Speaking at a town hall in Detroit Michigan, Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)and the mostly African-American audience criticized President Barack Obama for his lousy showing on jobs and for his political bus tour making campaign stops in predominantly Caucasian neighborhoods.
California Rep. Maxine Waters tried to explain to the attendees that she and other members of the Black Caucus that she and her fellow CBC members had to walk a fine line because many in the communities they represent had great love for President Barack Obama, it can be anywhere from difficult to impossible for Waters and the other members to be as critical of the president as she wanted to be. An obvious racist reference to the fact the President’s mother was Caucasian.
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The problem, Waters said, is that Obama is not paying enough attention to the problems of some black Americans. The unemployment rate for African-Americans nationally is a little over 16 percent, and almost twice that in Detroit. And yet, Waters said, the president is on a jobs-promotion trip through the Midwest that does not include any stops in black communities.
See what I mean, Waters is objecting to the fact that this President wants to visit with people of his mother’s race also? It seems like a fight between husband and wife over whose family to spend Thanksgiving with.
“The Congressional Black Caucus loves the president too,” Waters said. “We’re supportive of the president, but we’re getting tired. We’re getting tired. And so, what we want to do is, we want to give the president every opportunity to show what he can do and what he’s prepared to lead on. We want to give him every opportunity, 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 that he’s in the United States now, he’s not in any black community. We don’t know that.”
Another racist comment by Waters, she is upset that the President hasn’t shared his strategy with the Black community as if they shouldn’t wait until September like the rest of the country.
I know what many of you are thinking. How on earth can I call any CBC disagreement with the President racism against Caucasian Americans? And how can I indicate frustration with Obama’s policies from a rowdy crowd of voters as the same kind of racism? That my friends I learned from the Congressional Black Caucus and Progressive Democrats who call any criticism by Caucasians as anti-African American racism. Since half of this President’s DNA comes from his White mother, using their logic the opposite must be true also.