The Congressional Black Caucus Job Fair photo of the day

At the top of this ABC News report about a CBC-sponsored job fair in Atlanta, GA we have the below photo (hat tip):

Job fair in Atlanta, GA
Thousands of people wait in line during a job fair, sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, on the campus of Atlanta Technical College in Atlanta. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal & Constitution/AP Photo)

From the article itself:

Thousands of unemployed waited overnight, camping out in their business suits and office heels and braving the tormenting heat in Atlanta to stand in line for a job fair Thursday. Authorities treated 20 people for heat exhaustion as they struggled to keep the line moving and get people moved inside.

The incredible turnout at the job fair comes on the heels of the state labor commissioner’s announcement that Georgia’s jobless rate rose.

The state unemployment rate increased to 10.1 percent in July from the 9.9 percent in June. The unemployment rate for African-Americans stands at 15.9 percent, far above the national rate of 9.1 percent.

July marks the 48th consecutive month that Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate.

The line was full of hopefuls who waited for hours in a line that wrapped around the Atlanta Technical College where the event was held.

The For the People Jobs Initiative, hosted by U.S. Reps. John Lewis and Hank Johnson and sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus, is a series of job fairs and town halls at some of the urban areas hit hardest by unemployment and the financial crisis.

Doesn’t it strike you as mildly ironic that the CBC sponsored this job fair, considering it’s the CBC and their party leaders – including the President himself – who are the most responsible for the dismal state of this economy, which has seen people being out of work not just for a few weeks or months – but years – thanks in no small part to the left’s visceral hatred of “big business” and “the rich” and “people who fly corporate jets”?

You really can’t make this stuff up.

Update – 5:56 PM: A Twitter friend brought up the contrast of the above photo with the ones of President Obama at Martha’s Vineyard. It couldn’t be more stark.

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