Elijah Cummings: Obama Needs To ‘Fight & Fight Harder’ for African-Americans


With black unemployment at Depression levels, Congressional Black Caucus members say they are unhappy with Obama’s dismal record.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), a far left civil rights icon, told CNN today that Barack Obama “needs to fight, and fight harder” for the black community.
The Huffington Post reported:

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), responding to the high unemployment rates in the black community, said that African-Americans feel President Barack Obama “needs to fight, and fight harder.”

“We are totally frustrated, and people need to know that the president feels their pain,” Cummings, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, told CNN’s Candy Crowley on “State of the Union” Sunday.

“Almost every African-American person I spoke to said he needs to fight, and fight harder,” Cummings said.

Last week, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) blasted Obama for ignoring the black community during his bus tour through the midwest.

“We don’t know why on this trip that he’s in the United States now, he’s not in any black community,” she said at a jobs forum in Detroit. “We want to give him every opportunity, but our people are hurting. The unemployment is unconscionable. We don’t know what the strategy is,” she continued. “We’re supportive of the president, but we getting tired, y’all, getting tired.”

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