Harry Belafonte says President Obama “doesn’t deserve a second term” and he “lacks moral compass.” So, I guess Mitt Romney or Ron Paul deserve the presidency because they will help Main Street more, right? Harry Belafonte made those remarks during an interview on the “Smiley & West” radio show (Tavis Smiley & sidekick Cornel West), according to The Radio Equalizer:
“My question is, what legacy will he leave, having the opportunity to serve under such hugely dramatic circumstances and had such a huge impact on the universal state of things … how could he have had such a splendid opportunity to do more than most presidents would have ever been able to do, and he let that opportunity slip away from him.
I’m very cautious of the fact that those who think he has some second agenda and only if he could be given a second term for us to see the new light, new things will be revealed, new efforts will be made to take us to a place other than where we’ve been and where we languish. I just don’t trust that. I don’t believe that’s a safe way and accurate way to look at this scenario. If there was the kind of moral compass serving Barack Obama the way we hoped, the moral force would have helped him make choices, the absence of that force in his equations, that barometer to guide him when he has to make these decisions that are hugely complicated, he should have come to the table with the things that would have helped us in this moment of crisis.”
These guys are just attacking President Obama, but what is the solution they are proposing for what ails the black community and America in general? Don’t get me wrong, I have a lot of issues with President Obama, the Democratic and Republican parties. I believe it’s time we cleaned house in the Congress, particularly those lawmakers who have been there for decades. The bigger question for us to ask is if Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum would fix what ails this country, raise taxes on the wealthy and look out for the people on Main Street? Oh well, this isn’t the first time Harry Belafonte has zinged President Obama, who I think will lose no sleep over the calypso crooner’s words. But it’s coming from the same guy who fell asleep on live television. Little credibility. Alrighty then…. Day oh, day oh…..
The Drudge Report is running with Harry Belafonte’s remark, so much so it is their lead story. This is another right wing smear campaign. Since when do they really care what Harry Belafonte has to say about President Obama?