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  • Getting Past Name-Calling to Talk About Poverty

    04/30/2014 9:18:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4-30-14 | Juan Williams
    Rep. Paul Ryan is meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus. Let's hope they give his ideas a fair hearing. Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) is scheduled to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus on Wednesday to discuss his plans to address poverty and his March 12 comments in a radio interview about a "tailspin of culture" in our inner cities where "generations of men [are] not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work." Mr. Ryan's statement sparked liberal accusations of racism. Rep. Barbara Lee (D., Calif.) called it "a thinly veiled racial attack" that...
  • Ryan To Meet With Black Lawmakers After "Inner Cities" Uproar [Congressional Black Caucus]

    04/22/2014 11:20:43 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 50 replies
    NBC News ^ | 22 April 2014 | Frank Thorp V
    In March, Ryan said during an appearance on Bill Bennett's radio show that there is a "tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning to value the culture of work."
  • Obama Wants You to Prime the Big Education Pump So You Don't Have to Paint Houses

    02/07/2014 9:24:03 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-7-2014 | MOTUS
    We went to school the other day to pump kids and their parents to apply for those readily available student loans for college: Michelle Obama told a group of high school students and parents on Wednesday not to let financial concerns stand in the way of a college education as she urged them to apply for federal student aid.“Unfortunately, too many students don’t even bother to apply to college because they don’t think they’ll ever be able to afford it,” she added. “So they just walk away from the opportunity without getting any advice or seeking any support.” Lady M’s...
  • Black lawmakers to go after Obama: Lack of diversity in his federal judicial picks.

    01/26/2014 6:39:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/27/2014 | Mike Lillis
    Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) plan to publicly rebuke President Obama over a lack of diversity in his federal judicial picks. The lawmakers are organizing a Capitol Hill press conference as early as this week to decry what Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) called “the appalling lack of African American representation” among Obama's nominees, particularly in the 11th Circuit, which includes Georgia, Florida and Alabama. The Democrats also contend several of Obama’s nominees have championed policies that either discriminate against minorities, or are just plain racist. “We have very grave concerns [with certain nominees] given disparities that are...
  • CBC Attendees: Obamacare Unpopular Due To Ignorance, Racism (Video)

    09/23/2013 10:43:56 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | 23 Sep 13 | CNS Staff
    The CBC is the Congressional Black Caucus. Remarkable video is Here. The Black Caucus attendees were gathering at their annual conference in Washington DC, and this reporter quizzed many of them as to why they thought ObamaCare was so natonally unpopular.
  • Obama’s Jim Crow Foreign Policy? Segregated Syria War Meeting at White House with Cong. Black Caucus

    09/09/2013 5:04:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 17 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Monday, September 9, 2013 | Kristinn Taylor
    President Barack Obama and his National Security Advisor Susan Rice, who like Obama is Black, are holding a classified meeting on Syria at the White House with members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) , according to reporter April Ryan, the White House reporter for American Urban Radio Networks. While there are times that a meeting with the group that is a repugnant remnant of racial divisions in America might make sense — such as how to get Black unemployment down from the double-digit Depression era levels it has been since Obama took office — it is hard to see...
  • Rep. Rangel denies Black Caucus was told to be quiet on Syria

    09/07/2013 11:20:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies
    Rep. Rangel denies Black Caucus was told to be quiet on Syria By Julian Hattem - 09/07/13 12:42 PM ET A top member of the Congressional Black Caucus is denying that lawmakers were told to stay silent on the issue of whether or not the U.S. should intervene in Syria. “Nobody’s ever suggested to me ... that I should not comment,” Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) said in an interview on MSNBC on Saturday. He added that he had a “responsibility to speak.” Rangel’s comments were in response to an email from caucus Chairwoman Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), which asked lawmakers to...
  • Rep. Rangel calls tea party 'white crackers' (Where's the outrage?)

    08/03/2013 5:26:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/03/2013 | Rick Moran
    I love how the words just casually roll off his tongue, as if he had been saying them all his life. Which he has. But there is no such thing as black racism, don't you know? Using a racial epithet to describe one's political opponents is accepted behavior. Or at least it must be because the only people saying anything about it are those on the right. But even at 83, dressed in a blue bow tie and crisp gray suit, Rangel is relentless toward those who he feels are slowing the forces of progress. House Republicans? Have done more...
  • Black Caucus members seek improvements to Voting Rights Act

    07/23/2013 4:04:50 AM PDT · by onyx · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/23/13 05:00 AM ET | By Mike Lillis
    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are seeking to strengthen the Voting Rights Act by making it easier for judges to expand voter protections across the country in response to individual discrimination lawsuits.The effort goes beyond crafting a broad definition of which voters should get extra protection based on regional records of racial discrimination.The move is an indication that some Democrats are hoping to use last month’s Supreme Court decision scrapping the law’s Section 4 coverage formula as an opportunity to bolster other provisions of the landmark civil rights legislation that were left intact by the ruling.Specifically, the lawmakers...
  • African American Leaders Band Together to Oppose Senate Immigration Bill

    04/23/2013 5:46:17 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 34 replies
    PRNewswire-USNewswire ^ | April 23, 2013 | African American Leadership Council
    WASHINGTON, April 23, 2013 --/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday morning, April 24 at 9am, the African American Leadership Council will host a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, to oppose the Senate Gang of Eight's 844-page plus, immigration bill. During the conference, the Council will call on the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), to protect black labor by opposing amnesty and halting efforts to double legal immigration levels, as required under the bill. Many black leaders have recognized the harm caused by large increases in immigration as the Senate bill entails. As the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights...
  • Former Congressional Black Caucus Foundation head: Immigration bill is ‘immoral’

    04/23/2013 5:55:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/23/2013 | Joel Gehrke
    While most Democrats have united behind the Gang of Eight’s immigration proposal, a group of black pastors and leaders is trying to weaken support for the proposal in one key constituency, arguing that new Latino citizens would deprive black workers of jobs. “The Senate Gang of Eight’s immigration bill is not only impractical, but immoral,” Frank Morris, former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, said in a statement on the bill. “Increasing immigration levels through amnesty and new visa programs, particularly at the low-skilled level, will flood labor markets with millions more people, leading to higher unemployment, more...
  • Rep. Hank Johnson on NRA: ‘They Still Cannot Get Over’ That Obama Is ‘Black’

    01/16/2013 11:49:11 AM PST · by chessplayer · 101 replies
    (CNSNews.com) - Representative Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) said that the National Rifle Association (NRA) opposed President Barack Obama's gun control plans because the group “still cannot get over” the fact that the president is “black.”
  • Congressional Black Caucus Discovers Entire English Language is a Racist Code Word

    11/23/2012 10:48:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 70 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | November 23, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Responding to Republican criticism of UN Ambassador Susan Rice for claiming that the Benghazi attack on the US mission and annex there had been caused by a photo of a stuffed teddy bear named Mohammed, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, the leader of the Congressional Black Caucus and Chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on 40 Acres, an Obamaphone and a Mule denounced any attacks on Rice as “horridly and unspeakably racist.” While Fudge could not point to any single word that was racist, she insisted that every single word used to criticize Rice was a racist code word. “If the language is...
  • Michelle Obama to Congressional Black Caucus: "our journey is far, far from finished" Transcript

    09/24/2012 10:24:50 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 17 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 9/22/12 | Lynn Sweet
    MRS. OBAMA: Thank you so much. (Applause.) Thank you. It is truly a pleasure and an honor to be here with all of you tonight. Thank you so much for having me. I want to start by thanking Congressman Cleaver and Shuanise Washington for their outstanding work and for their introduction. I also want to recognize your terrific CBC Foundation President and CEO, Elsie Scott. (Applause.) And of course, I want to congratulate this year's Phoenix Award winners -- Attorney General Holder, Congresswoman Brown, Mayor Gantt, and George Lucas. Thank you all for your outstanding contributions to our nation, and...
  • CBC Chairman Suggests Obama May Get a Pass From Black Community

    09/18/2012 5:09:12 PM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | Sean Sullivan
    Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) suggested in an interview that black voters are more lenient when it comes to evaluating President Obama’s policies because he is also black. “Well, I’m supposed to say he doesn’t get a pass, but I’m not going to say that,” Cleaver said in an interview with The Root published Monday. “Look, as the chair of the Black Caucus I’ve got to tell you, we are always hesitant to criticize the president. With 14 percent [black] unemployment if we had a white president we’d be marching around the White House...SNIPCleaver supported then-senator Hillary Clinton...
  • Rep. Allen West's Chick-fil-A Treat Gnaws at Black Caucus

    08/07/2012 2:41:48 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 84 replies
    Rep. Allen West's Chick-fil-A Treat Gnaws at Black Caucus By Amy Bingham | ABC OTUS News – 1 hr 13 mins ago Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have lunched on their fair share of fried chicken, but when the group's only Republican member, Rep. Allen West of Florida, brought Chick-fil-A for his turn to provide lunch, "every member" of the group was offended, caucus member Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., told the Huffington Post this week. West provided the now-controversial chicken sandwiches about six months ago, but Hastings' recollection of the delivery carries fresh potency in light of Chick-fil-A CEO...
  • Allen West: Black caucus, liberals judged Holder by color of his skin not content of his character

    07/01/2012 7:32:46 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/29/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Florida Republican Rep. Allen West said liberal Democrats in Congress — including many members of the Congressional Black Caucus — who walked out on the bipartisan votes to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal and civil contempt of Congress did so because Holder is black. “Today the Congressional Black Caucus and other liberal Members of Congress judged the Attorney General by the color of his skin, and not by the content of his character,” West said of their walkout in a Facebook post. “I am disappointed my colleagues would rather engage in a political stunt to distract the American...
  • Black Lawmakers Plot 'Walkout Strategy' During Holder Contempt Vote

    06/27/2012 3:43:48 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 135 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7/27/2012
    The Congressional Black Caucus has called a members-only "emergency" meeting on Thursday to plot a "walkout strategy" ahead of the scheduled contempt vote of Attorney General Eric Holder later in the day. The plans, detailed in an email from the executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus obtained by the Alley, include circulating a letter disapproving of the vote and having lawmakers walk out of the Capitol to hold a press conference during the roll call. The letter, a draft of which is being circulated for signatures, accuses the GOP leadership of "rushing recklessly to a contempt vote." The letter...
  • Arthur Davis, Former Black Caucus Member, Switches to GOP

    05/30/2012 10:29:51 AM PDT · by Justaham · 83 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/30/12 | Mike Flynn
    Arthur Davis was first elected to Congress from Alabama in 2002. The Harvard Law School grad was quickly tapped as a rising star among Democrats. He became a Senior Whip for the caucus, co-chair the New Democrat Coalition and even headed up the Southern region for the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee. His eight years in Congress showed him to be a thoughtful, independent and energetic member. Yesterday, he announced he is now a Republican.
  • American Socialists Release Names of 70 Congressional Democrats in Their Ranks

    05/06/2012 12:48:12 PM PDT · by Jumper · 25 replies
    The Socialist Party of America announced in their October 2009 newsletter that 70 Congressional democrats currently belong to their caucus. This admission was recently posted on Scribd.com:
  • Obama Gave the Church Less Than One-Half Percent of $18 Million Income Over 12 Years

    04/19/2012 5:37:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | April 19, 2012 | Paul Stanley
    An analysis of 12 years of tax returns recently released by President Barack Obama from 2000 to 2011 shows that the First Family donated 1.4 percent or less of their income to charity until he began to run for the U.S. Senate in 2004, and gave only nominal amounts to the church except for substantial donations to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's Trinity Church of Christ in 2006 and 2007. The analysis performed by The Christian Post shows that from 2000 to 2011, the Obamas reported an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $18,677,610, of which they paid $5,794,492, or 31 percent,...
  • Hiding Behind Names

    04/16/2012 5:04:57 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 4 replies
    http://noisyroom.net ^ | 4.15.12 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    This week, Allen West made me proud. He had the intestinal fortitude to call the Congressional Progressive Caucus Communists. If the red shoe fits… Sh** Allen West Says http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Qeu39p9ydHc The cries from the Democrats can be heard far and wide – calling West irresponsible for calling patriots Communists. Just one small problem – the Congressional Progressive Caucus was founded in 1991 by Bernie Sanders, who is an avowed Socialist and a Congressman from Vermont; Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and the radical Washington DC based “think tank,” Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). Allen West Makes Claim about Democrats in Communist...
  • Black Lawmakers Introduce Trayvon Martin Resolution

    04/04/2012 10:43:12 AM PDT · by kristinn · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday, April 4, 2012 | Seung Min Kim
    Several Congressional Black Caucus members have introduced a resolution that memorializes 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and calls for the repeal of controversial gun laws that allow shooters to claim self-defense. The resolution states that the February shooting of Martin “sets a horrific precedent of vigilante justice and compromises the integrity of the legal system.” It also says assailant George Zimmerman’s “unfounded assumptions and racial bias led to the use of deadly force.” Zimmerman’s family and lawyer have refuted claims that he shot Martin because he was black.
  • CBC wants Trayvon Martin's death investigated as potential hate crime

    03/19/2012 5:45:25 PM PDT · by redreno · 129 replies
    http://www.politico.com ^ | | 3/19/12 5:55 PM EDT | By KEVIN ROBILLARD
    The Congressional Black Caucus wants the Justice Department to investigate the shooting death of a 17-year-old, unarmed black Florida high school student as a potential hate crime. “This case compromises the integrity of our legal system and sets a horrific precedent of vigilante justice,” Congressional Black Caucus Chair Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) said in a statement. “Members of the Congressional Black Caucus stand together in the name of justice for Trayvon. As a nation we cannot, should not, and will not ignore, Trayvon’s brutal murder and the inconceivable fact that his killer remains free. Contrary to the flippant way this case...
  • Pelosi: GOP tax bill ‘doesn't have a shot’ (Is she still in charge of something?)

    12/09/2011 3:02:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/09/11 | Mike Lillis
    Pelosi: GOP tax bill ‘doesn't have a shot’By Mike Lillis - 12/09/11 01:01 PM ET Republican "extremism" is the only thing stopping Congress from finalizing an extension of the payroll tax cut and getting out of town for the holidays, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi charged Friday. The California Democrat hammered the tax package from House Republicans, warning that the addition of "poison pill" riders — particularly language expediting approval of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline — means the bill is dead on arrival. "Their proposal doesn't have a shot," Pelosi said during a brief press event in the...
  • Congressional Black Caucus will lead attacks on GOP nominee; let’s not forget who they are

    12/09/2011 8:25:35 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 6 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | DECEMBER 9TH, 2011 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    As trusted overseers on massa Democrats plantation cloaked in protective black skin, the members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) will be taking the point in the most vicious attacks on our Republican candidates. Because the CBC can hide behind the media we won’t hear much about these people, but here’s a list of the corruption surrounding these people. Corrine Brown of Florida was fined for using her taxpayer paid for staff as workers in her travel agency. Her campaign finance chairman has alleged his signature was forged on financial reports. Georgia CBC member Sanford Bishop is being investigated for...
  • Sharpton Attacks Maxine Waters For Criticizing Obama: 'Hypocrite!'

    09/27/2011 4:26:36 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Are we witnessing a crack-up within the key demographic President Obama must count on to have any hope of re-election? Al Sharpton has come out firing at Maxine Waters and other black Dems for their criticism of President Obama's perceived indifference to black unemployment. Last month, long-time congresswoman Waters told the audience at a Congressional Black Caucus event that she and other black leaders were ready to attack President Obama as soon as African-Americans "tell us it's all right and you unleash us." On his MSNBC show last night, Sharpton accused those who spoke of "unleash us" of being "hypocrites."...
  • Maxine Waters: Republicans Eat Obama’s Food, Drink His Beer, Then ‘Try to Kill Him’

    09/22/2011 6:04:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/22/11 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Congresswoman Maxine Waters offered some advice for President Barack Obama Thursday: It’s time to drop the Super Bowl parties and beer summits with the Republicans and stand up and fight them. Speaking at a Congressional Black Caucus legislative conference in Washington, the California Democrat said Obama’s “been very nice” in his negotiations with Republicans, but now he needs to fight harder. “He’s been on the other side of the aisle talking with people. He’s invited them up to the White House to have beer. He’s invited them to come and watch the Super Bowl games,” Waters said, as reported by...
  • CBC’s Cleaver Admits: If Obama Wasn’t President, Black Caucus ‘Would Be Marching on the White House’

    09/20/2011 9:33:02 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 31 replies
    pajamasmedia.com ^ | Sept 20 2011 | Bryan Preston
    What’s the most obvious difference between Bill Clinton and Barack Obama? Unhappy members of the Congressional Black Caucus “probably would be marching on the White House” if Obama were not president, according to CBC Chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.).“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 told “The Miami Herald” in comments published Sunday. “There is a less-volatile reaction in the CBC because nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president.” Rather than march...
  • CBC’s Emanuel Cleaver: We would be ‘marching on the White House’ if Obama weren’t president

    09/19/2011 12:53:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/19/2011 | Tina Korbe
    The members of the Congressional Black Caucus continue to be outraged at the “unconscionable” rate of unemployment among African-Americans — but they’re not employing the same tactics to force the president to pay attention to their complaints as they would ordinarily, CBC Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) admitted in comments published today in The Miami Herald. As chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, [Cleaver] 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...
  • Black caucus head treads line between criticizing, supporting Obama

    09/18/2011 9:41:14 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 20 replies
    The San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | 09-18-11 | David Goldstein
    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...
  • Cleaver (D-Mo.): If Obama wasn't president, we would be ‘marching on the White House’

    09/18/2011 2:29:04 PM PDT · by Justaham · 51 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 9-18-11 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Unhappy members of the Congressional Black Caucus “probably would be marching on the White House” if Obama were not president, according to CBC Chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.). "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 told “The Miami Herald” in comments published Sunday. "There is a less-volatile reaction in the CBC because nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president." CBC members have expressed concern in recent months as the unemployment rate has...
  • Tea Party Express V: Black Activist Not Lynched!

    09/03/2011 12:03:16 PM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 8 replies
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 09-03-2011 | Lloyd Marcus
    Rep. Andre Carson, Congressional Black Caucus chief vote counter said some in Congress would “love to see us as second-class citizens” and “some of them in Congress right now of this tea party movement would love to see you and me ... hanging on a tree.” Despite members of the CBC attempting to rally the black and white guilt votes via despicable false charges of racism against the tea party which includes a ridiculous claim that the tea party wishes to see blacks lynched, the tea party continues to grow. We are winning! As a black tea party activist overwhelmingly...
  • How About a Black Self-responsibility Caucus?

    09/01/2011 5:39:15 PM PDT · by all the best · 10 replies
    A Voice of Sanity ^ | September 1, 2011 | Robert Ringer
    There is increasing evidence that the far left is becoming ever more panicked by the thought of tea-party motivated Republicans taking control of the executive branch and both houses of Congress in 2012. That would be just four years after the nation celebrated the anointment of the Manger Baby from the mean streets of Chicago. It all seemed so other-worldly and leg-tingling at the time — warmup performances by Stevie Wonder and Sheryl Crow, followed by the historic teleprompter speech, and all framed by those unforgettable Styrofoam Greek columns befitting the ascendancy of the Son of Saul. But a funny...
  • The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show,Uniting the Races with Truth,Instead of Dividing Them with Lies

    08/17/2011 5:28:09 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 11 replies
    Bond Action, Inc. ^ | August 18, 2011 | abigail2
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  • Clyburn hopes to use supercommittee post to tackle growing wealth gap ("tithing")

    08/14/2011 5:30:39 AM PDT · by maggief · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 13, 2011 | Mike Lillis
    A leading House Democrat is hoping to use his prestigious seat on the deficit-cutting supercommittee to close the growing gully that divides the rich and the poor in America. Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) said the recent debate over slashing spending and reducing deficits has all but ignored the toll those cuts could exact on lower income folks, particularly in minority communities. Clyburn – the third-ranking House Democrat and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) – is vowing to use his perch on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to tackle the nation's enormous wealth gap. "In 1963,...
  • Leader of Black Socialist Caucus Says Debt Deal Is a “A Sugar-Coated Satan Sandwich”

    07/31/2011 5:51:48 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 55 replies
    GatewayPundit.com ^ | July 31, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    This sounds like good news...The leader of the Black Socialist Caucus says the debt deal is a “sugar-coated Satan sandwich.” That must mean it is a much better deal than we had hoped for. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver is the current leader of the Black Caucus (without black Republican members) Roll Call reported: President Barack Obama’s rightward lurch to reach a $3 trillion deficit reduction deal with no guarantee of additional revenues had liberals fuming and Republicans all but declaring victory Sunday afternoon. With time running out to reach an agreement to raise the debt ceiling before Tuesday’s default deadline, Obama...
  • Jackson Lee: Congress complicating debt ceiling because Obama is black

    07/15/2011 1:15:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 200 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | July 15, 2011 | Josiah Ryan
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on Friday strongly suggested that members of Congress are making it difficult for President Obama to raise the debt ceiling because of his race. "I do not understand what I think is the maligning and maliciousness [toward] this president,” said Jackson Lee, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. “Why is he different? And in my community, that is the question that we raise. In the minority community that is question that is being raised. Why is this president being treated so disrespectfully? Why has the debt limit been raised 60 times? Why did the...
  • Racism in The Left - Civil War to the present

    04/24/2011 5:45:23 PM PDT · by tang-soo · 25 replies
    Dirk Thompson of 610 Am in Columbus, Ohio posted the following links today as just some of the evidence supporting the racist agenda of The Left. KKK Democrats Janeane Garofalo - Racial Attack Against Michael Steele KKK Democrats Lynching Killing Black & White 'Radical Republicans' Libtalk Host And Wife Use Racism To Attack Governor Bobby Jindal Biden the Racist - Old democrat Tea Party Racism Rev Perryman Says Enough White Corporate Liberal racist elite Barbara Boxer EXPOSED RACIST TEA-PARTIERS, THE LIBERAL LIE EXPOSED! Latin's, Blacks & Whites, UNITE! Progressive Ralliers Call for Lynching of Clarence Thomas
  • Newly elected South Carolina congressman Scott decides not to join Congressional Black

    12/01/2010 1:49:35 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    ap ^ | December 1, 2010 | JEFFREY COLLINS
    Throughout his campaign, Scott has downplayed his race, saying he has always lived in a world that was integrated. The other black Republican elected to the U.S. House in November has said he will join the caucus. Allen West of Florida wants to steer the group away from what he called failing liberal policies.
  • Tim Scott officially declines to join Congressional Black Caucus

    12/02/2010 7:16:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/02/2010 | Chris Moody
    South Carolina Rep.-elect Tim Scott, the first black Republican from the South since Reconstruction, said Wednesday that he will not join the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). “While I recognize the efforts of the CBC and appreciate their invitation for me to caucus with them, I will not be joining at this time,” Scott said. “My campaign was never about race.” Members of the CBC said before the election that Scott, along with Florida Republican Rep.-elect Allen West, would both be welcomed into the caucus if they wanted to join. West has said he intends to become a member next year....
  • Nancy Pelosi faces new challenge from Rep. Barbara Lee and Congressional Black Caucus

    11/16/2010 1:12:11 PM PST · by SmithL · 28 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 11/16/10 | Carolyn Lochhead, Chronicle Washington Bureau
    The Congressional Black Caucus is refusing to endorse House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as minority leader, demanding that members get solid evidence that Rep. James Clyburn, the highest ranking African American in the Democratic leadership, will be more than a titular member of the new order. Pelosi faces a secret-ballot vote tomorrow as she stands for election as House minority leader. She is expected to win with broad support from liberals, despite open rebellion among conservative Blue Dog Democrats and grumbling from some more liberal members who have questioned the rush to reinstall Pelosi after this month's landslide losses. Clyburn had...
  • GOPers West and Scott Welcome in Congressional Black Caucus

    11/10/2010 1:29:37 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 09, 2010 | Chad Pergram
    The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) will allow Reps.-elect Allen West (R-FL) and Tim Scott (R-SC) to join the overwhelmingly Democratic Capitol Hill organization if they so choose. CBC Chairwoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) says that "membership in the Congressional Black Caucus has never been restricted to Democrats." Lee adds that West and Scott "will be welcomed" if they want to join the organization. Scott is on the fence about joining. West says he'll sign up. Voters haven't elected a black Republican to Congress since Rep. JC Watts (R-OK) served four terms, retiring in early 2003. Watts, who served in the Republican...
  • Let's Take This Country Back

    11/10/2010 4:25:01 AM PST · by Scanian · 49 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 10, 2010 | Kevin Jackson
    Though this election was a resounding defeat of white liberals and the policies of Obama, members of the Congressional Black (Progressive and Socialist) Caucus went essentially unscathed. Black people continued to support these government-funded extortionists, despite the destruction these black overseers have wreaked in black neighborhoods. Blacks seem annoyed at the idea that Obama lost ground in the last two years, and the Right is said to be taking the country back. The Right would argue that they are taking the country back from the socialist policies that have weakened the country. Back to the Constitution. Blacks argue differently, saying...
  • Progressive leaders back Clyburn over Hoyer for minority whip post

    11/09/2010 3:04:15 AM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/8/2010 | Russell Berman
    Both House leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus are throwing their support behind Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) in his race against Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) for minority whip. "I support Mr. Clyburn. They both have been effective leaders, but Jim Clyburn is our whip, and he’s been a good whip,” the co-chairwoman of the caucus, Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), told The Hill. Woolsey said the group’s co-chairman, Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), was also backing Clyburn, although the caucus as a whole was not taking a position in the intra-party battle. “We’ll be working it [for Clyburn], but not for the...
  • A Party Of Great Opportunities

    11/03/2010 8:15:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    IBD Edtorials ^ | November 3, 2010 | Staff
    Diversity: Women, Hispanics and two African-American congressmen-elect rode the GOP wave to victory. Sorry, Mr. President, these Republicans will not ride in the back of the bus. They intend to drive it. During the campaign, Col. Allen West speculated on the possibility of joining the Congressional Black Caucus. "I think I have every right to. I would be in Congress, and I would be black and so I should be able to sit with them and, again, bring a different perspective," he said in an interview with the Daily Caller. Congressman-elect West will get that chance now that the Sarah...
  • What To Do About The Congressional Black Caucus?

    09/21/2010 9:59:44 AM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 19 replies
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 09-21-2010 | Lloyd Marcus
    Black Tea Party singer/speaker, Lloyd Marcus reporting in from performing at the Wake Up America Tea Party in Ft Worth,Texas at the convention center. Ann Coulter rocked the house with an awesome speech after my presentation. Folks our tea party movement is alive and well in Texas. In typical Lone Star style, Texans are bold and fired up about making positive change in our country starting in November. Texans are about family, God, country and freedom. I love it! Several thousands attend the great event. After the tea party, reception and etc, I was chillin' in my hotel room. Channel...
  • Wrong again, Charlie (Tax-cheat Rangel helped an uptown nonprofit get a $2.6 million grant)

    09/18/2010 7:43:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/18/10
    Wrong again, CharlieLast Updated: 4:09 AM, September 18, 2010 Last month, embattled Rep. Charles Rangel ripped into The Post for an article detailing how he'd helped an uptown nonprofit get a $2.6 million grant despite serious questions about his finances. "For The Post to try for political reasons to attack this organization," said Rangel, "once again they're picking on a giant without any facts at all." Well, the city Department of Investigation has just concluded its investigation of Alianza Dominicana, the politically wired group that has been a funding favorite of the Rangel-linked Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone. And guess what?...
  • DC March 10.02.10 - Communists, Socialists & SEIU Unite

    09/18/2010 8:08:52 AM PDT · by Just A Nobody · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 18, 2010 | J.B. Williams
    For years, we have been telling American citizens that the Communist Party USA and Socialist Party USA members joined forces in an operation known today as the Democratic Socialists of America. Instead of working outside the two party systems, they established DSAUSA to work inside the two party system. We have documented that both the Congressional Progressive Caucus and Congressional Black Caucus are legislative apparatuses of the Democratic Socialists of America, all of which is openly documented on the DSAUSA site. The communist are not coming folks, they are already here, and they are the most effective political juggernaut in...
  • Black Caucus Foundation orders scholarship audit (RAT Eddie Bernice Johnson debacle)

    08/31/2010 10:27:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    KION ^ | 8/31/10 | LARRY MARGASAK
    Black Caucus Foundation orders scholarship auditBy LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press Writer Updated: Aug 31, 2010 8:09 PM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) - An internal audit of the scholarship program of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation was under way Tuesday, sparked by the admission by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson that she had steered scholarships to her relatives and the children of a staff member. The foundation's chairman, Rep. Donald Payne, D-N.J., said that neither the foundation nor the Congressional Black Caucus "will allow unethical behavior in the awarding of scholarships or any programs that are designed to benefit the community." The foundation...