Black People Politics : CBC members react to Obama's speech on jobs, the black community

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,

    .......The plot thickens:

    CBC members react to Obama's speech on jobs, the black community

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    Washington (CNN) – In a fiery speech at the Congressional Black Caucus awards dinner, President Obama challenged Republicans in Congress to show they care about job creation and was roundly cheered for showing he’s “going to fight” to fire up his supporters in a battle to “save the country.”

    With the unemployment rate higher for blacks than for any other ethnic group - at 16.7 percent - the president has come under criticism from some in the black community who believe his administration has not done enough to address the issue. Saturday night, he made a point of spelling out some of the measures in the jobs bill that would help the hardest hit communities, like the 100,000 black-owned businesses that would get a tax cut for hiring a new worker or giving workers a raise, and programs to help low-income youth get summer jobs.

    After the speech, several CBC members said they were pleased with the message. Rep. Donna Edwards , D-Md., said it was a "call to action." She said lawmakers on both sides of the aisle know where the battle lines are drawn on the issues and complaining about that will not accomplish anything - they must fight for what they want.
    "He showed he's going to fight," she said.
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, said the president "took his gloves off" and that it was the right approach.
    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.co...to-obamas-speech-on-jobs-the-black-community/

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  2. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Phoenix Awards Dinner
    Sept. 24, 2011

    Interesting to see the former dinner speech during his run for President versus this one from last night

     
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    He giving it all he have as one man who stands alone with so many falling off the band-wagon

    Go OBAMA !
     
  5. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,

    .......Thanks for posting this Proverbs, it was my intent, upon returning to the forums to contrast both speeches, great minds do think alike, lol.

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  6. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,

    .......Yes sir brother, you said more than a mouthful, for real straight-talk.

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    Yes sir on thinking alike:toast: and it is an interesting comparison!
     
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    Does not the world see clearly? him/devil is doing everything in their power to to blame everything that happens in this country on the president. FDR was able to create jobs because the Legislative branch of the government wasn't against him like they are with Obama. There are more white/colored people in this country, therefore they make up the majority of the employers. Why would a colored person hire an Original person? Especially since they hate the president and would do anything to see him fail. And everybody was happy and quick to revoke Affirmative Action because they THOUGHT racism was over.
     
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    Bootzey, it can't be said enough. Running this country is a team effort. No one can do it along. Cooperation among the participants, the 2 houses is a must. Its like a football game. It doesn't matter how good the quarterback is...he can't win the game alone.
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,

    .......Well said Bootzey, well said indeed. It cannot be said any better and I ditto your remarks here.

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