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Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Admits Obama’s Blackness Trumps His Failed Record

andrew299 Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 11:29 AM
Mr. Cleaver, I don't think his blackness or yours is going to save him this time. You all had a nice free ride, but it will be over soon, and we doubt you will get another chance soon based on his performance.

The Congressional Black Caucus was formed in 1971 to advocate on behalf of black Americans and hold lawmakers and the President of the United States accountable for policies adversely impacting blacks. The CBC is often referred to as the “conscience of the Congress.”

Considering the caucus’ history, it’s shocking CBC Chairman Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver admitted to the Root the CBC has been reluctant to criticize President Obama because he’s black. Never mind black unemployment under Obama for the past three years has been nearly double the national average and hit a record high of 16% in 2011....