Congressional Black Caucus getting more Toxic

More toxic political garbage from the Congressional (FOX) Caucus

I guess African American bloggers will be called "Liberal Activists" again as we continue to report and post on the stupidity of the Congressional FOX Caucus.

Let's go backwards a number of months when twenty-six members of the Congressional Black Caucus signed letters and sent them to Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (DN.Y.) and former Sen. John Edwards (DN.C.) urging them to reconsider their decisions to skip the event.

The CBC also known as the Congressional FOX Caucus claimed the debates will be an opportunity to "help educate African Americans and others on key issues of national policy. Whatever!!

Hat Tip: Afro-netizen.com and dnA for the list of CBC members who signed the letter.

Well, the Congressional Black (Fox) Caucus leadership is dropping more (excuse the language) toxic political poop on America's black communities, and based on African American blogger comments we not feel'n good about it.

Unfortunately, Sen. Joseph Biden, former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel, and Rep. Dennis Kucinich have agreed to join in on the poop event. Many African American bloggers, thought it may be over, the CBC would give up.

It's not over as far as the Congressional Black Caucus is concerned. As reported by politico.com, prometheus6, Jack and Jill Politics and others, Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick who seems to be acting like a FOX Network propaganda "stool pigeon" says, We're moving forward no matter what! We're definitely having a debate in Detroit in September," said CBC Chairwoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, who serves on the institute's board and represents Detroit in Congress.

Chairwoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (MI)
"We may change the format. We might have more than just the presidential candidates," she said.

But she is not alone, there are more stool pigeons dropping poop on the black community. Check out Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), head of the CBC Institute, who said he still held out hope that he could convince the front-runners to attend. He preferred not to dwell on the idea of a lonely stage with Biden, Kucinich and Gravel lobbing bombs at their absentee rivals.

"We're still working to get the other people to reconsider," Thompson said. "Their decision to make Fox News the issue is not a good idea. Whether you agree or disagree with [Fox], they have a viewership."

AAPP: Ok, Let me be clear, this guy Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) may be powerful in the House of Representatives, but I'm with the American public regarding congress. This guy's statement about Fox, proves he is a moron.

This guy is still in denial that Obama, Clinton and Edwards are not attending the FOX/CBC debate, even though he and the other CBC Fox News supporters are "fair and stupid" regrading this redneck shindig. We can all expect Jesse Jackson, Sr., to be there smilin' for the cameras'.

"I Guess Bennie (yes-um FOX) Thompson has gotten very comfortable to those Mississippi rednecks like racially divisive Klan supporter Trent ( the United States would have avoided "all these problems" if then-segregationist Strom Thurmond had been elected president in 1948) Lott.

As Jack and Jill Politics points out, "The CBC's defense of their partnership with conservative propaganda outlet Fox News Channel is becoming increasingly absurd."

Skeptical Brotha was so right back in May of this year about the majority of the CBC selling out to Fox Noise Channel.

African American bloggers such as The Reid Report and many, many others have been concerned for some time about the CBC's DUBIOUS FRIENDS.

We should all remember how and why Kucinich, Joe Biden, Mike Gravel attended the FOX debate when we get into that voting booth. I'm not saying vote for or against a person just because of one position or stand, but I don't think we should forget who stood with black folks, and who stood against and pooped on black folks all in the name of exposure, instead of integrity.

In the meantime, I'm getting some type of poop off (not and endorsement of the product) to fight against the Congressional Fox Caucus, and the candidates who support their efforts to poop on black communities. Because I don't like poop. I Don't l know anyone who does like poop, let alone "Toxic Political poop."

oops... there is one group that does. As a clear example: The Congressional FOX Caucus. But as they say poop happens! Can the CBC spread that toxic political poop around to some other group?

I'm tired of it. What about you?

http://aapoliticalpundit.blogspot.com/20 07/07/cbcfox-debate-and-black-bloggers.h tml

Tags: African Americans, black caucus, Black Voters, blacks, CBC, Congressional Black Caucus (all tags)

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Re: Congressional Black Caucus getting more Toxic

Didn't we just have the "African American debate" on PBS two weeks ago?

by hwc 2007-07-08 12:41PM | 0 recs
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this was outlined before the PBS Debate, and it was not an "African American" Debate.  That is not what it was, or PBS called it.  It was a debate with IRAQ out of the mix, and addressing issues, in the Black community.  Much of the same issues in any community that is improverished.  So, please refrain from calling it this.  You post, and it may not be intended, reads like, "well we already had the black debate".  And any Democrat would have wanted this debate because those issues affect us ALL.

by icebergslim 2007-07-08 04:04PM | 0 recs
Re: Congressional Black Caucus getting more Toxic

...and it was not an "African American" Debate

Yes, it was. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I'm glad the Democrats had a debate hosted by an African American moderator introduced by three African Americans at an HBCU with an audience consisting of a Who's Who of African Amerian intelligentia. I think it was great.

by hwc 2007-07-08 06:03PM | 0 recs
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Iceberg, it was what it was. A debate about issues impacting the African American community.
by AAPPundit 2007-07-11 05:42PM | 0 recs
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this was outlined before the PBS Debate, and it was not an "African American" Debate.  That is not what it was, or PBS called it.  It was a debate with IRAQ out of the mix, and addressing issues, in the Black community.  Much of the same issues in any community that is improverished.  So, please refrain from calling it this.  You post, and it may not be intended, reads like, "well we already had the black debate".  And any Democrat would have wanted this debate because those issues affect us ALL.

by icebergslim 2007-07-08 04:05PM | 0 recs
Re: Congressional Black Caucus getting more Toxic

Yeah i agree,its offensive.

by bebe 2007-07-08 04:10PM | 0 recs
Re: Congressional Black Caucus getting more Toxic

Almost like we already had the token debate and we don't need anymore,but obviously you probably didn't mean that.

by bebe 2007-07-08 04:11PM | 0 recs
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I don't care if we have another or not. It's OK if we do. It's OK if we don't.

I'm not the one pressing for another African American debate. The Congressional Black Caucus is.

by hwc 2007-07-08 06:04PM | 0 recs
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Yeah I am not saying that is waht you meant,not at all,I am just saying that is how it might have come across to some people.I obviously know your intentions were sincere,thats all i'm saying.

by bebe 2007-07-08 06:14PM | 0 recs
Re: Congressional Black Caucus getting more Toxic

I guess that what I'm really trying to say is:

Why is the Congressional Black Caucus sticking it to the Democrats on this issue? The underlying point, to engage the candidates on issues of importance to many African Americans, has already been addressed AND continues to be addressed with the top candidates appearing at the Essence Festival. I just don't see that "African American" issues are being ignored by the top candidates, so I'm not sure what the CBC wants.

I'm sick of Democratic interest groups sticking it to Democrats. It seems particularly nuts for the CBC to be sticking it to Barack Obama. This Fox debate thing should be left to die.

I have a great alternative idea, though. Why don't we have a series of Fox debates for Gravel, Kucinich, Dodd, and Biden and restrict the real debates to the four serious candidates so we can see them stretch their legs more than 60 second answers allow.

by hwc 2007-07-08 06:48PM | 0 recs
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thats a great idea,gravel especially brings nothing to the debate

by bebe 2007-07-08 08:44PM | 0 recs
money...

isn't faux news contributing generously to the cbc?

by bored now 2007-07-09 03:53AM | 0 recs
Re: Congressional Black Caucus getting more Toxic
Candidly, I felt it was one of two token debates. Another one coming up for the republicans who are going to travel to Morgan University (another HBCU) located in Baltimore to talk about issues that impact the black community. And they will probably do a bad job too.
by AAPPundit 2007-07-11 05:46PM | 0 recs
Re: Congressional Black Caucus getting more Toxic

Barack Obama will not engage with Fox. They ruined their chances after the Madrassa Lie and they have sealed their fate. The CBC needs to stop focusing on a debate with FOX and start focusing on their jobs as CBC Members. They have yet to put forth legislation on things that effect Black America because they are so obsessed with getting on Fox News.

by BlueDiamond 2007-07-08 12:44PM | 0 recs
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We agree 1 million percent.
by AAPPundit 2007-07-11 05:47PM | 0 recs
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by BlueDiamond 2007-07-08 12:44PM | 0 recs
CBC is becoming too cooperatist


FOX news should be denounced BY THE CBC: I say this as an African American. That news organisation sadly exposes the ignorance and shallowness of too many Americans. how could such a biased news organisation have any viewership much more what it has now.

the CBC leadership should be booed for even suggesting a debate much more exorting the bold no-shows to re-consider.

It's about time the CBC got more critical and it starts with their embrace of Hillary and Fox News.

by pmb 2007-07-08 12:47PM | 0 recs
Re: CBC is becoming too cooperatist

Also as African Americans, we should denounce the CBC for trying to defend the corrupt William Jefferson, while CBC Chairwoman Carolyn Kilpatrick and her "Hip Hop" mayor son actively work to undermine Barack Obama.  

http://teamowens313.wordpress.com/2007/0 5/10/detroit-mayor-kilpatrick-squares-of f-with-sen-barack-obama/

by bode78 2007-07-08 01:42PM | 0 recs
Re: CBC is becoming too cooperatist

Hey I disagree with your pairing Hillary Clinton and Fox news.You should know better.

by bebe 2007-07-08 01:42PM | 0 recs
Re: CBC is becoming too cooperatist

I'm sure Hillary is no friend of fox news, but she is cosy with Murdoch.

by bode78 2007-07-08 02:17PM | 0 recs
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I don't see how that has anything to do with all her years of work on AA issues.It is unnecessary to pair Hillary clinton with fox news.The reason why cbc are fond of Hillary and Bill is because of their work in the black community we however can say that about fox.hence it is totally unfair to sight a comparison.
by bebe 2007-07-08 02:38PM | 0 recs
Re: CBC is becoming too cooperatist

Supporting the CBC does not = supporting the black community.

It's not unfair to mention Hillary's connections to Murdoch. But I'm not so concerned with Hillary. I don't expect anything from her. But for these fools in the CBC to get cozy with FOX news is ridiculous. On second thought, I don't expect much from the CBC either.

Obama shouldn't pay those folks any mind, if they are going to run a secret campaign against him. Perhaps my color, not my kind!!!

http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/obam a-snubs-black-caucus-2007-04-30.html

by bode78 2007-07-08 02:50PM | 0 recs
Re: CBC is becoming too cooperatist
There is nothing in that piece that shows the cbc running any secret campiagn against him,rather it seems he is the one not stepping up.He ignores the cbc at his own peril.
by bebe 2007-07-08 03:39PM | 0 recs
Re: CBC is becoming too cooperatist

Obama has no responsibility to grovel before the CBC. They can raise their own damn money. "...at his own peril"--that's the kind of pimp politics that needs to stop.  

He's "not stepping up"--gimee a break. He busted his ass raising money for and campaigning for dems during the 2006 elections--way more than Hillary Clinton, who hoarded $10M in from her senate run.

He doesn't need to waste his time raising money for a bunch of entitled black politians from safe racially gerrymandered districts.

Good for him. No, Obama is not going to be kept in his place by the likes of these peoplpe.

by bode78 2007-07-08 08:35PM | 0 recs
Re: CBC is becoming too cooperatist

He's "not stepping up"--gimee a break. He busted his ass raising money for and campaigning for dems during the 2006 elections--way more than Hillary Clinton, who hoarded $10M in from her senate run.

I'm not sure that's true. Senator Clinton made direct contributions of $2.5 million to other Democratic Senatorial races in 2006. That's a lot of cash. In the east, she helped Jim Webb, Bob Casey, and Ned Lamont in key Senate races.

I know that both Hillary and Bill attended a lot of Democratic Party fundraisers. Bill campaigned in Philadephia where there were critical House and Senate races.

by hwc 2007-07-08 11:15PM | 0 recs
Re: CBC is becoming too cooperatist

Hey Good luck with that,ignoring people who have worked tirelessly for their communities or at least showing some respect which you might think is groveling will obviously help him out.Somehow I think he knows better than that.

by bebe 2007-07-09 05:59AM | 0 recs
Re: CBC is becoming too cooperatist

Showing respect does not = rasiing money for them on que. Respect is a two-way street. Thanks for the offers of good luck--sorely needed to deal with some of these folks.

by bode78 2007-07-09 09:44AM | 0 recs
Re: CBC is becoming too cooperatist
I/m with you. we need to he throw a whole bunch of bums out this election cycle. As many Democrats as Republicans. We probably need a whole group of new folks who have never run for public office. I'd like to see a land slide of Democratic anti-war women of all ethnic groups win. They should also be pro economic growth, pro education, pro environment, pro consumer, and pro faith.
by AAPPundit 2007-07-11 05:51PM | 0 recs
Re: Congressional Black Caucus getting more Toxic

The CBC lost any credibility with me a long time ago.

by bode78 2007-07-08 01:43PM | 0 recs
Re: Congressional Black Caucus getting more Toxic
Me too! ditto
by AAPPundit 2007-07-11 05:52PM | 0 recs
An Alternative and Unpopular View

I think that you are being disrespectful to call the esteemed Congressional Black Caucus the Congressional Fox Caucus. Surely you have no respect for your elders or for the struggle they had to endure for you to be in the place you are today. These members that you so easily ridicule bore the brunt of the fight for the equal opportunities you now enjoy. Many of them have the literal scars from the battles they endured. Frankly, you should be ashamed of yourselves.

If the Congressional Black Caucus is willing to put aside the heinous comments of some at the Fox network in the interest of reaching out then perhaps the rest of the candidates should do likewise.

I do not in any way support the Fox News Network. By my comments it should be obvious that I despise Neocons. But I do support the members of the Congressional Black Caucus in this endeavor and respect their desires. I will not see them ridiculed without retort.

by DoIT 2007-07-08 02:48PM | 0 recs
Re: An Alternative and Unpopular View

Well, your retort has been noted. You've done your duty.

by bode78 2007-07-08 02:54PM | 0 recs
Re: An Alternative and Unpopular View
An you have as well. Thanks for the comment.
by AAPPundit 2007-07-11 05:53PM | 0 recs
Re: An Alternative and Unpopular View

There are no instituions that are above reproach. I'm sorry if that offends you. One of the problems that WE have in the black community is that some people and some institutions are insulated from criticism. Yes, the legacy of our great civil rights institutions are illustrious and we will always be indebted to them. BUT, when we detect that they have gone astray it is our responsibility to speak up and call them on it. To not do so would be benign neglect, not respect.

by bode78 2007-07-08 03:04PM | 0 recs
Re: An Alternative and Unpopular View

I don't have a problem holding any institution accountable but labeling them as Fox Neocon cohorts just because they do not adhere to your radical perspective is just frickin dumb. And I thought you were supposed to be educated.

If indeed what you say is true and you have called them out, what has been their response?

by DoIT 2007-07-08 03:37PM | 0 recs
Re: An Alternative and Unpopular View

My perspective is far from radical. Perhaps if you broadened your circle of associates you'd realize that. I'd posit that what I (and others) find objectionable about the CBC is of little concern to you.

Honestly, with my list of gripes against the CBC, being neocon (even if true) would rank far down on the list.

by bode78 2007-07-08 03:51PM | 0 recs
Re: An Alternative and Unpopular View
i'm in total agreement.
by AAPPundit 2007-07-11 05:54PM | 0 recs
Re: Congressional Black Caucus getting more Toxic

Oh yeah, stop trying to browbeat black folks into toeing the "line." We don't have to hold our tongues or tip toe around and subject just because you find it offensive. That's the sort of attitude that is holding our people back--deference to people as oppossed to deference to progress. Just because YOUR community doesn't feel the brunt of this, doesn't give you a right to toss of our concerns without the slightest consideration. I can almost feel the confusion coming from you. Your indignation (real or feigned) means little to me because I have much more at stake than you ever will.

by bode78 2007-07-08 03:57PM | 0 recs
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"Just because YOUR community doesn't feel the brunt of this, doesn't give you a right to toss of our concerns without the slightest consideration."

Clearly I am from a different generation. It used to be the norm to see each other as brother and sister, where your problems were my problems because we were all in this together, where we all belonged to the SAME community. I admit that I have a hard time viewing other people as "separate" from myself, whether it be from race, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual preference. I do of course draw the line at political parties. But like I said, I am from a different generation. I am not a segregationalist like so many today.

by DoIT 2007-07-08 04:09PM | 0 recs
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Don't blame it on being from another generation. I'm sure not everyone from your generation is likeminded, nor is everyone from mine. I'm sincere in my views and obviously so are you. Just have to leave it at that. Some things can't be reconciled.

by bode78 2007-07-08 04:18PM | 0 recs
Re: Congressional Black Caucus getting more Toxic

Hey bode... The problem with the CBC is that they are too set in their ways. Change is constant and it seems that they are resistant to change or they just go backwards, like this debate with Faux News. They sold black folks out because of a couple of grants and internships.

To me, some of the members of the CBC hang on to the hat of the Civil Rights Movement. I am grateful and appreciative to them b/c of their fight but sometimes I become frustrated because I don't see them moving beyond complaining and making actual progress within our communities.

by shanay4363 2007-07-08 04:54PM | 0 recs
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Exactly.

by bode78 2007-07-08 05:26PM | 0 recs
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Works for me bode78.

by DoIT 2007-07-09 04:19AM | 0 recs
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I say that this is a case of Stockholm Syndrome by the CBC.

by shanay4363 2007-07-08 04:41PM | 0 recs
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They need to let it go. The CBC clinging to Fox is getting ridiculous.

And, to think that calling folks ' Liberal Activists' within the Black community- AS IF THAT'S A BAD THING -is preposterous.

by rikyrah 2007-07-08 09:03PM | 0 recs

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