The Congressional Black Caucus “For The People Job Initiative” has been a spectacle and a revelation.
The revelation is the depth and breadth of desperation over the disproportionate impact of the nation’s unemployment crisis on the black community.
Mere numbers don’t do justice to the images of black audiences at town hall meetings demanding to know when President Obama, the leader in which they placed their hopes, is going to rescue them, or CBC members asking permission from these audiences to be more critical of him for not being more focused on their plight.
The lines of people outside of CBC-sponsored job fairs, perhaps the most practical thing that body of elected officials has done in years, are heartbreaking.
The spectacle is the CBC’s continued addiction to racial demagoguery, which has paid off handsomely for them but done absolutely nothing for their constituents but feed their bitterness and rage.