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CBC Chairman Suggests Obama May Get a Pass From Black Community
The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | Sean Sullivan

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 Obama’s policies because he is also black.

“Well, I’m supposed to say he doesn’t get a pass, but I’m not going to say that,” Cleaver said in an interview with The Root published Monday. “Look, as the chair of the Black Caucus I’ve got to tell you, we are always hesitant to criticize the president. With 14 percent [black] unemployment if we had a white president we’d be marching around the White House...

SNIP

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 Obama’s tenure.

“Well, we wouldn’t 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.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 47percent; blackcaucus; obama
More proof that racism hurts blacks and everyone else.
1 posted on 09/18/2012 5:09:20 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

“With 14 percent [black] unemployment if we had a white president we’d be marching around the White House...”

That says it all. It is not about the constiuents. It is about power and control.


2 posted on 09/18/2012 5:12:00 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: kristinn

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.


3 posted on 09/18/2012 5:16:30 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: kristinn

Did you know that the CBC has not donated any money to 0bama?

http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=D000021932


4 posted on 09/18/2012 5:19:30 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgot.php?cycle=2012&cmte=C00147512


5 posted on 09/18/2012 5:20:34 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: kristinn

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.


6 posted on 09/18/2012 5:20:58 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: 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 Obama’s policies because he is also black.

Racism.

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.

7 posted on 09/18/2012 5:23:42 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: kristinn
Of course he gets a pass! Even though he's only half black, they will vote for him based on that fact alone - because they're all racists!

AND HYPOCRITES!

8 posted on 09/18/2012 5:24:17 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: kristinn

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.


9 posted on 09/18/2012 5:30:33 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: rod1

They give him a pass. That is all one needs to know. Emmanuel Cleaver heads a rubber stamp. What an honor that must be!


10 posted on 09/18/2012 5:32:52 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: kristinn

Some blacks may pass up voting.


11 posted on 09/18/2012 5:41:06 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: kristinn

Tell me something I don’t already know.

Of course he will get a pass.


12 posted on 09/18/2012 5:49:06 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: max americana

Actually, it will come down to who do they disdain more, whitey or obama?


13 posted on 09/18/2012 5:54:54 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Venturer
Hell, if Obama raped ten 5-year-old boys on the steps of the White Hut on NATIONAL TELEVISION, he STILL would have almost 100 percent black support...

NOTHING this man does will harm his approval rating with blacks...

14 posted on 09/18/2012 6:12:37 PM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: kristinn

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.


15 posted on 09/18/2012 6:13:48 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: huldah1776

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.


16 posted on 09/18/2012 6:16:41 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: kristinn

Of course....look at Detroit, and the TRILLIONS of our livlihoods wasted in the US on these commies.

Moochers and looters all.


17 posted on 09/18/2012 6:18:59 PM PDT by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: huldah1776

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.


18 posted on 09/18/2012 6:19:19 PM PDT by tommix2 (,)
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

I beg to differ just a bit.

They might not approve of him,but they will vote for him,because he has black blood.


19 posted on 09/18/2012 6:20:18 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: kristinn

I don’t care if they give him a pass as long as they pass at bothering to vote this election.


20 posted on 09/18/2012 6:35:50 PM PDT by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

thanks kristinn.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/47percent/index


21 posted on 09/18/2012 6:40:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: lonestar
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.

I hope she explained it to them!

22 posted on 09/18/2012 7:12:29 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: kristinn

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.


23 posted on 09/19/2012 5:14:04 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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