Tavis Smiley, Professional Obama Critic

And now, the other side of the story.

Tavis Smiley is ridiculously claiming that President Obama has frozen him out since being elected. As if the two of them were buddy buddy before.

Flashback to 2008:

Tavis Smiley said yesterday he will resign in June as a twice-weekly commentator on the syndicated “Tom Joyner Morning Show” after more than 11 years with the program. He cited fatigue and a busy schedule in a personal call to Joyner on Thursday night, but Joyner indicated otherwise on his program and in his blog yesterday, writing: “The real reason is that he can’t take the hate he’s been getting regarding the Barack issue — hate from the black people that he loves so much.”

The word has always been that Smiley was upset at Obama’s decision not to kiss his ring by endorsing his “Covenant With Black America.”