For some reason, the CBC continues to be surprised that President Obama doesn't seem to pay them much mind
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are headed to the White House for a meeting on jobs Thursday, and they’ll have a few words to say about how President Barack Obama is doing his.
The 43-member caucus is fighting through one of the most difficult periods in its 39-year history, and some members and aides said they’re getting far too little support from the nation’s first black president — a man they once believed would be their strongest champion.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) told POLITICO that White House officials are “not listening” to black lawmakers.
Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) said “there’s not enough attention to poor people.”
And Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) said: “While I respect President Obama, delivering victories for his political future should be the least of our worries on Capitol Hill.”
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Chicago made Barack Obama and, right or wrong, the CBC doesn't figure into the Chicago equation.