The Rusted Gears Of Grievence Are Cranking Up Again

Posted: November 20, 2008 in Headlines

Black caucus says no special relationship to Obama

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.

  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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