CBC Would be “Marching on the White House”

Unhappy members of the Congressional Black Caucus “probably would be marching on the White House” if Obama were not president, according to CBC Chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.). “If [former President] Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House,” Cleaver told “The Miami Herald” in comments published Sunday. “There is a less-volatile reaction in the CBC because nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president.” CBC members have expressed concern in recent months as the unemployment rate has continued to rise amongst African-Americans, pushing for Obama to do more to address the needs of vulnerable communities. (The Hill)


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Oprah and the Media Genius

You have to give this man some credit for working the media the way he does. I know people who actually receive the majority of their news from Oprah, the View, and the Joyce Behar show. Think about that for a minute. When did we stop watching TV talk shows for entertainment? Carson used to touch on some of  the day’s news in his monologue; Leno and Letterman still do. But does anyone take this kind of material to be accurate and informative? Yes, unfortunately, they do. Oprah is great for selling books and diet schemes. But Obama knows many of his viewers are constantly plugged into the tube and he uses this medium to help get his message out. It still continues to amaze me. Another example of the line between make-believe and reality becoming more blurred and how those in power use it to their advantage.