Rep. Maxine Waters out of California spoke out against the Tea Party this past weekend at a “Kitchen Table Summit” in Inglewood. Upset about the rising rate of black unemployment in America, Waters told the crowd:
“I’m not afraid of anybody. This is a tough game. You can’t be intimidated. You can’t be frightened. And as far as I’m concerned, the Tea Party can go straight to hell.” (view video above)
The Tea Party responded publicly on Monday (LINK) about the recent remark and also blasted President Obama for not saying anything.
As we told you last week, Black unemployment is nearly at 16 percent and many black leaders are wondering why President Obama hasn’t brought light to the issue during his recent tours though the Midwest (LINK).
Sharing in Water’s sentiment is Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.). He appeared on ‘State of the Union’ Sunday to express his disappointment in President Obama and his passive stance, saying,
“Almost every African-American person I have talked to has said they want him to fight, and fight harder,” Cummings said. “If the Republicans are not going to work with us, we just have to go it alone. Stand up to them. Don’t back down, Period. They’re not going to give you anything anyway.” [ READ MORE ]
It’s safe to say that this upcoming election year will be very interesting. As for the CL readers, how are the job markets in your respective cities? Tell us about it in the comment area.