Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: maxinewaters
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-58 next last

1 posted on 08/23/2011 9:04:04 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
Photobucket
14 posted on 08/23/2011 9:15:47 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Sarah Palin -Thaddeus McCotter 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

That’s the dirty little secret “down south”. I know when I moved down south from the north, I was expecting black/white racisim. Nope, it was black/mexicans. Blacks and whites really had no issues so to speak. Real eye opener.


21 posted on 08/23/2011 9:21:46 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
They can't help but to out themselves as the racist, white-hating monsters they are. Hold on people, this is going to get really, really ugly and the CBC and Maxine Waters and her ilk are taking us there.
22 posted on 08/23/2011 9:22:25 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

What Kerosene Maxine wants is REPARATIONS. Nothing more, and certainly nothing less.


23 posted on 08/23/2011 9:22:25 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

Not just blacks vs. latinos. It will be blacks vs. whites, latinos, asians, indians, everybody including blacks themselves.


24 posted on 08/23/2011 9:22:51 AM PDT by ladyjane
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: RexBeach

The problem w/ job training is the expectation that youll get a job once the course has run. I think thats the big show stopper for the majority. The few remaining would have to commute well away from their community. That is, no sane business would locate in these communities b/c of crime and lack of qualified workforce. We could dump endless buckets of $ into the problem never to see a return. In fact the problems usually get much worse. Anyone w/ a brain understands these programs enslave more than liberate.


25 posted on 08/23/2011 9:24:16 AM PDT by 556x45
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
“Let me hear you say ‘black,’”

Can you believe this lunacy? I think its hysterical. Obama has so conditioned himself to be superficially appealing to middle America that I bet he stuttered and stammered and barely got the word out. Kinda like Fonzi saying he was sorry on the old Happy Days show.

26 posted on 08/23/2011 9:27:47 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
Obama has really done nothing for the black community. He's done more for unions and Hispanics than he has for them.

And yet . . . he'll get 90% of the black vote in 2012.

So, if you ask me, it's their own fault.

They need to figure out that the key to political power is not following the same old party time after time after time.

27 posted on 08/23/2011 9:28:06 AM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bcsco
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?

I think they were be facetious.

28 posted on 08/23/2011 9:31:39 AM PDT by smith288 (Peace at all costs gives you tyranny free of charge)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: bcsco

Wow... she just absolutely came out, unambiguously, and stated that the government should have specific programs for “blacks”...

equal protection anyone?


29 posted on 08/23/2011 9:32:22 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
Maxine Waters: Let me hear you say 'black'. Say 'black'.

Lazamataz: Yas Miss Massah, YES'M, I say dat word for ya. Black. I say day word all day long for my Massah. Black, black, black. It be a privlege to be sayin' dat word for Miss Lady Massah, it is, O LAWDY how I am blessed!

30 posted on 08/23/2011 9:33:10 AM PDT by Lazamataz (SmithL stole my tagline and won't give it back.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 556x45

Nobody wants to work in that community - not among the younger people. That would be acting white. Heaven forbid!

Once upon a time, I would get people into the CETA program(during the Nixon years). It was garbage.

One year later, people would call looking for another job.

Ugh.


31 posted on 08/23/2011 9:33:13 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: MrB

The government has had specific programs for Blacks for decades. What’s new here?


32 posted on 08/23/2011 9:35:14 AM PDT by bcsco
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
MAX 2
33 posted on 08/23/2011 9:35:57 AM PDT by baddog 219
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Whatever happened to her corruption investigation? She’s not even smart enough to keep a low profile.


34 posted on 08/23/2011 9:38:08 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bcsco

Previously, they’ve couched it as “minority programs”, which often benefitted white women as much as anyone.

I’m not certain, but I’d bet you’d be hard pressed to find any legislation that states “this benefit is for blacks only”.


35 posted on 08/23/2011 9:45:02 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Repealthe17thAmendment

I’ve heard that over and over...Obama’s done nothing for the black community. But I say...what’s he to do for the black community? Whatever it is that would satisfy them (and they typically act as though they’re never satisfied), would probably tick off the majority of the population. They want wealth distribution - free rent, free food, free transporation, free medical care, free education, they want everything for free, because IMHO at the very core of the black race in America is the victim mentality that believes they are owed all those things because of what happened to their ancestors. Until the black community accepts the fact that they are no longer owed anything because of the past, and that they need to be responsible and to work like everybody else for a better life for they and their children’s future, nothing is ever going to change. It’s only going to get worse, especially in light of the fact that an estimated 70% of black babies are born to young, single mothers. It’s a disaster-in-the making. Just think of what’s going to happen so long as the black community continues with this trend, once the current older-generation of responsible African-Americans dies off. They are the last of those to set an example for their black community offspring, and once they are gone, the majority of blacks IMHO will not want to assimilate in with what they perceive as the “white” man’s culture. I hope I’m wrong, but it doesn’t take a genius or even a Harvard grad to see the direction our country is headed.


36 posted on 08/23/2011 9:45:20 AM PDT by nfldgirl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

“Paging Putney Swope, sistahs in the Black Room, sistahs in the Black Room.”


37 posted on 08/23/2011 9:50:22 AM PDT by Avery Iota Kracker (He hate me)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MrB

Affirmative Action was what I referred to. While it was written against discrimination against race, religion or national origin, it focused (one could say its purpose) on race more than anything and has been recognized as such ever since.


38 posted on 08/23/2011 9:53:51 AM PDT by bcsco
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Waters is assuming they want jobs

I think summo’ ‘dat Obama Money would be just as good


39 posted on 08/23/2011 9:58:33 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA)

40 posted on 08/23/2011 10:02:13 AM PDT by kcvl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

May 1, 2009

Fidel Castro, wearing an American and Cuban flag pin on his lapel, with Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Calif.) Photo courtesy of Rep. Laura Richardson's office.

image signals a thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations after limits on family visits imposed by the Bush administration were dropped by President Obama April 13

Here for more...

41 posted on 08/23/2011 10:05:25 AM PDT by kcvl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sauropod

I believe that Maxine is attempting to certify and re-inforce her street creds in an attempt to reward her supporters who stuck by her through the fraud accusations, or graft, whatever it was with her husband and their bank.


42 posted on 08/23/2011 10:06:28 AM PDT by Eva
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

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

Very true. I pray one day someone can put Waters in her place and not be afraid to speak the truth to her about her demagoguery and about how black people need to seriously change their culture.

43 posted on 08/23/2011 10:06:48 AM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Translation of the Report: The conquest is not proceeding fast enough and the fruits thereof are not being distributed as quickly as we wish.


44 posted on 08/23/2011 10:46:57 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bcsco

I understand your reference, and the intent of the law was to benefit blacks more than any other demographic,

but the result was that “other” demographics were able to take advantage of it, because they weren’t bold enough when the AA laws were written to say “this is only for blacks”.

This is what Marxine wants done. She doesn’t want “minority” set-asides and benefits, she wants “Black” set-asides and benefits.


45 posted on 08/23/2011 11:08:37 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: MrB
This is what Marxine wants done. She doesn’t want “minority” set-asides and benefits, she wants “Black” set-asides and benefits.

Except that was what was wanted when Kennedy enacted AA in 1961. Only, as you say, they weren't bold enough to state it up front. Remember, it led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which can be said to be even more geared toward Blacks. All-in-all, I think it can safely be said we have had legislation aimed toward the Black community since the Kennedy Administration.

Of course, it's a different environment today, and a Maxine Waters can get away with such remarks. After all, as someone posted in response to me above, only Whites can be burdened with the label of bigot.

46 posted on 08/23/2011 11:18:34 AM PDT by bcsco
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: dragonblustar

Cold, dead eyes. Perpetually downturned mouth. This is one VILE woman, er, human?!


47 posted on 08/23/2011 11:23:33 AM PDT by Inspectorette
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

“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.”

Can’t type what I am thinking. :(


48 posted on 08/23/2011 11:31:20 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MrB

This is what Marxine wants done. She doesn’t want “minority” set-asides and benefits, she wants “Black” set-asides and benefits

Absolutly, you got it exatly right, and most of the AA politicos knows it and are working towards it


49 posted on 08/23/2011 11:40:44 AM PDT by munin ( So, which of these winners calley, mookie will get his worrd the cops and generated public costs?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Hmmmph. So Maxine prefers “Black” to “African American”... I do too, but now I feel dirty.


50 posted on 08/23/2011 11:47:33 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-58 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson