President Obama addressed the Congressional Black Caucus last weekend, and said some things to the predominately black audience that Maxine Waters found questionable. In his speech, Mr. Obama told the caucus, “Stop complaining. Stop grumbling. Stop crying. We are going to press on. We’ve got work to do.”
Asked about the President’s remarks, Mrs. Waters said;
“I’m not sure who the president was addressing. I found that language a bit curious,” Waters said today. “The president spoke to the Hispanic Caucus… he certainly didn’t tell them to stop complaining and he never would say that to the gay and lesbian community who really pushed him on don’t ask don’t tell or even in a speech to APEC, he would never say to the Jewish community stop complaining about Israel.”
“So I don’t know who he was talking to because we’re certainly not complaining. We are working. We support him and we are protecting that base because we want people to be enthusiastic about him when that election rolls around.”
Watch the President’s remarks here.