Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Marcia L. Fudge is escalating her campaign to urge President Barack Obama to pick African-Americans for his Cabinet, publicly releasing a letter that slams the first black president for a lack of diversity among his closest advisers.
“The people you have chosen to appoint in this new term have hardly been reflective of this country’s diversity,” the Ohio Democrat said in the March 11 letter.
Fudge adds that CBC members’ offices have received phone calls from angry constituents questioning why Obama hasn’t nominated anyone with the ability “to speak to the unique needs of African Americans. Their ire is compounded by the overwhelming support you’ve received from the African American community.”
But the whole problem with American Negroes is that they think they have "unique needs," and therefore a "right" to get special programs, subsidies, preferences, and race-proportional representation in everything from the Cabinet to the cast of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
To be fair, the typical private-citizen (i.e., non-public-office-holding) Negro has been indoctrinated into that belief. The members of the CBC have adopted it for political gain. All suggestion that the Fourteenth Amendment might actually mean what it says has been effaced from their consciousnesses.
There are only three possibilities, of course:
- An American Negro is inferior to non-Negroes before the law;
- He's superior to non-Negroes before the law;
- He's equal to non-Negroes before the law.
Before the Civil War and after the Dred Scott decision, the first case applied. Today, the second case applies: the American Negro is effectively a privileged creature under current law. Yet the various Civil Rights Acts were supposedly intended to bring about the third case: the only morally defensible position in a nation dedicated to the concept of individual rights.
The entire reason for existence of the CBC is to perpetuate the second case -- and to gather as much power and pelf as possible by pushing Negroes' legal privileges to the limit, by forever demanding anything and everything they can think of.
If memory serves, the CBC was unwilling to admit Allen West to its membership. Colonel West was an outspoken opponent of race-based privileges and quotas. The Left mobilized all its forces to the task of removing him from Congress in the most recent elections. There's a moral in there, somewhere.