I guess Obama is not black enough for some members of the Congressional Black Caucus.
When I first learned that there was a group in Washington that called themselves the Congressional Black Caucus I couldn’t believe it. But now being older and wiser it is clear that they are there to serve a specific purpose. The purpose of the CBC is not necessarily to address the needs of black people, which is a racist goal by definition. Instead its purpose is to secure the bonds of their black constituents firmly (and blindly) with the Democrat Party. If free minds were allowed to exist within the black community without active and passive victimhood propaganda being subjected on them on a continual basis they might turn in to conservatives – like Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain, Republican Rep. Allen West, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas, RNC Chairman Michael Steele, members of the Raging Elephants, personal friends of mine…
Today, the CBC took direct aim at President Obama. Their criticism, according to Rep. Maxing Waters, has been a long time coming though. They held back for a while as to not offend their constituents who “love” and are “proud” of the first black president in America.
During a sometimes-raucous session of what’s being called the “For the People” Jobs Initiative tour, a key member of the Congressional Black Caucus told an audience in Detroit Tuesday that the CBC doesn’t put pressure on President Obama because he is loved by black voters. But at the same time, Rep. Maxine Waters said, members of the CBC are becoming increasingly tired and frustrated by Obama’s performance on the issue of jobs. Even as she expressed support for the president, Waters virtually invited the crowd to “unleash us” to pressure Obama for action.
“We don’t put pressure on the president,” Waters told the audience at Wayne County Community College. “Let me tell you why. We don’t put pressure on the president because ya’ll love the president. You love the president. You’re very proud to have a black man — first time in the history of the United States of America. If we go after the president too hard, you’re going after us.”
It seems that to the CBC political positioning was more important than principle. That is until things finally started to irk them such as unemployment skyrocketing among blacks:
The problem, Waters said, is that Obama is not paying enough attention to the problems of some black Americans. The unemployment rate for African-Americans nationally is a little over 16 percent, and almost twice that in Detroit. And yet, Waters said, the president is on a jobs-promotion trip through the Midwest that does not include any stops in black communities. “The Congressional Black Caucus loves the president too,” Waters said. “We’re supportive of the president, but we’re getting tired, ya’ll. We’re getting tired. And so, what we want to do is, we want to give the president every opportunity to show what he can do and what he’s prepared to lead on. We want to give him every opportunity, but our people are hurting. The unemployment is unconscionable. We don’t know what the strategy is. We don’t know why on this trip that he’s in the United States now, he’s not in any black community. We don’t know that.”
But is the CBC really taking a stand on principle now? Or are they following the political indicators that suggest that Obama’s failures are finally catching up with with him, even the black community:
In quick succession, two brightly lit danger signs burst on President Obama’s re-election road. The first was the recent Washington Post/ABC poll that found that there are nearly as many African Americans who say that they are displeased with Obama’s performance as those who say that they approve. The prime reason for the discontent is jobs, or the lack thereof, in black communities. The jobless rate has hit crisis levels in many inner-city communities, and the perception is that the president simply isn’t saying and doing enough to combat the crisis
Watch Waters vent here.