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Waters to Obama aide: Say 'black'
Politico ^

Posted on 08/23/2011 9:04:03 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Waters to Obama aide: Say 'black' By: Jennifer Epstein August 23, 2011 11:11 AM EDT

Rep. Maxine Waters and other black leaders lobbed heated questions at one of President Barack Obama’s top jobs advisers Monday, pressing him to confirm the White House is focusing on creating jobs in struggling African-American communities — and to say the word “black.”

Don Graves, the executive director of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, said at a nighttime forum at a black church in Miami that the president is “focused on every community across the country,” The Miami Herald reported.

But when he added that “certain communities have been hit harder than other communities,” Waters pushed him. “Let me hear you say ‘black,’” the California Democrat said.

As the crowd cheered, The Washington Post said in its report on the Congressional Black Caucus-sponsored event, Graves quietly said: “black, African-American, Latino — we’re going to focus on getting people back to work.”

The approach that assisting all communities helps African-Americans get jobs is “a bunch of bull,” Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Calif.) said, according to the Post. Later, she asked Graves whether he would help shuttle dozens of pieces of jobs legislation authored by CBC members to the president so he could enact them using executive authority.

“You all don’t need to go through me to get to the president,” Graves said.

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1 posted on 08/23/2011 9:04:04 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

The biggest racial problems in this country will not be blacks vs white, but it will be blacks vs. latinos.


2 posted on 08/23/2011 9:06:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver
The approach that assisting all communities helps African-Americans get jobs is “a bunch of bull,” Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Calif.) said, according to the Post. Later, she asked Graves whether he would help shuttle dozens of pieces of jobs legislation authored by CBC members to the president so he could enact them using executive authority.

That's racist! And I don't mean that as a joke.

3 posted on 08/23/2011 9:06:52 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: Sub-Driver

I am thoroughly sick of Kerosene Maxine.


4 posted on 08/23/2011 9:07:54 AM PDT by sauropod (ObaMao: Let them eat peas!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Like all empty suits he knows how to CYA. He’s not going to alienate the white, independent voters before the election.


5 posted on 08/23/2011 9:09:05 AM PDT by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: Sub-Driver
“You all don’t need to go through me to get to the president,” Graves said

That remark COULD be interpreted as Mr. Graves throwing his boss under the bus...

6 posted on 08/23/2011 9:09:27 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: dfwgator
The biggest racial problems in this country will not be blacks vs white, but it will be blacks vs. latinos.

yeah, it's a riot (no pun intended). the latinos work too hard for too little, and can't be encumbered by any "white guilt."

7 posted on 08/23/2011 9:09:30 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Sub-Driver

The good thing about ozero being prez is that it is highlighting for all of the ignoramuses to see what a bunch of racist pigs the africans are. We really, really need a divorce from liberals.


8 posted on 08/23/2011 9:09:57 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Sub-Driver

All make work jobs end.

Waste of money.

In addition to that, there are already dozens and dozens of operating job training programs. How is it black constituents, evidently, don’t want to enter these federal programs?

Oh, right, now I remember. That want a handout, not a hand.


9 posted on 08/23/2011 9:11:12 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: sauropod
...sick of Kerosene Maxine.

Marxine for short.

10 posted on 08/23/2011 9:12:19 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: dfwgator
The biggest racial problems in this country will not be blacks vs white, but it will be blacks vs. latinos.

Well, that'd make a world of sense, since so many of them are struggling for no-skill, minimum wage jobs.

What I wonder, though, is folks with lesser reasoning ability (and by that I mean folks who haven't accumulated any skills, not ALL blacks and latinos) are more susceptible to mob mentality. You can whip those folks up into a frenzy by sloganeering, imagery, and unsubstantiated claims. The dems have been doing this forever.

If I'm some La Raza grand dragon (or whatever they call themselves), the "black community" doesn't really have anything that I want. But whitey sure does!

11 posted on 08/23/2011 9:13:05 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Sub-Driver

The day the black community is numerically overtaken by latinos, Somali, or eastern europeans in America is the day Obama and the DNC have no mo’ use for black folks.


12 posted on 08/23/2011 9:13:13 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Sub-Driver

How about he says “brown” or “ biracial”


13 posted on 08/23/2011 9:15:43 AM PDT by hecht (TAKE BACK OUR NATION AND OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM)
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To: Sub-Driver
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14 posted on 08/23/2011 9:15:47 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Sarah Palin -Thaddeus McCotter 2012)
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To: bcsco
No, it is not!

I was taught in college that it is not possible for a person of color to be a racist, only white people have the political and economic power to be racist.

So, cracker, apologize and then shut up, you racist!

< /SARC>

15 posted on 08/23/2011 9:15:52 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Obama - the Half-Black Plague)
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To: blackdog

2010 census states that Hispanic and/or Latinos make up 16.3% and Black and/or African-American make up 12.6%.


16 posted on 08/23/2011 9:18:57 AM PDT by Brent Calvert 03969-030 (I stand with Sarah)
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To: the invisib1e hand
the latinos work too hard for too little, and can't be encumbered by any "white guilt."

That leaves only one option for the race-hustler/politics-of-victim-hood crowd -- they must 'hate' on Hispanics with all their might.

I am convinced that if any of the alleged leaders of the GOP had more than two brain cells to rub together, they could mount a campaign that would lock up a minimum of 50% of the Latino vote within two election cycles -- simply by NEVER missing an opportunity to point out that the average Hispanic 'works too hard for too little', and that huge numbers of the so-called 'progressives'/democrats shamelessly who pander to them actually despise them for it.

17 posted on 08/23/2011 9:19:05 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Aevery_Freeman
NO I WON'T!

Since she's considerably more well off than I am, with the political power to boot, I'll stick to my statement. In any event, how do you know I'm a Cracker?

18 posted on 08/23/2011 9:20:29 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: dfwgator

“The biggest racial problems in this country will not be blacks vs white, but it will be blacks vs. latinos.”

You are correct. I have often heard Mexican people make non flattering remarks about black people. The Mexicans don’t have white guilt.


19 posted on 08/23/2011 9:20:36 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: WayneS
I am convinced that if any of the alleged leaders of the GOP had more than two brain cells to rub together, they could mount a campaign that would lock up a minimum of 50% of the Latino vote within two election cycles -- simply by NEVER missing an opportunity to point out that the average Hispanic 'works too hard for too little', and that huge numbers of the so-called 'progressives'/democrats shamelessly who pander to them actually despise them for it.

With you there. Been saying it for years, through every campaign on FR to paint 'em all as 'illeguls.'

20 posted on 08/23/2011 9:21:26 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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