Once again Black Democrats in Congress demonstrate exactly how much power the Black Democrats SHOULD have and how they, the Black Democrats, squander it and continue to submit to their white Democrat masters. Yes, that's harsh, but what else can be said for this (H/T Booker Rising):
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi averted a potentially divisive leadership fight between two of her top lieutenants as Democrats prepared for minority status next year.
Under an arrangement reached late yesterday, Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the current majority leader, would get the No. 2 job of minority whip come January. Jim Clyburn, now majority whip, would hold the third-ranking position in the newly created post of assistant leader.
“Should I receive the privilege of serving as House Democratic leader, I will be very honored to nominate our outstanding colleague, Congressman Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, to serve in the number three House Democratic position,” Pelosi, 70, said in an e-mailed note today to fellow Democrats. Clyburn’s “strategic leadership as whip was crucial to our passage of historic legislation on jobs, health care, veterans and Wall Street reform on behalf of the American people,” she said
I think Clyburn should have stood firm and fought it out with Rep. Hoyer. Why be appeased with a created just for you to keep the Blacks happy position? This is about politics and power and Black Democrats should CONTROL things, but instead, they refuse to step up and stand firm. Again, a bunch of punks. They took a bone when they should be eating steak.
To that end, we believe Obama should announce immediately that he will not be a candidate for reelection in 2012.
It is no secret that we have been openly critical of the president in recent days, but we make this proposal with the deepest sincerity and hope for him and for the country.
I don't recall anyone writing an op-ed piece that says the sitting President of the United States, who happens to be a member of the party the writer belongs, advise the sitting President to not run for the second term.
Again, I think these incidents should be data points that make Black Democrats reconsider their party affiliation or, at least, vote out the current weak kneed Black Democrats and vote in Black Democrats who are willing to stand up to the power structure.