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Congressional Black Caucus : Hey, why is Obama ignoring us ?
Hot Air ^ | MARCH 12, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY

Posted on 03/12/2010 12:39:18 PM PST by RobinMasters

In some ways, one can sympathize with the Congressional Black Caucus. When America elected its first African-American President, they assumed that they would have unprecedented access to the White House and more influence on policy than ever before. After fourteen months, though, they’re disgruntled enough to start talking to the Washington Post about being taken for granted:

A year ago, members of the Congressional Black Caucus openly wept at Barack Obama’s inauguration. Slowly, that euphoria has given way to frustration that his administration has not done more for black America. Questions about how to elect him have been replaced by questions about how to prod him.

For many, it is the surprise of a political lifetime that they find themselves wrestling with such quandaries. Alternately puzzled and disgruntled, CBC members say key people in the Obama administration have taken them for granted, in the belief that black members of Congress have no stomach for a fight with the country’s first black president.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; blackcaucus; blackpresident; cbc; democrats; hopeychangey; obama

1 posted on 03/12/2010 12:39:18 PM PST by RobinMasters
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To: ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93; traderrob6; OL Hickory; socialismisinsidious; trlambsr; Altera; ...

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2 posted on 03/12/2010 12:39:33 PM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

I cannot believe anyone is that stupid.


3 posted on 03/12/2010 12:41:09 PM PST by skeeter
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To: RobinMasters
zero is not black ....

he is enemy.

4 posted on 03/12/2010 12:41:30 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: RobinMasters

5 posted on 03/12/2010 12:42:45 PM PST by NMEwithin
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To: RobinMasters

Its his white side. Its racist.


6 posted on 03/12/2010 12:44:26 PM PST by envisio (My wife don't care if I smell like welding rods and gasoline. She actually kinda likes it.)
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To: RobinMasters

Obama is a little rich kid.

He could care less about the problems of being black in the US.


7 posted on 03/12/2010 12:45:00 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

His whole health plan Obama Care is a transfer of wealth from Republicans to Democrats, or from middle-income whites to minorities.


8 posted on 03/12/2010 12:46:15 PM PST by AlanD
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To: RobinMasters

CBC... what is it you want that you’re not already getting (your “man” in the White House is working on taking from the “haves” and giving it to the have-nots)?


9 posted on 03/12/2010 12:46:50 PM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: RobinMasters
Congressional Black Caucus : Hey, why is Obama ignoring us ?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Obama not black. He a Arab.

10 posted on 03/12/2010 12:47:04 PM PST by Candor7 (Now's the time to ante up against the Obama Fascist Junta ( member NRA))
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To: RobinMasters
Congressional Black Caucus : Hey, why is Obama ignoring us ?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Obama not black. He a Arab.

11 posted on 03/12/2010 12:47:05 PM PST by Candor7 (Now's the time to ante up against the Obama Fascist Junta ( member NRA))
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Gee,Free health care,free student loans and he’s just getting started you dumb f****!


12 posted on 03/12/2010 12:47:12 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: RobinMasters
You're just pawns. Next question...
13 posted on 03/12/2010 12:48:11 PM PST by Niteranger68 (Barack Obama is Osama bin Laden's relief pitcher.)
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To: RobinMasters

Actually, Obama has been throwing tons of money to the black community. He just hasn’t been giving the Black Caucus the kind of major pork deals they expected. The bribes aren’t big enough.

Klinton had to prove he was black by bribing them. Obama doesn’t.


14 posted on 03/12/2010 12:50:10 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: RobinMasters

The reason democrats take blacks for granted is that they can take them for granted.


15 posted on 03/12/2010 12:50:57 PM PST by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: AlanD

No. Because all the rich Dems will continue to lose money as his plans are carried out.

You think only Republicans hold stocks and bonds?

Bill Gates lost $30 billion all by himself.


16 posted on 03/12/2010 12:51:07 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: RobinMasters

Better question: Why should anybody pay any attention to the ravings of the ignorant corrupt racists who make up the BCC??


17 posted on 03/12/2010 12:54:10 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: henkster

Let’s see...if you have an old beater in the driveway; what do you do with it? You drive it to pick up manure at Home Depot...you drive it until it breaks down...you sure don’t put any money in it because it’s an old beater.


18 posted on 03/12/2010 12:55:48 PM PST by dogcaller
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To: ozzymandus

19 posted on 03/12/2010 12:55:52 PM PST by petercooper (GOP: Big Tent Party??? Not if you are a CONSERVATIVE.)
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To: RobinMasters
The CBC and people like Maxine Waters & Company are so dumb they didn't realize the guy is -- ta dah -- as white as he is black. No more, no less. He has exactly ONE high level black presidential advisor, Valerie Jarrett, who so far hasn't turned out to be all that effective. The rest are unscrupulous middle-aged white guys like Rahm and Axelrod, Left-wing statists, who could give a flying fig about the CBC's agenda. BO and his guys don't have to do anything the CBC wants, and they know it, because the CBC will always back him, and never do anything more disruptive than whine to the Washington Post. BO misled the black people in this country just as much as he did the true-believer white and Hispanic Lefties who voted for him.

"I'll have another slice of your delicious schadenfreude, please, with extra whipped cream."

20 posted on 03/12/2010 12:57:58 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: Dr. Ursus

Normally I don’t respond to ignorant trolls like you, but I suspect you’re a DU’er or DailyKos’er so I’ll respond for the lurkers.

So far Obama has not proposed free healthcare. He’s proposed $900 billion in new taxes, cuts in Medicare, healthcare rationing, and mandatory health insurance. All of these negatively affect blacks as well as whites. Low income families have had free healthcare since Clinton’s executive order back in the ‘90’s forcing hospitals to provide it.

So far the only folks who have received free student loans are Congressional aids. These are almost all the kids of rich white Dems. Blacks can already go to school for free even if they’re ACT scores are only 60% of what the white kids score.

You’re not entitled to your own facts no matter that you’re a left-wing extremist.


21 posted on 03/12/2010 12:59:04 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: RobinMasters

I guess they never thought they would get “used” by their own kind.

Ya think this will smarten them up?


22 posted on 03/12/2010 12:59:50 PM PST by New Yawk Minute
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To: RobinMasters

It is hard for one shakedown artist to pay attention to another group of shakedown artists.


23 posted on 03/12/2010 1:07:08 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: RobinMasters

Congressional Black Caucus : Hey, why is Obama ignoring us ?

The rest of America: Hey, join the crowd...


24 posted on 03/12/2010 1:18:56 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: NMEwithin; RobinMasters




25 posted on 03/12/2010 1:27:01 PM PST by Lady Jag (Get rich... Fire the government)
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To: RobinMasters

Obama is only black when it serves his purposes.


26 posted on 03/12/2010 1:28:25 PM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., hot enough down there today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

Paging Desiree Rogers, please pick up the WHITE courtesy phone. Sorry, Desiree has left the building.


27 posted on 03/12/2010 2:14:47 PM PST by nj patriot (Gore is beyond help.... Snakes in the head.)
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To: RobinMasters; All
When America elected its first African-American President,

Hasn't happened yet.

1) He wasn't elected, he defrauded his way into office.

2) He isn't an African-American. If anything, he's Indo-Kenyan.

3) He isn't the President. He just plays one on TV.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

28 posted on 03/12/2010 2:21:38 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: RobinMasters

well maybe because he’s African and not African-American? duh..


29 posted on 03/12/2010 3:12:25 PM PST by erman (Our President-A modest man, who has much to be modest about.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Your a moron!


30 posted on 03/12/2010 3:15:05 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: knarf

Unlike Beck, I don’t think O’Bummer is a racist. He’s worse — a smooth, articulate socialist.


31 posted on 03/12/2010 3:18:40 PM PST by heye2monn
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To: heye2monn

I have no idea what you just said, nor what you mean


32 posted on 03/12/2010 5:15:55 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

Glenn Beck said that Obama is a racist against whites. But the president does not seem to be overtly racist, at least no more than the average affirmative action favoring Democrat.

Instead the slick socialist is on the verge of passing a dreadful health car plan that could ruin our economy.

That’s even worse than being a racist.


33 posted on 03/12/2010 6:06:53 PM PST by heye2monn
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To: RobinMasters

The CBC. Since racism seems to be a prevalent topic these days. Let’s talk about race and the CBC.

The Schizophrenia when it comes to race in this country is mind boggling.


34 posted on 03/12/2010 6:37:56 PM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: RobinMasters

Because he’s a HALFRICAN.


35 posted on 03/12/2010 7:15:40 PM PST by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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To: RobinMasters

Maybe it’s because he knows you are robots who will never leave him.


36 posted on 03/13/2010 6:59:19 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: petercooper

I have lived around black people all my life, and I never understood why that surly stare is some kind of intimidating look. Bruce dern said it best as a racist cop in “The Laughing Policeman”: “You fixin’ to eyeball me to death, boy?”


37 posted on 03/13/2010 11:32:57 AM PST by ozzymandus
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