Morrissey, former frontman of the British rock group The Smiths had some choice words about President Barack Obama. In an interview with Alternative Nation, he candidly spoke about American politics and said that Obama seems white on the inside.
Oh no, he didn’t? Oh yes, he did.
Morrissey who was once critical of Hillary Clinton (who is now running for President), but said, “God Bless Barack Obama” was asked if his feelings for both politicians had changed over the years. He admitted they have changed and had this to say about Clinton:
I criticized Hillary because she ridiculed Obama in the original election fight, and I thought that was quite low of her. I now think she is a definite for the Presidency, and really, she has no competition. When you look at other women in or around the American political circuit … Michelle Bachmann, Ann Coutler, Sarah Palin … they are all horrific spikes in the forehead, yet Hillary now seems calm and measured. But a female president won’t necessarily change anything because, as with Margaret Thatcher, if it goes wrong, the people would never again allow a woman to take the lead.
However, it seems that Morrissey’s feelings about Obama have changed drastically:
Obama has mystified me because he doesn’t appear to support black people when they need it most… Ferguson being an obvious example. If Michael Brown had instead been one of Obama’s daughters, I don’t think Obama would be insisting that the nation support the so-called security forces! How can they be called security forces if they make the people feel insecure? Obama seems to be white inside. There is an obvious racial division in America and it’s exploding and Obama doesn’t ever support the innocent black people who are murdered by white police officers who are never held accountable. You would expect him to be more understanding of what it means to be black. But so far, he hasn’t been. There’s no point in continually saying that we must support the police when it is obvious to the entire world that the police in America are out of control.
Did Morrissey go too far or does he have valid points?