endorsed Jill Stein, the presidential candidate for the Green Party.

“Clinton policies of the 1990s generated inequality, mass incarceration, privatization of schools and Wall Street domination,” he wrote.

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Am I reading something into it, or does he sound like he thinks Stein can win?

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Reply Cornel West endorses Green Party’s Jill Stein, calls Trump “neo-fascist catastrophe,” ... (Original post)
Old Union Guy Jul 2016 OP
politicaljunkie41910 Jul 2016 #1
Hortensis Jul 2016 #2
AgingAmerican Jul 2016 #43
Hortensis Jul 2016 #44
AgingAmerican Jul 2016 #46
JRLeft Jul 2016 #47
MH1 Jul 2016 #3
giftedgirl77 Jul 2016 #4
geek tragedy Jul 2016 #5
Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #6
SidDithers Jul 2016 #7
MohRokTah Jul 2016 #8
baldguy Jul 2016 #9
SaschaHM Jul 2016 #10
frazzled Jul 2016 #11
DinahMoeHum Jul 2016 #12
Rex Jul 2016 #13
ZombieHorde Jul 2016 #14
The_Casual_Observer Jul 2016 #15
nolawarlock Jul 2016 #22
EffieBlack Jul 2016 #16
JaneyVee Jul 2016 #17
glennward Jul 2016 #18
ehrnst Jul 2016 #19
rjsquirrel Jul 2016 #34
charlyvi Jul 2016 #20
Doctor Jack Jul 2016 #21
Skid Rogue Jul 2016 #28
pnwmom Jul 2016 #32
rjsquirrel Jul 2016 #35
mythology Jul 2016 #37
Starry Messenger Jul 2016 #42
book_worm Jul 2016 #23
merrily Jul 2016 #26
senseandsensibility Jul 2016 #24
pnwmom Jul 2016 #25
DemonGoddess Jul 2016 #27
nolawarlock Jul 2016 #30
840high Jul 2016 #31
The Second Stone Jul 2016 #29
One of the 99 Jul 2016 #33
rjsquirrel Jul 2016 #36
hrmjustin Jul 2016 #38
Peacetrain Jul 2016 #39
Zynx Jul 2016 #40
Kashkakat v.2.0 Jul 2016 #41
BobbyDrake Jul 2016 #45

Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 04:49 PM

1. So that brings Jill Stein and her following to 5 people now? I'm feeling generous,

I'll round that up to maybe 2% of the voting electorate. I can live with that. Now time for Cornel West to get off the stage. No one cares about what he thinks.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 04:53 PM

2. Agree. West is still self destructing. He could have

used his new celebrity after he was down to remind people of what he is capable of, but perhaps he is no longer. Extremism that grows until it overpowers intellect, building layer upon layer of delusion, is kind of like a brain cancer. With moves like this, it seems unlikely he will find his way back from the path his enmity toward Obama took him down.

I mean, it's one thing to not want Hillary because your ideology is very different, another to actually endorse a Jill Stein for President of the United States.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 11:59 AM

43. There is nothing 'extreme' about Cornel West's ideology

 

Just steadfastness

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #43)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 12:05 PM

44. Steadfast is hardly a compliment when the

behavior is driven by implacable hostility and negativism. He is on a steadfast course to oblivion, only spoken of at all now because he managed to push himself briefly back into Sanders' spotlight.

This is a man who despises Barack Obama. In THIS nation, he despises the one leader broadly admired by a wide swath of the populace, who know he is trying to work for them, not against them and only for a few.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #44)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 12:09 PM

46. We heard the same sort of talk years ago

 

And the predictions of 'oblivion' never came to pass.

He disagrees with the Democrats ideologically because they have begun to embrace Republican economics, AKA neoliberalism, and I agree with him on that point.

Why do I? Because I am not a Republican.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #44)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 12:09 PM

47. He believes in helping poor people something neither party has pushed for since LBJ.

 

The democratic party has done some things not much and the GOP has intentionally harmed them.

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Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 04:53 PM

3. "Am I reading something into it, or does he sound like he thinks Stein can win?" -- LOL

Cornel West, drifting off into the ether of madness.

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Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 04:58 PM

4. West is a fucking idiot.

 

Fuck him & his idiotic ramblings.

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Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 05:00 PM

5. irrelevant narcissist, he's just trolling as usual nt

 

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Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 05:04 PM

6. Whatever, buddy.

Off to the Ralph Nader room with you.

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Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 05:36 PM

7. How the fuck was he a member of the Dem Party platform committee?...



Sid

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Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 05:37 PM

8. What a complete dumbass!

 

Fuck Cornel West!

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Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 05:37 PM

9. So, he'll do everything in his power to see the neo-fascist wins.

 

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Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 05:44 PM

10. And this is why I'm glad West was rebuffed repeatedly during the platform committee..

He clearly had no intention of endorsing the Democratic nominee so why let him amend out platform, when he's not going to be around to defend it. Screw him. I wonder if he is going to try and attend the DNC.

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Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 05:45 PM

11. That man crazy

I hope everybody sees that now.

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Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 06:03 PM

12. Like I've said before here - he's an ivory-tower asshole.

n/t

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Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 06:05 PM

13. So someone gave him another 15 minutes of fame?

 

Well well, someone else that doesn't know what a neo-liberal is! Why am I not surprised?

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Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 06:05 PM

14. I understand the endorsement, but the Green Party

is anti-science, and I personally find that vexing. I'm glad Clinton hasn't bought into all the anti-gmo nonsense.

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Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 06:13 PM

15. West is some kind of a weird savant.

I can only imagine how horrible it would be to take a class from that guy. He has an endless monologue of meaningless jargon
that says nothing.

It's impossible to comprehend his logic in doing this,

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Response to The_Casual_Observer (Reply #15)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 08:34 PM

22. Savant is too kind for that asshole.

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Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 06:15 PM

16. Yet he was allowed to help shape the Democratic platform

That self-aggrandizing fool should never have been let anywhere near the room, much less on any Democratic committee.

Let's hope that's the last we'll ever see of him in these parts ...

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Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 06:19 PM

17. First off...the 90s were the best economic period in US history....

 

Second, BILL CLINTON was President, NOT Hillary.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #17)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 06:29 PM

18. I also thought Bill was President then.

 

It is a form of sexist thinking that a woman cannot have a thought or opinions of her own different from her spouse's. Or that a woman can support her spouse without agreeing with everything her or she says or does.

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Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 06:33 PM

19. Jill Stein is an anti-vaxxer on top of everything else.

Enemy of science and reality every bit as much as climate change deniers and those who think getting rid of Planned Parenthood will reduce abortions.

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #19)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 07:49 AM

34. Of course she is

 

she's a leftist version of Trump, an actual narcissist.

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Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 08:12 PM

20. Brother Cornel and Sister Doctor Jill Stein

A sure winner, no doubt! I bet Hillary, Donald and Gary are writing their concession speeches right now!

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Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 08:24 PM

21. What happened to Cornel West?

I remember about 10 year ago he was a highly respected professor and author. These days he seems to be despised and most appear to be of the opinion that he is a total jackass.

I am seriously asking because I don't know, what happened to this guy? What did he do that destroyed his reputation?

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Response to Doctor Jack (Reply #21)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 12:51 AM

28. Ding!

I know he's said a lot of stupid stuff, but I wont throw a leftist scholar under the bus simply because I think he's totally wrong. Ya know, we're human beings, we get stuff totally wrong all the time.


“I cannot be an optimist but I am a prisoner of hope.”
― Cornel West

“Empathy is not simply a matter of trying to imagine what others are going through, but having the will to muster enough courage to do something about it. In a way, empathy is predicated upon hope.”
― Cornel West

“Music at its best...is the grand archeology into and transfiguration of our guttural cry, the great human effort to grasp in time our deepest passions and yearnings as prisoners of time. Profound music leads us--beyond language--to the dark roots of our scream and the celestial
heights of our silence. ”
― Cornel West, The Cornel West Reader

He's not my enemy... he's just wrong about Jill Stien

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Response to Doctor Jack (Reply #21)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 01:52 AM

32. He called Obama the first "n**ized President," and a "Republican in black-face"

among other things.

According to reports, he got pissed off when he didn't get his own gold-plated invitation to President Obama's inaugural festivities.

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Response to Doctor Jack (Reply #21)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 07:50 AM

35. Highly respected by other charlatans maybe

 

No actual philosopher I know takes him seriously.

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Response to Doctor Jack (Reply #21)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 10:29 AM

37. He started to believe his own hype

 

Ego is a powerful weakness and makes people do really dumb things.

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Response to Doctor Jack (Reply #21)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 11:57 AM

42. In addition to what others have pointed out, called President Obama a global George Zimmerman

There is a such thing as being a little to into your own "leftism" you lose all perspective.

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Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 11:11 PM

23. Who cares if Cornel West endorses Stein she will run a poor fourth--the Libertarians

will do the best among third party candidates.

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Response to book_worm (Reply #23)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 12:42 AM

26. This is likely so. They have big, big money behind them.

Governor Bill Weld and Governor Mitt Romney.

Massachusetts apologizes to the entire nation.

They've started talking about Governor Baker. too.

I guess the idea is that, if a Republican can win Massachusetts, he can win the country. However, it's not that simple: our legislature has more than enough votes to override any gubernatorial veto it wishes. Over 90% Dem for years.

And they ran Coakley again. As soon as I heard that, I knew we were toast.

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Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 11:56 PM

24. He has a right to endorse/support anyone he prefers

last time I checked.

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Response to senseandsensibility (Reply #24)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 12:36 AM

25. Yes, and we have the right to say he should never been invited

to participate in writing the Democratic platform.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #25)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 12:46 AM

27. ^^^This!!!

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Response to senseandsensibility (Reply #24)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 01:38 AM

30. Yes, and we can call out the hypocrisy and disgust of it.

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Response to senseandsensibility (Reply #24)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 01:38 AM

31. Yes he does.

 

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Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 12:57 AM

29. Has anyone ever seen Cornel West and Camilla Paglia at the same time?

 

No? I thought so.

Both of them are paid right wing trolls.

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Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 07:38 AM

33. Wasn't he on the DNC platform committee?

He just proved himself untrustworthy.

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Response to One of the 99 (Reply #33)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 07:52 AM

36. Yes

 

At a certain independent senator's insistence and to the delight of his most ardent supporters.

West is a leftist version of Ann Coulter, only even stupider.

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Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 10:53 AM

38. He needs to be removed from the Platform Committee immediately.

 

He should never hve been recommended for it the first place.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #38)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 10:57 AM

39. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Good Lord.. this guy is sitting on OUR platform committee..

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Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 11:03 AM

40. I don't care what he thinks about the election.

I really don't.

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Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 11:49 AM

41. Earth to Jill Steiners - the US political system is BINARY - your choice like it or not is a middle

of the road corporatist Dem who has been persuaded to add some pretty good populist/progressive

.... or an outright unapologetic Neo-fascist backed by Kochs and others now that Pence is in the game.

Do yall understand that there very possibly is no coming back from the latter?

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Response to Old Union Guy (Original post)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 12:08 PM

45. Anyone who thinks Jill Stein will be President isn't playing with a full deck.

 

And you don't win anything with a hand full of Jokers like Jill Stein.

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