TAVIS SMILEY (24 Feb 2013): So, you are in Pennsylvania right now and folk just down the road from you discovered that President Obama has been the least responsive Democratic President, those are their words, University of Pennsylvania, the least responsive Democratic President in the last 50 years. They’ve looked at the speeches they’ve looked at Executive Orders etc etc. and he is now the least responsive Democratic President in the last 50 years. Then you have a state representative in Michigan, a black man who left the Democratic Party this week and announced that he was leaving because of its and I quote condescending treatment of blacks. So, you put those two stories together Doc and that says what to you?
CORNEL WEST: Ha. Well we do want to thank our dear brother George Curry whose really popularized this story in a very courageous way acknowledging not only that the President has been the least racially responsive Democratic President in the last 50 years, but all the groups with the exception of our precious indigenous brothers and sisters, but all the groups that are ties to the Democratic Party, black people we are the only group that has not benefited even though we are the most loyal to the President most loyal to the Party. We have not benefited relative to where things began in 2008.