Ardent black Obama supporters don't like PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley's argument that Obama is failing to provide enough government support for blacks "catching hell" (try Washington Post editorial writer Jonathan Capehart). On Saturday, a Post book review by Kim McLarin of the new Obama-campaign novel by Pearl Cleage takes the Smiley-hate into fiction:
She even (I think) coins a term that I hope catches on across the country: "Tavis Smiley Syndrome," which is marked by an obsessive tendency to criticize, nitpick or otherwise whine about Obama. Ida diagnoses the disorder in her mother after the latter makes a snarky comment about "the Great God Obama." "Both my parents voted for the man," Ida comments, "and in their hearts, they realize how lucky we are to have him, but it's almost like they can't admit it, even to themselves. Tavis Smiley Syndrome. Easy to recognize, impossible to argue.
Heh. So I guess "Tavis Smiley Syndrome" will become the new "Uncle Tom". Dare to criticize a man whose done nothing for Blacks regarding crime, guns, education and jobs and you're a 'sellout', even a guy like Tavis Smiley who last time I checked was toeing the line as best he could for years now. But then the Left needs race and the black libs are all too willing to walk right into the trap, such a useful purpose they serve.