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Black caucus head treads line between criticizing, supporting Obama
The San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | 09-18-11 | David Goldstein

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blackcaucus; obama
"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."

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.


1 posted on 09/18/2011 9:41:24 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: Lazlo in PA

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


2 posted on 09/18/2011 9:47:10 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Lazlo in PA

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.


3 posted on 09/18/2011 9:47:39 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

So let me get this straight ..If Barack were a white guy, the black caucus would take him down?


4 posted on 09/18/2011 9:48:07 PM PDT by hope
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To: atc23

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.


5 posted on 09/18/2011 9:57:59 PM PDT by DRey (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: Lazlo in PA
"As the debate over jobs turns into the latest political tug-of-war, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri walks a careful but candid line."

A real profile in courage there Cleaver.

6 posted on 09/18/2011 10:03:13 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Lazlo in PA

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.


7 posted on 09/18/2011 10:12:37 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Bunch of low IQ bigots. Insecure, arrogant, and lacking elementary skills is all they are. Give them heed and cower on, whites.

8 posted on 09/18/2011 10:21:36 PM PDT by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

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.

http://www.thegrio.com/politics/frustration-boils-over-at-black-caucus-detroit-town-hall.php


9 posted on 09/18/2011 10:23:09 PM PDT by Sapper26 (Political Refugee From the Obamanation)
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To: atc23
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.

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.

10 posted on 09/18/2011 10:53:25 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: hope
So let me get this straight ..If Barack were a white guy, the black caucus would take him down?

Yep. The CBC are the biggest bunch of racists in Washington.

11 posted on 09/18/2011 10:55:04 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

“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.


12 posted on 09/18/2011 11:10:01 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Thank you, Bob!)
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To: Windflier

“Yep. The CBC are the biggest bunch of racists in Washington. “

against their own people


13 posted on 09/18/2011 11:10:40 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Thank you, Bob!)
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To: unkus

You mean, black youth unemployment is worse than under Reagan? How could that be? How is it possible? Reagan...baaaaaaad. Obama.....gooooood.


14 posted on 09/19/2011 12:18:19 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

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.


15 posted on 09/19/2011 12:21:38 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: I see my hands

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.


16 posted on 09/19/2011 12:40:57 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: hope

Yes.

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.


17 posted on 09/19/2011 3:27:19 AM PDT by whatshotandwhatsnot (Islam wants you dead.)
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Thanks Lazlo in PA. An inherently racist organization doesn’t want to make an almost-half-black president look bad, what a surprise.


18 posted on 09/19/2011 3:43:33 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Windflier
A single white American without mixed genes as well.
19 posted on 09/19/2011 5:05:33 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: I see my hands

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.


20 posted on 09/19/2011 5:19:29 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Lazlo in PA

We done painted ourselfs in a corner, Kingfish.


21 posted on 09/19/2011 5:59:30 AM PDT by crosshairs (If Sharia Law becomes the law of the land, heads are gonna roll.)
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