Saturday evening, as Herman Cain and his supporters were celebrating his massive victory in the Florida GOP candidate straw poll, the President of the United States was trying to stir up an Alynsky-ite racial divide by rousing the 41st Congressional Black Caucus, a group which in which membership depends on a pigment test, to take off their bedroom slippers and get people marching in the streets "for equality":
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One can't help noticing that Obama didn't tell the Congressional Black Caucus to remove their golf shoes. That would have been too obvious a case of the pot calling the kettle, well, you know.
According to a recent editorial in Investors Business Daily:
Federal tax records show the caucus' charitable wing spent more money catering its 2008 dinner — $700,000 — than it spent giving out scholarships. The nonprofit is supposed to help "disadvantaged African-Americans," yet it also sank donations into its $4 million Embassy Row digs, golf outings and an annual visit to a Mississippi casino resort. It spends as much decorating its Beltway gala as it does on internships.
Mississippi casino visits don't quite equal vacationing on the coasts of Spain, Honolulu, or Martha's Vineyard, but these undeniably are steps in the Obama presidency's direction.
The same editorial hinted that a fair number of the 42 members of the Caucus might look better in inmate slippers. That list includes:
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Maxine Waters, D-Cal., [who] stands accused of improperly lobbying Treasury officials to bail out a black bank, OneUnited, where her husband owned stock and served on the board. . . .
Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., convicted last year of 12 ethics violations. Among other things, the former Ways and Means Committee chair accepted gifts from donors with business before the tax-writing body. He also failed to pay taxes on rental income, and filed bad financial disclosure papers.
Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., a Rangel confidant caught up in an ongoing Justice corruption probe into prominent Queens Democrats.
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, who admitted improperly steering $31,000 in Black Caucus Foundation scholarships to relatives and children of an aide.
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., who has come under Justice investigation for his role in former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's influence-peddling scandal.
Other caucus members who have found themselves in ethics or legal trouble in recent years include: Rep. Laura Richardson, D-Calif.; Rep. Melvin Watt, D-N.C.; Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla.; ex-Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill.; ex-Rep. Frank Ballance, D-N.C.; ex-Rep. Earl Hilliard Jr., D-Ala., and ex-Rep. William Jefferson, D-La.
When Jefferson refused to step down after FBI agents caught him red-handed with $90,000 of bribery cash in his office freezer, the caucus thoroughly shamed itself by supporting the crook. He's now serving 13 years — in the federal pen.
None-too-cleverly buried in Obama's speech is his--and the Caucus's--plan to burden the country with more debt in a futile but vote collecting plan to deliver jobs to the black community, jobs that the president and the Caucus will never mention were lost because of Democrat policies and regulations to guarantee home ownership to minorities who couldn't pay their mortgage bills.
What kind of footwear would be best for selling the U.S. another trillion dollars worth of debt for that cause, as Maxine Waters has suggested? Barn boots?