Congressional Black Caucus Gets Black on Obama

It’s about time! After three years of silence, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) is finally unleashing its outrage at the nation’s first black president and holding him accountable for policies which have disproportionately failed black Americans. Compared to whites and other minority groups, more blacks are unemployed under Obama and more blacks have lost their homes to foreclosure.

While the national unemployment rate is 9.1%, the unemployment rate for blacks is 16% and keeps climbing. Urban cities are plagued with even higher rates of black unemployment. For example, Detroit and Brooklyn’s rate is 50% and some areas of Washington, DC are 30%.

Fed up with Obama dismissing black Americans and conveniently forgetting 95% blacks voted for him in 2008, the CBC launched jobs tour “For the People” to help blacks find over 10,000 jobs. Admittedly, I’m not a fan of the CBC and think it’s power as a group is marginal but this is an example of the CBC living up to its 1969 mission of using its political might to address the concerns of blacks citizens.

At the Detroit jobs tour stop, Rep. Maxine Waters , a doyenne of the CBC, suddenly found her voice of condemnation:

“We want to give the President every opportunity to show what he can do and show what he is prepared to lead on… 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 he’s on now — he’s not in any black communities.”

Madame Waters isn’t the only CBC member displaying public outrage. Rep. John Conyers, the second longest serving member of the US House of Representatives is urging Americans to participate in a jobs protest in front of White House September 20, 2011. Crew of 42 blog does a terrific job of chronicling the actions and legislative record of CBC members, including its lone GOP member Rep. Allen West.

Of course liberals are quick to ask what policies or bills have Republicans introduced to help blacks get jobs or for that matter address other problems plaguing blacks such as the education gap and high incarceration rates? On jobs, the House Republicans passed 10 job creating bills House, which have been stalled in the Senate.

Republican policies or ideas to “fix” the high number of blacks in prison or blacks dropping out of high school are called the ideas of promoting the family, marriage and the bootstrap policies of individual responsibility. The way for blacks close the education gap and prevent high rates of imprisonment is for young black women to stop having babies out of wedlock and for young black men to take responsibility for fatherhood. These are problems that government can’t fix. Liberals and blacks need to stop asking what government can do for blacks and start asking the question what can blacks do for themselves.

It is quite evident so called “progressive,” Great Society policies of social welfare have only contributed to the economic enslavement and decline of blacks as a race when compared to whites. Laura Ingraham recently interviewed Rep. Allen West about this sudden anger at Obama rising up in blacks and West mused Democrats have always taken the black vote for granted and this modern slavery is nothing new.

“The laughable, hypocrisy is the Big Black Bus isn’t going into the black community. When you had unemployment 16.3% in July and dropped to 15.95% in August, that’s not in the right direction. You have this 21st century plantation that has been out there where the Democrat Party has forever taken the Black vote for granted and you have established certain black leaders who are nothing more than the overseers of that plantation. And now the people on that plantation are upset because they’ve been disregarded, disrespected and their concerns are not cared about.”

One would think it would be the role of the president to launch a jobs tour since suddenly job creation is a priority. Curiously, in 2009 when the unemployment was soaring, Obama’s priority wasn’t creating jobs but rather creating $1 trillion Obamacare. It’s astonishing that as the CBC hits the road with a jobs tour that will travel cities nationwide throughout August with 100 employers offering 10,000 jobs along the way, Obama launched a three day Rural Tour to promote job growth in rural white America because he’s popularity is fading among white voters. Tells you where Obama’s priorities are and it ain’t with blacks. If blacks stupidly vote for Obama in droves again in 2012, they deserve the fate that awaits them. Obama’s bus never pulled into black communities and never will. Blacks need to start driving their own bus.

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6 Responses to “Congressional Black Caucus Gets Black on Obama”

  1. Mark says:

    I really like this blog and your conservative values.

  2. Mark says:

    I would like to know what would happen if you had congressman who were white or not of color hung a sign that said the Congressional White Caucus (CWC), and that group only allowed white people, I thought this was racial discrimination. But like all things, that only applies if it is a help to your cause. Well enough about the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC).

    Yet again a group of people feel it is more a cause for them as a group to be special, not for America as a whole.

    Our LORD will straighten it out soon, as I said to my Dad before he passed, what will you say that day you go before Him, and he is not your color or race.? He changed towards my bi racial children and the way he saw others, including my black wife. I wander if any one else thinks of GOD before thinking the way they do?

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  5. Gigi Young says:

    I’m not a fan of Obama but I wish he had acted like the “black President” the opposition claimed he would become if he were elected. At least he would leave office with guns blazing (whether it be in 2012 or 2016), rather than this soft-shoe, white Democrat dance he’s done with the black community. And I completely agree with Jenny–particularly since it seems that under our first black/biracial President, we’re witnessing black institutions (banks, colleges, farmers, etc) fall apart at the seams.

  6. Jenny says:

    I think it’s obvious that what happened: The black community incorrectly believed that they were Obama’s “special interest group.” But like all other politicians, he has to cater to those with the most votes.

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