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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're supportive of the president, but we're getting tired. We're getting tired. So, what we want to do is, we want to give the president every opportunity to show -- to show what he can do and what he's prepared to lead on," Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) told a Congressional Black Caucus-sponsored gathering yesterday in Detroit.
"Our people are hurting," Waters added.
"We don't know why on this trip that he's in the United States now, he's not in any black communities. We don't know that," Waters said.
Originally posted by all answers exist
don't worry everything will be handled after his vacation
...sit tight more vague campaign speeches to come
...someone should have got an Oscar instead of a Noble Peace prize
...I'm not a president but I play one on TVedit on 17-8-2011 by all answers exist because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by SaturnFX
Why the hell is there a black caucus?!?!!
Not to ignore the thread point, but I never get a satisfactory answer for this.
Is there a white caucus? nope...this is not equality, this is seperation. The people in the black caucus are part of an orginization that requires the status quo of inequality to continue to exist.
Is there a white caucus?
Originally posted by ZeroReady
reply to post by SaturnFX
Is there a white caucus?
I'll probably get flammed for this. But I think the White Caucus is everyone else. Officially no, there's no White Caucus. But Unofficially I think it's been pretty clear that there's been a White Caucus for the last 200 or so years.
Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by centurion1211
Not in my lifetime have I ever seen a more "coddled" president.
The parties, the vacations, the lack of leadership and all around him are synchophants who feed his ever-growing ego.
It'll be good to see 2012.