Wednesday, November 12, 2003
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (search) say they are "the conscience of the Congress," and have used the moniker most recently to explain the group's opposition to war in Iraq and the cost of its aftermath.
Because, as you know, allowing Saddam to continue murdering and torturing people is fine, so long as American doesn't do anything to stop it.
God, I can't stand these people.
CBC members cite as a recent victory their influence in persuading Senate Democrats to stall judicial nominees like Mississippi judge Charles Pickering. They are also actively opposing the nomination of African-American California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown, whom they say is too temperamental and unqualified to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
That would be two judges who have impeccable credentials. Judge Brown was re-elected to her seat on the bench by an overwhelming margin in California. CALIFORNIA, people! Not exactly a hotbed of conservative power! The only people smearing these two judges are the liberal congresscritters who are desperately trying to hold on to their "legislation by judiciary".
But some are quick to point out that as strong and resourceful as the CBC is, it does not represent all blacks.
"They are not the only ones," said Alvin Williams, President and CEO of the conservative-leaning Black America's Political Action Committee (search). BAMPAC finances black candidates who support school vouchers and privatizing Social Security and oppose abortion rights Â all positions antithetical to the CBC.
That would be the school vouchers supported by the majority of black parents, so that they can pull their kids out of the state-funded hell that the CBC wants them in. I've stated before that the Donks don't want children to be educated, or to make a better life for themselves. Because if these children grow up to be successful individuals, they won't be voting for the Donks anymore. Thus, it's in the Donks best interests to keep people as uneducated as possible.
And the real kicker lies here, discussing all the different caucuses:
Like the CBC, its members are all Democrats and share many of the CBC's positions. Most recently, the two caucuses announced that along with the Congressional Native American Caucus, the Asian Pacific American Caucus and other House Democratic members that they are backing a bill that would increase health care access to minorities.
It's rather telling, isn't it? The party that separates people by color, has groups defined by their skin, is the Democrats. The Republican's couldn't care less what your skin pigment is.