20 Sep 2009 Has the Congressional Black Caucus Ever Been Polled on the Slavery Question?
Here’s a bit of irony for a Sunday evening, courtesy of James Taranto, writing in his Best of the Web column published by the Wall Street Journal:
Only seven Congressional Black Caucus members voted to defund Acorn, and here’s the honor roll…:
Sanford Bishop (Ga.)
William Lacy Clay (Mo.)
John Conyers (Mich.)
Artur Davis (Ala.)
Hank Johnson (Ga.)
Kendrick Meek (Fla.)
Laura Richardson (Calif.)
That is to say, fewer than 1 in 4 Black Caucus members voted to stop spending taxpayers’ money on an organization that has been caught on video at least five times offering advice on how to practice slavery.
To be fair, hypocrisy may not be involved. I’m not sure anyone has ever polled the Congressional Black Caucus on the slavery question. Maybe a handful of its members have been for it all along.
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