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Obama vs the Congressional Black Caucus?
Washington Post ^ | August 2, 2010; 4:44 PM ET | Chris Cillizza

Posted on 08/02/2010 2:48:12 PM PDT by Pan_Yan

President Obama's relationship with members of the Congressional Black Caucus is being tested over a series of high-profile incidents, the latest of which is the ethics investigation into New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel.

On Friday, Obama told CBS News that he believed it was time for Rangel to end his carer "with dignity", adding: "I think Charlie Rangel served a very long time and served his constituents very well, but these allegations are very troubling."

A Politico story quoted a person close to Rangel saying that the congressman "doesn't give a damn about what the president thinks about this." And New York Gov. David Paterson, who is black and whose father came up in New York politics with Rangel, seemed to offer a thinly veiled criticism of Obama in a radio interview over the weekend.

Paterson said he was "especially surprised when people from our own community" jump to conclusions before all the facts have been aired "because we've been the greatest victim of it for centuries." (Worth noting: The White House discouraged Paterson from a reelection bid last year.)

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; blackpresident; blackvote; cbc; corruption; democrats; fail; maxinewaters; obama; rangel; underthebus

1 posted on 08/02/2010 2:48:16 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan
I don't think there is enough popcorn in the universe.
2 posted on 08/02/2010 2:51:01 PM PDT by OSHA (Hey Muzzie! The Earth is not flat, When your face is toward mecca your a$$ is too!)
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To: Pan_Yan

“because we’ve been the greatest victim of it for centuries.”

YAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWNNNNNNNNN...


3 posted on 08/02/2010 2:53:06 PM PDT by jessduntno (I wonder...how will third Manassas turn out?)
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To: Pan_Yan

dog and pony show


4 posted on 08/02/2010 2:55:45 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Pan_Yan

There is nothing they do without a plan. What is the other hand doing?


5 posted on 08/02/2010 2:56:59 PM PDT by listenhillary (Our president is nucking futs)
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To: Pan_Yan

I am very tired of listening to these crybabies who need a gang in government.


6 posted on 08/02/2010 2:57:27 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Pan_Yan

“...from our own community...”??? Oh yes, one of your own kind, you mean? No, no, no, you’re not racist! You’re not “white” enough!


7 posted on 08/02/2010 2:57:37 PM PDT by my3centsworth
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To: Pan_Yan
"Paterson said he was "especially surprised when people from our own community" jump to conclusions before all the facts have been aired "because we've been the greatest victim of it for centuries.""

There will always be the "out of context" and "undisclosed facts" for an excuse with these guys...victims all...boo frickin' hoo.
8 posted on 08/02/2010 2:58:22 PM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: Pan_Yan

Obama vs the Congressional Black Caucus?

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Hmmm. A racist vs more racists.

Who to root for? Tough call.


9 posted on 08/02/2010 2:58:35 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: Pan_Yan

well its entirely possible, its as some of us thought, eventually they would turn on each other, too many power hungry sob’s, they’d turn of their granny’s life support machine if they thought it get them some political capital.


10 posted on 08/02/2010 3:00:11 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: Pan_Yan
Some folks will never be happy. In a day and age when some folks' fondest of dreams, wishes have come to fruitrion, the realization of the first Black President, it's downright uncanny, surreal to see all this political ugliness, rancor, in-fighting going on like this. For shame.

But of course, somehow, someway racism and 'white people' are gonna be implicated as the source of it all.

11 posted on 08/02/2010 3:03:38 PM PDT by lbryce (Obama Notwithstanding, America's Best Days Are Yet To Be .)
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To: OSHA

HA..that was my first THOUGHT....POPCORN time!


12 posted on 08/02/2010 3:11:53 PM PDT by goodnesswins (DEMOCRATS LOSE.....America WINS!)
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To: lbryce
the realization of the first Black President,

But apparently not the right kind of black.

13 posted on 08/02/2010 3:17:58 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: goodnesswins; OSHA
This one seems appropriate:


14 posted on 08/02/2010 3:20:06 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: the invisib1e hand

oh shut up Obama.

You’re not black enough, anyway.

(Sorry; couldn’t help it. ;)


15 posted on 08/02/2010 3:24:54 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Pan_Yan

Bring it on. Then have a nice day.


16 posted on 08/02/2010 3:27:14 PM PDT by hkp123
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To: listenhillary
There is nothing they do without a plan. What is the other hand doing?

I wonder if Bammy is "clearing the field" (old Chicago trick) of black leaders so that when he is either forced out/voted out, he can become THE spokesman for black people in his post-White House career. He sees how lucrative the race pimping business can be and he wants to be the Big Kahuna.

17 posted on 08/02/2010 3:31:21 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: OSHA

There is enough ammo in the universe. THAT, is what they’re afraid of. That’s the only thing holding them back.


18 posted on 08/02/2010 3:36:00 PM PDT by hkp123
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To: OrangeHoof; listenhillary
Rangel and Hastings were well-known supporters of Clinton during the primary race, and, according to sources close to the group, there are lingering memories at work in the current relationship.

If you look ahead to 2012 this might be a factor.

19 posted on 08/02/2010 3:48:29 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: OrangeHoof

I see your point! 0bama would be the perfect Big Kahuna of Race Pimping!


20 posted on 08/02/2010 5:37:52 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: Pan_Yan
I believe both Rangle and Waters supported Clinton.

Which way did their ‘super delegate’ votes go ?

Of all the black reps under investigation by the ethics committee, how many supported Obama. Or would support him in the next primary ?

This guy has made his whole career by stacking the deck.

21 posted on 08/02/2010 6:28:42 PM PDT by maine yankee
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To: Pan_Yan

It’s Obama’s white half that is off the Reservation.


22 posted on 08/02/2010 7:23:10 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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