CBC’s Cleaver: We would be ‘marching on the White House’ if Obama weren’t president

posted at 5:45 pm on September 18, 2011 by 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 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.”

In effect, Cleaver is saying that the CBC has dealt differently with this president precisely because he’s black. How is that OK? Either we envision a world in which we are judged by the content of our character and not the color of our skin or we don’t. What do Cleaver and the other members of the CBC dream of?

It’s nice, at least, that Cleaver doesn’t want in any way to contribute to a climate of hate. But, then, what would you expect from the founder of another Congressional caucus — the nine-member “Civility Caucus”? Certainly, you wouldn’t expect him to sit idly by as members of the CBC told Tea Party members to go to hell or referred to Tea Partiers as “the real enemy.”

Oh, wait. Cleaver did do that. It took Andre Carson’s outrageous remarks and Allen West’s threat to leave the CBC to spark any hate-mitigating reaction from Cleaver at all — and, even then, he was in no hurry to disavow Carson’s vitriol. Eventually, though, Cleaver met privately with West and convinced him to stay. But with his comments today in “The Miami Herald,” Cleaver again implicitly endorses the identity politics that so inform CBC members’ approach to the issues, in effect arguing it’s OK and even encouraged for CBC members and others to hold Obama to a different standard just because of the president’s race. Seems to me like such a backward approach for the chairman of the CBC to take.

Update (Ed): Cleaver should have been noted as (D-MO), not (R-MO).  I’ve fixed it above.


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CBC Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (R-Mo.)

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cozmo on September 18, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Is a crack dealer considered employed?

docflash on September 18, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Racist. No…seriously.

Bigurn on September 18, 2011 at 5:52 PM

‘Cause only whites can be racists???

albill on September 18, 2011 at 5:53 PM

“There is a less-volatile reaction in the CBC because nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president.”

The irony here is that he hasn’t even considered the possibility that we are upset with Obama for the same reason he is. In Cleaver’s mind we’re upset because Obama is black and there can be no other explanation.

Kataklysmic on September 18, 2011 at 5:53 PM

CBC’s Cleaver: We would be ‘marching on the White House’ if Obama weren’t president

Okay, so what if he were white? or red? or blue? Or ecrue?

upinak on September 18, 2011 at 5:54 PM

CBC Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (R-Mo.)

When did he switch parties?

It’s nice, at least, that Cleaver doesn’t want in any way to contribute to a climate of hate.

That’s exactly what he’s doing. He’s promoting racism.

single stack on September 18, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Whaddaya mean what’s different about OBama?
Evidently many black Americans are black 1st & American 2nd.

Badger40 on September 18, 2011 at 5:57 PM

Okay, so what if he were white? or red? or blue? Or ecrue?

upinak on September 18, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Obama’s half white. Maybe they should march on the White House on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. That sounds like a diverse compromise to me.

Tommy_G on September 18, 2011 at 5:57 PM

It’s OK and even encouraged for CBC members and others to hold Obama to a different standard just because of the president’s race?

Of course it’s consistent of the CBC…after all The “One” is the quintessential AA hire, is he not? How did he get this job anyway? By ignoring his academic credentials, work experience, resume and racist religious affiliations. Oh…and his shady dealings with socialists, revolutionaries and the weather underground.

Twana on September 18, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Welcome to the real world, Tina.

The CBC cares about one thing only: the welfare (and I’m using the word intentionally) of blacks. Without them — and a heavy dose of white guilt — most of the current black members of Congress would be jobless. Again, literally, as most have no marketable skills other than demagoguery and race-baiting.

Much as some might disagree, the same applies to President Historic First©. Absent his skin color, Osama Obama would be jobless, sans college degree, sans supporters who have pushed him far above his educational and skill levels. He would, in short, probably be flipping burgers or existing on welfare checks.

The sooner we face this — and find a way for the large number of productive members of the black community to accept that success comes only from hard work, and set-asides and preferential treatment harm everyone including the recipients — the sooner we can become the nation we are supposed to be.

Ironic that America will only reach the goals the CBC claims to be “working” for when they are acknowledged as the irrelevant bunch of whiners they are, isn’t it?

MrScribbler on September 18, 2011 at 5:59 PM

Of course it was inevitable that the greedy, disingenuous race hustling poverty pimps would find themselves all tied up in knots, tripping over their avarice and deceit, cowering among the hopeless, horrific urban plantations they created in order to lord over them, toss them entrails from the porch of the Big House, and win elections…I just didn’t know if I would see it in my lifetime. Looks like I will. Good times.

Rational Thought on September 18, 2011 at 5:59 PM

Obama’s half white. Maybe they should march on the White House on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. That sounds like a diverse compromise to me.

Tommy_G on September 18, 2011 at 5:57 PM

when you are multi-racial.. you usually pick the race that will get you the highest status. It obviously was not white, even though they are the ones who got him to where he is at.

upinak on September 18, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Just when you think the mask can’t slip any more….

WisRich on September 18, 2011 at 6:00 PM

When did he switch parties?

single stack on September 18, 2011 at 5:54 PM


..he did not.

The War Planner on September 18, 2011 at 6:02 PM

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Eh, ignore that quote, it was made by some whitey racist dude.

Bishop on September 18, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Umm, how can Cleaver be “a lifelong Democrat” and a Republican at the same time? Unless… He has a secret identity?

bigmike on September 18, 2011 at 6:02 PM

CBC Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (R-Mo.)

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cozmo on September 18, 2011 at 5:49 PM

R = racebaiter.

William Amos on September 18, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Cleaver is no Repub.

Del Dolemonte on September 18, 2011 at 6:03 PM

Bigots. Every last one of them.

CurtZHP on September 18, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Either we envision a world in which we are judged by the content of our character and not the color of our skin or we don’t. What do Cleaver and the other members of the CBC dream of?

They dream of precisely what they have, and have admitted to in this article: Applying “content of character” when it helps them, and using the race card when it helps them.

In other words, if you say/do something reprehensible and you’re white, your character will be attacked. If you say/do something reprehensible and you’re not white, you’ll be defended and criticism of you will be deflected as “racist!”

See the whole of the Obama administration as an example of this. Obama’s character has proven to be more than lacking on several occasions. Ignoring this, his defenders attempt to obfuscate the very real and disastrous effects of his policies by calling Obama’s critics racist (never ever paying attention to the content of their character.

englishqueen01 on September 18, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Why in the bloody he11 do we have a Congressional Black Caucus? For Pete’s sake, this is 2011! I think that is about time to declare the Dr. King’s work is complete. Good news, America won that battle.

There are no barriers in this nation for anyone to succeed. All children are entitled to a K-12 education with school lunches to boot. Equal access and opportunity is here and has been for a long time.

Disband the CBC. Teach our children that success or failure is determined by them. Their will is what shapes their destiny and they have all the same tools as anyone else.

We are the one’s we’ve been waiting for?
WELL STOP WAITING, WE HAVE ARRIVED!
The rest is up to you.

MJBrutus on September 18, 2011 at 6:07 PM

A mind…it’s a terrible thing to waste.

Electrongod on September 18, 2011 at 6:07 PM

MLK cries in his grave.

Obama will set race relations back, like no other.

Most devastating, due to this inept charlatan being in office, for the wrong reason, he will deny the capable minorities and others the right to succeed for years, and years to come.

This is their dummy, but they love him.

Until I see his grades and his papers I will be fully convinced of his intellectual deficiencies. He is, however, a malicious thug.

Long live Louis XV and his modern day Marquise de Pompadour, aka Michelle O.

Schadenfreude on September 18, 2011 at 6:09 PM

..maybe Tina confused him with Eldridge Cleaver.

The War Planner on September 18, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Or a test to see if we are paying attention.

Did we pass?

Do we get a cookie?

cozmo on September 18, 2011 at 6:09 PM

Thanks for the article Tina, I find that I always click on your posts (you must be my favorite) :~)

IowaWoman on September 18, 2011 at 6:11 PM

King would be run from the pulpit today as not down for the struggle for saying these things. Equality was lost from the debate not long after King died. Today’s race debate centers around inequality, creating it not its ablation.

Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: / we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.

Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream, 1963.

“From every mountainside, let freedom ring. When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream, 1963.

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.

Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream, 1963.

Speakup on September 18, 2011 at 6:13 PM

R stands for Racist, or it should. LOL

IowaWoman on September 18, 2011 at 6:13 PM

Some animals are more equal than others.

ButterflyDragon on September 18, 2011 at 6:14 PM

What’s different about Obama?

It’s all about the crease, silly.

hillbillyjim on September 18, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Schadenfreude on September 18, 2011 at 6:09 PM

That what the libs get for electing an African, American instead of a black dude…

phreshone on September 18, 2011 at 6:15 PM

So he’d rather have 17% black unemployment than do anything that may upset this president. Ok, that makes sense.

CookeyD on September 18, 2011 at 6:16 PM

They will be marching to the WH on January 4th 2013 giving only few day when they they have to help the old tenants move out. Then they want 3% or less from the next president by March of that year.

That is if they MSM does wavers in there job to say that R is just code for racist party.

tjexcite on September 18, 2011 at 6:16 PM

MLK cries in his grave.

Schadenfreude on September 18, 2011 at 6:09 PM

And they said: AMEN!

Irony is distraught.

hillbillyjim on September 18, 2011 at 6:17 PM

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.
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So I’m thinking,if Cleaver is riding Hopey on the “What have You Done For us Lately” in regards to Obamas Abandonment and Betrayal
of the African American Community!

And to think,Obama was a Leader in said community,what makes them think,that Obama really cares about,oh I dunno,Africa itself!!

Janet Jackson – What Have You Done For Me Lately
************************************************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9uizdKZAGE&ob=av2e

canopfor on September 18, 2011 at 6:18 PM

That what the libs get for electing an African, American instead of a black dude…

Well…at the very least…that’s probably the only thing real about this fraud…his “father” was a Kenyan! Wonder if the rest of them want that moniker anymore?

Twana on September 18, 2011 at 6:18 PM

Well,Jesse Jackson said he wanted to severe Hopey’s Family Jewels back when,so umm,maybe there a seething raging Sh*t-Storm that is
brewing over the Great Hope and Change!!

canopfor on September 18, 2011 at 6:20 PM

canopfor on September 18, 2011 at 6:18 PM

Holy cow, LTNS. Did Canada lock you up for being a conservative?

upinak on September 18, 2011 at 6:20 PM

canopfor on September 18, 2011 at 6:18 PM

Big ol’ howdy, Canuck!

Great to have you back where you belong.

It’s not the same place without you.

hillbillyjim on September 18, 2011 at 6:21 PM

What’s different about Obama?

It can’t be his race as surly they don’t consider that oreo who says nothing as blacks are murdered in mass in Libya to be black.

Lon Chaney on September 18, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Sad that Cleaver will never comprehend he and his ilk (democrats/progs) are actually responsible for the abysmal employment rates among blacks. They created this mess, they own it.

Tim Zank on September 18, 2011 at 6:22 PM

The irony here is that he hasn’t even considered the possibility that we are upset with Obama for the same reason he is. In Cleaver’s mind we’re upset because Obama is black and there can be no other explanation.

Kataklysmic on September 18, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Very good point. Conversely,the the racist pos Cleaver won’t address Obama’s many failings precisely because he is black–I mean half black,but Barry is trying hard to make up for that

arnold ziffel on September 18, 2011 at 6:22 PM

The 60′s…”What have you done for me”?

The 70′s…What have you done for me”?

The 80′s…What have you done for me”?

The 90′s…What have you done for me”?

2000…What have you done for me”?

2011…What have you done to me”?

As the Temptations used to say…”It’s the same old song…”

Twana on September 18, 2011 at 6:22 PM

‘Cause only whites can be racists???
albill on September 18, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Actually yes. According to Al Sharpton anyway. I watched him say that black people cannot be racists because they have slave blood.

txhsmom on September 18, 2011 at 6:23 PM

Hmmm. They’re not marching on the White House because the president is black? Isn’t that racist?

ProfessorMiao on September 18, 2011 at 6:23 PM

“In Cleaver’s mind we’re upset because Obama is black and there can be no other explanation.

Kataklysmic on September 18, 2011 at 5:53 PM”

Cleaver and the rest of these so called leaders of the black community have sold out long ago. He knows, but the power and money is just too much for some people to resist. So even while talking about how little Obama cares for them, they have to let black people know it could be much worst under Tea Party rule.
Many may nod their heads in agreement publicly, but they will vote for the other guy when in the booth or not at all.

Africanus on September 18, 2011 at 6:24 PM

“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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Translation for President Bush:

There would be Kaos,by Lefty Operatives and Bleed’n Heart Do-Gooder
Progressives,and would be taking it to the streets,GOP HQ’s would be a target,as well as Righty members,the ever-helpful MSM also wo
uld be running stories,to keep da flames licking ever higher…etc
……etc!!

canopfor on September 18, 2011 at 6:25 PM

In effect, Cleaver is saying that the CBC has dealt differently with this president precisely because he’s black. How is that OK?

Hello. CBC stands for Congressional Black Caucus, not Color Blind Caucus.

Lon Chaney on September 18, 2011 at 6:26 PM

it’s OK and even encouraged for CBC members and others to hold Obama to a different standard just because of the president’s race.

Let’s face it, the CBC is RACIST!

GarandFan on September 18, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Hmmm. They’re not marching on the White House because the president is black? Isn’t that racist?

ProfessorMiao on September 18, 2011 at 6:23 PM

ProfessorMiao:Correct you are…and,d*mn straight!

canopfor on September 18, 2011 at 6:26 PM

ProfessorMiao:Correct you are…and,d*mn straight!

canopfor on September 18, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Hey! Watch it with the hate speech. You WILL be reported promptly.

hillbillyjim on September 18, 2011 at 6:28 PM

the first African-American occupant of the White House and the sometimes untethered animosity that his election has triggered.

Hint: he means the animosity created because he’s black.

Wrong: he created animosity because of his far-left beliefs; because of his 20 year relationship with Wright; because of his “guns and bibles” comment; because of his “share the wealth” comment”; because of his lack of experience; his haughty, holier-than-tho attitude; his socialist policies; his lies; and on and on and on.

It has nothing to do with his color.

Idiots

Rod on September 18, 2011 at 6:30 PM

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.”

Then what exactly DO you stand for?
American people and their liberties and lives, or the COLOR OF THE SKIN of only some people???

I pray some of these idiots have some mirror time and clue in to what they perpetuate. HATE is what they perpetuate and all the while pretend to be staying away from it.

How about standing up for Truth????

Where are all of the Real Men with Courage?????!!!!!!!! Are there any?!

bridgetown on September 18, 2011 at 6:31 PM

All I care about is getting this creature out of the WH before another Supreme Court vacancy hits.

leftnomore on September 18, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Its different because they have “absolute moral authority” or something…

catmman on September 18, 2011 at 6:34 PM

The REAL Cleaver.

hillbillyjim on September 18, 2011 at 6:35 PM

All I care about is getting this creature out of the WH before another Supreme Court vacancy hits.

leftnomore on September 18, 2011 at 6:34 PM

really? And whoever may be the next POTUS, may pick just as liberal a judge as the last one. It isn’t like it hasn’t happened before.

upinak on September 18, 2011 at 6:36 PM

All I care about is getting this creature out of the WH before another Supreme Court vacancy hits.

leftnomore on September 18, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Yes.

hillbillyjim on September 18, 2011 at 6:36 PM

H O P E !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hillbillyjim on September 18, 2011 at 6:25 PM

hillbillyjim:He might be on that road,if more of these pop up,lets
hope it begins!:)

canopfor on September 18, 2011 at 6:37 PM

‘CUDA!

leftnomore on September 18, 2011 at 6:37 PM

PBHO could order that black citizens be dragged away to camps to learn how to be “white” and the CBC would still support him.

Bishop on September 18, 2011 at 6:38 PM

The soft bigotry of low expectations.

Oh, and let’s ignore the elephant in the room: The ongoing damage the Progressive ideology continues to inflict upon African-Americans and African-American culture.

Sad.

visions on September 18, 2011 at 6:38 PM

canopfor on September 18, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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Hey! Watch it with the hate speech. You WILL be reported promptly.

hillbillyjim on September 18, 2011 at 6:28 PM

hillybillyjim:Ha,Attacky Watchy….do your worse…..:)

canopfor on September 18, 2011 at 6:39 PM

What is Obama doing? What are YOU doing Mr.Cleaver??? What have you done??? Nothing. If you can’t keep em down, you don’t have a cause, if you don’t have a cause, your don’t have a purpose. C’mon now.

Stop looking at the world as black and white, and start looking at it like a Representative of the greatest nation on earth. If you want it to be better, then do something. Otherwise, quit putting on airs that you want to do for YOUR people. Because wwe know, that keeping them poor, wanting and ignorant, is your job.

capejasmine on September 18, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Republican? This is so BS. WTF?

antisocial on September 18, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Ready yourselves for the 2012 race riots

blatantblue on September 18, 2011 at 6:43 PM

In effect, Cleaver is saying that the CBC has dealt differently with this president precisely because he’s black. How is that OK?

Because racism is cool, as long as it’s pointed the “right” way.

hillbillyjim on September 18, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Discussion With an African-American About President Obama, Institutional Racism, and the Alleged Ku Klux Klan-Like Tea Party
sAT 17 2011
************

Obama was elected to assuage white guilt for traditional racism. A year before we were told that a black man could never be elected. Right. Racism wasn’t quite as bad as it was made out (as I had been saying for the previous 25 years). Now that it is out of our system, we can vote more sensibly (hopefully). The economy will be determinative.

The greatest tragedy is to see former pro-lifers like Jesse Jackson and to see Obama himself, enthusiastically support black genocide and self-destruction of a community through abortion. Things are bad enough (broken homes, rampant illegitimacy, 50% unemployment rates for black teenagers) without black leaders espousing the radical abortion / contraceptive / historically racist agenda. Their co-option by the white racist liberal agenda has been quite complete.
(More…)

http://socrates58.blogspot.com/2011/09/discussion-with-african-american-about.html

canopfor on September 18, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Ready yourselves for the 2012 race riots

blatantblue on September 18, 2011 at 6:43 PM

time to move.

upinak on September 18, 2011 at 6:46 PM

ATTACK WATCH !!!!

The TEATER Caucus just can’t get ‘nut a that Federal Milk.

Sqqqquuuueeeelllll, weehhh weeeeehhhh.

All the precious piggies (Unions/ Obama Stash voters / Green nutsos/ Marxist thugs like Vann Jones / etc).

PappyD61 on September 18, 2011 at 6:47 PM

start looking at it like a Representative of the greatest nation on earth.

They won’t… they can’t cos they don’t believe it. What they really want…is a complete mystery to all of us. They got their ultimate wish…and that’s not enough. Do they want an entire country under black rule? That’s all can think of.

Twana on September 18, 2011 at 6:48 PM

Ready yourselves for the 2012 race riots

blatantblue on September 18, 2011 at 6:43 PM

blatantblue:You might be right,the Left are goona *Fear Up*
this election season to new heights of pure
political disgust!

Prediction.As per usual,the Tea Party will be painted
as the instigators,go figure!!:)

canopfor on September 18, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Okay, so what if he were white? or red? or blue? Or ecrue?

upinak on September 18, 2011 at 5:54 PM

OK… that’s twice I’ve seen ecru mentioned here in the last week.

And that’s twice too many…

JohnGalt23 on September 18, 2011 at 6:49 PM

OK… that’s twice I’ve seen ecru mentioned here in the last week.

And that’s twice too many…

JohnGalt23 on September 18, 2011 at 6:49 PM

so? it’s the new white.

upinak on September 18, 2011 at 6:50 PM

upinak on September 18, 2011 at 6:46 PM

I’m not a sharpshooter but I can do some decent surgery with my AR from 300 yards out!

It’s gonna get bad in my opinion if it becomes clear Obama is going to lose.

blatantblue on September 18, 2011 at 6:51 PM

So,I guess the African America Farmers that were done wronged
won’t be seeing any loot yet!

USDA racial bias settlement: Black farmers still waiting for the money
August 03, 2010, 6:58 PM
**************************

http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2010/08/usda_racial_bias_settlement_bl.htm

canopfor on September 18, 2011 at 6:52 PM

It’s so weird how they don’t (can’t?) see how this impacts the next qualified black presidential candidate.

rogerb on September 18, 2011 at 6:53 PM

canopfor on September 18, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Gotta love the last card in the deck.

hillbillyjim on September 18, 2011 at 6:53 PM

blatantblue on September 18, 2011 at 6:51 PM

just stay away from any dumb butt who is rioting. It isn’t worth getting in between stupid people anymore.

upinak on September 18, 2011 at 6:55 PM

In effect, Cleaver is saying that the CBC has dealt differently with this president precisely because he’s black. How is that OK? Either we envision a world in which we are judged by the content of our character and not the color of our skin or we don’t.

The entire existence of such a thing as the CBC is your answer.

James on September 18, 2011 at 6:55 PM

Sucka’s.

/Obama

Key West Reader on September 18, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Meh. Here in this part of Missouri, we’re used to Cleaver’s vile racist rhetoric and his extremely selective representation of certain citizens in the 5th district.

Hopefully, the cluster fark of redistricting currently worming its way through the MO legislature will finally give all citizens the tools to send this bigot backing so he can write his lying memoir.

locomotivebreath1901 on September 18, 2011 at 6:57 PM

In effect, Cleaver is saying that the CBC has dealt differently with this president precisely because he’s black. How is that OK? Either we envision a world in which we are judged by the content of our character and not the color of our skin or we don’t. What do Cleaver and the other members of the CBC dream of?

If this reasoning worked with them we wouldn’t have a Congressional Black Caucus to begin with.

Buy Danish on September 18, 2011 at 6:58 PM

Speaking of last cards, here’s my into to go way OT:

Last Child

Nothing to do with anything in particular; just a treat.

hillbillyjim on September 18, 2011 at 6:59 PM

The Tea Party will march on the White House or the Capitol building. Not because of the race of the occupant, but because we don’t agree with their policies.

But we’re the racists.

mmmm kay.

UltimateBob on September 18, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Ready yourselves for the 2012 race riots

blatantblue on September 18, 2011 at 6:43 PM

indeed…

ad nauseum with the race card…

cripe…

cmsinaz on September 18, 2011 at 7:02 PM

The members of the Congressional Black Caucus continue to be outraged at the “unconscionable” rate of unemployment among African-Americans
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And Bloomberg said there might be problems,and for some reason,
somebody is busy,sowing seeds to get this planted and into a
charged-type-atmosphere violent thingy!!

Lets review,from a day ago,or so!!
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There will be riots in the streets: Mayor Bloomberg warns of anarchy if more jobs aren’t created soon
Economy added zero net jobs in August – worst showing since September, 2010

Foreclosures increased 33% from July to August

Unemployment rate stuck at 9.1 per cent for second straight month
Last updated at 2:31 PM on 17th September 2011
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Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2038354/Mayor-Bloomberg-warns-riots-anarchy-jobs-arent-created-soon.html#ixzz1YLdRU7Mq

canopfor on September 18, 2011 at 7:04 PM

Seems to me like such a backward approach for the chairman of the CBC to take

and yet that is their MO

cmsinaz on September 18, 2011 at 7:05 PM

AttackWatch… work it in somehow.

MeatHeadinCA on September 18, 2011 at 7:06 PM

blatantblue on September 18, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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indeed…

ad nauseum with the race card…

cripe…

cmsinaz on September 18, 2011 at 7:02 PM

cmsinaz:Somebody is ginning this thing up,and there appears to be
alot of seeded op-ed pieces coming out,about it!:)

canopfor on September 18, 2011 at 7:06 PM

It’s always some plot

never just the sad fact that most blacks are unemployable or don’t want to work since being a bum
pays more than their meager skills can garner

I wonder who has been making excuses for the permanent adolescent class?

Sonosam on September 18, 2011 at 7:07 PM

Maybe the CBC should insist that blacks fly 747′s

no, but they will be pushed somewhere where they will not perform the job as well as others

Sonosam on September 18, 2011 at 7:10 PM

It’s gonna get bad in my opinion if it becomes clear Obama is going to lose

And if he should win…it’ll still be the same. Happy flash mobs looking for cars with “Perry / Palin” bumper stickers to kill.

There’s no way to win this thing without a few cities burning down.

And yes…this does not bode well for another black candidate….even if he is a T party favorite.

As long as the CBC, the Rangels, Jordans, Waters, Wrights, Sharptons and Jerksons of this country are allowed to spew their hatred and racism unchallenged…we’ll have 100 more years of the same crap.

Twana on September 18, 2011 at 7:12 PM

The flash mobs in 2012/13 are gonna be epic…

Things are gonna get really interesting the moment the first property owner fires the first shot to defend what’s his, that may end up being the moment it all comes apart. If it is I will personally blame the compliant and censoring media whose race blind reporting will have killed more people than al qaeda.

abobo on September 18, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Should make writing opposition ads easy in 2012

pgrossjr on September 18, 2011 at 7:14 PM

canopfor on September 18, 2011 at 6:49 PM
Gotta love the last card in the deck.

hillbillyjim on September 18, 2011 at 6:53 PM

hillbillyjim:So true,and Team Obama played that card early!:)
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Young Republican who claimed Obama supporter carved letter ‘B’ on her face during robbery made the story up, police say
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canopfor on September 18, 2011 at 7:14 PM

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