Guess Who`s Not Coming to Dinner? Democrats Take Blacks For Granted
"Blacks for Gray, Whites for Fenty"
ran the nuanced headline on
of the Washington
story told of how Washington`s black Mayor Adrian Fenty,
who got rave reviews for appointing
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.
After one term, Fenty is out. And there may a lesson
here for the
black man in the big white house on Pennsylvania Avenue.
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.
Black unemployment last month hit 16.7 percent. Among
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."
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.
these illegals hold 8 million jobs that would otherwise
be available to black Americans.
2009, as unemployment soared under Obama, the U.S.
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.
with 25 million Americans unemployed or underemployed,
are we importing a million foreign workers? Why are we
sending the illegals back,
did, and imposing a moratorium on new immigration, as
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
the Obama Democrats?
did they do for
African-American William Thompson,
who lost to
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,
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,
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
some Democrats talk of cutting Meek and backing
because Crist may have a better shot at winning.
What did Republican-turned-independent
Crist ever do for the Democratic Party?
Consider the most prestigious appointments Obama has
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.
Clinton had two nominations to the Supreme Court. Obama
has had two. Not
of the four they picked
was black. The only black sitting justice, Clarence
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
members of the Black Caucus—a
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.
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
CREATORS SYNDICATE, INC.
Patrick J. Buchanan
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