Cornel West: Obama Only Gives 'Wonderful Speeches'

Cornel West: Obama Only Gives 'Wonderful Speeches'

Cornel West said the only thing that has been positive about President Barack Obama is that he has “given some wonderful speeches.”

West made his comments to Al Jazeera America host David Shuster in a 30-minute interview program that aired on Monday. 

The liberal scholar, who has relentlessly attacked Obama from the left, said that, while Obama “gives some wonderful speeches,” he did not even support the public option during the health care reform debate. 

West criticized Obamacare for being a “bonanza” for special interest groups and drug companies. He even accused Obama of being a war criminal and running a “killing machine.” 

“Thank God he has magnificent children,” West said.