Guess Who`s Not Coming to Dinner? Democrats Take Blacks For Granted




"Blacks for Gray, Whites for Fenty"

ran the nuanced headline on


page
one

of the Washington
Examiner
.

The
story told of how Washington`s black Mayor Adrian Fenty,
who got rave reviews for appointing



Michelle Rhee

to save District of Columbia schools, was



crushed six to one in black wards

east of the Anacostia River, as he rolled up margins of
three to one in the white wards west of Rock Creek Park.

In
Fenty`s political obit,


it
was said,

he devoted too much time and gave too many appointments
to non-blacks, in a rapidly



gentrifying

city where black folks are still the majority.


After one term, Fenty is out. And there may a lesson
here for the



black man in the big white house on Pennsylvania Avenue.

For,
at a weekend gathering of the Congressional Black Caucus
Foundation, a commission is preparing a report card on
how our first black president is dealing with issues of
concern to black America.

Last
week, an


open
letter

came from


public policy scholar Dr. Boyce Watkins
,
who gave it to Obama with the bark on.


Black unemployment last month hit 16.7 percent. Among



black teenagers
,
it is 45 percent.


Blacks, wrote Watkins,
"bear the brunt of this economic crisis in ways that are unimaginable to
other Americans. Our homes are




facing foreclosure more often

and we are less able to rely on a source of background
wealth to help us get through the toughest times."

Yet
as this crisis deepens for black America, Obama and Sen.
Harry Reid are pursuing an



amnesty called the DREAM Act

for 2 million illegal aliens, as a prelude to full
amnesty for 12 to 20 million.

Yet
these illegals hold 8 million jobs that would otherwise
be available to black Americans.

In
2009, as unemployment soared under Obama, the U.S.
government



issued 1.131 million green cards
,
808,000 of them for immigrants of working age, the
fourth highest number of foreign workers brought into
this country in history.

Why,
with 25 million Americans unemployed or underemployed,
are we importing a million foreign workers? Why are we
not



sending the illegals back
,
as



President Eisenhower

did, and imposing a moratorium on new immigration, as


FDR

did, to save American jobs for American workers?


African-Americans have other grievances.


Whatever you say about Tea Party folks, they ride to the
rescue of their embattled own, like Delaware`s



Christine O`Donnell
.

And
the Obama Democrats?

What
did they do for



African-American William Thompson
,
who lost to



Michael Bloomberg

by


4.6
points in 2009

and would be mayor of New York if Obama`s people had
gone all-out for him? Bloomberg spent $100 million to
bury the under-funded Thompson.


Democrats have now sent their one black U.S. senator,



Roland Burris
,
packing, telling him not to run again. They turned their
backs on Alvin Greene in South Carolina, who



admittedly has big problems
.
But what have they done for black Rep. Kendrick Meek,
who

won a major primary victory in Florida

and is in a three-way race for the Senate? Meek is the
only black with a chance to be in that select body of
100.

Yet
some Democrats talk of cutting Meek and backing


Gov.
Charlie Crist

because Crist may have a better shot at winning.

What did Republican-turned-independent
Crist ever do for the Democratic Party?

If
Obama and his party had gone all-out for Meek, as the
tea party has for



Sharron Angle

in Nevada and


Rand
Paul

in Kentucky, Meek might be in the hunt.


Consider the most prestigious appointments Obama has
made.


Though



black folks

accounted for one-fourth of all of Obama`s votes in
2008, Obama has continued a Democratic tradition of not
naming any blacks as national security adviser, CIA
director, secretary of state, secretary of defense or
secretary of the treasury.


Republicans have appointed two African-Americans as



Secretary Of State

and two as



National Security Adviser.




Colin Powell

also served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs.

Bill
Clinton had two nominations to the Supreme Court. Obama
has had two. Not


one
of the four they picked

was black. The only black sitting justice, Clarence
Thomas, was

appointed by George H.W. Bush.


While Obama did name the first black attorney general,
the only place that black Democrats get preferential
treatment is … the House Ethics Committee. At one
point this year, all eight suspects under investigation
were



members of the Black Caucus
—a
statistical impossibility.


Like conservatives in the GOP, blacks in the Democratic
Party are the old reliables. They do not cut and run.
They were there for



Clinton during impeachment
.
And as others depart, they are there for Obama.

But
while conservatives always get one of their own on every
national ticket, and all of their own on the Supreme
Court, African-Americans seem to settle for a few
back-of-the-bus Cabinet seats.

Say what you will about the Right. But
if their party took them for granted the way Democratic
presidents take black constituents for granted in plum
appointments, there`d be a whole lot of shakin` going
on.

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