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I'm Brown. I'm... Aaaaaahhhh!
Buttercup is consumed with rage.
The World moves on.
Well, in most places outside of DC...
I found this on THE HILL'S BRIEFING LOG:
Cleaver: If Obama wasn't president, we would be ‘marching on the White House’
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."
[MOOS NOTE: So, according to Rep. Cleaver, D, Mo, 'Hate' = 'Unhappy'? Seems like kind of a narrow definition to me. I've been 'unhappy' about a lot of things in my life, but there are very few things I've actually 'hated'. AND what about the whole, "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" - thing?
Is Rep. Cleaver saying that he would 'March' against Bill Clinton because he was a White President and NOT against President Obama because he's, um, 'Half-White', or perhaps, more importantly, 'Half-Black'? Seriously, what's wrong with this picture?]
Continuing with the article:
The black caucus has 43 members who come from nearly two dozen states. Its concerns about black unemployment are not Cleaver's only frustration these days.
One member of the caucus, Democratic Rep. Andre Carson of Indiana, recently said that tea party members of Congress "would love to see you and me ... hanging on a tree."
Ah, 'Magical', isn't it? Perhaps 'Unhappy" DOES Equal 'Hate', (to a Liberal Democrat member of the CBC)?
Rather than targeting Obama’s leadership, many CBC members aimed their fire at the Tea Party movement over the summer’s congressional recess. Waters said in a public meeting in her district that the Tea Party "can go straight to hell." Another member, Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), called the Tea Party “the real enemy” seeking to hold Congress “hostage.”
Okay, enough of this. I can't read the cud that drops out of the mouths of fools.
Want to know why the Congressional Black Caucus is upset?
Check out Minority Unemployment since the 'Smartest Kid in the Room' took office:
In 2011, unemployment for Blacks is almost 16.5% according the the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The chart above is a year old AND the outlook for unemployment for ALL Americans isn't getting any better.
Check this excerpt from an article found at Heritage.org:
While CBS News reports that the national black unemployment rate is usually higher than the overall unemployment rate, these figures stand at Depression-era levels.
Worse? Black teenagers have a devastating unemployment level of 41 percent.
This AFTER Democrats controlled the House, Senate, and White House for the two years leading up to 2011's influx of Republicans in the House. And I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that this is AFTER spending over $1 TRILLION to fix unemployment.
And now it's everyone's fault except...
Now they can't even blame the guy at the top of the ticket because, well, um, because he's 'Non-White'?
So what else can you do but name the "#1 Enemy of the Country" as those pesky TEA Party people? They ran, and won, on the promise of reducing the size of government, reducing spending, cutting deficits (which, by the way, they'd better get 'busy' at), and reading Bills prior to passing them into law.
The Conservative / TEA Party candidates won because the majority of the American People agree with THEM.
Sporting an approval rating of under 40%, President Obama has a lot of people who are 'unhappy' with him.
Oh, I'm sorry, they must just HATE him.
'Hate' courtesy of 'a smidge over' one half of the Senate, 100% of the White House, and 40+% of the House.
Me? I don't hate anyone.
Life's too short...
Unless, of course, you're a Zombie Cow.
Okay, I HATE Zombie Cows. But that's about it...