Cleaver: If Obama wasn't president, we would be ‘marching on the White House’Yeah, I get the point of "sticking with our guy", that's human nature. At some point, however, we're all going to have to look at our situation objectively, and that includes those who worship the very idea of "the first black President." The President had two solid years of a Democrat House and Senate and as much political capital as any modern president yet he chose to squander it all on an unpopular and unaffordable health care plan and untenable levels of federal spending. The nearly three year-old chorus "it's Bush's fault" is looking lame even to Obama's most ardent supporters.
Unhappy members of the Congressional Black Caucus “probably would be marching on the White House” if Obama were not president, according to CBC Chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.).
"If [former President] Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House," Cleaver told “The Miami Herald” in comments published Sunday. "There is a less-volatile reaction in the CBC because nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president."
CBC members have expressed concern in recent months as the unemployment rate has continued to rise amongst African-Americans, pushing for Obama to do more to address the needs of vulnerable communities.
It's time to move beyond race and acknowledge that Obama's not "The One"; he's an extreme Leftist who's well out of his depth and has proven himself incompetent.