CBC wants African-American as Commerce secretary

Jan 29, 2009 Full story: thehill.com 20

The Congressional Black Caucus is lobbying President Barack Obama to pick African-American technology executive John Thompson to be his commerce secretary.

Thompson is chairman and chief executive officer of Symantec Corp, the software security company best known for its Norton computer protection products. He is expected to step down in early April.

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IMNOTRACIST

Denver, CO

#1 Jan 29, 2009
Why are blacks so racist
opinion

United States

#2 Jan 29, 2009
I agree with the nomination if he is the best qualified.

“We The People”

Since: Dec 08

From Canada to Brazil

#3 Jan 30, 2009
Qualifications are relevant, skin color is not.

“More taxes ???”

Since: Jan 09

Need MORE taxes ???

#4 Jan 30, 2009
Might be on something here, since we taxpayers are footing the bill for the continuing import of marijuana and cocaine, we may be able to generate taxable services from a street corner.
SHAMROCK

AOL

#5 Jan 30, 2009
Is he compentant or is it because he is black? Inquiring minds want to know.
yoda55

Dallas, TX

#6 Jan 30, 2009
SHAMROCK wrote:
Is he compentant or is it because he is black? Inquiring minds want to know.
yes they do !
MLK

United States

#7 Jan 30, 2009
MLK always said the same
Not about color but the charactor

“Did U plug the damn hole yet?”

Since: Jan 08

Richardson, TX

#8 Jan 30, 2009
SHAMROCK wrote:
Is he compentant or is it because he is black? Inquiring minds want to know.
He's black and that's all the segregated Congressional Black Caucus needs to know.
Fred

Fredericksburg, VA

#9 Jan 30, 2009
Quote---“We commend you for making diversity an important priority as you consider your Cabinet selections,"

The CBC says diversity is fine as long as the canidates are all black.
Responsibility

South San Francisco, CA

#10 Jan 30, 2009
Why does it surprise anyone that the Congressional BLACK Caucus would want a black person to be the commerce secretary?

There are plenty of organizations that would favor one of their own and this is not the first or the last who will do this over and above the person's qualifications or work experience.

“Did U plug the damn hole yet?”

Since: Jan 08

Richardson, TX

#11 Jan 30, 2009
Responsibility wrote:
Why does it surprise anyone that the Congressional BLACK Caucus would want a black person to be the commerce secretary?
It would greatly surprise (and probably outrage liberals) if whites formed an exclusive club and only promoted other whites.
shadow

Elizabethtown, NC

#12 Jan 30, 2009
ah yes norton. remember how he said he whould not succumb to lobbiyist? i already know how this is going to end...the same way as his other pick.

Since: May 07

Indianapolis, IN

#13 Jan 30, 2009
IMNOTRACIST wrote:
Why are blacks so racist
People who call themselves "IMNOTRACIST" doth protest too much...

“You gonna eat those fries?”

Since: Oct 08

Mayfield

#15 Jan 30, 2009
They mean an American-African as secretary, right? Americans first, heritage second, correct? After all, we ARE supposed to all be colorblind when it comes to employing people, right?

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#16 Jan 31, 2009
Mac-7 wrote:
<quoted text>
It would greatly surprise (and probably outrage liberals) if whites formed an exclusive club and only promoted other whites.
It is a definite possibility for the near future. Obama has set race relations back 40 years.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#17 Jan 31, 2009
I have always thought it interesting that the Congressional Black Caucus is suppose to represent African-American members of congress but their board of directors reads like a who's who in business:

Kimberly Williams (GlaxoSmithKline)
Virgil Griffin (Freddie Mac)
Elliott Hall (Dykema Gossett)
Kimberly A. Woodard (Wal-Mart Stores Inc.) Clayton Adams (State Farm Insurance)
Kevin M. Brown (Dell, Inc.)
Michael Draine (AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals) Roderick D. Gillum (General Motors Corp)
Eric V. Eve (Citi Bank)
Darryl Hazel (Ford Motor Company)
Fred Humphries, Jr.(Microsoft Corporation)
Ingrid Saunders Jones,(The Coca-Cola Company) Lewis L. McKinney,(Anheuser-Busch Companies)
Kim Nelson,(General Mills)
T. Daniel Tearno,(Heineken)
Mr. Howard Wooley (Verizon Communications)

So much for Obama not beholden to Big Business.

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#18 Jan 31, 2009
USAsince1680 wrote:
I have always thought it interesting that the Congressional Black Caucus is suppose to represent African-American members of congress but their board of directors reads like a who's who in business:
Kimberly Williams (GlaxoSmithKline)
Virgil Griffin (Freddie Mac)
Elliott Hall (Dykema Gossett)
Kimberly A. Woodard (Wal-Mart Stores Inc.) Clayton Adams (State Farm Insurance)
Kevin M. Brown (Dell, Inc.)
Michael Draine (AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals) Roderick D. Gillum (General Motors Corp)
Eric V. Eve (Citi Bank)
Darryl Hazel (Ford Motor Company)
Fred Humphries, Jr.(Microsoft Corporation)
Ingrid Saunders Jones,(The Coca-Cola Company) Lewis L. McKinney,(Anheuser-Busch Companies)
Kim Nelson,(General Mills)
T. Daniel Tearno,(Heineken)
Mr. Howard Wooley (Verizon Communications)
So much for Obama not beholden to Big Business.
Wouldn't you expect many members to be accomplished in business also? Why didn't you list all members. Some or lawyers, etc.

You Bush supporters will always try and find only the evidence that supports your argument.

Senate
Senator Roland Burris Democratic Illinois

House of Representatives
Representative Party State - Congressional District
Sanford Bishop Democratic Georgia - 2nd
Corrine Brown Democratic Florida - 3rd
G. K. Butterfield - Secretary Democratic North Carolina - 1st
Andre Carson Democratic Indiana - 7th
Delegate Donna Christian-Christensen - 2nd Vice Chair Democratic U.S. Virgin Islands - At-large
(non voting congressional delegate)
Yvette Clarke - Whip Democratic New York - 11th
William Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic Missouri - 1st
Emanuel Cleaver - 1st Vice Chair Democratic Missouri - 5th
Jim Clyburn Democratic South Carolina - 6th
John Conyers, Jr.- Dean Democratic Michigan - 14th
Elijah Cummings Democratic Maryland - 7th
Artur Davis Democratic Alabama - 7th
Danny K. Davis Democratic Illinois - 7th
Donna Edwards Democratic Maryland - 4th
Keith Ellison Democratic Minnesota - 5th
Chaka Fattah Democratic Pennsylvania - 2nd
Marcia Fudge Democratic Ohio - 11th
Al Green Democratic Texas - 9th
Alcee Hastings Democratic Florida - 23rd
Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. Democratic Illinois - 2nd
Eddie Bernice Johnson Democratic Texas - 30th
Hank Johnson Democratic Georgia - 4th
Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick Democratic Michigan - 13th
Barbara Lee - Chair Democratic California - 9th
Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic Texas - 18th
John Lewis Democratic Georgia - 5th
Kendrick Meek - Foundation Chairman Democratic Florida - 17th
Gregory Meeks Democratic New York - 6th
Gwen Moore Democratic Wisconsin - 4th
Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton Democratic District of Columbia - At-large
(non voting congressional delegate)
Donald M. Payne Democratic New Jersey - 10th
Charles B. Rangel Democratic New York - 15th
Laura Richardson Democratic California - 37th
Bobby Rush Democratic Illinois - 1st
Bobby Scott Democratic Virginia - 3rd
David Scott Democratic Georgia - 13th
Bennie Thompson Democratic Mississippi - 2nd
Edolphus Towns Democratic New York - 10th
Maxine Waters Democratic California - 35th
Diane Watson Democratic California - 33rd
Mel Watt
RAGGA 007

Staten Island, NY

#19 Jan 31, 2009
John THOMPSON has been an EXCELLENT EXECUTIVE for SYMANTEC.

I know all you TOPIX PARTICIPANTS LOVE the PRODUCTS that SYMANTEC has PROVIDED to SAFEGUARD our COMPUTERS from VIRUSES and other INTRUSIONS.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#20 Jan 31, 2009
OneRyder wrote:
<quoted text>
Wouldn't you expect many members to be accomplished in business also? Why didn't you list all members. Some or lawyers, etc.
You Bush supporters will always try and find only the evidence that supports your argument.
Senate
Senator Roland Burris Democratic Illinois
House of Representatives
Representative Party State - Congressional District
Sanford Bishop Democratic Georgia - 2nd
Corrine Brown Democratic Florida - 3rd
G. K. Butterfield - Secretary Democratic North Carolina - 1st
Andre Carson Democratic Indiana - 7th
Delegate Donna Christian-Christensen - 2nd Vice Chair Democratic U.S. Virgin Islands - At-large
(non voting congressional delegate)
Yvette Clarke - Whip Democratic New York - 11th
William Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic Missouri - 1st
Emanuel Cleaver - 1st Vice Chair Democratic Missouri - 5th
Jim Clyburn Democratic South Carolina - 6th
John Conyers, Jr.- Dean Democratic Michigan - 14th
Elijah Cummings Democratic Maryland - 7th
Artur Davis Democratic Alabama - 7th
Danny K. Davis Democratic Illinois - 7th
Donna Edwards Democratic Maryland - 4th
Keith Ellison Democratic Minnesota - 5th
Chaka Fattah Democratic Pennsylvania - 2nd
Marcia Fudge Democratic Ohio - 11th
Al Green Democratic Texas - 9th
Alcee Hastings Democratic Florida - 23rd
Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. Democratic Illinois - 2nd
Eddie Bernice Johnson Democratic Texas - 30th
Hank Johnson Democratic Georgia - 4th
Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick Democratic Michigan - 13th
Barbara Lee - Chair Democratic California - 9th
Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic Texas - 18th
John Lewis Democratic Georgia - 5th
Kendrick Meek - Foundation Chairman Democratic Florida - 17th
Gregory Meeks Democratic New York - 6th
Gwen Moore Democratic Wisconsin - 4th
Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton Democratic District of Columbia - At-large
(non voting congressional delegate)
Donald M. Payne Democratic New Jersey - 10th
Charles B. Rangel Democratic New York - 15th
Laura Richardson Democratic California - 37th
Bobby Rush Democratic Illinois - 1st
Bobby Scott Democratic Virginia - 3rd
David Scott Democratic Georgia - 13th
Bennie Thompson Democratic Mississippi - 2nd
Edolphus Towns Democratic New York - 10th
Maxine Waters Democratic California - 35th
Diane Watson Democratic California - 33rd
Mel Watt
Pay attention. I was listing the business members of the Board of Directors, not the entire caucus membership roster.

“We The People”

Since: Dec 08

From Canada to Brazil

#21 Jan 31, 2009
OneRyder wrote:
<quoted text>
Wouldn't you expect many members to be accomplished in business also? Why didn't you list all members. Some or lawyers, etc.
You Bush supporters will always try and find only the evidence that supports your argument.
They are both crooks. Bush was a crook, your precious messiah is a crook, and loyalists to either are intellectual midgets :-)

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