The Rusted Gears Of Grievence Are Cranking Up Again

Posted: November 20, 2008 in Headlines

Black caucus says no special relationship to Obama
By ERICA WERNER and BEN EVANS

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black leaders in Congress don’t expect to have an especially close relationship with President-elect Barack Obama.

That attitude reflects in part Obama’s nontraditional path to the presidency: He didn’t pass through the crucible of civil rights and form alliances there.

As if trying to make the point, Congressional Black Caucus members announcing their new leadership at a news conference Thursday didn’t even mention Obama’s name until asked by reporters.

The all-Democratic, 43-member group has had a somewhat uneasy relationship with the president-elect, who for four years when he represented Illinois in the Senate rarely participated in caucus activities. Some black lawmakers wished he had been more involved. (more…)

Now honestly, I don’t think there is much here to suggest some kind of civil war. But it is interesting that the CBC would make it a point to mention Obama’s lack of experience within the civil rights complex. I’m sure this will be popping up again in the future. You can count on it.

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Comments
  1. Kamau says:

    The more and more I read about the CBC I begin to think they do more harm to black people than good.

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