These days it is extremely difficult to find an honest Democrat. I can name Evan Bayh. There are many, many honest and honorable blacks, but almost none of the go into politics. It is hard for those raised in a one party plantation culture being taught one party prejudices and hates. It is hard to learn truth in such cultures. To be “the Man” requires stealth and timely circumventions of what is true. Lying becomes so commonplace it becomes a way of every day give and take.
Do many Americans know how heroic those in the black community truly are who rise above the deceit and con-artistry which pass as honor and truth in the inner city black community?
Make a list of American black politicians for yourselves. Star which ones you find honor driven. Double star those who openly express their brand of racism. Triple star those who are in, have been in, or are going to jail. Include those who should be in jail….and explain why, and why they aren’t in jail.
Check out the communities which they are supposed to represent. And then, in all honesty with a touch of reality, explain who is responsible for such corruption. Which race? Which political party?
Or perhaps the representatives of these communities well represent the culture from whence they come? Why has so much dishonor befallen this American community which in my youth was far poorer in possessions than today, but was emanately honorable and trustworthy?
There are many heroes in America these days. Outside of the American military, most on my list are American blacks……..all of whom have risen above the baseness stoked by 50 years of failed leftwing Democrat policies and actions, consisting mostly of bribes and phony promises concocted by white politicians. Admittedly some folks were well meaning, but most plans were based on handouts to secure votes.
Now we have Congressman Clyburn of South Carolina stirring a common and often used pot of porridge.
The following comes from today’s powerline:
Democratic Congressmen walking through Saturday’s antiObamacare rally at the Capitol have charged that they were subjected to racist and bigoted epithets by protesters. Andrew Breitbart does a great job of summarizing the circumstantial evidence that these charges are bogus.
Rep. Clyburn is a member of Nancy Pelosi’s House leadership team, the highest ranking black House member, and a past master of deploying the race card. In 2008 Clyburn was a key participant in the Obama team’s efforts to racialize the primary campaign. Princeton Professor Sean Wilentz provided this useful account at the time:
Once again — and for the last time — the Democratic primary campaign has moved into a southern state, North Carolina, with a large African American population as well as a considerable university and college town liberal vote. Once again, the Barack Obama campaign and its supporters, fresh from a stinging defeat, are trying to stir up false accusations that Hillary Clinton and her campaign have cynically injected racial animosities into the campaign.
The latest round of charges about the Clintons have come from a familiar source, Representative James Clyburn of South Carolina, the highest-ranking black leader in Congress. In January, after the Obama campaign suffered stunning defeats in New Hampshire and Nevada, Rep. Clyburn, although nominally uncommitted, joined a chorus of concerted complaint about Hillary Clinton’s supposed denigration of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his contributions to the 1964 Civil Rights Act because of her observation that President Lyndon Johnson had played a crucial part in guiding its passage. (Clinton’s actual remarks, rarely reported, praised King enormously and were historically accurate.)
Clyburn then jumped on flimsy accusations that former President Bill Clinton had supposedly made subtle racial remarks by calling Obama’s claim to unwavering opposition to administration policy in Iraq a “fairy tale,” and by likening Obama’s eventual victory in South Carolina to those of Jesse Jackson in 1984 and 1988. (The first had nothing whatsoever to do with race: Obama had said in 2004, 2005 and 2006 that he didn’t know how he would have voted on Authorization for the Use of Military Force in Iraq because as a state senator he had no access to the intelligence, and Obama voted consistently for war funding as a U.S. senator. On the second matter — again, rarely reported in full — Bill Clinton’s remark was delivered as part of his praise of Obama’s campaign in every state, and Jackson himself publicly deemed it inoffensive.) Clinton had apparently done his wife’s campaign a lot of good with his work in New Hampshire and Nevada; but the targeted attack on him had the double effect of marginalizing him while advancing the race-baiter charges.
In a radio interview Bill Clinton defended himself and said the Obama campaign had “played the race card on [him].” Wilentz’s 2008 post has more on Clyburn, all of it worth reading in light of current events.
As Wilentz notes, Clyburn was a protagonist in dealing the race card on behalf of Obama against Clinton in 2008. When Clinton complained about having the race card played on him, he himself was an expert on its use and knew what he was talking about. Breitbart demonstrates that Clyburn et al. are at it again, this time against the opponents of Obamacare.