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Black scholars to debate how to hold Obama 'accountable'
Washington Post ^ | 9/17/2010 | Krissah Thompson

Posted on 09/18/2010 8:04:42 AM PDT by Altura Ct.

A group probing whether President Obama is addressing matters of concern to African Americans will discuss the issue Saturday at the annual conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation hours before Obama is scheduled to address conference attendees.

Political scientist Ron Daniels formed the Shirley Chisholm Presidential Accountability Commission in late 2008 as a mechanism for black leaders to hold the nation's first black president accountable. Eventually, the group hopes to issue a report card that grades the administration on how well it is doing in closing racial disparities.

The commission is named after the first African American woman elected to Congress and the first woman to seek the Democratic nomination for president.

It wasn't formed in reaction to Obama, Daniels said. But members intend to address a growing debate within the nation's black communities over whether African American leaders should demand more from Obama on specific issues.

"The subtext is that there seems to be some hesitancy - to put it mildly - on the part of the Obama administration to overtly address issues of race," Daniels said. "There is talk about a rising tide lifts all boats. But if there is unevenness in terms of how the boats are situated, then maybe you should look at that instead of some across the board notion."

...Daniels, along with some members of the Congressional Black Caucus, or CBC, has called on the White House to push for initiatives specifically targeting minorities, such as job programs to address high black unemployment.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: black; blacks; economy; issues; multicultualism; race

1 posted on 09/18/2010 8:04:44 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

They expected more handouts, more transfer of wealth from people who work to people who vote democrat.


2 posted on 09/18/2010 8:07:39 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Obama accountability

Oxymoron


3 posted on 09/18/2010 8:08:17 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: Altura Ct.

Hold yourself and your community responsible for itself.

If you are waiting for handouts you are doomed.


4 posted on 09/18/2010 8:09:43 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Altura Ct.
Aren't all blacks present/former farmers that have been discriminated against? That seems to pay pretty well...at least 50K.
5 posted on 09/18/2010 8:10:36 AM PDT by JPG (Care for another lobster, Mookie? How's your steak? Ready for another triple Stoli/rocks?)
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To: Altura Ct.

Accountable? He’s doing pretty good with Socialists and Muslims.


6 posted on 09/18/2010 8:13:29 AM PDT by FTJM
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To: Altura Ct.
He is doing the same as he is for all Americans, and the grade is - failed. He hates to work, he was a rising rock star during the elections and that motivated him. He will never do anything constructive in his life. He will create nothing of value, he will help no one, his life will fall apart before or as soon as he leaves government housing on Pennsylvania Ave.
7 posted on 09/18/2010 8:20:40 AM PDT by Jolla
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To: Altura Ct.
"The subtext is that there seems to be some hesitancy - to put it mildly - on the part of the Obama administration to overtly address issues of race," Daniels said.

My Lord in heaven...when are we ever not talking about racism. It's all they ever talk about. When they aren't talking about racism, they are talking about "not talking" about racism. There is room for little else in their thought process.

8 posted on 09/18/2010 8:22:22 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Obama accountability Oxymoron

Here's another one:
Political scientist Ron Daniels

I don't know Ron Daniels -- but there's nothing scientific about politics; it's art, not science, and most of it is BAD art. Duplicitous art.

I understand the black intelligentsia's fears on the matter of saddling a paranoid, thin-skinned, timid little ninny of a president with racial issues. That's a delicate dilemma: they want to play the race card with him, but don't dare, lest they make him appear to be a racial president (he is one; but doesn't want to be perceived that way -- all very delicate, you see).

So he will solve the problem as he always does -- he will go to them and speak a few words in their dialect (to show that he is still "down" for the cause); and they will be eating from his hand again, just like peasants in Venezuela receiving candy and cigars thrown from a flatbed truck by hugo chavez.

9 posted on 09/18/2010 8:22:45 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Altura Ct.
 

10 posted on 09/18/2010 8:23:41 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Altura Ct.; humblegunner

Where my pie at?


11 posted on 09/18/2010 8:27:07 AM PDT by don-o ("At this point, Islam is just surging into a vacuum" - Mrs Don-o)
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To: Altura Ct.
CBC, has called on the White House to push for initiatives specifically targeting minorities, such as job programs to address high black unemployment.

Which generally fail. The lack of emphasis on "shame" allows the welfare recipients, black, white, whatever, to continue to accept putting their hand in the till of America. Its like gangbangers, they don't need self-esteem or encouragement, they need public shame and ridicule, and a few whacks upside the head from their shameless, absentee whore-like fathers...

12 posted on 09/18/2010 8:27:19 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Altura Ct.

Shifting blame becomes an intellectual challenge when the boss is black. Finally, a problem worthy of the African-American Studies community.

Planck brought us the quanta, Einstein relativity, Pasteur the germ theory of disease. Elmer Sperry loved gyroscopes, and used them to invent the autopilot. Chester Carlson was a physicist and patent attorney who invented the Xerox machine. Took him about 12 years to get anyone to pay him the slightest attention. His wife left him. He lived in a few dumps during that time.

And then you have the A-A studies community, who look out across the quad from their offices and think about how terrible is their struggle.


13 posted on 09/18/2010 8:30:34 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Altura Ct.

I think it is great how thse black groups can form alliances to work for blacks.

Now why can’t whites do that without being called bigots, racists and skinheads?


14 posted on 09/18/2010 8:36:41 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

These people are relatives of former slaves. Terminology is important here. Not handouts, reparations.

In actuality the closest they ever were to slavery was pulling the cotton out of a bottle of aspirin.


15 posted on 09/18/2010 8:36:52 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Conflict is inevitable; Combat is an option. Train for the fight.)
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To: Altura Ct.

How about voting for Republicans in 2010 and 2012? That will show Obama how disappointed they are.


16 posted on 09/18/2010 8:39:09 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("A little plain food, and a philosophic temperament, are the only necessities of life."~W. Churchill)
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To: Altura Ct.

Responsible blacks and whites should probe whether President Obama is addressing matters of concern to all responsible American citizens without regard of, or favoritism for, skin color.

The others should get off their lazy butts, put down their video game controllers, stop their whining, stop making babies they won’t support with partners they won’t marry and figure out a way to stop sucking their living from the blood of productive citizens.


17 posted on 09/18/2010 8:56:13 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I prayed: "O Lord make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it - He sent the Obamas.)
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To: B4Ranch

Reparations = Body count of civil war


18 posted on 09/18/2010 8:58:11 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

There was only 30k coloreds fighting in the Civil War, wasn’t there?


19 posted on 09/18/2010 9:06:45 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Conflict is inevitable; Combat is an option. Train for the fight.)
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To: B4Ranch

Now count the white ones.


20 posted on 09/18/2010 9:15:27 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Altura Ct.

What about holding individual Black Americans accountable?

I realize things are hard in some areas, but there are certain actions anyone can take to improve their status.

There are ALREADY resources available to those who would make use of them, so stop asking for more and tell your people to go make use of them.

What about letting Black Americans rise above their situations without telling them they’re an Uncle Tom or a wanna-be whitey?

What about getting your butt up in the morning and making sure your kids get to school, behave, study, learn and do their homework?

What about being more involved with your kids in positive ways?

What about not having too many kids out of wedlock, and limit the number of fathers involved to preserve some kind of family unit and identity?

What about living within your means for now and forget the
crackberry and the expensive shoes,give up the nail parlor and ease up on the Lotto tickets?

Any of these things would certainly address the issues many
Black Americans have a problem with. Or do they really just
want to be coddled and given things, like children?

The original Black Americans did come here by slaveship. That was a terrible injustice and I am sorry for their misery. Many other cultures in history were slaves, and some still are. I am sickened by all of it that one human being could be so ignorant and be so cruel to Another of God’s creations.

My family did not own slaves. MOST American families of today did not own slaves. Most modern Americans are descendants of dirt-poor immigrants, who came here on crowded, filthy ships, and lived in horrible conditions
once they got here.

Working endlessly, scraping by, living in veritable ghettos - until they scraped and saved enough to make it out, or until their children got an education and were able to make a better life.

I don’t believe any of my ancestors begged the government to give them just enough money so they could remain in the squalor of that life.

The disconnect between the idea of making a better life or remaining in the ghetto is nurtured by a certain group of people who depend on these souls for votes. These other people have money and cars and status and privilege, and do NOT live in these ghettos where they’ve put their constituents.

For some reason, they are rock stars to the poor, who depend on the false words that drip from the agitators’ mouths. HOW can the rest of society break that hold, unless those on the inside are willing to break it themselves, and LET these bonds be broken so the truth might come in?

Why not honor the memory of your captive ancestors by becoming a whole person? If you snort at the idea of
joining American society as it is, then you spit on the dreams and sorrows of the ones who came before.

Prolonging the blame on slavery is prolononging the solution to the mess. Looking to a half black president, with no slave blood, to make it up to Black American in one fell swoop is maddenlingly stupid.

The bastards who hold their brothers hostage know exactly what the problem is, and the rest of us know it, too. The difference is the rest of us are tired of the game and we’re not playing anymore.

PS - when is the White Congessional Caucus meeting, because I have a few complaints of my own. I need a job, a better house, a newer car and I’d like to go back to school, but I can’t afford any of it.


21 posted on 09/18/2010 9:16:09 AM PDT by CaptainPhilFan
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To: Vaduz

Maybe it was thirty thousand that died in the war. I don’t remember anymore.


22 posted on 09/18/2010 9:17:09 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Conflict is inevitable; Combat is an option. Train for the fight.)
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To: Altura Ct.

The entire world is:
Going up (literally in some cases) in flames
Full blown economic breakdown
Record unemployment goes higher and higher during the day
People losing homes
People losing jobs
Terrorists getting bolder and bolder
No end of this mess in sight

And these IDIOTS are worried about RACE? This is what I hate about these morons, so self absorbed that they are still concerned about Obama not doing enough for THEM, while everyone loses all they know.


23 posted on 09/18/2010 9:48:35 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Altura Ct.

How about just start with Johnson and how his programs to “have them niggers voting Democrat for years” has ruined black communities

And also how “acting white” is a goog thing if “acting black” means beng stupid and dropping out of school


24 posted on 09/18/2010 9:54:20 AM PDT by Mr. K (PALADINO FOR GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK)
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To: Altura Ct.
Eventually, the group hopes to issue a report card that grades the administration on how well it is doing in closing racial disparities.

Why is it the administration's job to do for people what they can and should do for themselves?

25 posted on 09/18/2010 10:49:49 AM PDT by freespirited
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To: don-o

“Where my pie at?’ Post of the night. Encapsulates the whole mentality of black America. The meaning of ‘’holding Obama accountable means as far as ‘’the black community’’ is concerned he hasn’t paid mortgages , filled up gas tanks and made ‘’whitey’’ pay.


26 posted on 09/18/2010 3:20:06 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

Reparations. Obamacare was a start.


27 posted on 09/18/2010 3:22:29 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: Altura Ct.

It will never be enough.


28 posted on 09/18/2010 5:18:41 PM PDT by Salman
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To: Salman

You got that right.


29 posted on 09/19/2010 5:48:25 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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