Skip to comments.Black caucus head treads line between criticizing, supporting Obama
Posted on 09/18/2011 9:41:14 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
WASHINGTON As the debate over jobs turns into the latest political tug-of-war, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri walks a careful but candid line.
As chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, he has been at odds with President Barack Obama over his administration's response to the soaring unemployment rate in the African-American community.
Nearing 17 percent, joblessness among blacks is at a three-decade high and almost twice the size of the overall unemployment rate. The black caucus wants the president to do more.
But the group's efforts are freighted with political sensitivities, given Obama's unique role as the first African-American occupant of the White House and the sometimes untethered animosity that his election has triggered.
"If (former President) Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House," Cleaver said. "There is a less-volatile reaction in the CBC because nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president."
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Barry and the Regime must be in full panic in the WH if they are losing the faith of his slam dunk voting block. Just because they arn't marching, doesn't mean they are happy.
Just because they arn’t marching, doesn’t mean they are happy.
I don’t think as many will be marching to the voting booths, either.
The evil bastard won’t run anyway. IMO
Anyone claiming Obama is Americas first black president is supporting the Jim Crow era definition of what it is to be “Negro” Mr Obama is a mixed race person like millions of other Americans.
So let me get this straight ..If Barack were a white guy, the black caucus would take him down?
You’re absolutely right. In addition, Obama in no way shares the African American slave narrative that so defines black Democrats. He’s a fraud on numerous levels.
A real profile in courage there Cleaver.
Here is the ironic part.
Both Cleaver and Obama are Leftists, who think another jackass at the Post Office or another bureucrat down at City Hall collecting a lifetime check is “productive work”.
Cleaver is angry Obama does not do more Pigford-like stunts and basically back up the Brinks truck (literally) and hand out cash, because Section 8, SSI, food stamps, Medicaid/Medicare and AFDC, along with AA, if you elect to work.
It will never be enough for the grievance crowd(s) until all of the wealth is transferred to them, or the outward appearance of it.
But the group’s efforts are freighted with political sensitivities, given Obama’s unique role as the first African-American occupant of the White House and the sometimes untethered animosity that his election has triggered.
A couple of comments.
1. It’s odd that they refer to Barry as the first Afro-American OCCUPANT of the White House - not president. Someone should notify Attackwatch that Barry got dissed.
2. They only reason that the CBC isn’t doing anything is: Barry is popular in the ‘hood. Maxine Waters said that the reason that the CBC doesn’t go after Barry is the voters will “go after us”. Better known as cowardice.
You'd have an impossible task ahead of you, if you wanted to find a single black American without mixed genes. The only ones who do, are people whose families arrived here after slavery.
I probably don't have more than 25% African genes, but it still says "negro" on my bc, and anyone who meets me will consider me as black. Obama is as black as any other black American, and that's the way it is.
Yep. The CBC are the biggest bunch of racists in Washington.
“Nearing 17 percent, joblessness among blacks is at a three-decade high and almost twice the size of the overall unemployment rate. The black caucus wants the president to do more. “
CBC: if you really care then stop playing games with class warfare and bashing the tea party and start doing something that will fix the problem.
“Yep. The CBC are the biggest bunch of racists in Washington. “
against their own people
You mean, black youth unemployment is worse than under Reagan? How could that be? How is it possible? Reagan...baaaaaaad. Obama.....gooooood.
All the CBC knows how to do is complain. It’s not like they’ve made their districts any better. It’s easier to look for scapegoats.
They are likely of average intelligence. I doubt they’re bigots as they’re probably aware of the truths they deny. And regarding capability, they’re skillfully divisive.
I think we’re looking at a combination of old, unforgiving wounds, modern racism, and opportunism.
I’m tired of these groups based on race, etc. whining about what color the sky is in their area. None of them, none, accomplish a thing for their ‘people’ except cause further divides. If they all disappeared into the irrelevance they are destined for their ‘peeps’ would be able to stand on their own as members of the human race, citizens of the USA.
Thanks Lazlo in PA. An inherently racist organization doesn’t want to make an almost-half-black president look bad, what a surprise.
Oh, you’re giving them the benefit of the doubt when you blame their behavior on low IQ and bigotry...
they are also intensely and incurably corrupt as well.
We done painted ourselfs in a corner, Kingfish.