The Weak Black Political Left
by AAPPundit, Wed Dec 01, 2010 at 01:41:16 AM EST
Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, a 650,000-member grassroots organization was right in his response to today's White House meeting with Republicans:
"When Democrats want to help 98% of American taxpayers and Republicans are standing with the wealthiest 2%, there's no excuse for cutting a 50/50 compromise. Americans don't want compromise for its own sake -- they want the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy eliminated and they want a President who is willing to fight for the public good. Today, they got a President who delusionally thinks Americans will reward him for cutting bad deals instead of daring Republicans to vote against tax cuts for 98% of Americans -- and promising consequences if they do."
- Adam Green
Ok, now get this, Obama announced that Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Jack Lew would work with representatives from each party to come up with a solution on extending the tax cuts, probably to the rich. More HERE
One has to wonder when will the Black political left speak out and stand up like the late Fannie Lou Hamer and say enough is enough, I'm sick and tired, of being sick and tired!
When will the Black political left build progressive black organizations like we had back in the 50's, 60's and 70's ? Why is there a lack of black individuals and groups, building coalitions and going to Washington? The Color of Change and the Black Agenda Report are leading the way, now we need more groups like the Color of Change and The Black Agenda Report.
We sure can't depend on the weak Congressional Black Caucus who are talking loud and saying nothing! The fact of the matter is two of the most senior Black Members of Congress — Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., and Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., — are faced with full-blown ethics “trials” this lame duck session of Congress, with two additional Members — Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., and Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., — in the House Ethics Committee pipeline for further consideration.
Let's hope in 2011 Black leadership will rise... before it's too late.