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  • Justice and race: Congressman talks about verdict in Florida case during Paterson service

    02/17/2014 3:36:44 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    northjersey.com ^ | February 17, 2014 | LINDA MOSS
    A day after a Florida jury deadlocked on a murder charge in the so-called "loud music" trial, the highest-ranking African-American member of Congress said the case is more proof that race does matter in America — and in its courtrooms. Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina, the House's assistant Democratic leader, made the remarks Sunday after serving as a guest speaker, celebrating Black History Month, at St. Luke Baptist Church in Paterson, the city where he spent his summers working as a teenager and later got married. Sunday would have been the 19th birthday of Jordan Davis, who was killed...
  • Clyburn (RAT-SC): Most Dem defectors wanted to 'insulate themselves against sound bites'

    11/17/2013 3:48:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/13 | Cameron Joseph
    Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (D-S.C.) on Sunday said most House Democrats who broke with their party and voted for a GOP-backed health insurance bill did so to "insulate themselves against sound bites." Almost 40 House Democrats voted on Friday for a Republican-led bill to to allow everyone to keep their health insurance, regardless of that plan's quality, splitting with President Obama and their party leadership. Most hail from competitive House districts, and Clyburn says that's the reason they backed the bill. "What you saw with those 39 people, maybe nine people had real serious concerns. The fact of the...
  • Rep. Clyburn Likens American Media To Nazi Propagandists

    08/22/2013 2:21:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 22, 2013 | Blake Neff
    Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the third-ranking House Democrat, on Wednesday accused the U.S. media of spreading "manufactured controversies" that pose dangers similar to the propaganda spread by the Nazis during the Holocaust.
  • Rep. James Clyburn: Dems ‘will be running’ on ObamaCare in 2014

    08/12/2013 9:00:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/12/2013 | Keith Laing
    The House assistant Democratic leader said on Sunday that his party will campaign on President Obama’s controversial healthcare law in 2014. “We will be running on ObamaCare in 2014,” Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “In fact, we set it up to run on it in 2014,” he continued. “We fully expect to run on it; we expect to win on it. The American people will be the winner.” Clyburn noted that major provisions of the law are expected to go into effect on Oct. 1 and Jan. 1, 2014, leaving Democrats...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 11 August 2013

    08/11/2013 5:17:54 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 112 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 11 August 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows August 11th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Steve King, R-Iowa; Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; Anu Bhagwati, executive director, Service Women's Action Network.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Reps. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., and Peter King, R-N.Y.; Michael Hayden, a former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency.THIS WEEK (ABC): Edward Snowden's father, Lon; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; Reps. Ed Royce, R-Calif., Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, and Louie Gohmert, R-Texas; Donald Trump.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN):...
  • Pelosi, top House Dems to dine with Obama

    05/08/2013 4:36:23 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 65 replies
    AP ^ | 5/8/13 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama has invited House Democratic leaders to dinner Wednesday at a hotel near the White House. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California will attend the private dinner, along with the No. 2 and No. 3 Democrats in the House, congressmen Steny Hoyer of Maryland and James Clyburn of South Carolina. The top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, Maryland's Chris Van Hollen, will be there, plus the chair of the House Democrat's campaign arm, Steve Israel of New York.
  • New American Food-Stamp Plantation is a SNAP

    07/16/2012 5:51:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2012 | Star Parker
    The House Agriculture Committee has reported out its version of a new farm bill that will cut $16.5 billion over 10 years from funding of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), once known as food stamps. The cuts in the House bill exceed those in the Senate bill by $12 billion. Sixteen-and-a-half billion dollars over a decade amount to a whopping 2 percent cut in SNAP program expenditures, which last year alone came to $78 billion. At a time when we are running trillion-dollar annual federal budget deficits, it's hard to see a 2 percent cut in any large spending program...
  • Clyburn: Romney Reminiscent Of Racists Who Kept Rosa Parks In Back Of Bus

    01/16/2012 6:15:29 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How pathetic. Jim Clyburn chose Martin Luther King Day to smear Mitt Romney with the shop-worn charge of racism. Straining absurdly to make his accusation, the South Carolina Dem, appearing on Al Sharpton's MSNBC show, somehow managed to equate Romney's criticism of the politics of envy with the people who sought to keep Rosa Parks in the back of the bus.
  • Love would 'take apart' Congressional Black Caucus if elected in Utah's 4th District

    01/16/2012 8:58:06 AM PST · by Baynative · 36 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Jan 5, 2012 | Dennis Romboy
    If elected in November, Love would be the first black Republican woman in Congress and Utah's first black representative. She said she would join the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, D.C., should she win. "Yes, yes. I would join the Congressional Black Caucus and try to take that thing apart from the inside out," she said.
  • Rep. Clyburn: Cain's 'Princess Nancy' comment 'unbecoming of a Southern gentleman'

    11/10/2011 12:30:41 PM PST · by freespirited · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/10/11 | Geneva Sands-Sadowitz
    Rep. James Clyburn (D‑S.C.) said Thursday that Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain's reference to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as "Princess Nancy" was "disrespectful" and "unbecoming." During Wednesday's CNBC debate Cain said Pelosi, who in the last Congress served as House Speaker, had held up a healthcare bill that should have been passed. "Princess Nancy sent it to committee and it stayed there. It never came out. H.R. ... 3,000 allows the decision to be with the doctors and the patients, not with the bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.," said Cain. Cain was discussing his ideas for reforming the healthcare...
  • Clyburn hopes to use supercommittee post to tackle growing wealth gap ("tithing")

    08/14/2011 5:30:39 AM PDT · by maggief · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 13, 2011 | Mike Lillis
    A leading House Democrat is hoping to use his prestigious seat on the deficit-cutting supercommittee to close the growing gully that divides the rich and the poor in America. Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) said the recent debate over slashing spending and reducing deficits has all but ignored the toll those cuts could exact on lower income folks, particularly in minority communities. Clyburn – the third-ranking House Democrat and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) – is vowing to use his perch on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to tackle the nation's enormous wealth gap. "In 1963,...
  • Several Democrats wasting no time abusing their super committee appointments

    08/11/2011 8:47:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/11/11 | Amanda Carey
    Some Democratic members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, tasked with identifying $1.5 trillion in spending cuts, have become the subject of criticism, but their appointments were only finalized Thursday. Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, and Reps. James Clyburn of South Carolina and Xavier Becerra of California are already being targeted for circumstances that could compromise their abilities to negotiate. Becerra, for example, wasted no time before using his appointment as a fundraising tool for his own campaign.
  • VIDEO: Dem Congressman: Obama Doesn't Have "Time" For Debt Negotiations

    06/24/2011 7:17:04 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 30 replies
    Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) tells FOX News why President Obama can't come to the debt meetings between Democrats and Republicans: "The president has much more to do with his time, and that's why you have a Vice President."
  • Racism to blame for Obama's problems, key Democrat says

    05/25/2011 9:32:19 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 118 replies
    McClatchy ^ | May 25, 2011 | James Rosen
    House Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking African-American in Congress, on Wednesday blamed most of President Barack Obama's political problems on racism. Clyburn, who's from South Carolina and is a close ally of the president, offered his views in response to a question about Obama's re-election prospects next year. "I think they're improving every day," Clyburn said. "I think the president has been a good president, a great commander in chief." Clyburn, who met his wife at a 1960 court hearing after spending a night in jail for having engaged in a civil rights protest in Orangeburg, S.C., then...
  • Farrakhan's appearance in Pittsburgh stirring controversy (with James Clyburn)

    03/09/2011 12:26:23 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | March 9, 2011 | Anya Sostek
    Nationally syndicated radio host Bev Smith compares the Rev. Louis Farrakhan with Martin Luther King. Local Jewish leader David Ainsman likens him to a Nazi. And those diverging views are creating quite a bit of controversy. Rev. Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, is scheduled to speak Friday night at a town hall meeting organized by Ms. Smith on the subject of "The Disappearing Black Community." He was originally going to appear along with U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., and civil rights leader Melanie Campbell. Rev. Farrakhan's planned speech has drawn criticism from both local and national Jewish groups,...
  • Rep. Clyburn Says "Double Barrel" After Denouncing Violent Rhetoric (video)

    01/13/2011 10:42:21 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 37 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 13, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) has been an outspoken critic of the use of so-called violent or vitriolic political rhetoric. Specifically, he has bemoaned references to targeting candidates or any type of reference to guns. On MSNBC this afternoon he said President Obama had to put on a "double barrel" effort at last night's memorial service in Arizona.
  • Clyburn: Palin Intellectually Unable To 'Understand What's Going On' (AUDIO)

    01/12/2011 3:20:11 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 59 replies
    TPM ^ | 1/12/2011 | TPM
    In her response to the tragic shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and 19 others in Arizona, Sarah Palin criticized journalists for manufacturing a "blood libel" against her. On a radio program this morning, Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (D-SC) said that the former Alaska Governor "just can't seem to get it." "You know, Sarah Palin just can't seem to get it, on any front. I think she's an attractive person, she is articulate," Clyburn said on the Bill Press radio show, according to The Hill. "But I think intellectually, she seems not to be able to understand what's going...
  • Clyburn: Palin intellectually unable 'to understand what's going on here'

    01/12/2011 8:21:06 AM PST · by Qbert · 139 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/12/2010 | Michael O'Brien
    A House Democratic leader on Wednesday lashed out at Sarah Palin, accusing the former Alaska governor of being intellectually incapable of understanding why she's faced criticism related to the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.). Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (S.C.) said that Palin had missed the point by releasing a statement Wednesday morning blasting the media for "blood libel" for looking to assign blame in part to her rhetoric after the attempted assassination of Giffords last weekend. "You know, Sarah Palin just can't seem to get it, on any front. I think she's an attractive person, she is articulate,"...
  • Washington’s top five most ridiculous reactions to the Arizona shooting

    01/12/2011 2:26:25 AM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/12/11 | Chris Moody
    It’s a well-worn mantra in politics to never let a crisis go to waste, so it comes as little surprise that public officials and the chattering class are wasting no time in dusting off some of their wilder ideas in the aftermath of the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona.With only a few days detached from the national tragedy, here’s the list of the top five most ridiculous proposals already floated by your national leaders and thinkers.1. Encase the entire House and Senate floor with Plexiglass so the tourists can’t throw things at members of Congress Tourists (who reportedly don’t smell...
  • Rep. Clyburn: "Reading Of The Constitution" Egged On Conduct Of AZ Shooting (audio)

    01/10/2011 10:27:59 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 62 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 9, 2011
    "All [of] this stuff taking place in the Chambers the other day, when the Constitution was being read -- all that stuff is uncalled for," Rep. Clyburn (D-SC) told the Ed Schultz radio program. Clyburn says there may be a "direct link" between Sharron Angle's "Second Amendment remedies" comment and the reading of the Constitution with the attempted murder of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords over the weekend. Clyburn also said GOP members "egging on" demonstrators last year was "uncalled for." It is believed he is referring to protests against health care reform that occurred last year on Capitol Hill. "We ought...
  • Dem Leader Clyburn Ties AZ Shooting To Sharron Angle Statement

    01/09/2011 7:06:32 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 81 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Citing no evidence that the Arizona shooter had ever heard of Sharron Angle of Nevada or her remarks about Second Amdendment remedies, a top Dem leader has nevertheless tied the shootings to Angle's statement. Rep. James Clyburn, third in the House Dem leadership, made his allegation on Fox News Sunday today. He began with a general statment, then made a specific accusation. JAMES CLYBURN: I think that what is happened here is that the vitriol has gotten so elevated until people feel emboldened by this. And people who are a little less than stable, and people aren't thinking for themselves...
  • Democrat Whip Says 2010 Midterm Losses Had “Nothing to do with Nancy Pelosi” – Video

    11/09/2010 6:29:20 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 19 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 9, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Democrat House Minority Whip Jim Clyburn actually telling the Morning Joe crew on MSNBC that Democrats believe their huge Midterm Election losses “had nothing to do with Nancy Pelosi” or her leadership. Mark Halperin was just incredulous, even asking at the end of the segment, “nothing” – “zero?” Clyburn refused to answer, and after a rather long, awkward pause, Joe Scarborough answered for Clyburn – “No.” The Democrats want to blame their losses on the economy alone. They can’t bring themselves to face the possibility that Americans have fundamentally rejected their far-Left agenda. That’s okay. Keep...
  • Progressive leaders back Clyburn over Hoyer for minority whip post

    11/09/2010 3:04:15 AM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/8/2010 | Russell Berman
    Both House leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus are throwing their support behind Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) in his race against Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) for minority whip. "I support Mr. Clyburn. They both have been effective leaders, but Jim Clyburn is our whip, and he’s been a good whip,” the co-chairwoman of the caucus, Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), told The Hill. Woolsey said the group’s co-chairman, Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), was also backing Clyburn, although the caucus as a whole was not taking a position in the intra-party battle. “We’ll be working it [for Clyburn], but not for the...
  • MSNBC's Matthews Mistakes One Black Congressman For Another

    11/08/2010 2:44:29 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 30 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 8, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews confuses Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) for Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC). Both are black Democratic congressmen. Matthews is famously known for saying he "forgot" President Obama "was black" during his State of the Union address this year.
  • Matthews Confuses Cummings For Clyburn

    11/08/2010 3:29:53 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What is it with MSNBC hosts and their inability to keep prominent African-Americans straight? As NewsBuster Kyle Drennen noted, last year Contessa Brewer confused Jesse Jackson with Al Sharpton. Tonight it was Chris Matthews' turn. Introducing Dem congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the Hardball host called him "Congressman Clyburn," a reference to James Clyburn of South Carolina, currently engaged in a Dem leadership fight with Steny Hoyer. View video here.
  • Schultz: Don't Blame Me—I Got Impeachment Conspiracy From Clyburn

    11/04/2010 6:44:21 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On his MSNBC show this evening, Ed Schultz—evidently stung by our item of last evening noting his obsession with the loony notion that Republicans are plotting to impeach Pres. Obama—repeatedly returned to the subject, mentioning that "blogs" had accused him of being "obsessed" with the idea. His defense? He didn't come up with the nutty notion himself. He got it from . . . Dem congressman Jim Clyburn. Oy, Ed. Don't tell us you're buying into theories spun by conspiracy-meister Clyburn? The same fellow who weaved another nutty notion: that Republicans had deviously induced Dem primary voters to nominate the...
  • Rep. Clyburn: Black Vote Will Be "Secret Weapon" For Democrats

    10/14/2010 5:39:44 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 55 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 14, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    House Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) says he really believes the black vote will be the "secret weapon" for Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections. "The black vote is, in fact, significantly engaged," he said on MSNBC.
  • Rep. Clyburn: Congress Will Investigate Chamber Of Commerce (video)

    10/08/2010 9:54:56 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 20 replies · 1+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 8, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) says Congress will investigate the money that goes to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, however it won't take place between now and November 2nd.
  • Will Congress Kill Volunteer Fire Departments?

    06/30/2010 4:35:12 AM PDT · by chickadee · 56 replies
    Human Events ^ | 6-29-10 | Robert B. Bluey
    Volunteer fire departments are about as American as apple pie. But under legislation moving quickly in Congress, this staple of American life could soon be a thing of the past. House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D.-S.C.) wants to include the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act as part of the war supplemental coming before the House this week. The bill forces state and local governments to collectively bargain with police, firefighters and emergency workers. Its critics say it would compel volunteer firefighters to join unions, threatening the survival of America's nearly 26,000 volunteer fire departments. The act would affect some states...
  • James Clyburn Claims 'Hacking' Behind Alvin Greene's Surprise Win in S.C. Senate Race

    06/15/2010 9:24:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies · 1,232+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 06/15/2010
    Hackers must be behind Senate candidate Alvin Greene's victory in the South Carolina Democratic primary last week, Rep. James Clyburn claimed in an interview with Fox News on Tuesday. Trying to account for how a candidate who had no money and no campaign infrastructure was able to pull out a victory over a well-funded local lawmaker in a statewide race, the powerful South Carolina Democrat said the touch-screen voting machines used by the state are notoriously unreliable. Without citing evidence, Clyburn said the voting machines could have been compromised. "I believe there was some hacking done into that computer," Clyburn...
  • Sen Clyburn On Greene Win: "Great Possibility" Someone Tampered With Machines

    06/15/2010 5:24:18 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 87 replies · 1,492+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 15, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) says US Senate candidate Alvin Greene's (D-SC) win in last week's primary race is highly suspicious. Clyburn says South Carolina used voting machines that all other states rejected. In fact, they were bought from Louisiana, he said. "Something went wrong with these machines," Clyburn said. "They were very unreliable," he added. "All you need is a magnet" to compromise the machines, Rep. Clyburn said. Who would have a motive? "The motive could very well be to embarass the Democratic party. This could be embarassing if we do not get it worked out. Or this could be...
  • Why the 17th Amendment was a bad idea

    06/14/2010 5:11:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 546+ views
    Steven Givler Online ^ | June 14, 2010 | Steven Givler
    Why the 17th Amendment was a bad idea The 17th Amendment to the US Constitution allowed for direct election by the voters of their senators. Never mind that the Founding Fathers foresaw that was a bad idea - onward in our rush toward democracy! (something else the Founders knew to be a mistake) Not only does direct election of senators lead those senators to compete in confiscating and redistributing wealth in order to buy votes, but there's also the distinct possibility that, (Hm, how can I put this delicately?) if a significant portion of the electorate in your state is...
  • YOU Lie: Rep. Clyburn (D) Implies Alvin Greene Is A Plant Involved With Rep. Joe Wilson (R)

    06/14/2010 11:45:14 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 43 replies · 992+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 14, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    "I have a little more than suspicions," Rep. Clyburn (D-SC) said of his idea that US Senate candidate Alvin Greene (D-SC) is a plant. Rep. Clyburn went on to say the man who managed the campaign of Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) also managed the campaign of his [Clyburn's] opponent and Democrat Alvin Greene. "We see that Joe Wilson, the Republican congressman -- who I asked the House to censure for disrupting the President's speech -- his campaign manager was managing my opponent's campaign and so they were running my opponent's campaign, Alvin Greene's campaign and Ben Frasier, down in the...
  • Clyburn wants feds to probe SC Senate candidate (Alvin Greene)

    06/10/2010 2:42:24 PM PDT · by conimbricenses · 73 replies · 2,282+ views
    AP ^ | Meg Kinnard
    The No. 3 Democrat in the U.S. House called on federal authorities Thursday to investigate how an unemployed South Carolina military veteran won the state's Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. "Here is Alvin Greene, unemployed, he goes into the Democratic headquarters and pays $10,000. That's no little bit of money for an unemployed person," House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., said. "This guy, who is he? Where did he come from?"
  • VIDEO: Dem Majority Whip: Tea Party Outrage Based On Obama's Race

    05/06/2010 6:35:23 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 51 replies · 895+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 6, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    WASHINGTON POST: How worried are you about the violent elements of the tea party-ization of the country. Are you worried about the president's security? Are you worried about your own security as a black leader? REP. JAMES CLYBURN (R-SC): Not one bit. . . . People are going to look back on this health care and they're going to wonder: "Why did people resist this so?" And I think that people will look back on the presidency of Barack Obama and they're going to say, "I wonder why so many people had so many anxious moments when they elected the...
  • James Clyburn: Sarah Palin, Republicans 'Aiding and Abetting Terrorism' Against Democrats

    03/24/2010 2:44:57 PM PDT · by kristinn · 86 replies · 2,435+ views
    Wednesday, March 24, 2010 | Kristinn
    Speaking on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) accused former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Republican Congressmen of aiding and abetting what he called "terrorism" against Democrats for their support of the enslavement of the American people through the government takeover of healthcare.Clyburn singled out Palin for using "crosshair" symbols on a map of Democrats targeted for defeat on her Facebook page.The Anchorage Daily News reports liberals everywhere are hitting the fainting couches over Palin's rhetoric on Twitter where she urged supporters, "Don't Retreat, Instead-RELOAD!".Clyburn accused his Republican colleagues of aiding and abetting terrorism...
  • Clyburn: 'Magic number on healthcare reform is 50, not 60'; measure not dead

    01/20/2010 2:57:18 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 23 replies · 1,123+ views
    The Hill ^ | 01/20/10 | Michael O'Brien
    Healthcare reform legislation is "not dead by any means," Democrats' third-ranking leader in the House emphasized Wednesday. Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) struck a confident pose about the prospects for healthcare reform in the Senate as Democrats scramble to put together plans to pass healthcare legislation after their special election loss Tuesday in Massachusetts. "It's not dead by any means," Clyburn said during an appearance on CNBC. Clyburn made a direct reference to budget reconciliation, a parliamentary maneuver allowing Democrats to sidestep the filibuster rules in the Senate requiring 60 votes to move forward with a piece of legislation.
  • Clyburn Seems To Say 'Negro' Now Okay

    01/11/2010 5:07:17 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies · 1,049+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Somebody owes Rush Limbaugh a big apology. Remember all the flak he took over his 'Barack The Magic Negro' parody--which was riffing off an LA Times op-ed by a black author which used the same term? Turns out, using "Negro" isn't objectionable. Don't take my word for it. Ask Rep. James Clyburn, former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and current House Majority Whip. Clyburn made his surprising statement on this evening's Ed Show in the course of defending Harry Reid's "negro dialect" dictum. View video here.
  • Clyburn will support bill without public option (barf alert)

    12/28/2009 6:46:39 AM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 3 replies · 335+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 27, 2009 | Jordan Fabian
    The House's third-ranking Democrat said Sunday that he can support a healthcare reform bill without a public option. House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) -- a proponent of a government-run public plan -- said that he could back the bill as long as it creates more choice and competition in the insurance industry and reduces costs. "It's of no consequence" whether it's done via the public option or not. Asked on CBS' "Face the Nation" if he could back a bill without the public plan, he said "Yes, sir, I can. Because why did we do-- why do we want...
  • House Majority Whip James Clyburn "The Magic Number Is 50 To Pass Health Care" (Video)

    10/30/2009 6:00:25 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 6 replies · 404+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 10/30/09 | talkradio03
    Here we start down that road of Democrats (leaders) starting to talk about only needing 50 votes, this from NakedEmperor, Clyburn on Air America radio yesterday...(Video)
  • VIDEO: Clyburn Announces Health Care Surcharge For Rich

    10/29/2009 6:19:15 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 30 replies · 859+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 29, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Rep. James Clyburn says couples who make more than a million dollars a year and individuals that make more than $500,000 a year will pay a surcharge for health care. He says there will be a "small increase" in their income taxes that will "take them back a ways."
  • Matthews: 'Reparations Make Sense'

    06/19/2009 5:38:15 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 65 replies · 1,558+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    My headline might have buried the lede. On the one hand, it's catchy to hear Chris Matthews proclaim his belief that reparations for slavery "make sense." But in the grand scope of things, one more liberal pundit coming out for reparations might be small potatoes. Perhaps the bigger story was the statement on this evening's Hardball by Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC). The former head of the Congressional Black Caucus revealed that he saw nationalized health care as a part of reparations. View video here.
  • Racial Tensions to Increase, Not Disappear Under Obama

    02/22/2009 4:43:45 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 19 replies · 666+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 2/22/09 | Purple Mountains
    Because I am a loyal and proud American and because, I believe, I am a person of goodwill, the post I have written here causes me much distress. I did not support Obama, and I do not support the left-wing ideas he wishes to advance; for example, I want him to fail in his ideas to impose a national healthcare program or to spread the wealth through federal coercion. On the other hand, I do not want him to fail in taking steps to bring us out of the housing, banking and credit crisis we are in, nor do I...
  • Rep. Clyburn has strong words for Gov. Mark Sanford [accuses GOP of racism for opposing Porkulus]

    02/19/2009 2:50:17 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies · 1,759+ views
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Representative James Clyburn held a roundtable meeting to discuss how the newly-signed stimulus package will affect South Carolina. He said not only would it create jobs, but also repair roads and bridges around the state. Clyburn also had some strong comments for Gov. Mark Sanford on why he thinks he opposed the stimulus. "The governor of Louisiana expressed opposition. Has the highest African-American population in the country. Governor of Mississippi expressed opposition. The governor of Texas, and the governor of South Carolina. These four governor's represent states that are in the black belt. I was insulted...
  • Caption Pelosi and fellow hooligans proudly displaying the financial bailout bill

    10/30/2008 6:23:31 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 25 replies · 655+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 10/30/08 | staff
    "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (C) holds aloft the $700 billion financial bailout bill after she signed it, in an attempt to provide relief for the current financial and banking crisis, at the US Capitol in Washington, October 3, 2008. Also pictured are: Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) (Back row, L-R), Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) and Rep. John Larson (D-CT)."
  • Blame Game: Lauer Calls Clyburn Out

    09/30/2008 5:42:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies · 510+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Let's award a point of light to Matt Lauer. On this morning's Today, he called out Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) for calling for an end to the blame game . . . right after the congressman blamed John McCain for failing to rally his Arizona troops to vote for the bailout. But that didn't stop Clyburn from continuing to try to pin the tail on the elephant. JAMES CLYBURN: We promised 50% of our caucus; they promised 50% of their caucus, or their conference. We produced 60%, and they produced 33%. MATT LAUER: Yeah, but in fairness, Congressman Clyburn, the...
  • Clinton Supporters Flood Office With Hate Calls

    06/04/2008 10:09:34 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 63 replies · 90+ views
    Fox News ^ | 06/04/08 | FOXNews.com Staff
    An angry and upset Rep. James Clyburn said Wednesday that his office has been deluged with nasty phone calls with racial overtones since his endorsement of Barack Obama a day earlier. Clyburn told FOX News Radio’s “Brian and the Judge” that the callers identified themselves as Hillary Clinton supporters. Clyburn, an African-American and the third ranking House Democrat, said a white intern in his office was so upset by the calls that she had to be consoled by other workers and left the office early. “We got more vitriolic, nasty phone calls, really racially tinged phone calls in my congressional...
  • Political expediency

    09/01/2007 10:39:53 AM PDT · by CampusKing · 4 replies · 480+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 31, 2007 | Alan Nathan
    If we don't wave the white flag fast enough in Iraq, we'll get stuck with a victory and nothing could set a worse precedent — at least for those like House Majority Whip James Clyburn, South Carolina Democrat.
  • Democrats Strategize on How to Cast the U.S. Troop Surge in Iraq as Failure (Rats spinning)

    08/23/2007 9:18:14 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 32 replies · 1,298+ views
    foxnews ^ | 8/23/2007 | fox news
    WASHINGTON — Congressional Democratic leaders are aggressively strategizing a new offensive against the Bush administration's management of the Iraq war as more and more anti-war lawmakers publicly acknowledge successes ahead of a key White House progress report. Aware of the trouble Iraqi progress could mean for Democrats at home — House Whip James Clyburn recently said if the surge were successful, it would be "a real problem for us" — a revised set of talking points is being worked up by Democrats that declares the escalation of troops in Iraq has not been successful despite White House claims otherwise. That...
  • Blue Dogs barking

    08/09/2007 7:10:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 1,062+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 9, 2007 | Masthead Editorial
    For the first time during 110th Congress, the Blue Dog Coalition — a 47-member grouping of self-described moderate and conservative Democrats — defied House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic leadership on a critical national security issue: Saturday night's vote on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), where 41 dissident Democrats, nearly all of them Blue Dogs, provided the margin of victory for President Bush on the issue of terrorist surveillance. Thanks to the Blue Dogs, the administration's commonsense proposal to clarify that FISA permits U.S. intelligence agencies to monitor telephone calls made by foreign terrorist suspects outside the United...