Skip to comments.Congressional Black Caucus instructed to hold tongue on Syria
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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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...
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.
The Plantation: don’t even THINK about leaving it.
The Democratic Party Plantation controls them.
Gotta be tough for those blowhards
WOW. The CBC’s IQ just went up by 40 points for each member.
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”.
Limit public comment or you don’t get to come to the parties.
No more lobster for you.
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.
Practice Freedom of Speech much? Now is the time to be speaking up and speaking out.
The political equivalent to cutting of their collective big toe? Got to keep them on the plantation.
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!!!
you bes lissen to da masser or else you gets the whip....and the call us oppressive
Probably more of a Couchwoman.
The Congressional Black Plantation Workers Union.
Sponsored by the new dual use race/credit card, Plantation Express: “Don’t Leave!”
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.
If I were a member of the CBC, I would leave it.
Did the administration also attempt to muzzle the Congressional White Caucus?
Why should they, a substantial number of blacks would be made to fight a war.
Silly person, whatever gave you the idea that once you join, you can ever leave?
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.