Friday, January 26, 2007
The Cafferty File: Colorblind Congress?
On "The Situation Room" today, we asked viewers the following questions, and here are some of our favorite responses that we didn't get to read on air:

Rep. Tom Tancredo says Congress should abolish race-based groups like the Congressional Black Caucus. Do you agree?

Jack, Sure they should abolish the race-based caucuses, but then what would happen to the white, Christian, xenophobic Republican caucus?
John, Stamford, Connecticut

Race-based caucuses should not be eliminated. Rather, they are important political and issue based groupings, which allow minority groups (with similar views/viewpoints) to concentrate their political power and present a united front on the Hill.
Heather, Oregon

I agree with Mr. Tancredo. If our goal is to have an integrated society, then why should the U.S. Congress segregate itself based on race? I believe at one time there was a need for institutions like the Black Congressional Caucus, but that time has passed.
Brandon

Will a major demonstration against the war this weekend in Washington make any difference?

The demonstration is not going to have any effect. The U.S. public voted Republicans out of both houses, but the current administration does not get the message.
Sanjeev, Livermore, California

If people think that protesting will help, let them do it. If enough people join together and protest and the administration ignores them, then the nation will know that the administration is acting on its own interest and not in the interest of the American people. If the administration does not serve the interest of the people, it should be removed.
Clayton, Gresham, Oregon

I doubt Mr. Bush's advisors, when they give him his briefing every day, will even tell him there are people protesting the war. They wouldn't want to upset him; they might get yelled at.
Patricia

What message does President Bush send by saying he's the "decision-maker"?

The message I get from Bush is the same one he's been spouting all along. It's mind over matter; he doesn't mind and we don't matter. We have more to fear from Bush and Cheney than we do from any terrorist.
Jo Ann, Altoona, Pennsylvania

I am a veteran and soldier still serving in the United States Army. Our president is the decision-maker and many of us conservatives still support out president to this day. He has a clear and functional plan that will succeed. What plan do the Democrats have but flip-flopping their views?
Chad, Atlanta, Georgia

That he really doesn't read the papers, watch the tube, see the polls or care what those who put him in office want him to do. He is a legend in his own mind. Isn't it 2008 yet? We can only wish.
Debbie, Lindenhurst, Illinois
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 1/26/2007 05:46:00 PM ET | Permalink
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