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Quotes of the Day: Cleaver Expresses Frustration With the President | Missouri Political News Service

Quotes of the Day: Cleaver Expresses Frustration With Obama

August 23rd, 2011 by mopns · No Comments

“I’m frustrated with the president, but I’m frustrated with me. I’m frustrated with the tea party. Maybe I should have used my communications skills better to try to convince some of them to work with us. I’m frustrated with the Democratic leadership. The Republican leadership. The president. I think all of us bear some responsibility, some more than others, however.”

 Cleaver gives us a clue on who he thinks bears more responsibility than others:

 “The danger for the President is that they [African Americans] may not vote at all. He will get the majority of the Black vote. The issue is the majority of what? I am troubled that we do not have laser-like targeted programs and initiatives to relieve the unemployment pain in Black America. I think we CBC members received critical words from Black America about what they perceive to be the President’s lack of involvement in targeting Black America with job opportunities.”




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