Following remarks he made prior to the Iowa Democratic debate on Saturday, activist and professor Cornel West gave an impromptu — and highly entertaining — speech to attendees in the parking lot after the debate touting Sen. Bernie Sanders.
In the more formal speech delivered at Grinnell College before the debate, West praised Sanders and the great tradition of socialism, reports the Des Moines Register.
“Brother Bernie and I come from a great tradition,” West told the audience of 300. “The tradition of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Albert Einstein. The tradition of Helen Keller and Ella Baker. The tradition of John Dewey, who is the founder of pragmatism, but he was a democratic socialist, too.”
Following the debate at Drake University, West clambered up on a truck bed and addressed Sander’s supporters — stepping down to hug some of them as they stood listening in the cold Iowa evening.
“Bernie Sanders is a brother who is from Brooklyn and Vermont who exemplifies an integrity rare in American politics, let’s just be honest about it,” West shouted to the crowd. “Entertainment, the establishment and the media, truncated discourse. Right wing propaganda, Fox News. Milquetoast neo-liberal propaganda. MSNBC too, but not always, not always… They know they’re cutting against the grain. I don’t think any of them are treating brother Bernie right.”
Touting the presidential run of the Vermont socialist, West shouted, “We want somebody with integrity. We want some who will be them self because they are them self and they have such a wonderful self to be,” to the cheers of the crowd.
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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."