44 Responses to “‘the cry baby caucus’”


  1. September 27, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Good morning everyone. I listened to Rev. Al’s radio show yesterday and he really was terrific. He told those complainers if you stayed home and didn’t vote in 2010, you need to shut up and get to work. He also said Maxine Waters was being played by the Republicans and the media and she should be smart enough to know that. I was encouraged by those who called in. They are not buying Maxine Waters’ at all.

    • 2 COS
      September 27, 2011 at 9:25 am

      Jackie I listened to Rev Al’s radio show also. I have bookmarked the site and I will be listening to him as I do Rhandi Rhodes everyday.

    • September 27, 2011 at 10:02 am

      I saw Rev. Al show last night, I loved it and his veiled threat on the CBC crabs,,,and thanks Jackie for the update with callers reactions!

    • 4 achieve
      September 28, 2011 at 11:42 am

      I am totally disappointed in Maxine Waters, this grandstanding is counterproductive, and divisive to our party. What is the hell is wrong with her, and other Democratic lawmakers who are working on defeat?! This is why the Democrats do not keep power, there is NO loyalty, NO solidarity among Democrats. No soon was President Obama elected did the Democratic politicians start to tear him apart. Why do the Democrats love to snatch defeat from victory.

      Democrats this cannot be tolerated. We cannot be a strong party if we are divided.

  2. 5 COS
    September 27, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Good morning Chips and TOD friends. Thanks for posting Rev. Al’s video. He is definitely a straight fair shooter. His interview with Cleaver was the total opposite of what Maxine Waters is doing. She is being used by the media and she is to hateful to see it. Donna Edwards, our dear Donna Dem’s representative was interviewed on the Bill Press show this morning and she was great. Maxine and the other CBC naysayers need to take a page out of her book.

    • September 27, 2011 at 9:25 am

      Good morning, COS and Jackie.

      I support Donna Edwards’ effort to buck Citizens United. We really need this to happen.

    • 7 donna dem 4 obama
      September 27, 2011 at 9:33 am

      Thanks COS I called her office and told her aide yesterday to pass on to Rep. Edwards to stop this mess. We don’t need to be airing our dirty laundry all over cable and that I was truly ashamed of Maxine Waters. I’m glad to hear that my Rep. got the message!

  3. 9 donna dem 4 obama
    September 27, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I Love Rev. Al. He spoke the truth and shamed the devil at the end of this video.

    • 10 JoJothecat
      September 27, 2011 at 9:35 am

      I loved this, thank you so much Chips.

      I am not a facebook person, but if any of you are…please nominate Maxine Waters as the first and number one “crybaby caucas”. He was talking directly about her in my opinon. You go AL!

    • September 27, 2011 at 9:40 am

      Donna did you hear Ms. Edward’s this morning? She said we need to realize who the bad guys are.

      • 13 donna dem 4 obama
        September 27, 2011 at 9:46 am

        No COS we don’t get Bill Press in my area (and I personally can’t stand his show) but I read your comment upthread and responded. I am pleased that Rep. Edwards understands unlike Ms. Waters who the real enemy here is. Thanks for passing that on to me. I’ll call her office later today and Thank her.

        • September 27, 2011 at 9:58 am

          Press is not one of my favorites either. I think I just listen to him sometimes out of habit. I like some of the guests he has on sometimes.

  4. September 27, 2011 at 9:40 am

    I’m posting this quote here that I saw in the comments section of TPM. The article was on Pres. Obama’s anti-christ heckler but I think this quote applies to all the crap Pres. Obama has been getting.

    “Though the colored man is no longer subject to barter and sale, he is surrounded by an adverse settlement which fetters all his movements. In his downward course he meets with no resistance, but his course upward is resented and resisted at every step of his progress. If he comes in ignorance, rags and wretchedness he conforms to the popular belief of his character, and in that character he is welcome; but if he shall come as a gentleman, a scholar and a statesman, he is hailed as a contradiction to the national faith concerning his race, and his coming is resented as impudence. In one case he may provoke contempt and derision, but in the other he is an affront to pride and provokes malice.”

    Frederick Douglass September 25, 1883

  5. 20 utaustinliberal
    September 27, 2011 at 9:42 am

    The last few minutes of this segment was truth in its rawest form. Saw it yesterday and loved when Rev Al used Maxine’s word “UNLEASHED.” I was bouncing around with glee. You don’t ever want to make the Rev mad at you; because he’ll bring the pain. He’s tired of their hypocritical nonsense and he’s taking the harsh truth right to their crybaby doorsteps.

  6. September 27, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Go Reverend. What a great finish comparing the cry baby caucus’s contrasting hypocritical stands between clinton and obama. It’s high time the voters in these congress critters’ district start sending the message loud and clear.

  7. September 27, 2011 at 10:03 am

    that’s right Rev. Al. Don’t make us have to speak up and call you out.

  8. 23 m
    September 27, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Virtual hugs to Rev Al! God, I love him!

  9. September 27, 2011 at 11:38 am

    You say that you know and live with Afrlcan Americans so I think you might not be one of us. But if you are, you are one of those who expected the President to come in and do for you, make your life easier. The President does not owe us any special favors. We have to educate ourselves and our children to do for ourselves. First,by getting off our collective butts and do our best to lift ourselves up instead of waiting on the President to single us out and give us material things while we sit and wait.

    So the younger generation attendees were not standing up and cheering? They need to put on their marching shoes and go march because that is what the older generation did so that they can sit down on their butts and wait for handouts.

    I am 65 years old, worked all my life for one company. Never been on food stamps. Raised two college educated children and never sat on my butt waiting for someone to give me anything. I will be supporting him and I know many of the younger generation are supporing him too despite what you say.

    “What have you done for me lately?” is not a phrase Afro-Amricans should be using when it comes to this President. Get up off your asses and do for yourself.

    He has upset millions you say? You took a survey? Go back and listen to the tape. You have nothing to be offended about, the President did not offend anyone, he just spoke the truth and the truth sometimes hurt.

    • September 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm

      Hi Patricia, so sorry for the confusion here – I actually removed the comment you replied to and blocked the visitor. To be honest, having looked through his/her other comments, I suspect we were dealing with a troll, either of the Fire or Teabagger variety (it’s so hard to tell them apart). For a person seemingly so concerned with racism, there was a delicious irony in him/her accusing the President of “hobnobbing with whites” – as they said in a comment on Sunday that I missed until today. S/he threatened not to vote for the President next year – I’m prettty certain they didn’t vote for him last time either.

      Thanks for replying Patricia, and sorry again for the muddle.

      • 26 Patricia Walker
        September 27, 2011 at 12:26 pm

        Thanks Chipsticks. I was hyperventilating, I was so angry. By the time I finished logging in the post was gone. You are right, it was a troll. Have to get my self together now and realise that a teabagger/troll invaded your thread although you do a good job of keeping them out.. Have some nerve coming on here disturbing the peace!

        • September 27, 2011 at 12:34 pm

          No worries Patricia! Usually my troll-radar is pretty sharp, but occasionally one gets through. Sorry you had to read that bile here, but thank you for your great reply. Hope you’re doing well?

          • 28 L3
            September 27, 2011 at 12:44 pm

            I saw the previous post on Saturday night and noticed that no one replied to him/her. But today when I saw a similar post, I decided to dive in. My rant was so long that by the time I finished the comment was gone. It’s okay Chipsticks, maybe the troll will still see it.

      • September 27, 2011 at 8:23 pm

        Glad I missed that comment. What you said though about the irony of accusing the President of hobnobbing with Whites is spot on. Its one of the main things that really bugs me about some of the complaints I’ve heard from Tavis, Waters and West.

    • September 27, 2011 at 3:13 pm

      Maybe it was Maxine! Lol. Good rebuttal, Patricia, to the now phantom troll.

  10. 31 L3
    September 27, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    So in other words people from the CBC can lie about him daily and he is not to respond. It was not disrespectful, it was the truth. Free speech is a two-way street. They’ve been far more disrepectful of him and if they can’t take criticism they shouldn’t dish it out.

    Whatever PBO does for all Americans, he is also doing for black Americans. When some black people say he’s done nothing for them it reveals their ignorance of politics and policy and either implies that one is knowledgeable of everything he’s done and can find nothing of benefit to black Americans or it presupposes that whatever he has done must accompany a bright neon sign attached that says I DID THIS FOR BLACK PEOPLE or it doesn’t count. Instead of whining and lying about what he hasn’t done, they need to be investigating what he has done and finding out how it benefits them. He saved the Auto industry and that saved my sister’s pension. Oh, and by the way she’s black. He used stimulus dollars to increase the Census Bureau’s hiring budget which enabled me to get a temporary job paying over $50,000 year because the Bush economy nearly destroyed my home-based business. And I am now drawing unemployment which he was able to extend. I expect to relaunch my business with the money I saved from my Census job and guess what? I’m Black. The Detroit Public Schools (where over 90% of the students are black) were selected to have all of its students receive free lunches through PBOs Healthy Kids Initiative because over 40% of the kids come from poor backgrounds. I have no complaints about PBO and I don’t mind criticism from the CBC or anywhere if it is fact-based, honest and is not wrapped in gratuitous personal or racist attacks and the overwhelming criticism of PBO does not meet those standards. In defense of my President, I will slam, phone, email, write a letter, vote out and protest anyone who perpetrates such nonsense regardless of color including that witch Maxine Waters and those lazy, jealous, vindictive, ineffective, ancient Negros in the CBC.

    I live in the 14th district in the city of Detroit represented by another CBC idiot, John Conyers, for over 40 years. I was a baby when this man was elected and this city has declined precipitously over my lifetime and he wants to act as though less than 3 years of an Obama presidency trumps his 40 years of pathetic representation. His district may be redrawn and hopefuly he will be defeated because I fully plan to vote for his opponent. Many folks in this city believe his grudge against PBO is rooted in his love for all things Clinton, his jealousy of PBO’s meteoric rise and PBO’s refusal to pardon his crooked former wife who’s in prison for public corruption and rampant criminality associated with her city council seat that she won because of the Conyers name. She is as ignorant and classless as Maxine Waters.

    Most of the people in the CBC were and are Clintonites, people willing to defend to the death a liar and a serial adulterer whose policies caused great damage to black people but can’t seem to find one nice word for the real first black president. They did not support him in the primaries and were dragged kicking and screaming by their constituents to give him their super delegate vote instead of Hillary and some of them never did. They are “handkerchief heads” black people who are far more comfortable with white people in charge and completely flummoxed and threatened by black people in charge. They are small minded, fearful of CHANGE, have very little to show for their time in office, have outlived their usefulness and hold President Obama to a standard they never held Bill Clinton to. They never defend the President on anything and every time you see them on TV, they spend more time complaining about him than they do challenging the Republicans.

    Many of the problems black people have cannot be solved by this President or any president for that matter. I live in Detroit by choice. I am one of a dying breed of Detroiter, college educated and self-sufficient. My friends ask me often when are you going to move and I say never. As long as I reside in Michigan, I will always live in Detroit. Needless to say, we rarely see each other. Many of the “successful blacks” who grew up here have long since moved to the suburbs or reside in a few really nice neighborhoods in the city. A large percentage of the people in this city would not qualify for employment and if they did would not last long because of a long history of negative behaviors that are reinforced by the negative influences in their lives. I see it every single day, even in my own extended family.

    This idea that PBO does not like to be seen with black people is a damn lie as we see everyday on this blog. Black people who feel this way need to stop tripping. PBO is bi-racial. His white family is mostly responsible for who he is. His black father was little more than a sperm donor. He did what a lot of men do, particularly in the black community. He left. So black people need to stop acting as though we own this man because it was his white mother and grandparents who courageously birthed, kept, raised, nurtured and educated a bi-racial child at a time when it was not widely viewed as an acceptable thing to do. It was white people who legitimized his candidacy in Iowa when blacks were still living on the Clinton plantation and did not believe he could win. It was blacks in Chicago who started that he isn’t black enough nonsense that contributed to his loss in the congressional race against Bobby Rush, so black people need to cut that shit out because at almost every pivotal juncture in his life, it was white people who believed in him first. We are 12% of the population and if we had 100% voter turnout without support from other groups he would lose this election. Don’t be jealous when he spends time with white people because not only is he half white, he is the President of the United States of America, not Black America.

    Black people planning to withold their vote in 2012 do so at their own peril and should remember that whether PBO is re-elected or not, he and his family will be fine, better than fine. They’ll all eventually be happier because they won’t have to deal with the daily bullshit he’s dealing with now. He is already an historic figure with historic accomplishments and wealth. The people who thought they would punish PBO in 2010 only punished themselves and that will be true times ten if a Republican is elected president and they will have no one to blame but themseves.

  11. September 27, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Wow, Rev Al! I hear you! ** a great big smack** 😆 :lol; Push it back, sir! Press on! Thank YOU for using the air waves so forcefully! Thank you for going ‘there’ using the same medium the detractors are using, and thank you for citing the hypocrisy so CLEARLY!

    That summation is as good as my President’s summation at the CBC event! Lord, ‘a feel good!’ Yes, Cuphalfful, you can sense it in the air? The winds are gradually changing. I like the line when he said if the Republicans are waiting for the campaign to do their jobs, the Prez has brought the campaign forward, or something such. 😆 😆 Yes! ‘A feel good. ta-na nana nana nah!’

    TODville, can you tell I’m bouncing? Okay. Okay. I’m letting some of the helium out of the balloon (me) so that I can go to the top to read everyone else’s comment. (And if others are not dancing, I’m just going to sidestep you for this post. I want to savour the ‘We’re right with YOU, President Obama’ feeling that the Rev Al celebrated here.)

  12. 40 genius126
    September 27, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Pitch-perfect, undiluted truth in your comment L3.

  13. September 27, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Good LORD, that double talking Cornel West is on Martin Bashir MSNBC. He’s pissed off cause the President didn’t return his phone call and very critical of POB speech. He’s an educated ass-hole.

  14. September 27, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Thank the good Lord for Reverend Al! I hope we never lose him from MSNBC, I hope he never lose his great voice, Heaven bless the man.

  15. September 28, 2011 at 5:20 am

    “The Cry Baby Caucus”. LOVE IT! That Rev. Al sure knows how to get to the “heart” of matters.

    “The POTUS should be doin’ this… the POTUS hasn’t done enough of that… now we have to do our jobs and can’t go out and play…. waaaaahh, waaaaahh!”

    So “Crybabies” is right… and Maxine Waters has been one of the biggest crybaby of them all as she makes her rounds on the MSM with whiny rhetoric and unaccountable, duplicitous responses just to get attention. She is just another reason why Congress persons should be limited to 4 successive 2 year terms “MAX”.

  16. 44 achieve
    September 28, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I agree with Sharpton. Even Bill Clinton was more respected that some of these DEMOCRATIC lawmakers treat President Obama. And like Sharpton said, Clinton did some things that hurt the the disadvantaged, and the DEMOCRATIC lawmakers said nothing.


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