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Cleaver (D-Mo.): If Obama wasn't president, we would be ‘marching on the White House’
thehill.com ^ | 9-18-11 | Alicia M. Cohn

Posted on 09/18/2011 2:29:04 PM PDT by Justaham

Unhappy members of the Congressional Black Caucus “probably would be marching on the White House” if Obama were not president, according to CBC Chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.).

"If [former President] Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House," Cleaver told “The Miami Herald” in comments published Sunday. "There is a less-volatile reaction in the CBC because nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president."

CBC members have expressed concern in recent months as the unemployment rate has continued to rise amongst African-Americans, pushing for Obama to do more to address the needs of vulnerable communities.

"We’re supportive of the president, but we getting tired, y’all,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said in August. “We want to give [Obama] every opportunity, but our people are hurting. The unemployment is unconscionable. We don’t know what the strategy is."

Rather than targeting Obama’s leadership, many CBC members aimed their fire at the Tea Party movement over the summer’s congressional recess. Waters said in a public meeting in her district that the Tea Party "can go straight to hell." Another member, Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), called the Tea Party “the real enemy” seeking to hold Congress “hostage.”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blackcaucus; blacks; kenstarrisafailure; kenstarrisgay; kenstarrsucks; unemployment; wwmd
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1 posted on 09/18/2011 2:29:12 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

“We’re supportive of the president, but we getting tired, y’all,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said in August. “We want to give [Obama] every opportunity, but our people are hurting. The unemployment is unconscionable. We don’t know what the strategy is.”

I know what you can do. You can stop screwing companies that could hire all those unemployed people.


2 posted on 09/18/2011 2:32:34 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Thank you, Bob!)
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To: Justaham

But that’s just Raciss!


3 posted on 09/18/2011 2:32:41 PM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: Justaham
...because nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president.

Liberals don't understand that we don't need them to "empower" us. His policies are empowerment enough.
4 posted on 09/18/2011 2:33:20 PM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: Justaham

Translation: “We hate Whitey so much we’d rather sit here and let our people suffer than do anything to help them.”


5 posted on 09/18/2011 2:33:20 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Justaham

I wonder what Baraq should add ??
I wonder what would be “enough” ??

Government already provides:

Food stamps
WIC
Section 8 housing
99 weeks unemployment
$10 internet and free computers
free cell phones
free school breakfast and lunch
energy assistance


6 posted on 09/18/2011 2:34:37 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Justaham

>>probably would be marching on the White House” if Obama were not president

Proof that there is very little “American” in “African-American” these days. Very sad. MLK would cry at their racism and afrocentric politics.


7 posted on 09/18/2011 2:34:37 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: Justaham

If he was a cracka, with the inexperience of barry, he would never have gotten elected.


8 posted on 09/18/2011 2:35:27 PM PDT by crosshairs (If Sharia Law becomes the law of the land, heads are gonna roll.)
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To: ari-freedom

At least he’s being honest about his racism.


9 posted on 09/18/2011 2:35:36 PM PDT by AFveteran (Enraging liberals is simply one of the more enjoyable side effects of my wisdom. -Rush)
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To: Justaham

“Cleaver” — Where have I heard that name for a radical black before? Cue the 1960s all over again.


10 posted on 09/18/2011 2:38:20 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Justaham
He should be more concerned about paying his damn taxes.

Flippin cheat.

11 posted on 09/18/2011 2:39:09 PM PDT by A Cyrenian (Whenever I start to feel down. I always thank God I'm not Jay Carney.)
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To: crosshairs

Barry is HALF cracker’..and if you need reminding, Barry’s daddy (married at the time) seduced and knocked up a white woman who loved to sleep around. O Sr. then goes back to kenya, leaving the poor white woman to fend for herself, while going back to his tribe to shag ANOTHER tribeswoman.

the Obamas’ make the Kennedy’s look like the Patridge family..


12 posted on 09/18/2011 2:39:20 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: nascarnation

The answer is obvious! The free cars, gasoline, mortgage payments and Internet are not on your list.


13 posted on 09/18/2011 2:39:38 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Justaham

The Cream of the crop...


14 posted on 09/18/2011 2:39:38 PM PDT by 4buttons
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To: Justaham
This guy is a Reverend, and IIRC the very one who made the ‘spitting’ accusation at that TEA PARTY protest... He can itch until a full moon about a bad economy, but he is one and the same as Obama. I have to wonder if he is NOT getting worried about his own reelection.
15 posted on 09/18/2011 2:40:00 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: nascarnation

Come to your home, steal what you have, move into what is left and have you thank them for you to see the light.


16 posted on 09/18/2011 2:42:47 PM PDT by tiger63
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To: Justaham

That’s hilarious! They’ve got a black guy (sort of) mugging them and their families and they won’t complain because they will be helping the people who are against the mugger.

Just like in their neighborhoods. They won’t turn in the bad guys because they don’t want to help “the man.” They would rather suffer all kinds of crime than to turn against a black man (even an evil SOB) than to help the white man help them.

What losers.


17 posted on 09/18/2011 2:51:07 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Justaham

Ah the bliss of dyslexia.

Read the heading three times as:

“If Obama wasn’t the President HE would be marching on the White House”.


18 posted on 09/18/2011 2:51:40 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair: Man's surrender. Laughter: God's redemption.)
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To: Cicero

Misery loves company. If we can’t have everything we want, we will wreak the system and make everyone miserable... even if it makes us even more miserable.

I see the same behavior with children and immature adults, all the time.


19 posted on 09/18/2011 2:52:26 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Gosh these people must be full of self loathing. To submit to the political whims of a chicago thug because of the color of his skin. That’s really pathetic. Do they really think that Moochelle and Obama ever “feel their pain”? Do they have any idea how ridiculous they continue to look to the rest of the world?


20 posted on 09/18/2011 2:53:48 PM PDT by 1scrappymom (Hooray for the Mavs!)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Gosh these people must be full of self loathing. To submit to the political whims of a chicago thug because of the color of his skin. That’s really pathetic. Do they really think that Moochelle and Obama ever “feel their pain”? Do they have any idea how ridiculous they continue to look to the rest of the world?


21 posted on 09/18/2011 2:53:51 PM PDT by 1scrappymom (Hooray for the Mavs!)
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To: 1scrappymom

Barry is out Golfing while more than 20% of blacks are having to beg for money.

To be committed to supporting a man because he shares some similar skin pigment, yet he is a worthless hack, it pathetic. A a miserable dilemma.

Any intelligent person would just say, “fine, we got our first black president, now that that is done, lets get rid of him and find someone who can get the economy going. Enough with the lazy SOB who is making us ALL look bad while making our lives miserable.”


22 posted on 09/18/2011 2:59:46 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: Aaron0617
I had to double check the date on this article. I remember reading that after Obama did his jobs speech, Obama answered CBC's concerns about jobs and the high black unemployment rate, and that was the end of this. Maybe i misread. I'll check those articles again.

I mean, why are they still upset?

23 posted on 09/18/2011 3:01:38 PM PDT by Aaron0617
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To: 1scrappymom

Don’t worry. The Magic Negro has lost his “magic”. Class warfare and “your a damn racist” is not a job creator. It takes idiots a few years to figure this out.


24 posted on 09/18/2011 3:02:27 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: 1scrappymom

“Do they have any idea how ridiculous they continue to look to the rest of the world?”

The rest of the normal world views them as the racists they are. Full of fear that their black voting contingent just might awaken to the way they have been scammed by these black “politicians” whose only intent is to keep the the rest of the slaves on the plantation while they rack up a personal fortune by promoting conditions that will keep them enslaved.


25 posted on 09/18/2011 3:03:10 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Aaron0617
Oh, here it is ~ Obama jobs plan heartens frustrated blacks (SUCKERS!) ~ http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2776382/posts
26 posted on 09/18/2011 3:05:14 PM PDT by Aaron0617
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To: Justaham
Would it look like this protest because Barry is President?

912 Project

27 posted on 09/18/2011 3:08:14 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Justaham

Yo’, Manny, what be stoppin’ ya?


28 posted on 09/18/2011 3:10:33 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama is not the second coming of Jimmy Carter. Jimmy Carter was the first coming of Obama!)
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To: Justaham

Yo’, Manny, what be stoppin’ ya?


29 posted on 09/18/2011 3:11:36 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama is not the second coming of Jimmy Carter. Jimmy Carter was the first coming of Obama!)
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To: 1scrappymom

Watch this if you have not seen it already. Expand it

http://hillbuzz.org/2011/09/15/hitlers-reaction-to-attack-watch/


30 posted on 09/18/2011 3:13:59 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Justaham
nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president."

It will probably never dawn on these racists that we don't like Obama because of his policies and positions just like THEY don't much like him now either.

31 posted on 09/18/2011 3:23:49 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: Justaham

Just like Mugabwe of Zimbabwe gets to remain in power even though he is wrecking the nation. So be it with the black brethren of Obama giving him a pass because he’s a so-called ‘brotha’. Shallow blind allegience.!


32 posted on 09/18/2011 3:25:51 PM PDT by tflabo ( to have been selected)
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To: Justaham

So Cleaver has basically admitted the reason they’re not marching is because of Hussein’s RACE. Cleaver ought to follow this up with an apology to Dubya.


33 posted on 09/18/2011 4:07:20 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Justaham
The irony is that this unwavering, unconditional support for Obama is likely hurting the political prospects for future generations of “African Americans”.
34 posted on 09/18/2011 4:09:09 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: nascarnation

Look Nascar Nation

I have interacted with a lot of these folks for work. Whether you believe it or not doesn’t matter to me, but the fact is, these folks would MUCH rather work than have handouts.

So what the administration needs to do is create a business friendly environment and let business do their thing. This property redistribution by taxation is not going to work.


35 posted on 09/18/2011 4:13:07 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
So what the administration needs to do is create a business friendly environment and let business do their thing

What administration are you talking about? Certainly not the Baraqqi Regime. Their goal is to make more people dependent on government and buy their votes with my tax money.

36 posted on 09/18/2011 4:15:55 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation
You forgot "Obama-money"-- from his Obama-stash-- remember? The sisters be wondering why they still gots to pay the light bill. Obama was goin pay for all that, remember? New car, and a kitchen, too.
37 posted on 09/18/2011 4:21:30 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: nascarnation

I agree that is what the current administration is up to.


38 posted on 09/18/2011 4:24:14 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I wonder if the Black Caucus members would say the same thing if we have a black Republican president.


39 posted on 09/18/2011 4:27:27 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Hypocrites and rascist pigs.


40 posted on 09/18/2011 4:30:11 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Justaham
Cleaver (D-Mo.): If Obama wasn't president, we would be ‘marching on the White House’

Hey, Cleaver, you meathead. If Obama wasn't president, you wouldn't be having much of anything to march on the White House about. Too many people would have jobs and overtime to want to waste their opportunity to increase their wealth by marching with some has-been rabble-rouser like you.
41 posted on 09/18/2011 4:32:38 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Justaham

Right! He already is.


42 posted on 09/18/2011 4:37:10 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Rabid democRATS and 0bama the dictator own it all now.)
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To: Justaham
When will they realize that Barack Hussein 0bama does not have the same experience as the ordinary people in Black community do?

First, he is not descendant of the slaves. The father came to the US only to spill his seeds on some leftist woman for the 'poor minorities' out of guilt.

Second, 0bama was raised by a white grandma in Hawaii, where he went to Punahou--one of the most prestigious private schools in Hawaii (and the US too, I must say). Then to Columbia and Harvard.

Third, until he met Michelle, I don't think he even considered himself a Christian or went to church voluntarily (Punahou is somewhat Christian school, so he probably went to some semi-compulsary services there). But he didn't grow up in Baptist black church like most American Blacks did.

So, 0bama has never shared their experiences. They only share some pigmentation. And some ideology. At the end, however, it's about himself being a messiah. But, for some Blacks, it's enough to worship him to the point of not ever saying anything bad about him.

43 posted on 09/18/2011 4:51:46 PM PDT by paudio (The 0bama Downgrade Part Two (a possible sequel to the current horror movie))
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To: paudio

Grammar alert ... Headline should read “If Obama weren’t President” ...


44 posted on 09/18/2011 6:08:03 PM PDT by brookwood (.)
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To: paudio

Grammar alert ... Headline should read “If Obama weren’t President” ...


45 posted on 09/18/2011 6:08:14 PM PDT by brookwood (.)
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To: Justaham

They don’t know what his strategy is? How about wreck the economy so badly that your welfare benefits go unpaid, you riot,working people fight back and the benevolent government steps in with Draconian “new” [read marxist] rules to pick up where that shabby old Constitution failed.Got it?


46 posted on 09/18/2011 6:16:06 PM PDT by WePledge (Ich werde fur immer ein Hollenhund werden. Semper Fidelis)
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To: 1scrappymom

The very reason Obama can ignore them is this kind of thinking. If you tell the guy he can do what ever he wants and you won’t march on him since he is a bro, you are giving him free reign.

A slight exaggeration but he could reinstate slavery and these hopeless fools wouldn’t do a thing.


47 posted on 09/18/2011 6:28:52 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Justaham
Cleaver (D-Mo.): If Obama wasn't president, we would be ‘marching on the White House’

That makes you a "fully qualified Uncle Tom", yes? Admit it. It doesn't feel very good to be a racist bitch, does it?

48 posted on 09/18/2011 6:29:22 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Justaham

Yep. It has nothing to do with him being Black. It’s because he’s a DemocRAT. I had the discussion with my Brother in ‘08 about voting for Obama because he was black. He insists that he voted for him for that reason. I then asked him if he would have voted for Condolesa Rice. NO. Colin Powell. NO. “Well,” I said to him, “You didn’t vote for Obama because he’s black. You voted for him because he’s a DemocRAT.” He had to admit it because that was the truth of the matter. And it’s the truth in this Cleaver guy’s case too. They wouldn’t have done any such marching against Clintoon. Afterall, he was considered by the Black Caucus to be the “first black president.”

To answer your question...yes there would be a march against a Black Republican. But the question is moot because if there were a Republican of any color in office, these bad times wouldn’t be happening. George Bush inherited a recession too. He wasn’t the most conservative choice, but at least his policies made it better, not worse like Zero-Bama’s have. Deeper tax cuts and drastic reductions in regulations would have had the same effect on this recession too.


49 posted on 09/19/2011 12:25:25 AM PDT by gooleyman ( What about the baby's "RIGHT TO CHOOSE"?????? I bet the baby would chose LIFE.)
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To: FreeAtlanta; 1scrappymom
Barry is out Golfing while more than 20% of blacks are having to beg for money.

Someone should repost that photo of the BO limo passing some impoverished old black guy in the street DOWN ON HIS KNEES supplicating* BO for a glimmer of recognition and a handout.

*He was entreating BO as if he were a slave or a serf seeking favors from a king. He was not holding himself with dignity, as a free man, as an American. It was a very sad sight to see.

50 posted on 09/19/2011 1:02:14 AM PDT by thecodont
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