Skip to comments.Top Black Dem On Obama Bus Tour: "He's Not In Any Black Community"
Posted on 08/17/2011 1:24:12 PM PDT by library user
"We're supportive of the president, but we're getting tired. We're getting tired. So, what we want to do is, we want to give the president every opportunity to show -- to show what he can do and what he's prepared to lead on," Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) told a Congressional Black Caucus-sponsored gathering yesterday in Detroit.
"Our people are hurting," Waters added.
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Also, see this:
Black caucus: Tired of making excuses for Obama
During a sometimes-raucous session of what's being called the "For the People" Jobs Initiative tour, a key member of the Congressional Black Caucus told an audience in Detroit Tuesday that the CBC doesn't put pressure on President Obama because he is loved by black voters. But at the same time, Rep. Maxine Waters said, members of the CBC are becoming increasingly tired and frustrated by Obama's performance on the issue of jobs. Even as she expressed support for the president, Waters virtually invited the crowd to "unleash us" to pressure Obama for action.
The problem, Waters said, is that Obama is not paying enough attention to the problems of some black Americans. The unemployment rate for African-Americans nationally is a little over 16 percent, and almost twice that in Detroit. And yet, Waters said, the president is on a jobs-promotion trip through the Midwest that does not include any stops in black communities. "The Congressional Black Caucus loves the president too," Waters said. "We're supportive of the president, but we're getting tired, ya'll. We're getting tired. And so, what we want to do is, we want to give the president every opportunity to show what he can do and what he's prepared to lead on. We want to give him every opportunity, but our people are hurting. The unemployment is unconscionable. We don't know what the strategy is. We don't know why on this trip that he's in the United States now, he's not in any black community. We don't know that."
The master never visits the slave shacks.
Why should he? They’ll vote for him no matter what he does or does not do.
IOW, where’s our share of Whitey’s stuff?
I would savor Obama getting his butt handed to him in a primary. I hope he gets challenged from within. Rick Perry can cream Obama, but Rick Perry can cream Hillary, too.
“We’re supportive of the president, but we’re getting tired. We’re getting tired.”
Poor, poor Maxine.
I’ve a little poem. Just for her:
God saw you getting tired
and a cure was not to be
so he put his arms around you
“Come to Me”
With tearful eyes we watched you
and saw you pass away
and although we love you dearly
we could not make you stay.
A Golden heart stopped beating
hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best
"I don't feel no ways tired
I come too far from where I started from
Nobody told me that the road would be easy
I don't believe he brought me this far to leave me."
Obama went to towns...98% white...3-6% unemployment. Basically, not much to rabble rouse about...I'm sure they just wanted him to "go away"...
Did you watch the video? Listen to the reaction of the crowd in the background, as Maxine is speaking. I think after you watch the video, you might change your mind.
Why should Bambi go to any black community? He already has their blind votes.
Sometimes he does, but you know what that's for.
Doesnt live in black neighborhoods, doesnt send his kids to black schools.
He is just like the white liberals, all you fools are good for are your votes.
“Our people are hurting,” Waters added.
Get out of bed and go to work.
Obey the law.
Do the committed MARRIED, monogamous nuclear family boogie.
...and all those ouchies will go away.
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) walks into the middle of cow judging at the Whiteside County Fair in Morrison, Illinois, August 17, 2011. Obama is on a mid-west bus trip through Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) told a Congressional Black Caucus-sponsored gathering yesterday in Detroit.
“Our people are hurting,” Waters added.
By “Our people” did she mean the people in her district or the American people - wasn’t she elected to represent all people!
I just love the very people who say we should all be unified, then turning around and balkanizing and dividing and conquering.
Who is Maxine referring to? Blacks? Liberals? Communists? Holder’s people? Sometimes it’s hard to tell.
Exactly! It’s called “A waste of time”