Obama saw his window of opportunity and threw a brick through it. Sounding like a black Southern Baptist minister, Obama lectured the CBC, essentially calling them a bunch of bellyaching babies, when he said:
Stop crying….I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain, I’m gon’ press on. I expect all of you to march with me and press on.
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It is clear that Obama expects blind faith from black liberals. There will be no defections. E’rybo’y must press on.
Obama took his shellacking in 2010, while the CBC came out unscathed, yet the CBC retained all their Congressional seats.
Obama next butt-kicking came in the loss of the NY-9 Congressional seat that had been held by Democrats for 88 years. First Kennedy’s seat now this. I think Obama finally figured out, “Whose ass I need to kick,” to quote tough-talking Obama during the BP oil fiasco, now known affectionately by me as “Oilbama.”
In both cases Obama was left twisting alone in the wind. That’s what elections are for.
While Obama was reviving the new and improved strategy of “Spend Our Way Out of Debt II,” CBC Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) offered only token love, saying that if Obama were not black, the Congressional Black Caucus would have “marched on the White House.” Nice consolation for the black Liberal leader who has everything, except the chance at re-election.