“Congressional Black Caucus ‘disappointed’ in Obama’s Cabinet picks” …And, CNN?

I’m possibly being unkind by linking this:

Rep. Marcia Fudge, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, expressed concern in a letter to President Barack Obama over the lack of African Americans among his new Cabinet picks.

“Congressional Black Caucus offices have had numerous phone calls from constituents questioning why none of the new appointees will be able to speak to the unique needs of African Americans,” Fudge, D-Ohio, wrote.

…but the answer to Congresswoman Fudge’s querulous question is simple enough, and compelling enough, to answer: None of the new appointees this cycle have been African-American – well, except for Susan Rice, who was useless on general principles – because African-Americans voted something like 90% for Obama in 2012, the CBC has no intention of opposing the President too openly for the rest of his term, and there’s frankly nothing more that African-Americans can do for Obama.  I mean, at this point Congresswoman Fudge’s demographic could start voting Republican again and it wouldn’t be any skin off of Barack Obama’s nose.

And that’s pretty much it.  Glad we could straighten that out!

Moe Lane

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