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CBC leader concerned Obama has named no blacks to new Cabinet
The Hill ^ | March 11, 2013 | Jonathan Easley

Posted on 03/11/2013 4:03:55 PM PDT by jazusamo

The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus said she is concerned that President Obama has not yet appointed African-Americans to his second-term Cabinet.

Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) said Obama's appointees do not reflect the nation's diverse population — at least, so far.

“I am concerned that you have moved forward with new cabinet appointments and yet, to date, none of them have been African American,” her letter to Obama states. “You have publicly expressed your commitment to retaining diversity within your cabinet. However, the people you have chosen to appoint in this new term have hardly been reflective of this country’s diversity.”

Fudge said in the letter that the CBC had recommended “a number of qualified candidates” that the administration has passed over for various positions.

“Congressional Black Caucus offices have had numerous phone calls from constituents questioning why none of the new appointees will be able to speak to the unique needs of African Americans,” Fudge continued. “Their ire is compounded by the overwhelming support you’ve received from the African American community. As you continue choosing your critical advisors, we want to stress the importance of ensuring every community has a seat at the table. The absence of diverse voices leads to policies and programs that adversely impact African Americans.”

Attorney General Eric Holder, appointed in Obama’s first term, remains the Obama administration’s only black Cabinet-level appointee. According to a Politics365 analysis released last week, that’s the fewest by any president over the last 38 years.

Earlier this year, the White House faced scrutiny over an alleged lack of diversity among Obama’s inner circle. Those questions have intensified with Obama’s senior-most Cabinet nominations, including former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) for Defense secretary, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) for secretary of State and Chief of Staff Jack Lew for Treasury secretary.

Those nominations have come amid a number of high-profile second-term exits of female Cabinet members, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.

Senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett had predicted more minorities and women would be tapped for positions in the president’s Cabinet.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cabinet; cbc; minorities; obama
Rep. Fudge, the EEOC has recently told employers to forgo background checks because they are racist, has the Obama administration complied?
1 posted on 03/11/2013 4:03:55 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

How many whites has the CBC named to their “cabinet?”


2 posted on 03/11/2013 4:05:51 PM PDT by avacado
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Her name is Fudge?

damn...thats rough.


3 posted on 03/11/2013 4:07:39 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: avacado

How many Muzzies has he appointed though?


4 posted on 03/11/2013 4:09:47 PM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: jazusamo
none of them have been African American

Ah, yes. St. Martin Luther King, Jr., would have been proud . . . judge a man by his character rather than his skin color . . . we've come a long, long way.

We don't give a rat's a$$ what's in his brain . . . just the color of his skin . . . that's how we got Obambozo, an illegal Kenyan alien; Kwame Kilpatrick, a filthy convicted felon; and Rev. Sharpton, each held high in the "black" community, mainly because they're black and for no other logical reason.

There is no shame in the "black" movement.

5 posted on 03/11/2013 4:11:13 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: ProudFossil

John Brennan


6 posted on 03/11/2013 4:12:04 PM PDT by bfree (Biden '13)
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To: jazusamo
Why would BHO hire CBC folks? There’s aready enough incompotence in the WH and cabinet and administration now.
7 posted on 03/11/2013 4:17:44 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: jazusamo
As you continue choosing your critical advisors, we want to stress the importance of ensuring every community has a seat at the table.

Then I urge him to appoint several conservatives.

8 posted on 03/11/2013 4:19:38 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: MasterGunner01

Bump!


9 posted on 03/11/2013 4:22:03 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Former Congressman Alan West is probably available and would be 10,000 times better than any cabinet appointment Obama would prefer regardless of ethnicity, alas but Obama would probably rather pass a bowel movement of broken glass than higher someone with the high character of West.


10 posted on 03/11/2013 4:23:28 PM PDT by MachIV
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To: avacado

hirer


11 posted on 03/11/2013 4:24:30 PM PDT by MachIV
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To: jazusamo
But, but, but, Obozo has a good number of Muslim sympathizers and/or members of the Muslim Brotherhood who frequent the White House. Doesn't that count?
12 posted on 03/11/2013 4:34:51 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: jazusamo

Racist nose counting and demographic parity - that will solve our problems.

Let’s do it in the NBA and NFL too.

And on MTV and VH-1.

And what about BET-TV?


13 posted on 03/11/2013 4:37:44 PM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: jazusamo

A Black woman named ‘Fudge’?

Oh, dear.

Being half White and half Black, Obama is an equal-opportunity hater; he’d be happiest if he could dispense with a cabinet - and a congress and a Supreme Court - and rule America as its King.


14 posted on 03/11/2013 4:55:53 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: jazusamo

Welcome to Lame Duck, sweetheart.


15 posted on 03/11/2013 4:58:55 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: jazusamo

obama thinks they are lazy like he says he is.

His white half is a racist.


16 posted on 03/11/2013 5:02:44 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: jazusamo

so what? it’s racist to say that. seriously, she’s freaking racist.

who made her queen of the quota list? is she such a racist that non-blacks can’t do the jobs required? i am so sick of black racism.


17 posted on 03/11/2013 5:16:48 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: Secret Agent Man

Is he talking about blacks, or qualified blacks?


18 posted on 03/11/2013 5:19:43 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: heye2monn

your racism shows that you’d ask that. “qualified” is a racist term when put in front of “black”, don’t ya know.....at least racist blacks like Fudgie here would say that.


19 posted on 03/11/2013 5:28:27 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: jazusamo

Awwww. I just feel sooo bad. I guess Obama found enough whites who detest the Constitution, he doesn’t need any more blacks on staff.


20 posted on 03/11/2013 5:31:27 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Secret Agent Man

Clueless me. I was not aware the code word-dog whistle at work here.


21 posted on 03/11/2013 5:33:26 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: Secret Agent Man
i am so sick of black racism

Yep, and people of her ilk are all for quotas.

22 posted on 03/11/2013 5:36:02 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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Obama thinks blacks are too lazy to destroy the country in the limited time he has.


23 posted on 03/11/2013 5:51:16 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: warsaw44

Hey Fudge, none of them are qualified, and that includes those Obama has named already. Ron Brown as a crook. So was Rep. Diggs and Jackson Jr, and Marion Barry.

See, I’m an equal opportunity critic.

The whole damned White House is not qualified to do anything.

See, I’m not discriminating against specific people. I just don’t like Dumbass, traitorous and incompetent politicians no matter what color they are. Right now the Democrats are in the cat seat and look how well they are doing.

Got jobs, Fudge?


24 posted on 03/11/2013 6:54:53 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: heye2monn

you did realize this was /sarc towards you, right?


25 posted on 03/11/2013 7:17:32 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: jazusamo

Well, I heard he wanted Jesse Jr. and Kwame but they haven’t called him back.


26 posted on 03/11/2013 9:09:52 PM PDT by jch10 (Hey GOP! Only Conservatives get my vote.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Absolutely, I did realize that. I was using the cliched “code word-dog whistle” phrase in the same vein. But I guess it didn’t work. :-)

I hate those terms, anyway. So insulting to conservative whites.


27 posted on 03/12/2013 5:25:35 PM PDT by heye2monn
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