Skip to comments.CBC Chairman Suggests Obama May Get a Pass From Black Community
Posted on 09/18/2012 5:09:12 PM PDT by kristinn
Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) suggested in an interview that black voters are more lenient when it comes to evaluating President Obamas policies because he is also black.
Well, Im supposed to say he doesnt get a pass, but Im not going to say that, Cleaver said in an interview with The Root published Monday. Look, as the chair of the Black Caucus Ive got to tell you, we are always hesitant to criticize the president. With 14 percent [black] unemployment if we had a white president wed be marching around the White House...
Cleaver supported then-senator Hillary Clinton of New York over Obama in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. He was asked how a Clinton presidency would have been different from Obamas tenure.
Well, we wouldnt have had a lot of racial stuff, and as much as I love Sen. Clinton I would have been all over her on 14 percent unemployment for African Americans. I would have said, My sister, I love you, but this has got to go, he said.
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“With 14 percent [black] unemployment if we had a white president wed be marching around the White House...”
That says it all. It is not about the constiuents. It is about power and control.
They’re too stupid not to get it and I don’t have any sympathy for them. They’ll vote black & anything with a jackass as a party logo. It’s a waste of time to even try to coerce their vote.
Did you know that the CBC has not donated any money to 0bama?
How ya’ gonna keep ‘em down on the plantation, after they’ve experienced freedom? Voters of the world, unite! You have nothing to loose but your democrat chains.
I have an acquaintance who works in the medical field and recently she has had three black nurses ask her how to vote Republican... they only knew how to vote straight Democrat.
Well, I don’t think Cleaver speaks for all those pastors.
I really do believe the black pastors are upset—and no amount of arm twisting by Cleaver will change their mind.
They give him a pass. That is all one needs to know. Emmanuel Cleaver heads a rubber stamp. What an honor that must be!
Some blacks may pass up voting.
Tell me something I don’t already know.
Of course he will get a pass.
Actually, it will come down to who do they disdain more, whitey or obama?
NOTHING this man does will harm his approval rating with blacks...
Black racism passed off as totally acceptable. Disgusting the country I live in today.
How do you fix people like this? I am concerned it is not possible.
I think we need to highlight the fact Obama is, in fact, half whitey.
That could be a rationalization that would permit some of them to justify not voting for him, regardless of if they vote Republican or not.
Of course....look at Detroit, and the TRILLIONS of our livlihoods wasted in the US on these commies.
Moochers and looters all.
Blacks are showing themselves to be suckers and fools to believe Obama is black like them. He is not an African American, has no experience or heritage with American black experience. His roots are from African slave catchers, not American slaves. What fools these American blacks sre to think he has anything in common with them just because he has dark skin. He has done nothing for the black men in the cities. He has hurt American black people as much as he has hurt American white people.
I beg to differ just a bit.
They might not approve of him,but they will vote for him,because he has black blood.
I don’t care if they give him a pass as long as they pass at bothering to vote this election.
I hope she explained it to them!
He can suggest all he wants but there will be no “pass” from the Black community. He on his way to getting 85% of ten points less Black turn out.