In a recent dust-off at a Detroit townhall meeting, Maxine Waters and John Conyers were severely put upon by their black supporters. The folks were angry over the rotten economy and lack of jobs. They demanded that Waters and Conyers get on the president’s case to get something done.
When Waters said “We [the Black Caucus] are supportive of the President,” it was met with howls of discontent. And then, asides from her like “but we’re getting tired” and “we don’t know what the strategy is” revealed that her own support for Barack Obama is fading. But it was her very last words before handing the microphone back that are the most telling of all. She told the crowd “When you let us know when it’s time to let go, we’ll let go”. The Congresswoman was signaling her audience that the Black Caucus is ready to withdraw its support of the President when the community is ready to back them.
Surfing for offsite comments on our recent post Krugman’s Kind of Kommon Sense, I happened upon this blog with a banner tag that read.
If you voted for Obama in 2008 to prove you were not a racist, you better vote for someone else in 2012 to prove you are not an idiot.
That one deserves a place alongside “If you are not a liberal when you are young, you have no heart. If you are not a conservative when you are old, you have no head.”
The President’s big bust tour didn’t go very well. It’s not surprising when you know the tour was in fly over Tea Party country. Even the black congressional caucus didn’t like it. He spent too much time with white folks. Maxine Waters pleaded with Black Caucus followers to “release us” and then we’ll go at him. The Caucus is caught between Scylla and Charybdis on this one.
A recent Newsmax poll found that only 42% of voters will admit they voted for Barack Obama. Now I know why all those Obama/Biden bumper stickers are disappearing from cars everywhere, except in college towns of course.
The goal of public service union leaders is to maximize membership. If two people can easily do the job, five is better. Five votes to count, five dues to collect, what could be sweeter than that? On the other hand, the taxpayers, as citizens paying the wages are entitled to a day’s work for a day’s wages paid. The negotiating table is supposed to resolve the conflict of interest between the public service unions and we the people. But it’s the union dues that put the negotiators in their seats across the table. What could be sourer than that?
Charles Koch responds to Warren Buffet
“Much of what the government spends money on does more harm than good; this is particularly true over the past several years with the massive uncontrolled increase in government spending. I believe my business and non-profit investments are much more beneficial to societal well-being than sending more money to Washington. — Charles G. Koch, Chairman and CEO, Koch Industries, Inc.
Charlie must be reading RandomThots. We said here last Monday.
Week ending July 30, 2010
Goats clear lawn, town saves money, goats are happy
The town didn’t even have to provide health insurance.
Ahmadinejad says U.S. is about to attack two Mid-East countries.
He did not say which countries, but we can guess who one of them would be.
The Defense Department lost 8.7 billion dollars
Check your bank account. Maybe it went there by mistake.
U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton, a Clinton appointee, strikes down Arizona law.
This looks like one for the U.S. Supreme Court
Spain issues International arrest warrant for U.S. Servicemen
See our post
White House proposal would ease FBI access to records of Internet activity .
Now you will not need to go to the library to be spied upon. Where are the screams from the left?
Decision near on Maxine Waters ethics case,
If there is any more swamp clearing in Washington we will be in trouble with the Environmental Department. They are charged with keeping things natural, you know.