On Friday the Huffington Post interviewed Rep. Jim Clyburn on the latest Supreme Court’s hearing on the Voting Rights Act and he had some harsh words for conservative Justice Antonin Scalia saying that his criticism of the landmark civil rights legislation is rooted in the fact that he is “white and proud.” During last week’s hearings Scalia said that the 1965 legislation created a “racial entitlement” that is very difficult to get out through “the normal political process.” Clyburn compared these remarks to what he experienced growing up in South Carolina, saying that he developed an immunity
Clyburn and most of the old marchers in the Civil Rights establishment who were definitely on the side of the angels in 1955-65 have turned into racists just as virulent as those they opposed back then. So too have editorial pages in many big cities. What a shame. There won´t be true racial equality until black racists have been as ostracized as thoroughly--and held to the same moral standards--as Klansmen of old. If you scratch the surface, there isn´t much difference between them.
Whatever its origin, racism stinks, and I´m sick of it. (Are you listening, Mr. President? I thought not.)
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get er done, 3/2/2013 8:55:13 PM (No. 9205289)
Jim, you are a blooming idiot. Justice Scalia is an Italian Catholic whose family emigrated through Ellis Island. There was a time that Italians were not considered to be "white" or white enough, and Catholics were discriminated against.
Jim, members of your race, Barack Hussein Obama and his cabal, have been given an opportunity to govern, to lead our fair land, and they are trying to destroy America. Affirmative action has failed, and minorities stupidly bite the hands of taxpayers who feed them.
I am half Italian and damned proud to be both "white" and Catholic.
You are an embarassment to our country and to your state. Stop whining and race baiting and do something to reduce the self-inflicted crime, murder, poverty and out of wedlock births among your own people.
Where does Clyburn get license to make such charges? He does not know what is in Justice Scalia´s heart and mind. There has never been evidence of racism from Justice Scalia - EVER. However, malicious charges like this can be made by fools like this.
I am #7 too, and getting damn tired of the BS race card crap. Anymore we have bent over backwards for every group that comes crying as some new minority and claims special rights and wants reparations. Time for this to Stop!
I second everyone else´s absolute outrage. Top conservatives, even elected Republicans, need to step behind a mike and express THEIR outrage. Justice Scalia is one of our champions. This racism needs to be addressed by our side. Why do Republicans stay silent when the left savages Justices Thomas and now Scalia.
So, Jim, with your uncanny and uncommon ability to "know what... lurks in the hearts of men," would you explain the 1-man-in-3 having a felony conviction? The 70%-75% illegitimacy rate? The wholesale cratering of "academic performance," all of which so oddly "happen" track with a certain population cohort? Jim?
#18, not all that uncommon among whites either or any other race for that matter. Stuff like this is why I don´t tell more people about this usually wonderful forum. Sweeping statements reflect badly on all of us. I prefer to leave that kind of thinking to leftists.
Anyway, it´s a shame that many civil rights "heroes" were bought off by the Democrat Party & took kickbacks & influence from their new masters in exchange for selling out their people & making sure they´re kept slaves to the Dems. Clyburn, Jackson & several others sold their souls for personal gain. MLK was no saint, but he had 1000 times more integrity than these guys (who I believe were in on his assassination with the Dems). I know he is rolling over in his grave. Sadly, King´s family (except his neice, Alveda) also sold out his memory for quick money too.
#28 actually there is an average gap of 15 points between whites and blacks. the typical American black still scores below 75 percent of American whites on most standardized tests. On some tests the typical American black scores below more than 85 percent of whites.
#32, that seems to have been Hank Johnson, a Democrat from Lithonia, Georgia. I just looked up what he said. ´´This is a[n] island that at its widest level is what ... twelve miles from shore to shore? And at its smallest level ... uh, smallest location ... it´s seven miles between one shore and the other? . . . about seven miles wide at the least widest place...´´ Somehow, I´d guess Justice Scalia would be able to speak the English language better than that. Many Americans are proud of him for his ability to serve our nation so very well, and that has nothing to do with the color of his skin.
#33, you forget that most blacks live in inner city urban areas or very poor rural areas controlled by Democrats who have intentionally destroyed their educational system and through leftist policies have broken up their nuclear families. There is no way to honestly evaluate their intelligence (or even potential) using those tests when the odds have been deliberately stacked against them. They are taught NOT to think for themselves and they are not given any critical thinking skills in school. This has been going on for generations.
Thanks, Jim Clyburn, for exhibiting the barking-moonbat craziness of most of the libtards infesting our US Congress. Your mindless rant is an excellent example of the lunacy of you and your fellow Congressional libtards.
The real story here is a concerted attack on Judge Scalia. Earlier article on Sotomeyer and Kagen followed by attack by Maddow. It will get worse they are sweating the conservative judges throwing out the Voting Rights act that they have used to rig elections in the democrats favor, worst example stopping voter ID laws in southern states last years election .
To the list of minorities, you can add the descendants of the original settlors (white English protestants) who have not been in the majority since we lost so many in the Divil War. I believe there are more German descendants than English.
Remember that new member of Congress sometime ago who was elected from a majority black district? He cared enough for his constituents to try to join the CBC so he could better serve them but the CBC turned him down flat. He was not black. I think he was Asian. Clyburn and his ilk do not care one whit for the average black in this country, only about holding on to their own power base.
Clyburn likely knows that representatives like him can only continue to be elected when the district from which they come has been gerrymandered to insure a candidate of a particular race is elected.
With the assistance of the Department of Justice and bigots like Thomas Perez, many congressional districts will continue to send representatives to Congress based solely on their race, not on their qualifications. Clyburn has racial privilege, and no doubt he likes that very much. For Clyburn, running in a district not determined by racial makeup would cause him to risk losing an election. In Clyburn´s eyes, no doubt, that would just not be fair. For he knows he may not be the best qualified, other than he marched with Dr. King.
Except for its monied leaderhip and weak-minded intellectals, the Left is drawn from and appeals to the worst types of people, like this nasty affirmative action ignoramous Clyburn and Maxine Waters, among many more just like them. Why else would America-haters Soros, Ayres and the others have seen the paydirt potential of the well-spoken if essentialy unqualified Obama, and rushed him up the political ladder to the presidency?
For the most part, whites left racism behind in the 50s and 60s, and raised their kids accordingly. But as I posted above, socialists like Obama and his people have made every effort to bring it back. In effect, making the right pay for the sins of earlier generations of Americans while advancing their leftist political views.
#34: Sorry, but Democrat-controlled bad schools didn´t create the acknowledged gap between various population cohorts.
Yet again, I refer one and all to the Lynn and Vanhanen data. A ready connection to it is at La Griffe du Lion´s "The Smart Fraction and the Wealth of Nations." heck the IQ numbers by countries around the world. Kids from those countries weren´t flown to US toilet cities and giving garbage "educational opportunities."
There´s just far, far too much data pointing to correlation. Far too much.
I´m a proud black man who DIDN´T vote for the idiot we have in the White House. That being said Clyburned is nothing more than an old tired typical black racist democrat. He is in the same mold as leftists morons like Waters, Jackson-Lee, and the rest of those dimwits in the CBC. What this low watt dummy doesn´t get is that he insulted one of the greatest minds on the Supreme Court today. This is what we get folks when the freeloading lo-fos reelect racist meatheads to stink up Congress with their stench. When I tell my fellow blacks this I´m called an Uncle Tom or worse. Most blacks in this country need to wake the heck up and realize that Odumbo, Clyburn, and the CBC do not have our best interests at heart.
Clyborne the same racist that lied and said he and Pelosi were spat upon ..and Brietbart proved him a liar with the $100,000 reward if anyone could prove that charge correct...with tons of video not one could...
Clyborne his a liar and a racist and a shame for those who elected him...disgusting.
I am sick of any group have special status...All Americans are created equal..stop affirmative action..it is a pox on our country and is not constitutional....
This case is to help minorities steal elections in the south ...and they mean to do it in Texas next
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