SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
President Obama and more than a dozen U.S. government agencies participated in a Washington D.C. conference that featured a keynote speaker—a black activist who headed the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)—who made racist remarks about whites.
It gets better; American taxpayers helped fund the annual event, put on by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF), a group that aims to improve the socioeconomic circumstances of African Americans and other underserved communities. Each exhibitor paid $2,000 to participate in the yearly showcase which is billed as one of the largest gatherings of African American professionals. Eighteen federal agencies took part, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Health and Human Services (HHS), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
The $36,000 that the government spent to take part in this event doesn’t even count employee compensation, the cost of handouts at exhibitor booths, transportation and other planning expenses that usually go into these sorts of activities. It’s safe to bet the figure is much higher. The mainstream media didn’t show much interest in the annual shindig until Obama delivered a “fiery” speech on the last day focusing on healthcare and gun control.
But a few days earlier, Bertha Lewis, the former CEO of ACORN, the famously corrupt community group with strong ties to Obama, took the stage. Though ignored by the mainstream media, her speech was far more newsworthy than Obama’s tired partisan rhetoric. Lewis urged blacks to support increased immigration as a way to gain political power against whites. “We got some Latino cousins, we got some Asian cousins, we got some Native-American cousins, we got all kind of cousins,” Lewis said. “Cousins need to get together because if we’re going to be [part of the non-white] majority, it makes sense for black people in this country to get down with immigration reform.”
Lewis continued: “Everyone, even all white folks in this country, acknowledge that in a minute, [the] United States of America will be a new majority, will be majority minority, a brand-new thing.” In 2012, “for the first time ever in history, African-Americans outvoted white Americans. Oooh. That’s the fear of the white man. That could change everything. That’s why [immigration] should matter to us.” Read the whole story about Lewis’s enlightening speech in this political news site.
The CBCF has the right to invite whoever it wants to address its annual convention, but public funds should not in any way be used to support this kind of discrimination against any group. Furthermore, the nation’s commander-in-chief should certainly not be part of it. It’s bad enough that he has strong ties to ACORN, a group so corrupt that Congress cut all of its public funding, forcing it to transform into various spinoffs that still get lots of taxpayer dollars. Read all about it in a Judicial Watch special report, “The Rebranding of ACORN.”
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