If there is one thing you can say about Rep. Emannuel Cleaver it’s that the man does not hold his tounge. The Missouri Democrat and Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus has long spoken candidly about his feelings on President Obama’s choices in office and when it comes to the debt deal struck earlier this week, he made it clear exactly how he felt.

And what descriptive would the Representative use to explain how he felt about Obama’s deal with Congressional leaders? Ever creative, Cleaver called the comprimise a “sugar-coated Satan sandwich.”

This morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Cleaver explained what exactly comes in such a sandwich.

POLITICO reports:

“You’ve got a little bit of sourdough on one side of the sandwich for poor people and then you have some onions for people who are on unemployment benefits and realize that’s not going to be in the deal,” the Missouri Democrat said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“It’s got a lot of stuff in it,” he said, but “very few things that are good.”

“You serve it, of course, with a demon drink,” he added.

Though Cleaver says he was not in favor of the deal, he said the President made the best deal he could given the conditions.

“This is a say tough time for the president. Things could have been done differently. But they weren’t. This is what we’re going to do to live with.”

Cleaver reminded the public that the debate over the nation’s deficit, saying that the resolution talks in September would be the true test:

“I think that will be chaotic. The darkest day for this nation is when you start piling up members of Congress who are here [and] not willing to compromise.”

What do you think of Cleaver’s calling the debt deal a “sugar-coated Satan sandwich”? Do you agree or is the Representative off base?

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  • d_nicegirl

    Although I admire our president and what his presidency means historically, I also appreciate Black people who refrain from Obama-worship. Some Black folks will disregard almost anything the president does because of his race. The beauty of this presidency is the fact that he won despite his race and that I, and others, can criticize him just as we would any other president.

  • new moon

    I think representative Cleaver is absolutly spot on. I think the people who are actually in control of this country have finally showed and proven who they and what they want and most important what they CAN and WILL DO. If you don’t know hopefully you know now. America as a whole is domed on too many levels. You should pray to whomever you pray to for your children for yourself and for your family. Life is bought get REAL for most of us.