Congressional Black Caucus To Publicly Criticize Obama

By: Kristin Tate
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Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) will be going after President Obama because they believe that he has not done enough for minorities with regards to his judicial nominations. They claim that many of the president’s nominees promote policies that are racist.


The CBC lawmakers also assert that Obama has not made a significant effort to promote black judicial leadership on Capital Hill. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) said there is an “appalling lack of African American representation” among Obama’s nominees.

According to the White House, 18 percent of Obama’s confirmed judges have been African American — this figure is relatively high compared to past presidents. 8 percent of George W. Bush’s confirmed judges were African American; Clinton’s rate was 16 percent.

But the CBC is not satisfied.

The Hill reported, “The president’s relationship with black lawmakers on Capitol Hill is more complicated that it sometimes appears. While the CBC’s underlying support for Obama has been unwavering, many have also expressed disappointment that he hasn’t fought harder for the liberal policy priorities that propelled him twice into the White House.”

The CBC is most upset about Obama’s nominations in Southern States like Florida and Georgia.

The group is particularly concerned about Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Michael Boggs, whom Obama named for the federal bench last month. While Boggs was a state legislator several years ago, he voted to keep the Confederate symbol on the Georgia state flag. Many in the CBC think that symbol is anti-black and represents hate.

Obama’s only African American judicial pick in Georgia was DeKalb County State Court Judge Eleanor Louise Ross. She “has raised the Democrats’ eyebrows for a different reason.” Rep. John Lewis of the CBC said of Ross, “I understand she’s a Republican.”

Lewis said Obama should have considered other black women for nominations in Georgia. He said, “Black women in Georgia hold a higher [voting] percentage than any group – higher than white women, higher than white men, higher than black men. And there’s a lot of Democratic [black] women – members of the bar – that are very, very good. And they should have been taken into consideration.”

The CBC plans to publicly express sharp disapproval of Obama’s appointments soon.

We will keep you up-to-date on this situation as news breaks.

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Kristin Tate is a multi-media reporter for Breitbart News and BenSwann.com. Dedicated to fearless journalism, she regularly works on undercover stings with James O'Keefe to reveal government waste, abuse, and fraud. Tate was a Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) Chapter President and Founder. She will continue to fight tirelessly for individual liberty and free markets through new media. Visit Kristin's website at www.TheLibertarianChick.com.
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  • SickOfTheStupid

    So they are mad because Obama has not nominated black judges? Sounds a bit racist to me, I find that sort of funny since Obama has been one of the most racist presidents in history and worked tirelessly to widden and inflame the racial divide and tensions in this country………………….

  • dotherightthing4

    Blacks make up 13% of the population and Per this Harvard Journal article:

    Black, Asian, and Hispanic lawyers constitute 11.3% of total lawyers. U.S. CENSUS
    BUREAU, supra note 3, at 387 tbl.603 (“Employed Civilians by Occupation, Sex, Race,
    and Hispanic Origin: 2008”).

    Seems like the BCB has nothing to complain about.

  • Layla Godey

    And we can now see the problematic results of assigning “group” rights…eventually, one groups “rights” will bump up against another’s. And supporters of the rights of the individual are called crazy and selfish…lol!

  • https://twitter.com/JordanDJohnson The Maryland Myth

    Seriously? Of all the things the CBC could go after Obama for its that he didn’t appoint enough Black faces in his cabinet?? How about the soaring Black unemployment rates?? Then again, what better could I expect from such a self-serving group?

  • JG35

    The Black Caucus wants racial quotas even more than Obama does, so they don’t like Obama. The last thing we need is to count race as a qualification for being a judge.

  • Tony Karma Wallace

    Helloooo. Obama doesn’t represent Black America. He represents corporate America.

  • jonny

    How about he chooses people based on qualifications and track record? Race…the ultimate distraction.

  • Clay Cromer

    The Congressional Black Caucus is only going to criticize him because He’s half white. lmao

  • Joe Smith

    Because he hasn’t done enough for minorities? What about EVERYONE? F*cking racists!