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Congressional Black Caucus instructed to hold tongue on Syria
Stripes ^

Posted on 09/08/2013 6:54:12 AM PDT by chessplayer

WASHINGTON — As an increasing number of African-American lawmakers voice dissent over the Obama administration's war plans in Syria, the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus has asked members to "limit public comment" on the issue until they are briefed by senior administration officials.

A congressional aide to a caucus member called the request "eyebrow-raising," in an interview with FP, and said the request was designed to quiet dissent while shoring up support for President Barack Obama's Syria strategy.

When asked if the White House requested the partial gag order, National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said "the administration is reaching out to all members to ensure they have the information they need to make an informed judgment on this issue." Kirby said it was her boss's request and was aimed at keeping members informed rather than silencing anti-war members.

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; israel; russia; trayvonmartin; unitedkingdom; waronterror

1 posted on 09/08/2013 6:54:12 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

When asked if the White House requested the partial gag order, National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said “the administration is reaching out to all members to ensure they have the information they need to make an informed judgment on this issue.” Kirby said it was her boss’s request and was aimed at keeping members informed rather than silencing anti-war members.

Translating from Washspeak...

YES.


2 posted on 09/08/2013 6:58:10 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: chessplayer

That the Dear Moslem Leader would dare take the rights
of the very innocents whom his people (al Qaeda)
routinely take as SLAVES is obvious, not ironic.


3 posted on 09/08/2013 6:58:58 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: chessplayer

The Plantation: don’t even THINK about leaving it.


4 posted on 09/08/2013 7:04:27 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: chessplayer

The Democratic Party Plantation controls them.


5 posted on 09/08/2013 7:05:19 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Stop Worrying And Just Learn To Love The Bomb!)
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To: chessplayer

Gotta be tough for those blowhards


6 posted on 09/08/2013 7:08:44 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: chessplayer

WOW. The CBC’s IQ just went up by 40 points for each member.


7 posted on 09/08/2013 7:09:01 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: chessplayer
So the chairwoman is asking blacks to not use freedom of speech where Syria is concerned. Gee, I thought it was white people who were trying to disenfranchise black people and take away their freedom. Silly me!
8 posted on 09/08/2013 7:09:02 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: RightGeek

Yes, the CBC knows that war spending competes with money for social programs. They are usually vocal about this but have been told to “stand down”.


9 posted on 09/08/2013 7:17:24 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: chessplayer

Limit public comment or you don’t get to come to the parties.
No more lobster for you.


10 posted on 09/08/2013 7:19:15 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: chessplayer

Congress persons voted into office by their own district voters & then they keep their tongues quiet because “The President” tells them so.

He certainly is a dictator.


11 posted on 09/08/2013 7:26:11 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: chessplayer
chessplayer "..the request was designed to quiet dissent while shoring up support for President Barack Obama's Syria strategy. "

Do you mean he has a strategy ??


The same strategy he used in arming Mexican Cartels three years ago ?
The same strategy he used in Lybia / Benghazi a year ago ?
The same strategy he used in Egypt six months ago ?
Oh this should work out better !
Welcome to WWIII !!

12 posted on 09/08/2013 7:29:29 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: chessplayer

Wow...

Practice Freedom of Speech much? Now is the time to be speaking up and speaking out.


13 posted on 09/08/2013 7:32:54 AM PDT by EBH (America is not judge, jury, and executioner for the world.)
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To: chessplayer

The political equivalent to cutting of their collective big toe? Got to keep them on the plantation.


14 posted on 09/08/2013 7:38:41 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: chessplayer

Black Americans better wise up real fast!!! it’s time to throw Obama under the bus....the same way Obama, the NAACP, the CBC, etc. has thrown you under the bus!!! Wake up & smell the real world....you are headed for a very long adrift at sea time span!!! Obama...and, your so-called leaders have hurt you more then you know!!!


15 posted on 09/08/2013 7:43:49 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

you bes lissen to da masser or else you gets the whip....and the call us oppressive


16 posted on 09/08/2013 7:56:44 AM PDT by jneesy (rough seas make skillful sailors)
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To: chessplayer

“Chairwoman”?

Probably more of a Couchwoman.


17 posted on 09/08/2013 8:04:17 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: jneesy
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18 posted on 09/08/2013 8:14:19 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: chessplayer

The Congressional Black Plantation Workers Union.

Sponsored by the new dual use race/credit card, Plantation Express: “Don’t Leave!”


19 posted on 09/08/2013 8:14:54 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Old Sarge

thank God we live in a country where you are free to speak — now get back on the Plantation and wait for instructions of what to say...

Oh, and it’s not all about race. It’s all about making the best decisions for our country.

Disgusting.

If I were a member of the CBC, I would leave it.


20 posted on 09/08/2013 8:41:08 AM PDT by mneville (Scorched Earth)
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To: chessplayer

Did the administration also attempt to muzzle the Congressional White Caucus?


21 posted on 09/08/2013 8:49:20 AM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it)
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To: chessplayer

Why should they, a substantial number of blacks would be made to fight a war.


22 posted on 09/08/2013 8:50:32 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: mneville
If I were a member of the CBC, I would leave it.

Silly person, whatever gave you the idea that once you join, you can ever leave?

23 posted on 09/08/2013 8:51:53 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: chessplayer

Mac daddies sock puppets are throwing the black caucus under the bus like everyone else, what a surprise.

I AM MAC DADDY THE FIRST AND CANNOT BE BLAMED FOR ANYTHING AS I AM ALWAYS PERFECT.


24 posted on 09/08/2013 12:09:40 PM PDT by chiefqc
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