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Tavis Smiley should hold a press conference and announced to the world -- or the three people who actually care -- that he is joining the Republican party.
Tavis embodies the spirit and personification of the GOP symbol: The elephant -- the animal that never forgets. Under the banner of the GOP, Tavis can continue his unrelenting personal, silly and petty vendetta against President Obama.
You may recall, candidate Obama, on his way to becoming president, failed to attend Smiley's summit during the summer of 2008.
And Tavis can neither forgive or forget the perceived snub.
As the self-appointed Kingmaker or HNIC, Tavis expected -- with all due pomp and circumstances -- candidate Obama to kiss his golden ring. Tavis has taken great umbrage at Obama picking his perceived gatekeepers lock to the black community.
His criticism of Obama is often DOA (dead on arrival) because of his transparent axe-grinding. And after a few months of reprieve from his anti-Obama bashing, Tavis, opportunistically, came out swinging on Meet The Press:
Talk-show host Tavis Smiley was sharply critical of President Barack Obama's comments on the case involving Trayvon Martin on Friday, theorizing Obama was "pushed to the podium" and that his comments were as "weak as pre-sweetened Kool Aid."
"I appreciate and applaud the fact that the president did finally show up," Smiley said on NBC's "Meet the Press."
"But this town has been spinning a story that's not altogether true. He did not walk to the podium for an impromptu address to the nation. He was pushed to that podium. A week of protest outside the White House, pressure building on him inside the White House pushed him to that podium. So I'm glad he finally arrived." Read more
The Trayvon Martin travesty of justice requires a magnanimous rise above pettiness -- something lacking in Tavis Smiley's skill set. President Obama's comments on the Trayvon Martin case were courageous, honest and deeply personal. His remarks called for healing and understanding of the African American experience with racial profiling. His tone never strayed from being presidential.
Trayvon Martin's parents on President Obama's remarks:
Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, the parents of dead Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, praised President Barack Obama on Friday for taking the time to discuss the controversial trial and verdict during a White House Press conference earlier in the day.
"We know our family has become a conduit for people to talk about race in America and to try and talk about the difficult issues that we need to bring into the light in order to become a better people," the parents said in a statement. "What touches people is that our son, Trayvon Benjamin Martin, could have been their son. President Obama sees himself in Trayvon and identifies with him. This is a beautiful tribute to our boy." source
Tavis it is time for your press conference: Once again, I urge you to inform the world that you are joining forces with the Hate All Things Obama, GOP Tea Party.
Post Script: Tavis, in your press conference you can answer questions about your relationship with Wells Fargo. The bank that ripped off -- via subprime mortgage loans -- the very poor people you claim to represent. This was labeled by many: The Ghetto Loan scam.