It was a fairly tense scene at a Congressional Black Caucus- sponsored event in Miami, where President Obama's executive director of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, Don Graves had to dodge heated questions from the likes of Maxine Waters ( D-CA) and Laura Richardson (D-Ca) in front of a fairly hostile crowd.
In his remarks, Graves said that the president is “focused on every community across the country” but when he attempted some careful race pandering, saying that “certain communities have been hit harder than other communities,” Waters pushed him. “Let me hear you say ‘black,’” the California Democrat yelled.
As the crowd cheered, The Washington Post said in its report on the event that Graves tried backtracking, saying: “black, African-American, Latino — we’re going to focus on getting people back to work.”
Notice what groups this fine public servant, who gets paid a handsome salary by all of the American people left out.
Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Calif.), who being an expert practitioner herself knows a lie when she hears it referred to Graves' remarks as “a bunch of bull.” She later asked Graves to bypass Congress and shuttle dozens of pieces of special interest legislation authored by CBC members to the president so he could enact them using executive authority.
“Let’s be honest", Richardson said. "We have met with the president. We are asking you in the capacity of your position [at the council on] jobs, are you willing to review our bills, to work with us?”
“You may not feel like the president is listening to you, but he hears you loud and clear,” Graves said. And of course, he blamed “folks who are going to stand in the way and block the legislation that the Congressional Black Caucus has proposed.”
Waters interrupted him. “What people are you talking about?” she said, according to the Miami Herald. “Say tea party. Say it!”
Graves did, though the Post described him as doing so “reluctantly.” “It was tea party Republicans,” he said.
Except I don't think it was so reluctant at all. Graves was merely playing to the crowd. After all, at the same event race-pimp-in-chief Jesse Jackson described the Tea Party as the “Fort Sumter tea party that sought to maintain states’ rights and slavery.”
I'm sure it went over big, and that Bull Connor, Lester Maddox,Governor Faubus, Bill Clinton's old mentor Senator Fulbright, Senator Byrd and the rest of the Dixiecrats had a real chuckle wherever they are now.
But here's the real irony. After all the adulation and support for Barack Obama and the Democrats by most of the Black Community, do they realize they've been sold out? And it wasn't by the Tea Party.
Black unemployment was a huge problem in America even before the current recession. And it has skyrocketed primarily due to one major factor, the huge influx of illegal aliens into America. Not only is there significant competition for jobs in industries like construction, but the costs incurred by states with significant illegal alien populations have contributed significantly to budget crunches and hiring freezes in the county, municipal and state jobs where the black middle class has historically been created.
It was President Obama, not the Tea Party who just legitimized that influx and turned his back on the black community by ignoring Congress and US law and pushing through the DREAM Act by executive order.
It's quite simple, really. There's an election coming up. Obama needed to pander for votes to those Hispanics who favor amnestia rather than concern himself about black unemployment, because he figures that he can take the black vote for granted no matter what...especially with shills like AL Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, much of the Congressional Black Caucus and Obama's pals in the media pushing the narrative that 'the racist Tea Party did it'.
They cynically figure that enough black voters are stupid enough to believe it. And politicians like Laura Richardson and Maxine Waters, safely hunkered down in racially gerrymandered districts are more than happy to pimp the unwary. It's worked for years, and they've done pretty well out of it. Call it a new form of parasitic slavery, refined and brought up to date for the 21st century.
Rep. Allen West, the only Republican member of the Congressional Black Caucus put this clearly when he advised his fellow blacks that it was time to "get off the plantation" and start voting their interests and referred to Jesse Jackson as an 'overseer.'
The sign of a truly post racial America along the lines of Dr. King's famous vision will be when a significant amount of black voters think things through, look at where their real interests lie and follow Rep. West and Dr. King's advice.
UPDATE: Another prominent member of the Congressional Black Caucus apparently weighed in on what is obviously going to be a major theme for the coming elections to try to build black turnout. At the Miami event mentioned above, Rep. Andre' Carson (D-IN) said:
"This is the effort that we're seeing of Jim Crow.Some of these folks in Congress right now would love to see us as second-class citizens. Some of them in Congress right now of this Tea Party movement would love to see you and me hanging on a tree."
Carson, who inherited his racially gerrymandered Indianapolis district form his late grandmother Rep. Julia Carson is the second Muslim member of Congress along with Keith Ellison(D-MN) and likewise a member of the far Left Progressive Caucus. Carson was also the one who stated that racial epithets were thrown by Tea Party members at Georgia Democrat Rep. John Lewis in Washington during the protests against the ramming through of ObamaCare.
As you may know, there were countless cameras and microphones in attendance looking to capture just that kind of utterance, and conservative icon Andrew Breitbart offered $100,000 in cash to anyone who could provide proof of this accusation. That money remains unclaimed, for obvious reasons.
When contacted about the ridiculous rant comparing the Tea Party to his Democrat fore bearers in the Klan, Carson's spokesperson said he stood by the remarks.
Look to hear a lot more of this kind of language.