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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  • Nancy

    Yeah. The problem is that Obama only fights for himself. Why should he give the black community much if any attention? He’s already got their votes.

  • Conservative Ken

    Elijah Cummings is doing no favors for Blacks, period. America’s virtue is the ability to make it on your own steam, not beg for the inside track to success from the guy in charge.

  • Cee

    It has been shown that the employment in the Black community has been adversely affected by the increase in illegal and legal immigrants. Yet, President Obama supports amnesty for illegals and increasing the number of legal immigrants.

    The Black community needs to support a moratorium on legal immigration and enforcement of current immigration laws requiring the deportation of those illegally in the country.

  • http://www.israelsurvivalupdates.wordpress.com Kenny Solomon

    “We are totally frustrated, and people need to know that IT’S BUSH’S FAULT 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 LIMBAUGH, BECK AND SAVAGE, and fight harder TO IMPRISON THEM,” Cummings said.

    Wait…… They haven’t blamed us Eeeeevil Jooooooooooos yet for all their ills…… I’d better quit while I’m behind.


    Cheers !

    Kenny Solomon
    Typical bitterly clinging terrorist Hobbit


  • mercador

    He only needs the Black community when it comes to voting, otherwise he does not care whether you have a job or not. Its about being President that concerns him. He has your vote because he is black and he knows that. If you want to give a person a vote because of his skin color, that is a vote forever because he will always be black. MLK said to judge him by the content of his character, but no you do not want to hear that do you? Jesus said never to judge a man by his outward appearance, you can really miss the bus this way.

  • Major Kong

    Amazing and jaw-dropping stupid. After “great society” programs have decimated African-Americans they continue to cling to the democrats. No sympathy. You want better, earn it.

  • listen up

    Does not matter what blacks say about Obama they will still vote for him and he knows that. Blacks continue to stay on the Dems plantation no matter what they say. Ignorant people with their hands continually out for more more more.

  • tarpon

    The OblameO’s own are always the last … The “white like me” bus tour. Not one stop in the black food deserts.

    And you would think OblameO would be the first to champion WDC’s school vouchers program, but he doesn’t want his plantation populated by smart people, so the Democrats shut it down. Teachers unions first. Need more evidence than that, can’t help you.

  • Bobbi

    They won’t vote for him, if Herman CAIN IS RUNNING. HE MAKES A HELLUVA LOT MORE SENSE THAN PerrY/Romney

  • Conservative Ken

    Elijah, you’re about to be kicked to the curb like a cheap whore. Your minority is obsolete to the Democrats now that their enamored with the illegal vote cause.


  • daryl

    They want obama to “stimulate ’em sum mo”. Freebies or flash mobs, thass how its gonna be.

  • bg


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

    good luck

    with that


  • Rock

    All you need to know about the Black Caucus in America, its not what is good for the country, but only what advances their cause. When elected I understood the 90%+ votes for WTF, now after all the financial hardships, failed policies, law by regulation, the failed border policies (that will hurt blacks far more than whites), not so much. And yet they still want him as President for no other reason than they see him as a raciest who will advance their agenda against the evil white man. Well good luck with that, they may keep him but the country will go down the tube and all of America will suffer, not only whites.

  • decentAmerican

    So…I don’t get it. They are “frustrated” with him, they are “tired”, and yet they still support him. WHY?????

    Oh, wait…could it be because, HE’S BLACK???

    and, so it goes friends, the racist democrats speak for themselves again. What if white constituents said that they were frustrated with a president, but only sticking with him, because he was WHITE?


    Just as Allen West said recently, come on black liberals, why are you falling for these lies? He will lead you away from the democrat plantation, you can be a free thinking, independent, success, can’t you? The liberals are the ones keeping you down.

    And just this week, your BLACK president decides to give more amnesty to illegal aliens, which will only take more jobs away from Americans. And with unemployment highest amoung blacks, who do you think it will hurt the most?

    Hey liberals…..why do you hate black americans so much that you would want to hurt them like this?


  • bg


    “unless the white masss really understand, and the black masses really
    understand, there is going to be the largest “bloodbath” in America” :-(


  • lol

    obama throws the black community under the bus just like rev. wright and his grammy who was according to him afraid of black men. pathetic! it’s election time and you know the song the wheels on the bus go round and round. many more will be under there with the black community since it’s election time and he has stepped up into more of a campaign mode.(he really never stopped campaigning)

  • noislamocommie

    Don’t they know that many politicians are quite busy courting the “Latino vote”?

  • Patty

    Predicable and Obama was suppose to give the Blacks homes according to some of his voters.

    Health care

    That is not enough…Obama could go out and give them a job…Oh, sorry that is what all people want. Dear God I am so tired of hearing about the black people. Seems Cummings is suppressing her people and NOT really helping the problem. The number of blacks who sit and take because they don’t know any better are the ones Cummings and others should go out of their own comfort zone and talk to.

  • StrangernFiction

    “Their attitude is . . . if Republicans aren’t going to work with us, we’re just going to have to work alone,” Cummings told host Candy Crowley.

    The right honorable Rep. Cummings wouldn’t be endorsing criminal behavior here would he?

  • Patty

    “A mind is a terrible thing to waste” but too is a mind you should change.

    Yes, enough of the tax payers money and time for these leaders to Go Ghetto. Go walk the streets and see what you can do and get off you lazy A@@es. The community organizer is vacationing now and he doesn’t want to be disturbed.

    Since he has no answers it is time for you and others in Washington to help. WE ARE OUT OF MONEY AND WE HAVE DONE ENOUGH. All colors are suffering not just yours.