Is There a Backlash Against The First African American President?

Is There a Backlash Against The First African American President?

Representative Maxine Waters from California has spoken out about the issues of how the Tea Party has plans to take over but Black lawmakers have not stepped up and taken authority. As the unemployment for African Americans continue to rise, solutions for the jobless have not come to pass.

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With a stinging budget defeat behind them and unemployment in the black community soaring to 16 percent, members of the Congressional Black Caucus say they’re done waiting for Barack Obama to fight their battles for them.
Instead, the 43 African-American lawmakers say they’re taking matters into their own hands and will carry the fight to Tea Party Republicans, whom they blame for Obama’s latest lurch to the right.


“The Tea Party discovered something. That is if they organize, if they talk loud enough, if they threaten, if they register to vote and elect a few people, they can take over the Congress of the United States,” said Rep. Maxine Waters. “They called our bluff and we blinked. We should have made them walk the plank.”
Waters was speaking in Atlanta, a stop on the CBC’s five-city job fair and town-hall tour now making its way across the country. On the same day Obama left Washington for a 10-day Martha’s Vineyard vacation, eight caucus members hosted a crowd of nearly 5,000 out-of-work Georgians who had flocked to event for the rare chance to meet recruiters from companies that can actually hire them.
The scene outside the event told the story of the black community, whose jobless rate is more than 50 percent above the national average and spikes as high as 39.2 percent for young African-Americans.
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3 Responses to “Is There a Backlash Against The First African American President?”

  1. Mimi says:

    Maybe if he would stop bombing Middle Eastern countries who do not want to support a Western assault on Iran for its oil and acknowledge the illegal country of Israel, Pres. Obama would have some room to play with. He is bought and paid for by Wall Street. He only cares about them.

  2. AT2W Staff says:

    There has always been some kind of issue with Pres. Obama not being able to get certain things done. Whether the House of Reps are not working with him or he’s just not aggressive enough to handle this job. Its all been very disheartening either way.

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