CBC Chair Said The Group Would Be Marching On White House If Obama Weren't President

Posted: Sep 19, 2011 7:25 PM

How's this for a case of racism? From The Hill:

"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."

So, basically, Obama is going to get a pass from the CBC even though he's hurting the people they represent. Black unemployment is at its highest level since 1984, according to this CNN report from the beginning of September.