Maxine Waters and members of the Congressional Black Caucus are continuing to blast Obama for the green jobs fraud, while in Oregon, Rep. Peter DeFazio, one of Obama's supporters against Hillary Clinton in 2008, is openly saying that Obama "could lose" the election.
On Aug. 18, KGW, a local TV and radio news program, reported, "Dem Oregon Rep. DeFazio Rips Obama." After six town meetings where DeFazio found no support for Obama in this very Democratic state, DeFazio gave an interview to KGW, where he said, "Fight? I don't think it's a word in his vocabulary. I mean, come on, he pledged as a candidate to make the Bush tax cuts for people making over $250,000. He repeatedly said that as President." But then, in the debt ceiling increase debate, "Suddenly he flip-flops and concedes everything to the Republicans." Against a "little bit [of a] middle-of-the-road Republican nominee, he's going to have a very tough time getting re-elected." DeFazio says that at six town hall meetings, the Obama supporters of 2008 are saying they don't think they can vote for him again.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who is a leader of the CBC's town meetings linked to "jobs fairs" attempts to find jobs for black communities, was on MSNBC on Aug. 18, where she said, "Of course, we want to be a part of the new innovation and the green jobs.... [but] All of this talk about the green jobs never materialized." CBC head Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver made a similar statement in the Huffington Post in July: "African-Americans out there were saying, 'What do we have in common with this new, green technology?'"
The anti-Obama Washington Examiner goes after Obama's green fraud, reporting that a California plant that got $186 million from the federal-to-state stimulus money, only created 585 jobs that used up half of that money. On July 26, a Washington Post-ABC poll found, "The number of liberal Democrats
who strongly support Obamas record on jobs plunged 22 points from 53% last year to 31%."