Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Congressional Black Caucus Needs to be Held Accountable

To a certain extent I can agree that the CBC needs to be held accountable. In this post by the African American Political Pundit their accountability is held to account because....
As Black Agenda Report notes, For the first time since the CBC Monitor began tracking the voting behavior of Black members of the U.S. House, no member scored higher than 80 percent. The “tripwire” bills showed great fissures in the Black Caucus on so-called Free Trade, willingness to cave to the Bush administration and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on funding the Iraq war, and on a bill that threatens a witch hunt in search of the sources of domestic “extremist belief systems” and violence-inciting “propaganda” on the Internet.
My beef with the Caucus is that in general I percieve them to be fairly monolithic. Not only that most of them doesn't have to worry about running into competition for their seats. If they stay quiet long enough or do what they need to do in their districts or even not step on the wrong toes, they got their seats for almost life.

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