The Capitulator-In-Chief does what he does best, he capitulates, again

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, who was to be considered as the next Secretary of State, has asked that she no longer be considered for that Cabinet position

Of course what that really means is that the President told her that he was no longer going to nominate her for the job. The President has a lousy record of not standing up for African Americans in his administration.

There have been several Black members of his administration that have come under attack by Republicans. There was Van Jones, Desirée Rogers and of course Mrs. Shirley Sherrod. In the cases of Mr. Jones and Ms. Rogers the President forced them to resign after pressure from Republicans. And the saddest case of all was that of Mrs. Sherrod. She was the victim of a crazy Republican huckster who edited a speech of hers to make it seem as though she was making a racist speech, which she was not. But, the President didn’t wait for all of the information regarding that situation, he fired her. Then he blamed the firing on someone else.

And here we go again, the President is once again showing that he has no fight in him when it comes to African Americans in his administration. The Republicans have been on one about a statement that Ambassador Rice made about an incident in Libya. They claim she made false statements. But, that’s not really the reason. They know that if they could get the President to do as he normally does, capitulate, that the next in line for the Secretary of State job would be Senator John Kerry. If Kerry is approved for the Secretary of State job then his Massachusetts Senate seat will be up for grabs. And that’s what the Republicans really want.

Those Republicans are evil geniuses for sure. They knew that the President would eventually play dead if they attacked an African American on his staff. They have seen it before.

And of course there will be no political price to pay for the President. I mean African Americans, for the most part, worship the President. So they aren’t too likely to see this pattern nor say much about any of this.

In the mean time, another African American Obama Administration employee bites the dust.

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6 thoughts on “The Capitulator-In-Chief does what he does best, he capitulates, again

  1. I couldn’t agree more.

    Whenever faced with adversity, he does seem to fold like a deck of cards. I don’t get it. All the political talking heads on the various networks seem to think that if he wanted her to be confirmed, she would be.

    Maybe, just maybe, she was never his first choice. But I agree with you. He does seem to bow out quite a bit doesn’t he? He needs to go see the wizard and get a backbone and a bowl of courage.

  2. He needs to stand up for his people, regardless of race. No one wants to feel like their boss (the president) doesn’t have their back and that if anything pops off in the slightest, he’ll turn his back and be done with you. I hate conflict too but I’m not the president of the United States.

    She spoke using the information provided to her at that time. It was still early. Information develops. More information became available. Anyone in the same position would have been given the same information and said the same things. Why is no one defending her? Not just the president but her other professional peers. Why is she being treated like a leper? It’s so frustrating!

    • In this case I think there might be a racial component to it, Nicole. I remember how he went to bat for the Director of the Secret Service after all of those agents were caught with prostitutes in Colombia. And that was after those people got into the White House for that dinner who were not on the guest list.

      But, when it comes to African American members of his Admin it seems he just folds at the first sign of trouble.

    • CO!

      How have you been?

      I know, right. Lol. We’re just supposed to just buy the latest collector’s edition of Jet and Ebony with the President and First Lady on the cover and be quiet.

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