Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are headed to the White House for a meeting on jobs Thursday, and they’ll have a few words to say about how President Barack Obama is doing his.Guess what, Congressmen Conyers and Jackson? Support from the CBC is the least of the President's worries. So unwavering and monolithic is your support of him and every single Democratic party position, the President and the rest of party leadership may confidently and safely ignore you, utterly and completely. After all, it's not as if they worry you guys are so whacked you'll go running to the Republicans.
The 43-member caucus is fighting through one of the most difficult periods in its 39-year history, and some members and aides said they’re getting far too little support from the nation’s first black president — a man they once believed would be their strongest champion.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) told POLITICO that White House officials are “not listening” to black lawmakers.
And Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) said: “While I respect President Obama, delivering victories for his political future should be the least of our worries on Capitol Hill.”
Thursday, March 11, 2010