November 28, 2004

Mel Watt (D-NC) to lead CBC

US Congresscritter Mel Watt (D-NC) has been elected the new head of the Congressional Black Caucus. Watt, a Charlotte-area Democrat was apparently the only candidate for the chairman's seat of the organization, and will hold the seat for a two-year term.

Watt says that one of his primary goals will be to heal the ongoing rift with the Bush Administration. In addition, Watt says that the group will continue to work toward improving education, health care and employment opportunities for blacks.

"That's been a consistent agenda, and we never vary that agenda," Watt said in an interview last week. "It doesn't change from chairman to chairman. Closing and trying to eliminate the disparities in every element of our society between African Americans and white Americans."
Let's hope that the continued bludgeoning of conservatives in general and Republicans in particular doesn't continue to be the agenda of the day for the CBC. But with their past track record, and the reelection of noted moonbat and antagonistic Republican-hater Cynthia McKinney (D-GA), I'm not holding my breath.
(More coverage from Booker Rising)

Posted by mhking at November 28, 2004 12:55 PM

The CBC is out there. Quite a ways. And, unfortunately, Mr. Watt is representative of the CBC. When everyone thinks alike you do not need to have a competitive race for the chairmanship.

But as crazies go - - no one comes close to the Progressive Caucus (also known as the Caucus From Outer Space). In fact with a few exceptions (McKinney) they seem positively normal compared to the PC. (Doesn't that acronym have another meaning?)


Posted by: kestrel at November 28, 2004 09:34 PM

He says all he needs to say right here: "...our society between African Americans and white Americans." Instead of singling out white Americans, he could've mentioned the widening gap in the education arena (which means a soon-to-be-widening gap in earnings) between US blacks and blacks from elsewhere. Not to mention Asians and Latinos. It is difficult to take a Race and Poverty Pimp seriously when his agenda doesn't stay well-enough hidden.

Posted by: skh at November 29, 2004 05:46 PM
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