Showing A Little Independence

Obama Breaks Ranks With CBC
Compiled by the DiversityInc staff

Breaking ranks with the rest of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., voted this week in favor of the deal on President Bush’s judicial nominees. “This compromise recognizes that Republicans need to build some consensus around their judicial nominees and that Democrats need to be more judicious about their use of the filibuster,” Obama, the only senator in the CBC, said in a statement. “I am pleased that both sides have stepped away from the brink and preserved the role of the minority in the Senate.”

Good for Senator Obama. I’m no fan of any of the controversial judicial nominees at the heart of this matter (or any statists – conservative or liberal) and would have voted against them, but I am pleased to see that the Senator is not in lock-step with the CBC.

The CBC and their allies in the civil rights industry don’t own you Senator, even though the prevailing thought pattern amongst the a majority of the CBC and certain civil rights groups is that “multiracial” individuals are really only “black” and hence – their property to be manipulated and controlled.

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