Article: Morrissey interview in The Daily Beast – Obama ‘Has Meant Nothing’ and Trump ‘Can’t Be Allo

Morrissey on How Obama ‘Has Meant Nothing’ and Trump ‘Can’t Be Allowed to Represent America’ - The Daily Beast
by Jen Yamato

The outspoken solo artist and ex-frontman of The Smiths opens up about his recent album, why he thinks U.S. police are the new KKK, and much more.

...In a wide-ranging email interview with The Daily Beast ahead of his recent FYF Fest headlining show in Los Angeles, the outspoken English rock icon (and former Smiths frontman) expounded on his controversial statements blasting Obama’s “whiteness” over his handling of America’s ongoing police brutality crisis.



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Re: Morrissey interview in The Daily Beast – Obama ‘Has Meant Nothing’

The title as the article is very misleading ( what else is new). Read in context he makes some good points. Good for him.
 

butley

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Great interview Morrissey. Hillary Clinton is as crazy as the rest of them however. "Each time you vote, you support the process..."
 
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more stupidity from moz. dont vote. but make sure donald trump isnt elected. thats the best way by not voting.
because obama didnt do anything about ferguson, like what? invade the state? then he decry the invasion.
what a twat.
 

Jamie

Bluff, Ardour & Assoc.
For someone with a long track record of issues with established ideologies (e.g., Labour vs. Tory, Democrat vs. Republican) I find it odd that he has nothing to say about Bernie Sanders, an "outsider" who is pushing against the grain of accepted party lines. Whatever his validity as a candidate, Sanders' story is more compelling than reiterations of what most already know about Donald Trump.

His point on the glorification of civil control via TV shows like "Cops" was spot-on - but the maundering over Obama and his raciality was disappointing and very awkwardly expressed. We know Morrissey is not racist, but his comments will not "scan" well with the uninitiated or those only passingly familiar with him.
 

evennow

Writers on the storm
Anyone who turns to Morrissey to construct their political views and opinions should rethink their sanity. Hillary is the biggest political insider, high net worth candidate running and yet she is trying to appear as an "awe shucks guys I am just like you middle class types" down to earth type of gal.

Using personal email accounts to conduct government business. WTF?!?! As a financial advisor, I would be in serious trouble with the firm if I ever conducted business on a non-company device. I view her as shady, manipulative, and self-absorbed...you know a true politician. If she wins, I will have to learn the national anthem of Canada. And with twenty or so Republicans running it doesn't look good right now either way.
 
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Not to be the word police, but Moz used "robbed" incorrectly again. The accountant EMBEZZLES millions from clients and could end up at a nice federal prison in Connecticut like Teresa Giudice who commited fraud by lying on bank loan applications.

Otherwise, Moz makes great points as usual. But how about a socialist for president? https://berniesanders.com/
https://berniesanders.com/issues/income-and-wealth-inequality/
(Harry Dent says he's too much of a "Mr. Magoo.")
I would like if every single politician removed the term "middle class" from their vocabulary. I don't know what they are talking about.


more stupidity from moz. dont vote. but make sure donald trump isnt elected. thats the best way by not voting.
because obama didnt do anything about ferguson, like what? invade the state? then he decry the invasion.
what a twat.
 

mcrickson

Reckless Endangerment
I wish he would look into Bernie Sanders.
The fact that he believes Hillary has no competition - when Sanders seems to be out-polling her in some states - shows that he's not particularly following the race outside of the headlines.

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Also, his comment on wondering if Obama would have gotten elected if he had a "more African-black face"...I understand what he's trying to say, but save a few choice words, he could not have worded it more poorly.
 

Jamie

Bluff, Ardour & Assoc.
Also, his comment on wondering if Obama would have gotten elected if he had a "more African-black face"...I understand what he's trying to say, but save a few choice words, he could not have worded it more poorly.
Exactly. It's the kind of quote that is readymade to be extracted for a soundbite and endlessly taken out of context.
 
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The final point about Obama,” Morrissey added, “is that he doesn’t look overly African black. He’s as close to soft, whiteness as someone who isn’t white could get, and I often wonder if he would have been elected if he had a stronger, more African-black face? It’s a point.”

omfg he seriosly needs to stop with this Obama is white inside shit. I don't even like Obama, but a white man should NEVER tell a black person those kinds of things, less one as Morrissey who has been accussed of racism several times

Also, since when he is so down with black people? it feels so awkward and fake see him playing the white saviour. Did he realize that a lot of people think he's a racist? he's he trying to win some fans by saying obvious things like Trump is the worst? I don't know what it is but he really needs to shut his mouth
 
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Legally speaking, Moz would not be sent to prison if he truly "accidentallly" ran over a child, but those things are rarely accidents. (Collisions caused by drunk and negligent driving are not accidents. Running stop signs and failing to signal are crimes that I see the police committing all the time.)

Anyone who turns to Morrissey to construct their political views and opinions should rethink their sanity. Hillary is the biggest political insider, high net worth candidate running and yet she is trying to appear as an "awe shucks guys I am just like you middle class types" down to earth type of gal.

Using personal email accounts to conduct government business. WTF?!?! As a financial advisor, I would be in serious trouble with the firm if I ever conducted business on a non-company device. I view her as shady, manipulative, and self-absorbed...you know a true politician. If she wins, I will have to learn the national anthem of Canada. And with twenty or so Republicans running it doesn't look good right now either way.
 
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Anyone who turns to Morrissey to construct their political views and opinions should rethink their sanity. Hillary is the biggest political insider, high net worth candidate running and yet she is trying to appear as an "awe shucks guys I am just like you middle class types" down to earth type of gal.

Using personal email accounts to conduct government business. WTF?!?! As a financial advisor, I would be in serious trouble with the firm if I ever conducted business on a non-company device. I view her as shady, manipulative, and self-absorbed...you know a true politician. If she wins, I will have to learn the national anthem of Canada. And with twenty or so Republicans running it doesn't look good right now either way.
I really don't think Clinton is trying to "appear" middle class in the least. I do feel she cares more about the middle than any of the Republican candidates. I do agree she is a bit self absorbed, but only a tad compared to those in the clown car on the right. You might want to start learning the Canadian anthem, evennow. We don't need you. You can go. Oh and I view you as the biggest arse kisser poster on the site. Kiss them all over the place. l hope your lunch break is going well. (insert wink emoticon) Barf.

Viva free speech and the anonymous voice on Solo.
 
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Oh yes, many people will believe after reading these comments that Morrissey believes that if your black (wether it be a hard or soft version of black) you must act in a certain way for the sake of "your people".
Good luck with this one, Mr. Morrissey.
 
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you have to be a perfect idiot to think that someone who look like obama and goes by the name of obama would ever be considered 'white'. only a perfect twat like moz would make such idiot comments.

his pseudo racism goes back years.
 

CrystalGeezer

My secret's my enzyme.
Maybe Obama should be hosting watermelon parties on the white house lawn, rap battles instead of meetings of congress, a pitbull instead of a poodle and spinners on his lowered Presidential Escalade touring car.

You sound racist, Morrissey. The color of a presidents skin is MOOT. Also the statistics for how he's boosted the economy and jobless rate are staggering. Sorry he didn't pardon more than one goddam turkey.
 
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The final point about Obama,” Morrissey added, “is that he doesn’t look overly African black. He’s as close to soft, whiteness as someone who isn’t white could get, and I often wonder if he would have been elected if he had a stronger, more African-black face? It’s a point.”

omfg he seriosly needs to stop with this Obama is white inside shit. I don't even like Obama, but a white man should NEVER tell a black person those kinds of things, less one as Morrissey who has been accussed of racism several times

Also, since when he is so down with black people? it feels so awkward and fake see him playing the white saviour. Did he realize that a lot of people think he's a racist? he's he trying to win some fans by saying obvious things like Trump is the worst? I don't know what it is but he really needs to shut his mouth
Colorism i.e. light-skinned vs. black-skinned has LONG been an issue within the African-American community. It's a topic worth delving into and bravo to Morrissey for recognizing this.
 

CrystalGeezer

My secret's my enzyme.
Also, please sit down with a poor, black American who had NO health insurance eight years ago and tell them to their face that Obama does NOTHING for them now that they have an inkling of universal healthcare coverage. Please do this after pretending to have cancer. You need to reign it the f*** in and do some goddam research before telling crowds of people NOT to vote while the f***tards NOT attending your concerts vote IN dumbasses like Trump. You are doing a DISSERVICE to the greater good while riding the coattails of a comedian in need of medication whispering bullshit in your ear.
 
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Good god... this guy.
If Morrissey thinks that Obama's behavior(of not sending black militia's to Furgeson, etc.) makes him white inside, what must he think of the handful ( and they do exist) of black fans that listen to his music. Someone should ask him that question.
 
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Maybe Obama should be hosting watermelon parties on the white house lawn, rap battles instead of meetings of congress, a pitbull instead of a poodle and spinners on his lowered Presidential Escalade touring car.

You sound racist, Morrissey. The color of a presidents skin is MOOT. Also the statistics for how he's boosted the economy and jobless rate are staggering. Sorry he didn't pardon more than one goddam turkey.
Totally disagree. If anything, Morrissey sounds very tuned into the light-skinned vs. dark-skinned dynamic that's been discussed amongst the African-American community for decades. It's real, it exists, and it's certainly not racist to point it out.
 

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