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Does James Clyburn (D-SC) cry racism a lot?

Clyburn on CNN in 2008, "We have a very diverse caucus, Wolf — 42 African-Americans in our caucus. The president is used to working with the Republican conference, where there are no African-Americans. We have 22 Latinos, 48 Blue Dogs. We have around 39 so-called New Dems, who are the trade people."
George Bush only wanted to make a trade deal with the Colombians because James Clyburn is black?

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Asked by dandydiane at 7:54 AM on Apr. 21, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Here’s his response to Bill Clinton comparing Obama’s victory in South Carolina to Jesse Jackson winning the state during the 1988 election: Mr. Clyburn said Mr. Clinton’s conduct in this campaign had caused what might be an irreparable breach between Mr. Clinton and an African-American constituency that once revered him. “When he was going through his impeachment problems, it was the black community that bellied up to the bar,” Mr. Clyburn said. “I think black folks feel strongly that that this is a strange way for President Clinton to show his appreciation.” Mr. Clyburn added that there appeared to be an almost “unanimous” view among African-Americans that Mr. and Mrs. Clinton were “committed to doing everything they possibly can to damage Obama to a point that he could never win.”

    Answer by dandydiane at 7:56 AM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • Then there was Global Warming, "Though far less responsible for climate change, African-Americans are significantly more vulnerable to its effects than non-Hispanic whites,” the report says. “Health, housing, economic well-being, culture, and social stability are harmed from such manifestations of climate change as storms, floods, and climate variability.” --James Clyburn

    Answer by dandydiane at 7:58 AM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • He is the racist. I am sick of the damn race card being played for political gain.

    Answer by Carpy at 8:02 AM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • This is the same man who claimed tea party goers yell Racist slurs at Democrats?

    Has a video surfaced to prove Clyburn accurate?

    Answer by dandydiane at 8:18 AM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • no dandydiane

    Answer by tnmomofive at 8:24 AM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • Isn't Clyburn also the man who said Republican Governors — who refused to accept the “Stimulus money” were racist? Didn't he say that was “a slap in the face to African-Americans.”?


    Answer by dandydiane at 8:52 AM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • I heard a commentator say this morning that because we now have Obama as president it's becoming impossible for democrats and liberals to continue claiming this country's a racist country so now they're grasping at every single thing they can, no matter how obscure or small to keep it on the front burners.

    Answer by BlueCollarMama at 8:53 AM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • Didn't Clyburn attempt to SEGREGATE America by suggestion that the "black belt" is in more need of this money than other races.
    What is the black belt? Isn't that a racist remark? If a white Congressman had said that?

    Answer by dandydiane at 8:54 AM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • He is a shining example of a person who likes to see everyone else as racist and bigoted, all the while spouting racist, bigoted, and biased crap himself.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 8:55 AM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • "[H]e happens to be a millionaire ... He may not need help for the plantation his family owns, but the people whose grandparents and great-grandparents worked those plantations need the help" in the form of federal money.
    ---James Clyburn

    Answer by dandydiane at 9:04 AM on Apr. 21, 2010

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