[Marxism] Harry Belafonte: Obama has only listened to reckless right-wing forces
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Sun Jul 31 06:17:59 MDT 2011
Harry Belafonte disappointed with Obama
Harry Belafonte, at 84 years old, is still making headlines.
On Thursday, CNN talked with the actor/humanitarian/activist at the
Television Critics Association Tour in Beverly Hills. He was there to
promote his upcoming HBO documentary “Sing Your Song," which chronicles
his longstanding career and work alongside many notable civil rights
But what caught our attention during the interview were his outspoken
words on President Obama and the current budget impasse.
“There has never been such a void in moral truth as it now exists,”
Belafonte said. “And what the expectation has been for many of us was
that Barack Obama would bring to the table a great sense of moral
fortitude. I think were he to apply that in the decisions that he would
have to make, he would find that his presidency might touch on a level
of greatness that he has not yet considered.”
He added, "He (Obama) has only listened to the voices that shout the
loudest, and it’s all those reckless right-wing forces. It’s almost
This is not the first time Belafonte has criticized the Obama
administration. Last year, he spoke at a “One Nation Working Together”
rally and criticized the administration’s response to the war in
Belafonte's documentary debuts on HBO on October 17.
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