The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) refers to itself as the “conscience of the congress” and as a Member I found that self-imposed moniker oxymoronic. I know the current Chairman of the CBC, Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), and well, I find her recent comments rather disturbing.Hat tip to Rebel Pundit who posted a piece entitled, “Congresswoman to Black Constituents: Contain your Complaining.” Rebel Pundit writes, “During a town hall meeting at the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference (CBC), apparently fed up with complaints, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH) had some choice words for constituents. While touting the CBC as a group who fights for constituents, Fudge spoke bluntly, accusing them of not spending enough time with their local elected officials, and said, “you need to contain your complaining.” Here’s part of what Rep. Fudge said:
“I hope you will spend this much time with your local elected officials. I guarantee you most people in this room have not done that. With your school board, with your city council, and so then you won’t be calling me talking about somebody didn’t come and pick up your trash. You need to call your city council person for that. And I say it that way because, I need you to understand we all have a roll to play and the Congressional Black Caucus can not do it all by ourselves. Everybody has to do their part…The Black Caucus fights for you every day. Even when you won’t fight for yourself. We fight for you. Whether it’s immigration or education, whether it’s food stamps or housing, we fight for you everyday. So my message to you is to contain your complaining.”
What concerns me about these comments is the highbrow attitude towards constituents, but also the lack of understanding about the levels of elected representation at this meeting. That gives insight into the issue of black voter electorate education. But also, I’d like to know what exactly the CBC is doing fighting for the black community in the issue of immigration? If Obama does as he told the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Foundation that he would grant amnesty to some 11 million how does that support the black community, Rep. Fudge?And the CBC is fighting for the black community on education? Really? So where was Rep. Fudge and the CBC when Bill de Blasio targeted charter schools in New York City, namely Harlem’s Success Academy? Nah, all we heard were crickets, because we all know the CBC doesn’t take on the National Educators Association (NEA) or the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). So what alternatives is the CBC offering to the black community to the failing progressive socialist statist public schools? When was the last time you EVER heard a member of the CBC talk about school choice, vouchers, charter schools, or home schooling?
The true nature of Rep. Fudge and her ilk, the overseers on the white liberal economic plantation, came as she chided the “Negroes” for speaking up against Massa since they’re getting those food stamps and free housing. Damn, after all these years the story remains the same, Democrats are still enslaving blacks and demand silence just because “y’all gettin’ da free food and roof.”
Can you imagine the backlash if a white Republican even hinted in saying what Rep. Fudge felt comfortable in stating? These comments are demeaning, degrading, and denigrating but sadly the black community will just take it — or be threatened by Massa white liberal that those freedom loving folks and those blacks who have escaped their economic plantation stranglehold will take away their free stuff — like cell phones and such.Rep. Marcia Fudge owes the constituents who attended the meeting an apology. She has obviously forgotten she is a public servant, and is not called to BE served. However, she is well rewarded by the white liberal progressives who depend on her to keep those Negroes in line.